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Ultimo Mulino Country Hotel
Reviewed 12 September 2011

My husband an I staid in Ultimo Mulino for one week. The location is perfect and excellent to discover the Chianti region. It is a small, nice and quite hotel with reasonable value for money. Some rooms have a patio, but ours had not. Room was very small. Okay for one or two nights, but not for a longer period.

Unlike other reviews we did not find the hospitality that good. The owners are very friendly, but it happened a couple of times that they did not greet us for instance . Most of the other staff was okay and helpfull.The restaurant is good but the portions are disproportionate and that was the reason for us to go to other places that were better and cheaper. The breakfast is very good and extensive and there is the possibility to order cappuccino from the bar. It was in the hotel description that they rent bikes, but when asked at the reception they had never heard of. We were sent to Greve in Chianti, but we found out that the tourist office in Gaiole also had that option (much closer). Shame that the hotel did not know. Please note, no mobile coverage in the hotel and WIFI only available in the lobby.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rusty1973, Responsabile reception at Ultimo Mulino Country Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2011

First of all we are glad to thank your for time you dedicated in writing thi review so important for us in order to improve our service.
We are sorry that you think your room was too small and you are right that the Deluxe room with patio are the best ones.
At Ultimo Mulino the rooms are not huge, this is due to the restoration that was made keeping the original structure of the XV century mill.
We thank you for good words for staff and we apologize for not satisfied requests, we want to improve our service day by day in order not answering NO to our guests!
Regarding rental bikes, we think there was a misunderstanding. We do not have a bikes for rent, but we collaborate with agency that can take bikes here for rental.
You are right, we should have known about the rental bikes in Gaiole at tourist office, but when we asked them about their services at the beginning of season this one was not ready !
The mobile coverage is only at reception and thanks to a wire that we put on the roof! This zone is very particular. we are sure that during your trips you noticed that many areas in Chianti have no mobile coverage.
Regarding the Wifi, the service is not only in the lobby but also in all the patio, but we agree with you that is a service that we have to improve!
We hope that you come back soon at Ultimo Mulino
Best regards

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Reviewed 26 July 2011

A charming hotel staffed by warm and friendly people made this one of our favorite hotels in Italy. Set in a quite and peaceful location it was a perfect location to explore Chianti. The evening meal was very enjoyable although the servings were a little too large for us.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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2  Thank Les101
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

My wife and I stayed at this hotel recently for three nights on our honeymoon. It's a nice, secluded spot with a charming surrounds and an interesting, renovated interior. Unfortunately, I was sick with a fever for part of our stay, but all of the staff were polite and very helpful. The breakfast is nice and there is a restaurant run by a husband and wife, which provides good meals for dinner. The man who runs the restaurant is very friendly and provides excellent service to his guests.

Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Samdra16
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

This is a place for travelers by private car only. Great location for exploring Chianti. Building, an old mill, is beautiful, but rooms could use updating. Warm, helpful, eager-to-please staff. Quiet environment for rest and privacy. Nice breakfast (included in price) and restaurant that serves wonderful dinners. Chef takes personal pride in his work, and is flexible, accessible and generous. We thought the hotel was a little expensive in it's category, but enjoyed our stay very much and would be pleased to recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Newbos
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Reviewed 22 May 2011

Nice hotel, very peaceful setting. I prefer being in the town itself and this hotel is a bit outside. But that said, very calm, pretty setting.
Clean rooms, large (for Europe) bathroom, air conditioning. Friendly, helpful staff. Ample parking (we had a fairly large car).

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank TrippyAG
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Reviewed 6 October 2010

We needed somewhere close to Gaiole in order to take part in L'Eroica and were recommended L'Ultimo Mulino which is around 5km from both Gaiole and from Radda. A beautiful area and location with perfect hospitality. Compliments to everyone at the Albergo for their service.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 September 2010

This is a lovely small hotel, very much off the beaten track and therefore very peaceful. The mill has been restored very sympathetically and the ambience is rural, if not rustic! The hotel is in a hollow so no views, unlike many other hotels in the area. And no passing trade to speak of so very quiet, day and night.

As others have written,what makes the place is the enthusiasm and skill of the couple who manage the catering side of it for the owners. They are at the heart of the success of the hotel and as they are outside contractors, hired from season to season, if they go then the place could struggle. They insist on the highest standards and the food and wine is excellent and good value. The Chianti region is so competitive with endless choices of hotel and restaurant, so it is a little difficult to see how such a talented, experienced and multilingual couple will not move on to a bigger opportunity if they get offered the chance. We shall see.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter O
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Address: La Ripresa di Vistarenni, 53013, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Gaiole in Chianti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Gaiole in Chianti
Price Range: $148 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ultimo Mulino Country Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Albergo l`Ultimo Mulino Hotel Gaiole In Chianti
Ultimo Mulino Hotel
Ultimo Mulino Country Hotel Italy/Gaiole In Chianti

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