We stayed in the Perugia room in Siena House the week of June 9th. Siena House is a true labor of love. The Owners, Malvin and Amanda, have spent a great deal of time and money making this a truly special place. Malvin looked around for the perfect spot for close to ten years, and finally found it in Siena House.
If you are looking for a hip, yet serene place, this is where you want to stay. The house has all the necessary conveniences of a four-star hotel, plus the personalized attention of the inn keepers. The house is full of original art by Amanda, tastefully decorated, and full of light. The grounds are meticulously manicured; the views are spectacular, and the inn keepers are totally devoted to ensuring you have a great experience. Malvin is the perfect concierge. He knows the good restaurants in the area, the wineries, the worthwhile spots to visit, and he is full of tips. He will make reservations for winery tours, restaurants, etc.
The Perugia room, which is probably the most modest of the four rooms on the house, was spacious and full of light. Everything in the room is good quality. If we could ask for an improvement, it would be to have a pillow top added to the mattress (but this is clearly a personal preference).
Malvin serves amazing breakfast, with fresh fresh fruit, his own baked goods (which vary by the day), delicious tuscan prosciutto, cheese and tomatoes, and your choice of coffee (he has a restaurant-quality espresso machine). Don't have a GPS in your car? Malvin provides one for you, with pre-programmed routes for some 40 attractions nearby. Malvin also provides a five-page document with suggestions for places to see, best parking spots, etc, etc.
There is a lovely pool with saltwater (so no need to bring goggles to swim). If you need a day of down time, you can easily lounge in the pool all day, or borrow books to read. Every room is also provided with a collection of DVD's. There are many tourist guides of the area that guests are welcome to borrow.
There is a summer kitchen for the guests. Refrigerator space is provided for each room. Good quality beer and wine are free for the guests, and a full range and oven, cooking utensils and cutlery available for the guests. So, if you don't want to go out to eat, you are welcome to cooking your own meals.
Upon our arrival, we were treated to complimentary glasses of prosecco (actually a bottle) and snacks.
We recommend this Inn without any reservations. It s a true gem!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lovely old Tuscany on the outside, easy modern living within. Playful, functional and comfortable. Imagine the dream home that Holly Golightly and Peter Rabbit might share... and you've got the feel of the place ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Siena House Hotel Torrita Di Siena
- Siena House Province Of Siena/Torrita Di Siena, Italy