This place was amazing! We drove down from Florence and it took a little longer to find the place than I expected, so I recommend allowing extra time and planning your arrival around 3 pm, since they close the reception at 6 pm. Our GPS tried to take us down an impassable dirt path, so beware! The next morning, we hiked around the area for a couple of hours before breakfast. We were absolutely alone, and the 360 degree views of the Tuscan countryside were enchanting. The pool has a nice view, but has a lot of bugs in it. Our room was comfortable, clean, and very quiet. The place makes no pretensions to be a full-service hotel, but the quality of the room and the friendliness of the staff exceeded our expectations. The continental breakfast was delicious and nicely presented. Dinner was excellent. The location is a good base for visiting Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and Cortona.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax among the great wines. The Castello di Ripa d'Orcia in the center of Val d'Orcia, from 1990 opens its doors to travelers and tourists who want a unique experience in the heart of Toscana. You can sleep in and spend the night in history ancient environments ex-Olivier, now converted into comfortable bedrooms, or rent an apartment with a kitchenette for residents feel Ripa d'Orcia. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castello Di Ripa d`Orcia Hotel Castiglione d`Orcia
- Castello Di Ripa D'Orcia Italy/Castiglione D'Orcia, Tuscany