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Hotel Etruria
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Giacomo Matteotti, 32, 56048 Volterra, Italy   |  
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Ranked #12 of 24 hotels in Volterra
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Perfect place to stay in the center of Volterra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

I can't say more than the other review didn't already mentioned, we had a room facing the street, yes it is noisy but charming so closed off your window at night and turn on the fan (though I am a vast sleeper so it didn't bother me), the service is EXCELLENT (notice the caps lock? Yeah that's because the service is that great), the staff are super friendly and helpful (I have to mentioned that the day we arrived the hot water and the wifi didn't work, but it was fixed the next day, so no real issue there), the rooftop terrace is great to hang out and read a book and the location is superb for gelato, food and drinks as it is in the centre of the action!! Adding the great breakfast, and presto you are staying at the best value hotel of Volterra!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We had a room with high windows opening on the street, busy with people walking & talking (Volterra is limited access for cars). It took a a while before we found that it was best to close the windows and shutters at night, activate the fan (excellent details!), for an undisturbed rest (we are no early risers). But it was nice to hang out of these same windows and watch people.
Great staff here, always a smile and advise on the ready.
Superb breakfast. That roofterrace is great too. And a very nice lounge with a pc and comfortable seats & sofas for reading in peace and quiet. Good value for money Great place!!!

  • Stayed September 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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London
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

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.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

My family (me, my parents, sisters, and my husband) visited Volterra a couple of weeks ago, and by strange circumstances ended up here. Let me just say, WOW. The rooms were great, and the location is perfect, right in the middle of everything. There is a rooftop garden which is AMAZING, and so pretty. It smelled only of tons of flowers, and we brought some wine up there every night to enjoy the atmosphere and view. The breakfast was great. We had a tiny issue with our shower leaking, and it was fixed immediately.
We originally signed up for three nights, and actually extended our stay to a week because we loved it so much. The hotelier (owner?) always had great recommendations for us of what to do in Volterra and great restaurants. I truly can't wait to go back to Volterra and stay here again!!!!
Run, do not walk, to Albergo Etruria!!!!! You will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: Try to get a room right on the street, it's a bit louder at night, but so beautiful.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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8 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

This hotels excells in three of the most important aspects of a good stay: affordable price, excellent location, and very, very helpful staff. The breakfast too was awesome. The room we stayed in, however, needs some work: it was very dusty, the shower head needed to be held manually, and, not as important, the heater did not turn on on a very cold night. Had I stayed in a different room (I stayed in the room all the way in the back), i would have probably rated this hotel as excellent all the way.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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9 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Excellent location. Paid parking was very convenient. Friendly staff was very helpful. We were there during moderately hot weather in June and had a room on the top floor. It was unpleasantly hot in the room all day and night, since there is no air conditioning. Not much ventilation in the room, or the upstairs hallways. The lower floors were much cooler.

Room Tip: If you are staying in hot weather, avoid a room on the top floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

My family party of six was in trouble, having unexpectedly left a horrible rental in Tuscany earlier in the day, with no place to stay. We took a chance and drove to Volterra, and then (using the Rick Steves guide) contacted the Albergo Etruria, where they were kind enough to rent us three rooms at the last minute. Later, after we had fallen in love with the town, they allowed us to extend our stay without problem.
The hotel is not fancy, some of the rooms are small, and the lack of air conditioning was a little uncomfortable given the hot weather we were experiencing. However, all of this was made up for by the overall warm hospitality of the managers and their staff. The rooms were otherwise comfortable, clean, and nicely decorated. There is a lovely dining room where a very nice breakfast is served (included in the rate) each morning; my wife, a strict coffee snob, gave the cappuccino two thumbs up! There is a common area on the first floor that has a refrigerator, stove, and microwave for use by the guests, as well as a computer and TV. Best of all, there is a rooftop garden area that is both expansive and beautiful.
Really, though, the staff makes the experience! They were all helpful to a fault, whether printing up our train e-tickets, giving us six Wi-fi passwords every day for our use, or dealing with pretty much any other request we made.
And the price on the rooms is extremely reasonable.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti, 32, 56048 Volterra, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Volterra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 24 hotels in Volterra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Etruria 3*
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