Il Borgo Di Villa Castelletti3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I recently stayed at Castelletti for a week with my husband and 2 older children as we wanted a more quiet haven to go back to after day trips out and about. The B&B did not disappoint, the staff including the owners were extremely helpful and always smiling. The room we stayed in (15) had an upstairs mezzanine which housed the second double. The first double had the better bed by far and was next to the bathroom. There was also a small Kitchenette with dining table. The room was clean and adequate for our needs and the room serviced everyday. The mini bar was a welcome bonus with prices very reasonable €3 for small bottle of beer or processco 😀plus cans of coke etc The pool area was great although the water a little cold, but as we were staying in September hardly surprising. The villa itself is around a 10 min car drive to Signa station which had ample free parking close by and then a 20 minute train journey into Florence, just a couple of stops and cost 2.60 each way per person. We also ate in the restaurant onsite and although separate from the B&B was just a few mins walk up the hill. Good food although the menu was not that extensive, the menu can be found on the website and it is accurate. Breakfast is a mixture of fresh fruit, cereals, breads, hams and cheeses and coffees made to order. Loads to choose from. If you want some peace and quiet with great hosts and a clean room then stay at Castelletti.
We chose this hotel because we were looking for something quiet. It is about $15 euro by taxi to the train or the local bus leaves from out the front of the hotel. The breakfast is amazing, the staff so helpful and the nearby town of signa has some amazing authentic Italian restaurants. I would recommend it to anyone. Great pool, very clean rooms and it feels like you are part of the family.
Nice place outside Florence, allowing to get away from the crowds. Hotel not exactly fresh. Very friendly staff. AC let us down a whole night when temperatures were in the high 30s. Problem was fixed, although the AC was never up to standard. Would have been nice to have a management gesture on the price for one really really rotten night. Outstanding breakfast. Nice pool. Very good restaurant nearby.
We spent a lovely week at this villa in Tuscany and really enjoyed the opportunities it enabled. Whether it was a peaceful day around the grounds, using the pool, bikes or pingpong. Or on days we wanted to tour, the location allows a variety of trips within an hour's drive. Also, if you feel like shopping, we spent a whole day at the Giggli mall... The breakfast was fresh and tasty and the staff did their utmost to please. The vila was cozy and clean, the AC powerful, the kitchen functional and only Wi-Fi was... Well, wasn't... But that was only since we were on the far end... Up near the pool it was good. Will definitly look forward to an opportunity to return!
What a beautiful place. A bit isolated so a car is a must. We booked 8 days , wish we had booked more. Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfast . A nice swimming pool to relax by after a morning of touring around. The hotel is about 30 mins by car from m Florence and an hour or so from Lucca and Pisa. Our room was lovely old fashioned compared to what you find in most cities these days. Only downside really was the AC. Very very noisey. A good pair of ear plugs recommended for a good sleep. Wifi a bit hit and miss . Many restaurants near by ( within 10-15 mins) with fantastic food available. We are from Australia so a long way to come but we will, without a doubt, come here again.
It felt like there was a real personal touch, a place where you matter. We stayed here to be out of town, while visiting Florence - it proved to be a great choice. Travelling in to Florence by train is practical and cheap. Our room was on 3 levels and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the pool to relax after a day spent visiting the museums. The associated restaurant is popular over a wide area and makes dining out easy to manage if you are tired from the city.
