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Hotel Toscana Laticastelli
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

My wife and I spent last week at Hotel Toscana Laticastelli for the first time with a group of friends from different parts of the world to celebrate a special occasion. It is a boutique hotel which is unique in many respects. The owner and the staff are most friendly and accommodating. They organized an excellent program for the fifty of us during the week, in the hotel and in other places in Tuscany, including golfing, sightseeing, wine tasting, concerts, visits to museum, etc. The wining and dining in the hotel were superb and all activities were organized appropriately. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel and were impressed. Robert Sitt, Hawaii, USA

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Together with a group of friends (35) we spent a week at Laticastelli. This medieval resort is located between Siena (20 minutes) and Arezzo. On top of a hill, the view on the countryside is simply beautiful; the houses have been restored to their original look; there is a grand mansion with a big lounge and a grand piano. The park features cedar trees and offers a quiet place to read a book or listen to music. The infinity swimming pool was a hit we enjoyed after visiting the Chigiana at Siena, a concert at Volpaia, shopping in Pienza, an interesting tour of Monte Olivetto Abbey and a fantastic lunch at Modanella: this shows that all these places are only a few minutes away from Laticastelli. It was a great help that our hosts, Dolores and Gonzalo, are fluent in Spanish and English, on top of Italian. The rooms are big and comfortable. And, the restaurant,Taverna Toscana, is run by the owner of a well-known restaurant in Pienza (Il Chiostro) which is worth a visit. For those who like it more rustic, Podere Il Casale near Pienza offers delicious cold cuts and cheese made in the farm. Some friends also rode polo horses (very tame) accompanied by Nicola, an excellent guide to discover vinyards and forests.Simone's wine bar features only Tuscany wines at affordable prices. One night, we had a Latin-American trio and another evening a piano concert offered by Nicole Loretan, a promising young pianist. It was our second visit to Laticastelli and certainly not the last one!

Room Tip: Rooms with a view to the West are best.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank PIERRE P
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We have been visiting Hotel Laticastelli for a week and were impressed by the friendliness of all staff, excellent advises and proposed superb golfcourts. The pool is an excellent place to relax and have a fantastic view of the surrounding landscape.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Thomas O
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

My wife and I visited Laticastelli over Sept 16 – 19, 2013. This was our third stay in four years (cumulative 13 nights). We have also stayed at two other boutique hotels in the Tuscan countryside, one near Florence and one just North of Siena, but Laticastelli has become our favorite. Very pretty. Relaxing. Good food and wine. Well located. Everything works.

The hotel is perched on a scenic hilltop and consists of renovated buildings of an 11th Century Siena fortress. The setting brings alive a sense of local history and, for us, the massive stone walls and medieval doors and windows are a storybook change from our everyday lives in Virginia. We have found our rooms there to be cozy, clean, spacious, tastefully furnished with antiques, having nice bathrooms and wonderful views. The views from the infinity pool, however, are the most dramatic (and most photographed).

About two years ago, the hotel attracted a superb local restaurateur to run his own restaurant at Laticastelli. The earlier restaurant was adequate, but on last month’s visit we found La Taverna Toscana to be a really great place to dine. It provides outstanding Tuscan themed food, pared with wonderful local wines from the hotel’s extensive wine cellar, at reasonable prices (no exaggerated markups like the USA). The restaurant attracts both locals and hotels guests for lunch and dinner. On weekends it is especially popular with locals, so reservations are a must. Breakfast, included in the room price, is served in La Taverna or on its outdoor patio in a customary hotel buffet style.

This year, in a separate area of the hotel, we found Laticastelli had created a charming enoteca, wine tasting rooms in the main building, with great sunset views. The enoteca is run by the talented Simone (also a jazz guitarist) who at reasonable prices introduces you to local wines himself, or else has local wine makers present their own wines for tastings at no charge. He also can recommend nearby wineries in the region for wine tasting visits. Simone’s enoteca is a fun new activity and a pleasant venue for meeting other hotel guests.

The infinity pool is, of course, fantastic, but our visits have been during cooler spring and fall weather, so we haven’t had the occasion to jump in. But we always sit on the patio and enjoy its amazing panoramic views. The hotel also offers horseback riding (on polo ponies) which my wife tied successfully. And it arranges visits to the ancient thermal baths at the modern day Querciolaia Spa in the adjacent town of Rapolano Terme. For us the spa has always been compelling, but we have yet to slow down enough to try it. In its old walled city section, Rapolano Terme also has an excellent restaurant we loved called Osteria Il Granaio located in an ancient granary with dramatic vaulted stone walls and ceilings, a very short distance from the hotel.

