After a thorough accommodation research, we chose this Villa as our headquarters for our Tuscany honeymoon. We stayed 11 nights and everything is as it says on their website. Actually we were so impressed by the high quality services at this family run Villa that every cent spent was worth it!
The hotel is well-located on a hill top with a beautiful view of the valley on one side and of the city of Volterra on the other, while being within a 20-minute walk from the town centre or 5min by car. There’s a spacious garden around the hotel, with an olive orchard and a wonderful pool area, suitable both for a day of sunbathing as well as swimming. Despite the fact that the hotel does not have a restaurant, the buffet breakfast was of very high quality, offering a variety of food, from fresh locally-produced yoghurt, fruit and cereal, to home-made sweets and cakes, to prosciutto and cheese. During the day or in the evening, it’s not a problem to ask for a sandwich or nibbles or to have a pizza delivered to the hotel for you. The room was very nice and spotless. It was cleaned every day to perfection and fresh towels were provided daily. Luca and his mum Mirella are extremely friendly and they don’t know the word ‘NO’! Nothing is impossible for them and some of the 4 star hotels could learn from them. They do everything for the guests and the place is just high standard and you really get the sweet home feeling. In Tuscany we visited, San Gimignano, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, did the famous Chianti round trip and of course went to Volterra on many occasions too. All the above-mentioned places are within 1 hour and 1.5 hour drive inc. the San Vincenzo beach. Luca gives you all the practical tips of whatever is worth visiting, which also saves you lots of time and trouble such as jumping the queues at the Uffizi and the Academy in Florence. We were very happy with our decision to discover Tuscany from our headquarters and not once did we have the feeling that we should have stayed a couple of nights in other cities. Florence and Siena are so overpriced that it is unbelievable. We can recommend this place to everybody who wants the country-side feel but not to be in the middle of nowhere. We will definitely return and join the returning customers’ club as they have many of them.
- 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