We spent 6 weeks in Europe on this recent trip in April/May 2014 and when talking about our favorite accommodations, this was the place my husband chose.
We stayed in what was described as one of their smaller apartments called "Istrice". However, we found it to be a perfect size for the two of us.
We loved the setup and how the buildings were situated and it was so tastefully landscaped. There was a beautiful pool area, but it was unfortunately a bit cold when we were there. Above the pool area is an undercover lounging section beautifully appointed with comfortable outdoor furniture. Also the guests had access to an indoor sitting room with a TV, satellite, DVD library etc., but unfortunately the DVD player was broken when we were there. There was also a book library like I've never seen before. In the same building as the sitting room was a bar area for the guests where you could purchase Collelungo wine on an honor system and enjoy.
We enjoyed our woodburning fireplace in our apartment at night (plenty of wood supplied) and BBQ'd some delicious steaks, from the "famous" butcher in Panzano, on the outdoor wood burning BBQ a couple of nights. Highly recommended! Plus, it was so quiet at night, you could here a pin drop.
Fabiola was our hostess and she was fabulous. She would phone to make reservations, give advise or help in any way she could with a big smile on her face. She is a wealth of knowledge and just lovely.
One thing to note is that the internet was dicey and we rarely could get connected. We were told this was because of the location in the countryside. Internet wasn't important to us, so it really didn't matter, but anyone that needs internet would want to check into this.
Guests also need a car if staying here. It's not accessible without. But with a car it was a short 10-15 minute drive from Castellina In Chianti, which turned out to be our favorite town in Chianti.
We spent a total of 5 nights here and would totally recommend Collelungo for couples, groups or families.
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- Also Known As:
- Collelungo Hotel Castellina In Chianti
- Collelungo Castellina In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany