L'Ultimo Mulino4.0 out of 5.0
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My husband and I wanted a romantic, Tuscan experience, which is exactly what you can find at this little country hotel. It is truly out in the country side, about 10 min from Radda, 1.5 hours from Florence and 45 min from Sienna. It is a beautiful converted mill from the 1400's and was delightfully charming. The staff was very attentive, I sent many email correspondence before our stay regarding setting up tours, cooking class, wineries to visit etc and each email was replied to promptly (within 12-24 hours). We stayed in a large room with private patio, though did not make use of it, since most of our time was spent touring Tuscany. It was very warm during the day and cool at night, though it did get stuffy in the rooms and I wish the AC had been working - we had to leave our windows open at night for air flow, but there were no screens on the windows and people were often smoking in the garden below and you could smell the smoke in our room. The other downside, was that we did not think the food in the restaurant was up to Tuscany standards and were disappointed by this. Though the breakfast each morning was terrific and the staff very accommodating when we had an early check-out and offered to prepare us breakfast before we left. Overall, if you're looking for a quite, remote, Tuscan retreat, this was lovely, but you may want to make other arrangements for dinner. On a side note, we did arrange a cooking class though the hotel, at their "sister" hotel in Radda (Palazzo Leopoldo) and this was the highlight of our entire trip. The cooking class with Lorenzo was just amazing! It is a hybrid of a cooking demonstration and hands-on class - my husband and I signed up for the class through our hotel and were joined by 3 other couples. We were all eager to be involved and Lorenzo let us do a lot of hands-on prep. We made delicious lemon almond biscotti, spinach/ricotta ravioli (we made the pasta from scratch and hand-filled each ravioli, the highlight of the class!), pork tenderloin in red wine sauce and tomatoes filled with a wonderful basil pesto that was later combined with a selection of cured meets, cheese, and savory jams for a hearty appetizer. We prepped and cooked for 3+ hours (though the time flew by with Lorenzo's stories, humor and instruction) and then had a leisurely meal, the most delicious meal we had in Italy, with plenty of wine to go around! There is nothing like making a home-cooked meal, with fresh ingredients (many from Lorenzo's own garden) when visiting Tuscany!
We stayed at the Ultimo Mulino for five nights. What a lovely place, though you will need a good sat nav to find it, and a car is essential for getting around! The hotel is a converted mill, very tastefully done, with lovely rooms and public areas. The staff are genuinely friendly and helpful, particularly Alesso who doubles as receptionist and part time waiter in the evenings, and is always keen to give information about the hotel or places to visit. We would definitely recommend this hotel!
If your going to visit any of the nearby towns likes Sienna , Lucca or take a winery tour you might as well experience a place like this. Maybe not this exact place but some other converted farmhouse might be better. We didn't book this place ourselves it was booked by our agency as part of a larger tour. All the other 4-5 star hotels and Bnb we stayed in were home runs.. but not this one. They converted an old mill into a BnB. The outside looks very quaint, inside the rooms aren't anything special, they could use a polishing and maybe a face lift, and the air condition barely worked and their was no screen on the window so we couldn't keep it open at night. The people working there were the least friendly or likable compared to the other 4 hotels we stayed during our vacation. I got the "we don't like Americans vibe here". The food was very good, (but then again all the food in Italy is very good) although a bit overpriced but your in the middle of no where with no immediate options to eat anywhere else. The creepy thing was that all the other guests whispered during dinner.. it was way too quiet. The pool was a nice addition, again nothing special but gave you a bit of something to do other than just sit and drink wine and whisper. Thankfully we only spent a few hours each night here since we were busy touring all day. I won't go back or suggest that any Americans stay there, we kind of felt unwanted by the staff. Maybe they don't like Americans, maybe they just don't like fat guys. I don't know. Thank God we met a nice Australian couple we had fun with for a few hours who we were able to converse with at our normal adult outside voices. The one thing that didn't disappoint me about this place was if you like a nice big steak this is the right place for you eat dinner at their restaurant other than that I give this place a C- overall. That being said Tuscany was so great that this little hiccup didn't ruin our visit. I highly recommend Americans visit this region.
My wife, eight year old son and I stayed here on Tuesday 29 August 2017. We were in the area to see Siena but chose to stay outside the city. This looked ideal. It was about half an hour's drive from Siena and totally off the beaten track. What a find! Check in was quick and we were made to feel welcome. Note that the car park is set back (approx. 70-80m) from the hotel, so if you are travelling with heavy, or a lot of luggage, I would recommend you drive up to the entrance, unload there and then drive back to the car park. We stayed in a family room (Room No. 8) on the 1st Floor. You could access the room internally via a steep staircase or externally up a ramp to aid the transport of luggage. The room had been well maintained and was fully of rustic character. It was a little on the small side, but sufficient for our needs. The window looked out on to a secluded garden. Although the main road was nearby, there was very little noise. The room had a tv, electronic safe, tv, complimentary wifi - a must in the area if you need the internet. We had a lovely continental breakfast in the courtyard in the morning. The chef also offered to cook eggs. We made use of the outdoor swimming pool. This was accessed from a set of steps, which led up to a secluded veranda with sun loungers and a long, narrow(ish) pool. As we were the only people using the pool on the Tuesday afternoon, it was great. If you're planning on visiting Siena but want to stay outside the city, this would be an ideal spot.
So quiet and relaxing. The pool was lovely, the staff friendly and helpful, the food was just what Tuscan country cooking should be (actually a bit more refined than I imagined). The rooms are rustic but with modern comforts. I recommend L'Ultimo Mulino for anyone that wants to escape the chaos and heat of the city
Staff here were very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed their company and the chef is really good. You must try the T-bone steak in their restaurant. On Thursdays they have a BBQ and this for us was brilliant! Our room was a good size and the bathroom was huge. Wish they would fix the leaking shower, but we were provided with extra towels. We would recommend this place for sure, but you must have a car (we had a rental luckily) The pool is also great.
This hotel was tucked away in the mountains of Chianti just outside of Gaiole. It is a beautiful old mill that has been remodeled very nicely! The breakfast here is wonderful as well as the dinner. The staff is very accommodating and helpful as well! The pool was clean and refreshing after a long day! I would definitely recommend this to anyone, especially those wanting a romantic getaway or a relaxing stay in the countryside.
The place was a former mill, so the architecture is peculiar and very appealing. It is surrounded by nature. Nice spacious room with comfortable bed. Bathroom spacious and clean. Very good standard. Nice terrace accessible from the rooms. Nice little pool on higher grounds than the building. The staff was attentive and helpful. Definitely in our list for romantic weekends.
The location is good in that you are in the heart of the Tuscan landscape. The staff are slightly rude but there was one lady in particular that was lovely and made up for the coldness of the other staff. The pool is FREEZING!!!! The breakfast was ample and excellent. The restaurant is good but the side orders are costly enough!
There isn't enough I can say about how lovely our stay was at Ultimo Mulino. It is a small,charming hotel in the heart of the country side. Close to many great wineries. Our room was comfortable and calming which had a door that opening out to a private patio and a pathway to the pool. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel restaurant was some of the best food I ate while in Italy. If you are looking for a charming place to relax while on vacation I recommend this hotel for you.
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87% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 136 reviews