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Hotel Le Fontanelle
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strada Provinciale 408, km 14.7, 53019 Pianella, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pianella
Montreuil, France
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“a rare and unique experience of quality and "allure".”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Le Fontanelle is a remarquable place to spend your time . The welcome is high class, the personnel is attentive and warm without being too much "on your back". They are listening carefully to your needs and they observe your habits in order to anticipate with effcetiveness and warmth any kind of wish you could have.
They are really helpfull and the location is in itself a real "paradise".
We recommend very strongly this hotel

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MediaGuestRelations, Direttore generale at Hotel Le Fontanelle, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Guests,

Well, you completely understood our intention of Service and we are honoured about that! We always try our best to make our Guests stays as more memorable as possible -surely in positive sense - but without violating their own privacy. There are no scripts or rules for doing that, just the spontaneity of a motivated Staff totally devoted to our Guests happyness. We are glad you caught our sense of Service and it was a tremendous pleasure meeting you at Hotel Le Fontanelle.

Wishing you all the best, we remain with our warmest regards.

Marion Winski
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Situated in a magnificent Tuscan countryside, is an ideal place to rest, or dating.
The rest is absolute and wonderful walks.
The rustic rooms are very comfortable and the magnificent beds with linen sheets.
The service is unusual for excellence.
The meals are very small and confecionadas almoçoexcelente.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MediaGuestRelations, Direttore generale at Hotel Le Fontanelle, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Guests,

We are pleased to learn that you have enjoyed our Property, Relax and Service, and hope to meet you again in the future.

Kind regards.

Marion Winski
General Manager
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I stayed for a month in May 2012 at a villa that was a stone's throw from this hotel. I had really looked forward to going there and using their spa facilities. One day a couple of weeks into my trip, I stopped at the front gate (locked!) and asked whether I could book a massage - Answer (not nicely either) was that unless I was a guest I could not come onto the property. Really, they are happy to turn away business? I was extremely disappointed at their inhospitality.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MediaGuestRelations, Direttore at Hotel Le Fontanelle, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Madam/Sir,
We are sorry to receive your negative comment.
For legal reasons linked to our (small) Property and for privacy respect forward Guests staying at our Hotel, we are not allowed to host external people at our SPA.

In case in future you could have the chance to stay at Hotel Le Fontanelle you will have consequently the right, as all our Guests, to enjoy all our services, probably also positively appreciating them.

At your disposal for any clarification you might, I remain with my kind regards.
Marion Winski
General Manager - Hotel Le Fontanelle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

My review is long overdue as my husband and I visited in September. All I can say is WOW! Hotel le Fontanelle was definitely one of the high points of our trip and we are definitely coming back in the next few years. Everyone who worked at the hotel was so accomodating and polite. The food was excellent although I highly recommend taking their complimentary Vespa around the Chianti region and visiting the local wineries and stopping for lunch. Our only regret was not staying long enough. We would have skipped out on Venice and stayed longer in Sienna if we had known in advance.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Fontanelle, and our stay was delightful. It was recommended by Andrew Harper, so we knew it would be nice...and of course we were upgraded when we arrived due to the Harper priviledges! It is apparent that the owners care about keeping their location top notch. The setting for breakfast was beautiful ( but we turned the chairs each morning to look out the incredible picture windows!). We did not dine there for dinner, preferring other options. we rented Vespas one day from them, and had an incredible day going to other small communities.... DO THIS for something different. Our massages were good, not great. the staff were all very helpful, especially Uli who helped us with our bags. close enough to Siena to get there easily. The shuttle only goes at 10 am and returns at 5, so does not provide as much flexibility as other shuttles. Indoor pool and jacuzzi were nice, especially on rainy days! Overall above average stay.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

COngratulations to the entire staff at the hotel for making our 3 night stay last week the highlight of our Italy trip. I had been in contact with the property to set up an unusual request to actually stomp grapes. While I am sure the staff thought us crazy, Marion and her team made it happen complete with champagne. Not an easy task as most of the harvest was completed mid-may. Watching the sun go down while toasting our birthdays doing this completely silly thing demonstrated the hotels attntion to detail. I would like to thank the entire staff - everyone we came in contact with were polite, courteous, charming and eager to please. A special thanks to Annalise who went above and beyond - this young lady is a credit to the entire hospitality industry. It is no surprise that we met several couples who returned year after year. So many special moments.

A couple of comments:
- you definately should have a car to get around. Seems an obvious notation but if you dont taxis can be expensive.
-Do plan to rent vespas for a day
- the restaurant is fantastic and very pricey. You can have less substantial fare in the bar area.
- if possible book a jr suite with terrace

Altogether a very, very special place in an area with lots of beautiful properties. We would go back in a heatbeat.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We had a great trip to this hotel. The staff were very friendly and on arrival gave us a complimentary room upgrade, so we had a lovely view of the chianti wine region. The food was absolutely amazing.. The breakfast was the best I ahd in Italy, and the dinner was fantastic. The whole stay was just brilliant. It is definitely worth paying slightly more to stay in a hotel of this quality (as it is definitely not cheap). Our only wish was that we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Strada Provinciale 408, km 14.7, 53019 Pianella, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Castelnuovo Berardenga > Pianella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pianella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Le Fontanelle 5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Le Fontanelle, this 5 star luxury Hotel located in the Chianti Classico region, capturing the magical essence of Tuscany and the preciousness of its landscapes, offers to its Guests sceneries of spectacular pristine beauty, for a memorable stay or a private special event. With its 25 rooms divided into five different typologies, the Hotel proposes a special refined comfort, turning into the perfect choice for a pleasant holiday. ... more   less 
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