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Castello di Ripa d'Orcia

Loc. Ripa d'Orcia | 5 km to S.Quirico d'Orcia, 53023 Castiglione D'Orcia, Italy
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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Located just south of San Quirico d' Orcia, this is a great base for exploring the towns south of Sienna. I stayed here in May of 1999 and just returned with my husband for three nights in October. The rooms are large and comfortable and you have views from your room of the beautiful Val d' Orcia countryside. Breakfast each... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Stay if you want peace and quiet deep in the Val d'Orcia. Stay away if you expect all mod cons, fine dining, service at the twitch of an eyebrow, and immediate access to shopping and night life. We stayed for 3 nights B&B. The bedrooms were large and plainly furnished (no aircon, which was not an issue in Sep). Our... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We just spent a lovely two nights at Castello di Ripa d'Orcia. We stayed in the B&B accommodation. The views are fantastic, the rooms clean, spacious and well renovated. The service was also spot on - friendly family style and not overbearing. There is a lovely small pool, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the view. We also ate at the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We loved the serenity and peacefulness of this castle. It had stunning views from the top of the hill and excellent breakfasts. They make their own wine which is delicious as is their olive oil. The pool is lovely and the room was superb, with lots of character. Excellent value!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Yes the castle is off the beaten track, but we knew that upon booking. It is a small holding with original 700 year old buildings. There are mod cons such as wifi, toilet, bidet, hot & cold running water, heating, 2 burner gas stove, small fridge & comfy beds.... Only negative was the tiny shower.... Hubby is 6'4" (195cm) so... More 

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Carlisle, Cumbria, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Had one of the best holidays ever at this beautiful castle with husband and 18 year old daughter. The setting is idyllic, especially the pool area which we had to ourselves most of the time. We had apartment 6 in the Guard's House which was everything you would expect of rooms in a castle; not spoilt by modernisation but the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

NOTE: This "when did you travel?" function won't let me put in correct date -- May 2006 About six years ago, my parents, sister and I went to Italy. I had recently graduated with an Art History degree and having always longed for an Italian excursion, never-mind that my family is BIG on traveling, it seemed like a perfect choice.... More 

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Redmond, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

It is regrettable that some people have posted comments which may lead potential visitors to skip the wonderful experiences possible at Castello di Ripa d'Orcia. My husband, teenage daughter, and I stayed for 7 nights in a self-catering apartment here. Ripa d'Orcia is both a lovely place to stay and a working venture with products including extra virgin olive oil,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The owner/operator is as unfriendly as they come. Don't expect luxury accommodation or hospitality. The rooms do not have air conditioning, nor a refrigerator. There is a list of rules posted in the washroom. A reminder to pay and what you owe is posted on your door on the eve of your departure. The view from the rooms is lovely... More 

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ginobiro, Proprietario at Castello di Ripa d'Orcia, responded to this review

DREAMS AND REALITY. The dream of a luxury accommodation, which nobody here never promised or sold, is the main cause of this fake and incorrect review. (Just to give an example we believe that these two gentlemen can’t read their language properly given that the notes, those they are referring to, contain totally different information from what they have written... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

ok to be far the outlook was gorgeous but in all fairness you could be anywhere in this region and have a fantastic view. I found the property to be slightly rundown. the room was huge but had a strange feel about it. The bathrooms weren't clean and the towels were horrible like drying myself with a sheet or table... More 

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ginobiro, Proprietario at Castello di Ripa d'Orcia, responded to this review

We do thank you for the nice and true words against us and we do emphasize that these words are far from the truth and reality : these ….. gentlemen’s goal is to damage us and our activity for the ONLY REASON that the property didn’t allow them to visit the MAIN TOWER (both private and not open to the... More 

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