We stayed for a week in a deluxe room. The good news: above all, very helpful staff, genuinely seemed to enjoy supporting their guests, offering all sorts of tips and recommended 'days out'; room has excellent furniture, feels rustic but all well chosen pieces. A lot of love has gone into fitting the communal areas and rooms. The pool area is truly splendid, surrounded by the mature park with plenty of flowers and bordering the vines. Lunch can be taken nearby and is reasonably priced. Breakfast choice was wide ranging with excellent homemade jams, freshly baked croissants and cakes. We also sampled the on site massages - good value when compared to the nearby Saturnia spa. The restaurant La Limonaia was tried one evening. A slight disappointment as I was expecting more from previous reviews, but the food was carefully prepared and 'tried hard' (perhaps too hard) to be creative, but fell short of the wow factor. Good value though with a 4 course meal for two and two glasses of wine each costing around €100. The slightly not so good news: the Rooms are rather small. We had a deluxe room with a small and very pleasant balcony with a lovely view of Montemerano. However in the summer it's simply too hot to stay out there.
The room is small, bathroom is small and the shower is....well, smaller still. The latter not being a place for any extrovert activity...if not you'd have broken elbows.
The air conditioning on the lowest level makes a lot of noise...and in mid August with 38 degrees outside it is essential to have it on...but nice plate of fruit and a bottle of their own wine in the fridge as complimentary on arrival.
But these are minor complaints in what was overall an extremely positive experience. Once again the staff were the key success factor. Just goes to show how important it is to have motivated staff who love what they do and really engage with the guests.
The area has plenty to keep the most demanding Tuscany adicted tourist occupied...Pittigliano (at night), Capalbio and the Giardino dei Tarocchie are just some high points.
- Also Known As:
- Relais Hotel Manciano
- Relais Villa Acquaviva Italy/Montemerano
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Italian romantic, country hotel standing in the Tuscan Maremma, close to the Saturnia Spa at Manciano, the Villa Acquaviva luxury hotel is the ideal place for those looking for wellbeing and relaxation. Bedrooms and suites, with hydromassage or with terrace in order to benefit from all the advantages of a comfortable and tranquil stay. Acquaviva Farm’s Wine Cellar is an integral part of the hotel’s elegance and charm: it offers a choice of excellent wine to taste in the wine cellar or in the country hotel’s restaurant. The country hotel’s restaurant, La Limonaia, offers a sophisticated and refined service in the name of wellbeing: Tuscan dishes, typical produce of the Tuscan Maremma, wine and olive oil coming from this eco-friendly, country hotel. An enchanting country hotel, a romantic and regenerating retreat is waiting for you in the delightful Tuscan Maremma. ... more less
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