We stayed for three nights in July, arriving by car. We spent our days exploring Tuscany & Umbria and our evenings in Pienza after the daytrippers had left town. You can drive up to the hotel to drop off bags and then go search for parking outside the walls. It has a garden with fabulous Tuscan views where breakfast is served The rooms varied. One of us had an extra sitting room; the other room was dark and rather cramped. There were only stairs to our rooms. A/C was marginal, compared to our other hotels. They could use more staff -- be prepared to wait for assistance at the front desk. When we arrived, we were not told that we would need to pay cash because of technical problems with credit cards. On the positive side, the location is excellent for walking around Pienza which we thought was charming. Breakfast staff were very helpful. Hotel wifi was excellent. There are plenty of places inside and out to lounge. We would recommend it with appropriate expectations.
We spent 4 days at the Castelli di Velona. Our room (a suite in the old part of the hotel) was perfect - a good size bedroom and sitting room and well equipped bathroom - all done in a traditional style in keeping with the castle. The pool area was also excellent. Our only suggestions for improvement would be to the gym (too small to really call a gym - only two pieces of equipment) and the lack of any tea / coffee facilities in the room. But by far the best thing about the hotel was the staff - everyone was so welcoming and helpful - without being over-attentive. Overall a great (though justifiably expensive) hotel and well worth a visit - particularly for lovers of the famous Brunello wine.
Traveller from H
The Castello di Velona is the first Spa Hotel in Montalcino in the evocative setting of a medieval fortress. Situated in …More
Beautiful hotel in small hill town. Newly renovated from the looks of it. Great garden area to sit and relax in. Big room, furnished with antiques. Big breakfast, afternoon tea. Awesome town with great garden(built 1500's) and original town wall. Not overly touristy yet, very close to the popular hill towns.
Hotel Palazzo del Capitano Wellness & Relais is located in the heart of the Valle d'Orcia area, in the historic centre of …More
Although room was good our balcony overlooked the car park. Upon asking if we could change we were told yes, for another €40 per night!!!! Although the main part of the hotel overlooked the Tuscan hills (beautiful) we thought the extra charge was not acceptable.
Traveller from cumbria
The Casanova Hotel Residence is situated in San Quirico d'Orcia, old, medieval village, crossed by the old "Via Francigena" …More
I cried when I first saw the views from our windows. Spacious, kitchen ready for making breakfast.
Staff was accommodating. We fell in love with the lady of the house. Can't say enough good things about this place.
Traveller from ny
Located in a 15th century palazzo, the residence is 100 meters from the town square in the center of historic Pienza. Each …More
A mile or so out of Montalcino is this agritourismo hotel. It was a farm house built in 1800's overlooking acres of country and vineyards. Was perfect for what we were looking for. Very nice staff, very quiet, clean and comfortable. I would recommend and return.
The carefully cultivated hills south of Siena culminate in Tuscany’s highest peak, the extinct volcano Monte Amiata (1,738 metres). Fortified villages crown the hilltops: most enticing is timeless little Montalcino, famed for its Brunello wines and 14th-century fortress. San Quirico d’Orcia’s showpiece is its Collegiata church with Romanesque portals. Pienza, remodelled by Pope Pius II, is a perfectly preserved Renaissance city.
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