We (party of 5) rented a 2 bedroom flat for 4 days at the Agriturismo Poderi Tognetti on the outskirts of Montaione and felt that for the price we paid, should have gotten a better deal.
The Agriturismo owns three different apartment complexes and the one where our flat was located was called 'Poderi Il Sapito'. The grounds were beautiful with flowers in full bloom and the smell of lavender wafting through the air. However, we thought the place was in disrepair. It did not provide the level of comfort we are accustomed to.
The flat was small and dark to start with. The floors being terracotta, soaked up stains from previous tenants which didn't leave a good impression. The bathroom was not spotless. The equipment in the kitchen was of poor quality and didn't look so clean. The fold out sofa bed on which my daughter was supposed to sleep was dirty when we opened it up so she ended up sleeping with us on our bed - 3 people in a double bed! We didn't bother to complain because if we had opened up the sofa bed, we would have had to climb over it to get out of the flat.
The lady in charge only came in the mornings so if you needed something, you had to call and wait till she came over from one of the other properties. There was a table tennis table in the garden. We wanted to borrow some bats and ball to play but ... the lady was not around. Furthermore, there were ants everywhere.
Then we wanted to use the laundry machine they advertised as available so we asked. It was located in a small storage area next to the pool and looked so dirty, we didn't dare to put our stuff in. We ended up handwashing everything!
Being summer, there are lots of spiders around and spider webs everywhere. Not to mention other insects like mosquitoes and bees.
Some people would have no problems with this but we did.
- Also Known As:
- Poderi Tognetti Montaione, Italy - Tuscany