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“very comfortable and affordable”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Molino D'Era

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Molino D'Era
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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“very comfortable and affordable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2011

This hotel was a very comfortable and affordable hotel just outside the town of Volterra. The hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming. If you have a car and want to be in the volterra and San gimignano area this is a great choice.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2011

We chose the Molino d'Era hotel as a stopover for one night after visiting the lovely hill town of Volterra. We wanted someplace outside the city that had a restaurant on site, and this fit the bill nicely.
This hotel and restaurant seems to be run completely by women and they do a fantastic job. The rooms are decorated with pretty quilts and tasteful furniture. The lobby is welcoming and unpretentious with lots of sofas and easy chairs for relaxing, as well as a corner dedicated to a flat-screen TV. Check in was quick and easy. Everyone was extremely pleasant and eager to help. Free wifi is available for the asking.
The hotel is surrounded by a big patio with tables for taking a before dinner drink, with lots of potted flowers and an herb and rose garden in the middle. Next to the patio is a very large patch of natural beauty, with grass, a wisteria arbor, a little babbling brook and plenty of tables and benches for sitting and relaxing.
The restaurant is top-notch in every way! It was fun taking a moment to watch the women in the kitchen as they put together their homemade pastas, Our party ordered a variety of dishes, from ravioli with gorgonzola and walnuts, a fried fish platter, rabbit with porcini mushrooms and polenta, a tagliata with radicchio, a filet of veal that was the tenderest piece of meat imaginable, with a sprinkling of crunchy sea salt on the crusty outside....in other words we went to town. Our meal included a nice bottle of their own red wine and a couple of bottles of mineral water. The bill? 104 euros. And the evening wasn't over....out came plates of complimentary cookies and an offer of limoncello or grappa. We cried uncle.
It was lovely being able to just walk upstairs to our rooms after such a feast and relax in the pleasant atmosphere and comfortable bed. Extras like complimentary slippers and a soft little throw blanket on the foot of the beds made it super comfy and welcoming. It's too bad that this gem of a hotel is so off the beaten track. I would love to come back here again and again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2011

Been there for 4 nights, and was very sad to leave. It is a wonderful hotel, the owners are family and they treat the guests as family (on the good aspect of it...).
The food in the restaurant was on of the best we had on our trip.
Is is deep in no where in Tuscany (no cellular reception...) but if you have a car it's not a problem. just make sure to have GPS when you arrive for the first time.
Most recommended.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Winchester / Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2010

We've eaten at molino D'era before and as we had to spend time in Volterra we booked to stay there. The rooms are simple but very comfortable. There was slight road noise (exacerbated by the horrendous rain during the night) and there was a problem with the heating on one night however these didnt spoil our stay.

The food and service here are great. very good quality, reasonably priced, tuscan food. One strange event was that on the third night we got to the hotel to find the restaurant in darkness and when we called reception they said the restaurant wasnt open that night - I would have thought they would have informed us beforehand? Still, as 10 mins from Volterra we found somewhere else which was great anyway.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bussum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2010

We, tourists from The Netherlands, spent 6 days in this excellent hotel. The room was spacious, airconditioned and very comfortable. The buffet breakfast is very good. There is a large garden where you can sit under the many trees and relax. Most attractive is the restaurant. You can have dinner both inside and outside in a romantic environment. The food (not at all expensive) is more than excellent, its quality being much higher than anywhere else in the immediate environment. In addition, the winelist contains many excellent local wines (not only from Chianti but also from other regions). As genuine food lovers we greatly enjoyed our dinners!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Molino D'Era
Address: S.R.T. 439 Dir km 6,400 | Molino D'Era - Villamagna, 56048, Volterra, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Volterra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
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Hotel Class:3 star — Molino D'Era 3*
Number of rooms: 169
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