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Il Molino del Ponte
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Volterrana Nord, 42, 50025 Montespertoli, Italy   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Montespertoli
San Diego, California, United States
2 reviews
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“Found this wonderful hotel in the middle of the night!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My wife and I were driving back in early October 2013 from Florence to the Med coast when we got lost, and so we started looking for a vacancy for the night. We came upon Hotel Il Molino del Ponte, and decided to check and see if we could find a room for the night. Thankfully, the family who own this hotel also speak German (my Italian isn't as good as it should be), and so I was able to arrange a room for the night negotiated in my somewhat better German. It was a wonderful hotel, and the family were all so helpful that we felt right at home. We actually regretted leaving and driving back down to Rome after such a wonderful stay at this beautiful hotel...

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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is gem of a place to stay in somewhat out of the way spot in Tuscany. The owner couple is very friendly and accommodating. We stayed in a four-bed apartment. It was clean, roomy and quiet. We hardly noticed other guests. Wifi works in a public area close to the front desk. If your room is close, it might work in your room. Breakfast is very good. Pool is also a nice addition. Not too far from Florence, Pisa, Siena, etc. If you drive to Scandicci (20-min drive), you can catch a tram to Florence for 1.20 euro (2 euro if purchased on board). The town of Montespertoli is not too far with many restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Naples, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We had a street address but no GPS coords and we overshot the hotel on the first pass. There were plenty of signs and we saw the restaurant sign. We had to turn into the drive to see the hotel sign.George and Viola were so nice and welcoming. They suggested a restaurant and made our reservation for dinner later that night. We stayed in an apartment that would comfortably accommodate 4. It was chilly for late May but we had plenty of blankets in case we got cold. It was so quiet too - there were other guests at the hotel but we never heard them! We only stayed one night as we were in Tuscany for a function at the Florence American Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend. We would stay there again. Viola recommended we visit the wine fest in the town of Montespertoli that weekend and we did; she was spot on! I think a car is a must as the hotel was not really in walking distance of much. We did see lots of bicyclist and motorcyclist. My nine year old daughter's only complaint was that there were no kids!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Tampa, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel with a school group on a trip to Italy. For such a large group we were very happy. The rooms were almost as big as a small apartment and featured a small stove top, sink, refrigerator, pull-out couch, cabinet, and large shower. We found out on the first day that our shower squirted water in just about every corner of the shower, but upon telling the front desk, they fixed the situation right away.

Good stuff: The rooms were large, the feel of the place was very Italian. Located in a quiet area, offered food and drink and the staff was very friendly.

Bad stuff: This hotel is about a 45 minute drive to Florence, so if you do not have a driver, you may want to consider getting one. Our group found it hard to find activities to do at night because the area was very quiet. The wi-fi only works outside the lobby, so you must sit outside under a tent to use it. Sound travels very easily here, being that everything is made out of stone, which also meant our room was rather cold.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Island, NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Ideal for exploring both the Tuscany countryside and Florience. Giorgio was an incredible host! His English is passable, but his warmth and generosity need no language. We stayed in an apartment with air conditioning and a kitchenette. Very nice breakfast buffet with outdoor seating. There's a small swimming pool on premises as well. Access to Florence is via bus at the entrance to the hotel, a tram ride if you have a car to get to the tram station, or a 30 minute drive to a Florence parking garage. The town of Montespertoli near this hotel is an authentic Italian village mostly devoid of tourists. This location is within an hour of a number of Tuscany hilltop towns, as well as Pisa and Lucca. Giorgio was nice enough to present us with a bottle of Chianti as a parting gift!

  • Stayed August 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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ilmolinodelponte, Direttore at Il Molino del Ponte, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Dear Coolbreezeny.

Thanks alot for this outstanding review. We very happy about your feedback and we really hope to see you again at our hotel.

Best regards
Giorgio
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Koper, Slovenia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

The hotel staff - Giorgio and wife, are absolutely fantastic. They are very friendly persons. Apartments and rooms are comfortable and rustical - in Tuscan style, with bathrooms. They were clean. The beds are comfy. The breakfast was good. The location is excellent for touring - specialy for bikers, its very near center of Firence.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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ilmolinodelponte, Direttore at Il Molino del Ponte, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Dear Laflechere.

Thanks alot for this outstanding review. We very happy about your feedback and we really hope to see you again at our hotel.

Best regards
Giorgio
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Georgio was a wonderful host: welcoming, helpful, and always ready to crack a joke. His German is better than his English, but both are better than my Italian! Even so, the essentials of communication were not a problem. Breakfasts surpassed our expectations: not just the usual coffee and pastries, but freshly cooked scrambled eggs (often with ham), a choice of fruit, cereals, yoghurt, cold meats and cheese, juices. We gratefully fuelled up for the touring day ahead.

For evening meals or lunch, the osteria next door is very handy, with helpful service and decent food. Another restaurant is a five minute walk down the road (but without a footpath, so be careful). The hotel has a couple of barbecues, which we used one evening, and Georgio kindly supplied the necessary utensils, plates, glasses, etc.

Our family room was very comfortable for four, although the air conditioning was a bit under-powered for the July heat; a ceiling fan would have been nicer and more effective. Although the wi-fi didn’t quite stretch to our apartment, it was much more pleasant to step out into the cool shade of the patio for relaxing, reading and catching up online. The fridge was a useful feature in the small kitchen area of our room, although if you want to cook on the two hot plates, you would need to source your own cookware.

The kids really enjoyed the above-ground pool, which was a great place to cool off after a hard day’s sight-seeing. There is a public sports centre next door, with a larger pool and opportunities for tennis, etc. if you’re feeling more energetic.

If you have a car, the hotel serves as an excellent base for trips to Florence, Siena, San Gimingnano, etc., all reachable in under an hour. Even if you’re without wheels, there is a bus stop right outside on the main road to Florence (about 45 minutes away for 2.8 Euros). There are also two train stations within a fifteen minute taxi ride. The town of Montespertoli itself is five minutes away by car or bus, with several eating establishments, shops and supermarket.

We really enjoyed our stay here, made special by Georgio’s friendly attention to his guests’ needs.

Room Tip: The AC in our room struggled with the July heat, making sleep uncomfortable at times. Leaving window...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ilmolinodelponte, Direttore at Il Molino del Ponte, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Laflechere.

Thanks alot for this outstanding review. We very happy about your feedback and we really hope to see you again at our hotel.

Best regards
Giorgio
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Address: Via Volterrana Nord, 42, 50025 Montespertoli, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Montespertoli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Montespertoli
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Hotel Class:3 star — Il Molino del Ponte 3*
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