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“Great Hotel in a small town”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Certaldo

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Hotel Certaldo
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Certaldo
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“Great Hotel in a small town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The rooms have incredibly tall ceilings and are well equipped. The staff is outstanding, and probably the best thing about this place. They were extremely helpful with any question we had and made our stay very enjoyable. Nice outside pool with comfortable lounge chairs. Rug was stained in the room and we could only have 1 internet equipment on at a time, which was a bit of a pain. But it's a cool-looking hotel, and the service makes it the place to stay in Certaldo.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed at hotel Certaldo for 3 nights and we loved it all. Great location to road trip Tuscany close to great places to visit. Do ot miss Alto (15 minutes walk) and great place to visit at night. Hotel is super clean. The staff are just perfect giving you lots of détails to help plan your day to day tirp. Our room was very spacious and great bathroom. We also had a lunch at the hotel one night and it was perfect. We loved it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Stayed at hotel certaldo for 6 nights as part of a moto express trip to the moto gp at mugello. The hotel itself is beautiful, our room was fantastic, very spacious, with a great bathroom. The grounds of the hotel are nice for relaxing in on a day off sightseeing. The staff were fantastic, always cheerful and going out of their way to help and make you really feel at home. Certaldo alto is a charming small town, and the other attractions of Tuscany (San gimignano, florence etc.) are within easy reach by either train or car. Highly recommend. Just one word of note: the hotel is directly next to a river and I did get bitten a few times overnight - just use insect repellent and it's not an issue.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Just returned from a 4 night stay here - what a beautiful hotel. This was just what I imagined Tuscany would be like. Room 209 was lovely. Spotlessly clean, lovely decor and a good size. Staff at the hotel were so helpful and nothing was ever any bother to them. We stayed here as part of the MotoExpress party and enjoyed the Mugello MotoGP. On race day it was a couple of hours drive but being part of the party you just sit back on the bus and enjoy the Tuscan scenery. This is a great base for discovering Tuscany. We used the funicular to visit Certaldo Alto - stunning views and we took the train into Florence for the day - what a lovely place. We basically used the train service for the full week (stayed at Viareggio first 3 nights and used train to visit Luca then travel by train to Certaldo) and is was so simple, easy and a good service. Would recommend this hotel and would definitely consider staying again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Certaldo

For our honeymoon in Italy, we traveled around the north spending a few days in each of Bologna, Cinque Terre, Florence and Rome.

Florence was the middle of our 10day trip, so we were keen that it was a bit more relaxing and removed from the city slightly.

We stumbled upon Hotel Certaldo on hotels.com; and what a gem of a find!

We knew nothing about Certaldo, but the hotel looked beautiful and in relaxing surroundings less than an hour from Florence.

On arrival in Certaldo, we were disappointed the hotel had no restaurant, since there didn't seem to be anywhere to eat in the town other than cafés.

However, the staff provided a map and made a dinner reservation for us at a recommended restaurant in the 'old town'. We had to take a cable car up to the medieval town, where the restaurant overlooked terraced vineyards in the most beautiful buildings. The best meal we ate during our 10 days!

The staff at Hotel Certaldo were superbly helpful, making local Tuscan wine recommendations for us each night to drink by the pool or in our hotel room. They provided by far the best service during our trip.

The hotel is very close to Certaldo train station, and only 50mins from Florence. The old town and restaurants etc are only 10 mins walk from the hotel-including cable car.

A Tuscan gem, can't recommend highly enough.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Beautifully restored mill over river in lower Certaldo, easy access to Certaldo Alto, "old hill town"', birthplace of Boccaccio, with wonderful vies and fantastic restaurants. Perfect to location to travel to visit Florence, Pisa and Siena by train, 5 minute walk to station, so no need to worry re parking, traffic or drinking and driving! Close to San Gimignano, and other small towns in Chianti! Friendly, helpful staff and filling buffet breakfast, although limited bar/coffee availability in the evening.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Four of us stayed in 6 different places in Italy, and this was by far, the best in every way. The hotel is a great addition to the township of Certaldo, which is less well known than some other towns, but is a pleasant place to stay, with easy access to all other hill towns. The breakfast was perfect every day, with the dining and kitchen staff even knowing our coffee preferences. Front desk staff were equally helpful, and wonderful guides to the best places to eat out. Rooms were big, and hotel very attractive all round.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Certaldo
Address: Via del Molino 74, 50052, Certaldo, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Certaldo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Certaldo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Certaldo 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Certaldo was born from the renovation of an old watermill of 1500 AD, built upon the Elsa river. It visibly retains many elements of style and architecture of the old flour mill. The mill is today an elegant and comfortable 4 stars Hotel placed in the heart of Tuscany, in the Chianti region. It is a place where tradition has positively evolved to an ambient with all comforts, and offers a happy mix of emotions and situations. The beautiful medieval town of Certaldo Alto is only minutes away by feet. From our hotel you can easily reach for daily visits to San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Lucca and the Chianti. Our Hotel is the perfect place for a holiday made of pleasure, fun, relax and culture. The structure has many comforts: a big garden 500 sm, an always open fitness room, outdoor pool, solarium, private outdoor parking, a meeting lounge with video projector and maxi video and internet connextion, reading hall, internet point, lift, laundry service (on demand), a bar lounge and rich American buffet breakfast from 7.30 to 10.00. Rooms are cozy and elegant and have all modern comforts: TV sat Lcd, internet wireless connextion (on demand) both in the rooms and in all structure, air condition/heating, telephone, hair dryer, towels, safe, insonorization, ensuite bath with shower or bathtub, minibar, baycoats (on demand), added bed (on demand), wheelchair access. Animals are not allowed. Our structure has a polyglot reception open 24 hours and our staff will be glad to suggest tours in the surrounding area, guided tours in the Tuscan art cities, visits by farmhouses and wine cellars, wine and olive oil tastings, cooking lessons, riding etc... ... more   less 
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