Great location, near a piazza but hidden enough not to be bothered by street noise. When we arrived, the housekeeper was rushing to get to mass so we had to quickly lug our luggage up the stairs to the apartment, about 2 flights (not sure if there was a lift, but we had backpacks so it wasn't too bad. Might be a problem if you have big/heavy luggage). If you are coming in and out in the evening time, make sure you flick the switch for the building just inside the entrance and outside the apartment door, otherwise you'll stumble around in the dark as we did before we figured it out!
Our room was the end unit on the left, which is good since you only hear one neighbour beside you (I think you can hear them if they are talking loudly in the bathroom). The room was average size, with simple decor. But it felt very clean. Bed size was good and the mattress was firm. We found outlets on each side of the bed, which was useful. Blankets, linens and towels were good.
Bathroom was a bit on the small side but functional. There's little counter space above the sink. Shower size is ok (you get a shower curtain), but the water pressure of the shower isn't very strong. An irking thing was that the light switch is on the opposite side of the door handle, so you always have to remember to reach over to turn the light on before opening the door. Weird thing is that even after you turn off the light, the fan continues to run for a few minutes before a loud stopping stutter. The hair dryer is very good.
That first night, my impression of Le Seggiole was just average. But the hospitality we experienced the next day upped that impression. The next morning, when we came out for breakfast, we were greeted by Ulrika (one of the B&B owners), who was absolutely wonderful. She offered us hot tea/coffee and we chatted for a bit before the other guests started showing up for breakfast. Breakfast wasn't anything special but it was decent - there was coffee/tea that she brewed, hot milk available, fresh juice, fresh bread, packaged muffins, jams, etc. When we were done, we settled the remainder of the balance immediately since we had to leave early the next morning to catch our train. She offered to come in earlier to provide breakfast. It was very sweet of her but we politely declined. When we returned to our room that night, we found she had left us some breakfast items on the table (packaged muffins and juice boxes) and a lovely little note wishing us a happy journey. We were very touched by her hospitality. The room was ok but the location and hospitality is what I'd come back to Le Seggiole for.
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