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“We didn't want to leave!” 5 of 5 stars
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Siena House
Localita Pietrabianca 140 | Podere San Carlo, 53049 Torrita di Siena, Italy   |  
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Singapore, Singapore
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“We didn't want to leave!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This B&B was a real highlight of our honeymoon - we preferred it even compared to our castle stay in Florence and big name hotels like the St. Regis in Rome! Our room, Montepulciano, was absolutely gorgeous; and we loved the communal living room (where guests could warm themselves and roast chestnuts by the fireplace), the beautiful little interior design touches (like Amanda's paintings in each room) and the lovely garden area (with its hammock and friendly house cat!)

Amanda and Malvin are so incredibly hospitable! One highlight was definitely the homemade breakfasts, which were a veritable feast of homemade breads, jams, cappuccinos, yoghurts, fruit cups and Malvin's daily baking - everything from vanilla Portuguese tarts to the most decadent brownies. Amanda and Malvin were always on hand to give excellent day out suggestions and help with bookings - their 'Cheat Sheet' with GPS coordinates to nearby towns and attractions was a real godsend! When my husband and I bought a lamp from an antique shop in Arezzo, Malvin and Amanda even went out of their way to help us communicate with the shop owner, who couldn't speak perfect English, and helped us to follow up even when our stay had ended.

In short, everything was simply perfect and we never wanted to leave! Loveliest B&B ever!

  • 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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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Immediately upon entering the Siena House, we felt both welcome and honored. Malvin inquired about our trip and poured a glass of prosecco which we enjoyed. The generosity, quality and ability to see things from the guests perspective is truly what makes our experience a "must do again"!

The outside views are as they say here bellisimo! Inside is keenly decorated with Amanda's artwork and Superior style. If you're worried about getting around, don't be, Malvin gave us a gps along with a list of great local places to try both to experience the culture, to eat and to enjoy. Further there is a great iphone app that permits you to speak English and it will translate for you verbally in Italian. Many folks speak English here anyway.

Although this BB is nestled in a lush country side, it is located between both north and south and east and west main motorways so once we got used to the traffic circles (not many traffic lights here) it was no problem for us to drive from Venice to get here or to the Uffizzi once we got here. But there is plenty to do close by this dynamo. Our two favorite spots so far Pienza and Arezzo.

The owners here are foodies like us so we enjoyed eating at Forcillo and IL Fornacino but you won't be sorry with the breakfasts at this B&B- fresh out of the garden herbs, fruit, breakfast cakes, prosciutto parma not to mention the amazing cappuccino YES refills!! That's all for now!!!

  • Stayed November 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We are now just back home in Australia having spent the last three weeks in Italy. We wanted to take the time writing our review for Siena House, to give it the justice it deserves. To put you in perspective, we booked Siena House (Cortona Room) over a year before we stayed there and based the rest of our three week trip around our much anticipated 5 days at Siena House, celebrating our anniversary and the first trip together without children in 15 years! Our 'stay' at Siena House was actually an amazing 'experience' - all thanks to the wonderful and unique service, hospitality and atmosphere so cleverly and seemingly effortlessly provided by our very special hosts Malvin and Amanda. Each day culminated in a wondrous journey through reconnection with nature, beauty, landscapes, aromas, feasts, wines, art, exploring, resting, walking, cooking, eating, laughing, napping, new friends, fireside night caps, simply delicious homemade gourmet breakfast delights, recipe exchanges, history, geography, languages,writing, reading and romancing...AND... that's before we even ventured away, out of Siena House! It was all this..and so much more. Many have described the stunning beauty of the location, the jaw-dropping villa and Amanda's clever and artful interior decorating, Malvin's dedication to his cooking and ingredients and their garden, his helpful GPS, and all their spot-on daily suggestions and bookings, making each day a sure-fire great experience at whatever pace you are at that day. In hindsight, we realised we didn't thank Malvin and Amanda enough for so many extra little services which they both quietly attended to and provided, ensuring our holiday was seemless. We will always hold a very unique memory of Siena House, and that was on our last night...we all cooked up an Aussie BBQ on the wood-fired weber, under the sparkling stars and shared the meal with Amanda, Malvin, little Scarlett and some other guests, Tuscany-style over a fabulous evening with some great local Brunelli wine! And of course, we purchased the meat from the world-famous butcher and restaurant on the cattle property nearby (we have reviewed this separately!).Thankyou Amanda and Malvin and Scarlett - you have all left a little bit of Tuscany in us..and I know our paths will cross again at Siena House. Our warmest wishes, Anna and Mark xxx (ps - the saffron harvest looks great...Mark was thrilled to see the pics!!)

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Siena House at the recommendation of a friend who had been there and loved it the year prior. So glad that told us about this absolutely LOVELY place. We didnt know very much about various locations in Tuscany when we booked our various hotels during our trip, but we know see how this location is absolutely perfect! Very easy to get to from the Pisa Airport and Florence, easy to Siena, and super close and easy to so many beautiful towns (do not miss Montepulicano and Montalcino). And the views are astounding in the entire area, including from the house. The property is insanely beautiful.

Malvin and Amanda simply couldnt be better hosts. I was entirely blown away by their level of care, thoughtfulness and hospitality. There are only four rooms here so the setting is intimate and they spend as much (or as little) time helping you as you need. Their preprogrammed GPS are GENIUS.

If you are considering staying here, seriously dont think twice. You will get everything for a magical trip here. Magical.

We stayed in the Siena room and it was lovely.

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My boyfriend and I arrived at Siena House after 4 hours of intense driving. As soon as we were greeted by Malvin and started to get a glimpse of what the place looked like, we knew it was what we were after.... Countryside, countryside and more countryside - away from cars, noise etc.
As we were shown into our beautiful room, we were welcomed with a bottle of champagne along with some cold cuts and cheese! Amanda & Malvin made us feel very welcome from the start - we took our champers in the garden and sat on deck chairs and admired the view! Wow!! That was all we needed! Lots of outdoor space to sit and relax in! Breakfast every morning was super - home made delicious food every day - ! Amanda & Malvin - thank you so very much for making Tuscany perfect - thanks for the co-ordinates too :) Lex & Rob

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

It is impossible to describe how wonderful Siena House is. You feel like home but with 5-star hotel amenities.

The room is so nice and big. The views are amazing!! The king size bed together with the silence of the property give the nights you wish for.

Breakfast is delicious and Malvin prepares everything thinking about every details. The food is just perfect!!

The location is also great. You are close to every town you want to meet but far enough to the noise of the streets.

Finally, it is worth to mention that they have a kitchen where you can make some snacks and enjoy their house wine.

Do not hesitate to stay at Siena House. It is by far the best place I have ever stayed!!

  • Stayed September 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
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Would give it a 6 out of 5 if it was possible. Great location and fantastic hospitality. The house is beautiful and has a good selection of amenities. The food offered was all homemade and delicious. Both Malvyn and Amanda were extremely friendly and helpful in providing maps and recommendations to do around the area. Could not recommend the place more. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 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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Also Known As:
Siena House Hotel Torrita Di Siena
Siena House Hotel
Siena House Province Of Siena/Torrita Di Siena, Italy
Address: Localita Pietrabianca 140 | Podere San Carlo, 53049 Torrita di Siena, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Torrita di Siena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Torrita di Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely old Tuscany on the outside, easy modern living within. Playful, functional and comfortable. Imagine the dream home that Holly Golightly and Peter Rabbit might share... and you've got the feel of the place ... more   less 
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