Le Barone was a great choice! Excellent views from its lofty perch. A beautiful pool area and gardens. Excellent, fresh food and the owner was such a great representative for the property. We were made to feel at home in Tuscany.
Dale P. from Lansdale, pa
Situated in the heart of the most beautiful Chianti hills , in the natal village of Monna Lisa, the Villa Le Barone hotel …More
Loveley hotel though not as near to San Giminano that we thought. ( 20 min drive!). However lovely hotel in very nice grounds by a river. Great to see things like kingfishers, otter & heron but mosquitoes a drawback.. Loveley room (superior) though usual problem of not enough drawers...despite being a large room. Walking distance from Certaldo Alto a lovely medieval town, relatively quiet after Florence, which was great although. Nice restaurants & good views. Hotel staff very helpful & friendly. Breakfast out side. Unfortunalety the weather wasn't good enough to take full advantage of the pool but nice enough to sit for a short while.
We loved our 12-night stay. It is 20km from Florence which is very convenient. The location is close to Tavarnelle, with lots of good restaurants and a supermarket. We divided our time between day trips and sightseeing and the pool. Our room was very comfortable, we had an extra bed for our daughter and there was more than enough space. We had a large balcony that was terrific for dining al fresco in the evenings. The pool was lovely with an outdoor bar terrace and very well maintained. Breakfasts were most generous with a laid back atmosphere and a very large selection of food for every taste. The real strength of this hotel lies in the staff who make you feel as if you are almost family! The manager Antonella is absolutely delightful, she has appointed the hotel stylishly and she exudes a warmth which is infectious to her staff. She has lots of excellent recommendations for local trips and where to eat, The reception will arrange bookings to any of the museums in Florence or Sienna, which allows you to chill and not have to plan too far ahead. We loved the towns south of Sienna and there are some great bargains to be had in the outlets north of Florence. Just ask at reception or chat with her over breakfast! We met a number of guests who come back regularly. One family has been coming every summer for the last 15 years! We also want to go back already…
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