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Villa Il Tesoro
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Localita Valpiana, 58024 Massa Marittima, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 16 hotels in Massa Marittima
De Haan, Belgium
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“charming hotel in the middle of vineyards and olive trees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

A splendid location for this hotel, in the middle of vineyards and olive trees. Although it belongs to the municipality of Massa Marittima, it is closer to Valpiano (about 2 km) and Follonica (14 km) on the coast. The Maremma park itself is 50 km from the hotel. Service is excellent. Rooms are very spacious but sparingly furnished. The swimming pool is more for decoration than for swimming. The pool is circular with concentric steps becoming deepr in the middle. A computer with Internet access is available in the reception.
Diner can be perfect. Besides the "a la carte" menu, there is choice of daily changing delicious courses but sometimes these courses were not our favourites (e.g. the BBQ on Sunday evening when the chef has his day off). A very good alternative is the restaurant Il Sottomarino in Follonica (via Marconi) serving excellent fresh fish - but forget the dessert here. The best ice cream in town is served just aorund the corner on the via Fratti.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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greenwich
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44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

This is a charming small hotel in Marremma. set in a vineyard, there are beautiful view, with an outdoor bar where you can enjoy the sunset. worth having dinner at the restaurant with a good selection of older vintages of the Terrabianca wines. They own the property. The nearby town of Massa Marrittima is a charming town.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lyon, France
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2009

The staff at Villa Il Tesoro are a delight - the restaurant is excellent, especially the wines and the lamb dish. Dessert was always divine. Our suite was simple, spacious and clean. Comfortable beds and a great spot to sit outside with a wonderful view on the vineyards. A peaceful, out of the way place with great food, great service and wonderful grounds. Excellent for relaxation and quiet bliss. Dogs welcome. The breakfast buffet had some wonderful Italian breakfast cakes and goodies! We recommend asking for an olive oil and wine tasting session, which was a pleasure. We will be back.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2009

Excellent dining experience, outstanding spot- well worth the drive into rural Maremma for a stay here. Exceptionally well-tended grounds, including olive tree groves and vineyard, and superlative staffing. Peace and quiet at night are wondrous. Prices are a bit high, but worth the splurge.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Medstead Hants UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

We had a lovley two night stay ay this hotel which took a little finding but is tucked away up country lanes with breath taking views over the countryside. The staff were very friendly (in a nice way), very helpful and knowledgable about their wine and food. The menu was not extensive but perfect and the food to some of the best I have had. Il Tesoro also has it's own wine and Olive Oil which you can arrrange a tasting of and purchase (which we did). The lounge is separate from the main bedrooms which are also are in 3 separate buildings. The views from the lounge are wonderful with huge glass windows to watch the sun go down (it was April and still a little cool for sitting outside). There are also several terraces and an out door pool. Our room was well equipped but a little impersonal but we did have our own log heater a design I've never seen before! It's a little pricey but still a great getaway.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, GA
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2008

The Villa il Tesoro grounds consist of several buildings, many of which are restored, converted, centuries-old farmhouses. The rough stone masonry, exposed timber support beams, and terra cotta tile contrast with the minimalist decor, white paint, and naturalistic decorative elements. For example, some small tables are rough-hewn slabs of stone set into the wall. The setting is marvelous; the view is of hundreds of acres of silvery olive groves, vineyards, stone pine forests, and rolling Tuscan hills. Around the buildings grow citrus trees, roses, hundreds of meters of rosemary, lavender, and other herbs. Several kilometers to the northeast, you can see Massa Marittima perched atop its hill. Of course, the small pool was closed in April.

I believe all of the rooms are suites. Our suite had a very effective wood-burning stove as well as modern heating and AC. It was hot enough for T-shirts and cold enough to snow in the 3 days we stayed. The beds had puffy, white duvets and comfortable mattresses. Our shower was large with nice toiletries.

Breakfast was excellent, and it was included in our rate. It consisted of a beautifully laid buffet of fruit, cakes, tarts, meats, cheese, and yoghurt. The breakfast room/evening lounge occupies a separate building with large picture windows. The staff treated us very kindly. One of our party had a fever, and we were well-cared for. Even the staff who spoke no English were solicitous and friendly.

The handsome, romantic restaurant is expensive and good. The menu is a blend of traditional and haute, and the kitchen and staff are proud of the good work they do. That being said, the prep is a little bit forced, and the menu is not extensive. But we were happy, and the local wines are a must. There is a small shop/enoteca on-site where one may buy olive oils and wine from the parent organization that runs the hotel.

The hotel is peaceful and quiet because of its remote location. Heading south from Massa Marittima, the hotel is to the right side of the road (west), but one must exit to the left and come back around under the highway. Confusing. Then one wends along tiny country roads, through farming country, following the signs to the hotel. Voila.

  • Liked — the setting, the quiet
  • Disliked — price of dinner
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2008

We had never been to the Maremma before, so we didn't know what to expect. Our visit could not have started on a better note. We drove to Villa il Tesoro from the Rome airport and found this gem of a boutique hotel. The views of the surrounding countryside are stunning; from vineyards and olive trees to farms and beautiful residences nearby to Massa Marittima perched on a hillside.

We were in love with the place before we ever got to our room, which was actually a very comfortable suite. The service was flawless and friendly, never a down moment. From the reception, to breakfast, drinks and dinner, the classy staff made you feel as if you got great value. The restaurant, while not inexpensive, was superb. Attractive dining room, excellent food, a very good wine list and the seamless, perfect service.

There is a separate building in which breakfast is served. This same beautiful room is also used for cocktails and snacks. Guytano is responsible for the room and he could not be friendlier or more attentive.

There is an attention to every design and architectual detail on this stunning property. A travel companion offered that the hotel was done with an artist's eye. That says it best

And oh yes, the wines of Terrabianca are as good as everything else about Villa il Tesoro.

Take it from a couple that has seen a lot of Italy. Villa il Tesoro is a very special place.

  • Liked — The staff, scenary, food and wine
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa Il Tesoro

Address: Localita Valpiana, 58024 Massa Marittima, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Grosseto > Massa Marittima
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 16 hotels in Massa Marittima
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Il Tesoro 4*
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