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Hotel Le Capanne
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Loc. Il Matto 44 / 45, 52040 Arezzo, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 30 hotels in Arezzo
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“Fantastic hospitality!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We went for a holiday last summer with our 4year-old daughter. The hotel is a little bit of nowhere so a car is a must but it's really worth-it. The hotel is like an old farmhouse, hosting a few rooms (16 if I'm not mistaken). It has a private parking and the rooms are quite big. Breakfast is served outside in the garden and it's so quiet! The restaurant is very good as well, and not expensive compared to the rest in Tuscany. The service is impeccable - including the restaurant staff, hotel owner, reception and maids. They will do anything to help you! Would love to go there another time!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We read some good reviews but were very disappointed. In the middle of nowhere (brown farm fields) near an industrial zone and not that close to the town of Arezzo, requiring a car and parking. Arezzo lacked the charm one wants in a "Tuscan" village. Despite the isolated location nights were noisy as we were placed immediately next to the bar area. The walls were not enought to stop sounds of the bathroom next door and people talking loudly late at night. We mistakenly booked the 2-bedroom "family" room which we thought was just a double - very expensive for very little comfort and they wouldn't change it. Paint chipped, cheap room furniture, ugly handicapped toilet with bars, etc. Not what was pictured.
If you are a family with children who want to make use of the pool, equestrian center, bicycles, you might feel it worth the high price. The staff was pleasant and the food was good although the restaurant was closed for a private event.
If you want to make this your base for Tuscany, go farther south where the scenery is beautiful (Montepulciano and Pienza) and the driving closer.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2009

I feel sad that i can't visit Arezzo and hotel Le Capanne once again during Christmas and i just went back to read the Trip advisor's reviews .
We are a family from Greece that stayed at this hotel for 6 nights during Christmas 2008 . We are frequent travelers during the year (within Greece) and quite often abroad as well. We have stayed in Luxury hotels and in B&Bs as well.
We will always keep our stay in Le Capanne in our hearts and we have recommended it to all of our friends, Christmas is not the perfect time for Tuscany and the hotel didn't have other visitors . But everyone in this hotel tried to make our visit unforgettable. Just to mention that Locanda Dei Pilli (what a food in this restaurant !!!!) was fully reserved twice with locals , they opened the Osteria , cooked specially for us and the owner arranged a dinner for his friends there as well in order for us not to feel isolated .
If you have a car i strongly recommend this hotel . The building is very very nice , the family room given to us (2 room appartment) comfortable , the food is perfect , the hospitality is the best.
You can easily visit Sienna, Cortona , Florence . We will certainly come back.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

This hotel and attached restaurant comes with a good reputation, so it was a bit disappointing to find neither entirely satisfactory.

The hotel is a 20 minute car drive outside Arezzo so we thought the standard must be pretty good to attract a clientele. However, the standard of our room was less than we expected for the price. Our room was a so-called “junior suite” and while it was quite spacious, I wouldn’t have called it a “suite”, having only two chairs and a very small table. It was pretty basic - we thought it would be a little more luxurious.

The attached restaurant Locanda dei Pilli has a good reputation, and was one of the main reasons we chose to stay here. But on the two nights of our stay it was closed. Closed Wednesdays and random other days apparently.

So we had to eat in the small Osteria L‘Angolo which allegedly uses the same kitchen. Despite their insistence that the food was home made, it has a commercial pre-prepared feel, particularly the pastas. They made no attempt to hide the fact that the desserts were stored in a commercial deep freezer. The semifreddo was topped with a raspberry and a cherry that were frozen solid. They told us that the menu changes daily - this also turned out to be false.

