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“Small friendly hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via dei Cappuccini, 10/A, 56048 Volterra, Italy   |  
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Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Small friendly hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2008

A charming hotel to rest your weary soles. However there is not even a sole AC or fan in the bedrooms and in the summer this can make it quite hot in the rooms (necessitating opening windows - not ideal in a ground floor room next to the road). That is the sole drawback though.

Otherwise the manager is probably the most helpful and patient employee I've encountered this year, and tried to do his best to help us with any requests. Breakfast was lovely with Italian pastries (see photo). The rooms were large and clean.

The hotel is a 5-minute walk into the centre of Volterra, as others have said. But it is only 5 minutes if you walk fast and it's uphill all the way. Just be warned. There are some lovely buildings, streets, and views en route up to the old town centre. Parking is free in the front of the hotel.

  • Liked — Staff
  • Disliked — Location (although not too bad really), lack of AC (again, still bearable)
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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 May 26, 2008

Super little hotel just outside the walled town of Volterra (under 5 min walk to centre).
Good comfortable accommodation offered at reasonable prices. Excellent service from good and dedicated staff. Small bar and lounge available for the weary traveller plus play room for young children.
Breakfast, included in room rate, exceeded expectations and sets one up for a good days exploration.
Overall extremely pleasant stay in a very fine hotel.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2008

Hotel Sole took very good care of us. Francesco was our contact and he made sure that we were comfortable, set dinner reservations for us, and generally was very attentive and kind. Rooms are modern and clean with wonderful big, thick towels. Beds are comfortable and we had a big window. Breakfast comes with the room and was exceptional--great cappuchinos and wonderful offering of Italian pastries, cereal, fruit, and yogurts. This hotel is very close to the city wall; walking into Voterra was short and simple. I strongly recommend Hotel Sole; good value.

  • Liked — friendly staff and good value
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 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 #9 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sole 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Sole Hotel Volterra

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