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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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Portland, Oregon
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5 hotel reviews
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“Unbelievable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Fabulous stay for 3 nights with my husband and two teenagers. Classy, quiet, beautiful, accommodating, service-oriented and high quality are how I would describe this hotel. We will be back again (this time without teenagers). The views are breathtaking and it was the highlight of our two week trip.

Room Tip: the ones with the patios are fabulous - splurge! It will be worth it!
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  • Stayed June 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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Marion W, Direttore generale at Hotel Le Fontanelle, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for having chosen us for your stay in Tuscany with your family. We will be looking forward your return.

Kind regards.

Marion Winski
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Le Fontanelle for 3 nights at the midpoint of our Italian honeymoon. As you would expect from the price and the number of stars, this was a special place that made our honeymoon much more special.

The fact that the hotel is a bit hard to find as it's off the beaten path adds to its charm. The staff was extremely cheerful and helpful, the rooms were large and charming and the property itself exudes relaxation. After almost a week in Rome, this was the perfect place for us to recover and relax while also seeing the famous Tuscan hill towns.

Le Fontanelle is perfect for couples and definitely worth the price. We hope to go back on a future anniversary.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Marion W, Direttore generale at Hotel Le Fontanelle, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Guests,

First of all we thank you very much for having chosen Hotel Le Fontanelle for celebrating this special moment in your life and we all have been honored to share your Honeymoon with you and lead you toward your Relax!

Hoping to meet you for your Anniversary then, we wish you a special life together!

Warm regards.

Marion Winski
General Manager
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Coquitlam, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This hotel was amazing and I recommend it to everyone. The staff is very professional and they highly value the quietness of their hotel.

We did get off on the wrong foot at first when I asked how late the bar was open (it is in a cozy den, great for curling up in a chair and reading!) This is because my husband has trouble sleeping and I thought we could just quietly grab a drink / read a book / news together at night, which is what we do normally at home. The gentleman who was helping us check in seemed a bit taken aback and said that the hotel was "quiet" and its patrons valued the calmness and they generally do not have parties late. Perhaps it was our age, but it seemed rather rude that it was assumed we would be partying and we were reprimanded for asking this simple question.

However, it is all easily forgiven as the remainder of our stay was perfect. I can understand why the gentleman said what he did because the hotel is truly a piece of heaven in the heart of Tuscany. The restaurant had amazing food (we ate at the hotel for all meals for the 3 nights we stayed) and the staff of course is great. My husband and I will definitely come back to this hotel.

(Note, we were there in July 2012 when it was hot in Italy, but up where the hotel is situated, the temperature was just right)

Room Tip: It really depends on what you like. My husband and I wanted our private garden to have a glass of w...
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  • Stayed August 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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Marion W, Direttore generale at Hotel Le Fontanelle, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are honored of the fact that although it has been passed a year since your stay at our Hotel, you are still finding time to dedicate your thoughts to us. We really appreciate it and thank you very much for your kind review.

We are sorry to learn that your first impression at our Property was a bit “undertone”, but believe us, it came from a sure misunderstanding because probably the Receptionist on call did not explained well. Surely there are no problems if our Guests would like to spend their time at our Lounges Bar areas at night and, in case of necessity, they could be also supported by our Night Audit Supervisor.

However we are happy your stay turned immediately into a pleasant experience and we hope to meet you again in the future.

Kind regards.

Marion Winski
General Manager
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

i have stayed in 3 hotels in Tuscany, this is by far the best, spectacular service, beautiful pool, breathtaking views from restaurant for breakfast lunch and dinner, excellent food, plenty of things to do, renting bicycles or vispas,

  • Stayed June 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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Marion W, Direttore generale at Hotel Le Fontanelle, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear Guests,

We are really happy you enjoyed Service, location ad activities at Hotel Le Fontanelle and are honored you valued us as the best Hotel among the 3 you had the chance to visit during your trip around Tuscany.

Thank you!

We wish you all the best and remain with our kind regards.
Marion Winski
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Having driven in the morning from Badia di Morrona we were lucky to experience the most scenic of drives from one rural part of Tuscany to another. Approaching the hotel we knew we were in for a treat given its vantage point across rolling hills. Our treatment on arrival was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals.

  • Stayed June 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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Marion W, Direttore generale at Hotel Le Fontanelle, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Guests,

We are happy you had the chance to explore the surrounding area a bit around: it is gorgeous!
The Chianti Classico offers sceneries of spectacular pristine beauty and it seems like entering in another dimension, which really helps people to escape from the daily frenzy life.

Our Property also is oriented to let people seeking for their Relax and interior wellbeing. So, we would be pleased to welcome you again in a next occasion then.

Warmest regards.

Marion Winski
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We have just returned from a week at this beautiful hotel and want to return as soon as possible, The views are fantastic, the service from all the staff is to the highest standard, the attention to detail is amazing. The restaurant is excellent but quite expensive. You could not wish to stay in a more beautiful place.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Marion W, Direttore generale at Hotel Le Fontanelle, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Guests,

We thank you for having chosen us and for having appreciated our intention. Regarding the location, yes, it is breathtaking and our main aim is trying to keep intact what God gave us.

Waiting for your possible return, we send you our kind regards.

Marion Winski
General Manager
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Absolutely fantastic place to make a real rest! Spectacular view and amazing silence surrounds us so much that we do not need any spa treatments :-) Excellent service, very friendly and professional . We had a feeling that someone who created this place put his heart here. We really wish to come back!

  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marion W, Direttore generale at Hotel Le Fontanelle, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Guests,

We are glad you found hearth at Hotel Le Fontanelle: it is the biggest "means" we used/use at our Property both from its restoration and service. We are plead you had a nice experience and hope to meet you again.

Warmest regards.
Marion Winski
General Manager
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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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