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Hotel Residence Valle del Buttero
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Capalbio
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“So close to being good”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Didn't really meet our expectations, but certainly has potential.

THE GOOD: Exceptionally clean. Exceptional breakfast (best of our 4 week trip). Very pleasant and helpful staff. Useful kitchen, but would be better with a $79 microwave. Great parking. Clean pool and surrounding grounds. Great pool towels and chairs, although a hot tub addition would have make it exceptional.

THE NO SO GOOD: Poor Air Conditioning, wouldn't cool the bedroom so my wife and I slept 4 nights on cots in the main living area next to the AC. Terrible beds, main bed was hard and the cots were lumpy. Terrible water pressure in shower (it seems to be choked by a water saving device in the line, the sink pressure was stellar). I showered in the gym bathroom for great water pressure. POORLY equipped gym, if they'd just spend $100 on some 5, 10 and 15 kg dumbbells it would be adequate.

I'd suggest the hotel raise rates by $5 per night and make some improvements, the have the beginnings of a great hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Byro2000, Direttore at Hotel Residence Valle del Buttero, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Dear Sir,
we are very pleased to have found many positives thoughs about our hotel.
Our exceptional cleaning, the breakfast prepared with quality products, the amenities of the pool and garden, as well as the professionalism and courtesy of our staff, are all aspects that we take care meticulously to provide our guests a stay that meets their desire.
Thank you for the excellent advice: from his review we understand the need to think in a more 'international mind, because, luckily the last year our foreign clientele has increased alot, Our regular guests, in general, prefer the mattresses orthopedic, but we have other models and we will gladly replace, if he had been reported. regarding the microwave and dumbbells in the gym, it is the first time that they have been requested, and surely will buy some to keep on hand.
Thanks and best regards from all the staff
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

The main reasons we chose to booking this hotel were the close proximity to places to eat, the gym and the swimming pool. The hotel did not disappoint on any of these. There are many places to eat locally without having to drive and we enjoyed several good meals in Capalbio. The gym is quite small. It has two types of exercise bike, a running machine and a couple of weights machines as well as a stretching area. It was sufficient for me for a holiday workout. The swimming pool area is lovely and the provision of sunbed towels is a bonus. The hotel is very clean and the staff are all very friendly. The breakfast was also very good. The coffee was lovely and there was meat, cheese, preserves, cereal, breads and delicious fresh pastries and pie.
There is excellent free wifi throughout the hotel and there is also a games area including billiards, chess board, card table and other board games.
The hotel is very easy to find and well signposted from the SS1. You can easily reach the hotel in 1 ½ hours from Fuimcino. Parking is free at the hotel. Within 30 metres of the hotel there is a great Panifico to pick up your lunch or snacks and the lady within is very friendly. There are also other stores in town to browse and interesting walls and buildings.
Capalbio is very beautiful and well worth a wonder around and the surrounding area is also stunning.
I would highly recommend this hotel and will return in the future.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Byro2000, Direttore at Hotel Residence Valle del Buttero, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear,
we are very happy that we didn't disappoint any of your expectations!
You have covered very well all of our services that we offer our guests: the gym, the swimmingpool and our "super" breakfast...even the beautiful medieval town of Capalbio and all the surrounding area, that makes the position of our hotel really privileged.
Thank you for your lovely words, we look forward to having you as our guests in the near future!
Kind regards from all the staff of Valle del Buttero
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had a most enjoyable stay,enjoying the bucolic setting and the easy walking distance to restaurants and the historic center of town.From our balcony we looked out on to the mountains,and felt we were so far away from town,yet we were so close we could stroll into the historic center for dinner each night.Roberta bakes fantastic crostata and cakes every day,and they are only a part of the extraordinary breakfast buffet.The staff is pleasant and helpful.This is a superb place for exploring the exquisite towns of southern Tuscany and the Maremma,Porto Ercoli,S.Stefano and Orbetello,as well as providing easy access to Fiumicino airport.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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riro58, Proprietario at Hotel Residence Valle del Buttero, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear Carolin and Fred,

It was a pleasure to have two such friendly and pleasant guests!

