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Castello di Montegonzi
Reviewed 7 November 2012

After driving around for 2.5 hours with numerous peoples directions including the manager, we were still unable to find this place and decided on night fall to stay in Panzano which was beautiful!!

The following day we found it, and yes the surrounding countryside is beautiful, but if you have a rented car you would need to take care getting in and out every day. It is also so far from nearest village/restaurants and there are no cafes/restaurants at the property.

Very deceiving on the internet and disappointing when we saw the place. We decided not to stay there and found an amazing B and B in Greve, Nella.

Our plans changed after having to change accommodation but to get in and out of this place and then get to wherever you wanted to go for a day trip would entail a lot of driving.

Room Tip: Make sure you have clear directions prior to going and have a good stock of food as nothing there. A...
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

We stayed at Montegonzie Castle in September 2012 and although the surroundings are beautiful the accommodation is sub standard. The furniture, bedding and kitchen facilities are all in need of maintenance. The apartment we had had a broken toilet seat and a mattress that was uncomfortable and dirty – see my photos. The fridge was only just working no door on the freezer and no rails to keep your bottles in the door. As there is no food on the premises the fridge is most important… The pool area is lovely and the pool well maintained however the pool furniture is mostly broken and the few chair covers available are mouldy. The BBQ is filthy. The hot water system is unreliable at best. New towels and linen are only replaced every 7 days and there are no towels available for the pool area. We voiced some concerns to the caretaker to no avail. We tried to call the owners but were not able to connect with them. The dirt road to the “Castle” is quite bumpy however if you take it slow it is ok 4 wheel drive no problem, but would not recommend travelling on it at night.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 7 July 2011

As many have already written - it's a quite tricky road the last final gravel part to Castello di Montegonzi. I wouldn't recommend it if you plan on driving a very low car. Normal cars are fine but I would avoid sportscar. This tip is because you have to have your own wheels if you plan on staying here.

The rooms are very nice and the view spectacular. Decently equipped with kitchen things and the place was clean.

The shorter gravel "road/path" to Greve in Chianti is managable if you have a 4wheel drive car otherwise I would use the longer one via Panzano. You definately can walk but preapare with water and good shoes - it's steep...

The pool and pool area was fine.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

We had a family emergency come up that meant we had to cancel our reservation at Castello di montegonzi. Monica was brilliant. Not only understanding but moved heaven and earth to ensure we got a refund. Brilliant customer service. Can't wait to check out the place on our next trip.

Stayed: April 2011
1  Thank travelsma
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

I recently stayed here with friends in the Camino villa. It was so disappointing. The stove was broken, the furniture dirty and worn and there was worse to come! One of the beds collapsed and the double bedroom only had a spring base with two mattresses which were too small for the bases. When we complained we were not really listened to and when the owner arrived he couldn't have cared less! We saw other rooms and they looked lovely but we were very uncomfortable. We particularly disliked the attitude of the owner and the way he treated us and the caretaker as well.
Interesting to see new mattresses and a new bed arrive in the laundry towards the end of our stay. This owner needs to lift his game. At least an apology would have been something!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 March 2011

We loved this hotel and would definitely return there one day. It is a bit hard to get to, we got a bit lost and you do need to drive down a dirt road for about 5min to get to the hotel, however it is absolutely worth it! The rooms are very private and set on the tuscan hillside. The view is spectacular. The housekeeper was friendly and happy to help us get around. I strongly recommend buying yourself a bottle of chianti, some local bread, vinegar and olive oil and sitting outside your room enjoying the best that life has to offer.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2011

Although a little tricky to find at first Montegonzi was a memorable part of our holiday. The road into the castle was fairly rough but added to the adventure of the experience. The proprietor was very helpful and arranged tours and a wonderful cooking class with a lovely young lady. Once we were familiar with the area we explored the area near and afar. definately need your own transport to enjoy the experience.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Castello di Montegonzi

Address: Via delle Grillaie, localita Montegonzi, 50022, Greve in Chianti, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Greve in Chianti
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 58 Speciality Lodging in Greve in Chianti
Price Range: $112 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Castello di Montegonzi 1*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For your holidays in Chianti, a delightful hamlet of houses built around a fortified castle dating back to the 12th century which gave origin to the charming little town of Greve in Chianti. Montegonzi is situated in quiet and panoramic location, nestling deep amidst vineyards and olive groves and offering beautiful extensive views over the surrounding landscape. This hamlet has been recently and skilfully restored preserving its architectural original features and using ancient stones and materials. ... more   less 
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