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Castello di Montegufoni
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Montegufoni
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We stayed at this castle as part of a Groupon deal, and we had no idea of what we were getting into. I was pleasantly surprised. We had the smallest room, the Camino, but we thought it was warm and cozy. The bed wasn't as comfortable as ours at home, but that's part of the adventure of travel, I guess.

The staff was wonderful! They spoke excellent English and were gracious and warm. We would stay here again in an instant--the views are amazing, and the castle is gorgeous.

As a side note, the ROADS IN TUSCANY ARE NOTHING LIKE THE ROADS IN THE UNITED STATES. We are proficient map readers (not just GPS addicts) and found ourselves completely, totally, endlessly lost. More than once, mind you. The streets are often unlabeled, and so are the maps. We have heard that GPS might not be reliable in the area, but if we would go back I would pay the extra money for one in the car. The day we left we were eating dinner in the restaurant, and two American women came in. They looked disheveled and very tired. It turned out they had been lost in Tuscany for TWO DAYS. They weren't even kidding; their GPS had failed them. It's that kind of a place.

Once we figured out how to go from town to town (look for your next town on the roundabout signs), we were much more successful with our travel. The castle is a great place to see Florence and Pisa. We also parked our car in Florence and took the high-speed train to Venice for the day.

So, to sum up: Great place to stay, great staff, great location. Tricky place to travel until you get used to it!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We were travelling with another couple who had stayed here before about 15 years ago & they had raved about it. The castle grounds are very impressive & the rooms are enormous. We had a 2 bedroom apartment with 1 bathroom but you had to walk through one bedroom to get to the bathroom which was a little tricky at night. Also, the kitchen facilities are very basic, only a stove top & not even a toaster (they apparently only have 3 in the entire castle!!) You also have to take out your own rubbish.
We were treated to a huge electrical storm on our first night which was very spooky but thrilling as the lightning bolts lit up the castle grounds.
The set menu meals in the dining room were great value & always enjoyable.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

I was very excited to stay at Montegufoni, but by what seems to be the luck of the draw, we got the smallest unit in the castle, il Camino. Others who used Groupon to book as we did, got much larger, 2 bedroom units with as we were, 2 guests staying.

The bed was very uncomfortable. They placed a wooden board with slats between the box spring and the mattress. It didn't help much, a new box set would help immensely. I know it's a 12th century building, but that is no excuse for holding onto a really old beyond repair bed set that had some kind of Asian motif which went along with a wall mounting at the head of the bed. Seeing how other units were equipped, there was no excuse for this bed even with it being part of the smallest unit. Mattress ticking (again an old mattress) scrapped my elbow raw turning at night.

Also, stop and buy/bring a roll of paper towels, dishwashing soap, and a bar of soap and bottle of shampoo. They provide a tiny bar of soap and 2 tiny containers of shampoo, good for only a day of use. Also, no hair dryer was provided, but the bathroom was very good.

The wifi worked well from the large reception room and exploring the castle and the surrounding grounds was fun and interesting.

We ate dinner at the castle 3 nights, twice outdoors, once indoors due to wetness . We thought the 4 course meal (25 euros each), bottle of wine (7 euros) and bottle of sparkling mineral water (2 euros) was a good value. One night, the first three courses featured wild boar, very delicious. Three other nights we ate in nearby Montespertoli, all good meals.

We drove to Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra. But for Florence, we took the bus from Baccaiano (nearby), buying bus tickets at the Tabacchi, and parking all day in a free lot down a side street.

We drove a 5 speed diesel 4 door Fiat, part of the Groupon deal, and driving stick was very useful for all the up the mountain down the mountain S curves going from one place to another once you were off the autostradas.

Room Tip: By the luck of the draw, we got what was probably the smallest unit in the castle, il Camino.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Ron P
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

A holiday in a caste, it sounds great. But, the times have changed. When people slept in castles, there were no heatings, no badrooms. And this is a castle. So, no heating, 1 set of sheets, poor beds (really!), musquitos, bugs, etc. The castle is beautiful to watch, but better sleep in a hotel. Because, this is really not a hotel. It is cold (although outside it is warm), moist, and the rooms are to big. To big you think? Yes, because there is no heating, you have to walk from your bed down the stairs on the cold stone floor to the small bathroom. There is a fireplace, but you may not use it.
It is a wonderful castle to see, but drive along and find yourself a hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank joanna v
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Montegufoni dates back to the 13th century and has been converted to self-catering vacation apartments, meaning maid service and daily linens are not included. The rooms are huge and what you would expect a medieval castle to look like. Plus each apartment is equipped with a stove and refrigerator, dishes, etc. so that you can prepare meals there if you prefer. There is a bar and restaurant on site with a set menu each day and a good value. In addition, there are several good restaurants in the neighboring villages. The grounds of the castle are beautiful. There is a lemon tree grove, wisteria arbor, various flower gardens, a pool, grotto, with everything well manicured. The castle has many areas to explore. Wifi is available on the lobby balcony, in the lobby, and at the outside dining area. The castle's location is perfect for touring Tuscany or going further out with many beautiful hill towns within a 2 hour drive. This is wine country with lots of vintners offering tastings in breath taking locations. Arrangements can also be made to take a horse drawn wagon to the wine trail! The staff was very helpful with lists of places to see and things to do. We received a parking ticket, which the staff helped sort out for us. Without a doubt, this was memorable place to which I would love to return.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the garden are spectacular, and the staff is very helpful with trying to meet requ...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

The hotel was terrrific and a perfect location for touring Tuscany. The views were spectacular.
The restaurant and restaurant staff were very accommodating. Remember that it is not a hotel so there is not daily maid service but the views and the castle were worth it. The rooms were very big with a kitchen and refrig.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Forget the poor reviews regarding the castle...those people don't deserve such a special place. This was my third stay in the castle (the last was 9 years ago) and it is still my favourite place. If you are looking for a modern luxury base then this is not it. There is no elevator for example...it is a genuine medieval castle that I feel privileged to have spent some special family holidays in. If you can, stay in the "Galleria"...you have your own ballroom (!!!!) and a room filled with frescos by Severini. Bloody brilliant!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Address: Via Montegufoni, 18 | Montagnana, Montegufoni, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Montegufoni
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Montegufoni
Price Range: £67 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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