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“Our lovely week in tuscany”

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Relax Hotel Aquaviva
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Casole d'Elsa
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Our lovely week in tuscany”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

A beautiful hotel surrounded by the green hills of the tuscan countryside. Rooms are very comfortable and have a great view. Staff is very kind and helpful. Restaurant is very good. We had a lovely week in Tuscany.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pinchbeck, U.K
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed some years ago at their 'sister' hotel Gemini at Casole d'Elsa and had been recommended to try the 'new' Aquaviva. Gemini has been quite stylish- a quiet haven in simply stunning Tuscan countryside. Imagine our disappointment then to come a few kilometers down the road to Aquaviva. The countryside is still stunning but we were greeted by the noise of yelling youngsters in the pool which seemed to dominate the whole hotel. The interior furnishings were modern but certainly not elegant. My husband's comment was "rather cheap." The front of the hotel seemed to have the air of a roadside motel- such a shame! If you're looking for a romantic stay- forget it! This is a hotel for rowdy families.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Relax Aquaviva ... C, Direttore at Relax Hotel Aquaviva, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Dear Customer,

you can understand our surprise when reading his comment almost a year from the date of last stay, but to be fair, we wish to clarify a few things.
If you stayed at 'Hotel Gemini will certainly have noticed that the paintings, furnishings, furniture etc.. of 'Hotel Aquaviva are exactly the same and therefore we do not understand the negative negative comments, same thing for the pool ... in the Hotel Gemini there were no children? And then ... Hotel Gemini does not facing on a street with a lot more traffic than the street next to the Hotel Aquaviva? Why we should be compared to a Motel than the hotel Gemini despite having the same characteristics that you confirm saying that the countryside is even beautiful .....
With great respect, we can not share his comments, but we'll take a good note.
Yours sincerely
Alessandro Conti
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We found this hotel 6 or 7 years ago when it was newly opened. Looking for somewhere to stay, we happened to see a sign pointing it out, and were amazed to find something so smart and comfortable off the beaten track. Having enjoyed our stay so much, we went back this October, and were not disappointed.
Good-sized room with ensuite shower/jacuzzi bath/wc. Large bed with sprung mattress. Plenty of wardrobe space. Friendly staff, excellent food, free wi-fi, fabulous views, heated indoor pool, unheated outdoor pool (too cold for October use). Centrally located for exploring the area; one day we drove to the West coast and took a boat to Elbe. Plenty of interesting hill towns nearby and within easy reach of Sienna, San Gimignano and Volterra. We'll be going there again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bilbao, Spain
1 review
Reviewed October 3, 2012

A wonderfull place under the Toscan sun. very beautifull and nice place lost in the mountains surrounding a lot of vineyards.
There a very kind and hospitable people.
They had a quality restaurant. and they prepare sometimes barbaques in the garden.

The rooms are very confortable. With their own garden.
The wirlpool, the swiming pool..

VERY ADVISABLE

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I have just returned from staying at the Aquaviva Hotel & Spa and can not recommend it highly enough. The facilities, espcially the pool were superb, the food was fantastic and the staff friendly and welcoming. It was a pleasure to stay there and a real dissapointment to come home.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stayed here the last week of June-and it was a great place to stay. It is located in beautiful countryside and away from traffic and noise. It is a great place to relax and chill out. We found the staff to be very helpful-even to cheerfully providing us with a proper cup of tea in the afternoon! The waiters in the restaurant were very diligent and polite. The spa facilities are great and my husband had an excellent massage. The pools were clean and well maintained, there is a waterfall to stand in-and the setting is amongst plantings of lavender, roses, and ginestra (broom)-it is a modern hotel but the outside is covered in ivy. Each room has a large private sitting balcony facing the valleys and the views go on forever: sheep on the hillsides and Casole D'Esta on the hill overlooking it. The bathrooms are spacious-plenty of water pressure and hot water. Our bed was very comfortable and with a good mattress. The b'fast spread is big-and typical of other Italian hotels I have been in. We enjoyed the food-it was lovely-and I say that having worked at a cooking school in Florence, Italy, with famous chefs...There are other good restaurants nearby. Poolside is clean and the chairs comfortable with working umbrella's. I would recommend this place-and have, especially if you are looking to simply rest, enjoy some R&R and not be an "tourist".

Room Tip: All the rooms face the valley-and have large, spacious balconies. Not a noisy place.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Relax Aquaviva ... C, Direttore at Relax Hotel Aquaviva, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear Customer,
We are very pleased that your stay at the Aquaviva Hotel was nice!
Thank you on behalf of myself and all the staff for the review left by myself and all the staff. We hope to welcome you back to our Hotel and the opportunity I invite you to try our spa with our treatments to make your stay truly relaxing!
Sincerely

The Management
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Great functional hotel- pool had a liner more akin to a paddling pool in terms of quality. Great though and you can't really fault it. Good views, big rooms and chilled out!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Relax Hotel Aquaviva
Address: Localita Acquaviva 1, 53031 Casole d'Elsa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Casole d'Elsa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Casole d'Elsa
#3 Luxury Hotel in Casole d'Elsa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Relax Hotel Aquaviva 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on a hilltop in Tuscany's Chianti wine district, Aquaviva Hotel & Spa offers panoramic views of the hills around Siena. It features a wellness centre with heated indoor pool, an outdoor swimming pool, and a traditional restaurant. Each room comes with a balcony or patio. At Aquaviva you have free access to the pools. Children can have fun in the playground and baby pool. You can book the wellness facilities which include massages, a steam bath, sauna and Kneipp hydrotherapy. This relaxing hotel is decorated with antiques and original paintings that belonged to the owner's great-grandmother. Rooms and suites are air conditioned and come with satellite TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some rooms have a spa bath. The restaurant, Il Frate Godente, offers an a la carte menu of classic Tuscan and Italian cuisine. A generous sweet breakfast is served daily. Just 3 km away you will find the picturesque village of Casole d'Elsa, while the centre of Siena is 36 km away. San Gimignano and Volterra are within a 30-minute drive from the hotel. ... more   less 
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