I can't say enough superlatives about the Arca. We stayed for four nights and everything was perfect. The building itself and the furnishings are plain, but it is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. It's a 2-3 minute walk from the historic district of Pienza, an ideal location.
The rooms are spacious and at least the ones in the rear have very nice patios. By European standards the breakfast is quite good, with a nice selection of fresh fruits, a rotating daily selection of fresh pastries, plus the usual yogurt and the like.
Parking is close by and while it can be crowded at times, you can almost always find a space. After a few times navigating tight medieval streets and tight European parking, it's nice to have an easy drive in.
But there are two things that take the Arca out of the really, really good category and into the over-the-top outstanding. First, it's one of the most accessible small hotels I've ever stayed in. The took the trouble to add a very comfortable elevator and have several rooms that involve no steps up from street level to the bed.
The other thing is the family that runs the hotel. They are the best. My wife is somewhat disabled and wasn't at her top end when we were here. They were so helpful with her and with everything else. A wonderful family that truly makes you feel like guests. For a night or a fortnight, this is the place to stay in Pienza
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