I booked the room after seeing the pictures on the Tripadvisor. On the way to the hotel we stopped by Siena which was about 1 hour away by car. It was a national holiday and in Siena there was a three day celebration of Assumption Day and we had a good time there.
I had booked about 6 hotels for our whirwind tour of Italy, France and England so I did not read the fine prints that the check-in time was between 3:00pm-6:00pm. At around 7:00 pm I received a call from Gabrielle that the hotel check-in time had passed. Then, it dawned on me that it was one of those hotels which did not have a 24-hour frond-desk.
We left Siena at around 8 and reached Relais La Costa a little before mid-night thanks to the GPS direction which led us astray and got us stranded on a gravel road in the middle of nowhere.
It was quite an adventure with no street lights and all the GPS giving the wrong directions.
At long last we re-read the direction on the hotel web site and decided to follow the direction which turned out to the only direction which helped us reach the hotel.
Gabrielle and Angela were there waiting and waving for us on the ground. They gave us a very warm welcome. There was no airconditioning so at night it was a little warm but it was still cooler than Venice or Rome. The kitchnette was very nice with silverware and china in the drawers and it felt really homy.
The next monring I took a walk around the premise and the view of Tuscany was gorgeous.
Only if the hotel website had special advise to the travelers regarding how to get to the hotel and to really heed those directions...
But, at the end we were quite pleased the hospitality of the staff and all the wonderful touches.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historical dwelling Relais La Costa is enclosed by the enchanting Senese hills and the flourishing greenery of the wood that surrounds this abode located a few steps from Monteriggioni. The natural bent for hospitality dates back from the Middle Age, when pilgrims used to stop here during their journey along Francigena Road. Now Relais La Costa gives a unique experience to its guests, thanks to the very big suites, the Spa and the outside swimming pool; this is the perfect place where to restore your soul. The taste of the typical Tuscan cuisine triumphs at the Relais restaurant: here you can discover the genuineness and the deliciousness of traditional flavors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais La Costa Monteriggioni, Italy - Tuscany