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La Bandita Townhouse
Corso Rossellino 111, 53026 Pienza, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 26 Pienza B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
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“What an amazing experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We just returned to New York this week, and of the five hotels my boyfriend and I visited in Italy, this was BY FAR the most amazing! Brand new hotel in the adorable and rustic town of Pienza. The hotel itself is very modern, yet manages to keep the charm of tuscan design. Our room was extremely spacious with a very comortable bed and a small balcony.

One of the best perks of the hotel (aside from the design) is the delicious food. We had our best meal in the restaurant on site- I would certianly recommend dining in for an evening if you stay!

We did not have a chance to visit the sister property La Bandita Barn- I have heard lovely things about that property as well and we hope to include it in our next visit to Tuscany!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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 May 1, 2013

My husband and I were on a road trip along the Italian coast but decided to stop over in Pienza for two nights. Without having booked any accommodation and quite exhausted, we arrived early evening at 'La Bandita Townhouse' and the moment Martina and Francesca welcomed us, we felt like 'arriving at good friend's fabulous home'. We were so lucky and got a room! We stayed for two nights in Pienza before moving further north and every minute was worthwhile. The room is modern, functional and well designed. The bathroom was so spacey, what a luxury! First night we stayed in for dinner because we were just too tired to go out, what a great decision! The team was so entertaining and yet attentive and professional and the 3-course dinner menu was a real great surprise! Delicious! We decided to stay for dinner the second night, why bother to explore when you got a great restaurant in the house!? Thanks to Chef David Mangan and his crew (Hi Mike!) we had a wonderful 4-course dinner experience again! Even if you feel full, you cant resist that fine and almost art like presented desert plate! Well done, John and team! We cant wait to come to Pienza again and this time we will book in advance just to ensure we definitely get a room as we are sure this fine boutique hotel will be fully booked all the time!! Ciao ragazzi!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We spent 3 nights at La Bandita Townhouse in Pienza over the Easter weekend, and had an incredible experience there. The rooms are designed in a pleasing contemporary way, which really suited us much better than lots of heavy brocade so often found in luxury Italian hotels. Providing coffee, tea, bottled water and non-alcoholic drinks free of charge was a really nice touch... And a fast wifi service was a God-send. Owners John and Ondine were gracious hosts. The staff - Francesca, Martina, Virginia, Mikey - were extremely helpful, putting great effort into ensuring we had a good stay, including finding us a table for lunch in Pienza without a booking during a very busy Easter Sunday afternoon. La Bandita Townhouse has a fantastic kitchen of their own. Head chef David kept literally dishing out one exquisite course after another. And sitting at the bar by the open kitchen allowed us to watch the cooking and learn about David's Scottish ancestry!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Bandita Townhouse

Address: Corso Rossellino 111, 53026 Pienza, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Pienza
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Pienza
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 12 room luxury boutique hotel inside the historic center of Pienza, a tiny UNESCO Heritage site village set in the rolling hills of southern Tuscany. ... more   less 
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