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“Montalcino and this hotel are just heaven...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Porta Castellana

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Porta Castellana
Ranked #5 of 19 Montalcino B&B and Inns
Sao Paulo, SP
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130 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Montalcino and this hotel are just heaven...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

I ve stayed just one night on this B&B but I´ve had a great experience...The city is so charming and so is porta castellana. The owner is so helpful and gave us amazing tips for the city and around, book a table for us and offered a delicious breakfast on our bedroom.
The view from the garden is amazing and room too. Is big, new and fully decorated..
The only problem was with the shower, that suddenly the hot water stopped coming. As I stayed there one night, I didn´t have time to talk with her about it but I´m sure she´ll take care of this.
And another good point is that they have parking for free!
I just regret of not staying there more nights...You will fall in love with Montalcino!
The most romantic city in all my trip.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Alacati, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

We spend only one night in Porta Castellana which was the last day of our vacation in Italy. The room was great, that we felt the energy of the stone walls..It's very comfortable and cozy. Even it was very cold outside in October, the room was very warm. The breakfast was served to our room with great smell of coffee.The location was great that's very close to the center. The landlady was so nice and helpfull..

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

We stayed at Porta Castallana for 4 nights in September 2011. It is beyond charming. Annalisa, our host, was the best B&B host we've ever experienced. She was helpful, generous and took care of our every need. This 3 room B&B is picture perfect from the outside, and our room was delightful. The bathroom was small but adequate (we found most bathrooms small during our 2 week stay in Italy), everything was very clean and well attended to. There is no common sitting room-living room which most B&B's have but we didn't mind. The breakfast, served on the gazebo overlooking a lovely view, was on the sweet side, mostly sweet biscuits-cookie like pastries, but there was fresh fruit and coffee. The only caution we would mention is that Porta Castallana is at the bottom of the sloping town of Montalcino and so it is 99 steps up, if you're walking, to the main part of town where the restaurants and shops are located. Not for the disabled or very elderly, but was fine for us. We viewed it as our exercise before indulging in wonderful food and wine!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Porta Castellana. Pros: great breakfast, exceptional value, very welcoming host, comfortable rooms and beds & is located in beautiful Montalcino. Cons: difficult to find & dim lighting in bathroom for makeup application.

I would have no problem recommending this property.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

Although only a one bed, with ensuite,this B&B was very nice. It is situated in a very quiet part of town and at the bottom of a very steep street. The owner was extremely pleasant and spoke great english.Breakfast was served in the garden. There was fresh fruit plus the normal contintenal food. You can have breakfast in your room. Clean linen and the room is serviced each day.

Room Tip: Cosy room with chairs and writing table.Nice shower and toilet.Stone tile floor.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

We stayed here while on our honeymoon for 4 nights (June 28-July 1). Our room was wonderful. Very romantic and nice and cool. It is located right within the town so you can easily walk everywhere. Our hostess Dida was a treasure. She was so helpful in organizing some last minute winery visits for us (we do not speak Italian so this was great) and made some great restaurant recommendations (we really liked "il Grappo Blu", we went there twice for amazingly fresh and local comfort food). We even joined Dida and her friends one night on the patio for some drinks and dessert (where we were also treated to an opera performance by her good friend). We will definitely stay here again. Dida, you are the best! xoxo Erin & David

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

We stayed at Porta Castellana in May and had a wonderful time. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The patio was a great place to sit in the evenings and enjoy a glass of wine. Annalisa was extremely friendly and helpful in providing us with great recommendations for restaurants and wineries to visit. We hope to go back again sometime soon!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Porta Castellana
Address: Via Santa Lucia 20, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Montalcino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Montalcino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This house, with its massive stone walls, is situated in the north-eastern area of Montalcino, ancient city in the heart of Val d'Orcia (Orcia valley) also known as "Crete Senesi" (Sienese clays). From here it's possible to have one of the best views of Val d'Orcia: San Quirico d'Orcia, Pienza and, during the clearest mornings, Montepulciano. This abode is part of one of the most important buildings of Montalcino's history, which used to be the city's mill. The mill's warehouse was where we now live and where the rooms are. ... more   less 
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