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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
Birmingham, Alabama
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“Tuscan Sabbatical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Perfect husband and I stayed here in April 2013. The service was truly unprecedented. The concierge staff meticulously helped plan our activities every day, and even asssited us in our departure transporation. The food- fabulous.Kitchen was notified of my gluten allergy- and went to great lengths for me.(delicious GF pasta and desserts) The waitstaff even served our meal in the library on evening upon our request, after a long day. Location and sweeping views are surreal .Additionally, there are numerous comfortable common areas, inside and out- to sit and plan your day or end it with a glass of Brunello. We loved it so much- we actually tried to skip our next leg in Venice, just to prolong our stay- unfortunately hotel was fully booked for a private event. Pre-paid for a nice discount, and recieved an upgrade due to our anniversary.
You will not be disapppointed.

  • Stayed April 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,

We thank you very much for your kind review. We are pleased you felt pampered at our Property. It is always a tremendous pleasure for us to satisfy our Guests’ needs and it’s our biggest pleasure to receive your final appreciation. We are really sorry not having had the chance to let you extend your stay because of the Event in exclusive use of the Property on the day after, but hope in a future occasion!

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

Marion Winski
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel that sits alone on a hilltop outside of Siena with lovely views of fields and vineyards for miles. Very quiet except for the sound of birds and buzzing insects. Lovely outdoor terrace for dining. Gracious and friendly hospitality. One of our favorite hotels ever.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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,

We thank you for having chosen Hotel Le Fontanelle during your stay in Tuscany. Yes, our Property is located in a breathtaking area and we daily thanks God for the precious gift he gave us with the surrounding nature, which our Staff in the main time tries to enrich with a warm hospitality involving all Guests in a such homely atmosphere.
Hoping to welcome you again, we send you our best regards.

Marion Winski
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Sadly we only booked a room for one night. What a fantastic place to stay: the surroundings, the hotel, the people, the food, the wines, we must go back and spend more time. We can't wait to go there again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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,

We are delighted to learn that you had a pleasant stay at our hotel and, why not, next time you could spend more nights with us then ! 

Warmest regards,

Marion Winski
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Le Fontanelle for three nights with my wife celebrating her 40th B'day in April 2013. The hotel stands up to its reputation and more. It is a boutique hotel in the heart of the Chitanti region in Tuscany, has 20+ rooms with a nice quite Spa and an outside pool. Service at the hotel is excellent (Restaurants, house keeping, reception). High quality food, although a bit pricy. The location is great for anyone going for a wine tasting trip in Chianti. The views from the hotel left me speechless as it stands slightly elevated than its surroundings.
This is not a hotel for kids or party animals, but a perfect place for couples and wine enthusiasts to explore the beauty of Tuscany and enjoy some luxuary. All you can do after a long day of winery hopping is to sit back at the Hotel bar and relax while reading one of the many books they have available in multiple languages, or surf the net using their hotel-wide free wi fi.
Getting to the hotel is easy once you realize that it is neither on google earth, nor on the GPS systems. What google earth marks is the main road (SP 408) off which, a narrow semi country road branches to the hotel (1300 m long). Even the GPS loses its directions once you are on this road. Just punch the google coordinates into your GPS and trust me ... you will get there (43.23.32.81 N 11.24.43.66 E). These will take you directly to begining of the narrow winding road to the hotel. A car is a must to get to and around the hotel. The hotel provides underground parking free of charge. Do not miss a visit to the nearby "Chianti Sculpture Park" it is worth it.
All in all, I loved the hotel. My only regret is that I was not there in the summer in order to enjoy its outside pool.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 Guest,

Wow! You left us speachless. We thank you for having chosen us and for your attention catching each single detail.
We are really honoured you spent a nice experience at our Property and hopefully you could come back in the Summer to turn your regret into a new breathtaking surprise!

Hoping to welcome you again, we send you our best regards.
Marion Winski
General Manager
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Montreuil, France
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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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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*
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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