Wonderfull hotel, with stunning views and a very nice decor. We were received with open arms, and felt immediately at home.
Located 5 minutes drive from the motorway, between Pisa and Florence, with very easy access to both these cities, also takes only about 50 minutes to drive to the stunning medieval town of San Gimignano. Parking is 2-3 min walk from the hotel and is free. We were there in August, which unfortunately meant that most of the Monte Poli was shut down, the temperature was on the other side of 35 degrees, so we were a part of the time 'forced' to relax by the pool or in the room which had air conditioning.
The hosts went to great lengths to help the guest with any questions, addresses to wine merchant, etc. The hotel restaurant was quite excellent, and we ate here quite a few times. If you are here in august please remember to put on some mosquito repellent on before going down, the mosquitoes are VERY aggressive. The owner speaks English so did several of the staff members, we had no language problems.
Montopoli is a very authentic town, all inhabitants still say good morning and good evening to each other even the tourists, the people are friendly and easily send a smile to the city's guests. There is a post office 5 minutes from the hotel and also is a cash machine 5 minutes from the hotel. Natural surroundings are fantastic, and if you go to San Gimignano you will get a fantastic view along the ride.
We have already decided that we will return here at a later date.