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Bed & Breakfast Fonte dei Tufi
Ranked #20 of 126 Siena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 8, 2013

In all honesty this is more a mini (14 room) hotel disguised as a B&B. Family run by mother, daughter Gabriella, and daughter in law Rossella, all of whom were most welcoming and could not do enough to make your stay enjoyable. On our arrival we were greeted by the lovely Rossella, who was there at breakfast next day with that same big smile to light up our day, and even rushed out to kiss us both good bye the day we left. Ahhh, I am in love again ;-)

We stayed 3 days in the generously sized room 102 on the ground floor close to the dining room and reception so convenient for everything, and no need to lug suitcases up stairs. It was away from the road, with a view over the garden, very quiet and we slept wonderfully well.

Breakfast is generous, can be taken in the dining room or the garden, and has been well covered in other reviews.

We found it helpful to take advantage of the free parking at Fonte dei Tufi, take the bus into Siena (no. 54, every 15 minutes, from a stop 100m from the front door, and only €1.1 each way.) and thus save the hassle of one way streets and parking.

TIP: buy 2 tickets each at the machine at the bus stop for out and return journeys - there are no ticket machines at the stops in town.

Room Tip: We had room 102, which was generously sized and with a view of the garden. We had a quick peek in 10...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

I was nicely surprised by the several calls from Gabriella trying to find out if we got lost the day we were booked to checked in.
The location from Porta Tufi is at walking distance but you can also drive and it's only 5 minutes away.
It was also very nice to have breakfast outside in the garden.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed here on our trip through Italy. We actually got lost on the way here and arrived late. They kept the doors open for us past the arrival cut off time and even gave us something to eat when got there. It's a beautiful little bed and breakfast in an excellent location for getting into the city fast. The breakfast area was charming and the outdoor breakfast seating was beautiful. The staff is also amazing. We had a great time staying here and would recommend it to anyone. Already planning on returning on my next trip.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

For a one night stay, Fonte dei Tufi offered us a perfect base for our short trip in Siena. It was located outside the main city but close enough to walk the distance (about 25 minutes walk). Some have mentioned in their reviews that the road to the city was dangerous, which we thought to be untrue. However we live in Italy, so we are used to walk alongside the roads (without the pedestrian roads). :) Also the minibuses to the city went by every 15 minutes, so the accessibility to the B&B was exellent.

The rooms were clean and well aquipped. The owner of the B&B was really nice and welcomming, she spoke good English and recommented a great little restaurant for us by the name of Osteria Boccon del Prete.

By the way, outside the season the mini bar products were in sale! A nice detail. :)

However, if you are searhing for a B&B with a country side feel to it, Fonte dei Tufi offers it to some extent, but because it's location (and view) next to a busy autostrada, it doesn't quite fullfill the idea of a rural accommodation. But on the other hand, if you want to stay in a nice and clean (and soundproofed) B&B with a practical location concerning the city side and at the same time close to the main roads, this is definately your choice. It all depends on what you're searching of.

The next time we visit Siena, this will be definately our choice of accommodation.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

This is a great bnb - a wonderful winter haven after some fairly cold nights elsewhere. Convenient to siena, which was much more pleasant than I expected, Fonte dei Tufi is quite gorgeous, very comfortable and nicely furnished, with lots of hot water in the lovely bathroom, and decent heating. Daniela was a fantastic host - a real natural and perfect for the job. Very pleasant garden for outdoor relaxation. Very professional, very nice. I would easily have stayed another night, or return.

Room Tip: Daniela kindly gave us the choice of rooms. We chose the room near the breakfast room which has a ni...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Everything was done with a smile, the staff wonderful, Gabriella always on hand to help or direct guests to wherever they wanted to go. The rooms large and clean, quiet at night, breakfast was perfect and for those English speaking travellers it is sometimes a relief to have questions answered in English. Gabriella is a gem
We were looking for a place just outside Siena as we were travelling by car and Fonte dei Tufi was perfect with parking and easy access to Siena (fee carpark by University) and motorways leading to other areas

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

I stop in this nice B&B with my boyfriend in the christmas period. it was very quiet as we were the only guests...but we really loved it!The B&B is nice and clean. The room was large and clean as well and I liked the "country style" furniture. If you are traveling by car, it´s perfect as it is enough close to the city for a visit but in a quiet and nice location perfect if you are looking for a relaxing holiday. Breakfast was good and with a good variety of cakes and sweets and some good "salty" option as well.We would surely go back when we´ll return to Siena!!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Strada dei Tufi 59/61/63, 53100, Siena, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
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Bar / Lounge Airport Transportation
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Ranked #20 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Siena
Price Range: $53 - $587 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bed & Breakfast Fonte dei Tufi 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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