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“Delightful Surprise!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Poggio all'Olmo

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Poggio all'Olmo
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1 review
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“Delightful Surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2008

We spent 4 nights here in June and did not want to leave. What a wonderful little place.

My wife and I spent hours and hours looking online at lodging options for our vacation to Italy. After booking Poggio Al'Olmo, I became worried about the low price (the old 'you get what you pay for' kind of thinking...). As we drove up the road after the turn off for Lamole we saw many beautiful places we could have booked, many that I recognized from my online research. Just as I was really starting to kick myself for not springing for a more expensive place we found the little bumby road which is the driveway to Poggio. Now I was fully convinced I'd blown it. As we rounded the corner where the house and apartments come into view we were in awe. The location and scenery are overwhelming.

Our room was modest size but the bathroom was rather large and well done. The grounds are very nice, not plush, but very well kept. Pictures do not do this place justice, and the pool is the best example. The pool area is very nice and VERY quiet! It was so hot we had to lay up around lunch time, otherwise you just begin to fade. I'll post some of my pics soon.

The breakfast is well worth it. Each day there were poached eggs, cereal, fruit and pastry. It was great to not have to worry about going to find breakfast. There are so many wonderful places to eat that the choice can be overwhelming. Francesca gave us wonderful restaurant recommendations.

If you are looking to relax in a location where you can really explore Chianti, this is the place!

John

  • Liked — Sooooo quiet
  • Disliked — No complaints
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wirral, Merseyside
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2008

I have stayed at Poggio all'olmo four times and always enjoyed it. I have been staying there on a friends recommendation since my children were small and never had a problem, HOWEVER, when I went to book last summer you can imagine my shock when I was told by Francesca that children were no longer welcome, especially in the pool area (which is next to the twin apartments) because the majority of her guests were older (and German) and didnt like to be disturbed by the noise while on holiday. They were there for the peace and quiet.
I had always had a good relationship with Francesca and we exchanged e-mails quite often, so it came as a massive shock to find that youngsters were no longer welcome.
That goes totally against the grain for an Italian as they are usually very family orientated, however as a single woman, running the family business I suppose Francesca has to worry about other things. I have however found other accomodation in the area which is of comparable quality and usually cheaper and yes, they accept children with open arms.
It's a great shame really as the farm is in a beautiful location overlooking the valley and chestnut and pine forests, and is a great centre for sightseeing being just off the S222 Florence-Siena road.
We have even had the pleasure of seeing wild boar and their striped youngsters in the early morning, running through the vineyards, a sight that will live with me forever. We have also seen hares, deer, pheasants and eagle and barn owls.
However, due to this new found attitude of only trying to please certain clients it is definitely not the place to take your children on holiday, unless they are mute angels who don't want to play in the pool and have fun!!

  • Liked — The views are stunning and the location for sightseeing is great.
  • Disliked — The converted barn always seems dusty and dirty and linen change is once a week only, which in high summer is no way near enough.
  • Stayed August 2005, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank acsienalover
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consierge, Proprietario at Poggio all'Olmo, responded to this review, 13 April 2011
Google Translation
Ogni critica fatta è sempre da rispettare e da accettare, perchè serve a migliorare l'ambiente e il propio lavoro. La critica fatta dal signore non la trovo giusta come fatta per uno scopo personale. Descrivono Poggio all'olmo come un bel posto, ci sono stati tante volte ma trovano il posto polveroso e una vergogna che le lenzuola non vengono cambiate....Ci si domanda come mai sono tornati così tante volte a Poggio all'Olmo se gli risulta così sporco?!!!! I bambini son sempre benvenuti qui..certo con un certo rispetto per l'ambiente che il genitore dovrebbe trasmettere ad un figlio...... e non urla, pallonate contro i muri e verso gli ospiti, animali gonfiabili, sporcizia lasciata da per tutto,non voglio aggiungere altro per non scendere al livello di chi ha scritto la recensione....perchè ne potrei dire tante..ma non dei figli ma dei genitori....
Faccio questo lavoro per passione e con tutto il mio amore e se decido di dare una svolta e di rinunciare a determinate persone è perchè non si meritano di stare in un bel posto come questo e salvaguardare questa pace e questo paradiso. Però non si devono permettere di usare questo mezzo di comunicazione per diritto di rivalza, Lo devono dire direttamente a me!!!
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Additional Information about Poggio all'Olmo

Property: Poggio all'Olmo
Address: Localita Petriolo 30, 50022, Greve in Chianti, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Greve in Chianti
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Greve in Chianti
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,662 - ₹ 6,025
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Agriturismo poggio all'Olmo is situated 7 km from Greve in Chianti.A beautiful pool is available for the guests and apartments have a gorgeous view of the Tuscan hill ... more   less 
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