We have found the long time managers, Giancarlo and Nicoleta to be very professional and genuinely warm. They were easy to communicate with by email in arranging our visits, and at Laticastelli they have always been ready go way beyond expectations—during our first stay Giancarlo rescued us from our Hertz rentacar breakdown on the main highway, when it turned out Hertz’s emergency tow truck could not take us to the hotel. Giancarlo then negotiated with nearby Hertz affiliates for over an hour on the phone until he got us an acceptable replacement car. If you have trouble with the WiFi, they let you use an office computer. The managers, plus the owners, Gonzalo and Dolores who are often on site, generously provide important logistical suggestions and vital local knowledge and tips needed to unlock the beauties of Tuscany and avoid making big mistakes.

On each of our three visits to Laticastelli we have found the location to be perfect for day trips by car and to explore Tuscany’s outstanding wine, food and art. Besides Siena (very easy 20 minutes away), the nearby towns we have visited over the years, among others, include Montalcino (Brunello wine tasting both in town and at beautiful out-of-the-way vineyards, such as the stunning Terrasole), Pienza, and Montepulciano (more wine), Monte Oliveto Maggiore (beautiful monastery and great choice for lunch at its fine outdoor restaurant), Cortona (extensive ancient town with challenging hike to the top), Perugia (yes, candy) and Arrezo (famous antiques fair) as well as some further away including Assisi (St. Francis), San Giminiano (medieval towers, best gelato we’ve found) and Florence. In the evenings, after a day of touring, it was always a relief to have the option of tucking in at Laticastelli or a nearby restaurant to enjoy fine Tuscan food—without having to deal with late night highway driving.

I met the owners many years before they decided to create a boutique hotel in Tuscany, and we did not keep in touch over the years. Our first visit to the hotel was about 10 years after they bought Laticastelli and we found it by chance in a search of small hotels in Tuscany in 2010 when I was approaching retirement and planning a Tuscan vacation. My wife and I have no business or personal reasons to stay at Laticastelli other than the fact that we enjoy it. On each visit we have discovered new things and we have been able to get deeper into the local scene. I have recommended Laticastelli to close friends who would never forgive me if I gave them bogus advice.

Room Tip: Email Giancarlo or Nicoleta before your trip with any concerns or questions. GPS is lousey in Tuscany. Local knowledge is most helpful.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

We (my husband and I) stayed in Laticastelli for 5 nights in September. The place is really beautiful, cosy and you fell in a tuscan villa. Swimming pool area is great, and has a very beautiful view. The bedroom and the bathroom are large. Our bed was not confortable because it was tilted to one side. So sleep quality was not good enough.

We had a little problem with the air conditioner because the remote control batteries ran off. It was a little late, like 11 pm, we called reception and kindly asked for new batteries because it was really hot. Nicoleta seemed not to believe that the problem was the battery and was rude on the phone and when came to our room. She grabs the remote from my hands roughly and went out of the room stomping her feet. I was a little shocked. Maybe it's the italian way... I don't know... well, but she's not even italian he he. Than she went back with new batteries, I thanked her and she said you're welcome rudely again. I got shocked because she was so polite and friendly by email and the time we checked in.

There's no drain in the bathroom and there's a courtain in shower area. One night while I was taking a shower the courtain wasn't positioned properly and the floor was like a swimming pool!

Breakfast was a real disappointment. We felt like we were on a plane. Almost everything was in small packages, everything is industrialized. We were expecting fresh fruits and local ingredients from Tuscany. We got canned fruits and regular cheese and ham, even beeing in the land of the prosciutto and pecorino cheese. Croissant were soft, not crunchy.

The restaurant, when the breakfast is served has a beautiful view and staff is nice. We had dinner there twice: first time we had a delicious goat cheese, tomatoes and watercress salad for entry and then a delicious tartuffo sauce pasta. Second time I got a seafood pasta that was totally blend, my husband had a pasta as well that he didn't like. After that we didn't come back to the restaurant.

Location is great: you are very near Siena, that is a lovely town and has lots of nice places to have dinner. And you are very central, near the best areas to visit, like Val d'Orcia (amazing), Chianti, Monteriggioni, Colle di Val d'Elsa etc.

Room Tip: I think you should ask for bedrooms in the center of the hotel area to avoid bedrooms that faces the road that might be noisy.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Melissa D
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