We only had two nights in Tuscany...so I had to make it count. Needless to say I was nervous about selecting the right place to stay. I booked Squarcialupi based on the pictures and price. I don't know if I could have picked a better place to stay....
What I really liked about it was the nice balance between staying in a charming Tuscan town where there was plenty going on and still feeling like we were miles away in the countryside. It was a little difficult to find but we figured it out. We followed our GPS which tells you to go up a street that looks like you cannot drive on. Park at the bottom, pay the meter, and walk up the street to check in. They will give you instructions for where to park and what to do...easy.
The staff was impressive. They will help you with anything you want and will be friendly about it. The hotel itself is very unique and has a wonderful ambiance about it. Our room was huge! It felt very rustic, but not old. We were streetside so we didn't have the view out our window, but we had the smell of pizza from the awesome shop across the street...yum!!! The bathroom was also quite roomy and everything was very clean.
Positives: Sitting on the terrace with a bottle of wine, with that view, was sooooo relaxing. A nice change a pace after visiting the big, crowded cities. The spa was an amazing surprise. Castellina is a super cute town with a handful of great places to eat and hang out.
Negatives: Writing this review makes me wish I was there right now!
Message me if you have any questions. I'm jealous of anyone who is going!