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“Will definitely be back” 5 of 5 stars
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Meuble il Riccio
via Talosa 21, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy   |  
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Complimentary bottle of wine
Ranked #1 of 29 hotels in Montepulciano
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Will definitely be back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

All the wonderful reviews are true, this place has old world charm and is located right next to Piazza Grande. Why would you stay anywhere else?

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and made several stops throughout Italy. Montepulciano as a town, and il Riccio were our absolute favorites from the trip and we are already talking about when we can go back. We did not rent a car since we stayed 4 nights and found a driver for 2 days when we wanted to travel out of the town to wineries in Montepulcian and Florence. The only con is the expensive taxi ride from the Chiusi train station (40-50 euros), it is cheaper from Montepulciano train station if you're going in that direction (~25 euros).

Gio and Ivanna greeted us and even gave us some leftovers of breakfast (she makes all the tarts herself and they are DELICIOUS) and coffee since we had been traveling since early in the morning and hadn't eaten. They are so helpful and made us dinner reservations everynight and directions (make reservations to all the restaurants early, they fill up fast!!)

We stayed in the Superior Room on the 1st floor with GORGEOUS views over the valley. It is definitely worth it to get a room with a view here, it is absolutely breathtaking. I read that rooms on the 1st floor are renovated, I can't speak for the upstairs rooms but ours was definitely updated very recently. It was spacious and clean, with a fairly large sized bathroom for European standards. There is also wifi in every room. We had originally wanted a balcony, but they weren't available (and we booked months in advance), but lucikly the hotel has a rooftop with tables that were lovely to sit at and drink wine and eat cheese, while getting to meet some of the other hotel guests. While we loved walking around the town and visiting wineries, we really enjoyed just sitting in our room overlooking the views or drinking wine on the roof. It was such a peaceful and beautiful place to stay.

Definitely recommend staying here, its a relaxing and charming place that's worth all of the good reviews it's gotten.

Room Tip: Superior room with a view of the valley or balcony if you're splurging
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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meubleilricciohotel, Proprietario at Meuble il Riccio, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Dear Molly F,
I'm pleased you enjoyed our hospitality and I'm happy that you choose our location for your honeymmon. Definitely we will wait you next time.
Ciao! Ciao!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We recently stayed at Meuble il Riccio for our honeymoon. Simona, one of the owners, was amazingly helpful and kind throughout our stay. When we were shown to our room, we were amazed at the view. They have under 10 rooms in the entire property, but you are close to many of the restaurants and attractions Montepulciano has to offer.

Driving around the town can be tough, but they offer you a parking permit a couple hundred feet away from the hotel. Try to pack light if you drive in, wheeling your luggage down cobblestone streets is tough!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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meubleilricciohotel, Proprietario at Meuble il Riccio, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Danzaman,
we are honored that you have spent the honeymoon at Meublè.
We must do our best for our guests and we are glad that you enjoyed this.
We will wait you next time.
Arrivederci!
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I cannot speak highly enough of the il Riccio. The charm, the cleanliness, the hospitality was all exceptional! Montepuluciano is the most beautiful of all the hill towns and the il Riccio sits atop the hill. The view from our window was lovely but it was breathtaking from the roof top terrace. Room size was what to be expected in Italy and very comfortable. They Gio and Ivanah go out of their way to make your experience a great one., very warm people; One morning I asked about music and he cranked up the old phonograph with a record that belonged to his grandfather - I loved it! Another evening we returned with wine we purchased and they gave us an opener and wine glasses so we could enjoy it on the rooftop. Whiile they do charge for breakfast, it is worth it. Very tasty not to mention convenient. Italy is not cheap and you wouldn't be able to purchase a breakfast for that amount at the restaurant (coffee alone!). Given the reasonable price of the rooms - breakfast is a real deal. Yes, the bigger ones give it for free but it is not nearly as good or cozy. They have the rooftop as well as an atrium and sitting area in the main room. Rustic and authentic furnishings. We had difficulty finding the hotel at first but that was our fault for not having a good map and a gps does not work in any hill town.

Love il Riccio and cannot see how anyone could not! Gracia to our host and hostess!!

