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“Great value” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Sole
Via dei Cappuccini, 10/A, 56048 Volterra, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 24 hotels in Volterra
Michigan
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118 reviews 118 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Clean comfortable with nice staff and a good breakfast. Appreciated the easy no hassle free parking. It is a bit of a hike all up hill into Volterra but worth every step of the way. Mgt is very helpful with spot on restaurant recommendations and highlights not to miss in town.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Absolutely lovely host, so helpful and kind. Clean, spacious rooms, good bathrooms, great breakfast!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

One of the best hotels I’ve ever been. Hotel looks very new and well decorated. Rooms are large, well-appointed with big bathrooms. For me it was very important that hotel should have parking, and this hotel has. Location is perfect for those who drive a car - it’s very easy to find hotel. Though the hotel is situated outside ancient town’s walls it is very close to them and it takes no more than 10 minutes to go there.
It was raining when we arrived and while I was parking my car, man from reception went out with umbrellas for us. He was extremely helpful and pleasant person.
Breakfast was very good, there were mostly pastries but the choice was really great.
It’s a pity we were able to spend just a single night in this place.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

clean , friendly, welcoming, great Italian breakfast. The owner is very helpful and speaks good English. We looked at similar hotels in town and this is the best. Modern quiet hotel with thoughtful touches.
This is the only hotel in 10 weeks travel that I have left a review for unprompted

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

A great 3 star hotel and excellent value for money. The room was large, great bathroom, and the entire place was spotless. After travelling around Umbria and Tuscany for 10 days and staying in over 6 hotels, Hotel Sole was by far the best hotel I stayed in.
As other reviews say, it is located outside the 'walls' of Volterra, but is only a 10 minute walk, or a 5 minute drive.
Francesco offered me a coffee (Illy of course) as soon as I arrived, so it had a very homely feel from the time I walked in. The bed was very comfortable, room was warm, shower pressure was good, towels were huge and the room was tastefully decorated. There was free wifi available in the rooms as well as cable television.

The breakfast was excellent - a selection of pastries, doughnuts, fresh fruit, bread, ham cheese, yoghurt, fresh juice,cereal and coffee to order. When I was making the reservation, Francesco also advised me of a cheaper deal if I used booking.com website as opposed to booking direct through him - which I was grateful for.

I would stay here again and definitely recommend to fellow travellers.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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decagirl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

Location is ok, not too far from center, quite a walk uphill to get there though. The service is good, several languages spoken and nice people. Free wi fi! The rooms are old. Unfortunately no air conditioner! The bath room was a bit dirty and we found this long legged animal witch was not supposed to be there!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Harbor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2009

Our host Francesco Budetti welcomed us when we arrived at the Sole, after driving from Firenze at night through a rain storm; but the signs were well placed to find the hotel. The hotel was more than what we could have asked. Clean and spacious; even a separate room for our granddaughter. The breakfast was complete especially for Italy which is usually cafe and biscotti. The walk to the gates of Volterra is fairly steep (it is Italy!) but the town is simply marvelous. You are within driving distance of Siena, San Gimignano, Firenze, Monteriggione, & Chianti for starters. Francesco was very kind to secure reservations at the Ufizzi Galleria for us before we arrived.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Sole

Address: Via dei Cappuccini, 10/A, 56048 Volterra, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Volterra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 24 hotels in Volterra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Sole Hotel Volterra

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