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“A must in Tuscany” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strada Spicciano 7, 50028 Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
GreenLeadersBronze level
Flemington
1 review
“A must in Tuscany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Our Deluxe room was beautiful. The scenery from high on a hilltop was amazing the vineyards and olive trees were beautiful. The staff provided 5 star service without question. My wife took an “All about Pasta” cooking class there hosted by the executive chef who was wonderful. We even got to eat the pasta she made at dinner. The spa was fabulous and not to be missed. Their private wine label is delicious as is their olive oil. If you have the opportunity, take a wine tasting tour. If you are planning a visit in Tuscany stay at the Castello Del Nero you will not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Good morning,
we would like to express our sincere thank you for a so nice review, our Staff is the most important part of our Hospitality, Exceptional People for delivering Exceptional Exeriences.
Hope to welcome you again soon.
Thank you
Fabio Datteroni and Staff
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

My wife and I absolutely loved our time at Castello Del Nero. The entire stay, the staff was super helpful from explaining the 12th century castle's history, arranging for wine tours in the area, dinners out, and even putting together a bagged breakfast for our 6AM departure. They really went above and beyond what we have experienced at other luxury hotels in Italy, Greece, and Asia.

The maid service was the best we've experienced - all the fine details in their work showed their care for the guests.

The restaurant on site was a great fine dining experience, and the food very good.

Finally, the spa service was excellent. Take plenty of time to prepare in the thermal baths and relaxation room before the most personalized spa service we have experienced.

We could go on, but if you want to truly get away and enjoy pampering, relaxation, and exploring Tuscany, there is no better place to do it from than Castello Del Nero. We can't wait to return!

David & Sarah P.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Good morning from Castello del Nero,
can we only and simply say THANK YOU for a so nice review.
We look forward to welcoming you again and soon in the Chianti Wine Region and in the meantime we send our best regards.
Fabio Datteroni & Staff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The entire staff was hospitable, courteous, and attentive. The property was impeccable with luxury updated rooms with first class amenities. The spa was a 10 and I had one of the best massages I ever had. We did not eat at the restaurant but the room service was also a 10. The staff set up the entire room for dinner and came by shortly after to clear up. The grounds are breath taking with views of the 100 acre property, vineyards, and on-site vegetable garden. Restaurant recommendations were first class, with the best mix of local and fine dining. I will definitely be back. Castello del Nero met all of my expectations.

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  • Stayed October 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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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Good afternoon from Castello del Nero,
thank you for your kind words, it has been a great pleasure for us to host you at our property and we really look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Have a nice day
Fabio Datteroni
General Manager and Staff
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed at the Castello Del Nero for 6 nights in Sept., 2012. It is a very impressive hotel, restaurant and spa. The service in all areas and spa were outstanding. The views from the large heated swimming pool of Tuscany were spectacular. We enjoyed many visits to the welcoming bar. We especially enjoyed the breakfasts at La Torre restaurant. Castello Del Nero is located a short distance from Florence and Siena. We also enjoyed the trips we took to San Gimignano for touring and dining and the incredible medieval upper town of Colle val d'elsa. We would highly recommend this hotel for your stay in Tuscany. We hope to return.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Good afternoon from Castello del Nero,
thank you for your kind words, it has been a great pleasure for us to host at our property and we really look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Have a nice day
Fabio Datteroni
General Manager and Staff
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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for the first part of our honeymoon to Italy starting 9/18 - 9/23. The hotel is stunning and the grounds are spectacular. The service and staff were incredible and extremely accommodating in providing places to visit, restaurants in nearby villages, and things to do. This hotel is very difficult to top - truly a slice of heaven.

  • Stayed September 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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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Good afternoon from Castello del Nero,
thank you for your kind words, it has been a great pleasure for us to host at our property and we really look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Have a nice day
Fabio Datteroni
General Manager and Staff
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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is an exquisite property, within a short driving distance from most major attractions in Chianti. But be forewarned: you may not want to leave the hotel at all! There was nothing about our stay (four nights) that was less than perfect. Everything I can think of was extraordinary.
The hotel upgraded us and our friends each to a glorious suite with an additional shared and huge common area in between. Internet,room service, spa, House keeping, restaurants, bar, pool etc. were all beyond first class. The staff was courteous, solicitous and accommodating throughout.
On two different days they arranged a driver and vehicle for us at what we regarded as a moderate cost. Fresh fruit, wine and water arrived in our suite daily.
There is nothing more I can say except "GO"----- but remember, you may NEVER want to leave.

  • Stayed September 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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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Good afternoon from Castello del Nero,
thank you for your kind words, it has been a great pleasure for us to host you at our property and we really look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Have a nice day
Fabio Datteroni
General Manager and Staff
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Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Outstanding service to EVERY detail. The most beautiful location in the world. At the moment you walk through the door you feel as though you've walked through time. Loved the original flooring and frescos on walls. Attention and flexibility at the spa was superb. Treatments were the best we received throughout Italy in the two weeks we were there. The bar area was quaint and friendly, keeping the original feel of centuries past....unlike one of the comments, I wouldn't change a thing. Laundry and dry cleaning prices were too high, I agree and suggest either offering use of iron and ironing board or lowering theses charges. However, traveling to 5 star hotels you must expect 5 star services and prices to go along with it. I will return to Castello del Nero and spend longer than our past 4 day stay. Wifi and 3G access could be improved, however, you are on vacation!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Good afternoon from Castello del Nero,
thank you for your kind words, it has been a great pleasure for us to host at our property and we really look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Have a nice day
Fabio Datteroni
General Manager and Staff
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Address: Strada Spicciano 7, 50028 Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa, the perfect place for an Authentic Tuscan Experience where the best of local Food and Wine, high end Spa treatments and panoramic splendour awaits you in the middle of the Chianti Wine Region and its gorgeous vine yards and olive groves.... ... more   less 
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