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Relais Della Rovere

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Via Piemonte 10 Localita la Badia, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa Italy
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#4 of 10 hotels in Colle di Val d'Elsa
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Looking for a place to stay in Colle di Val d'Elsa? Then look no further than Relais Della Rovere, a romantic hotel that brings the best of Colle di Val d'Elsa to your doorstep.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Relais Della Rovere features a concierge and room service. In addition, as a valued Relais Della Rovere Hotel guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Close to some of Colle di Val d'Elsa's most popular landmarks, such as Piazza Arnolfo di Cambio (0.3 mi) and Banca del Monte dei Paschi di Siena (0.3 mi), Relais Della Rovere Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

While visiting Colle di Val d'Elsa, you may want to try some oyster at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Luna di Saturno.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Porta Volterrana (1.0 mi), Museo Del Cristallo (0.4 mi), and Il Baluardo (0.4 mi), which are some popular Colle di Val d'Elsa attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Relais Della Rovere as you experience everything Colle di Val d'Elsa has to offer.

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mrlpro wrote a review Oct 2019
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Let me start by stating that I do not write negative reviews because I believe there is positive to be found in most things. Here, unfortunately, we checked in and out in within 20 min. with no place to go! 6:05pm We arrived excited and with expectations to lounge near the pool in our junior suites taking in some well needed rest and relaxation. This idea was quickly eviscerated from our minds. We showed up with a big car and many bags. There was only one employee who did everything. She as kind and attentive. She stated no one besides her was able to help with our bags, so we were responsible for bringing them to the room. We thought...oh man, I hope this get's better. Did I mention Chemicals? More on that below. The grounds weren't what we thought based on the perfectly lit and framed pics online. Deception comes to mind. We thought it would be in the rolling hills of Tuscany taking in the beauty, however it was just next to a business complex. The hotel was an old Monastery, which sounds romantic and intriguing if you can see through the old peeling paint and dusty quarters. Let's face it, this wasn't the patina of an old Italy, it was the patina of neglect. The room was eerie and depressing, but maybe this is simply subjective - obviously others found it charming. What wasn't charming was the SEVERE and NOXIOUS chemical smell coming from both of our rooms. We had 5 people with us and 20% of our group had the beginnings of an asthma attack secondary to the smell. I am also a medical doctor and knew we couldn't stay. It was at this point that my eyes began watering, but not from sadness (though that would be reasonable with nowhere else to go), the tears came from the chemicals that I presume were used to clean or disinfect the room. The 4 other members of our group were quite appalled, including my 9 year old daughter who was wincing as she breathed. It was 615pm!. When we went to discuss this with the nice woman in the front desk she was empathetic and called the manager who WOULD NOT REFUND OUR MONEY. It was 620pm and we still had no place to go. We must've had a premonition that this place would be just a pass-through because instinctively we never unpacked our bags. My daughter thought we may have to sleep in the car in Italy because we would be homeless for the night. We got into our car and drove away knowing they weren't refunding our money. I wouldn't recommend this place for the following reasons (in case it wasn't clear from above): 1) Location was deceiving based on photos 2) Rooms were highly exaggerated in pics and didn't represent what we saw in the pics. 3) Rooms had a Noxious Chemical smell 4) No downstairs bathroom in our "suite." 5) Manager lacked fair customer service (he was only available by phone). In short, a gas mask may have been a nice addition to the rooms, though I wonder if that would've scared us off sooner? Signed, Ripped off, yet still breathing.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Jan S wrote a review Aug 2019
Craven Arms, United Kingdom118 contributions70 helpful votes
The hotel is a lovely old building set in its own grounds. Our room was in an annexe across from reception, reached across a pretty rill (lit at night) It was huge and included a large settee, chairs, a chest of drawers and a coffee table. We also had two bathrooms or more accurately, a showerroom and a bathroom. Our reservations about this hotel concern the dinner, which was included in our tarriff.The reception staff had told us the dining room was off the main corridor (which was spoilt by speakers playing pop music, totally out of keeping with the building) We went down the stairs to the dining room to find it all shut and barred. It appeared that access was from outside in the garden, down steep steps with no handrail. We found ourselves in what must have been the convent cellars and greeted by the only person waiting on that evening. She wasn't overworked as there was just us two and one other couple. Thank goodness, no background muzak to put up with. The menu, in English only, was laminated onto stiff hardboard and warned that some items may have been frozen. We didn't go elsewhere as we had no car and had been walking all day. We chose from the menu and ordered a bottle of white wine. When it was uncorked, my husband was not offered a small amount to try but it was just poured into our glasses and the bottle plonked down on the table not in an ice-bucket. My starter was actually quite good but the other three dishes were not up to much at all. We left as soon as we'd eaten. Breakfast was in a different room:and was fine. We had read glowing reports about the food at the della Rovere but something had obviously changed here.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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David N wrote a review Aug 2019
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If you are touring Tuscany by car, this is a great place to stay. Halfway between Florence and Siena. This property is a converted convent. Rooms are big and the grounds are spacious. It is great to be out of the hustle and bustle of a cramped city and relax with a nice pool, excellent restaurant and bar. We have stayed here many times and keep coming back. There is a great neighborhood family restaurant that is one of our favorites.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Susannah C wrote a review Jul 2019
Sharon, Vermont 10 contributions7 helpful votes
Our room was terrible! The key did not work in the side of the wall so everything stayed on all the time. The air conditioning unit did not work and the room was really hot. The bed was so hard I could not sleep and woke up many times each night with the circulation cut off to whatever side I was sleeping on. I'm not a big person either. It was also two small beds pushed together to look like a larger bed and I think they were made of cement, something you would find in a jail. The wall was falling apart in the bathroom. I don't know if it was water damage or rodents, but every morning there was a bunch of paint and parts of the wall on the floor by the shower. Most of the staff were really nice, but the morning front desk man could care less about anything. He was unhelpful and almost sarcastic and rude. Rarely was anyone at the bar (no seats to sit at the bar)to help anyone and the breakfast buffet ran out of food and told people it was just too bad. They overcooked our steak at dinner so much it was barely edible. I've heard rumors of wonderful florentine steaks cooked rare, like they should be and this one was almost burnt. It was disappointing on our honeymoon and I would recommend to stay somewhere else until they fix these issues. The little medieval town is charming and I would go back, but I would stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: Don't let them put you in room 208. Horrible!
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kdh1716 wrote a review Jun 2019
Lexington, Kentucky222 contributions98 helpful votes
This is a beautiful hotel in a historic building. You can walk the halls that Pope Julian II walked in the high renaissance. Originally a monastery, it was for time the residence of Relais Della Rovere, Julian II, the Pope who was the patron of Michelangelo. I stayed for one night while I was walking the via Francigena and appreciated the kindness of the staff. The rooms are a little quirky but are quite comfortable. The grounds are lovely.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Relais Della Rovere
Which popular attractions are close to Relais Della Rovere?
Nearby attractions include Ceramiche Manufactum (1.1 km), La Grotta del Cristallo (0.8 km), and Museo Del Cristallo (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Relais Della Rovere?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Relais Della Rovere?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Relais Della Rovere?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Relais Della Rovere?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Relais Della Rovere?
Conveniently located restaurants include Luna di Saturno, Chicco, and L'Antica Trattoria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Relais Della Rovere?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Relais Della Rovere?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Relais Della Rovere offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Relais Della Rovere?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Portuguese.