This B&B has the most beautiful location. The whole of Siena just spreads in front of your eyes. The building is bit dull but the inside has been decorated with taste, lovely furniture and lovely decoration, with only 8 rooms its has a really nice family feel to it. We had a very nice room, (lavender) with a window opening onto the view. Great infinity pool. The room is spacious, may be one piece of furniture could go but it's perfectly fine when its comes to value for money. Breakfast is gorgeous on large shared table outside. You need a car (which you do anyway in Tuscany) , free parking just outside. it takes 5 minutes to get to one of the car parks at the bottom of Siena. The San Francesco one is best has it has an escalator to get into the town. Our only issue was with the owner, she is a nice lady but it doesn't feel like she is enjoying what she does ( meeting people and sharing your love of your region is essential if managing a B&B) Breakfast is served only from 9am which can be a bit late when you want to go exploring, you can ask to have it earlier but it feels strange. The owner does not really help create an ambiance with all the guest especially at breakfast where it would be nice if she started people on different conversations about what they did, saw the day before. Its a shame as you feel not completely welcome... I will add a caveat here, her English is pretty basic (her french is better) so it might just be that she's not confident enough to interact with people, may be!? its a shame Overall great place, clean, fab location and one of the rare options to be very close to Siena and to have a swimming pool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Podere la Strega is a beautifully restored farmhouse ideally positioned on top of a hill overlooking the historic city of Siena. Our guests are able to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Tuscan countryside whilst being located only 3 kms away from the centre of Siena. ... more less
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