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Villa La Grotta

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Recent guest reviews

The staff could not have been more helpful/friendly and gave some great recommendations for restaurants/things to do in the area. The pool was perfect, the pastries at breakfast delicious and the gardens peaceful. My partner and I had the most wonderful stay and will definitely return. Our room was in the attic and with no air con very warm and difficult to sleep at times and the spa was very pricey so we abstained, however neither of these things had a negative impact on our overall stay.

My company booked this entire villa for our salesmen and their customers during a 3 day technical seminar at our nearby manufacturing facility. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and peaceful. The rooms perfectly convey the old world charm one would expect from an old Italian villa. But best of all was the hospitality the owner Gianluca and his staff provided! Outstanding! Our entire group was so impressed. I only wish we would have had more free time to explore the area...........but I will definitely be booking a room here in the future for a nice vacation for my wife and myself!

My husband and I were looking for a weekend getaway where we could spend some relaxing, quality time together. This was the place! The scenery is stunning, the villa itself is charming, Gianluca and the staff are very accommodating, and the spa was fantastic: private and romantic. We got upgraded (maybe because of low season) from using the spa during the day to the night at the same price, and this was so kind! I could go on and on about the spa and the infinity hot tub, but we also loved our dinner of local prosciutto, cheese, homemade bread, and to-die-for olive oil (yes we are in Italy, but this was superb!) Every detail, down to breakfast being brought to our room in the morning (upon request), made for an incredible experience and we will definitely be returning!!!

The wine and the olive oil tasting in the Morandi's Wine Farm was fantastic! It's many years that they work with Villa La Grotta, they have an excellent courtesy, a great wine and an extraordinary biological oil only 2 minutes from the Villa. The tasting of 7 wines in Gaiole in Chianti on the road to Siena permits you to do a tour of the winery. Thanks to Villa la Grotta all of this is free!

My wife booked a short break from Tuesday to Friday during half-term at Villa La Grotta via Secret Escapes. Having read the reviews prior to our trip we were somewhat anxious. However upon arrival in the early evening - quite hard to find and we had sat nav - we were met by Gianlucca who booked us into a local restaurant. No rush to register until morning. The restaurant supplied a good choice of dishes at a good price which we enjoyed. Next morning Gianlucca ran through some ideas for our stay - no hard sell whatsoever. Breakfast was perfect and our suite at the top of the house was large. We did not try the pool as weather was not hot enough for wife. We would certainly return and recommend to our friends.

A warm welcome by the host Gianlucca and a friendly team to help. Breakfast typical country style bread not always fresh but nice pastries, ham & cheese. The spa was interesting but a bit pricey even with 50% off so we abstained, rooms were large, we had booked junior suite but given a suite albeit not deluxe but roomy. The dinner were were offered on arrival was pleasant but on check out it was the dearest meal of our 4 day stay in Tuscany. All in all an enjoyable visit in amazing countryside, some excellent restaurants and wine tasting close by.

Kathleen and I spent 5 nights at the Villa.Made welcome from the moment of arrival to departure. The team at the Villa are focused on ensuring you have all you need. The rooms can be made black out even in the early afternoon for siesta. Local wine tours are a perfect treat. We had a sports massage in the lovely treatment room on the ground floor and relaxed in the grounds. The manager or should I say the owner Gianlucca gave us all the help we needed to arrange our trips and vitally stoked our blazing fire. We had a great lunch at the cafe michaelangelo in Latrina, a pity someone had to drive.

Run by a true Italian Del Boy. Gianluca appeared very friendly and approachable however after reading previous reviews we were wary. Due to flight delays we did not arrive until near midnight. Gianluca prepared some meat, bread, cheese and salad with a bottle of wine. ON CHECK OUT THIS CAME TO €100. Tired and wanting bed he went through the torturous rigmarole of getting us to upgrade - he showed us the worst room that was apparently ours in an empty villa (there were no other people here). Instead of showing us or even giving us a room upgrade for the same price he attempted to charge a €250 for upgrade to the suite. After much negotiation we managed €130 for upgrade. After being tired and with the torch of hindsight I would have asked to see a cheaper room. On most contacts with Gianluca during our stay we were offered coffees and drinks - a seemingly friendly offer but really just a way for us to spend more. We were promised through Great Escapes 2 wine tours, icecream and cheese tasting and free entry to Florence Art Museum. Gianluca denied any knowledge of Art Museum entrance despite showing him the paper from Great Escapes. He was very coy and then elusive when booking the icecream and cheese tasting - this then didn't happen. We went to both wine tasting - which was good. It was even commented by some on the tour about Gianluca being 'a man of many tricks.' Setting and scenery was lovely - room was ok. Seemed clean. Breakfast was simple and suited us. Check out left us feeling 'done over' - overcharged for water and drinks we did not consume, with once good English speaking receptionist no longer able to speak well. Of our 2 week stay that included Rome/Naples/Capri/Venice - this was by far the most disappointing. Hated feeling as though we were being conned - overall a very disappointing experience. Only so much can good scenery compensate for poor human interaction.

Only spent 3 days here but glad it was no longer. Previous review said it all, owner wants to be your friend but charges heavily for poor quality accommodation and food. Very much out of the way, there must be better places to stay in this area. Not to be recommended.

Basic accommodation & decor lacking in character. The breakfast is sparse and don't eat lunch/dinner here or you will need a 2nd mortgage , you will be charged excessively for poor food. There are few amenities nearby , you will need a car to travel to find a resteraunt to eat. In all I would not recommend a stay at Villa La Grotta there are many better places to stay in the area.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Mulino Ad Acqua, Villa La Grotta is within a 15-minute drive of Comune di Castiglion Fibocchi. This 12-room apartment welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. It's in the mountains and also within a 30-minute drive of Vasari's House and Cathedral of Arezzo.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 12 apartments provide sofa beds and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. In-room massages are available.


Property features

Villa La Grotta features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 250 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa apartment include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Apartment

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite

Twin 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 416 reviews