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All reviews boutique hotel wine shop worth a visit his wife loading unloading tuscan countryside great place to stay perfect stay beautiful room top floor excellent breakfast san gimignano short drive excellent location every morning beautiful hotel pietro
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

I say this for purely selfish reasons. This was one of the best experiences we have had with a hotel, from the time we booked through checking out. We will definitely be back and would love for this place to be in business forever.

The property is amazing, the location in the Tuscan wine country is a great home base, the staff is awesome and the included breakfast was amazing. This is a restored country palace and every detail has been attended to.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Lisarintelen
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

We had such a wonderful time at Palazzo Pacini. There was so much attention to detail when it came to the decor, the breakfast, and the welcome by the owners. The fact that we could get some tea or water on our own from the dispenser was so helpful in the evenings. Breakfast was yummy with some nice touches. We had to change rooms with my 85 year old mom because you had to go up some steep stairs to get to the top floor and she wasn't able to do that. Otherwise there is an elevator that goes to the rooms on the other floors.

Room tip: Room 16 had amazing views, although you had to walk up a small flight of steep stairs from the elevator.
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Faith F
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Charming walled town. Newer boutique hotel in an old villa. Beautiful, individually decorated rooms and some have gorgeous views of the Tuscan countryside. Breakfast buffet was delicious and they will make you eggs to order. The friendly owner will accommodate your any need. Their toiletries offer no hair conditioner so if that is important to you I suggest you bring. My only negative comment is that I found their sophisticated automated controls system very frustrating. Many times we were left climbing stairs in the dark (motion sensors) and there is no individual climate control in the rooms. Otherwise, very nice and recommend a stay if you are traveling through Tuscany.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank CAB109
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Opened about 2 ½ years ago this little boutique hotel is a gem if you want tranquility and beautiful historic surroundings! The hotel is owned by the former pharmaceutist Pietro and his German wife Heike and is managed by Spanish and very chic Margeritha.

We stayed one week in deluxe room Della Duchessa on the second floor with AC and a stunning view over the Tuscan hills. The bed was big and comfortable and the centrally controlled AC kept about +25C in the room which was a little bit too warm for us Swedes…. If I shall nag about something there’s a just one cupboard to store your things in. The stone staircases are steep but there’s a cool red elevator installed!

Breakfast is served between 08.00 – 10.00 in the basement and as the weather was sunny and warm we enjoyed fresh bread and pastries from the local bakery, good espresso and macchiato outside on the terrace. You can also have fresh fruit, yoghurt, juice, order scrambled eggs with bacon etc. All served on beautiful Villeroy & Bosch porcelain which enhanced the experience.

You can drink the tap water so there’s no need to buy bottled water. There’s a fridge in the room stocked with water, beer etc – a small bottle of water costs 1,50 Euro.

The hotel is located on a narrow cobbled street with two temporary parking slots outside for loading/unloading but the parking slots were always full… You CAN park on the street but there are restrictions. There are several free parking lots on the way up the hill to the old part of Colle di Val’Elsa. When you turn left into the street “via Giuseppe Giusti” there’s one big parking lot called Porta Vecchia (the old port) on your left hand side where you can park for free. It takes about 10 minutes of slow walk slightly downhill to get to the hotel from Porta Vecchia. Do bring a GPS!

The hotel doesn’t serve lunch or dinner but Pietro runs the Enoteca Il Salotto 20 meters from the hotel and the Enoteca is open every day until 20.00. There you’ll find excellent wines for tasting (and buying), olive oils, balsamic vinegars but also good rustic Tuscan food. The menu is not ample but sufficient – a simple pasta dish costs about 7-8 Euro and bruschetta (toasted white bread) with chopped tomatoes and chicken liver paté (fegatini di pollo) 5 Euro. Wine tasting starts from approx. 5 EUR depending on your choice!

On Mondays many restaurants are closed in Colle di Val’Elsa but not the Enoteca and the bakery close to the Enoteca (where you can buy a panini with e.g. cheese and ham for approx. 4 Euro) is open until 13.00.

Colle di Val’Elsa old part is quiet without hoards of people like in e.g. Sienna. If you want to explore Tuscany Colle di Val’Elsa is an excellent choice. Despite being quite small the village have lots of good eateries – not to forget the exquisite two star Guide Michelin restaurant Arnolfo well worth a visit!

Room tip: Very nice view from the room Della Duchessa!
Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank cajsawarg2016
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights here after visiting nearby San Gimignano. A beautiful mediaeval town and this hotel adds to the experience with spacious rooms decorated in a complementary style.
The owner is very enthusiastic and friendly - he owns the wine bar over the road and this is worth a visit too. Breakfasts are served on the outdoor patio overlooking the Tuscan countryside. We had delicious fried eggs cooked by the very accommodating staff. Even on the day we had to leave before normal breakfast time. A great place to stay.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank Speecha65
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