Albergo Quattro Gigli is in a category of its own. No other hotel that we know of can compete with it in terms of atmosphere, ambience and Tuscan authenticity. In the historical centre of Montopoli Valdarno, this 15th Century restored town hall will transport you to another world and you will want to stay longer.
You will find yourself in the middle of a the charming medieval village of Montopoli Valdarno, halfway between Florence and Pisa, featuring cosy narrow streets, picturesque piazzas and quaint buildings. Oh and we must mention the well stocked delicatessens where you can taste the delicious local cakes.
The Puccioni family has run this hotel since 1930 since the 14th Century, and are always ready with a big smile to welcome you. Luigi works hard in the reception whilst his wife cooks up the daily menu in the kitchen with her mother.
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Upon arriving at the hotel, you will undoubtedly need a map because the hotel is a fascinating maze of rooms and corridors yet still retaining a cosy feel bursting with character and authenticity. The restaurant serves fine Tuscan food in a warm and romantic setting and the wine list is extensive and most interesting for anyone interested in Tuscan wine. There is a representative from all the best vineyards over many generations.
NB. Please note that the restaurant is closed on Monday and there are some national holiday days per year where it is not possible to have lunch here which include Christmas Day, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and New Years Eve. Public parking is available 100m from the hotel.
Outside you will find the hotel's pretty ornamental and well-manicured garden spreading out over many levels with various terraces and hiding places. There is a small swimming pool of 7 x 4 metres with hydro massage facilities and sun loungers. There is outdoor furniture strategically placed for dining and relaxing from where you can marvel at the views of the valleys.
Both the common spaces and the rooms are well furnished, with extensive use of antique furniture, and although you will often have the feeling that time has stood still here, so all rooms have en suite bathroom (with hairdryer), air conditioning, a mini-bar and satellite television.. and so are not without modern facilities.
The rooms are divided into three types:
- Gelsomino rooms face the valley. They are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, safe, mini bar (use of water is included in the price, the other drinks payable locally), Wi-Fi internet access and a private bathroom with a toilet and shower and hairdryer. Breakfast is a buffet available in the common hall.
- Giglio rooms have a private balcony facing the valley. There are only 6 rooms of this type and they are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, a safety deposit box, a mini-bar with free consumption and a private bathroom with a toilet and shower, hairdryer and complimentary bath products. Breakfast can be served in your room without a supplement, served in small private salon in the hotel entrance level or taken as a buffet in the common hall. These rooms have Wi-Fi internet access. In two of the six rooms it is possible to add an extra bed.