Podere Palazzolo, Castellina in Chianti
We stayed one night in this beautiful location, only a short walk from Castellina in Chianti. Our room was clean and big. The bathroom was very nice. The property is well maintained and the staff were very friendly. It is very "coupley" - I would not recommend to lone travellers. The wifi signal was poor - we only found one spot where it worked properly - the seats on the little hill above the pool. As other reviewers have said, this hotel has some absurd rules. They have a rule that you cannot eat in your room. However, there is a minibar of drinks and snacks in the room, and they left us complimentary crackers. All of the seats outdoors have signs that tell you that it is forbidden to picnic. Where do the owners propose you eat your crackers?!! How they expect people to obey this rule was beyond us. We can only presume, as other travellers have, that they want you only to eat food that you have purchased from them or in their restaurant. This to us came across as tight-fisted and really turned us off the place. We chose for this reason, not to eat in their restaurant and walked instead to town. If these rules sound bizarre and needlessly controlling to you, then I wouldn't book this hotel.