The hotel itself was fine, the rooms were decent sized and clean, good shower and some wardrobe space (although shelves/drawers wouldn't go amiss!) Breakfast was a real treat, the best we had in Tuscany. The garden was also a lovely feature. For the location & price I would say you can't go wrong.
My only gripe - I booked in January 2012 and having read reviews on here at that time requested 2 double rooms at the back of the hotel. On arrival in August 2012 I was told that there was only 1 room available at the back and 1 at the front. Let me say that the rooms at the front of the hotel are as noisy as other reviewers have commented on. The first night the party outside our room went on til 3am and the dustbin men arrived at 5.30am. On top of this there is no air conditioning so you have a choice of being very warm at night, or opening the windows and being kept awake by the noise (I tried my trusty earplugs, they made no difference). What really bugged me though, was that we were told by another couple who arrived earlier in the day that on arrival wthey ere not happy with room they have been given being in the front of the hotel and so requested to be moved back....they duly were which meant that despite having requested a back room some 8 months previously, our request was not met.
The hotel was good, but the failure to meet our request, to move other customers on the day we were due to arrive, and the noise we then experienced, did leave a slightly bad taste.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Etruria is a small hotel that offers services of Bed & Breakfast; is located in the historical center of Volterra, 100 meters away from the famous Piazza dei Priori and near the Etruscan Museum, the Pinacoteca and the Roman Theatre. And 'managed by the owners, the Moretti family, which offers its guests a passion for the world of hospitality. San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa, Florence and the coast are easily reached by car. The bus station and parking are located only 100 meters from the hotel. The Etruria Hotel is the only hotel in the center of Volterra with a lovely garden where you can relax and enjoy the picturesque views over the rooftops and monuments of the splendid Etruscan city. The 19 hotel rooms have been converted from the original rooms of the palace, built in 1700. Are so different with regard to size, the decor and the view, but all with private bathroom with free Wi-Fi, TV, telephone. The buffet breakfast is served with fresh products and the best quality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Etruria Hotel Volterra