The hotel is set in an amazing location with beautiful views, in a very old church. Rooms are fairly good sized & comfortable, though not luxurious. Shuttle service to the bottom of the hill is available @10am & back up @6pm, which is great but you must ask the night prior.
Know that you take bus #37 to Florence; the stop is across the street at the store Il Bottai, and tickets are 2 euros on the bus/1.20 if you buy from a store. You must validate them in the machine on the bus. Coming back, watch for the stop for "il bottai" and the shuttle picks you up by the wine shop (which has some amazing deals). One staff member (Andrea, waiter/front desk) was outstanding - friendly, helpful, attentive. Some of the others a bit surly or unwilling to assist. Breakfast buffet was perfect, dinners in restaurant were a bit spendy but outstanding food. Overall an amazing and romantic place if you want to base your Florence adventure a bit outside the city.
Our room was comfortable, clean, cozy and beautifully decorated, plus it had an amazing view of the Monastery. Elizabeth and Fabrizia did everything possible to make our experience so enjoyable; they provide us with amazing tips to travel in the city, and also gave us maps, let us borrow books and book amazing tours for us. The hotel is close from downtown Florence so car is not needed, but it's a nice to have to explore all the towns in Tuscany (or you can take the train or book tours for them). If traveling by train, use the bus route 37 from SMN to the stop (ferrata) Le Rose 01 (as of Sep 2014, or check the Ataf page for updated schedule and route).
Quick notes: the breakfast was great, home made warm bread and cappuccino every day! Internet was completely free for us, so that was a big plus. Don't forget to try their house Chanti.
My husband and I have no words to express our gratitude to the staff of Il Poggiolo delle Rose for providing us the best Italian attention we have ever seen.
Alejandra from Sacramento, CA
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