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Antico Borgo San Martino

Traveller (139)
Room & Suite (21)
Pool & Beach (5)
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
  • 2 Aug 2018
    “Hotel California Meets the Shining”
  • 15 Sep 2016
    “Excellent hotel”
Localita San Martino, 56046 Riparbella Italy See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Garland, Texas
Reviewed 2 Aug 2018via mobile
The AC was 2 feet from the bed and never cooled the room, we couldn’t breathe! There is no AC in the bathroom, very hot! The fridge wasn’t cold. There was no elevator and we had to leave our stuff in the car because it was 3 flights up! We had to change for the Andrea Bocelli concert and we left there sweaty. There was no staff at night. Buildings are not marked and we had to walk back and forth on the gravel until we found someone. One person is expected to do everything at the desk (she was nice). The parking lot and walkway are not paved, all gravel. Not great for pulling luggage! Breakfast was ok. Very isolated, halls are empty, quite eerie.
Would never stay there again, and wouldn’t recommend.
Thank Grandpawally
Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 Sep 2016
We were recommended this hotel as a base for our tour of this part of Tuscany but when I read some of the reviews I was unsure if we had chosen the right hotel.
Having been I cannot understand how people found fault.

Firstly, on arrival the reception staff were pleasant and helpful and this continued throughout our weeks stay. Nothing was too much for them, they always had a smile especially the young lady with her hair up!

Secondly, comments had been made about the bar and restaurant staff not smiling. We found nothing further from the truth. The bar man was always smiling and the restaurant waiters/waitresses and the pizza chef were as nice as you could want.

Thirdly, there had been some comments about the cleanliness of the pool. We found it clean and an excellent area. Best of all my partner who is not a good swimmer liked the fact that the pool was of a constant depth of only around 1.5m.

The food in the restaurant was very good and reasonably priced. The best meal is the tuna mojita. Try it. The bar also has a happy hour around 5pm when you can get an Aperol for 4euros - well worth it.

There is wifi throughout the hotel so no excuses not to keep in touch with people if that is what you do.

Air conditioning in the hotel rooms works very well and was needed during our stay as temperatures were in the mid 30's.

The only negative is the breakfast which is tinned fruit and plastic ham/cheese. Tuscany should be able to do better than this.
Thank W9909SOianb
Bilbao, Spain
Reviewed 17 Jul 2016
Staff s not there upon arrival, they do not answer the phone and so in our case we had to look for another place after 3 hours wait. They never refunded the money and the staff behave horribly when we returned again the day after.
1 Thank C C
Turku, Finland
Reviewed 29 Nov 2015
I was there with my partner this last summer.
The palace is wonderful. The location too, as even if is not close to the besche, it is suorrended by a nice park.
On the other hand, there are many things that should improved: the water in the swimming pool is very durty, the waiters are incredible not professional, breakfast is ridiculos....could be much much better
Thank Emio79
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 5 Sep 2010
situated near cecina, a typical italian 70s style seaside resort. charming
mountain village ripabella only 10 minutes away (by car).

hotel is in particular well suited for and popular with italian
families with small children.

outside pool heavily occupied by these. dayly children animation at pool.

miserable breakfast.

lousy rooms, defenetly not worth the money. in particular qalls need some paint.

wellness area and indoor pool available for 25 eur / 3 hours.

staff friendly but sometimes ueberfordert.

hotel offers a tavern at the pool side. seaminly a road side pizzeria.

despite building structure (tuscan villas) reminds of a us motel.

please do not forget to bring your bath towells to reception upon check out.
5 Thank lifster
Antico Borgo San Martino, a wonderful Resort nestled in the Tuscan countryside, just 30 km far away from Volterra and San Gimignano and 7 km far away from the most beautiful tuscan seaside. Built half way of More neorinascimental architecture, completely renovated and restored, re-using precious and original materials to be true to the authentic design. The original main Villa (historical building) became an exclusive hotel few years ago, boasting 32 bedrooms (some with original frescos), all beautifully furnished with private bath (shower) mini-bar, television, hairdryer and telephone. During the summer, our guests may enjoy a nice panoramic outdoor swimming pool. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Indoor pool
Kids pool
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$71 - US$211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Riparbella
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$71 - US$211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Riparbella
Traveller (139)
Room & Suite (21)
Pool & Beach (5)
Dining (3)
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"Do not stay here!"
17 Jul 2016
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