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Villa Cicolina
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Montepulciano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This villa is a little piece of heaven . Rooms are tastefully and comfortably decorated, staff are without exception attentive yet not pushy, perfect position for visiting the area and the food is excellent. The gardens are a joy to sit in and the pool with its views over the Tuscan countryside is tempting even when the weather is cool!

Room Tip: We had a suite which was very comfortable but speaking to other guests all rooms seem good. Very qui...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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villacicolina, Owner at Villa Cicolina, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Dear Guest,

thank you very much for your beautiful review and very are very happy you consider Villa Cicolina as an heaven.

We hope to seeing you soon at the villa.

Warm regards,
Villa Cicolina

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Our welcome was a bit frosty, I think I parked in the wrong place, we were given no tour of the house or gardens, no welcoming drink, no directions and I carried our biggest bag up two flights. We're on holiday, paying you to be here, make us feel good !
Our junior suite was a bedroom with large entrance hall, pleasant but not useable to sit in. The room itself was charming, furnished with antiques and a comfortable bed, quiet with windows closed but tiled floors certainly carry the noise from upstairs.
The large infinity pool is in an olive grove with stunning views and the gardens and outside areas are beautiful well kept and a delight to be in, congratulations gardener.
Breakfast was uninspired, the usual world hotel stuff, no fresh local produce, unripe fruit and nothing cooked to order or prepared in house. Our one lunch was awful, 'mixed salad' was lettuce with tinned tuna and tinned sweetcorn not exactly Tuscan and the cold cuts were same as breakfast, boring, city sandwich bar food at best. There was no pool service and we had to hunt and pay for morning coffee which we prefer not to have free with our breakfast.
We travel a lot and maybe we're a little critical, but this place could be fabulous if someone cared enough. At the moment it needs a little more thought before we would recommend it and who charges a euro if you need an extra pool towel !! We wouldn't chance eating in so willingly paid the €25 taxi trip into Montepulciano to dine.

Room Tip: Top floors will have no noise above you.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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villacicolina, Responsabile reception at Villa Cicolina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Buongiorno,
Thank you for your feedback, We apologize if the welcome was not like what you expected to receive, we usually take care of our guests upon arrival, carrying their luggage to the room, parking their car; I think you parked before getting to the courtyard of the villa, this is why we couldn’t offer this service. We are happy to carry our guests luggage on arrival and departure, if we are not in time to do it, Our dear guest: Please ask us as we are here to serve you…
Thank you for the appreciation of the junior suite with the view and for the gardens, grounds cannot be changed, break is more than 500 years old and we will not change it for modern staff.
We would like to contest what you said about breakfast: Three fresh cakes prepared daily by our hotel chef and handmade biscuits. Three types of homemade juices, daily scrambled eggs, there are lots of fresh local products such as Tuscan cuts ( high quality staff which we use also for light lunch ).
The salad and tomatoes come from our vegetable garden, maybe it is only one color but it is ORGANIC, maybe you can find colored salads in the bars, but they come from the supermarket.
Nobody pays an extra euro for the pool towels; if you paid it, please proof and we will refund you. We give to everybody a free towel, we tell our guest that if they want to change them, the cost is 1 euro, we don’t want your euro but we want to contribute saving the environment, wash less, use less detergents, means less pollution.
We apologize if there is something did not work with your accommodation, but we are sad when some comments were not true.
Best regards
Villa Cicolina

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

If you're looking for a place to say in Tuscany then look no further than Villa Cicolina. We drove to Villa Cicolina after spending a few days in Cinque Terre and we were looking forward to spending the next few days relaxing in Tuscany. From the minute we drove up the driveway I was impressed with the property. The service was outstanding and from the minute we checked in we received a warm and gracious welcome that lasted the 3 nights and 4 days we were there. After checking in at the main house we were taken to our room which to my surprise was not in the main building. As we walked across the courtyard we were brought to a little bungalow that was to be our home for the next few days. It was perfection. It was a 1 bedroom bungalow with a living room and small kitchen and a small front yard with a table a chairs. The rooms and bathroom were spotless and beautifully decorated and it really felt like our private little villa in Tuscany.
As I said the service was excellent and that went for the restaurant staff as well. We had dinner the first night at the restaurant and the food was wonderful. Breakfast, which was included was also very good and plentiful.
The property had all the charm of what you would expect from a Tuscan villa and the pool area with the infinity pool was a delight. All in all an exceptional experience and we will definitely be back.

