Locanda in Tuscany
What We Love
- A charming retreat in the Tuscan countryside, with breakfast, a dining discount and moreThe rustic-chic décor and authentic charm of the property
- Opting to stay in a Junior suite, with a patio overlooking the gardens or valley
- Tasting local fare in the cozy Taverna di Mozart, set in an old stable
- Exploring the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with vineyards and scenic rolling hills
What To Know
- This is a boutique property with only 9 rooms which are split between multiple buildings
- Ayurvedic spa treatments are available onsite wellness center, Kama; you can also arrange in-room massages
- You will be contacted ahead of your stay to clarify whether you'd like linen or cotton sheets in your room
Experience the tranquil Italian countryside with a stay at Locanda in Tuscany, a small and charming luxury retreat that looks plucked out of a postcard. This incredible hideaway guarantees as much authenticity as it does opportunities for R&R, boasting far-reaching views of rolling hills and a tavern serving typical Tuscan fare, housed in an old stable.
The nine exquisite rooms and suites here are truly the stuff of dreams, perfectly encapsulating this unique property’s enchanting aesthetic. Combining rustic charm with utter coziness, they feature creamy tones, beamed ceilings and stone walls, as well as lovely floral touches and all the modern conveniences you’d expect from a luxe retreat.
Situated in the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a dramatic rural landscape, quaint Medieval villages and too many vineyards to count, this property is ideally located for anyone seeking sunshine, serenity and fine wine. Hike or cycle through the green countryside, rent a vintage car for a unique experience, and, as the sun goes down, retire to the property’s panoramic pool, featuring endless valley views – how’s that for a Tuscan escape?
Good to know
Please note that a city tax of €2 per person, per night is payable directly to the hotel upon check-out.
Rooms and suites
Grand Deluxe rooms feature king-sized beds and peaceful views over the private garden or Val d’Orcia hills. Situated outside of the main building, the roomier Junior suites feature added luxuries, like freestanding bathtubs and tranquil patios.
Amenities- Air conditioning- Telephone- Wi-Fi access- LCD TV- Safe- Minibar
If you’re looking for authentic Tuscan fare, Taverna di Mozart won’t disappoint. Here you’ll find a homey and welcoming ambience, with authentic dishes cooked using traditional techniques and locally produced ingredients. To top it off, the property’s sommelier will be on hand to help you select the best wine to accompany your dish – this is Italy, after all…
Locanda in Tuscany is situated in the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site about an hour south of Siena. Here you’ll find the rolling hills and breathtaking valleys characteristic of Tuscany, as well as castles, woodland and vineyards sure to please any oenophile. Visit Saturnia’s refreshing thermal baths, take in Siena’s Gothic and medieval architecture, or simply explore the tranquil countryside with an excursion by bicycle or vintage car.
How to Get There
I stayed with my girlfriend for three nights.
Location was really convenient for exploring southern part of Tuscany - close to thermal baths, Montalcino, Montepulciano, etc
Staff recommendations for restaurants were almost all on point. On-site restaurant was good, not amazing, but a convenient option. Breakfast was great.
Staff was helpful and accomodating.
VERY chill vibe and very no-frills but amazing if that's what you're looking for.
Excellent location and great service, ideal for couples. A great restaurant although menu limited after a couple of nights, but also accommodating if you want to change your plans, so flexible.
Very secluded location and with easy reach to local town which again great food and wine. Main tourists towns and vine yards all within 40 minutes.
Staff very pleasant and helpful.
Locanda is a great place to relax. Very quiet, with an nice pool, my husband and I stayed at the pool reading and enjoying the sun. All around the hotel the vast views of empty hills opened up. You can easily see the sunrise and the sunset here. A former stable for animals, completely remodeled into a upscale rustic hotel, it is good for a getaway from a busy city life.
