We are two couples who arrived by train in late evening to Certaldo Alto where we had booked an apartment for a week. The booked apartment owners let us down without warning and we were homeless, sitting on our cases in the main street. Luckily, Alfred, the owner of Il Castello came to our rescue, and found us two rooms in the hotel. At that time, anywhere with a roof would have been great, but we loved the ambience of Il Castello.
This is not a modern chain hotel, it is an old building with lots of character. Our rooms were small but comfortable, and the beds were of 'orthopaedic' firmness.
Breakfast was ample and tasty, and Alfred was later able to find us an alternative apartment for the rest of the week. Thank you, Alfred.
The hotel is near the top funicular station, and is therefore the perfect place for a morning coffee when on the way to explore Tuscany, and for a refreshing beer on the return trip. A bonus was when Alfred played jazz on the piano in the bar, which was excellent and much appreciated.More