We stayed for 4 nights at this hotel after arriving by train from Pisa Airport, to Poggibonsi. We had expected to take a taxi from Poggibonsi station but as it was a Sunday there weren't any, however there is a frequent Bus service to Colle (Siena Bus), which stops directly outside the station.
The hotel is quite close to the main Bus stop in Colle, less than 3 minutes walk, just off the main Piazza in the centre of town. It is a modern Hotel with good facilities. Our room was on the small side, but we did only book a standard room, and it was clean. Everything worked.
The Breakfast each day was very good with a good selection of cold items, local ham & cheese, fruit, cakes etc. including a daily Creme Caramel, which I've never seen before at Breakfast. Ask the waiter if you need a Cappacino or Expresso, otherwise it's coffee from the flask.
The hotel staff very friendly, spoke good English, and gave some good advice. They can arrange various tours for you, but we always prefer to do our own thing.
There is a lift from the Lower Town (newish part) to the Upper Town (the really old bit), which is only 5 minutes walk from the Hotel.
Tip: You can get your Bus Tickets from the Tabbachi/Newsagent close to the Bus Stop, with the exception of Volterra, where you have to purchase tickets directly from the driver. There is a huge digital display by the main Bus stop displaying all the departing buses in the next hour or so. There are hourly services to Siena and San Gimignano, and a 2 hourly service to Florence, plus a host of smaller towns and villages throughout the day..
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- Hotel La Vecchia Cartiera Tuscany, Italy - Colle Di Val D'Elsa