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Antica Fonte Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Localita Casanova, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Casole d'Elsa
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“recommended resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Antica Fonte is conveniently located in the heart of Tuscany, close to San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggione and Siena (Florence about an hour away, Pisa and Arrezzo an hour and a half), this location has offered more than we expected.
Three villas with about 4 apartments each (only ground and first floor) provide ample room both indoor and in your own part of the garden for a relaxed stay (noise level virtually zilch).
The airconditioning system certainly needs an update, as are some of the beds (typical old style Tuscan stuff, not the best matrasses either), but works fine altogether.
Upon arrival check your kitchen stuff, you might need to ask for more glasses etc.
The swimming pool is hard to beat and with its three diferrent levels and sizes just made for families.
We did not use the breakfast service as having a cappuccino and a dolce in Casole is much more value, we think.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We were pleased to locate this vacation rental in a very pretty Tuscan setting. The reception staff was very helpful in whatever we needed. We made excursions to Siena and San Gimignano, besides dining at some excellent Tuscan restaurants not too far away.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I have stayed in this resort for one week in the start of july. We were really very satisfied. Nice resort, nice accommodation, pools and very friendly staff.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

IN ENGLISH:
I am 45 years old and have traveled the world. I was a bit skeptical about booking Antica Fonte Resort for our honeymoon. Having just returned from our 10 day trip to Italy, where we spent 2 days in Florence, 3 days in Rome and the final part of our stay at Antica Fonte Resort, near Casole D' Elsa, we want to pack up and go back. The peacefulness, cleanliness, off the grid location with fantastic people running the place, has become a destination for my wife and I for years to come. This is not just a hotel resort, the care and warmth from the staff of the Antica Fonte Resort, makes it a place to completely unwind and relax. The price to value is outstanding. I felt guilty paying as little as we did for the 5 day stay. My wife and I enjoy the finer things in life and we this resort far exceeded our expectations. A brisk walk, through vineyards, 800 meters from the resort lies the town of Casole D' Elsa, where the food and wine are abundant and the pace is perfect for relaxing and enjoying yourself . Within 30 kilometers, you can get to a vast number of winemakers and hilltop towns. Please feel free to post a reply to ask any questions you might have. If this is your first trip to Tuscany, as it was for us, this is THE perfect choice. PS. the grounds keeper and gardener has become an acquaintance whom shares my love of hunting pheasants. The area is near by a local protected reserve. I saw no less than 50 Roosters as we drove into and out of the place each day. My family and I will return to hunt with him one of these days.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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sthlm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

We spent a week in Antica in July this summer.
We loved it!
Our stay with friends to us and their daughter in the same age was as good as it gets. Rented an apart. with 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms!!
Small kitchen and living room with eating place and sofa and all. A huge sitting area outside and area for the girls to run around on. Perfect!
Somewhat older feeling in the apartments, but clean and very functional!

The pool area is just awesome and the location seems at first a bit tricky, but shows to be just great.
The resturant in the area is closed, for good?, but that never disturbed us at all. Either you eat in the apartment or you go to some of the smaller towns/villages in the near suroundings!

Will for sure go back!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Winchester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

Just returned from Antica Fonte. Very good, small and quiet complex. We would easily reccomend the place to families and it is a very easy drive to Siena, San G, Volterra etc.

Its a bit difficult to find but basically there are small signs on the SP27 and its at the turning for the football gfround then follow the dirt track.

Extremely clean with good quality accomodation and lovely gardens in a secluded rural setting. We had Rosa 4a which was upstairs and had an extremely large balcony. If booking you should be aware that the website is out of date and that for a/c you will need to find another 80 euros (a bit steep) and 60 euros for a final clean. There is no maid service for a one week stay or change of linen unless you ask. Also the restaurant next door is no longer open so a small drive into the village is needed (but worth it as there are several good places to eat, drink etc). The village is quiet but very pretty as well and has everything you need for basics. We were lucky that the village arts festival was on 26/28 June so it was v buzzy.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2008

Antica Fonte is in the Siena region of Tuscany, so many beautiful places to visit are in easy reach of this resort by car.

The apartments are clean, and are equipped with most of the amenities that are required to make your holiday stay perfect.

The swimming pool cannot be faulted, hours of fun and soaking up the Tuscan sun for all the family, with gorgeous scenery all around.

We would definitely recommend this resort for a family holiday.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Localita Casanova, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Casole d'Elsa
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Casole d'Elsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Antica Fonte Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Antica Fonte Resort, Residence Hotel near Siena, tucked away in the greenery of the rolling Tuscany hills, offers a marvellous view of the Siena countryside, which makes it one of the most coveted Holiday Apartment Farmhouses in Siena and the neighbourhood. Located on the border of Chianti Classico, Antica Fonte Resort originates from a historical water spring that still represents the centre of the Residence Hotel today. The structure of the Residence Hotel comprises 3 independent farmhouses (Rosa, Ginestra and Margherita) which have 15 apartments in stone with terracotta floors and wooden-beamed ceilings. Each apartment has an independent entrance and garden or terrace. The elegantly appointed Apartments have en-suite bathrooms in all bedrooms and all the bathrooms are faced with superior marbles. Conceived for the Privacy of our guests, the Apartments to let also feature an exit onto the garden in every room to give total freedom and independence to every single guest. Heating, autonomous air conditioning and Satellite TV are provided in each apartment to offer guests the comfort of all modern conveniences while at the same time retaining the typical atmosphere of ancient Tuscany tradition. ... more   less 
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