This is a good, basic accomodation outside Volterra's walls. The inn is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood that's a stone's throw from the town proper. The elderly and physically infirm should be warned that a fairly arduous uphill walk is required to reach the town, but this should present no problem for folks in good walking shape.
The facility has a bit of a 'Lego Land' feel to it with spartan, IKEA-like furnishings. Nevertheless, rooms are clean and well ordered with color TV and good bathrooms. Breakfast selections are somewhat limited, but the dining area is bright and clean. Free parking can be found on the grounds, and the prices are very reasonable (~70E, breakfast inclusive).
The reception area is abbreviated and client services are limited, but all things considered, this hotel represents an above-average value in a place that's much, much more interesting and affordable than the over-rated San Gimignano. Good eating to be had in town as well -- Osteria del Poeta and Ombra della Sera tp name only two. Try the Zuppa Volterrana, grilled meats and pastas....Enjoy.
- Also Known As:
- Sole Hotel Volterra