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“Over rated. We were very disappointed with what was on the net and what we ended up with.” 2 of 5 stars
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Fattoria Voltrona
Localita San Donato, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy   |  
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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“Over rated. We were very disappointed with what was on the net and what we ended up with.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Down a bumpy gravel Rd. We were made to feel that we should be grateful of such a place. We were not shown the room. Walked in and found a cockroach crawling on the floor. Killed it. Shower and toilet were in separate rooms and were no more than a cupboard size each. Had to sit sideways on the toilet. Water quality was shocking. Grey silt was sitting in basin and shower floor. It was mixed with the tap water. We were hot and tired and took it, but really it was totally over priced and inadequate. Found another roach the next day. Had to ask for poison and were told that we were on a farm. That's how it is.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Vicenza, Italy
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This agriturismo is located between San Gimignano and Voltrona. It was a gorgeous property and the rooms were lovely. We stayed for 2 nights and had dinner along with wine pairings one of the nights. We also rented scooters from the owners and had a blast riding them around the area. It's the perfect location to explore this region of Tuscany.

  • 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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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stayed here for several nights while exploring Tuscany, and it was amazing! The rooms are simply furnished, but exceptionally clean. The grounds are situated on a lovely working farm, with a spectacular view of San Gimignano and surrounding hillsides. It was perfectly located for our day trips to Siena, Florence, Volterra, etc. The staff is just incredible! We ate at the attached restaurant nearly every night, both for convenience and because the food was truly incredible! It is also a great value, as your multi-course meal comes with local (delicious!) wine, and is prepared with fresh ingredients grown on the premises or locally. We also did the horseback riding tour, and enjoyed it immensely. Our children are experienced riders, so they were able to go on a private ride through the vineyards and hillsides with me, which was beautiful! Try the risotto (or just about anything)! Would love to return to this wonderful little place!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

3 nights in the heart of Tuscany. A great medium size Fattoria to relax, eat well, engage in sports, take day trips. The location cannot be beaten .....all what you expect Tuscany to be ,absolutely quite and so groomed and generously maintained. The entire staff is marvelous . My room was huge as was my friends and absolutely unbeatable price for a place like this. Good place to stockup with vine and other culinary delights. The village of San Donato a mile away is so cute and the closeness to San Gimignano, Greve, Chianti roads and Siena make it a perfect base to enjoy other parts of Tuscany. No surprise Voltrona is heavily booked also by Italian families and couples.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Voltrona is a beautiful agriturismo, very well located between Siena and Florence just a few miles from San Gimignano. The owners are very nice and cordial and speak English well. The food is amazing, as is the the wine they make on the farm. The accommodations are basic but nice, spacious, and clean, the view from our window was like an amazing Italian painting with olive grows, cypress trees, and scattered medieval buildings as far as the eye could see, and the whole experience of being there felt very authentic and relaxing. We traveled all around - the towns of Volterra, Cortona, and Moteriggioni are all a short drive away. The agriturismo also offers icelandic horse rides in the area and a vespa you could rent for a really fun drive on the winding Tuscan roads. Highly recommend this agriturismo to anyone who wants a relaxing and authentic Tuscan experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We had a couple of wonderful days at Fattoria Voltrona. It was my second stay there and this time I presented it to my daughter and granddaughter.The staff is really welcoming and helpful. The rooms are decorated in a rustique and tasteful way and the view from the window is breathtaking, like the landscape overall in Toscana. We had lunch and dinner indoors, in April it is a bit chilly in the pergola. The food and wine is very good and is served by helpful people, one of them a nice guy from Sweden, who gave us good direction with the menu, The second day we went horseback riding and the horses are really nice and well behaved. I will be back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Kópavogur, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Outstanding service (thanks Claudia and the swedish girls), beautiful view, big rooms for families, playing area for kids, Icelandic horses for the kids (best horses in the world:)), fishing pond, breakfast fine, lunch fine and dinner fine for value and yes did I mention the BEAUTIFUL view again! You can walk to San Gimignano (5km) which is a beautiful town.

Great for families in every aspect...have already started to recommend to friends:)

p.s. they make their own olive oil and wine which both taste great!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: Localita San Donato, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 101 Specialty Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by extensive gardens with fishing pond and outdoor pool, Fattoria Voltrona offers country-style rooms 6 km from San Gimignano centre. Vespa scooters and fishing equipment can be rented on site. The on-site restaurant serves authentic homemade Tuscan dishes. Dinner is served every evening in the barn, or under the stars on the terrace. Simply furnished rooms at the Voltrona have tiled floors and heating. The private bathroom comes with shower. Volterra is 23 km away, while Siena is reachable by car in 45 minutes. ... more   less 
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Fattoria Voltrona Hotel San Gimignano
Fattoria Voltrona San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany

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