The breakfast buffet was very nice and had a selection of meat, cheese, jams etc. The first day there were boiled eggs and the second there weren't and we were disappointed! There was lovely homemade cake both days. Coffee was nothing special, too bad we weren't offered cappuccino. Nice selection of herbal teas though.
Music (classical) was played through a radio, but I would have enjoyed more some Italian music from a CD (maybe the soundtrack of A Room With A View?? :-) for the atmosphere.
The view from the terrace we had our breakfast on was dreamy.
Our room was comfy and clean and roomy and nicely decorated. The lounge was also comfortable, had nice decor and a fireplace.
We are early risers and it was nice to get up and stroll around the gardens before breakfast. Otherwise we didn't "hang around", so we can't say anything about the pool (which was still open in early September) or lounging around during the day there.
The two close towns, Castellina and Rada, were pleasant and we enjoyed strolling around in them.
Our hosts were pleasant enough but weren't exactly "warm". When we asked about a nice place for dinner, we were told there were a lot of good places in town, and nothing more.
Villa Sant?Uberto is located right in the middle of the Chianti Classico area, where the very well-known ?Gallo nero? wine is …More
We spent 4 nights at II Casello Country B&B and stayed in a self-contained apartment. It had everything you could ask for whilst on holidays. It was an ideal place to stay and to use as a base to explore the chianti region. Paolo & Angelica are very welcoming and friendly. They were very helpful with recommendations on places to visit and restaurants. We tried many of Paolo's recommendations and loved them all. Paolo was very helpful in booking restaurants for us and giving us directions. Taco (Paolo and Angelica's dog) was full of energy and we enjoyed having her around. She has a beautiful nature and is quite mischievous.
Traveller from Australia
The Il Casello Country House B&B is a charming, air-conditioned Bed & Breakfast just outside in Chianti , a splendid little …More
Great hotel and staff! Very clean. The food is excellent. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. It's in a quiet town outside of Florence. Perfect for a day trip into the city while still enjoying the peace and quiet of the countryside!
Carlo from uk
What our Hotel can offer: The Hotel "Tenuta il Burchio" has been created in an ancient village from the XVI century …More
I stayed here for 3 nights with my Aunt. We used it as a home base for day trips throughout Tuscany! It's location was perfect, being smack in between Northern and Southern Tuscany (everything is within 2 hours). Only downside, if you don't want to be driving the roads at night (which we didn't) then your only option really is to eat dinner at their restaurant. Good food there, but definitely not three nights worth of fun. It's too unsafe to walk into town and we didn't feel comfortable driving on the unlit windy roads at night. Magdalena was at the front desk and the most amazing host! She was so sweet and helped us plan all of our day trips, giving us great advice always! She was enthusiastic and always wanted to hear about our day. The view from pretty much every room or terrace at the hotel is breathtaking as well!
Emily from Seattle, WA
La Loggia Hotel is located 5 km north of Siena, on the main road Chiantigiana, also known as the road of Chianti. The hotel …More
We returned to the Hotel Casafrassi this summer and invited friends join us there. We are always impressed by the friendly staff, the quality of the accommodation and by the silence of the grounds (even the pool area has an air of tranquility that is not disturbed by the families using it).
Sitting in the gardens in the late evening drinking the Casafrassi's own wines and hearing nothing but the cicadas is idyllic! (Try their new Super-Chianti - it will blow your mind!) To enjoy the distant views of Siena across hillsides covered in grape vines and olive trees is to experience the heart of that very English dream of what Tuscany should be!
Enchanting in every way - a true hidden gem that we shall return to many times in the future.
Kenny from Hornchurch, UK
Converted Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by vineyards and woods, ten kilometres from Siena and 50 kilometres from Florence …More
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