I will start with - the review by "soowendy" is interesting to say the least. I guess I can sympathise that having your own little town could be a little overwhelming for some travelers - but we loved it!!
Essentially Locanda di Fonterutoli is owned by Mazzei, a reputable winemaker and it appears the B&B is a side venture to this business. Now to the important stuff...
The check-in was swift and painless, with the receptionist showing us to our rooms once going over the particulars about breakfast being served across the road at the restaurant (Osteria Fonterutoli). We were travelling in a group of four, so the family room made sense - at EUR180 for the night. At first we saw the eeriness that "soowendy" alludes, however once we realised the situation of the winery and the town - it all made sense. We were shown to our rooms and then the communal areas which just topped off the standard of this B&B, a "man room", kitchen, pool and many areas to sit back and relax were on offer. Rooms were spacious and nicely furnished, bathroom was clean and well equipped. Some construction was underway near the pool area during our visit, a little disruptive, but then the pool could do with some work itself!
All things considered I rated this "very good" given the excellent communal facilities, rooms and breakfast when coupled with the relatively inexpensive price tag. An interesting experience that was comfortable yet different - isn't that what travelling is about?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Castello di Fonterutoli estate offers 12 country-chic rooms inspired by the colors of Chianti and restored with authentic taste by the family architect, Agnese Mazzei. All the rooms are located in the historic homes of the Fonterutoli hamlet, the true heart of the estate since centuries, and provide the special feeling of "living in a Tuscan country village". The hamlet houses the Fattoria, Roseto, Limonaia and Carpentiere historic homes, where all of the rooms are located, as well as the Enoteca di Fonterutoli where wine tastings are held, and the Osteria di Fonterutoli Restaurant, both only few steps away from any of our rooms. Ranging in size from 70 to 200 square feet (20 square meters to 60 square meters), all of the rooms boast their own personality with charming, comfortable bedrooms, individual bathrooms, village views, and panoramic terraces with countryside vistas. They all maintain the ambiance of a quintessential Chianti country house. Ancient terra cotta floors, exposed ceiling beams, and precious family antiques provide a warm and inviting atmosphere, making Fonterutoli an ideal environment in which to savor Tuscan country life. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and horseback riding can be easily arranged during Guests' stay. Wine tours of our spectacular winery, wine tastings as well as visits to nearby villages and towns, local farms, factories and artisan shops can be organized. Cooking classes can also be arranged and are available on the property. Guests can reserve individual rooms located within the historic homes throughout the hamlet. Upon request, or in case of larger groups, the entire apartment can be reserved, where guests have full use if the kitchen. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castello Di Fonterutoli Castellina In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany