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Villa Cicolina
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Montepulciano
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New York City
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67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Very Nice Villa But...”
Reviewed 7 July 2012

We arrived at Villa Cicolina after spending a few days in Florence. The grounds of the Villa are beautiful and the service was extremely attentive and helped us plan a day in Montepulciano (including making restaurant and vineyard reservations). The room was "charming" with a more modern yet tasteful bathroom, although the bed itself wasn't the most comfortable. The dinner at the Villa was nothing special and a little too oily. Overall, Villa Cicolina was a very nice place but I don't know if it was necessarily worth the price ($360 per night for a junior suite).

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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villacicolina, Direttore at Villa Cicolina, responded to this review, 17 July 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor readers, we thank you for your nice comment on the grounds and rooms and our services, but we would like to clearify two points:
1 - Villa Cicolina has 350 olive trees, we produce our own olive oil which is D.O.P Terre di Siena; if you make a research, you will find out that this is one of the best olive oils in the world; Olive oil is a basic element in Tuscan cuisine, appreciated by culinary experts; all good kichens use excellent tuscan olive oil for cooking; please read the previous review which talk about our chef and kichen.
Every year, the number of our guests who get dinner in our restaruant increases because of the good food, people decide to stay at dinner for two, three times; if you don't eat well in a place, you will not come back to the same restaruant... right? Villa Cicolina opens its own restaurant to give to our guests the comfortbalitity of having a nice dinner and good wine without being stressed to take the car to the centre, look for a parking and walk to a restaurant; we retain the prices very resonable if you compare them with those of the restaurants outside.
2 - It is not true that you paid 360 USD for the room, because our max price for the junior suite is 230 euros, and if you reserve directly with us, you may have a discount.

We also read a comment in French that breakfast costs 33 euros per person, this is not true at all, as a very rich breakfast is included in the room's rate.. so please before commenting our property, be sure that the information which you give to TripAdvisor readers are true and could be helpful to select theire destination.

Best regards

Villa Cicolina
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

My husband, young adult son and I spent 10 glorious nights here. I wouldn't change a thing. The villa is amazing. The rooms were large for Italian standards and they were nicely decorated and filled with many antiques. The view from the infinity pool was spectacular. It looks fake. Marcello, the grounds keeper does a wonderful job. The grounds are beautiful with flowers overflowing everywhere. A delicious breakfast comes with your stay but I highly recommend having dinner there also. It is quit a dining experience and Florien gives you great service. Mimmo the cook is awesome. We took a cooking class one afternoon and cooked for the guests having dinner there that night. It was one of the highlights of our stay. The service Sayed and Alijah give you from the moment you arrive is great. They can not do enough for you to make your vacation unforgettable.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

My husband and I spent two amazing nights at Villa Cicolina. Where to begin? There is so much beauty; the property, the grounds, the villa...we had an attic room with antiques and it was lovely. Well appointed, luxurious, with an amazing view of Montepulciano. The service was impeccable, the restaurant was incredible, and the wine tasting was good fun! Only issue is the need for a car. We took the trains and it was challenging getting to and from the property. Otherwise absolutely perfect.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

A small quaint yet beautiful property. Check-in was smooth and very friendly. We were shown to our room on the top floor, it was spacious with a comfortable bathroom (not modern) with everything you would need. The pool is a decent size. Breakfast has alot of choice with excellent service in a well appointed restaurant. We also had dinner here one night, and only wanted to eat a little, and with one of us being vegetarian we were well looked after. There is a small lounge area with a tv where you can relax after dinner and talk to other guests.
All in all - highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

I had high expectations for Villa Cicolina, and it did not disappoint. The woman who met us when we arrived was wonderfully helpful, and immediately we felt right at home. The grounds were perfectly manicured, and our room was beyond charming. I felt like we stepped back in time, and it was perfect. We had lovely views of Montepulciano from our room, and also the aroma of roses was always drifting in. The infinity pool was also beautiful, even though it was a bit too cold for swimming while we were there-next time!

The food for both breakfast and lunch was delicious, and the dinner menu at 33 euros for a 3 couse meal was quite a bargain. Floren, our server made great wine recommendations, and we were able to visit the vineyard of the wine we drank with dinner the next day.

We stayed many places in Tuscany, and this was by far the best. Beautiful, magical, all around perfection!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Cicolina
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Montepulciano
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,712 - ₹ 25,159
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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