We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights on a recent Riviera trip and if I could give 31/2 stars overall I would: 4 stars is generous, 3 a bit mean. The hotel has lots of plus points, including an excellent location just outside the Etruscan gate (a 10 minute walk uphill gets you to the centre of Volterra, but you can get a bus), breathtaking views across the countryside and elegant furnishings in the very attractive reception area. My husband enjoyed the pool and the sauna (there is also a jacuzzi and spa on the lower ground floor). The waiting staff were both helpful and good fun, though one member of the reception team was a bit grim on occasion. The bedrooms are tiled but have good storage and the shower was powerful with a constant supply of hot water - not always the case when you are on the top floor of a hotel.
The weak point of the hotel for me was the food. Breakfasts provided a good choice if you ignored the hot food issue but the standard of evening meals varied. Some courses were very pleasant others less so and if you don't care for squid/octopus etc your choice could be rather limited.
Overall I would consider the facilities and general ambience of the hotel to be worth 4 stars, but not other features.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Iuxury hotel in Volterra is idyllically situated on the magnificent rolling hills of Tuscany that surround the historical hilltop town of Volterra whose medieval walls still give sanctuary to Etruscan and Roman remains. If you are looking for a luxury holiday, our hotel in Volterra is the best choice. Relax and regenerate yourself in the elegantly Tuscan style furnished rooms and the wellness spa of our hotel, and enjoy the typical cuisine of Volterra and Tuscany in our restaurant. Discover the high quality services of our luxury hotel and plan your dream holiday in Volterra. Park Hotel le Fonti is a countryside heaven, a luxury hotel located within a park with a spectacular panoramic view over the unique landscape of the Cecina Valley, a web of gently rolling hills and primitive crags, mysterious chasms that now hide and protect the ruins of ancient burial sites. The view stretches out to the gleaming horizon, the soul is revitalized and the mind is finally at rest, able to regenerate itself. Enjoyment and leisure, the secret of Tuscan living!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Hotel Volterra