Laura and her husband are the ideal hosts. It is more like staying with family friends. We arrived late at night after a long drive from Calais. I had researched several B&B depending on where we could reach. Our preference dictated by the fact we wanted to use the train to travel into Florence the next day. So we arrived and were lost in Pistoia, a quick phone call and Laura sent her husband to collect us from the train station which we had managed with sat nav help to find.
We were hot and tired and greeted with a lovely house, friendly poodle and real concern for our well being. After a quick cup of coffee, it was time for bed.
Next morning the breakfast was huge - needless to say there was plenty of choice and the quality was excellent. Off we went to Florence - don't bother stay in Pistoia - the crowds in Florence will get you down very quickly and the streets are in so uneven you really do have to look where you are putting each foot step.
We really enjoyed our stay and will be returning. A lovely family run business which really knows and cares about its guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Montebuono è un piccolo B&B del 1700 situato nella campagna Toscana a soli 3 Km. dal centro storico di Pistoia, in una casa colonica ristrutturata dai proprietari, rispettando le caratteristiche tipiche dell'epoca. Le principali città d'arte come : Firenze, Lucca, Pisa,Siena e le spiagge della Versilia sono raggiungibili in circa 40 minuti. Il parco di Pinocchio e le Terme di Montecatini e Monsummano si raggiungono in circa 20 minuti e lo Zoo di Pistoia è a 5 minuti dalla struttura. La gestione di tipo familiare, le camere accoglienti e arredate in stile, il giardino curato con la piscina a disposizione degli ospiti, l'ambiente tranquillo e la calda accoglienza riservata a chi soggiorna nel B&B fanno di Montebuono, a detta di chi vi ha già soggiornato un piccolo angolo di Paradiso. ... more less