Took a group of 40 students to this hotel during Easter 2014, it was by far the best hotel we stayed in out of three.
The hotel is well located for groups using a Coach to get around as 2 mins from a suitable pick-up/drop-off location. Also within a short walk of the Train Station for trains to Florence.
The facilities in the hotel are good, it has recently been renovated and and for somewhere so affordable the quality of finish is very good. There is good WiFi (important with school groups!) and there's plenty of space for socialising downstairs in the reception area and conservatory.
The breakfast is basic, but the croissant are freshly baked and there are options available to those with strict dietary requirements. We only ate one evening meal in the hotel, but it was very good - well tailored to the school group without just being the 'burger and chips' school groups are so often presented with.
The staff are very helpful, and the new owners were on hand to resolve what few issues there were. They spoke very good English and genuinely cared about making sure everything was up to the high standards they have set.
When an injury to a student resulted in them returning from the local hospital late at night the owners were able to organise Pizzas to be delivered to the hotel for both the Coach Drivers and our member of staff and student.
Altogether a hotel I would use again for a trip to the area and one I would very highly recommend for any group visit to the area - especially a school group as with around 40 students you will have sole occupancy of the hotel.
I wish all the hotels I have used for school trips were this good!
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