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Park Hotel le Fonti
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
S West, England
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100 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Nice, well kept hotel - helpful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2011

We came here as part of an organised tour. We were lucky enought to be upgraded to the Junior Suite on top floor. Fantastic. Lovely decor. Very well kept clean all over , especially the swimming pool. Lovely views. Quiet location.
The restaurant is lovely to sit outside and the food is nice but quite expensive. (Cheaper tourist menu was 28 Euros, the a la carte, much more.) It is a steep uphill walk to the town ( 10 - 15 mins) if you want to eat elsewhere.
The air con did cut out a few times and caused a power cut because it was very hot and the system overloaded , but they soon sorted it out. Otherwise the rooms were kept cool.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

Stayed in this hotel as part of a package tour of Tuscany. The staff spoke & understood English ( for us ) but also other languages. The food (& drinks) were on the expensive side but tasted very good -it was a 4 star hotel. . Lunch was very good value.
The rooms were very clean and well furnished. Some rooms overlooked the pool and the stunning countryside -worth requesting specifically.
the pool was well kept and very clean. It was the same depth all over with a seperate small pool for young children. It was very easy to relax by the poolside and enjoy the views which are magnificent .

Room Tip: Request a room overlooking the pool. They do have a number of 'disabled' rooms on ground flo...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Peterborough, UK
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

Liked the place. Friendly staff. good pool. Bit of a trek to the town, though. Make sure you get a room at the "front" rather then the back. Few rooms overlooking the back but our upgraded room over looked the road at the back. When moved to the front - fantastico! Though I think there are very few rooms that actually face the back.

Room Tip: Ask for a vista
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

Well run hotel with excellent restaurant and lovely views.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Lymm, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

A hotel that is obviously a relatively recent addition to Volterra, set just outside the town walls, about ten minutes walk from the centre. It has decent facilities - a pool, jacuzi, sauna (that wasn't working while we were there) and "emotional showers" make up a complimentary spa area. The pool gives a fantastic view of the surrounding Tuscan countryside, but over all this feel less opulant than the 4-star rating might suggest, with the rooms not being all that large. Being asked to pay a 20 euro upgrade charge for a room with a view was a little galling too.

Nice enough, with helpful staff, but not a hotel I'd race back to again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

I purposely have not read the other reviews on this site yet as I want this to give an honest account of how we found this hotel.We stayed here for a week to visit friends living in the area. The hotel is billed as 4 star, I would say it is 2.5 at best. The owner(s) are much in evidence but make no effort to chat to their guests or gain insight into the hotel, even when it is clear that there is a problem.
I would like to say at the outset we are a pretty normal family, we always make an effort to smile and say buon giorno when we see hotel staff. Our motto is always treat others as you would want to be treated yourself. Our first meal at the hotel was breakfast and the service was poor, the staff were unfriendly, unhelpful and I had to lay our own table for breakfast - in fact I did this 3 times during our stay. When we asked a waitress for cappucinnos we were told to 'wait!' I'm on holiday I don't want to be treated abruptly, it spoils the day.
The rooms are fairly spacious but in desperate need of updating, the furniture and beds look like they come from a junk shop - not shabby chic - just shabby. The bed was rickety and uncomfortable - it reminded me of being in a hotel which caters for schools, when they don't want to put anything nice in the rooms in case the kids spoil it.
We had lunch at the hotel on 3 occasions, the food was excellentand reasonable value but again spoilt by sullen and understaffed service. There are some exceptions to the general unhappiness of the staff but not enough to change my overall impression of the hotel as a place that people don't like working.
Hotel Park Le Fonti does have good points, the views are lovely and Volterra is a fabulous place with some outstanding restaurants.
We won't be going back to Le Fonti or recommending it to our friends, which is a real shame, because I think with good management and some investment it could become a good hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Worcester
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel for just 4 nights and were amazed at the view from our 1st floor room which overlooked the swimming pools.It was a surprise though to find that access into Volterra was either by way of a very steep climb or by using the local bus service.However this service stops after around 7.30pm so you have to find a taxi to get back, assuming like me you don't fancy a steep decent on foot.Apart from this the hotel was very satisfactory. A self service breakfast bar was well stocked but we could never find the waitress with the coffee, it would have been far better to have had a carafe of coffee placed on the table.Any minor niggles were forgotten by taking in the view across the Tuscan countryside,seeing the early morning mists clear as the sun rose.A good hotel for relaxing in with no worries about room cleanliness, only wish I was a bit younger and a lot fitter to tackle that climb into Volterra.

Room Tip: Definately go for a 1st floor room looking over the pool.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Park Hotel le Fonti
Address: Via di Fontecorrenti 2, 56048, Volterra, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Volterra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Park Hotel le Fonti 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Iuxury hotel in Volterra is idyllically situated on the magnificent rolling hills of Tuscany that surround the historical hilltop town of Volterra whose medieval walls still give sanctuary to Etruscan and Roman remains. If you are looking for a luxury holiday, our hotel in Volterra is the best choice. Relax and regenerate yourself in the elegantly Tuscan style furnished rooms and the wellness spa of our hotel, and enjoy the typical cuisine of Volterra and Tuscany in our restaurant. Discover the high quality services of our luxury hotel and plan your dream holiday in Volterra. Park Hotel le Fonti is a countryside heaven, a luxury hotel located within a park with a spectacular panoramic view over the unique landscape of the Cecina Valley, a web of gently rolling hills and primitive crags, mysterious chasms that now hide and protect the ruins of ancient burial sites. The view stretches out to the gleaming horizon, the soul is revitalized and the mind is finally at rest, able to regenerate itself. Enjoyment and leisure, the secret of Tuscan living!! ... more   less 
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