On arrival the hotel was very quiet but the staff were attentive and helpful. The lady behind reception was friendly and efficient, Our room was on the second floor and was spacious and very clean. The hotel itself is nicely maintained and has a pool / snooker room with a fitness area next to it. Our stay was good, its a nice hotel. Its not the cheapest and there may be better value out there but as far as hotels go it was clean, spacey, quiet and had polite, friendly staff. The continental breakfast was plentiful and again the lady that was serving was very polite and elpful .The people of the town of Montevarchi were also very friendly; its a quiet tuscan town. Check out the pizza outlet next door to the hotel called the sol e mio. I dont think they were used to foreign tourists but were super friendly and couldnt do enough for us when we went in.