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Villa Rioddi
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Charming place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great selection for breakfast, creamy cappucino aswell as chocolate croissant to die for.
Cosy rooms, awesome view, very accomodating hosts who gave us tons of maps and tips for where to go and what to do. Half an hour walk from Volterra, a steep climb though but good for excercise. Calm and peaceful surroundings. Would definately go back.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

At first we were disappointed that this hotel was so far out of town (although there were some visitors who walked into town, it is a steep climb) but it did have the advantage of easy parking for the night. The room was a little disappointing as well with rather out of date drapes and covers but it had a lovely bathroom. And everything was clean -- and we had the most delicious breakfast on our 3 week trip. Fabulous baked goods, fresh jams and a wonderful view over the countryside. If I had to do it over I might still prefer to have stayed inside the old city walls or at least closer, but we drove in for dinner and spent the whole next day parked on a side street, so in the end, this hotel was just fine for us and we had absolutely no complaints. It is run by a mother and son and Luca carried my bags up for me (second floor) and is very very nice and helpful. It would be a great place for a family in the summer with the beautiful swimming pool and outdoor area.

Room Tip: I saw my friends room and they all seemed about the same.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Howell, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Our hosts were wonderful, very accommodating. Breakfast is great, grounds are well maintained, rooms very adequate. We arrived late in the evening and were warmly greeted. Excellent recommendation for dinner - Bado Restaurant. Don't miss this quaint Italian gem.

Room Tip: Rooms in back of hotel have great view of the valley.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Broadway, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

We visited in August/September 2013. This was our second visit to Villa Rioddi, the last one was 2003. We will not leave it as long again and will definitely be back soon. The Hotel/Villa is run by Mirella and her son Luca. They both were very attentive and went out of their way to ensure our time spent there was perfect. To start with we wanted to stay in the same room as we had 10 years earlier in the outside part but this was already reserved, although this didn't stop Luca trying to accomodate our wish. He managed to put us next door to this in A6, (which was infact a nicer room) for our first week and then we moved to the second floor (top). The rooms are almost identical and spacious with modern shower facilities, and very clean and tidy. We had fresh towels every day!
Breakfast was a buffet style arrangement with fresh bread (made by Luca daily) and cakes (made by Mirella) meats, cheeses, fruits from the gardens, cereals, teas and very good cappuccino's. What made this special was being sat outside, but sheltered, enjoying the view as Mirella picked the fruit from the trees, washed them, then put them on your plate. Fresh Figs, Apples, Peach and grapes. There is a real family atmosphere during breakfast and Mirella provides a lovely welcome to the day. We both had Birthdays whilst there and Mirella obviously checks the passports for DOB's as she would bring Champagne to the table for breakfast and the most enormous cake or dessert.
We stayed for 2 weeks and many of the days we just lazed by the pool, just when the sun was at it's hottest Mirella would appear with icecreams, fresh chilled Melon or Figs. Heaven!
The Villa is located in a fantastic spot for a real panoramic hill-side view of the Cecina Valley, a real sun spot getting the sun all day. From here it is a bit of a walk to the town uphill, not an easy walk and parts have no path. We used the car most days as it was a bit too hot, and we parked in the underground car park which was quite reasonable and very well located safe, and well lit. The pool is very clean and is maintained every day by Luca. There were lots of sunbeds, and again these were all in good clean condition.
Unfortunately we had an incident with our hire car (we hit a deer at high speed and wrecked the Fiat Panda we were in) and the hire firm were very unhelpful. When I casually mentioned this to Luca he immediately rang the hire firm and got everything explained and sorted for us, this was such a load lifted. I'd recommend the extra waiver insurance in these cases, thankfully we had it. Just an example of the care and attention shown to guests by the hosts.
During our 2003 visit Mirella's grandchildren would be playing in the pool and were aged around 2 and 5 years old, when we mentioned them to Mirella she was very proud to introduce us to them again, though they had grown up a lot, and had very good English.
We were so sad to leave, as we had been made to feel so welcome, on the final morning we had to set off before breakfast, Mirella made a point of seeing us before we left as she had been out with her grand-daughter and bought a leaving gift for me. They had both notice the shoes I had been wearing had a small ladybird on them so they bought me an Alabaster Ladybird (Coccinella in Italian). this was so lovely of her to go to the bother and is another example of the warm welcome we recieved (I cried all the way to the airport I was so touched).
We are difinately going back soon (probably next year) and would highly recommend it to couples. Volterra is lovely and is a warrent of medievel streets

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Villa Rioddi for two nights in September. It is what you picture in your mind when you think of a Tuscan residence. The location is great for exploring Volterra. It is approximately 1 mile from the main town so you don't have the hassle of parking and lugging your bags around the old town's narrow streets. It is a family run place and they each contribute their own recipes each morning for breakfast. The rooms are typical for Europe, clean and orderly but quite small. The shower was the smallest I have ever seen.

The staff had a wealth of information which assisted in our visits to the town and the surround area. We had a small change in our itinerary and they were very understanding and cooperative. We would recommend this to anybody wanting to visit the slower paced side of Italy.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed at this Family run hotel one night when visiting Volterra in October 2012. A very relaxing place to stay, with wonderful and nicely decorated rooms. The hotel is nicely located just outside Volterra with nice views. Hotel is within walking distance of town (15 minutes). The bed was good and the buffet breakfast was very good. we did not use the swimming pool. The stay was above expectation, the price of a room was also very decent.

Room Tip: When travelling to Volterra by car this is a good location to stay, free parking and within walking...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JeroenV1000
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Mukilteo, Washington
Level Contributor
53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stayed here two nights and were very pleased. The price was very good, the breakfast was really very nice, and the room was very clean. The rooms could use some updating, and our room had a very strange shower up slippery tile steps that could be a challenge for some people. The staff was very helpful with area info and tips to make travelling around in Tuscany easier. The views of the valley are awesome, and the swimming pool looked nice and clean (we didn't use it) and would have fantastic sunset views. A very good value in an expensive area!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Villa Rioddi
Address: Podere Monte Volterrano SNC, 56048, Volterra, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Volterra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Rioddi 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a splendid panoramic position, 2 km from the historic centre of Volterra, the hotel offers a stunning view over the city and Val di Cecina. The spacious lounges on the ground floor, the huge garden surrounding the building and the pool, together with a family-style management offers a highly relaxing stay. ... more   less 
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