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“Exceeded Expectations” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Cicolina
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Provinciale 11, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels in Montepulciano
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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Exceeded Expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After a fantastic week in Lucca and Cinque Terre where we had fabulous accommodations in beautiful places, we wondered if Villa Cicolina could live up to our expectations. The short answer is, Yes! We arrived almost warily at Villa Cicolina in the pouring rain. The staff immediately came out with umbrellas and collected us and our bags, parked our car for us, then escorted us to our lovely room (which was larger and nicer than the one I reserved). My wife was under the weather and the staff went out if its way to help with a prescription for her, which immediately got her back in the groove, which was a good thing because by the morning she declared that the breakfast, including the amazing spread, the presentation, and the gorgeous dining room, was the best she ever had. The villa, and its grounds and pool, is exquisite, with stunning views. The service is exceptional. This really is the Tuscan dream experience. Villa Cicolina ended up being the perfect place to end out Italian vacation. We were very, very sad to leave.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This hotel was one of the best hotels I've ever been to. This hotel is more like a charming farmhouse, with a lot of character and warmth. It is set on beautiful grounds with an infinity pool, separate house (looks like a carriage house) for dining and food preparation, a cottage for a family or large party staying at the hotel, outdoor dining, and gardens to roam around in. It is far enough away from the main road so that you don't hear cars or traffic and is only a one mile walk to the city of Montepulciano (very charming town - I recommend going there for dinner). My husband and I were upgraded to a beautiful room that had views of the property on one side, and views of tuscan wine and olive fields on the other. The room had a king size bed, fire place, lots of windows, sitting chairs, and a huge bathroom with two sinks and a claw foot bathtub. It was a perfect room and setting for our honeymoon. The staff was wonderful and extremely accommodating and always had a smile on their face. We decided to take the villa's cooking class which was fun, but different than what we expected. We thought we would be taking a cooking class and learning how to make recipes and have multiple people in the class, however it was just my husband and I with the chef of the villa and we helped prepare dinner for the villa guests that night. It was fun but not what we expected. The restaurant was great, the food was delicious. I highly recommend this hotel. My husband and I will definitely visit Villa Cicolina in the future.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villacicolina, Owner at Villa Cicolina, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Dear Jessica,

thank you a lot for your beautiful review and considering Villa Cicolina as one of the best hotel where you ever stayed.

For that reason we hope to seeing you soon again.

Warm regards,
Villa Cicolina
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Athens, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

When we visited Tuscany unfortunately the weather was not so good and we did not have the chance to seat much outside, but the villa was very cozy and beautiful and the people so polite that compensated for the bad weather. The restaurant was also cozy, the food was delicious and the view from the rooms spectacular.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The villa is quaint with 11 rooms only. Views are lovely especially from the room. The gardens are exquisite, and the pool area also. Montepulciano is 2 kms away. I personally found the restaurant to be of good quality, but overrated from the reviews I had read. The only pity about the place is the fact that the via provinciale runs not far from the hotel and if one sleeps with the window open, you get woken up early by the odd noisy motorbike passing by.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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villacicolina, Owner at Villa Cicolina, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Dear Andre,

thanks a lot for your beautiful review and for considering Villa Cicolina a beautiful place.

We also appreciate you like the restaurant and we hope you can defenitely come back soon.

Best
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Chappaqua, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed at the Villa Cicolina while celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Everything about or stay was magical- the room the grounds, the pool the staff and of course the food. What a wonderful place to stay! The gracious staff went above and beyond to help make our stay special and memorable. I hope to be able to go back soon.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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villacicolina, Owner at Villa Cicolina, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Dear Jana

thank you very much for your beautiful review and for sharing it with all the TA community.

We are very proud that you consider Villa Cicolina as a perfect Tuscan experience and we hope to seeing you soon back again.

Regards,
Villa Cicolina's staff
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Holland, Michigan
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110 reviews 110 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

As part of our DigNGo bike tour we stayed 2 nights in this elegant & quaint Villa. EVERYTHING was 1st class from the service to the grounds to the food. Our Room (Le Pearle) was exquisite with large windows which let the cool fresh air of the scenic valley freshen up the sleeping area. The pool a area is amazing and the pool itself was a refreshing infinity pool. Wow! Highly recommend.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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villacicolina, Manager at Villa Cicolina, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your beautiful feedback and for sharing it with all the TA community.

Thank you for appreciating all the details we take care every day

We hope to seeing you soon again

Warm Regards,
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Villa Cicolina is a lovely old villa with a beautifully preserved interior. Set in Tuscan countryside, rolling hills, vineyards and olive trees, the property features the villa set in heavenly gardens full of scented roses and little hidden pockets perfect for relaxing with a quiet drink. We even saw a tiny hummingbird drinking from the flowers. The infinity pool is phenomenal looking over the hills.

Our room was beautiful, clean, smelling of fresh garden roses which were in a vase near one of windows. Open the shutters and you look out over the beautiful gardens, the countryside and can see monte publicans on the hill in the distance, just amazing. The room was spacious and quaint with sloping wood beamed ceiling. The bed was of the European 2 beds pushed together and made up as a king which usually I don't like but I have to say the bed was super comfy and I slept really well, I love the bed! The bathroom is small but in keeping with the beautifully restored historical building and the shower head over the huge bath tub, while gentle in terms of water pressure, provided ample steady temperature hot water and was very relaxing.

Service at Villa Cicolina was very special. Alijah was there to welcome us when we arrived, driving up the long driveway bordered with cottage flowers. She was lovely and very helpful, showing us to our room, parking our car for us, taking our suitcases up 3flights of stairs to our room and organising coffees when we enquired where to get coffee as we were tired after our flight. By the way, villa cicolina coffee is superb! Aliyah was ready with suggestions for dinners nearby and sites to see which was tremendously helpful.

There is a little restaurant on site with a set menu on site opposite reception and we ate there, the food was delicious and good value, as was the wine. My only complaint is that I wish they had offered ice cream or cream with the delicious chocolate fondant at dessert. Service at dinner was efficient. Breakfast is a buffet and plentiful with cereals, juices, yoghurts, salami, prosciutto, cheese, breads, pastries, cakes, huge selection of delicious honeys, jams, fresh fruits and of course fabulous coffees made to order as you like. There is no hot component but there are eggs if you wish to boil them to your liking in the little boiler, very nice, and you don't need a hot breakfast with the ample spread of cold breakfast goodies.

I love Villa Cicolina with it's magical gardens, gorgeous location and comfy beds and hope we come back soon. Don't come here if you want cold, hi tech, minimalistic, modern five star hotel accom but if you want a wonderful stay that you will always treasure, in a gorgeous, beautifully maintained Tuscan villa looked after by Alijah and Sayed in those magical gardens within minutes drive of montepulciano, then you must stay at Villa Cicolina

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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villacicolina, Manager at Villa Cicolina, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your beautiful feedback and for appreciating Villa Cicolina.

Thank you also for the detailed description of the villa and our services and for sharing it with all the TA community.

We are very proud of your beautiful description and we hope to seeing you soon back at Villa Cicolina.

Warm Regards,
Villa Cicolina's staff
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Additional Information about Villa Cicolina

Address: Provinciale 11, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Montepulciano
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels in Montepulciano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Cicolina 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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