The beautiful Hotel Moderno is located in the quaint town of Chianciano Terme in the southern part of Tuscany. The hotel enjoys a superb area, which is rich in tradition and heritage, where you will get a true taste of Tuscany. Situated about 50km from the city of Siena, you can easily enjoy a day trip to this fascinating city. Chianciano Terme lies at the feet of Mount Amiata, which offers panoramic views over Tuscany and Lazio.
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"Only stale tastless dry white bread for breakfast"
Our first meal was breakfast and there was only stale white bread for breakfast and the second day the same so the third day I did not attempt to take any bread. In addition there was unseasoned scrambled egg and pieces of frankfurters,a tray of cheese and sausage, packets of jam, butter and honey. several varieties of cake plus a bowl of pears and oranges but no yoghurt. Jugs of orange and multi vitamin juice plus coffee, hot water with packets of black and green tea but no fruit or herbal tea and no possibility of hot chocolate. For the evening they have the strange Italian habit of rabbit food and cooked vegetables to begin with followed by pasta or soup made from things on the salad bar which was a lot of beans and chick peas. There was a main course of meat a tiny portion of potatoes and some vegetable. The first day the meat was inedible and on the third night when it was supposed to be a Christmas meal there was turkey which seemed to have come out of a tin. A bottle of mineral water with the meal costs four Euros. Other guests in the hotel ate even later after our group and there were a lot of small children in the hotel as the hotel had several suites with rooms for parents and children. Seemed strange to see small children having to eat after 9 pm and to any northern European most unhealthy. The rooms were good with a nice firm mattress but only a very thin pillow but it was very nice to have a top sheet and a blanket instead of the awful Germanic duvets. I always take my own pillow as I know pillows are generally awful in hotels. The bathroom had a bidet as well as a basin and toilet. packets of shampoo impossible to open were there as were small bars of soap. The cold water pressure was so low that the showers came out scalding. Bathrooms had a small window with peeling paint on the window frame and a sliding door between the bathroom and bedroom. Two large mirrors were on the wardrobe doors and there was a fridge for drinks and a small TV with only Italian channels. There was no socket near the table. In the hotel they use three prong plugs which are not of the European design. The view from the window was of a hillside a couple of metres away so no view but the hotel is right in the centre of the town. The cleaning staff opened the windows and left the blinds down so the room was cold when you returned in the evening despite the heating and the outside temps only +2C. The small children made quite a lot of noise and whenever someone used the bathroom in the neighbouring room it could be heard. Spacious lounge area on the ground floor including one for non smokers but normally you would assume all lounge areas would be non smoking. Most of the time the reception was not manned or womaned and the response to the bell was often long but the keys were heavy and not something you wanted to have long in your pocket. The hotel is at the most a two star and definitely not four star as there is no swimming pool or other facilities. As the place is classed as a spa I had expected at least an indoor swimming pool and massage facilities/sauna etc. Friendly staff who know a little English but breakfast is only from 8 am and evening meals from 8 pm far too late for most Europeans -- I normally would not eat anything after 6 pm. I cannot understand why the lazy Italians cannot get up at a decent time or have their evening meal early enough for most Europeans.
"Good for Day Trips"
The rooms were ok to better than the average in Italy. This was a popular hotel for Italians. Not great on English only speaking. The breakfast included with the room was fantastic which gives it the Very Good instead of Average rating. They turn the air conditioning off as a matter of routine, you will have to have a discussion with the management to keep the room cool. Great location to travel to the wonderful scenic hill towns in the Tuscany area.
"okish for one night"
- no proper wifi access in the room. we've put the chairs at the door and basically camped there to read emails - bathroom was spacious and clean - a bit cold during the night and the blanket offered didn't do the trick - the breakfast was small
"A peaceful retreat between the crowded sight-seeing tours"
I stayed here for three nights as part of a cultural tour in Tuscany organised by a tour company. The room was comfortable and clean. However, the bathroom was very narrow even for a single room. The dinner was always very delicious and served by a friendly staff. They have a good wine selection that we tasted with the dinner. Having lactose intolerance, it was a great experience that when I asked for lactose free milk for the coffee at breakfast, they brought it to me hot and foamy. This is not usual in even the best and very popular hotel brands. The staff was also very helpful at the reception. The hotel has a lovely pool area at the back, totally closed from the street. It is free for the guests with towels, sun beds and umbrellas. The pool is suitable for swimming. It is a bit far from the main attractions of the area, but a perfect peaceful retreat between the crowded sight-seeing tours.
"Very opulent lounge & reception area"
My wife and I stayed here for 1 night returning home from Sorrento with Leger holidays. The Hotel we had been initially booked into had overbooked & we had been transferred to this one. After spending 6 nights at a Hotel with no lounge facilities we were in raptures on walking into this Hotel. There are lounge seating areas throughout the main reception area and a very lovely lounge area with a piano & after our visit to Pompei & Versuvius a very poignant picture is there depicting the scene. The bedrooms probably don't carry through the 4 star opulence of the main reception but certainly offered enough for our overnight needs. For some reason the ceiling was open by the bedroom door with electrical wires hanging down. SKY TV is obviously available but I couldn't work out if it is under a pay per view basis, I could only feel so as unable to get it on the TV. The food (evening meal & breakfast) & service given throughout was very good and the staff attending were very friendly. Wine & drink bottles were set out on a table with the prices on each to make it easier to make your selection. The Hotel is very well located to the town's many shops which are minutes away & the town's fountain area which was under construction last time we visited the town is now complete and gives a lovely area for sitting & watching the World go by. After the evening meal we very much enjoyed sitting in the main lounge area. A very pleasant though unfortunately short stay.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB)
Check-in: 12:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM