Stayed for a week in the apartment. This hotel is run by the son of the owner but not very well. The mother does the breakfast and the father - i am not sure what he does.
When we arrived we did not get a good feel. The carpark is a bit of a building site and there was absolute chaos in the bar area where you think you should go for the reception.
The reception area is upstairs although there is nothing to tell you this.
The reception desk was extremely untidy and the owner who took our details was a bit strange. He had obviously had a speech for things to do in the area and went on and on and on. We interrupted him a couple of times to say we had stayed in Volterra before but this didnt stop him.
He showed us to our apartment but didnt offer to help with luggage and disappeared.
The apartment is better than on the pictures on the website but is not particularly clean. The table, loungers, and chairs on the balcony have never been cleaned and need throwing out. The view from the balcony is great.
One word of warning the oven hob is gas but there is no ignition so you need a lighter to light it. Also be careful since it was easy to leave the gas on when it is not lit.
The apartment is only cleaned at the end of the week and towels, which are the very thin ones are never replaced (so try to get some from the cleaners trolley!)
The TV room/bar is not staffed, is dark and has too many dingy chairs.
There is internet acess either using their comp or wireless.
The outside areas are very poor and need a good brush and sort out.
The pool area also needs sorting out - upturned chairs and tables were never moved. Loungers were left wherever they had been left the previous day.
This place could be fantastic but is run by people who dont know what they are doing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a splendid panoramic position, 2 km from the historic centre of Volterra, the hotel offers a stunning view over the city and Val di Cecina. The spacious lounges on the ground floor, the huge garden surrounding the building and the pool, together with a family-style management offers a highly relaxing stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Residence Rioddi