This hotel was a very nice surprise. We are giving it 5 stars because of the quality of the hotel and staff in relation to the price we paid. This hotel is not the Ritz or a Peninsula. But it is a very nice place to stay.
We picked this hotel because of its location between Montalcino [1/2 hour] and Montepulciano [15 minutes]. Very easy to find along the main road in Pienza. The hotel is run by Anarita [mom] and Nicola [her son]. Dad’s in the background, but very quite. Anarita and Nicola are charming and helpful. You could not ask for more in a hotel or staff. We will certainly return to this hotel and use it as a base to enjoy the nearby attractions in the future. Please realize that you can see everything [and I mean EVERYTHING] in Pienza in less than 2 hours. For my perspective, Pienza itself is not a place that would require an extended stay [unless your intent is to relax]. But there are more than enough things to do within an hour’s drive to make this hotel a very good option as a central base.
The exterior of the hotel looks exactly like the online photos.
We were upgrade to a suite with a separate living room and bedroom. Bathroom had a Jacuzzi tub. The décor was very simple. Everything was super clean. Bed was comfortable. Linens were crisp. Free locked parking under hotel. Free Wi Fi. Breakfast was included and okay [nothing special].
There’s a spa that’s open during the summer season and they are presently adding another building of rooms in the back. Some suites have kitchenettes that may be perfect for an extended stay. Family that owns hotel also runs the adjoining restaurant which I also recommend.
We stayed in room 202 which is right above the main road and a café. Road noise and café noise might be a problem for a light sleeper, but not for us. They had heavy double-paned windows to cut down the noise. If you are a light sleeper, maybe you want to ask for a quieter room in the back of hotel.
I recommend this hotel. Enjoy your stay.