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“Disappointing stay with few hotel comforts !” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Castello di Montegufoni
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boston
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“Disappointing stay with few hotel comforts !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We arrived at the castle with a few friends the third week of October and our first negative encounter was the bumpy potholed road and not a sign in sight to tell us we were close. Upon discovering we had no help with luggage we quickly decided to just bring in what we needed for three nites rather Than having to bring everything up a very steep hill. In the pictures the castle looked bright and elegant but our rooms were very worn and depressingly dark! The grounds looked like they needed a lot of work and even though it was a warm enough day for swimming the pool was freezing cold. We were also surprised To find out the owner had closed the restaurant which we had been told was very nice. We had a little area where we could make coffee if you wanted to go and buy all the supplies such as napkins, paper towel etc. They also expected you to empty your own garbage! Needless to say when we travel we are not looking for this we do it at home! Also they do not even clean the room or change linens until you leave and the third thing they did'nt tell us is that you have to pay a cleaning fee. Our next stop was Lucca where we stayed in a. Beautiful retored Villa Hotel with all the amenities for the same price!

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Amazing castle - perfect for sparking children's imaginations. The hidden corners, corridors, tower, stairs, grotto, ruins, and grounds, were great for exploring with our two daughters. Antiques including coats of armour dotted the castle, bringing history to life. My husband also stayed here as a child and it has always remained a special place for him.
We travelled with grandma and stayed in a large apartment right beside the castle gates. It had 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was very spacious and comfortable. Great location, too - we could drive to central Florence in under 20 minutes or be at the beach in around an hour. We will be back!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

What a beautiful place! We spent 2 nights here for a wedding and it really was spectacular. The grounds are huge, the secret grotto incredible and the pool large (although very cold)! We had an apartment with an enormous kitchen/dining area a view of the grounds and room for 6 people. The people running Castello di Montegufoni are incredibly helpful, we found out that there was a locked room of hidden frescos in our apartment which they were more than happy to show us.
Just down the hill from the castle is a little village with a food store so close enough to be able to stock up and self-cater!
A really fabulous place - totally recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

I have been here before and it is even better this time. The rooms are amazing espoecially Grotta and Monte 7 with its Venetian chandelier. The reception staff is excellent and very helpful. The owner is ofter around to talk with.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Our family of 4 including two teenagers (age 13 and 15) stayed in the Il Segretario Apartment at the Castello di Montegufoni for 7 nights. The apartment was huge with master bedroom with queen bed and a bedroom for our kids with twin beds. There was also a dining/living room, a good-sized kitchen and bath with large (old) bathtub. We had a large terrace on one side and a view into the courtyard on the other. It felt very antique since it was a 14th century castle. Unfortunately, there is no air conditioning so we had to leave windows and doors open which was a problem because of the mosquitos. It made sleeping a bit of a challenge. My other complaint is that there is no-where within walking distance to get breakfast. The restuarant at the castle opens at noon most days (I think it's closed on Wednesdays). It would have been nice to be able to get a coffee and croissant at least. The castle is a great location in Tuscany but unless you eat dinner there (which is just average), you need to drive to other restuarants on winding roads at night. We ate at the castle 3 nights because of this. Staff at the castle were great at booking restuarants. The pool is lovely and the grounds are gorgeous so for that experience, it was worthwhile but I think next time we'll stay somewhere with air conditioning and breakfast available. It's about a 30 minute drive to Florence. Taking the bus was just too inconvenient. We did our shopping nearby in Montespertoli, about 10 minutes away, in a nice COOP store. There is a washing machine at the castle but no dryer so we used a laundry horse on our balcony. Again, overall, it was a worthwhile experience but I wish they would just put in air conditioning units.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

We have just returned from a week at Montegufoni and all I can think about is how to get back there. The place is so incredibly beautiful. It is the perfect mixture of the ancient and the modern. The view in every direction is nothing short of magnificent. Olive groves and vineyards. - Green and yellow fields. - Castles and Tuscan towns on every hilltop. At Montegufoni we were surrounded by gardens. - Blooming wisteria and oleander.

We had visited Montegufoni before and were enchanted. Ever Since that visit, we dreamed of collecting a group of family and friends for a week in the summer. This year it all came together. We took the Galleria, the largest apartment, and used it as our base. We also took another apartment to accomodate the rest of our group. Each morning I arose early and opened up the apartment to the garden and the rest of the castle. When we were in we invariably left the apartment open to let in the breezes and the neighbors to chat and have a drink. The Galleria is so beautiful, with its frescoed walls and ceilings, that it seemed a shame not to share it.

Using the castello as our home, we drove to Pisa, Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, Siena, Lucca, and other towns. We took the bus to Florence to avoid the hassle of traffic and parking. While all of these places were truly wonderful, none compared to the beauty and comfort of Montegufoni. If asked what his favorite part of our Italian trip was, everyone in our group would surely answer "Montegufoni!"

The food at the castello was simple and good and we also ate at the restaurants in the surrounding villages. On a couple of evenings we ate in at our own dining table. We bought groceries in the little alimentari in Baccaiano (just down the hill), and prepared our meals in our own kitchen. In the evenings we gathered for drinks to discuss the events of the day or to make plans for the next. We sat in the Galleria or on the terrace long into the warm night and enjoyed the breeze.

While we were there two families gathered for a wedding. They filled the castle with sunflowers, roses, and laughter. I cannot imagine a better way to begin married life than a wedding at Montegufoni.

Montegufoni is not an hotel or a bed-and-breakfast. It is a collection of apartments available for vacation rentals. While everything is provided, there is no maid or room service. A visitor to Montegufoni must think of his apartment as his home, not an hotel. The office staff are very helpful and accommodating, but the office keeps limited hours (essentially daytime or regular business hours). The restaurants are open early and close late. The chef prepares simple but delicious Italian meals. The pool is large, clean, and inviting. The estate bottles its own table wine. A cold beer or gin and tonic are never far away. The apartments are quirky and each has its own character. The place is a castle afterall, and we would not have it any other way. The owners, the Posarellis, seem to understand the necessary balance between charm and comfort. To compromise one for the other would ruin the whole.

We will return to Montegufoni, that is sure. When friends ask where we vacation, we tell them that we have a place in Tuscany. - and we do!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Jersey
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121 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Our stay at Castello Montiguifoni was truly a magical experience. The grounds are beautiful; the pictures posted don't even begin to show the property's beauty!
We were 11 people. My sister's family and ours, 9 of us , stayed in The Galleria apartment, 4 floors and more space than you could imagine. My husband's aunt & uncle stayed in another Castello apartment across from ours.

Everyone at the Castello was accommodating and always very helpful. The food at the restaurant was excellent! We ate there two nights. Also, the
Castello's wine is very nice!

All the sites in Tuscany are close by, but one word of warning, make sure you have an up-dated GPS that works!

This was truly an experience of a life time!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Castello di Montegufoni
Address: Via Montegufoni, 18 | Montagnana, Montegufoni, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Montegufoni
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Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Montegufoni
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Number of rooms: 15
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