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Hotel certaldo

Eco Hotel

Hotel Certaldo is an eco-friendly facility, for your eco-friendly holiday in Tuscany!
Right after the quality and the comfort of our rooms, Hotel Certaldo also invests in eco-friendliness, with renewable energy sources and the safeguard of the territory. Every single day, with small but significant precautions, Hotel Certaldo contributes to diminish its impact on the land and to favour the environmental balance of its context.

Hotel Certaldo and the old watermill
The most important peculiarity of Hotel Certaldo in this matter is undoubtedly the use of hydroelectric energy: our Hotel Certaldo is the result of the recent restoration of the old watermill from the 16th century, which belonged to the Medici family and was the most important one in the whole Val d’ Elsa territory. The watermill had indeed been used for centuries to grind wheat, producing flour. After this period and for the whole 20th century, the watermill was used to produce electric energy for the whole town of Certaldo. Just as hundreds of years ago, Hotel Certaldo is now striving to return to the production hydroelectric energy with the help of the constant flow of the Elsa river, the most important of this area, which gives the name to the same territory. This will enable us to produce the energy we need, still with respect for the environment.


Hotel Certaldo’s Garden

Hotel Certaldo has its own private garden! A space of 5000 square meters, a small green island bordered by the Elsa river and by the artificial channel of the 16th century. This green space is a true oasis close to the town center: many indigenous plants grow here, as well as flowers and trees planted by man. It is also the natural habitat of many animal species: herons, magpies, nutrias, pheasants, water turtles, mallards. In the earliest hours of the day it is not uncommon to spot some deer pacing around the garden!


Hotel Certaldo for Recycling

Here at Hotel Certaldo we divide the waste in a systematic way, differentiating amongst paper, glass, plastic and organic waste, in order to contribute as much as possible to recycling. Coffee grounds are also often used as fertilizer for the plants in our garden…caring for the environment and saving money with home remedies!


Breakfast at Hotel Certaldo

Safeguarding the planet also means preparing home-made food with fresh and genuine ingredients. Every morning pies are baked at Hotel Certaldo, along with biscuits, bread and focaccia, just as you would find in a home! The recipes are the very same of our mothers and grandmothers…and you can taste the difference! You can enjoy all this at our buffet breakfast, available from 7.30 am to 11 am! At Hotel Certaldo we only use local products, such as milk and yogurt from Tuscan producers, marmalades, Tuscan cold cuts and the famous onion marmalade from Certaldo, made with onions grown in the fields of Certaldo, not far from our Hotel.

 Light Lunch and Light Dinner at Hotel Certaldo
Hotel Certaldo offers to our guests the opportunity to have light lunches and light dinners with local products, using only delicious Tuscan specialties like cold cuts and cheeses, seasonal vegetables, dairy products, marmelades and local wines, thus favouring the short food chain and the development of the Tuscan territory.

New trees at Hotel Certaldo
We recently planted six new mulberry trees in the garden of our Hotel Certaldo! Enjoy their shade in summertime at Hotel Certaldo!

Activities at Hotel Certaldo
Our guests at Hotel Certaldo are always presented with entertaining activities, aimed to highlight and improve the area surrounding us. Here are some examples: wine and typical food tastings in the local farms, which produce everything on their own; bike rental to explore the lovely area of Certaldo around our Hotel; funny and beautiful cooking classes a few steps away from Hotel Certaldo, where you can prepare and taste true dishes of Tuscan tradition prepared with fresh local ingredients, and have a good laugh in the meantime! Walking tours, guided tours on horseback, cycling tours along the Via Francigena, only a few minutes from Hotel Certaldo, numerous Tuscan natural parks and theme parks a few minutes from Hotel Certaldo, guided tours in the Tuscan countryside to get to know all the peculiarities of this territory, Treno Natura, a special steam locomotive which connects the various Tuscan cities during some specific Tuscan events…and much more!

Our small but meaningful tricks at Hotel Certaldo to help the environment
At Hotel Certaldo we are very attentive to the environment and do whatever we can to maintain its delicate balance: we use eco-save and LED bulbs, no plastic tableware is to be found at Hotel Certaldo, and we also dramatically reduced the number of plastic cups used. Hotel Certaldo kindly invites our guests to an observant behaviour regarding linens and towels, in order to limit their waste and impact on the planet; with eco-cards, we invite our guests to change linens and towels only when strictly necessary. Hotel Certaldo is a non-smoking facility, where it is possible to smoke only in the outer areas or in our garden at Hotel Certaldo.

Hotel Certaldo’s Linen
The sheets in Hotel Certaldo’s beds are in pure cotton 100%, as well as our towels. No synthetic fabrics are used here, for the best comfort for our guests.

Courtesy Set at Hotel Certaldo
Hotel Certaldo chose to have a completely ecologic courtesy set: the packaging respects the severe rules on biodegradability; its volume reduced to them minimum in terms of volume and has a minimum impact on the water ecosystem. The products are clinically tested; they do not contain parabens, BHT, nickel or formaldehyde, and are vegan – friendly. They all have the EU Eco Label.

Recycling paper at Hotel Certaldo
And last but not least…at Hotel Certaldo we always try to reduce the use of paper for our copies, using the scanner instead. Technology is in favour of the environment! 

