My partner and I stayed at Villa La Cappella for a week in September (2011) and had a wonderful time and experience. I'm suprise about the negative review written on Setp. 19th. Actually we stayed there at the same time of those couples and had a totaly different experience and the staff were very helpful and pleasant to us! Oh and by the way, the owners ARE Italians family. So just ignored the previous review!!! As Canadians traverlers, we were very happy to be in this beautiful location and nice facilities. We had booked the room-appartment which allowed us to cook some meals. The kitchen was well equipt (gaz stove, electric oven, good size fridge) dishes and pots. We loved to cook at night and enjoy our happy hour in the garden and looking at the sun set. Based on European standard, the appartment was very spacious and comfortable (big bedroom and bathroom). Ok, about the mosquito thing... True, there were mosuitos since they are no screens in the windows. It was a bit anyoing since we didn't have a net, but we simply slept the windows shut at nite to avoid the problem and turn on the ceiling fan. We found the location perfect since it was closed to all attractions (Siena, St-Giminiano, Vinci, Chianti...). Patrizio was our dedicated tour guide! He took the time every morning to sketch us out our itinary for the day and pointed out nice places to visit. We planed to rent the Vintage Mini Austin for the week thinking it would add something "special" to our Tuscany experience. It was fun for the first couple days (got a lot of attention from people!!), but didn't last long since it broke on the 3rd day!! So I would say, the Mini is a nice experienced for a day, but not for a full week (the car is not full comfort)! I have to say that Patrizio was very nice to accomodate us for the rest of the week by renting us their or his sister's cars. We ate couple nights at the Villa restaurant. I have to say that it was the best meals we had in our entire trip!! (...except for the meals I cooked !! :-)). The diner at night was part of the nice experince at the villa since the guess sat all together (long table) and exchange our daily adventures! As for the Internet (wi-fi), I wasn't able to get reception in our room (even with an adaptor), but we had access to a computer at the reception (but even there it was sometime slow reception). But hey, you don't go to Tuscany to surf on the Net!! All that to say, overall (with some plus and minus) our experience at Villa La Cappella was very nice, very enjoyable and positive. Remember, this is a family business (even Patrizio and Sonia's mother works in the kitchen, and she's 83 years old!!!) not a chain hotel!!! Those people work very hard everyday to make this place going and to please all their guess. I would not hesitate to go back again and recommand this hotel to our family and friends! Enjoy your trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A charming rural retreat dating back to the 12th century, Villa La Cappella enjoys a fabulous location amidst the hills of Montespertoli, the small town situated on the old road linking the city of Florence with the towns of Certaldo and San Gimignano. This exclusive property is named after the chapel (cappella in Italian) built in the middle of the fortified medieval residence in the 18th century. Meticulous restoration work has resulted in the transformation of the original buildings into a luxurious and environmentally-friendly country hotel, designed so as to be in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Cappella
- La Cappella Hotel
- Hotel Villa La Cappella Montespertoli, Italy - Tuscany