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“We had to return” 5 of 5 stars
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via Talosa 21, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy   |  
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“We had to return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Last year we stayed with Gio and Ivana, who took great care of me during a bout with the flu. I was so humbled by their caring that we had to go back and see them during our most recent trip. It was like coming home to family. Their B&B is charming, comfortable and welcoming. Ivana makes the most delicious breakfast and cappuccinos with a smile. We brought a small gift of a hedgehog (or Riccio) statue; I will never forget the look of joy on Ivana's face. We know we can always come back and visit and feel so welcomed. This is a great property, well run with an incredible location and Ivana's pastry. If you're going to stay in Montepulciano. don't stay anywhere else. If our travels take us back to Italy again, we will certainly stop to see our friends!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the valley...the views are incredible.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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, June 8, 2013
Dear beachgirlamy,
we remeber you very well. As you said in your review, "we had to return" we respond: we are waiting you with infinite pleasure.Thank you for your post and take care of you.
Ciao Ciao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

We could not have been happier with Meuble Il Riccio. The view from our room was incredible, and the town was wonderful, the staff friendly and inviting. I could not recommend the "Superior" room more highly!!!, highlight of our trip so far, it will be hard to beat!
David from Perth Australia

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, June 13, 2013
Dear DSparrow,
even if you stay only one day, we remember with pleasure of your wonderful family. We are delighted that your stay here was highlight of your trip.
Grazie and hope to see you soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I strongly recommend Meuble Il Riccio in Montepulciano, owned and operated by the Carota family. Signor "Gio" Carota is a jovial, gregarious gentleman; his wife la Signora Caroti is the embodiment of quiet graciousness and natural refinement. Together they manage this gorgeous small hotel with efficiency and skill. The hotel is perfectly located. Although the hotel lacks a restaurant for lunch and dinner, there are many places to eat within a short walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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, June 5, 2013
Dear Barry G,
Thank you for the title "simple the best"; as we wrote in a previous review we try to do the best for our guests. We will never stop to improve the quality of our small hotel.
Hope to see you next time.
Ciao Ciao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We loved Il Ricco... Gio, Ivana and the staff were great. Our oversized corner room (35) had the most amazing view of the valley and the city. Gio proved to be the perfect host when we needed an emergency dentist visit. Grazia Gio. Ivana's home baked goods were the best. Their restaurant recommendations were perfect.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, June 5, 2013
Dear Maria T,
we try to do the best for our guests. Sometimes they are happy sometimes a little less. But of course we are always at your disposal. In you case, we find a good dentist.
Thank you for your post and Arrivederci!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We learned of Meuble il Riccio from my brother who stayed and loved it two years ago. Rick Steves continues to recommend the B&B, and we even saw his picture in the breakfast room! The name means "hedgehog" and there are hundreds of hedgehogs throughout the lovely medieval home. Gio and Ivana are gracious hosts, and Ivana's homemade tarts on the breakfast bar are TO DIE FOR! Each day I found a new favorite. Our room, #33, was the nicest of all the rooms we enjoyed in 19 days in Europe. The bed was firm and comfortable, the entire property was clean-as-a-whistle, and the view from our balcony was surreal. We love the small hill town of Montepulciano, and hope to return. When we do, we will stay at Meuble il Riccio.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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, June 5, 2013
Dear drlynn525,
thanks for " bucket list" and everything that you described so detailed.
We are happy when our guests are happy.
Hope to see you soon.
Ciao! Ciao!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Saw hotel on a Rick Steves' TV show, and read up on it. We made a good choice. It was a great place to stay in Montepulciano. We had a room in the new wing. The view from our room (and bathroom) was fantastic. Our hosts were very friendly. The hotel is more like a B&B. Great small town to explore.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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, May 29, 2013
Dear NewOrleansBenmo,
we are glad that you have been well at Meublè IL RICCIO and you enjoy the town.
Yes is true: in a small town you may find great things to explore and to in a small hotel, great things to do.
Ciao Ciao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Il Riccio is situated in the heart of Montepulciano, a quick walk to anything in town you want to see or do. It is a lovely, old palace that has been lovingly and comfortably furnished by its caring owners. We were lucky enough to reserve one of the two superior rooms, and it truly was superior! The room had a very private balcony with a sweeping view over the city and out to the hills beyond. It was breath-taking! The bathroom is beautifully appointed and the bed was very comfortable. We slept soundly, since there was absolutely no noise at all, even though we were located near the breakfast room. And speaking of breakfast, the owner serves beautiful cakes that she bakes herself each evening. They are fresh and delicious! She is also more than happy to whip up a wonderful cappucino for you. We felt well-taken care of there, and when we left, we felt like we were leaving behind our new good friends.

Room Tip: We had one of the "superior" rooms. The view was astounding.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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, June 5, 2013
Dear jomama55,
we are very glad that your stay here at Meublè IL RICCIO was great. Yes! the superior rooms with the balcony have an edge over ... without diminishing the other rooms, there are for all tastes. But especially if you come back, the delicious cappuccino Ivana waiting for you.
Thank you and 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
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Montepulciano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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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