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Molino D'Era
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   S.R.T. 439 Dir km 6,400 | Molino D'Era - Villamagna, 56048 Volterra, Italy   |  
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Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Ilminster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A great place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Sisters with a passion for service. Lovely hosts. spotlessly clean cool
rooms, i would stay here again and again! The food is top quality. The place is central for many sites, pisa florence voltera the coast.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Me and my husband stayed for 4 nights at this wonderful hotel. The rooms with air conditioning were clean and the beds ensured a good night sleep. It's location is right next to a road, but there is very little traffic, especially at night, so that didn't bother us.
Molin d'Era is also a restaurant with high quality food, and combined with one of the many great wines we had a wonderful dining experience. The fact that many locals eat there also says enough I think :-). Too bad we only stayed for 4 night, otherwise we would have tried everything on the menu. The breakfast was extended with fresh fruit, several kinds of cheese and Italian ham, freshly baked pastries and cappuccino’s prepared with love. The warm atmosphere that the personnel creates is truly exceptional. Thanks for the wonderful time we had!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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52 hotel reviews
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

We hadn't originally planned to stay in Volterra as part of our trip, we were just going to do a day trip. But due to us not liking our Siena B&B, we decided to stop in Volterra for the night on our way to Pisa so logged onto TA and searched for B&B's in Volterra and picked this one. This hotel was about a 10 min drive outside of Volterra, just at the bottom of the hill so pretty good location. The room was nice, clean and tidy and a good size. Bed was comfy, the only downside was that the traffic noise was quite loud outside as it's on a main road, but this quietened as it got later enough for us to get to sleep! The breakfast was average, usual pastries and james etc. I found this hotel a good stopping point, a nice average hotel - but get the feeling it's been rated so highly because of the restaurant as that's what most of the comments seem to refer to. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed the night we stayed there so didn't get to try it so can't comment. I'd recommend this hotel to people as it's a good base for visiting Volterra.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

This hotel was a very comfortable and affordable hotel just outside the town of Volterra. The hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming. If you have a car and want to be in the volterra and San gimignano area this is a great choice.

  • Stayed May 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Farmington, Connecticut
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179 reviews 179 reviews
53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

We chose the Molino d'Era hotel as a stopover for one night after visiting the lovely hill town of Volterra. We wanted someplace outside the city that had a restaurant on site, and this fit the bill nicely.
This hotel and restaurant seems to be run completely by women and they do a fantastic job. The rooms are decorated with pretty quilts and tasteful furniture. The lobby is welcoming and unpretentious with lots of sofas and easy chairs for relaxing, as well as a corner dedicated to a flat-screen TV. Check in was quick and easy. Everyone was extremely pleasant and eager to help. Free wifi is available for the asking.
The hotel is surrounded by a big patio with tables for taking a before dinner drink, with lots of potted flowers and an herb and rose garden in the middle. Next to the patio is a very large patch of natural beauty, with grass, a wisteria arbor, a little babbling brook and plenty of tables and benches for sitting and relaxing.
The restaurant is top-notch in every way! It was fun taking a moment to watch the women in the kitchen as they put together their homemade pastas, Our party ordered a variety of dishes, from ravioli with gorgonzola and walnuts, a fried fish platter, rabbit with porcini mushrooms and polenta, a tagliata with radicchio, a filet of veal that was the tenderest piece of meat imaginable, with a sprinkling of crunchy sea salt on the crusty outside....in other words we went to town. Our meal included a nice bottle of their own red wine and a couple of bottles of mineral water. The bill? 104 euros. And the evening wasn't over....out came plates of complimentary cookies and an offer of limoncello or grappa. We cried uncle.
It was lovely being able to just walk upstairs to our rooms after such a feast and relax in the pleasant atmosphere and comfortable bed. Extras like complimentary slippers and a soft little throw blanket on the foot of the beds made it super comfy and welcoming. It's too bad that this gem of a hotel is so off the beaten track. I would love to come back here again and again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Jerusalem, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

Been there for 4 nights, and was very sad to leave. It is a wonderful hotel, the owners are family and they treat the guests as family (on the good aspect of it...).
The food in the restaurant was on of the best we had on our trip.
Is is deep in no where in Tuscany (no cellular reception...) but if you have a car it's not a problem. just make sure to have GPS when you arrive for the first time.
Most recommended.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Winchester / Hampshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

We've eaten at molino D'era before and as we had to spend time in Volterra we booked to stay there. The rooms are simple but very comfortable. There was slight road noise (exacerbated by the horrendous rain during the night) and there was a problem with the heating on one night however these didnt spoil our stay.

The food and service here are great. very good quality, reasonably priced, tuscan food. One strange event was that on the third night we got to the hotel to find the restaurant in darkness and when we called reception they said the restaurant wasnt open that night - I would have thought they would have informed us beforehand? Still, as 10 mins from Volterra we found somewhere else which was great anyway.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: S.R.T. 439 Dir km 6,400 | Molino D'Era - Villamagna, 56048 Volterra, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Volterra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Molino D'Era 3*
Number of rooms: 169
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