Spent 3 nights at La Saracina. It was by far the most expensive place at which we stayed. 450$ a night. The rooms were pretty and clean. There is no common area. When I went into the common area to ask about dinner reservations the owner turned is back on me and ignored me. His daughter runs the place. She was nice. Their office is in the common are next to their kitchen but I didn't realize it was off limits. Don't expect advice or reservations during normal hours. If they are there the daughter will happily arrange them. However, in the middle of the day the office was often closed and she doesn't leave a contact number. This is a big problem when your in the middle of nowhere tuscany.
We liked the dog. He was sweet but they didn't control him and I since he is young and large can be overly playful.
Breakfast was in a pretty setting. Food was good. Coffee great but they never offered a second cup and seemed put out if you asked for one.
The grounds are small. We love to hike and run but when we asked about hiking in the nearby olive groves we realized they had sold off all their land and had only a few rows.
This area is far from other parts of Tuscany such as Florence and sienna. Wish we had stayed closer. She says 1 hour to Florence and Google mapquest estimates 1.5 hours. To get into the City and Park seemed to take much longer.
Overall, I am giving this place lower marks (two stars is supposed to be "okay, but some problems") because I stayed at several other bed and breakfasts in Tuscany and Spain and averaged 1/4 the price with just as much to offer.
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