We spent just short of a week in a 1 bedroom apartment, with our little toddler.
We were barely greeted to the villa (very far from a courteous "let us know if you need something").
The apartment had a foul odor and suffered from piping/plumbing noises from the apartment above. The closets were not inviting to say the least and we never unpacked our luggage into them but used alternative surfaces. The sofa was barely usable for a single person (and we are very thin...). A kettle would have been nice (rather than a dirty old coffee pot).
On the plus side: the villa is located on a wonderful hill, with San Gimignano visible in the horizon. Multiple "relaxation" areas are located around the perimeter alongside a pond with ducks. Certaldo (the village just below the villa) is ideally located for a star-shaped trip in Tuscany.
Also, breakfast was very good and very decently priced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The construction rises on a hill, from here we can enjoy a splendid view on those nearby valleys. The house has been recently restaured and divided into 5 apartments and 5 rooms. Apartments and rooms look out on the garden, where we can admire different varieties of plants and flowers. On the surrounding space, you can find many relax areas, such as the characteristic "Concimaia", a very panoramic place endowed with pavilion, table, chairs and a romantic swing. In the west, close to the construction, we can find a little natural lake, habitat of ducks and frogs, whose croaking amplifies the feeling of close contact with nature. For nature and good form's lovers, Podere Benintendi offers the opportunity of walking and training in the open air. The structure is endowed with a very big swimmingpool (4,5x17 m). Guests can enter into the pool through a roman flight of steps that dips softly into the water. Here you can spend pleasant instants steeped in relax and welfare. Close to the pool, under the wonderful terrace made up of stones, is the characteristic "Enoteca" in rustic style, where you can buy oil of our production. Adjoining to the Entoteca, you can find the gymnasium, that guests can use free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Podere Benintendi Certaldo