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“Charming, cozy hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Palazzuolo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Santa Caterina 43, 53027 San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy   |  
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“Charming, cozy hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Conveniently located Palazzuolo is a great place to unwind during a busy tour of Tuscany. The friendly, efficient staff immediately made us feel welcome and the property is full of family-style charm. We cooled off at the large, attractive pool that had many comfortable lounge chairs. Later our room's balcony provided a great vista of the countryside at dusk. Dinner on the restaurant's patio was a romantic delight and we enjoyed the local specialties -- especially stuffed eggplant. Also we appreciated our friendly server, Dolores. Breakfast in the morning provided a delicious start to get us back on the road to more marvels of Tuscany. Great value for price. Bottom line: a top recommendation.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Our stay in this hotel in May / June 2012 was very enjoyable. The new cook was on fine form with imaginative choices of Tuscan fare on offer at dinner - very well cooked and nicely presented. Breakfasts were also good: fresh fruit, yogurt, bread, preserves and cakes were all sampled and enjoyed. Cold meats, cheese and eggs were also on offer.
The staff were helpful and friendly at all times. Our bedroom was clean and comfortable (although in need of redecoration) with a new modern bathroom. No shortage of hot water, clean towels and other bathroom provisions.
We would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

My partner and I have just returned from staying at the Hotel Palazzuolo on a walking holiday in May 2012. During our visit the hotel was mainly used by British, German and Swedish tourists on walking, painting, and cycling holidays. As others have remarked, the hotel is situated only ten minutes walk from the lovely old town of San Quirico. It is also only 5 minutes walk from the local Co-op where you can buy a wide range of food and drink for picnics and snacks. The hotel itself is very good. It is clean, well run, and the staff are cheerful and very helpful indeed. In general, the food was plentiful and perfectly acceptable (although some guests had a different view occasionally). The hotel is situated on the edge of the countryside and has lovely views from some areas. In particular, there is a beautiful view from the Dining Room balcony as the sun sets over Montalcino. Our beds were comfortable, and the shower was wonderfully hot after a hard day of walking, although our room was rather small and tired. Some guests were disturbed by barking dogs at times, but then you can't prevent that in a rural community. Overall, this is a thoroughly good little hotel which is run by the Simonelli family (who make the local wine) in a relaxed but efficient way. It's a budget hotel, and hence you get what you pay for, but it's sound and reliable.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I stayed at the Hotel Palazzuolo in San Quirico on a walking holiday in May 2012. The hotel is just a ten minute walk away from the beautiful mediaeval centre of San Quirico, but feels as though it is out in the country. The views from the terrace over the swimming pool to the hill top town of Montalcino are superb.

The rooms are not spectacular, but they are comfortable and the bathrooms have been upgraded since I was last there. I slept well although some lighter sleeping companions were disturbed by local dogs barking into the night.

The food previously was OK, but with a new chef in place things were really good, with authentic Tuscan fare, nicely presented. The wine list is lengthy, but you can't do better than the local Orcia DOC wines produced by the family that own the hotel - the Simonelli's. There is a decent choice at the buffet breakfast, including fresh fruit, but some real fruit juice rather than diluted concentrate would have been welcomed.

Claudia and Anna on reception were really efficient and did all they could to look after the group I was with. Things in the restaurant sometimes got a bit busy when there were other groups staying, but service was always cheerful.

All in all, a comfortable relaxing stay - and the walking in the area is brilliant.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

I felt moved to write this review, my first on TA, after reading the negative reviews for this hotel. My husband and I were booked to stay here on a walking tour through Tuscany, which has been one of the best weeks of my life! This hotel was really quite nice: clean, comfortable rooms, gorgeous swimming pool with a view over the countryside and good wifi connection. Breakfast was your typical Italian hotel breakfast with cakes featuring heavily, but also cereal and fruit and fresh coffee, I had a really nice Americano. The location was fine, 5 minutes walk from the centre of the charming old town. The best feature of the hotel was the staff! We were stranded at checkout as, being a Sunday, there was no bus service and no taxis to be found in the region!! The fantastic reception staff member tried everything for us, and when that failed and her replacement for the morning shift arrived, arranged for her to give us a lift to the next town with a train station!! Above and beyond. I think the previous critical reviews were overly harsh, and would stay at this hotel again. Great value for money.

Stayed April 2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We stayed in this hotel in early October 2011 as part of a walking group. I can say that the staff were all very friendly and helpful. I do not speak Italian but we had no problems with the staff. The young man behind the bar even remembered my pre dinner drink. Yes the furnishings are a little tired but the bathroom was superb and the cleanliness was good. The bed was comfortable. We had the annoyance of a neighbours dogs barking but how can you blame the hotel for it's neighbours pets? The swimming pool was cold but as the weather was very hot, it was very refreshing and no colder than swimming in the sea.We have no complaints regarding the food. You must remember that this is a budget priced hotel. If you want more, stay somewhere else and pay the price. I will stay at this hotel again when next in this area.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Arrived hot (October was hot in Tuscany) and tired on 10/6/11 after 12 hours of hiking and bus riding needing a nap badly only to find the AC not working in our very hot room (interesting that a post on 9/10 indicated that the AC was also not working). When I asked the gentleman at the desk, he reported that it had been closed in October. When I asked that it be put back on he replied that it was impossible. There was no sign anywhere explaining that.the AC was turned off nor was there any prior warning that it would be turned off in October.. The hotel "Welcome Booklet" proudly claims: "Air conditioning: All our bedrooms are equipped with an individual thermostat in-room control system" and a similar statement can be found on the web site. Don't believe it. How about some truth in advertising here? So, despite my allergies (AC would have helped) we opened the door to our balcony (no windows) to let some air into the suffocating room and tried to take our nap. Not meant to be. We were kept up by a pack of dogs in a farm house across from the pool that barked loudly all night and the next day. If we had the drone of an AC, we might have been able to catch some zzzz's even though the walls are paper thin and one can hear your neighbor's sneezing and talking and heaven knows what else if they are up to it. Add to this that our towels were not changed from the previous day (we had to request fresh ones), the hotel is far from Siena, the rooms had no room safes, they supplied no tissues ("We don't have them here," the lady at the desk replied), the dinner we had in the restaurant was very poor and the breakfasts were not much better, the pool was too cold, and the toilet paper supply was not replenished -- we ran out. This hotel management is cutting back on toilet paper too -- too much!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Santa Caterina 43, 53027 San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Quirico d'Orcia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in San Quirico d'Orcia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Palazzuolo 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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