The combination of art, natural beauty and friendly service exceeded our every expectation - the people of the Park Hotel Chianti truly understand hotel keeping. Standards are consistent, food and drinks good, accommodation clean and excellent value for money and service outstanding, from reception through house-keeping and breakfast. Advice was cheerfully given and proved valuable - 1 week was not enough to scratch the surface but we are desperate to return. What a spectacular experience - we felt cared for, valued and there was no hint of commercialism or contrived friendliness. The Trattoria next door is excellent value for money with great service, and the Fattoria halfway up the hill is the posher option, but more pricey. Excellent food makes it worth every penny though. Special mention must go to the cheerful breakfast crew - they knew our order after 1 day and every morning started with a charming 'buongiorno' and excellent cappuccinos - what a great way to start the day!