Ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Beautiful settingPosted Apr 21, 2018
We enjoyed our stay at this historic place that provided us a base for our tours of Florence and Tuscany. The views were breath taking! It took 45 minutes or more down winding roads to get to Florence. The staff was very accommodating.
Posted Mar 20, 2016 on Hotels
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Los Angeles
great help from the front desk..knowledgeable andPosted Oct 5, 2015
Pros: Staff! Roberto very upbeat and knowledgeable and helpful!!!
Cons: Signage, lighting.
Location: Florence!!! By train..great advice!!!
Beautiful but remote location...kind of hard to find...would have loved to take the cooking class but a private class was in session when we arrived. Lovely friendly environment.Could use more signage for office,dining,parking. Lighting on path to apartment too little..Also advise travelers to use mosquito repellent...I had so many bites!! Truffle pasta and wild boar stew amazing...great and well priced wine! thank you . Great place for outdoor enthusiasts!!!
Excellent hotel for peace and quietPosted Jun 13, 2012 on Hotels
This is a fantastic hotel for the money. The room was large and comfortable and the facilities very good including two swimming pools. The accomodation is in blocks spread out around the very nice grounds and the staff were very helpful. The location is a fair way from Florence up in the mountains which makes it peaceful and quiet - just the job. Buffet meal with a man with a guitar on the Thursday was very good. Highly recommended.
Far awayPosted Jun 4, 2012 on Hotels
We booked this hotel thinking it would be an ok commute to Florence to see the sights, it wasn't. We ended up leaving and booking another hotel in Florence.
by Simon Griffin
Room 77 - The room with a view!Posted Apr 27, 2012 on Hotels
This is the room you need... the view is just amazing.
by A verified traveler
close to The MallPosted Apr 26, 2011 on Hotels
Beautiful property....will need more than a night to enjoy the place...
for Otherby A verified traveler from St. Louis
Beautiful place, but difficult to findPosted Apr 20, 2011
Fattoria degli Usignoli is exactly how I had pictured a Tuscan hotel. The grounds were beautiful, and a perfect place to relax. We visited in April so it was quiet except for the workers bustling about getting ready for the tourist season. The owner was accommodating, but quite reserved. The rest of the staff were extremely friendly, especially the girl who served the breakfast area by herself and also helped in the restaurant at night. The breakfast buffet was substantial. In addition to the typical Italian breakfast of a croissant and coffee (which was served with hot, steamed milk in a separate pitcher) were plates of prosciutto cotto, salumi and cheese as well as hard boiled eggs, breads, yogurt, canned fruits, cereal, juice and milk. Nothing exotic, but tasty. The hotel's restaurant is adequate with a nice atmosphere, but not the best food we had in Italy by any means. However, not many other restaurant options close by. Pastas are probably a better choice than sides or main dishes. Gnocci with leeks and pasta with mushrooms were both good. Ribeye steak came sliced over arugula. Flavor was good, but the quality of the meat was not. Our issue with this hotel was finding it after dark. Directions on Google are not the same way the hotel recommends from Florence. After describing where we were, a staff member kindly came to get us in a nearby church parking lot. I would go back now knowing how to get there, but most importantly would make sure my GPS was working!
by A verified traveler from Northern Italy
This is not 4 star qualityPosted Sep 11, 2008
First, if you have any problems walking do not go to this Hotel! You have to park outside the hotel compound and walk up and down for awhile before reaching your room. Room had NO air conditioning, and not even a trash can. The service was also less than desired. Also, our shower door was broken off. To many problems to list. pay a little extra and stay in a real 4 star. By the way, I have lived in Italy for 6 years; so I am aware our the differences in service ratings from Europe and US standards. my wife is also Italian, and she hated this place.
by A verified traveler from Santiago, Chile
Great Villa, but not 4 starPosted Jul 16, 2008
Stayed for three nights at this Hotel in July 2008. Very difficult to find, so have a navigation system. Beautiful property with nice out of the way location. The grounds looked liked a four star, European standards, but the actual room (no aircon, so can be very hot during the day), the breakfast, access to bell boys, etc is more like a two star. Lots of European families stay here, so be prepared for late nights with lots of very loud children. I saw one family wanting to leave beacuse they were kept up all night by children above their room. We did not have this problem, and had two children with us. You must walk down hill to the rooms, so if you are older, it can be difficult, plus over sections of gravel. If you ask, a person will help move your luggage with a small truck. Overall, a good find, and if you are not looking for real 4-5 star standards, a nice place to stay. Oozes character!