This is not only one of the best 3 Star hotels but one of the best Best Western 3 Star hotels we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in a lot. From first checking in to last checking out, the staff have been so friendly and helpful and nothing has been too much trouble for any of them. Our Italian is pretty ropey to say the least and they put us to shame with their excellent English. The buffet breakfast is more than anyone could want to start the day and both the rooms and the public areas are excellently decorated. The outdoor pool and whirlpool are a joy to come back to after a hard day exploring the Tuscan countryside, towns and villages. The hotel is ideally placed to get easy access into Florence by train (9.20 eur pp return) and an easy 50 minute drive to Pisa, where the driving and parking is much easier. There are lots of reasonably priced restaurants within an easy stroll of the hotel and the town itself is very pleasant to walk around. We would certainly recommend this as a base for this part of Tuscany.