Really helpful & friendly, fantastic location
Posted Jun 29, 2009
This is a lovely hotel located up in the hills to the east of Florence. It makes a fantastic base for those who wish to visit Florence but do not want to be in the hustle and bustle of the city itself. The owners are really friendly and speak good english compared to other hotels we stayed at. They are very helpful and will gladly assist you with any queries, including detailed instructions on how to get to Florence on the train from Sant'Ellero(very recommended as it's quick, cheap (under 3 euros return) and saves having to tackle Florentine traffic (nightmarish). The hotel rooms are very clean and tidy with nice views of the surrounding forest, and for the time of year, the hotel was very quiet. Which, along with the coffee & croissant breakfast and the 20 euro 'all in dinner' (both of which were very nice, however) lead us to think that it may be struggling slightly, due as far as we could see only to the remote location. It would be a great shame if it did close as it was easily the nicest hotel we stayed in in Italy. The only real downside was the fact that the air conditioning was off, but the location up in the hills meant that the temperature was comfortable enough to do without.