The kindness of some friends putting us up in Umbria and a few nights at more modestly priced hotels allowed us to consider staying here on one proviso - that we had a kitchen (we like to save money by cooking for ourselves). Luckily the Relais San Bruno had one cottage free and this was the only one with a kitchen so we were able to afford a few nights here.
How lucky we were - the place is tremendous. The most beautiful place that I have ever stayed. The grounds are like some renaissance painting of a Tuscan landscape that has suddenly come to life. The view of Montepulciano and the magnificent church of San Bagio is the crowning glory of a location that is second to none. The atmosphere is peaceful and quiet but if you bring your own DVD supply a DVD player can be provided (there is in fact a library of books and DVDs in the common "greenhouse". The staff couldn't have been nicer. We had a nine month old baby and she was doted on by the staff.
The rooms were comfortable and beautifully decorated. The pool area is lovely and shares the great view of Montepulciano.
There is no restaurant or bar so staying here means eating out or ordering from a limited menu available in the hotel. There is a very good restaurant just five minutes walk up the drive (in beautiful settings beside the church). Montepulciano is a hardy 20 minute walk and if you have very young children you probably need a car to handle this place unless you are happy to live off the hotel menu which is pricey.
All in all however this is a fantastic place which we were fortunate enough to be able to stay in. We would highly highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relais San Bruno is a small Boutique Hotel just outside the walls of Montepulciano. With a stunning view of the San Biagio Cathedral and of all Montepulciano Relais San Bruno has the perfect setting for a Tuscan Vacation in a relaxing enviroment. We are only 20 minutes away from the City center of Montepulciano. Breakfast with home made products is offered in our "green house" Intenet wi fi covers all the property and for more Info we created a dedicate APP on Itunes to download for free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais San Bruno Hotel Montepulciano