Lovely hotel in perfect setting right in the heart of Pienza, ideal for strolling out into the town with its variety of shops, bars, restaurants & trattorias. The hotel is within the walled city so it is lovely to be able to walk straight out into the narrow streets and soak up the atmosphere. However the lack of available parking elsewhere at busy times does make it difficult. At the time of our visit they were busy changing a lot of the free parking areas to pay and display/ restricted parking! The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, although the small desk in the foyer which served as the reception area was a little surprising for a hotel of this calibre. The bedrooms were large & comfortable, with the added bonus of tea & coffee making facilities. The meal which we had in the outside restaurant was lovely, with good food, beautifully presented and served. We were given a fantastic candlelit table with a view over the Pienza countryside which was absolutely amazing! The restaurant was set beautifully, with a mixture of candlelight and lamps which made the atmosphere really special, but unfortunately when it goes really dark you cannot see what you are eating which is a shame as the food was served so beautifully! However when we mentioned this to the very helpful waiter he brought us a bowl full of candles(obviously we weren't the first!) Worth bearing in mind if you have a table with a view!
The pool and outside areas of the hotel were somewhat disappointing. The pool itself seemed not very clean and the garden areas rather neglected, which was a shame as they had obviously been well set out and given some attention, could have made such a difference to the overall impression of the hotel. I agree with the comments from other reviews that the hotel appears a little tired. Compared to the two other 4* Relais hotels we stayed in during our trip to Tuscany, the Chiostro seems to have a little something missing from that magic recipe!
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- Also Known As:
- Il Chiostro Di Pienza Hotel Pienza
- Il Chiostro Di Hotel Pienza
- Pienza Il Chiostro Di