We stayed here for 5 nights in early July with 2 adults and 2 children.
We chose this place based on location, air conditioning and free wifi.
We were able to do day trips to Florence (45 mins), Siena (30 mins), Chianti region (30-60 mins depending on where you go), San Gimignano (15 mins). Overall we were happy with the central location. The village is also nice and boasts a castle (Rocca di Staggia) which is worth visiting. There is a supermarket about a 15 min walk (5 min drive) away which we frequented. Closer than that are a gelateria, cafés, pizzeria, and restaurants.
The air conditioning worked well and the wifi connection was pretty good. There was a bit of a dead zone in the bedroom and the connection was occasionally lost but could be easily reestablished by walking back to the main room.
The building is built into the old city walls which lends some charm as the wall is exposed within the building. Each room is named after a nearby town. We stayed in the Volterra room. Regardless of which room you stay in you have to walk up about 2 flights of stairs.
Our room was charming with an exposed stone wall, solid wood doors, windows with solid wood frames and shutters and little lacy curtains. There is a main room w kitchenette, dining table, and sitting area. There is a separate bedroom and bathroom.
The kitchenette is a little dated and has solid wood cabinetry. There is a mini fridge, a small stove (3 burners), a toaster oven, and a sink. Note that there isn't a microwave. There are cooking pots and utensils including an espresso pot and plenty of dishes and cutlery. We had breakfast and dinner there almost every night. We used the toaster oven extensively to toast bread, bake zucchini, bake veal chops, etc. All of our meals turned out wonderfully.
The dining table is solid wood and has 4 chairs. The sofa converts to a bed which is a reasonable size. Our kids, aged 10 and 8 slept there without complaining. There is also a safe deposit box and TV in the living area. We were able to find an English language music channel (MTV music) and a couple of other channels which could be heard in English if you changed the audio settings.
The bedroom has a large bed, about king size, a solid wood wardrobe w extra pillows and blankets, a solid wood chest of drawers w mirror, a TV, and a closet. The bed is really 2 beds pushed together and it is somewhat noticeable in the middle and there's a slight slope to the bed. However this did not stop either of us from getting a good night's sleep.
The bathroom looked to be newly renovated and was large and bright with a shower, sink, toilet, and bidet. There was a hair dryer in a drawer and shampoo packets and soap provided. The shower was a reasonable size and large compared to the other places we stayed in Italy. The shower head was an adjustable hand shower and had good pressure and good hot water.
The room was made and towels exchanged once during our stay. There was a laundry facility available. We didn't use it but it looked to be complimentary.
Regarding parking, there is lots of free parking adjacent to the building.
The facility is family-run and everyone was lovely and accommodating. We would certainly recommend staying here and wouldn't hesitate staying here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Alle Mura Poggibonsi, Italy - Tuscany