Albergo il Giglio: "Lovely rooms, beautiful views" Montalcino Hotel Tip by londonbabe

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I'm not sure what the rooms are like in the main hotel, but we were given an apartment-ette in a very old building round the corner from the hotel.
This was just delightful: a large bed/sittingroom with a comfortable sofa, a small kitchenette and a beautifully decorated shower room. The door to the room was a history lesson in its own right - heavy, carved oak and probably dating from the 1600s.
I think most of the rooms in the main hotel had views out over the Tuscan countryside, to judge from the spectacular view from the restaurant. Book early if you want the utterly romantic table by the window!
We had a half-board deal, which meant we were able to eat three marvellous courses of typical Tuscan cooking. The wine list, as you'd expect in Montalcino, was superb, and we had a tremendous 1990 Super Tuscan which (for me) was one of the highlights of the trip. Forget the scenery, just gimme the wine :-)
Only downside was breakfast, but then the Italians don't really 'do' breakfast, so the croissant, coffee and jams is all you're likely to get in a place like this. But that's OK because there are lots of cafes round town for a second breakfast.
Rack rate for half board (dinner b&b for 2 people) is 134 euro.

Price Comparison: about average
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.gigliohotel.com/en/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 30, 2005
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