Magic Magic Magic Magic!!!!!!
Tucked in the hills of Val d’Orcia, staring at the city of Montepulciano is the Tuscan gem, Hotel Lupaia. Lupaia is everything you dream about when searching for a hotel in Tuscany. Nestled into the perfect 1600s Italian farmhouse, this charming Tuscan hotel has abundance flowing. The joy is easily found in the staff, rooms, views, location, grounds, everywhere you look – everything is what you wish it to be.
Service is extraordinary from the moment of booking. For instance, we promptly received a very informative email outlining the different routes and attractions for our drive through Tuscany. Their suggestions were perfect for us, and as a result, we found several lovely spots along the way.
On arrival through the wandering hill-top drive (follow the cute well place signs!) we were welcomed with a lovely glass of local wine (Remember, here local is Montepulciano !) and a tour of the garden. The staff is attentive to your every need and mood. Each area being attentive in its service, from the restaurant (delicious) to the gardens. Everyone is looking out for you well being in mind and body.
Owners Heidi and Christopher Müller, have perfected the Tuscan fantasy. The rooms are individual and comfortable ( We especially thank you for the beds!!) We loved Lupaia so much that we extended our stay. After that decision, we were blessed with a Turkish Bath in our new room. At the end of our long explorations, coming home and relaxing in the hot steam was the best way to end the day. What an incentive to out and come back!
The hotel has a quite a fine restaurant and top breakfast. You do need to book ahead as it is very popular with the entire surrounding community. Remember to give your dietary preferences ahead of time. With our vegetarianism, the kitchen was very accommodating, Note that dinner is three course menu, so if you are a light evening eater, mention this at booking time for smaller options 🙂
In short, Lupai makes it to the top of our list of European destinations. With Hotel Castigno, SoprArno and Les Cols.