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Villa Le Barone
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via San Leolino 19, 50020 Panzano in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Italy   |  
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We spent only one night at Villa Barone and wished we had had more time. Set in the most stunning Chianti countryside, gardens full of tulips and flowers, wildflowers carpet the orchards, tennis, swiming, delicious dinner and amazing breakfast, staff who couldn't have been more helpful, I would go back time after time again to stay here. The hotel itself was so comfortable, beautiful furnishings, room after room to spend time in reading lovely books, an honesty bar, so spacious. I would reccomend this hotel over and over again

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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CAloisideLarderel, Owner at Villa Le Barone, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear Harrietb0,
what can I say after your review? I am just blushing red with pleasure that the efforts our staff,our manageress, my wife and i make succeed in pleasing our Guests! I am only a bit sorry you could stay only one night with us since one needs 3 or 4 days to be pervaded by the quietness and beauty of the surrounding hills, of the abbey of San Leolino, of the gardens and of the Villa itself. We really hope to see you again soon at Villa le Barone, like so many friends that come back repeatedly, some of them year after year. As for my wife and I, lucky custodians of Villa le Barone, we can't help but notice every day several items that need to be improved and corrected to strive to improve the sojourn of our Guests ... but this is our problem!
Thank you again,
Corso and Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Wayne, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Villa LeBarone was the first stop of our recent trip to Italy. We stayed here for 4 nights and were very pleased with our experience. We arrived the day before the official opening (they graciously allowed us to start our stay then so we wouldn't have to change hotels) and despite the staff working feverishly to get the Villa ready for opening day, the owner and staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Corso and his wife Jacqueline greeted us on the beautiful grounds of the villa, assuring us that we were most welcome and to expect warm hospitality. We were not disappointed. Our room was ready, sparkling clean, and our luggage was taken promptly there. The staff was quite helpful in assisting us to get adjusted to the area and, as they did throughout our stay there, were very helpful with directions, suggestions, etc. The villa's property is quite lovely with several outdoor locations for dining, drinks, and soaking up the sunshine. The view of the vineyard is just beautiful, even when seen through raindrops. I'm sure it is spectacular in the fall. Anyway, our room was spacious, the decor tasteful and comfortable, and the bathroom was very large with great overhead shower accommodations. As an aside - the mattress at the villa was by far the most comfortable of any place we stayed throughout Italy. I could not get over how firm (translation: hard) the mattresses were every other place we went. At Villa LeBarone, they were extremely comfortable. We enjoyed a typical Italian breakfast each morning and were very satisfied with the variety offered - hot/cold beverages, juices, cakes, breads, fresh fruits, yogurts, and a variety of meats and cheeses. The rooms in the villa are spotless, so hats off to the cleaning staff. We found the location of the villa to be very central to touring the area. Ponzano is a little town about a 15 minute drive from the town of Greve. There are many wineries, restaurants, and little towns/villages an easy drive from Villa Le Barone. The Chianti region is beautiful - there is so much to see and do and staying at Villa Le Barone was key to our enjoying our time there. We highly recommend this location and would not hesitate to stay there should we ever be in that part of the world again.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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CAloisideLarderel, Owner at Villa Le Barone, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear TheWools, thank you very much for your kind review of your stay with us. Every Guest is important to us ... but you were the first one of the 2013 season! As I am writing you, Villa le Barone has been now open for a few days, all the preparations have been finished in time for the opening, our Restaurant has started to delight Guests with fine local recipes (sorry that when you came our Restaurant was still closed) and .... last but not least, the sun has come back shining on the Chianti landscape and we are very sorry you had to put up with grumpy weather while you were with us! We hope that wherever you stayed in Italy, you had good experiences and look forward to hosting you, family and friends again at Villa le Barone.
Corso and Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My family and I spent a few days at the wonderful Villa le Barone in Panzano in Chianti. It was as perfect as my wife remembered from a previous visit a few years ago.
The staff is really helpful and always nice. The owners welcome you in their house and this makes the whole difference. The atmosphere is relax, quiet and everything you expect from a family trip in the heart of Tuscany. The dinners outside are delicious and everyone is so helpful with the kids.
We are looking forward to planning our next trip.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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CAloisideLarderel, Owner at Villa Le Barone, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear Greg_Vo,

thank you for your nice review catching up in a few words what Villa le Barone likes to be: a welcoming house away from home to which you return with pleasure over and over. Let me just make a comment on your wife's kind remark: "It was as perfect as my wife remembered from a previous visit a few years ago" .... it is you, our Guests, that by your suggestions keep us on our toes and help us improve ... so, we are very grateful for your feedbacks which we implement some immediately and some on the longer term, but which we never forget!

At the opening of the 2013 season my wife and I, as well as the whole staff, look forward to please many more Visitors to Villa le Barone and thank you for choosing us!

