Hotel on the road from Florence to Pisa, the staff were wonderful and very helpful. The room was clean, spacious and modern. The shower was lovely and had enough pressure to wash my hair. The food in the restaurant was the best we had on the whole of our Italian trip.
Best value for money we found.
I booked this hotel for my daughter and friends while they were in Italy. I booked through booking.com and did it from the US. Very worried that the booking agency, hotel, etc would work out for my daughter and her 6 other friends. They attended the Medieval Festival in Vicopisano, Italy and they decided too late to get a room in Vicopisano. I looked under Trip Advisor and found Il Patino hotel in Bientina, Italy had very good reviews. This hotel turned out to be a wonderful find. When they got to the hotel their numbers had increased by two and the hotel very graciously accommodated them and modified their rooms for them with no charge. Rate was extremely reasonable and even included a breakfast. My daughter said the rooms were very clean, people extremely helpful and nice. The best part...when my daughter and her friends were going to hire a taxi to take them back to Pisa, the hotel staff offered to drive them to Pisa...for free...in two separate cars. This was way beyond the expected. It made me feel very comfortable knowing that my daughter and her friends were being well taken care of while in Italy. Needless to say, I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Impeccable service!
Our first impression of this little rural hotel was disappointing however it did grow on us. The rooms were comfortable enough and clean and the wifi was free. The service was friendly and helpful and the cafe/bar was open throughout the day for drinks. The hotel both inside and out was totally lacking in ambience and although there were big spaces to sit outside and enjoy the gorgeous Tuscan weather, there were no tables and chairs let alone umbrellas set up to do so. Eventually we found and dragged out some resin chairs and a delapidated old table ourselves into a shady corner where we shared the area with either midges or mosquitoes (luckily our repellant worked). We did feel slightly trapped here as we had envisaged being able to walk into a town for drinks and a meal after our hot day on the motorbike but there was none close enough to do so. Having opted to stay in the hotel for dinner, we were absolutely impressed with the range and quality of the delicious food served up by the restaurant. It was truly wonderful and we were even more pleasantly surpised by the bill. It was very cheap as was the cost of the room which also included a lovely breakfast. The locals obviously also know about this great restaurant which was very well patronised. With the addition of a garden bar area, it could be wonderful.