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“Great View... quiet location, don't miss the sunrise from here.”

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Hotel Villa Nencini
Ranked #13 of 25 Hotels in Volterra
Reviewed 17 June 2012

Wonderful hotel, wish we could have spent more time and watched the sunset from the pool. Bit of a walk from the city center, but there are great places to eat and shop along the way, and having a quiet hotel with this kind of view is hard to beat. If you don't want to walk, use a taxi this is well worth it. One of the few hotels we stayed in that had carpet, could have used a good cleaning.

Room Tip: Pool side view, excellent - room with bath was worth doing.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

I just read some of the other reviews and it sounds like they were at a different hotel than us! Our stay was lovely. The location outside the city wall is great if you are driving a car since you can't drive into the city. Ample parking at the hotel and an easy walk into the city for sightseeing. Our room & bed was fine. Not much of a view but great view from the hotel front patio. The bathroom was clean and had soap. We had a nice dinner in the restaurant. There was a party of locals also in the restaurant celebrating a baby's baptism. It was fun to see the locals in a very authentic setting. The hotel Front Desk was not very helpful, true. But its easy to figure out how to walk into town and see everything. Volterra is a really neat old city. Worth visiting!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

My wife and I stayed a third night after booking only 2. The hotel was everything that Rick Steve's said it was. In addition the breakfast was far better than others we had on our 9 day stay. We did wish that the front desk was more proficient in English, but given the location, the view, the cleanliness and price, it was a real value

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

I was so optimisitic about the hotel.....The location is really not bad...a mere 6 minute walk to the gates. Volterra is such a small town, that is nothing! I guess if you had luggae it would be a poor and exhausting experience. I found the lack of amenities to be a problem....No soap or shampoo in my room. There was no hot water. The towels were like a lavery large dish cloth. The bed was all right. It did have a window, so that in itself was good. The breakfast was not bad. I hate machine coffee....especially in Italy. I felt I was camping more than enjoying the amenities of a hotel.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

The Villa is at the far end of town & out the gates. A fair walk if you are dragging suitcases along the cobbled roads. The man at the front desk never looked at us, never said "bonjourno", "welcome" or smiled, he just said give me your passprts & I'll give them back to you in 5 minutes. He didn't give them back, we went to him 1 hour later. He gave us the keys & pointed to the direction of our room. He never asked if we would like help to take our suitcases to our room, just pointed to the stairs. Our room was at the top of the staircase. A sign above our room pointed to the Emergency Exit & when we looked in the direction a cot was blocking the exit!!!
Our room was tiny. My sister & I confirmed our travel at all our accommodation & each time reitterated that we need 2 beds. In our room. Our room had 1 double bed & a camp stretcher. I took the camp stretcher which was behind the wardrobe.
The bathroom was small & the shower screen, when used, touched the toilet. You couldn't sit on the toilet straight on, you had to "side-saddle" it. There was a plastic slat type mat that you placed over the hole in the shower floor & it was so slippery, my sister slipped & hit her hip on the bidet, less than 50cm from the toilet. The water pressure was no existant & we decided it was too much hard work to even think of washing our hair.
The only saving grace was the pool. Clean & refreshing..

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

We stayed in mid September 2011. It is a family owned and run hotel. Some family speak fair English and some almost none but all are friendly. Silvano was very helpful. The housekeeping and grounds staff speak no English as in most overseas hotels. We paid about 90 Euros. There was a wedding one night and they were a little loud when leaving (what's new). In the morning the kids going to school were talking loudly so we shut the balcony doors.
Our experience was a clean room, fresh clean towels every day, bed (double) was comfortable. Yes shower is small (corner model 36" )but big enough for us. The restaurant is huge and used primarily for large private events but open for dinner only 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The wine cellar/breakfast room is open &:00 to 10:00 am. They had hard boiled eggs, cheese meats, cereal, coffee and expresso, juices, fresh fruit, rolls, bread and crausants,
The pool was cleaned every morning and sparkled. It looks like it has a new liner. There were never more than 6 people in it and the lounge chairs were fine. There were only 3 umbrella tables but we went for the Tuscan sun.
There is no AC. Hardly any hotels in this price range will have AC. The large shuttered balcony doors and high ceilings let in plenty of breeze. Rooms may be hot in July and August.
The location is excellent though a little hard to find initially. The views are exceptional.
We would stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room (there are only four) or a second or third floor room facing the pool side...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Hotel Albergo Villa Nencini had some nice features - for example, balconies and a pool. But it seemed overpriced. The hotel is outside of the San Gimignano gates, down the hill some ways. We don't mind "old", that's why we were touring Italy! But the hotel looks like it got remodeled sometime in the 80s in a German/Swiss style and is now wearing down. Lots of rooms and a big restaurant, but with hardly anyone staying or eating there. We did our best with Italian, which we admit was rather poor. I hate to complain when it should be our responsibility to learn the local language - but communicating with the staff was really difficult. It took a good 15 minutes just to communicate that we needed another pillow in the room. The breakfast was good and the owner started early so that we could catch an early bus to our next destination. Overall and average hotel and not one we would likely pay for again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Borgo Santo Stefano 55, 56048, Volterra, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Volterra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 25 Hotels in Volterra
Price Range: £51 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Nencini 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From 17th century, over the etruscan walls, the villa enjoys a quiet simple, where the view is lost in the hills to see the sea and where the charm of the sunset every evening gives us a unique spectacle. Equipped with 35 rooms of different categories and a great restaurant, the hotel is the ideal choice for individual guests to organized groups; owners can also organize wedding party by the pool. The hotel is the perfect place for lovers of good food and good wine and in the tavern you can taste and buy from a wide selection of wines. The complex formed from the original villa and then later expanded, is inserted in a natural setting with a large swimming pool available to guests during the summer. In the background is a unique profile of the grove of oaks and olive trees, under whose shade cooling off on hot summer days. The Nencini family, owner of the structure, from over 20 years guarantees a carefull management. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Albergo Villa Nencini Hotel Volterra
Nencini Hotel Volterra

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