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Albergo Il Marzocco
Ranked #19 of 29 Hotels in Montepulciano
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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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“Great place to stay at the start of the Corso!”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Lovely old hotel just inside the Porta al Prato, essentially at the bottom of the hill at one end of the fabulous hill town of Montepulciano. Can't beat the location, and the imposing uphill climb is more than offset by the downhill return to quarters, particularly after a day spent wine tasting. Our room was spacious, with a wonderful view, although there were a lot of steps to navigate. The staff was warm and friendly. This wasn't always the case with the merchants in Montepulciano-- or in Montalcino, for that matter--although politeness was never wanting, a certain reserve is perhaps a result of wine snobbiness? Two additional points: Parking is provided (a real blessing, since driving within the boundaries of the walls can be difficult), and eggs cooked to order were a highlight. In fact, the breakfasts were among the bests we had in Italy, and the option of scrambled eggs was a pleasant and much needed change from all that prosciutto and pecorino!

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

I'm not giving this 5 stars because its a 5 star hotel, but because it gave us everything we hoped for! My husband and I spent 4 nights here as a base to visit the hill towns of Tuscany. From the previous reviews we knew to ask for a room with a terrace (we had room 26) and it was one of the most beautiful,large terraces with an amazing view down to the Tuscan countryside below.

The room was clean, the bed comfortable and big, and the bathroom was bigger than most with a fantastic shower with lots of hot water---it looked like it had recently been remodeled. Although the towels had been sun-dried(a little stiff), they were perfectly fine and plentiful.

The breakfast was fantastic---fresh OJ every morning, great cereals and homemade pies by the mother.

The staff was great, especially the young woman that serves you at breakfast, and the daughter of the owner who helps your every need.

I really loved grabbing a bottle of good wine after a long day, and sitting on the terrace relaxing! I'd stay here again!

Room Tip: Room 25 or 26.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

I stayed here for the first night of my stay in italy. it's a family run place and you can feel they will put themselves out to help you. I didn't speak any italian but there is always someone around who speaks english. the room was fantastic, spacious and big terrace (room 25) shame the weather was so foggy as I didn't see any of the wonderful views! the building is an old palace so big rooms and corridors everywhere, very nicely decorated with old furniture. it was by chance (but had I known I would definitely have chosen this hotel) that if you arrive in montepulciano by public bus, this is the first hotel you come across inside the city walls having left the bus station. this means no climbing the steep hills with bagage and is definitely a plus worth considering. not only pleasant but the breakfast was good with a selection of sweet and savory, which is sometimes lacking in this nation of cake-eaters! they even offer eggs or fresh juice with the cold meats and cheeses. a great find and was also amoungst the cheapest in the city walls!

Room Tip: several steps and stairs and I don't think there is a lift so do be careful if handicapped or ov...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

This was such a delightful hotel. Our room was perfect with a double door that opened up to a gorgeous view of the valley below. Our room had great European charm which is so wonderful after the box like rooms of most American hotels. The room was very clean, the bathroom spacious and the hotel is unique with many antiques. We ate our lunches sitting on the balcony and the hotel had a delicious breakfast with eggs made to order if you are so inclined. I fell in love with eggs gently fried in olive oil!! The owners were attentive and the parking was free and just steps from the front door. We stayed an extra night because we enjoyed the ambiance of the hotel. The town of Montepulciano is breathtaking! The hotel is inside the wall and just steps away from shops. When we go to Tuscany again we will be sure to stay here!

Room Tip: I would definitely ask for a room with balcony and a view. Our room was on the top floor which requi...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

We stayed one night at this hotel in October.
It has been a hotel since 1860 and been in the same family since 1900.
Great location near the main gate and parking was available. good size bedrrom with a terrace with beautiful views over the valleys. It is an old building with no lift. It has lots of character but is showing its age. The owners and staff were very helpful. And we had the best breakfast of our 8 night stay in Tuscany - Freshly squeezed orange juice/eggs/cakes etc. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Try and get a room with a terrace with views of the valley.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Eagan, Minnesota
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Reviewed 28 October 2012 via mobile

We stayed two nights in October. Our room was roomy and comfortable and included a large patio. The hotel staff was very helpful and the breakfast included hot eggs cooked to order and coffee or cappuccino, something not typically included given our two weeks in a number of properties. The hotel is located just inside the main gate, so it's a liitle bit of a walk to the major sites - about 10 minutes. We didn't mind given the over-all quality of the hotel. It was also very quiet. No aiir-conditioning, which we found the norm in Tuscany. It was fairly cool during our stay here, but just be aware that if it's hot, you are going to be hot too. No ceiling fan either.

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

This lovely old hotel is more like a home with lots a places to sit and wonderful art books to look at.We had a large room on the top floor (about 50 steps up!) with a balcony to sit on and fantastic views to lake Trasimeno. Superb breakfasts of real bread,local cheeses,ham with freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh fruit and cakes.The owners were most friendly and helpful and they also had a few parking spaces.We shall hope to return

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Albergo Il Marzocco
Address: Piazza Girolamo Savonarola 18, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Montepulciano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 29 Hotels in Montepulciano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo Il Marzocco 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Behind the Medicean column there is the Hotel Il Marzocco, the oldest in town. It was built in 1500 as a farm of the nearby convent. In 1860 it became a hotel and since the early 1900s it has been run by the same family. The hotel looks like a large house where the atmosphere of the old times is still kept. Its bedrooms open on wide lounges that, like the reading room and the sitting room, are furnished with genuine XIX century pieces. Some bedrooms have balconies or terraces with a view on the valleys, other ones have their windows over the Renaissance houses of the old town. The hotel has had important guests like actors, writers, politicians, all of whom are fond of the great view from its terraces. A free parking area is available, as well as comfortable relaxing spaces and a wide dining room where breakfast is served from a rich buffet with home-made bread and cakes, jams and pies. Among the roses of the garden, the Canada creeper climbs until the terraces and creates a pergola up to the roof, at first green in summer, than all red in September and yellow during the autumn. Red geraniums at the windows, together with the old lace curtains, add to the building a perfectly romantic touch. Wi-Fi Connection. We accept pets. Free Indoor garage for motorbikes and bicycles. ... more   less 
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