Castello di Valenzano

Castello di Valenzano

Localita Valenzano 97 Toscana, 52010, Subbiano Italy
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4.5
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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The Castello di Valenzano is surrounded by a beautiful park adorned with ancient trees. You will feel like you are immersed in a fairytale place, where you can experience the atmosphere of a past time and relax in its park, enjoying the silence and the splendid panorama of the Pratomagno mountains. After admiring the beauty of the Castle, you will be able to stay in its old-fashioned rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Desk
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
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Quaint
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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alexandra wrote a review Aug 2021
Pipera, Romania
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
if you are dreaming to stay on a castle, you should chose Valenzano.
i will make an pro and negative part :)

Pro:
*you will stay on a real castel
*the area is very nice , the gardens - please taste of you will go on august the grapes and peaches from the parking area
*The panorama from the rooms is wow
*The rooms are nice decorated
*The price is correct taking in account you are on a castle
*is very peaceful place

Negative parts:

*If you are coming until 3 pm when they mention that the check in is available, you won;t find the staff there, they don;t answer on the phone so better to not come before 3pm
*The bed is unconfortable and the pillow are the worst - maybe on Xth century was a great bed with better mattres:)
*The castle is located at 30-40 min by Arezzo and Anghiari So if you have the plan to visit them take the distance in account
*for a castle you expect to see a big staff but....no. Only one guy on the restaurant where you will find also the reception
*it is castle! you must take care of all the objects you have there! We saw on the parking area a lot of beautiful objects abandonated. And i'm pretty sure that also on the back of castle it is the same.

for management: it is a great opportunity to manage a real castle and from my point of view you should pay more attention on some details!
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Brian C wrote a review Jan 2020
Oakland, California
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my favorite place to stay in all of Italy, from Lecce in the south to Venice in the north. Aside from the fact that it is a real castle, the staff is fantastic.

When we arrived from a ho-hum stay in Florence, we were checked in by Lucca, a fantastic young man who was later our waiter. Lucca's English is perfect and he immediately took us to our room.

The walk to our room in the tower (if it's available, you MUST book it!) is one of my favorite memories to relive. We had to walk outside from the reception area to the front of the castle, through the front door and up several stairways, one of which is outside. We walked down a long hallway and you could just feel the history all around you. It felt like hundreds of people had walked that same hallway and I had the sense of the age of the place, despite being renovated and up-to-date. Once we reached our landing, we had to then walk DOWN a small set of stairs to reach our room. In total, we probably climbed 4-5 stairwells, making it circuitous and showing how the castle had been built and rebuilt over the centuries.

We walked around the grounds for a while and met the dog, a lovely creature who was absolutely thrilled to play fetch with me. The cat was also nice, but quite a bit more shy. The castle has a beautiful view of the valley below (I must assume it's the Enzano Valley from the name) and we enjoyed a glass of wine watching the sun set from the outdoor terrace on the second floor.

As the castle is remote (20 minutes from anything significant like a restaurant), we ate dinner there. The chef is extremely talented and we had an amazing meal. Lucca told us that she gathered much of the food from the castle grounds itself, so everything was fresh and tasty.Despite being the only people in the restaurant (we didn't see another guest our entire stay), the menu was extensive and everything was available. We felt guilty that the staff had done so much work for just us, so we over-ordered. Thank goodness we did, because it was all fantastic. My favorite part was the rabbit, which was fresh and tender, but also fried like chicken. It was served with lemon, which I had never experienced, and it was amazing. I will never have rabbit again without asking for lemon to go with it.

The one thing to note is that this is a historic place, so window screens are not in place. We opened the room to get a breeze and some flies came in. No biggie, but we left the windows open over night and in the morning, we had mosquitoes. That's a bigger issue.

Tip: Close your windows before dusk and dawn to avoid mosquitoes. But feel free to have them open the rest of the time. The boiler for the heating is wood powered, so you'll have a nice scent of wood the rest of the time!