Corso and Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel
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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We spent Easter weekend this past April at Villa le Barone, a beautiful old family establishment run by Italian-French team Corso and Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel. In a picture book beautiful, natural environment, you will find a classical villa with individually decorated rooms. It was all done with great class, not over the top but in good taste, and complemented by excellent quality staff and services (incl food to die for). Management gave us fantastic recommendations for outings in the area, including printed directions for visiting local cultural venues and cellars for wine tasting. We were also directed to nearby restaurants where locally produced, organic and slow food movement cuisine is served. One evening on a gravel road going back to the Villa our car was "guided" by a local wild boar. Environmental care at the Villa is displayed through features such as towel reuse recommendations, energy efficient lightening, fresh fruits and vegetables "in season", fruits and flowers from the Villa garden, and extra virgin olive oil with the "agroqualita" bio label - delivered from the family farm.

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  • Stayed April 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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CAloisideLarderel, Owner at Villa Le Barone, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Cornis_and_Marta,

many thanks for your kind words and high marks. We are very glad that you enjoyed both your trip to Tuscany and your stay Villa le Barone. Thank you for your tips on room choice. Yes, we are in a wonderful setting with postcard images of Tuscan landscapes all around us. It's so beautiful that we want to keep our environment as it is, hence our commitment to energy and water saving ... while not sacrificing to quality for the sake of our Guests. We also recycle paper/cartons, glass and plastic bottles and- of course- organic waste from kitchen and garden. I am glad the wild boar was guiding you to Villa le Barone ... we have a special arrangement with them as well as with deer to bring business to Villa le Barone!

We hope to see you back soon in Le Barone,

Corso and Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel
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Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I have been going to Villa Le Barone, on and off, for more than 20 years. The owners are great hosts and staff most accommodating - and it's so nice to see the same people year after year! The lovely rooms and gardens make it a wonderful restful retreat and good location to explore Tuscany. Breakfast and dinner is served on terrace, weather permitting, and food is excellent with tuscan specialities and all farm fresh!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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CAloisideLarderel, Owner at Villa Le Barone, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Dear acw4981,

thank you very much for your kind feedback. I you feel that coming to Villa le Barone is just like "going home", my wife and I feel that we are not greeting paying Guests, but Friends! We look very much forward to seeing you back soon again,

Corso and Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel
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Orinda
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My wife and I have now stayed at Villa Le Barone twice. The experience both times was more than excellent. The Villa is charming in a beautiful location. The service is excellent and they can not do enough for you. Breakfast is excellent, rooms are spacious and don't forget to have the wonderful dinner at the Villa. We recommend the Villa and know those who read this and stay will be very pleased they did.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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CAloisideLarderel, Owner at Villa Le Barone, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear MichaelKOrinda,
we look very much forward to hosting you and your wife a third time and many more. More than half of our Guests come over and over, many of them year after year and some twice a year. There is always a new hamlet to visit, a new recipe to taste, a different wine to enjoy ... and beauty and serenity all over and around Villa le Barone to make your stay a very relaxing one.
Sincerely,
Corso and Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel
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Westchester, New York, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I almost feel wrong giving Villa Le Barone an excellent rating for two reasons: 1) Excellent is a poor choice for the outstanding beauty and service of the hotel. There ought to be a rating 2 to 3 levels higher which would match how honored we felt to be guests of this wonderful hotel. 2) I'd almost rather the hotel would remain unnoticed, unspoiled, by too much traffic. Ahhh, but it is not to be. [smile]

Villa Le Barone is an escape from everything. The rooms are wonderfully appointed, the staff is terrific, and the food is spectacular. But what really gets you going are the views. Standing out on a side road to the hotel or standing out by the pool and looking over the beautiful valleys coated with vineyards, one simply lets all the world's troubles melt away. This is where you go to relax. Because the hotel is small, you feel everyone there is a friend.

We really did not want to leave. Thank you so much for a wonderful week.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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CAloisideLarderel, Owner at Villa Le Barone, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Tim K,
what can I say? I am overwhelmed by your review and overjoyed that you have been so happy at Villa le Barone. Yes, the site and the landscape around it are beautiful and one never tires of letting one's eyes wander on the hills and valleys around it. My wife and I have been in Le Barone for a while, have travelled the world widely, but when we get back to Le Barone we have the same impression of beauty and serenity that we try our best to share with our Guests.

I am afraid we are not as perfect as you kindly say ... but we try our best and our friendship and that of our staff is genuine and sincere!

We look forward to having you and your friends back with us soon,

Corso and Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel
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Address: Via San Leolino 19, 50020 Panzano in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Greve in Chianti > Panzano in Chianti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Panzano in Chianti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Le Barone 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amongst the timeless landscape of Chianti, in a protected environment, Villa Le Barone has been in the famous Della Robbia family since the 16th century. The old manor house has been renovated becoming an inviting and intimate home, maintaining the character of a private house with its cheerful bedrooms and sitting rooms, furniture, paintings, books and romantic objects of the family past. The swimming pool, tennis court, fitness center,fitness trail and terraces are set amongst large rose gardens, with views on the surrounding countryside, olive groves and the vineyards of Chianti Classico. The restaurant serves typical Tuscan food and famous local Chianti wines. Villa Le Barone is ideal for those who love peace and relaxation as well as sight seeing in the Chianti region. Free parking lot, in-room Internet access, Wi-Fi, Fitness Center, Fitness Trail, bicycles. ... more   less 
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