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“Pleasant hotel and great Tuscan views” 4 of 5 stars
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Park Hotel le Fonti
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via di Fontecorrenti, 8, 56048 Volterra, Italy   |  
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Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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“Pleasant hotel and great Tuscan views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We too were part of a Riviera tour. Our room did have lovely views, was spacious and very clean. Towels were changed whenever you wished. The notice clearly said to them hang them up if not needed to be changed (as all hotels tell you). We found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful. There were two menus at dinner but you could chose anything from either menu. A waitress noticed one evening that I had left my dessert (Italy is not good on desserts except Gelato) She asked if I would like something else and brought a selection of cheeses for me. Very much appreciated. They had to deal with two Riviera Tour groups so obviously had to have different sitting times. We were happy to chat and have a glass of wine while we waited. Breakfast was fine and what you'd expect in Italy. We were very happy with the hotel and spent a relaxing day there when we had to opt out of the Sienna trip. Volterra is a lovely small town.

Room Tip: room with view of the countryside
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ParkHotelLeFonti, Direttore at Park Hotel le Fonti, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Jean B,
many thanks for your review, we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you again in the future!
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lincolnshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The Hotel was emailed at time of booking and said they would cater for a vegetarian, Riviera travel had it on the invoice [no meat or fish], the tour manager was advised, however what was provided was both inadequate and embarrasing. I did not want to make a fuss among other members of the group or I would have taken photos of the pityful offerings on my plate. There was a very limited improvement after the tour manager intervened. Ironically there is a vegetarian restaurant in Volterra with a superb menu outside - Four nights here on a tour, lack of balanced, nutritional food, dark evenings in October - couldn't even go for a walk ...
Good points? The bathroom was well equipped. The view. Pool might be OK some other time of year...

Room Tip: Room over the bar/dining room is a bit noisy but has very interesting insects enter when you open th...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ParkHotelLeFonti, Direttore at Park Hotel le Fonti, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear BGooge,
we are sorry that you did not eat well enough, we are always at disposal for requests regarding dishes that are not included in the menu, especially for vegetarians, vegans and celiacs and we are preparing special menus.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Like others we came here as part of a Riviera holiday. The hotel situation is super with great views and the amenities are good too in all respects, but the service was so-so. We were asked to choose a set menu for the next night's dinner and told to be in at a certain time, yet every evening had to wait half an hour before the dinner arrived. Unlike our hotel in Florence service was not done with a smile nor was it so good. The bathroom towels were not touched by the chamber maid during our stay and the bath was not cleaned.

Room Tip: Try to get a room overlooking the pool - they have the views
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ParkHotelLeFonti, Direttore at Park Hotel le Fonti, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Michael S,
thank you for your review.
We ask the choice of the menu the night before just to organize the kitchen but we cook each dish express, when the guest is set in the dining room.
The towels are changed if you put them on the floor, as mentioned in the sign in the bathroom.
We hope that you enjoyed your stay anyway.
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North Yorkshire
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Good points:
Lovely hotel, fantastic views from the pool area, nice outside pool area and indoor jacuzzi/sauna. Staff pleasant and helpful. Bedroom very acceptable (though not the position). Nice to have a powerful, hot shower (though leaking and spraying around an inadequate sized shower shield meant a wet floor most times).

As others as written, the hotel is a 15 minute fairly steep walk from the centre of Volterra via the Etruscan Gate but is more than manageable for any one with reasonable mobility. Pleasant downhill walk back to the hotel.

Not so good points:
Our first floor bedroom overlooked the front lobby door and the car park - not a pretty view. There was also the constant swishing noise of the lobby door every time it opened and closed - which was very often.

Breakfast was ok but nothing special and never varied - a few cereals, fruit salad, cold meats and cheeses, boiled eggs, tubs of yoghurt, cakes and orange juice. The only hot dish was the daily fried egg and pieces of sausage.

The half board evening meal was three courses with a choice of a meat or fish option. Unlike a previous reviewer, we were never given a choice of selecting from either menu - it was one or the other, so tough luck if you didn't like it. Again, the food was ok but nothing that spectacular for a so-called 4 star hotel. (Be careful if you do not like very rare and chewy beef - which was the meat dish one evening.) The 7.30pm meal was often not served until well after 8.00. When the meal choices were noted the previous night and the restaurant was not very busy, apart from our group, one wonders why it could take so long?