Do yourself a favor and get off the beaten track of Florence and Venice. This castle is honestly something you will be telling your great-grandchildren about!
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Date of stay: October 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for the tower room, the one with the paintings of the man and woman
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brianboyd wrote a review Aug 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have you slept in a castle before? Have you been treated like royalty from check in to check out? Our recent stay was just that. Our room was incredible. The views were incredible. The breakfast was quaint and delicious. Even our shower was great! Who can say they showered while overlooking the Tuscan hillside? :). We cannot wait to return. Shhhhh...please don't tell anyone about this amazing property -- we want it all to ourselves!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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sari s wrote a review Jul 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It's past midnight and I'm lying in bed sweating on a hot mattress and pillow. You think they'd have at least a little fan. This is absolutely hell and to imagine someone else sweating in this bed last night makes me sick. Rode here with my wife on motorcycle and if i can't sleep and crash tomorrow while riding because of it our blood is on their hands. Dinner was among the worsrt you'll ever have in italy as well. Exhasuted and wish there was somewhere nearby to switch to but there is not.
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Date of stay: June 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
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JuliaLondon3000 wrote a review Jul 2012
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed here for 3 nights for a wedding and the venue is stunning. the rooms are massive and the place is a truly old castle. views are great. you need a car as the place is on a hill with no town within walking distance. this is what we loved about the place, it is an oasis of peace tucked away in the Tuscan hills. beautiful. the only possible negative comment would be that there is no aircon in the rooms.
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Date of stay: July 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fff wrote a review Sept 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m amazed that anyone can say this is good food , I’ve lived in Italy for 30 years and my partner is a foodie the castle and grounds are amazing but do not venture into the restaurant
I ordered the pork fillets on a bed of apple with thin slices of lard infused into the pork
I received 3 slices of overcooked pork on a bed of sliced apple with thick slices of lard on top it was disgusting !!!!
The restaurant is a pizzeria and I think they should stick to that
And I had to pay €70 for the pleasure !!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tekynika wrote a review Aug 2019
Rome, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved the castle!
Room was clean and comfortable. Staff genuinely friendly and the view over the hills is wonderful!
Breakfast based on delicious local products. We also had dinner at the restaurant.
A special experience that I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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alan d wrote a review Jun 2015
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
any couple wanting a fairy tale wedding this is the place the caste is just that old world the manegement team know their stuff i only hope you like climing stairs this is not for the infirm but the food is so good i think i put on a half stone in 4 days yummy please check it out not just for a wedding venue i love laid back hollidays this is the biz in the heart of the tuscan mountins enjoy
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Date of stay: May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kalli B wrote a review Jun 2014
Castle Rock, Colorado
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this castle for four nights while touring around Tuscany...loved every minute!! Alessandro was wonderful and accommodating, the rooms were spacious and very clean, the restaurant right there for breakfast and dinner was convenient and tasty, the views were AMAZING, the grounds were gorgeous!! The only compaint we had was not being able to tour the castle much aside from the restaurant and the rooms. Regardless, we would stay there again hands down. It was a dream! And a side note is that we LOVED the town of Arezzo!! Less tourists than other cities, beautiful, busy yet quaint. The piazza grande was our favorite piazza! I want to move there. Definitely visit if you stay at the castle.
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Date of stay: April 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eternoviaggiatore wrote a review Feb 2014
Puglia, Italy
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location is excellent, upon a little hill in the wood; from the top there is a spectacular view of the valley. Moreover, is very close to the beautiful town of Arezzo.
The castle is impressive and very well kept, having an old times unique atmosphere without being kitsch.
Rooms are large and bathroom spacious, all is very clean with great attention to details. We really appreciated the lack of the television.
The restaurant is absolutely wonderful, great food and service.
The castle is not suitable for disabled people because of the presence of many stairs.
Also the park surrounding the castle is wonderful and very charming.
We stayed during bad weather days, but the castle was astonishing and wonderful also under the rain.
The staff is very helpful and professional.
Great value for price.
We are looking forward to coming back again!
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Date of stay: November 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Room number 3 is very spacious (big enough for 3 people) with a large bathroom with shower; the...
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Answer from Mike G
Los Angeles, California10 contributions5 helpful votes
Hi there. So we considered whether that was the case. Was the staff so horrible because we got folks who were temps or summer replacements? Was it perhaps because we stayed at the non-peak time? Were the other reviewers simply impressed because, well, it's a beautiful structure, and thus pretty cool no matter what? Is it possible that we are Italian food snobs? After some true and honest self-assessment, we conclude that our review is accurate. A hotel should ALWAYS have someone available to service the guest's needs. It should ALWAYS have an emergency number that is answered. We can't stress how rural this location is -- it's far from everything because of the roads, and if there had been a genuine emergency, it would have been a huge problem. And the service (restaurant, breakfast room, front desk) and "class" was really problematic. That assessment is independent from any of the big issues and based on staying in hundreds of hotels worldwide. Therefore, we believe our review is accurate. If you want a gorgeous STRUCTURE (walls, view, grounds) then great. The prices for the rooms were fair. But the other aspects could use improvement. Any specific questions, just ask.
Answer from marco f
Hello, You can get from Florence to Arezzo by train and then take a taxi to the castle, it's more or less 20 minutes by car.
Answer from COSMOERIKA
New York City, New York86 contributions308 helpful votes
No, senz'auto è difficoltoso arrivarci
sari s wrote a tip Jul 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay somewhere else "
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Brian C wrote a tip Jan 2020
Oakland, California193 contributions105 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the tower room, the one with the paintings of the man and woman"
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CapeTownCapetown wrote a tip Sept 2018
cape town630 contributions87 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book the tower room for a spectacular room and view"
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len2015414 wrote a tip Jul 2016
Bangor, Pennsylvania2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room with a four post bed."
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Yonni M wrote a tip Feb 2014
Even Yehuda, Israel49 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The room we got was half-price due to off-season booking. I heartily recommend this castle be filled up with guests during this time, it's a steal for the price."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,619 - R 1,906 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of ArezzoSubbiano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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CASTELLO DI VALENZANO - Castle Reviews & Price Comparison (Subbiano, Italy)

Frequently Asked Questions about Castello di Valenzano
Which popular attractions are close to Castello di Valenzano?
Nearby attractions include Pieve di Sant'Antonio (4.9 km), Sorgenti Termali Di Chitignano (3.5 km), and Castello di Subbiano (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Castello di Valenzano?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Castello di Valenzano?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Castello di Valenzano?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castello di Valenzano?
Conveniently located restaurants include Terramira, La Corte Dell'Oca, and Ristorante Pizzeria Roberto Dini.
Are pets allowed at Castello di Valenzano?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Castello di Valenzano 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 Castello di Valenzano?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Castello di Valenzano?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Borgo Medievale di Poppi (14.1 km), Villa Mausolea (13.1 km), and Piazza Tarlati (9.1 km).
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