nr Montevarchi (Chianti), Italy
The 10 bedrooms and suites at Villa Sassolini are
stunning and you feel rather special sleeping here. They're all
spacious and have the same stylish, minimalist look, with limed
floorboards, sleek wooden beds painted in pale olive green, fabrics
in muted shades of cream and brown, and lots of natural textures.
But there are also some individual flourishes - a delicate ceiling
fresco, huge ceiling beams, an exquisitely carved cabinet.
Try to get a room at the front: they have fabulous views overlooking the pool, valley and hills (the best are the Paris Suite and the In Montagana and Marrakech Deluxe Doubles). We also liked the A Caccia Suite, which has a cute side-facing Juliet balcony. Rooms at the back of the hotel are just as lovely inside, but they do face other houses in the village, and the windows are rather small - making the interiors a bit dark.
All 5 Suites have a sitting area and bathroom with both tub and shower. All can sleep a third person, either on a sofa-bed or an extra bed (at extra cost).
Three of the 4 Deluxe rooms have double beds, either a four-poster or low platform; the fifth has wide twin 4-poster beds ('French beds'). If you don’t want to shell out for a suite, Marrakech comes in at a very close second. The fantastic view and striking round window in the bathroom, cleverly positioned for gazing out while standing in the glass fronted shower, makes up for the lack of bathtub. The Standard double room is slightly smaller and cheaper but it doesn't have the view.
There's a free minibar in the room, which is a considerate touch. You get juice, water, some beer and sparkling wine but don't expect it to be overflowing with booze. If you want brighter lamps for reading, you can ask at reception.
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Internet Connection
- Safe box
- Central Heating
- Baby Cots
- Extra Beds