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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
San Gimignano, Tuscany

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Very good - based on 8 reviews
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richardja...
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Can I give 6 Stars?”
Reviewed 22 December 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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What a find! Wondering if the thought of staying in Tuscany would match reality, we were very happy with the apartment. Spacious, clean, well stocked, absolutely beautiful views and a very nice pool!
Set on a quiet road, it's a great base to explore Pisa, Florence, Cinque Terra etc. The local towns of Alto Certaldo and San Gimignano are also great places to explore. And of course great restaurants all around. Add in local wine tasting, horseback riding through the chianti vineyards and there is plenty to keep you busy.
What makes this place special is the owner, Maria. She is an incredible resource for the area. Mention dinner and she's on the phone making reservations. She must have an "in" as everytime we went out it was always the best table in the place.
If you are thinking of a stay in this area, just book it!

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
28 Dec 2017
Thank you for your lovely review about La Fonte Richard and Gail. It was such a pleasure to have you as our guests. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. There are lots more great places to visit, meals to enjoy and wines to savour. Tante belle cose da La Fonte
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Rajan N
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed for a week in mid October in the Rosmarino flat. We would give 5 stars for its location in relatively rural countryside with spectacular views. At the same time Certaldo, the nearest town is quickly accessible by car. We travelled to San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra and Greve in Chianti with ease from the flat. Maria, the owner is readily available 24/7 for advice and help with booking local tours. It is difficult to put a price on the availability of such friendly advice in perfect English on site, a great asset in our opinion.
There are a couple of things about the flat to take note. There is no internal heating for these flats. Those, like us, booking outside summer months may have to endure cold evenings. On clear days it does get rather cold in the evenings in Tuscany. Also, some of the fixtures in the flat are in need of renewal/repair such as the flush which remained weak and slow throughout our stay and the toilet door that wouldn't close.
On balance, we liked the flat as the stated positives did outweigh some of the negatives but prospective holidayers need all information to decide for themselves

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Liked best: Location with spectacular views
Liked least: Lack of heating and dated fixtures in the property
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Oct 2015
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review about La Fonte. It is helpful to both guests and we as owners.

I would like to point out that it is clearly stated on the Tripadvisor description that there is not central heating at La Fonte - we do provide electric heaters if required. Summer temperatures cannot be expected in early spring and late autumn.
Toilet flushes vary considerably throughout the world.
The door to one of the en suite bathrooms was stiff, but closed with a little energy. This defect has now been remedied.
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Marilyn M
Austin, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
people found this review helpful

This was not my first visit to LaFonte and there is a really good reason why! Everything about the apartments are awesome - location - easy drive to Pisa, Lavorno, Chianti Region, 10 minutes to San Gimignano for great restaurants, shopping, history and local vineyards. The location is quiet country side which is perfect.
Maria is a great hostess and has provided excellant recommendations to restaurants, etc. The train in Certaldo is an best way to go to Florence, Sienna.
The apartments are spotless and comfortable. If you are thinking of renting an apartment in Tuscany this is the one.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pop70
Crownsville, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“pleasant and well located”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The grounds and the apartment are very nice and the owner was very welcoming and attentive. We are mobility challenged, so we did not enjoy the flight of stairs; we had forgotten that the first floor in Europe is one floor up. The location is very good; it gives easy access to all the region around San Gimignano. Maria, the owner gave us plenty of local tips, and we spent one day relaxing in the pool and enjoying the lovely grounds.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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240_Joan...
Corrales, New Mexico
2 reviews
“Fantastic Tuscany Location”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This location is just perfect. The view of the rolling hills is truly picture perfect. There is a short drive to many iconic towns, particularly San Giminganio. It was very easy to catch the train in Certaldo to spend the day in Florance. The apartment is just as advertised and worked well for our family. Our visit was at a very hot time during the summer. Though the pool felt great at the end of the day, the apartment does not have aircon which made sleeping a bit uncomfortable. Marie did what she could and provided 2 fans. This was the one downside of our visit.

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: no aircon
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Reviewed 10 January 2014 for a stay in September 2013

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