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Hotel Semifonte
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Pisana, 1, Loc Poggibonsi Nord, 50021 Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy   |  
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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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“Reception”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Matteo Rosa at the reception on May 19, 2012 was most helpful !
Our NEW iPhone fell in the hotel lobby just when a large Italian group of tourists entered the lobby. Thank you Matteo for all your help with locating the new iPhone couple of hours later, which was with one of the tourists.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Hotel Semifonte is a super hotel as a base for a motoring tour of Tuscany. A friendly, helpful English speaking staff, very reasonable accomnodation and a much more attractive price than in the major cities - free parking too! Highly recommended...

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

We chose Semifonte as base hotel to explore Valle del Chianti. The best choose we could ever do. The Concierge is magnificent! Everybody is incredibly kind and helpful. I had the flu and they brought me the breakfast to the Room!
Very Very Recommendable.

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011 via mobile

We arrived today only to discover that the Hotel is located in an Industrial Estate. However the room is nice and clean. The check-in was nice, friendly and professional. BUT, tonights meal was the worst food I ever had. The roasted pork with balsamic & honey was bad....really bad. And yes, I finished my plate as I had very little choice to eat somewhere else. I really would like to advise to have a better food offering or non at all. Oliver

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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zaccardi, Direttore at Hotel Semifonte, responded to this review, September 12, 2011
Dear Signor Oliver, it is my sincere pleasure to thank you so much for your stay at Hotel Semifonte. Yes, our location is within a industrial and commercial area, also with a number of shops and department stores nearby, at same time very quiet and with no noises during evenings and nights. I am sorry our meat course of roasted pork saddle with Modena balsamic and tuscan honey has not been of your taste. In this cases I always wish yourself for the next time, or future travellers, to ask the waiter to suggest a different course. It will be done with true pleasure and, needless to say, at no extra charges. Guest's satisfaction, always, is our priority. Hope to welcome you back soon at Semifonte ! cordially yours,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011 via mobile

I say surprisingly as we were not originally booked into this hotel. Our original hotel "lost" our reservation and we had hours to find a new hotel before the flight out to Italy.
Call it fate but but it actually worked out better. The only drawback was that the Semifonte did not have a family or connecting room available for us. Understandable given the short notice of our booking. As a family of 4 we had two king rooms next to each other, perfectly acceptable.
The rooms were clean, cool and well maintained.
The buffet breakfast was amazing. Great for kids and adults.
The service in all areas was excellent, especially Luigi the manager who made us feel personally very welcome and comfortable. The reception staff were very helpful and had good suggestions for where to eat locally and help arrange taxis (in the evenings I wanted to try the chianti and didn't want to drive).
The dinner in the restaurant was high quality, we ended up eating their twice because the kids insisted. Other times we out locally.
The hotel has an underground car park which meant the car was cool and not burning in the sunshine.
The location is not in the rolling Tuscan hills and has no views or scenery, but is ideally placed for driving and exploring the Chanti region. It is close to the main roads and highways. We were able to easily drive to Florence, Pisa, Siena and many of the wonderful towns in between.
In summary, what could have been a disastrous family holiday was made exceptional thanks to the staff and location of the Semifonte Hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zaccardi, Direttore at Hotel Semifonte, responded to this review, August 26, 2011
Dear Sir, the kindest regards from Toscana ! and my personal sincere gratitude for your kindness and for taking time in writing a review. Please allow me to share your comments with my Team. It has been a true pleasure serving you and your family during your vacation in our region and we really feel a bit of pride for showing you the feelings of tuscan hospitality and services. My respectful regards to yourself and Madame; and a friendly "CIAO" to your charming children. very cordially, Luigi Zaccardi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

We traveled with two teenage (14 and 16) boys in Tuscany for ten days. We stayed at six different hotels and at Semifonte for three nights. We were more than pleased.
The staff is incredible! They have a pleasant and subtle way to make you feel almost at home. Their warmth and hospitality is very rare in todays hotel business. I can make the comparison since I myself have spent approximately 400 nights at hotels in a last decade.
I believe the Semifonte spirit starts with the Manager himself. He leads the way in hospitality and the amazing staff follows him.
Hotel is very clean and despite the traffic nearby we never heard a sound.
Breakfast is excellent and for dinner our boys just loved the pasta with rabbit in it (sorry bunnies). None of the foods we had were disappointments. They were all great. Be sure to taste the home-made cookies.
Location was excellent for our purposes. Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano, Montereggiano etc. were all just a small trip away by rental car.
We loved it that It was never too late in the night to take a dip in the pool.
This year it was sheer luck that we stayed at Semifonte. Next trip we will definitely go back there.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zaccardi, Direttore at Hotel Semifonte, responded to this review, August 26, 2011
Dear Family from beautiful Finland, my personal kindest gratitude for your decision to stay at Semifonte for your tuscan vacation ! and so many thanks for the kindness in writing this review, which I am delighted to share with our Owners and our Team.
I hope you keep good memories of Tuscany and its people and wish you will be back here soon,. Kindly extend the best regards to your children, with a very special "CIAO" to them.
cordially yours, Luigi Zaccardi
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2010

My daughter and I were driving through Tuscany and were just looking for decent Hotel to stay for the night, well we were in for a big surprise by the Management and Staff. From the local cuisine offered at Restaurant (which had big groups of locals reserving for special occasions) a sign of a quality Restaurant. One of the things on our itinerary was to visit a local Winery, but being off-season is more of a challenge, by the next morning Management had arranged a private Taste and Tour at a local Winery, complete with printed directions.
The Hotel is very classy Executive Style with down to earth Management and Staff.
We Loved our stay, wish we would of had more time to explore.

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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zaccardi, Direttore at Hotel Semifonte, responded to this review, February 10, 2011
Dear Guests from beautiful Canada, please accept from everyone in our Team and myself our true sincere gratitude for your words and comments. We hope your whole vacation in Italy and Tuscany met completely your expectations and you are by now planning to come back !
very, very cordially and friendly yours, Luigi
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Address: Via Pisana, 1, Loc Poggibonsi Nord, 50021 Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Barberino Val d'Elsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Barberino Val d'Elsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Semifonte 4*
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