Vicolo Ghetto 3A, Soiano del Lago, Italy
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Agriturismo Cesare Soiano del Lago Reviews
Misleading name by Italissima.nl Nov 06, 2015
We booked Agriturismo Cesare in Soiano del Lago via Italissima.nl
After booking and payment they informed us that the real name is not agriturismo Cesare, but agriturismo il Ghetto.
Then, after being able to read reviews of the agriturismo on the internet we were very disappointed to see all those negative reviews and would certainly NOT have booked this if known before. Unfortunately, most negative reviews appeared to be true.
Still we went for it. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and were confronted wth a kind of village ghetto (...) with many appartments stuffed in 3 store high corner building. Not at all an agriturismo alike.
Opposite of our terrace (which the owners little dog used as a toilet) a room was used as a place locals joined for a drink and loud talk.
The pool (steep down a small hill from the appartments) was so cold that our 3 year young daughter got freezing blue lips although the outside temperature was 28 C.
The lawn around it had no playing opportunities for the children. Instead, a group of men drunk with straws out of one big bucket with alcoholic drinks.
In the evening the restaurant turned in a very noisy discotheque with a dj screeming through a mike, so that we and our children could not sleep.
There was a big renovation going on at il Ghetto. We looked at a big wall almost covered except for a large hole at the top.
Our appartment had been renovated but had no atmosphere at all. We were just in time to notice our youngest daughter opening a low drawer in the kitchen where she almost grabbed a big sharp kitchen knife.
At the leaking reservoir of the toilet brush was a big residu of chlore. Don't think about our daughters drinking it.
All and all not child friendly.
We decided to leave the place first thing next morning, thus disappointed we were. After notifying the owner, her comment was not more than... "OK".
At home, we informed Italissima.nl of our negative experience we were treated at "Aristurismo Cesare". Italissima.nl had misleaded us, but of course no form of compensation at all...
Our advice: if you like a relaxing setting in a typical agriturismo don't stay at agriturismo Il Ghetto in Soiano del Lago. And don't book via Italissima.nl (alternatively you can book via Booking.com). We have visited many agriturismo's and this one was terrible.
P.S. In the meanwhile (November 2014) Italissima has changed the name back in "Il Ghetto"....
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