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Very isolated, with gorgeous views of Tuscany. Wonderful food, wonderful people. So relaxing.
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Pricy but worth it. Beautiful accommodation in a peaceful rural setting.
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Alles stimmt in diesem Hotel, und das Essen ist einfach grandios.
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Overall rating:TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: 4.5Based on 181 traveler reviews
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Plus: small, beautiful, well run
Minus: several km dusty road, wine list very limited, meals could be better, no wifi in rooms, pricy
A lovely part of Tuscany (although the southern part of Chianti is much more attractive)
Hotel Lupaia was lovely. We had Tedama. It had the best view of Montepulciano and the surrounding countryside. The breakfasts were wonderful. Fresh cheese and home baked goods. The staff were wonderful and friendly. We ate dinner 2 nights. The setting and s e Bruce was wonderful, but, while the appetizers, first course and dessert w ere excellent, the main course was just average, and th he meal was expensive. We didn't mind the drive up the narrow unpaved road,no problem. The rooms need some fixing up, maybe because it was near the end of the season, but no excuse for the pond, around which chairs w ere set for sitting out, to be empty and full of dirt. All in all, a lovely place and we recommend it highly.
My wife and I recently stayed for three nights at Hotel Lupaia, and it was the best and most unique stay of our trip. Lupaia manages to pull of the rustic look and feel without compromising on amenities or cleanliness, with great attention clearly spent on little details throughout the property. Despite my tall frame (I had to squeeze through the room door), I found the room itself to be quite comfortable. The quiet at night led to some great sleeps after long days visiting in Montepulciano. Views from our little backyard were incredible.
The location is ideal for touring by car, or like us you can arrange for transfers between Tuscan cities if you like to enjoy wine on your daily excursions. Lupaia is situated perfectly for visiting nearby Montepulciano - about a one hour walk with incredible views. Taxi service is also available for $20-30Euros. From there you can easily take a bus to Montalcino for the day, or hire a driver to take you there in ~30 minutes. On this note I would highly recommend "Just in Tuscany" for tours in the area at reasonable rates - book well in advance. We were picked up at Lupaia punctually for our transfer to Siena with a tour of Montalcino.
We had the dinner service on two evenings, the food and atmosphere were fantastic. Having a candlelit table beside a warm fireplace is so unique, and the open kitchen allows you to sneak over and watch your dinner being prepared. Dishes were traditional Tuscan in style, well prepared and using local ingredients. Daily breakfast was ample, with excellent quality.
All the staff at Lupaia were warm and welcoming. We couldn't have been happier with our stay and hope to return sometime in the near future.
We found Lupaia through a friend's recommendation and booked directly by telephone. As previous reviewers have mentioned, the hotel is not perfectly easy to find. When turning off the main road, there are about 2 km of dirt road to cover before arriving in this quiet, tranquil oasis, located on a hill between the villages of Montepulciano and Montefollonico, which makes for picture-perfect 360° views.
The hotel is laid out like a little village, with the rooms spread over several buildings. Every rooms is different in style, we split our stay between the Cigno and Tadema rooms, which both were bright, airy rooms with vintage furniture and fixtures. The style was very different to the typical cookie-cutter country inns, of which there are so many in Tuscany.
We had dinner in the hotel restaurant on the first evening, which was an excellent fixed 4-course menu, but they did offer vegetarian alternatives for my wife. With only 6 tables, nice music playing, the huge fireplace and the beautiful open kitchen, the ambiance is more that of a cozy private residence, much different to the noisy restaurants nearby (we had excellent dinners at 13 Gobbi and La Botte Piena in Montefollonico, but much preferred the atmosphere of Lupaia, so we stayed in for dinner on all the other evenings).
Service was excellent, very personal, and everyone seemed to truly enjoy working there. The gardens and pool area are beautiful, and we enjoyed the tranquility reading a book and enjoying a glass of wine and the views. We did venture out a few times as well: the location of Lupaia makes it possible to visit a variety of places within a 2 days, we went to Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino and other villages and visited the Boscarelli winery. Even a day trip to Florence would be possible (although I would recommend spending at least a night in the city).
It's an excellent place in the heart of Tuscany, and we will be sure to return.
.A beautiful and peaceful hideaway, with a panoramic view of the surroundings, including Montepulciano. Cristina the manager is so committed to the place and it's shown everywhere. The rooms are well decorated, paying attention to every detail and you get the feeling you are in a fairytale. We ate there dinner and it was delicious with a great atmosphere. Hope to return again!
One of the best places we have stayed in and shame not longer. Christine was a wonderful host ( and yes Wales did beat Eng which was a shame!!!...following our banter). By far the best place in our 9day trip ( staying in 4 different places) from Rome to Florence visiting ovierto, Pisa, montepulcino, San casciano, Chianti, Siena, pienza to name most!
Food was amazing and cooked from local farms. Being the vegetarians we are, our chef cooked an amazing eggplant parmigiana ( my fav Italian dish) and risotto followed by a pear crumble.
Very helpful staff, especially Christine.
Had sky TV in case you wanted to rest indoors!
Will visit again hopefully one day!
A hidden gen indeed having driven in the hills of Tuscany for about 2km off road to find this place. Bravo to the owners and Christine for keeping this place unique.
I have stayed at Hotelito Lupaia with my wife and with our Maltese dog, we were given one their ten beautiful rooms. Each one is an independent building in a typical Tuscan style.
We had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Hotel, all based on natural home-grown fruit, vegetables, local meat and cheese, Montepulciano wine.
The hotel is surrounded by the Valley of Valdichiana and the Val d'Orcia, you can only see nature.
Nearby visits to Montepulciano and Pienza are at less than 20 minutes.
My Wife and I came here for our Honeymoon in 2012, revisited in July 2015. Nestled in the Tuscan Hills with beautiful views of the surrounding areas. Staff could not be more helpful. Excelent food and wine.
Two nights was not long enough! My husband and I stayed at Hotelito Lupaia for two nights while we traveled from Rome to Florence. Every aspect of our stay was amazing! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was perfectly secluded and comfortable. The views are outstanding. We laid in hammocks and read by the pool, enjoyed quiet walks around the grounds and sat in our private garden watching the stars. The breakfast was phenomenal! Cheese and yogurt from the farm down the road. We ate dinner both nights at the restaurant. It was a bit expensive, but worth it. We could not have asked for a better experience. Can't wait to go back.
Fantastic stay at Lupaia for our family of 5. Unique, interesting and charming room accomodations, delicious food, and wonderful staff. We had an amazing cooking class, and the kids really enjoyed the pool while the grownups enjoyed the peaceful views and serenity. Would love to have stayed longer!!
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