On the plus side, the hotel is very quiet, our bed was extremely comfortable and the breakfast was pretty good. If you make sure that the main restaurant is open and don’t get talked into a junior suite, you’ll probably be happy here.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Our stay at Le Capanne was truly a beautiful experience. It took us a while to find...even with our GPS...the signs for the hotel are quite small and it's down a dirt road so we kept thinking...surely it can't be down here. But, it was...and what a charmer. The ladies at the front desk, Christina and Gabriella went out of their way to help us plan our daily excursions to so many neighboring towns....Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, Cortona, Panzano, Colle Val D'este, Volterra...and even more than I can remember. Their advice and suggestions made our trip so special. One night we came back to our hotel very tired and instead of dining at a restaurant, we went to the local supermarket and bought wine, cheeses, meats, olives and breads and asked if there was a place we could enjoy our impromptu dinner. Gabriella allowed us to use the area where breakfast is usually served and even brought us candles so we could enjoy our dinner by candlelight. It doesn't get better than that...it was one of our most memorable meals in Italy. The hotel itself is a 1,500 year old farmhouse and the only issue we had while there was with the shower pressure, but I guess this is to be expected in such an old dwelling. Also, another big issue in basically all of Tuscany when we were there (Sept/Oct) was mosquitos. The weather was unusually warm (mid 80's)...which is probably what brought them all out. But, overall our stay was amazing...we have so many wonderful memories...of Le Capanne and all the people who work there. They made us feel like family and we can't wait to return.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2009

Initially locating Hotel Le Capanne is a bit confusing, but once you find the dirt road that takes you there....it is well worth the drive. Actually, Arezzo is close by and we easily found our way back and forth, but it is necessary to have a car.
The temperature at the end of August was in the mid nineties and the well maintained swimming pool was such a delight at the end of a very hot day of sightseeing.
The highlight was the outstanding dinner on the patio at their restaurant, Angolo. The chef is a nineteen year old gem. When I asked Stefano where he got his receipes, he said each course is his own original. The dinner was one of the best meals we had during our vacation.
In my opinion, La Capanne is a small hotel rather than a Bed and Breakfast. Parking, breakfast and internet were included in the hotel rate.. The grounds are well maintained, and the staff were all very nice and helpful.
As we peacefully ate our breakfast on the patio in the morning, we watched a shepherd walking by with his huge flock of sheep just outside the gate of the property. Coming from the city, that certainly was an added treat.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2009

My husband and I stayed at Hotel le Capanne after reading trip advisor reviews. Words cannot describe how unique this place is. It is a little hard to find but once you get there it is wonderful!! We
e-mailed the hotel and promptly received answers to our questions. When I got there, there was a letter from the receptionist to make sure everything was fine. The people who work there are so nice. We stayed in a room with a bigger bathroom which I would recommend. The farmhouse is very large with many areas to sit and relax from the large breakfast area with pool table to the library/tv room and the two upstairs huge sitting areas outside the rooms. It is beautifully decorated. Wireless internet worked great from my room.They also have a computer room with two computers for guests to use free of charge.
We ate at the restaurant on site and had a delicious italian meal. The farmhouse has a pool, and some private eating areas inside and outside which would be so nice during the summer.
If you tour Italy I would definitely make Hotel le Capanne a priority for part of your trip! It was our favorite place that we stayed and it was nice to have such a great restaurant on site. We will definitely return when we go back to Italy.
Pam and Oscar
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  • Liked — unique and exquisite accomodation
  • Disliked — a little hard to find
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Loc. Il Matto 44 / 45, 52040 Arezzo, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Arezzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 30 hotels in Arezzo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Le Capanne 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Le Capanne is a small hotel, it offers you a variety of different rooms respectively apartments. All rooms feature among others: Internet access, free safe deposit box, free mini bar, personalized air conditioner, heating and satellite TV. In addition, the guests have a billiard table, two large living rooms with fire place, an Internet point, a sitting room with television (LCD screen) and a book crossing corner, swimming pool at their disposal, be completed, gym club. A reserved parking, garden, porch, bar and a restaurant. There is a laundry service, a wake up service as well as a room service (with limited hours). ... more   less 
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