The location was perfect for us. It was less then a 10 minute drive to Montepulciano and easy drive to Pianza, Sienna and all the lovely towns in southern Tuscany.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We arrived at villa cicolina after getting our car in Florence and beginning our tour of Tuscany and it's surroundings. Villa Cicolina was our spot for the weekend. As sabbath observers, we needed a place to be able to spend the day relaxing and unwinding after the intensity of Florence. Villa C was just the spot. Located on top of a hill overlooking Tuscanny we spent a glorious 2 nights taking in the natural charm of the location, the facility and the surroundings. The staff was lovely, our room was large and comfortable, and the pool was delightful. Spending a long Sabbath day on Saturday(sabbath ended at 943pm) could have been a disaster. Instead, lounging by the pool, taking in the beauty, talking with people from around the world, sitting and reading and being off-line for 25 hours was truly a blessing. Villa c is a keeper! Their kindness and their care and their understanding of our religious dietary concerns was terrific

Room Tip: Get a room overlooking the valley!
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Having stayed here before and enjoyed the 4 nights we started our Italian break here and were not disappointed. The place is excellent great food and wine from local sources, staff are friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Rooms are a delight.

Room Tip: The balcony room looks away from the property across a landscape.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

After a fantastic week in Lucca and Cinque Terre where we had fabulous accommodations in beautiful places, we wondered if Villa Cicolina could live up to our expectations. The short answer is, Yes! We arrived almost warily at Villa Cicolina in the pouring rain. The staff immediately came out with umbrellas and collected us and our bags, parked our car for us, then escorted us to our lovely room (which was larger and nicer than the one I reserved). My wife was under the weather and the staff went out if its way to help with a prescription for her, which immediately got her back in the groove, which was a good thing because by the morning she declared that the breakfast, including the amazing spread, the presentation, and the gorgeous dining room, was the best she ever had. The villa, and its grounds and pool, is exquisite, with stunning views. The service is exceptional. This really is the Tuscan dream experience. Villa Cicolina ended up being the perfect place to end out Italian vacation. We were very, very sad to leave.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This hotel was one of the best hotels I've ever been to. This hotel is more like a charming farmhouse, with a lot of character and warmth. It is set on beautiful grounds with an infinity pool, separate house (looks like a carriage house) for dining and food preparation, a cottage for a family or large party staying at the hotel, outdoor dining, and gardens to roam around in. It is far enough away from the main road so that you don't hear cars or traffic and is only a one mile walk to the city of Montepulciano (very charming town - I recommend going there for dinner). My husband and I were upgraded to a beautiful room that had views of the property on one side, and views of tuscan wine and olive fields on the other. The room had a king size bed, fire place, lots of windows, sitting chairs, and a huge bathroom with two sinks and a claw foot bathtub. It was a perfect room and setting for our honeymoon. The staff was wonderful and extremely accommodating and always had a smile on their face. We decided to take the villa's cooking class which was fun, but different than what we expected. We thought we would be taking a cooking class and learning how to make recipes and have multiple people in the class, however it was just my husband and I with the chef of the villa and we helped prepare dinner for the villa guests that night. It was fun but not what we expected. The restaurant was great, the food was delicious. I highly recommend this hotel. My husband and I will definitely visit Villa Cicolina in the future.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jessica G
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villacicolina, Owner at Villa Cicolina, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear Jessica,

thank you a lot for your beautiful review and considering Villa Cicolina as one of the best hotel where you ever stayed.

For that reason we hope to seeing you soon again.

Warm regards,
Villa Cicolina

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Address: Provinciale 11, 53045, Montepulciano, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Montepulciano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Montepulciano
Price Range: £142 - £309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Cicolina 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Restored villa dated back to the 16th century with charming gardens and endless pool located in from of the secular olive grove, some of the rooms have an amazing view to the tuscan countryside, Villa Cicolina offers daily tuscan dinner with chef Mimmo, cooking lessons, wine tasting in the historical cellar, organization of wine tasting tours in the countryside, wedding at Villa Cicolina is a dream which can be realized. ... more   less 
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