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Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi
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Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Stay at Salivolpi”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed at the Salivolpi Hotel in Castellina for four nights. The hotel is lovely, very attractive exterior buildings, well kept garden and pool; lots of parking, The rooms were a good size with homely décor, good air conditioning, great shower; we were very pleased with our room. Breakfast was an extra charge of 7 euros each per day but well worth it, nice buffet of food and drinks; set in a pretty little out house. The best thing about the hotel is its wonderful staff, very welcoming and always polite and friendly. Very knowledgeable about the local area, surrounding areas and all tourist activities to try- they spilled over with enthusiasm. We took on lots of their suggestions and were always pleased with our trips out. The highlight of our trip was we got engaged, as the staff were so friendly they were the first people we told. They were so happy for us and joined in our excitement, we always got hugs each time we walked through the reception, they were so thrilled with our news. So we would like to say an extra thank you to Silvia and Simone, on reception, who made so much effort to make our stay wonderful and they succeeded. Memorable stay at the Salivolpi.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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CHIANTIHOTELS, Proprietario at Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Dear Paul B, our greatest pleasure in reading your words of satisfaction regarding your stay in our Hotel Salivolpi in the heart of Chianti region! We are happy you enjoyed every moment of your stay with us and every corner of our quiet and cozy country inn: the well cared rooms with original furniture and comforts, the rich and inviting breakfast buffet, the staff always ready to make your stay the perfect stay, discovering all the beauties that are in our land. The most beautiful thing was sharing your engagement with us, so that we become a part of it, for your and our happiness!! A big
thank you and a big hugh from Silvia and Simona, who, together with the entire staff, will be happy to welcome you again at Salivolpi any time you want!
The Manager (Marco Orlandi)
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

My husband and I spent two weeks in Italy celebrating our 5th anniversary, and three nights were spend in Hotel Salivolpi. What a lovely stay in the middle of our tour of Italy! We wish we could have stayed longer; and if we come to Italy again, we will probably focus our stay in Tuscany... and we would very likely stay at Hotel Salivolpi again. It was delightful.

Silvia at the front desk was welcoming and helpful, the room was clean, comfortable, and air-conditioned, and although the shower in our room was very small (I'm sure other rooms have bigger showers), all in all we felt very comfortable. The buildings and grounds (a 1600s farmhouse-turned-B&B) are authentic and beautiful. The garden in the back was so peaceful; it backs to the bar in the main building where we were able to enjoy some refreshment, and the terrace there overlooks a lovely lawn with trees and flowers. The pool, fenced in and off to the side, looked inviting but we didn't have the time to swim. We did take advantage of their 7-euro-per-person breakfast one morning; they had a wide selection of food including pastries, boiled eggs, yogurt, fruit, etc. It was fine; but the other mornings we opted to breakfast at a cafe in town where we enjoyed cappuccinos and amazing pastries.

The town of Castellina in Chianti, a 10-minute walk or a 1-minute drive, is an absolute gem. Among all of our experiences in Italy (which included Rome, Florence, Venice, Cinque Terre, and Pisa), Castellina in Chianti was our favorite. We loved the quaint charm, amazingly good restaurants, and, of course, fabulous wine. We even were able to enjoy a free evening choral concert held in the local church. And the surrounding countryside is quintessentially Tuscan. We loved, loved, loved it!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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CHIANTIHOTELS, Proprietario at Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Dear Sylvia C, we are so glad you choose our country hotel for your trip celebrating your 5th anniversary! We want to thank you for your review, full of details and of words of appreciation, telling about how charming our country hotel is and about the position of it in the center of the Chianti area, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees.
Salivolpi is the best place to relax and also to visit the area. The garden and the pool are so welcoming for a quiet afternoon or to finish a day, after many exploration all around us, sipping a glass of Chianti wine and enjoying the breeze of the sunset. The breakfast is healthy and various, served in the charming, rustic dining room with the original fireplace that reminds about ancient times…. Please, be welcome every time you want, see you for another delightful holiday at Salivolpi!
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Verona, NJ
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

My wife and I spent three nights in late June 2014.
The hotel was a pleasure, especially the staff! Silvia and the others at the front desk were charming and very helpful in finding us places to visit, eat and get the full feeling for the area.
The place was spotless and beautiful! The nights were completely quiet. The views had no end. The gardens and grounds are well maintained and the pool was crystal clear! All of this lent itself to creating a few days of unmatched R&R!!
Thank You Hotel Salivolpi!! When in Italy again, we are sure to pay a visit!
Tutto era perfetto! UN milione di Grazie!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York, New York
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights on part of our honeymoon in June. Everyone was so helpful and the location couldn't be better! They organized a wonderful driver to and from Florence and a great cooking class. We would definitely return!

