We stayed in this hotel for two nights during our Back-Roads Touring tour of Tuscany and the Cinque Terre and were highly amused to be travelling from the Albergo San Martino, a former brothel in Lucca, to the San Lino in Volterra, which was formerly a convent!
The hotel San Lino is on a quiet road near one of the ancient gateways of the medieval walled town of Volterra. Our mini coach had to park a few hundred yards away leaving us to walk up the narrow street to the hotel. Our bags followed thanks to our driver Sergio, and the hotel porters.
We received a friendly welcome from reception and were quickly checked in. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the main shopping area and restaurants. It is surprisingly large inside and has an attractive pool area below our room which attracted some noisy guests until quite late on our first evening. Our room was perfectly adequate with a comfortable bed and reasonably sized bathroom with a shower but no bath.
We did not have dinner in the hotel but breakfast was good with plenty of choice of cereals, yogurt, fruit, juices and both cold and hot options. Hotel Staff were friendly and helpful. It was lovely to walk around the streets outside the hotel, browsing the shops, visiting the alabaster workshops and enjoying the views of the roman and etruscan ruins; the cliffs and the distant hills.