In the midst of a cold January day I stumbled across Hotel Il Borgo di Villa Castelletti on tripadvisor. I was wowed by the reviews and the scenery and the overall consensus that this is a place to return back to time and time again. I immediately booked up 5 days over my birthday in late April with my boyfriend and the excitement began! Having been on a stuffy ryanair flight, and then the doubledecker train from Pisa- the simple laidback ambience of Signa was a breath of fresh air. We were collected by the Hotel's taxi driver and even though it was a little late in the afternoon we were greeted by Marcela with a huge smile and bundles of enthusiasm. Leisurely waltzing over to the outbuilding that houses the majority of the guests we were taken back by the sheer beauty of the grounds. Our room was cosy, romantic and equipped with everything you could possibly want/ need. The mezzanine level housing our bed and tv would welcome us back every evening after lengthy walks and food overload. The rooms are all designed/ appreciative of a single artist and i loved the quirky original feel to the room. Why on earth would you want to stay in a bog standard chain hotel room again? We spent our first evening and our final evening in the delightful restaurant that is housed under the opulent driveway towards the Villa Castelleti - please if you go put some time aside to wander around the grounds of the magnificent Villa (they have weddings there) and it is really quite beautiful. La Quercia was a delight, with a stripped back Tuscan menu, gorgeous decor, fabulous waiters and milling with locals - a sign of the fantastic food served here. The restaurant was exceptionally reasonable given the level of service & food provided. We took the steep walk back to our room and collapsed in a heap of carbohydrate induced exhaustian. Florence is evidently the pulling point for heading to this neck of the woods, and the blissful walk through vineyards and olive groves to the train station is a vision! Don't get a taxi just enjoy the walk (put good trainers on!) and greet the locals of Signa on your way. May I add that one day we were off hand chatting to Marcela and she ever so kindly offered to drop us to the station as she was heading that way at a certain time. This is the sort of thing displayed by the staff here as they are not robots they are real people with a passion for hospitality and making your stay perfect! I really must stress to anyone thinking of booking this hotel, to factor in some time to just soak up Hotel Il Borgo di Villa Castelletti. This hotel completely chilled me out: sit round the pool and listen to the birds and watch the lizards dart over the old brickwork, take a stroll down to the lake and listen to the trees swaying, go exploring and ride a bike to Renai park or sit on the patio with a nice panini and a glass of local vino d'rosso. This is such a beautiful hotel with incredible grounds, don't miss it! Breakfast! Oh my goodness. The breakfast at the hotel is sublime and all made on site. The two ladies in the kitchen work super hard to ensure everyone is catered to. They remember your coffee orders and greet you good morning with a genuine smile. The cappucino's i had every morning are probably the best cappucino's i've ever had. The fresh pastry and the fruit and the meats and the cakes! What a fantastic way to start the day and fuel your body for a big day of exploring. Finally, I would like to offer the greatest thanks to Marcela - she was the stand out star for our time at Borgo di Villa Castelleti. But not to be forgotten, Altea, Alessandro & the two lovely ladies who made us breakfast every morning - I'm so sorry i didnt get your names. The people here make something beautiful - outstanding. I would definitely return and I would encourage anyone to avoid the hustle and bustle of Florence and stay in this little drop of paradise in the Tuscan countryside. Maya & Daniel (Room 7)
When finding a place like villa casteletti, accidently, with a family of 6 (1 year old baby!) After 4 hours drive in rain from Milan and running away from a frozen villa in a nearby village in a frozen mid-February 2009, one blesses one's luck.yet, no luck is involved here; I know so because Alessandro, his team, the suites, the grounds, the location, the good, the caring and smiles, all mount up to an unforgettable experience, one I see also shared by many others reviewing it, without an exception, so supporting over years, my original thoughts , although belated, but nonetheless confirming that Borgo di Villa Casteletti is indeed a jem, one I prefer hidden for us all, and one which I share here because Allesandro deserves every guest. And BTW - the annual new year greeting card is the nicest extra, each year. Keep it up, Alessandro!
We stayed here as a base whilst visiting Tuscany to attend a wedding. It is a beautiful hotel - our room was lovely and quiet and comfortable and tastefully furnished and decorated with artworks. The food was lovely - self-service and eaten al-fresco on the terrace. The proprietor is a bit of a character with plenty of friendly banter. Ideal if you want peace and quiet away from it all. Hire car is recommended to get about though.
It is located in the middle of the beautiful Tuscany's countryside, away of towns and villages. You must have your own car (and gps) to drive around. The hotel is quaint romantic with big rooms, nicely decorated, comfortable, clean and quiet. Breakfast of high quality. Very hospitable personnel.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Il Borgo Di Villa Castelletti places you 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from Boboli Gardens. This 21-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's near the airport and also within a 30-minute drive of Fortezza da Basso and Piazzale Michelangelo.
Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
All 21 recently renovated rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include free bottled water and phones.
Il Borgo Di Villa Castelletti features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. There's free parking and an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and a garden.
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99% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 323 reviews