Don't get me wrong, it's a nice building with comfortable rooms, in quite a nice (and certainly quiet) location quite some way out of Pistoia (nothing else around - so make sure you book their restaurant if you don't want to drive). It has a 'big', albeit not very spectacular view of the valley below. BUT... we booked two nights through Tripadvisor/Venere arrived with our confirmation, the owner said no, we only have a booking for one night so tough and not his problem and basically told us that we should not have booked through Venere. He reluctantly let us use his computer to try to find a hotel for the next night. The hotelier seemed more interested in his local business crowd as the hotel was full of suited businessmen so we felt that we may have been 'bumped' out of our second night's booking - if this is his core trade then well, it's his business, but bear it in mind if you are booking and don't expect the usual warm Tuscan welcome if you are a mere tourist. Also the pool looks inviting from afar but up close it was filthy and full of wriggling worms - needless to say we didn't go in.
- Also Known As:
- Il Convento Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An ancient Franciscan monastery, turned into an elegant hotel immerged in the beautiful green landscape of Tuscany, half way from Florence (25km) and Lucca (30 km). Located on a hill at 230 mt above the sea level, where during particular clear days it is possible to recognize the Dome of Brunelleschi and the Bell Tower of Giotto in Florence. ... more less
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