This is a beautiful place to stay (see pictures) but it is not as rural or quiet as the pictures suggest. The open valley to one side is beautiful but on another side there is a view of more industrial buildings and traffic. Martina was so helpful to us helping us plan our days on our arrival and we thouroughly enjoyed the twighlight thermal visit under the stars and the Illy vineyard tour she organised for us (And the mix up of having to question the increased charge at the vineyard to the one Martina quoted us was soon sorted) but then there was a staff change as Martina was off for the weekend and went back to Siena for the weekend and a new front of house came in to take over and run the wedding that was happening on the Saturday (The day we were leaving so we didn't expect any problems). We expected to meet her the next day as we had hoped to go on a cheese farm visit and do the wine tasting included for secret escapes bookings as discussed with Martina but unfortunately we never even saw the new lady. Sadly if I am honest it felt very much like the wedding took over their priorities forgetting about their current guests. We had requested a breakfast to go on our arrival as sadly we had to leave before breakfast started on Saturday morning as it doesn't start until 8.30am we were told this would be in our room for us the night before. We ate out on our last night after originally booking a table for 8.30pm at locanda to make our last night relaxing but as we were then told on Thursday that the last meal booking we could have was 7.30pm and we were given the impression again at breakfast on Friday morning that we would not be able to relax and enjoy at our leisure as the wedding party were arriving for a big meal of 22 we cancelled it as suggested. A bottle of wine was provided in our room with a note to apologise for the wedding tent going up on Friday evening but we did not have the time left to drink it as we were driving in the day on Friday and resorted to eating out on our last night rather than having to rush to finish our meal at Locanda. We didn't get back until late due to hire car troubles and having to eat out later. We were a little worried to not see our packed breakfast to go in our room as advised but knew there was nobody around overnight to ask. We had to leave for the airport at 7.30am but stayed until 8am (as we wrongly assumed somebody would be about by 8am at the latest for the 8.30am seated breakfast and considering they had the wedding that day) but unfortunately we did not see anyone and we had to check out by hanging our key on the office door. And find our own portable breakfast and coffee enroute! The room we had was lovely but no safe in the wardrobe as advised and the shower although pretty and aesthetically pleasing was somewhat difficult to get in and out of and flooded the bathroom on the first day. We are not big either. Our toilet constantly ran and refilled and they didn't manage to fix this during our stay (noisy when trying to sleep) and the view out of our room at the back of a satelite disc and water tank was not the rural scene we expected. The corridor outside our room could get noisy but the little shared terrace was nice. The toiletries were good and they were made in italy and paraben free so that was a definate plus.
Some advice make sure you bring extra layers and a jumper for the chilly evenings and for if the bugs like to feed on you - we are used to being bitten as from the English countryside and they seem to love us but thought I should say so it doesn't ruin anyone elses enjoyment.
We have used secret escapes numerous times and they have not dissapointed in the little gems found but this one was not quite the luxury treat to the end of our holiday we thought it would be even if the prices are (€4 for a bag of seeds in your room). We would have loved to do the in-house cooking course but at over €100 each it was too steep! Lovely place just not as luxe as sold. The covered areas either end of the pool are nice for relaxing and the pool looks beautiful but just too chilly to take a full body dip (as not heated) in the autumnal weather. For a place trying to be of this standard I would expect someone on site from early morning at the very least (7am until midnight). We could not find instructions in our room as to what to do out of hours or who to call. There was no guide book to refer to for once staff had left. We had a meal at the restaurant on our 2nd night and it was tasty our host chose a good wine for us to drink with our meal and the wine prepping display was fun to watch. A new one to us, having been to South Africa and the Champagne region. The spicy tomatoe & garlic pasta was good (although not hot) and would definately recommend my husbands prawn pasta dish. The chocolate salami we were intrigued by it was just like our tiffin/chocolate fridge cake in the UK. The breakfast was one of the best we had in Italy and it was good that eggs were offered (you just have to ask for them we had poached and they were perfect!) We do suggest investing in a orange juicer that your guests don't have to spend 10 mins using to get their glass of fresh orange juice each morning especially after their sleep has been disrupted by the local dogs barking through the night and they haven't had their coffee yet! 😂
Thank you for welcoming us to beautiful Tuscany and we hope to return to the region again one day.
Locanda in Tuscany was beautiful and peaceful. Every details had been thought out. I would highly recommend for a couple that want to have a relaxing holiday. One and only not so great feedback is that we did a cooking class with their chef which was really nice but cost 102 euros each and was just pasta and tomato sauce which felt too expensive.