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“Great country break in Tuscany” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strada Spicciano 7, 50028, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great country break in Tuscany”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My boyfriend is from Florence, and when we end up there in the Summer, we always take day trips out into Tuscany when its too hot to stay in the city. Castello del Nero has a really lovely feel to it and the grounds are amazing. The view is stunning, the service is good, and the food is as you would expect in Tuscany - brilliant. We also used the spa on a few occasions, which we really enjoyed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank LColey
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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Good afternoon from Castello del Nero,
thank you for your kind words, it has been a great pleasure for us to host you at our property and we really look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Have a nice day
Fabio Datteroni
General Manager
and all the Staff Members
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

It is a retreat between Siena and Florence in the country side. It is very beautiful. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the food is good. The spa facility is ok, but nothing special. Rooms are quite small and basic. My overall conclusion is that it is a nice place, but too expensive. Next time I would prefer Four Seasons in Florence.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Good morning from Castello del Nero,
thank you for your stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you again and soon in the Chianti Wine Region and in the meantime we send our best regards.
Fabio Datteroni & Staff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Unbelieveable stay at hotel. My husband and I travel frequently for work and stay at luxury properties. This is at Four Seasons / Mandarin Oriental standards. Amazing service, great attention to every detail. Location is perfect. We declined the daily drive to Florence and Siena via the hotel and rented a car (parking is free). 30 minutes to Siena, 30 to Florence, 60 to designer outlets. One day, hotel arranged a car service and we did a variety of vineyards and lunch at Banfi.
What my husband loved best, the weather was brisk/fall, leaves were changing colors, and while we couldn't use the pool, we spent each morning hiking the grounds, checking out the olive and wine vineyards on the estate. The spa was also fantastic and has heated outdoor massage pools to use pre/post your service. The hotel is not crowded during the week -and all staff knew our names. It felt like our own Chateau.
We will be back again next year during THanksgiving week.
one final note - leverage front desk reception prior to your trip. they were so good on emailing us to help us prepare from arranging outings, telling us what to pack, etc.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Good morning,
we would like to express our sincere thank you for a so nice review, our Staff is the most important part of our Hospitality, Exceptional People for delivering Exceptional Experiences.
Hope to welcome you again soon.
Thank you
Fabio Datteroni and Staff
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Stony Brook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Visited Castello del Nero in mid November and can't wait to go back. Deluxe room was huge, immaculate and comfortable. The service from every department was exemplary. The dining experience is not to be missed as the menu is seasonal and local. The Chef is outstanding. The surrounding countryside is magnificent as are the views from every window. Trying to think of somthing negative but can't come up with anything. The hotel is central to Siena, Florence, San Gimignano and Greves. Don't miss the Spa, that too is fantastic.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank James G
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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Good morning from Castello del Nero,
can we only and simply say THANK YOU for a so nice review.
We look forward to welcoming you again and soon in the Chianti Wine Region and in the meantime we send our best regards.
Fabio Datteroni & Staff
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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is countryside retreat, it is not Florence: the hotel is 21 km away from Florence ring road, almost half way to Siena. We used rental car; a free bus to Florence is, apparently, also avaiable. The good side: beautiful scenery, quiet, excellent setting for walking in the Tuscan countryside. Chianti region is nearby, with all its attractions. Two Michelin restaurants within reach, good own restaurant. Very helful staff, friendly service.

Rooms quite basic given how expensive the place is. No wifi, and a EUR20/day charge for internet surprising. Palestra building is more like a country house, be prepared to swat an occasional centipede.

Spa area is nice, but limited capacity. Again, facilities are fairly basic for the price.

In summary, very pleasant, but expensive. By Florence standards value for money is average, but would probably disappoint most international travellers. Still, a very good choice for a short trip to the Tuscan countryside.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Local_expatAmsterdam
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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Good morning,
we would like to express our sincere thank you for a so nice review, our Staff is the most important part of our Hospitality, Exceptional People for delivering Exceptional Exeriences.
Hope to welcome you again soon.
Thank you
Fabio Datteroni and Staff
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Now this is a true 4 star hotel. Exceptional service, spotlessly clean, attention to every detail. From housekeeping to the waitstaff, this place did not disappoint. Breathtaking views. The spa and spa services were great. The food is excellent. Close drive to Siena, Florence, and Chianti. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank VACATI0NG0D
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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Good morning from Castello del Nero,
can we only and simply say THANK YOU for a so nice review.
We look forward to welcoming you again and soon in the Chianti Wine Region and in the meantime we send our best regards.
Fabio Datteroni & Staff
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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

If you are looking for a relaxing, beautiful place in Tuscany, this is THE place. As most have said, the service at the hotel is outstanding. Rooms very comfortable and nicely appointed. Ample parking. Amazing spa. Tennis court and heated pool. We stayed three nights and ended coming back for a fourth night at the end of our trip. Can't wait to come back to Castello del Nero.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank JRD90
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FABIO D, Direttore generale at Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Good afternoon from Castello del Nero,
thank you for your kind words, it has been a great pleasure for us to host at our property and we really look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Have a nice day
Fabio Datteroni
General Manager and Staff
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Property: Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa
Address: Strada Spicciano 7, 50028, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CASTELLO DEL NERO - Tuscany, Chianti Castello del Nero a XII century castle, now a 5 star luxury hotel member of the Leading Hotels of the World, is located in the heart of Tuscany. 20 minutes from Florence, Siena and San Gimignano, the hotel is in the perfect spot to start exploring the Chianti Wine Region. Original frescoes, vaulted ceilings and fireplaces are located in common areas and guest rooms alike, exuding the charm and history of the noble estate it was. The 50 rooms and suites are unique and painstakingly restored, furbished with elegance and completed with state of the art technology. The hotel main restaurant La Torre (1 Michelin Star) offers a unique gourmet experience where guests are pampered by attentive and discreet service while savouring the signature dishes of our Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro. At La Taverna restaurant guests can enjoy typical Tuscan flavours and during summer lunches by the Pool. The Bar located inside the castle is a cosy venue where guests may sip on one of our many reserve cognacs, grappa and whiskies. The unique wine cellar is housed in the castle's oldest part and it is the perfect location for wine tastings. The SPA branded ESPA is over 1000 square metres and offers personalised treatments, heat experience, vitality pool, relaxation area and the Fitness Suite with the most modern and sophisticated equipment. The outdoor heated Swimming pool boasts a magnificent view of the valley and lakes below. Two Tennis courts, illuminated for night play, are available. Complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the centre of Florence or Siena at scheduled times are available all year round. ... more   less 
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