Room Tip: request a room with a view but keep in mind there will be a series of steps.
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  • Stayed October 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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meubleilricciohotel, Proprietario at Meuble il Riccio, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Dear Truetoherself,
we are very honor to be for you "the best". We work hard to give a good impression to our guests and leave a beautiful memory. It seems that we have succeeded with you and for us it is a great professional and personal satisfaction.
Grazie mille.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Right off the main piazza at the very top of this hilltop wine-town, the Mueble il Riccio is definitely a "find". Our Superior Room had a balcony with a stunning view over the tile rooftops of Montepulciano and the Tuscan countryside. Very comfortable, well-appointed room. Quiet. The common-room where breakfast is served feels like the main room of an old villa. It is a very open, airy room, with natural lighting. Homemade breakfast pastries baked by hostess Ivana are delicious! The host couple live on-site, and this is very apparent from the care and professionalism with which they run their small inn. Gio welcomes guests to "my home" on arrival. He and Ivana obviously take great pride in their establishment and making their guests feel comfortable and "at-home".
A highlight of our stay was a picnic lunch on our balcony, complete with the famous local Vino Nobile wine.

Room Tip: spring for a "Superior". View is worth it.
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  • Stayed October 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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meubleilricciohotel, Proprietario at Meuble il Riccio, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear Guest,
you described your stay in a wonderful way. We have nothing to add, and we are happy to have wonderful guests like you. Picnic lunch on balcony is a good idea.
We will wait you again.
Thank you and Arrivederci.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Spent 2 days with Gio and Ivana on our 40 Anniversary. Our room was magnificent, overlooking the valley and the city. Room has been recently upgraded and was very well appointed. Ivana baked fresh pastries each morning for breakfast. They both couldn't do enough to make our stay memorable. Our visit to Tuscany lasted 2 weeks and clearly our hotel in Montepulciano was by far the best. I have attached views from our room and morning breakfasts. You won't go wrong here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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meubleilricciohotel, Proprietario at Meuble il Riccio, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Dear Jcoxone,
I'm very happy that you had good time with us here at the Meublè IL RICCIO and I'm glad you enjoyed our hospitality. Next time you decide to come to visit Montepulciano we will welcome you again!
Ciao! Ciao!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We have been coming back to Meuble il Riccio for many years now and we have never been disappointed. It is located at the top of Montepulciano on a side street just off the piazza. This historic property has been beautifully renovated and just recently they have added 5 newly renovated rooms. No attention to detail was overlooked. All the rooms are beautifully appointed and very comfortable. There are beautiful views from the rooms and also from the rooftop deck - a must see. The breakfast is sumptuous, located in the beautiful reception room, with delicious Italian coffee - espresso, cappuccino or americano. Gio and Ivana are wonderful hosts and make everyone feel welcome. Gio is an accomplished photographer so check out his photographs. The paintings were done by his father. When we come here we know we can relax because it feels like we are coming home.

  • Stayed October 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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meubleilricciohotel, Proprietario at Meuble il Riccio, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear Marjorie T,
thank you very much for your opinion. Is always a pleasure to have you here with us. Our home is your home. We are waiting for the next time, hoping to show a novelty.
Ciao! Ciao!
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We had an OK stay at this hotel. We've been to Italy several times and this trip has been over 5 weeks long. We enjoyed Montepulciano and the location of Meuble ll Riccio is very good indeed. The hotel is in a historic building which gives it great character, but lacks some creature comforts. Our room was clean, but smal,l and the bathroom was very small. We had some problems with water pressure in the mornings. It can be a long walk from their parking location and up a flight of stairs - it was no problem for us, but anyone with walking issues might have trouble. I felt the 8E breakfast was overpriced, but of course you don't have to purchase the breakfast. We've stayed in over 20 inns, hotels and b&b's this trip and I would rate this hotel was average to good in comparison.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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meubleilricciohotel, Proprietario at Meuble il Riccio, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,
thank you for your opinion. We work very hard to improve the quality of your stay here at Meublè IL RICCIO and we do our best for our guests. Unfortunately, some defects not depend on us but from the structure: the stairs, the measurement of the standard rooms, the size of the bathrooms. For this we made available to our guests THE NEW RICCIO SUITE. Two different facilities with different quality and comfort. So that you can choose the room you prefer.
Hope to see you next time.
Arrivederci.
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Address: via Talosa 21, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Montepulciano
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 29 hotels in Montepulciano
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Caroti family is delighted to announce the opening of another new place to stay called "Riccio Suite" on the first floor of the family's palace where, on the second floor there is the "Meublè il Riccio" which has been open twenty-eight years ago.The "Riccio Suite" has five beautiful bedrooms with panoramic view and old fashion Tuscan style furniture. ... more   less 
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