We stumbled on this hotel whilst searching for a parking space in Montepulciano. The hotel, located just outside the confines of the old town, has a limited number of free parking spaces at the front so we bagged one and decided to make this hotel our base for two nights. Sadly this added some stress to our visit. Not only was there some doubt that we would be able to park again on our return from a sightseeing trip to another town but also there was the problem of unloading our boot since the rear of the car jutted out into a busy road due to a lack of pavement. Notwithstanding this factor, the hotel's location is perfect for fit and able-bodied people to access the old town on foot up a steep incline. Our room,clean and quiet, was filled with sunshine and had an excellent view of the town below and the countryside. The only drawback was poor lay out to the furniture in it which resulted in several bruises to my leg because of contact with the protruding metal base of a single bed around which one had to move to enter the bathroom.If this bed had not been covered with a bedspread I might have seen the metal, moved more cautiously and avoided the injuries.Breakfast was good with a pleasing variety of offerings and staff were helpful. Even though the hotel website states that free wifi is available throughout the hotel, I found that this was not the case and I was not able to use my netbook. Montepulciano is old and very beautiful. Eating in the centro storico is a joy, with many delicacies on offer and the opportunity to linger over your meal if you stay so close to the centre. However, should fatigue or poor weather persuade you to eat closer to the hotel, the Chinese restaurant next door serves excellent food at very competitive prices.To sum up, Hotel Granducato is an excellent choice for tourists with cars who wish to find a comfortable hotel close to Montepulciano. My advice however is as follows: arrive early, grab your parking spot,. hang on to it and enjoy the delights of this entrancing town, especially an early morning walk up its steep inclines when you will meet the locals with their shopping bags before the tourists arrive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Granducato Hotel in Montepulciano with its prominent location, it looks on to the valley, giving the possibility to have a beautiful view from its windows. The hotel with its 51 rooms, is 200 meters from the historical center of the town. Every room has privat bathroom, climatic-air, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, safe, mini-bar, TV color. Credit cards approved Diners, Visa, Cartasi, Mastercard, American Express. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Granducato Hotel Montepulciano