  • Stayed June 2014
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CHIANTIHOTELS, Proprietario at Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Dear RachelSta, we like really much your enthousiasm and your warm appreciation on your stay at our Hotel Salivolpi! So glad you’ve enjoyed all the moments spent here and all the great activities that make every perfect stay with us a unforgettable stay!
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Lovely little hotel in a former Tuscan farmhouse. Original features, timber beams, fireplaces, original doors and windows, old style furnishings but with modern bathrooms and swimming pool. Nice gardens to relax it. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Castellina in Chianti. However, the best asset of this hotel is the staff. Without exception they were the most helpful, friendly and professional we had met in a long time.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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CHIANTIHOTELS, Proprietario at Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Dear KevinD201, our warmest grazie for your words of appreciation on our country hotel Salivolpi. Our staff is proud to read such a beautiful review and we all are so happy you enjoyed all the corners and details of our cozy inn: the well cared rooms with old original furnishing, the fresh swimming pool and the relaxing and welcoming garden are only a few places where finding a little paradise for itself. See you next time, we hope!
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I think how you feel about a place often depends on the room you end up getting. This is a nice property and the people who work there are nice, but I think I must've had the worst room on the property. There is a small building that looks like an owner's house. There are a set of steps on the side that lead up to a porch and then you enter into this building and there are 4 rooms. My room was at the front. I had two windows -- one that was right next to the steps that everyone walked up and the other facing the front patio that everyone walked by to get into the building. So, when I was in my room, I really couldn't keep the windows open because I was totally exposed to whomever was coming and going. Anyway, sort of a bummer. The property is fairly small, but it's nice. It's a downhill walk to town - maybe about 15 minutes -- and there are a couple of restaurants between the hotel and town that are also convenient. I've stayed in the Castellina area before, but it was at villas where I had my own apartment and stayed for an entire week. For just a night or two, this place was fine, but I would ask for a different room next time.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I spent nine nights at the Salivolpi in May/June 2014 and could not have wished for a more comfortable room or for warmer, more hospitable staff. Everyone, from reception to the housemaids to the kitchen staff, greeted with a warm smile and provided exceptional service.

My room was comfortable and clean, with a beautiful view from my window and from the terrace outside. Although close to the road, I wasn't troubled by traffic noise. I enjoyed the drift of conversations from cycled as they rolled past. The grounds of the hotel include stretches of lawn, pretty flower beds and a pool I wish we could have tried (too cold!)

The hotel breakfast offered a variety of options including yoghurt, fruit, juices, pastries, breakfast cake, toast, cheese, prosciutto and eggs, plus a variety of coffee and tea options. The hotel is a short walk from the restaurant Il Fondaccio del Dottori which became our regular, and an easy 15 minutes stroll to the centre of the village of Castellin, with a break for gelato on the way.

The village itself is lovely, well-serviced, friendly and a pretty perfect base for exploring the Chianti region.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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CHIANTIHOTELS, Proprietario at Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Dear Briar1078,
what a joy in reading your lovely words about your stay in our country Hotel. So glad you appreciated our warm hospitality and the way we like to treat our guests, this is our most important
aim! We like to make people feel like at home and to wish to come back soon when they leave!
All our rooms are comfortable and well cared with a little touch of charming rustic style. The lovely garden and the swimming pool give to our guests special moments of relax and positivity.
The position makes our Hotel Salivolpi a strategic starting point for a walk down town to enjoy the nice restaurants, the pretty historical centre or for longer excurtions to the faboulous places that surround us. The breakfast, healthy and various gives to our guests the best start possible for a wonderful day. We really would be honored to welcome you again here at Salivolpi with our greatest smile and a good Chianti wine glass!
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Property: Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi
Address: Via Fiorentina 89 | Loc. Salivolpi, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Castellina In Chianti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Castellina In Chianti
#1 Family Hotel in Castellina In Chianti
#3 Romantic Hotel in Castellina In Chianti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Salivolpi is an old farmhouse from 1400, situated on the hill where stood the ancient Etruscan Castellina, the old town of Castellina in Chianti is in walking distance. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees, enjoy a panorama that sweeps over the valley, from Monteriggioni to San Gimignano. The hotel is about 20 minutes from Siena, 30 from Florence and San Gimignano. Our rooms with authentic decor in rustic Tuscan style, with wrought iron beds and wooden beams, are equipped with air conditioning, private bathroom, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, Wi-Fi and a minibar. A cozy breakfast room, a large garden, swimming pool and parking available for guests. ... more   less 
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