Hotel Certaldo is for everyone

Thanks to its central position in Tuscany, the services if offers and its comforts, Hotel Certaldo is the ideal place in Tuscany for everyone and for every kind of Tuscan vacation.
Our place is perfect for couples looking for romantic Tuscan getaways, but also for families who wish for relaxed holidays in Chianti, groups of every kind, lovely weddings in Tuscany, business meetings close to Florence, Siena, Pisa…

Hotel Certaldo for Couples
Looking for a weekend in Chianti? Here you can spend a lovely and romantic getaway with your beloved at the doorstep of Certaldo Alto and San Gimignano, in the heart of Tuscany!
Hotel Certaldo is the perfect choice to amaze the one you love!Sweet cuddling, a toast in your room or in our beautiful garden and indulging yourself with our rich breakfast, served directly in your Pepe Rosa Room!
Many offers for romantic getaways are waiting for you at Hotel Certaldo, contact us now for all the details on our best deals!

Hotel Certaldo for Families
A holiday in Tuscany or some days of relax with your family?
Tuscany is the ideal place for children: mild climate, nature and fun for the whole family! Hotel Certaldo can offer you connecting rooms, triple rooms and cribs for babies!
At Hotel Certaldo children can spend time outdoors, enjoy our swimming pool and run freely in the large private garden of our Hotel, a park of 5000 square meters bordered by water and sprinkled with flowers, plants, wild trees and fauna: in the morning you will be able to see roe deers, squirrels, herons, kingfishers and mallards!
Furthermore, only a few minutes away from Hotel Certaldo you will find the lovely Canonica Hill Park: a large and tended green area, ideal for long walks in the Tuscan countryside, a lovely and natural fitness track, outdoor barbecue area and vast spaces to play with your children!


Hotel Certaldo for Groups
Groups are welcome here! Hotel Certaldo can indeed host up to 70 people. We have availability of connecting rooms, rooms for families and rooms with easy access for disabled guests. Upon request, we are glad to organize lunches, dinners, buffets, cocktail parties, welcome aperitifs and finger food, all of which can be served in our large and carefully tended garden during summertime!

Hotel Certaldo features a large parking lot for cars and buses. Our Staff is also happy to suggest different activities for groups: museums, guided tours, wine tastings, cooking classes and much more! Furthermore, we can suggest bus rental companies, taxis and everything else which can be useful in order to organize your group holiday in Tuscany!

Weddings at Hotel Certaldo
If you are thinking about celebrating your wedding in Tuscany, Hotel Certaldo is the perfect place for you! The stunning medieval village is only a few minutes away from us! You can reach it on foot in a few minutes, or with the local funicular which goes from Piazza Boccaccio, the main square, to the medieval town. Taxis are also available and will take you in the heart of the hamlet, or you can reach Certaldo Alto by car, with the chance to leave it in the parking lot behind the city walls. You can celebrate your union in the small and lovely church of Saint Jacob and Philip, or with a civil ceremony in Palazzo Pretorio, the imposing building which will be a unique setting only for you.
If you are a history-loving couple, there is also the chance, though the Elitropia Association in Certaldo, to rent beautiful medieval costumes for magnificent and most surely original historical weddings!
Your wedding pictures will be movie-like! A medieval Tuscan village in warm red bricks, the sweet Tuscan hills, the Chianti vineyards, the Tuscan sun… Wedding guests will be welcome at Hotel Certaldo, as well as the bride and groom, in our most romantic nuptial room Pepe Rosa!
To have the final celebration with friends and relatives Hotel Certaldo places at your disposal our lovely and vast private garden, 5000 square meters along the Elsa river where buffets and cocktail parties can take place, with Tuscan specialties and all the warmth of our people, our most precious ingredient for a perfect day!

Business Meetings at Hotel Certaldo
Hotel Certaldo is available for business meetings, incentives and team building meetings in Tuscany. Our Meeting Room “The Arches” is an elegant and furnished setting for your business occasions: projector, microphone, flip board, internet connection, LCD TV, natural light, and tables set according to your requests. The Meeting Room has direct access to the large private garden, where you will be able to relax during a coffee break or a light lunch soaked in the sunlight! Hotel Certaldo is easily reachable by train from the main Tuscan cities and the railway station is only a few minutes walking distance from us, for an extremely easy transfer organization.

Our Staff is glad to help you with any other transfer, buses or taxis to and from Florence and Pisa Airport, which are only 1 hour drive away! Our Staff is also happy to provide you with some interesting activities for incentives. Please ask for information at the Reception Desk!

Il nostro ristorante

Per il palato dei buongustai che amano la cucina regionale casalinga, siamo rinomati per i nostri piatti genuini e abbondanti.

Al mattino una squisita colazione a buffet, interamente preparata dal nostro pasticcere, vi aspetta per iniziare al meglio la vostra giornata. 
A pranzo e a cena, il nostro menù offre la possibilità di scelta tra tre primi e tre secondi, con pesce e carne tutti i giorni e un ricco buffet di verdure.

Se poi siete vegetariani o avete delle richieste particolari, non esitate a chiedere, prepariamo per voi e per i vostri bambini dei piatti speciali.

Qualche piccolo dettaglio sinonimo di attenzione e qualità: 

  • Buffet delle verdure (fresche) 
  • Sala climatizzata/riscaldata
  • Cucina senza glutine
  • Menu a scelta
  • Pasta fresca tutti i giorni
  • Gelato e dolci artigianali
  • Colazione tutta di nostra produzione

Fitness room

The gym is the perfect place for fitness lovers and for those who want to keep fit during the holidays or after a busy day at work! 
The fitness room at Hotel Certaldo is open 24 hours and is equipped with Technogym professional machines such as a treadmill, an exercise bike and "Unica" the multifunction machine that allows you to practice more than 25 types of different exercises.
In the gym there are air conditioning and heating. 

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Le camere dell'hotel Certaldo sono arredate con stile e dotate di tutti i comfort necessari ad assicurare vacanze rilassanti. Teniamo molto alla cura dei particolari e per questo motivo prestiamo particolare attenzione all'arredamento delle camere.

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