Charm & Relaxation
Posted Oct 9, 2015 on Hotels
This was a one-night stay for us en route to Florence, coming from Rome. Absolutely worth the journey. Very private, fabulous restaurant, decent wine selection. While the hotel is a bit dated and needs some touch ups, it was very easy to fall asleep listening to the stillness of the countryside out the window. The pool area was extremely relaxing (although the waterfall feature was broken and there was a rather obnoxious family occupying an entire corner of the deck). A short drive into Siena, I would recommend leaving a bit earlier on your departure day and heading into San Gimignano instead to experience their vibrant arts scene, if that's more of your thing. Ample covered parking in the rear of the hotel. The one drawback was our room was on the ground floor and the A/C was broken throughout the hotel. Being on the ground floor, we could not leave our windows open as the area gets quite "buggy" in the evening hours and didn't want dozens of flies, mosquitoes, etc. buzzing around our room all night. The hotel bathroom showers are also a bit small in size, making it difficult to fully enjoy the full water "spa" feature they offer.