12 rooms from £282 per night
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“Sophisticated townhouse oozing contemporary chic with a fantastic restaurant. Minimalist bedrooms and suites have exposed brickwork, white washed walls, wooden four poster beds and stand alone bath tubs. Fresh modern Italian food with daily a changing menu. Contemporary townhouse vibe.”

“Sophisticated townhouse oozing contemporary chic with a fantastic restaurant. Minimalist bedrooms and suites have exposed brickwork, white washed walls, wooden four poster beds and stand alone bath tubs. Fresh modern Italian food with daily a changing menu. Contemporary townhouse vibe.”

Hotel Review

Tucked away in the historic centre of Pienza, a tiny renaissance village in southern Tuscany, this charming boutique hotel offers stylish, contemporary rooms in a beautiful former palazzo. Offering easy access to the wine capitals of Montalcino and Montepulciano, the hotel works perfectly as a base for local exploring in the region, or as a chic hideaway holiday. An intimate Tuscan restaurant and walled-garden terrace complete the idyllic country experience.

The former nun's cells in this palazzo have been converted into bright and airy guestrooms which blend original heritage details with contemporary design. Original, exposed stone walls nod to the property's legacy, while crisp white linens and sleek modern lines add a twenty-first century feel. Bathrooms are, with ceramic soaking tubs and windows that look out onto traditional village life or the medieval-style garden.

Whether you prefer a quieter, village-based break or want to roam the neighbouring Tuscan countryside, the hotel owner will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. Leaving New York for Tuscany thirteen years ago, he is a goldmine of local knowledge and insider tips - from wine tastings to art and architecture. A stylish and well-thought out hotel, great for couples and culture lovers.

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Home to a laid-back Tuscan restaurant with locally sourced produce and great wines, this hotel works well for foodies
  • Romantic Break
  • With well-appointed suites and romantic soaking tubs, book this hotel for a tranquil couples' getaway
  • Hideaway
  • Offering quiet rooms in a picturesque Tuscan village, book this hotel for an idyllic hideaway holiday
 

Written by HG Staff

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • Home to a laid-back Tuscan restaurant with locally sourced produce and great wines, this hotel works well for foodies
  • Romantic Break
  • With well-appointed suites and romantic soaking tubs, book this hotel for a tranquil couples' getaway
  • Hideaway
  • Offering quiet rooms in a picturesque Tuscan village, book this hotel for an idyllic hideaway holiday
  • Wine tasting
  • Take a trip to the celebrated Brunello vineyards for excellent wines; tastings and tours are available upon request
  • Riding
  • Go riding in the spectacular Val d’Orcia; ask at the hotel for assistance with reserving a trip
  • Great walks
  • See the sights of UNESCO heritage village Pienza on a long walk; ask your host for local tips
  • Restaurant
  • Inhouse restaurant and wine bar serving a daily set menu of Tuscan classics.
  • Child friendly
  • Children under 5 eat for free when dining with their parents
  • Gourmet
  • Quiet
  • Organic food
  • Romantic
  • Townhouse
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Village
  • Contemporary
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Inhouse restaurant and wine bar serving a daily set menu of Tuscan classics.
  • Child friendly
  • Children under 5 eat for free when dining with their parents
  • Garden
  • Large walled mediaeval garden
  • Bar
  • Honesty bar in the library
  • Outdoor dining
  • In the walled garden
  • Library
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Bicycles available
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • No pets
  • Sitting Room
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Wine tasting
  • Take a trip to the celebrated Brunello vineyards for excellent wines; tastings and tours are available upon request
  • Riding
  • Go riding in the spectacular Val d’Orcia; ask at the hotel for assistance with reserving a trip
  • Great walks
  • See the sights of UNESCO heritage village Pienza on a long walk; ask your host for local tips

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Why do people love staying in your hotel? The Townhouse gives the opportunity to live in an pretty Tuscan village for a few days, experiences the sweetness of authentic daily life.

What is there to do in the area or on site? The great thing is that there is nothing you HAVE to do here, no boxes to tick. Finding a great lunch spot is about as much stress as you should have! But for those who wish to explore the countryside, there are great small wineries for wine tastings, farm visits where you can sample the local cheeses, honey and olive oil, and some of Tuscany’s most charming little villages to wander through.

What kind of breakfast do you offer? Full cooked breakfast is included, featuring also local cheeses, honey and fresh organic sheep’s yogurts.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? The in house restaurant is packed nightly with our guests and locals, but there are a number of small family run restaurants a short walk from the hotel.

Which is your most popular room, and why? The two top floor junior suites are our largest rooms with high ceilings, lots of light and views over Pienza’s terracotta rooftops.

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms? We have several family suites and most rooms can take extra beds.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? You’ve stumbled on a contemporary and comfortable way to experience the best of the Tuscany.