We recently stayed in this hotel for a week and were absolutely delighted. It provided the ideal base for visiting Florence (hotels within the city are generally very expensive and service variable) and exploring Tuscany. We drove in to Florence from here, sometimes by motorway and sometimes cross country. The journey time was around 45 minutes and Piazzole Michelangelo was an excellent (free) parking area to head for, set high and overlooking the city, just across the river, and giving a magnificent viewpoint. The local town offered a variety of services and decent cake shops and restaurants but you would need a car to drive there. Near the motorway entrance we also found an excellent leatherware factory outlet shop. I can't remember its name but there were signs for it all along the approach to the motorway. The hotel was extremely clean and comfortable as well as being very attractive and in a delightful location, alongside the lake. There was lots of seating outside, offering different viewpoints, and usually we had these to ourselves. The bathroom had a shower only but it was a powerful shower and met our needs. Free slippers were provided as there was no shower tray but the floor dried quickly. Our room overlooked the lake. As it was over the front door we sometimes heard the comings and goings, as well as maintenance work such as lawn mowing. The staff were very warm and welcoming - particularly at breakfast where I have never received such friendly and helpful service. It consisted of a whole carton of fruit juice, water, excellent coffee, various pastries (often with cream inside) and bread as well as the ubiquitous ham and cheese. We felt that it offered great value for money, looking at other hotels in the area and what they charged. The local taverna is definitely worth a visit. I would thoroughly recomend this hotel and hope to return there one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located at the edge of the Chianti region, this ancient farm overlooking Lake St. Cyprian was converted into a familiar hotel. Ideal location for couples and families seeking a healthy relaxation, offers comfortable and simply furnished rooms with private bathromm. Free parking and wi-fi, breakfast included and the opportunity to take advantage of half-board at the participating restaurants are some of our services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Del Lago Hotel
- Del Lago Cavriglia
- Hotel Del Lago Italy/Cavriglia, Tuscany