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“Very nice hotel, but not quiet nor secluded” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palazzo Leopoldo Dimora Storica & Spa

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Palazzo Leopoldo Dimora Storica & Spa
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Radda in Chianti
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Mississauga, Ontario
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121 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel, but not quiet nor secluded”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

This hotel is located in the heart of Radda in Chianti and is a very nice, clean, with character and nice and very helpful staff. Rooms have good furniture although not new, and bathrooms have more modern fixtures. Beds are very comfortable. As mentioned, staff are helpful and tries to accommodate guests: we mentioned our room was very noisy each early morning due to the outside street noise and they have moved us in another less noisier room the next day.
Because the hotel is located in the heart of Radda, it is quite noisy early in the morning when shop owners open their businesses. The streets are narrow and the the stone only buildings and pavement, makes it very noisy. If you want quiet setting or secluded, this is not the place. This isn't obvious in the website description and we thought it was a more secluded place. This is the only reason I gave a 4 rating instead of 5.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank RobertJohn_Canada
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Smethwick, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

A friend and myself stayed at the Palazzo Leopoldo for the week when we took part in L'Eroica vintage Cycle Sportive in October 2012. From the time of our arrival, laden with two vintage racing bikes, the staff were very helpful and friendly. We were given the keys to a great garage/workshop to work on the bikes and store them (this was an unexpected bonus). The building is truly wonderful, and beautifully restored. Staff are delightful and very helpful (I got lost at night on my bike on the hills between Radda and Castellina, and on return found the lovely Receptionist, Sylvia, on the phone to the local Carabineri, about to organise a search party!.....now, that really is beyond the call of duty. The breakfast, which is served in the old kitchen, is something to behold, all being done in a lovely, relaxed and quiet manner. Rooms are very well appointed in a delightfully old-school manner, with extremely well appointed bathrooms. The standard of service and cleanliness is extremely good. I can highly recommend this hotel, and will be returning for L'Eroica in October 2013.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul M
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Evanston, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Palazzo Leopoldo at the suggestion of our travel agent, a native Italian who has stayed there several times and always found it a lovely place. She certainly was right. This is a quaint, well-managed hotel in Radda in the Chianti Region. As soon as you enter the hotel you will sense its warm, friendly ambience. We immediately felt at home. It has a wonderful terrace with spectacular views of the Radda countryside. The staff was responsive to all our questions and helped us a great deal. They also showed generous and patient support for my fledgling skill speaking Italian. The high point of our stay at the Palazzo Leopoldo was the cooking lesson with two masters of the kitchen: Chef Lorenzo and his aunt, Chef Lorena. They arrived with the freshest of vegetables, meats and spices, plus great wines—all local. We were impressed that everything was prepared from scratch as we watched. Add a lovely table setting, explanations about the food and its relationship to Italian culture, and the genuine warmth conveyed by Lorenzo and Lorena and we were treated to a fantastic dining, learning and social experience. Check out their many services and products available through Gastronomia Biagioni and its website www.gastronomiabiagioni.it. I highly recommend Palazzo Leopoldo. When you reserve your stay at Palazzo Leopoldo, remember to reserve a cooking class with Chef Lorenzo or Lorena, perhaps both if their busy calendars permit.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Terry A
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

We used Radda Chianti as a base for our tour of the Tuscany region. Its not the best place to be in, but was good enough for our group. The hotel was dressed in mostly period furniture, which made it a tad gloomy, but was otherwise clean and comfortable.
The breakfast , at 10Euro, was good value. We loved eating at the kitchen, it felt so warm and cozy each morning. something to look foward to.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MFChong_12
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NYC
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246 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

Leopoldo. Not my favorite ever. It is really dark..and obviously very, very old. Even the light in the bedroom is not sufficient. If you have trouble with stairs and hills, you will not be happy here..and it is certainly not handicapped -accessible.. When we checked in we had three suitcases and our room was on the 2nd floor..the young female check- in clerk dragged our bags up two flights..we didn't know there was no elevator . As I mentioned in another review, we did not do our homework.. The bed was hard and the pillow hard..after i woke up with a neck ache the first night i asked for a different pillow and got one. We arrived on Nov. 25 which is the day that most businesses/restaurants close for either the winter or until mid-December. Not much to do in Radda at this time of year. We took some day trips during our 3 day stay, but I was intent on being back at the hotel by dark because no way was I driving those hair-pin turns in the dark, after a couple glasses of wine..so our choices for dinner were quite limited. The staff were very nice and helpful mostly. The breakfast appeared plentiful..we didn't eat there but just had coffee. I think it's $10 euro each for breakfast. I imagine that in the spring and summer when it's jumping and bright out, it would be better. But as I said its very dark..i had to use my phone flashlight to find things in my suitcase.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gkealy
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Paris, France
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

The place is wonderful, with a lot of atmosphere. Rooms are charming too. Staff is nice, correct value (we payed 160€ for a deluxe double room without breakfast, that we didn't try). Ask for a room with view on the countryside.
Radda is not the best place in Chianti but it is rather nice and well located. Parking is not included and not too easy to find, even off-season, so plan ahead.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Zeitblom
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Martina R, Responsabile reception at Palazzo Leopoldo Dimora Storica & Spa, responded to this review, 12 November 2012
First of all we warmly thank you for your beautiful words
We are sorry about the parking, we think there was a misunderstanding, because Palazzo Leopoldo has a reserved parking that our guests can use without any extra charge.
This parking is just far about 200mt from the hotel.
We hope that you will be again and soon our guests!
Best regards
Martina
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London -Barcelona-Lima
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32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

The room we had was large, and very nicely decorated. The whole hotel is atmospheric and decorated with period furniture. Breakfast in the kitchen and dining room was a highlight of our stay. Everything works well and the staff couldn't be more accommodating. the location is ideal to visit the area, and the town of Radda in Chianti is absolutely gorgeous.

Room Tip: If possible far from hotel traffic, our room was a bit noisy from within the hotel .
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank LajefaBarcelonaLima
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Property: Palazzo Leopoldo Dimora Storica & Spa
Address: Via Roma 33, 53017, Radda in Chianti, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Radda in Chianti
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Radda in Chianti
#2 Family Hotel in Radda in Chianti
#2 Luxury Hotel in Radda in Chianti
#3 Romantic Hotel in Radda in Chianti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Palazzo Leopoldo Dimora Storica & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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