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“Go during the harvest” 3 of 5 stars
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Villa Nottola
S.S. 326 | Loc. Nottola 15, Montepulciano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #9 of 40 Montepulciano B&B and Inns
Amelia Island, Florida
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“Go during the harvest”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Villa Nottola is a very well kept winer & agritourismo just east of Montepulciano. We booked room #22 for four days in mid-May, 2013. Julia greeted us and showed us to our room which is in an adjacent building (the restaurant makes up the ground floor) up a flight of outside stairs to a locked door (a key for this is on the key ring). It brings you to a hallway that goes completely dark when the door closes behind you. You must tap the dimly lighted switch nearby to get any light. A skylight would really help here. The room was spacious and the bathroom was enormous even by US standards. The double windows overlooked the valley to the north. There were only two other couples staying there at the time but we never really got the opportunity to meet them since they too were taking all-day trips in the surrounding area. The morning breakfast opens at 8 AM and is very nice. I was surprised to see that a machine is used to generate your coffee, which was not very good. Hot tea was handled by a server – a better choice.
Julia gave us a private wine tasting of three of Villa Nottola’s wines, explaining each wine’s history. The restaurant was excellent even considering we were among the only patrons on our first night there. Try the pasta with asparagus and pecorino cheese – absolutely amazing dish!
The weather was bad during our stay (rain, cold, wind) and the winery was not in operation since the busy time is in the fall. Needless to say the beautiful pool surrounded by olive trees went unused. We returned to our room each evening to avoid driving the Tuscany roads at night. Our room had very poor lighting (low wattage florescent bulbs) making it almost impossible to read in the evenings. On the plus side, there is a self-service laundry in nearby Montepulciano Statione (3 km drive). The only wifi access is in the wine shop/breakfast area. We decided to check out 2 days early to find a hotel with walking distance to a town center/piazza and choose Pienza (separate review to follow on that forum).
Villa Nottola would be a good choice during the harvest, especially if there are lots of other guests there. I would suggest that you consider one of the apartments instead of a room. Perhaps the lighting is better there.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The location is outside Montalcino and is not convenient for the first time traveller. Even our Italian coach driver had to ask a few people before he made it to the agriturismo. The pathways around the reception area are filled with stones and pebbles making it almost impossible to cart your bags. And if your room is on the fist floor like mine was, you have a serious logistics problem on hand. The approach to the room thru a long, dark ally was dingy and the rooms though big are quite ordinary-even for an agritursimo. Breakfast is simple but adequate. The two ladies on duty were extremely friendly, if not as efficient. You need to give an extra day to get accustomed to this place!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Located in the outskirts of pretty town of Montepulciano, this agriturismo/winery/hotel is the perfect place to stay and appreciate Tuscanian wine, food and surroundings. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Room (we had suite) is spacious and the furniture an appliances are of the highest standards. The only thing that bothered us a little bit was the radiators in the room which were electrical rather than hot water based, with all pros and cons coming with it.

Room Tip: Suites are worth paying a bit extra
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kenora, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed here for two nights in September. The rooms were very spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The location is very quiet and was actually very easy to find and is a short drive to Montepulciano. We ate in the restaurant and the food and service was excellent although we were the only people in there. The breakfast was good with a nice selection of cold items as well as bread for making toast. They were harvesting the grapes so we were unable to take a wine tour offered at the B & B. They don't start serving breakfast until 8:30 which is a bit late for us and the office didn't open until 9:00 so if you need to leave early checkout the night before. Nice place to stay.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We stayed at Villa Nottola for 3 nights in July. It is located a perfect location to explore all the nearby towns. The restaurant there has great food for both lunch and dinner. Our room was clean and comfortable and there was air conditioning unit in the room. The wine and olive oil they produce are excellent and we were able to taste many wines before deciding which bottles to take home with us. They also have tours of their cellars but we did not have enough time to do that. Great place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

This is a beautiful estate in a more laid back part of Tuscany. The swimming pool area is gorgeous as are the grounds and rooms. One couple had a deluxe room with a very large bathroom and a/c plus American coffee for a fee. I think our room was considered a suite; essentially an extra room that had a small range and refrigerator, table and chairs, and another chair. We never figured out the a/c in our room but the night breeze was cool enough even though it was very hot days. The staff is friendly and the wines are great. The onsite restaurant has good food and we also ate at two restaurants in walking distance that were great (Osteria Nottola and La Loggetta). The breakfast is well above average. 5-10 minute drive to Montepulciano which is great for restaurants, shopping and just enjoying walking through the city. Surrounding roads are a little busy but I found a side road for jogging/walking. Definitely recommend asking for the tasting of the estate's wines!

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms seem to be a good value
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marshfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

We stayed at Villa Nottola as recommended by our Travel Agent. It was fabulous! Everything is there; restaurant, pool, winery, but most of all nice people. Giulia, Laura, Margherita, Anna, Claudio, and Christiano couldn't be nicer. They made the stay. It was also very close to the hospital which, unfortunately we had to use. Nottola's wines are outstanding as is the Vin Santo, which became a nightly ritual. And the restaurant was fantastic. Christiano prepared a Chianina Florentine Bistecca for us and it was indescribably delicious. The best steak I have ever had in my lifetime. Villa Nottola is also convenient to many other towns in the area all of which we visited from our "home" at Nottola....Montepulciano, Montepulciano Stazione, Sinalingua, Acquaviva, Pienza, Montalcino, Montichiello, Sienna, Cortona.

We hated to leave, but will be back again someday. For now we relive our memories of the Villa Nottola very often.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: S.S. 326 | Loc. Nottola 15, Montepulciano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Montepulciano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #9 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Montepulciano
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Number of rooms: 18
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