Bar prices, I thought, were on the high side. The cheapest bottle of red wine was € 20; the cheapest Chianto Classico (one of the local wines) was € 25. A half bottle was € 15 and a bottle of beer was € 6.

Tips:
Ristorante Il Poggio on the Via Porta all 'Arco (top of the road into Volterra from the Etruscan Gate) is an atmospheric Tuscan restaurant, well-used by the locals. We had an enjoyable and inexpensive lunch there.

Great views of the town and the countryside from the top of the Palazzo dei Priori tower in the main square, especially on a sunny day. Well-worth the small price and the easy climb (for those with reasonable mobility).

This is the alabaster town. There are plenty of shops as well as the local factory where you can buy a variety of alabaster gifts, both functional and as souvenirs. Small dishes for a few euros make excellent gifts, as well as being different, unique and useful.

Room Tip: Request a pool side room, 3rd floor for the views, ground floor if you want a patio with table and c...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ParkHotelLeFonti, Direttore at Park Hotel le Fonti, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Peter-Selby,
we are sorry that you have not fully enjoyed your stay, we hope to be better in a possible your next visit.
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We also stayed here for 4 nights as part of a Riviera holiday. After the hustle and bustle of Florence, this was a welcome change. The hotel is situated in lovely countryside just below the town of Volterra which is well worth a visit and the views from the terrace are amazing. Our room was spacious with a view to the front of the hotel, and was very quiet. We had half board and both the breakfasts and evening meals were very good, although the wine was a bit pricey! All in all a good place to stay

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ParkHotelLeFonti, Direttore at Park Hotel le Fonti, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Dear TrevfromStoke,
many thanks for your review, we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay at Park Hotel le Fonti!
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Aberdeen
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123 reviews 123 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights on a recent Riviera trip and if I could give 31/2 stars overall I would: 4 stars is generous, 3 a bit mean. The hotel has lots of plus points, including an excellent location just outside the Etruscan gate (a 10 minute walk uphill gets you to the centre of Volterra, but you can get a bus), breathtaking views across the countryside and elegant furnishings in the very attractive reception area. My husband enjoyed the pool and the sauna (there is also a jacuzzi and spa on the lower ground floor). The waiting staff were both helpful and good fun, though one member of the reception team was a bit grim on occasion. The bedrooms are tiled but have good storage and the shower was powerful with a constant supply of hot water - not always the case when you are on the top floor of a hotel.

The weak point of the hotel for me was the food. Breakfasts provided a good choice if you ignored the hot food issue but the standard of evening meals varied. Some courses were very pleasant others less so and if you don't care for squid/octopus etc your choice could be rather limited.

Overall I would consider the facilities and general ambience of the hotel to be worth 4 stars, but not other features.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ParkHotelLeFonti, Direttore at Park Hotel le Fonti, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Dear Barbara41,
thank you for your review and advice.
If you come back to visit us we hope you will find us improved.
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derby
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We had 4 nights here as part of a Riviera holiday and enjoyed the best 'half-board' dinners we have ever had. The hotel was comfortable with friendly staff and fabulous views from our bedroom. The walk up to Volterra town is steepish but no problem for anyone who.is reasonably fit (it took my wife (75) and myself (83) no more than 15 minutes).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ParkHotelLeFonti, Direttore at Park Hotel le Fonti, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Dear fransan,
many thanks for your review, we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay!
We hope to welcoming back you soon!
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Address: Via di Fontecorrenti, 8, 56048 Volterra, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Volterra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Park Hotel le Fonti 4*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Park Hotel le Fonti is located in a strategic position on the western side of the hill of Volterra. The wide valley that extends for 20 km leaves a great view over the Val di Cecina. The view from the terrace and pool area is breathtaking, on clear days we can also see the profile of Corse Island.Due to the location of Volterra, situated in the heart of Tuscany, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Livorno and the major airports of the region can be reached in about an hour. ... more   less 
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