We've stayed in Villa Giorgia for a week for our honeymoon as our base in Tuscany. The hotel is located near Pistoia close to the exit of the A11 autostrade, about 30 mins drive from Florence (depends on your driving style, Italians can probably get there faster). The Hotel itself is on the SS64 road that is connected via another road that surrounds Pistoia. This road is curvy and on a slope, and you'll find yourself driving slowly at about 50km/h while the locals pass you at about 90km/h. The view from this road is maginificent, so drive slowly and take the time to appreciate it.
The parking is located across the road from the hotel, which is based adjecant to road. This is one fault with the hotel since you hear any passing car nearby when you're in the swimming pool or in the room if the soundproof windows are open. If you're interested in a completely serene enviroment, consider an alternative residence.
The hotel rooms themselves are very basic, there is a lovely garden and a nice swimming pool overlooking the Tuscan hills. There is also a nice patio in the garden where one can sit or read while sinking in all the beautiful landscape.
The hotel's breakfast is very basic, a few fresh pasteries and fruit, fresh fruit salad that is prepared daily, 2-3 types of bacon, 2-3 types of cheese, bread, yogurt and flakes that go along with it, coffee, tea, fresh juice and eggs, scattered or aumlet, which are prepared on your request. At dinner, the dining area is transformed into a resturant, where I had an amazing angus beef steak, and my better half enjoyed a cinta pork which was also very good. Prices are on the expensive range, as expected, but we didn't go wrong with ordering the cheapest Chianti on the wine list, at 15EUR. You have other dining alternatives in the area, of course. Either go to Pistoia (free parking near the center, aim for the Chellini) or continue going up road SS64, whever you'll encounter several more restuarants and bars.
Service was excellent, I cannot thank the staff enough for providing information and assisting us in any possible way they could. All the staff were very friendly, cheerful and helpful. A special thanks goes to the blonde Dutch receptionist, which I think is called Marica, who was a fountain of knowledge.
I would recommend this hotel to couples and young parents with small children who look for a Tuscany retreat in a relatively centered place. People who are strict about silence and serenity would probably be discouraged with the hotel being located next to the road and should seek other alternatives, and the same goes for people who want to be within a few minutes of the major public transportation facilities, as the hotel is located next to none.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Giorgia, a beautiful and breathtaking hotel on a valley which overlooks the city of Pistoia in Tuscany, opened its doors June 2009. A new hotel in Pistoia that offers a pleasant and elegant atmosphere with its 18 rooms. All rooms are furnished in a modern and refined style. Our services include a rich buffet breakfast, outdoor swimming pool, external parking and garage, internet point, wi-fi & pay TV. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Hotwire, Hotel.de, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA and HRS so you can book your Villa Giorgia - Albergo in Collina reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.