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“It was fine,tho very very dark.” 4 of 5 stars
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Palazzo Leopoldo Dimora Storica & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Roma 33, 53017 Radda in Chianti, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Radda in Chianti
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177 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“It was fine,tho very very dark.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Leopoldo. Not my favorite ever. It is really dark..and obviously very, very old. Even the light in the bedroom is not sufficient. If you have trouble with stairs and hills, you will not be happy here..and it is certainly not handicapped -accessible.. When we checked in we had three suitcases and our room was on the 2nd floor..the young female check- in clerk dragged our bags up two flights..we didn't know there was no elevator . As I mentioned in another review, we did not do our homework.. The bed was hard and the pillow hard..after i woke up with a neck ache the first night i asked for a different pillow and got one. We arrived on Nov. 25 which is the day that most businesses/restaurants close for either the winter or until mid-December. Not much to do in Radda at this time of year. We took some day trips during our 3 day stay, but I was intent on being back at the hotel by dark because no way was I driving those hair-pin turns in the dark, after a couple glasses of wine..so our choices for dinner were quite limited. The staff were very nice and helpful mostly. The breakfast appeared plentiful..we didn't eat there but just had coffee. I think it's $10 euro each for breakfast. I imagine that in the spring and summer when it's jumping and bright out, it would be better. But as I said its very dark..i had to use my phone flashlight to find things in my suitcase.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Paris, France
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The place is wonderful, with a lot of atmosphere. Rooms are charming too. Staff is nice, correct value (we payed 160€ for a deluxe double room without breakfast, that we didn't try). Ask for a room with view on the countryside.
Radda is not the best place in Chianti but it is rather nice and well located. Parking is not included and not too easy to find, even off-season, so plan ahead.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Martina R, Responsabile reception at Palazzo Leopoldo Dimora Storica & Spa, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
First of all we warmly thank you for your beautiful words
We are sorry about the parking, we think there was a misunderstanding, because Palazzo Leopoldo has a reserved parking that our guests can use without any extra charge.
This parking is just far about 200mt from the hotel.
We hope that you will be again and soon our guests!
Best regards
Martina
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London -Barcelona-Lima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The room we had was large, and very nicely decorated. The whole hotel is atmospheric and decorated with period furniture. Breakfast in the kitchen and dining room was a highlight of our stay. Everything works well and the staff couldn't be more accommodating. the location is ideal to visit the area, and the town of Radda in Chianti is absolutely gorgeous.

Room Tip: If possible far from hotel traffic, our room was a bit noisy from within the hotel .
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Me and my husband just returned from our honeymoon in Italy and we spent a few nights at this hotel and just fell in love with every single thing about it. We stayed in room 16 which was like it's own private villa, it was huge and very rustic and romantic. The view was amazing and the staff was very kind. We took a cooking class one evening and this is a must if you are passionate about cooking. chef Paola was so wonderful and made us feel right at home. This was certainly one of the favorite parts of our trip and our favorite hotel as well.

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This was my favorite hotel that I stayed at in Italy. The experience was perfect. There was ample parking available, the management and front desk staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful and it was in an excellent location. The hotel itself was spotless, Wi-Fi was available, there was a nice patio to enjoy wine on in the evenings and the pool located in the property's old wine cellar was stellar. The breakfast that they offered in the morning was superb. There was just about everything that you could have wanted available (be sure to try the juice with the lemon and carrots - yum!). The lady that helped prepare breakfast would get you any kind of coffee that you wanted in the morning so you could have cappucino's until your heart was content. We upgraded to a room with a view which was worth the additional expense. The room had a nice efficiency kitchen and dining table. We even got meat, cheese, breadsticks and wine from the local market and ate in our room one night. The front desk staff had great suggestions for our day in Chianti. Be sure to go to Volpai for lunch (their truffle pasta is amazing), try the wineries that make the Chianti Classico, and visit Castello di Brolio (the tour is worth it). The front desk will be able to give you a map of the area and highlight some "must visit" places. One of our favorite meals was at La Botte di Bacco and try the Tuscan soup at the local wine bar. I heard that the hotel restaurant was also one of the best. The area right around the hotel is very cute and charming and it's a great location to visit other areas of Tuscany. We drove to both Siena and San Gimagnano. There are a lot of hairpin turns on the way there and back but worth the trek. Be sure to take a bottle of wine to the pool at night before you turn in. But definitely stay at Palazzo Leopoldo if you plan to visit Tuscany - you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed October 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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Grande Prairie, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights and had a wonderful experience. The staff are excellent, the rooms large, and the public areas comfortable. The hotel is located mid way between Florence and Sienna making it very easy to tour Tuscany using Radda as a base. The breakfasts were the best we had on our Italian trip. Our stay was highlighted by cooking classes with Lorenzo and Lorena. They were very informative, helping us understand the Tuscan way of cooking and we got to eat the results. Fantastic! I would certainly stay here again.

  • 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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Fredericksburg, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We spent four nights at this hotel. It is in a great location for going to Florence, Siena, Cortona and other close locations. You can park in free parking outside the little town and walk to the shops and restaurants from the hotel. This would be a great location for a family with children because you can tuck in for the night and walk to everything. Our room was HUGE and overlooked the beautiful countryside. The only negative is that we were right above the patio and people were out there talking until after midnight all of the nights. We had to wear earplugs every night in order to sleep. Although the room was big, the shower was so small that when my husband dropped his razor he had to exit the shower in order to pick it up. I have stayed in many European hotels and realize the bathrooms are small, but the shower is so small that I really believe some claustrophobic people wouldn't be able to use it. You can get a glass of wine in the lobby with a little effort, but it would have been nice to have a little more food and/or drinks available in the lobby. The breakfast was very good, but the female who works the breakfast seemed to have a real chip on her shoulder. There was still an hour left of breakfast service and there were no eggs and several other food items were low. We asked if she was going to be replenishing the items and she rolled her eyes and huffed off. She barely made enough scrambled eggs for one person. She also made several comments and acted annoyed with some of the other breakfast patrons. Most all of the guests are American or English. The front staff is very nice and helpful. The rooms are very clean.

Room Tip: Do not get the room over the patio (our was number 205).
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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: Via Roma 33, 53017 Radda in Chianti, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Radda in Chianti
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Radda in Chianti
#2 Luxury Hotel in Radda in Chianti
#2 Family Hotel in Radda in Chianti
#3 Romantic Hotel in Radda in Chianti
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Hotel Class:4 star — Palazzo Leopoldo Dimora Storica & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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