We were very, very, VERY pleased with our choice of the BellaVista. We had read that Guiseppe, the proprietor, was well known for his hospitality. We were not disappointed. He was constantly in motion serving his guests, yet he always had time to give ear to our needs or questions and never made us feel like we were in any way an inconvenience. "One little thing that is not right bothers me," he said.
We arrived at the hotel just hours after our mom had sprained her ankle and, although we had reserved the spacious quad suite (sleeps 6), he suggested that we also take a smaller room for them for no extra fee because it was closer to the elevator. So, while his hotel was fully-booked, my sister and I slept in the massive suite quad all by ourselves while our parents had a room they needed close to the lift.
We found the Albergo Restaurant in the courtyard to have excellent food and service - and Guiseppe was there again - waiting on his guests and very efficient.
We loved our stay here because of the propietor, Guiseppe. He made us feel like we were visiting friends in Tuscany. If there is a man who was truly born for owning a hotel, it has to be he. The gift he has for true hospitality you find very rarely today.
The quad room suite was very spacious and comfortable, the pool was great - especially at night with an AMAZING VIEW, the terraced grounds held lovely surprises around every corner, and the hotel had the same - art and antiques tucked here and there than added to the home feel.
After his long, busy, exhausting day, Guiseppe sat down across the desk from us and spent an hour chatting with us until almost midnight - just simply because he was interested in his guests. We told him about ourselves and our business... and he was interested to hear about it!
We really were sorry to leave the next morning. We had only booked one night enroute through Tuscany, but we wished we had planned longer here. Guiseppe never said anything to us about a checkout time. In fact, he wanted us to stay longer to enjoy the pool.
Check our photos and movies posted to meet Guiseppe and to see the hotel. We paid 85 EUR for a night in the quad. A double is only 56 EUR.
I have a lot of photos and a movie posted; however, they are under Bella Vista under Lamporecchio (the actual little town BellaVista is in) which is very near San Baronto.
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