Thank you very much for all your kind words... Looking out at the hills while standing on the terraces it is easy to forget that we are just a stone's throw from the historical town centre of Capalbio.

I am so pleased that you enjoyed my cakes, which are always freshly made everyday. We are proud to include fresh local produce in our breakfast, making them suitable for all tastes.

From Capalbio, our guests can easily reach well known local areas such as Orbetello and Monte Argentario.

We would like to thank you once again and we look forward to having you with pleasure as our guests, once again!

Roberta, Riccardo and all the staff
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We had a great stay here. Excellent hotel, really love the swimming pool area, very friendly owners and staff, FANTASTIC BREAKFAST: homemade cakes, excellent coffee / cappucino / espresso you name it all great Italian quality (no extra charge). A great place to start your exploration of Capalbio.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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riro58, Direttore at Hotel Residence Valle del Buttero, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Google Translation
Gentile signor Alarik,
ci ha fatto molto piacere ricevere una bella recensione da così lontano!
Grazie per aver gradito il nostro lavoro e la nostra ospitalità sotto tutti gli aspetti.
Sperando di ospitarla ancora per farle assaggiare nuove torte e un espresso di qualità,
la salutiamo con simpatia
Roberta e Riccardo e tutto lo staff
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I have have just returned from six nights at the hotel. The whole stay was incredibly good value with spacious rooms including kitchenette, tasty breakfasts with lots of choice and excellent service. Valle del Buttero is within the picturesque, charming, medieval village of Capalbio which meant we could walk out and have around 10 great restaurants on our doorstep.

The pool area is really clean and relaxing despite the rather cold (!!) pool in September. The only slight negative was the bed which was too hard and not very comfortable. But that aside would not hesitate to recommend.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Piegaro, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2012

It is not often that a place exceeds all my expectations, but Valle del Buttero managed to do it! My husband and I live in Umbria, in Piegaro, and needed a quick two day break to explore something different. We found the Residence Valle del Buttero last minute and booked. The medieval town is very sweet perched over a valley known for its herdsmen, cowboys, called butteri. This resort overlooked a valley with horses too. Lovely suite with kitchenette, sitting room, balcony, large bedroom with canopy and wonderful bathroom. Immaculate suite with all the extras. Free WiFi and air conditioning. Amazingly huge buffet breakfast! The pool is just exquisite with a pool bar for snacks, drinks, ice cream. Huge fluffy pool towels provided. All the linens are first class. The bed was incredible, nice and firm with lots of pillows. TV in bedroom and also in living room. Coffee and drinks bar in the spacious lobby. Pool, ping pong, card games (looks like a very family-friendly place)! But we had a romantic getaway planned and it was just perfect for us. We could not believe the value offered for such a moderate price. The owners are so friendly and the staff very attentive and helpful. Short stroll inside the medieval walls of Capalbio, which is very historic and typical surrounded by walls, to fine restaurant where we enjoyed sitting on the terrace and watching the passing parade. Menus to all restaurants provided in the lobby along with loads of information about the area. Next morning after that very ample breakfast we went on our way to Monte Argentario and had a lovely day at the beach. I cannot say enough good things about our stay and I'm sure we will make this our "getaway" when we wish to explore the beautiful Maremma area of Southwest Tuscany. Lucky us to be only two hours away via Orvieto to what could be the best hotel in the Maremma!

Room Tip: Ask for a suite, well worth the few Euros extra! Lots of room and balcony. Ask for the hillside vi...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2011

This is the best hotel in Tuscany.
Best staff, great pool and fantastic location.
I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Residence Valle del Buttero
Address: Via Ignazio Silone 21, 58011, Capalbio, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Grosseto > Capalbio
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Capalbio
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Residence Valle del Buttero 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel and residence Valle del Buttero is located nearby the historical centre of Capalbio, in Maremma Toscana, just 10 minutes from the sea. Its coasts offer a unique enviroment with sandy beaches designed by the greatest creator of all time...nature. ... more   less 
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