Small boutique with rustic qualities. After personal a recommendation from a friend, it lived up to the comments and then some. The staff were so friendly with nothing too much bother, by the end of the week, it felt like home, helping myself to drinks behind the bar! Everyone was helpful in directing us to interesting places. We had a lovely suite overlooking the restaurant terrace and was extremely quiet and clean. We missed breakfast on the first day due to tireness, or so we thought until reception asked if we wanted something keeping back for us.
The restuarant food has a real unique hint of curry and other international cuisine to boot. They made it far too easy to stay and eat in the hotel, but do recommend you venture out and just give anything a go.
With an arrary of books and magazines, there is plenty to read by the pools, just pick up the phone and someone arrives with your drink order.
The biggest pull for me was the staff, who remain constant, friendly and just felt like an extended family if you just let yourself go with no aires or graces...personally the best way on holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Closed for renovation until 2011. Hotel Villa La Grotta is a luxury hotel dating back to the 9th Century offering the highest standards in accommodation and facilities. The four star hotel is situated in the heart of Chianti Classico on the famous Castello di Brolio estate owned by Barone Ricasoli, with spectacular views over rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves of the surrounding countrysideHotel Villa La Grotta offers four deluxe, five superior and three standard double bedrooms. All have air conditioning, satellite television and minibars and offer the maximum of comfort.The hotel has both indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, a Turkish bath, and a specialized health treatments. There is a private restaurant and bar where the best in traditional Italian cuisine and wines can be savoured. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Grotta
- La Grotta Hotel
- Hotel Villa La Grotta Gaiole In Chianti, Tuscany, Italy