Ratings based on 60 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
by Charles

Great Location

Posted May 3, 2017 on Hotels
The hotel is a short, steep climb outside of Volterra with parking & is ideal for those touring the area.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Oct 2, 2016 on Hotels
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location

Posted Aug 1, 2016
Nice simple hotel. No frills. Clean, polite, steps to Volterra. Lovely staff,
5 out of 5
by ann from pittsburgh

perfect pied a terre in Volterra

Posted Jun 27, 2016 on Hotels
villa set in a peaceful lovely garden, Host just elegant and CHARMING. Perfect for Volterra--2 minute walk to the Etruscan gate, just SO convenient.
5 out of 5
by Daryl

Villa Just Outside the Gates of Volterra

Posted Apr 26, 2016 on Hotels
Villa Porto All'Arco is an old villa that's been converted to a small hotel. Don't come if you're looking for modern amenities. This is more of a trip back in time. You get tall ceilings and original floors from hundreds of years ago. The owners are incredibly nice and helpful. And they serve a great breakfast. Two minor demerits. First, the address didn't show up on our GPS so it was a little difficult to find. Second, it's a five minute walk from the hotel to the main piazza of Volterra. So you'll need to walk to shop, sightsee, or have dinner. But it's a fair trade-off for a large, more open room.
5 out of 5
by Jo from Marietta, Ga.

A wonderful "home away from home"!!!!!

Posted Oct 8, 2015 on Hotels
Loved our hotel stay and the owner Antonelli was "like family"----so friendly and helpful with suggestions for places to visit nearby.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Hilton Head Island, SC

Small establishment with lots of character.

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Pros: Location, character, lovely owners.
Cons: Parking is tight, but given the space allowed, not much can be done.
Location: An excellent restaurant right after the entry into town: Il Poggio. Try the wild boar (cinghiale).
This small hotel, converted from a private villa, is just a short (although steep) walk into the town. The rooms are beautifully decorated and have a cozy, authentic, welcoming atmosphere. The owners are so very friendly and helpful with directions and recommendations. There are several good restaurants just inside the town from the villa, so you don't have to walk far to eat well. Our room faced the street, but there was absolutely no street noise thanks to the good windows and shutters. (The rooms in the back of the villa have a better view of the countryside). Breakfast was excellent (like most breakfasts in Italy!) Parking is on-site, but the lot is a bit small and some cars may be blocked in. Volterra itself is absolutely beautiful, and the entire city can be reached by foot from the hotel. During our stay at the villa, there were visitors from all over the world: a good sign.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 30, 2016 by Antonella, Hotel Management
Thank you very much.
4 out of 5
by Phyllis

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Sep 6, 2015 on Hotels
4 out of 5
by Cherri from Falls Church, VA

Great location and a really nice place to stay

Posted Jun 30, 2015 on Hotels
The hotel was built as a palatial home in 1900, and retains its turn of the century charm. Our room was large, high ceilings, with great views. It was pretty warm, and the AC worked well to cool off the room. The bathroom was a little dated and the shower pretty tiny, but everything else was just fantastic. People couldn't be nicer, although not a lot of English spoken. I would definitely stay there again.
5 out of 5
by Ron

Great place

Posted Jun 25, 2015 on Hotels
Great place