Through a guidebook recommendation, my wife and I contacted Gio, who was kind and helpful in directing us from our home in Pisa (US Gov't employees) to a parking lot at the edge of town. There, Gio picked us up and our luggage and took us to the Meuble. Gio helped us settle into the Riccio Suite and provided us with helpful information on Montepulciano's best restaurants and wine tasting areas. Gio even helped us with reservations.
The hotel itself is steeped in history, several centuries old and restored to its former glory. We stayed in the Riccio Suite, easily the finest room in the house. The comfort, views and amenities are all spectacular. With a bottle of local wine and some bread, there really is no need to leave this room as the balcony offers a wonderful view of Tuscany and an interior loft sitting area (accessible via spiral staircase) offers additional charm. However, I do encourage all to take the short strolls from the Meuble into Montepulciano. This room is more expensive than the others but worth every cent. Exiting this room takes you directly to the breakfast area. Breakfast is European style but easily satisfies an American appetite.
A 1-minute stroll through a historical district from the Meuble took us to Montepulciano's Piazza Grande and the center of this city. The hotel location is as good as it gets in this area.
The only recommendation for improvement that I could find was that the television did not work well. This is by no means a negative; looking out the balcony is far more entertaining than any show on television.
This is among the finest hotels in Tuscany.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Meuble Il Riccio Hotel Montepulciano
- Meuble Il Riccio Montepulciano
- Hotel Meuble Il Riccio