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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The setting is fantastic. Stunning views over the Chianti hills and the local vineyard as you drive up the hill to the property. The primary business is the vineyard and the wine/olive producing with the hotel aspect a secondary add on but this makes it an utterly charming boutique hotel and although you have to let them know rough arrival time and reception only open between 9 and 6.30, they were so friendly and helpful. We had to leave early in the morning so checked out night before which was really easy. Room was really clean with breathtaking views,nice pool and great buffet breakfast. We bought a bottle of wine downstairs and took it to the terrace by the rooms in the tower strongly recommend doing this.

The restaurant is only open in the evenings but food is high quality. Lunch option just 2 minute walk away with another roof terrace which did cheap but surprisingly great food.

Highly recommend staying here. The views, warmth of the staff, pool, restaurant etc make it a beautiful boutique hotel.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Toby L
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Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

The place and the landscape are gorgeous but the service was a disappointment:
- the (lack of) staff was always very busy,doing different tadks,without time to answer your questions;
- no room cleaning and also you need to leave the kitchen cleaned and all the garbage collected;
- very old TV;
- inexistent heating;
- no staff beyond 6h30 and before 9h;
- poor breakfast.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Andreia N
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

It's a medieval castle, so don't expect modern design interior. But the people are friendly and helpful. Our room was super large, decoration in line with the building, but with modern airco! Views are of course stunning. Breakfast is served in the on site restaurant.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Peter_VdV_Belgium
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

I cannot praise the accommodation at Rocca di Castagnoli enough. Our two bedroom apartment was wonderful, full of character and spacious. The only potential problem was that when we booked it, it was described as being air conditioned, but it wasn't. The weather was cool while we were there, so it was fine. The kitchen was also not very well equipped. I had planned to cook some rustic Italian meals from produce from the markets, but the contents of the kitchen (pots and pans, knives, etc.) did not really contribute towards gourmet cooking. On the positive, the location is wonderful, quiet with amazing views, the wine that they make is great, and we had a wonderful wine tasting there, and the restaurant on site is top notch. It is a little isolated. If you don't want to eat at the restaurant the nearest town is about 5km away.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank KiwiTraveller43
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We have stayed in Tuscany, in a variety of accommodation types, for many years. This has to rank as one of the best experiences we've had in Italy - despite indifferent weather this year. The medieval hill-top town and winery is idyllic - you can feel the history around you; the management is first class and the staff are all wonderfully helpful, caring and courteous: nothing is too much trouble. All staff from reception, to the cleaners, and the restaurant staff were happy and smiling and seemed genuinely keen; a sign they're appreciated by owner and management.

We had a spendid, spacious apartment with breathtaking views of classic Tuscan countryside. Booking an apartment enables you to choose, on a daily basis, whether to eat at Max's first class restaurant on the premises (more of which later); to cook for yourself and eat on your terrace (also with the same glorious views); or to venture into Gaiole or other close villages and towns to try the restaurants recommended so helpfully by Max and/or the staff at reception. All rooms in the apartment were spacious, including the bathroom with whirlpool bath; yet they are simple and in keeping with the old-world nature of the place - exposed beams, teracotta tiles, fresh crisp linen and yet enlivened by contemporary art.

The restaurant (again with panoramic views) is first class. Max provides the best of Tuscan produce. On our visit he'd acquired fresh porcini mushrooms one night, each the size of a coffee mug, which he brought to our table in a basket and invited us to smell the aroma before offering to cook to order a carpaccio with herbs or a risotto or a pasta. This on top of an already pretty extensive menu. Another evening he did the same with freshly acquired, massive truffles! He is passionate about food and cooking and the results speak eloquently of that passion - everything's delicious. A wine tasting is highly recommended as well; other reviewers on this site have said it all about that, so no need to elaborate further.
There's always so much to see and do in Tuscany but if you want some days just chilling out at the pool, it's a good pool area with trees to give shade and sunny terraces as well, with those great views again.
As you can tell, we loved the whole place!! Thanks to Ester, Cristina, Max and the whole team at Rocca. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Judith H
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