Residenza Il Poggiolo

Residenza Il Poggiolo

Strada Provinciale 137, Km.0,07 San Quirico d'Orcia 53027, San Quirico d'Orcia Italy
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alwaysmovingmama wrote a review Aug 2013
Budoia, Italy
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Not a 5 star hotel but you feel like you are staying in history. A really simple B&B but the antique charm is irreplaceable. My family enjoyed the large lap pool and the small kitchen and the separate bedrooms in our "apartment". A quick one night stay but the location was perfect (excluding what must have but a dog kennel just down the hill).
If you want the true Tuscan view and old small town only 100m away this is the place to stay! Loved the Etruscan small quaint town of San Quirico d'Orcia!!!

We went into town for breakfast, great veggie/fruit shop & pastry shop in the new part of town behind the old city. Much cheaper/better breakfast than the one offered at the B&B.

The Inn keeper referred us to TRATTORIA BAR OSENNA in the old part of town that had the perfect italian ambiance, great prices, & excellent food, including Florentine steaks!
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Date of stay: August 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We had "Casa Rossa" it was at the top of the building, great views but there were wasps...
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nabeelsheikh wrote a review May 2011
London
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well, what can I say - the region surrounding San Quirico D’Orcia, in the heart of Tuscany, is a truly stunning area to visit, and Il Poggiolo is an amazing place to stay in while doing so. Most of the major attractions in the area (particularly from a photographic point of view) are easily reachable by car.

A converted villa dating back to early 1700, there is real history in Il Poggiolo and it provides an ideal setting to experience authentic Tuscan life for a while (after all, what’s the point in traveling to Tuscany, only to return back to a hotel room at the end of the day which you could find anywhere in the world?!) The residence is divided into a number of apartments of varying size, catering for individials up to whole families. And even though this was a solo photography trip for me, the manager (Michele) upgraded me from a studio to a whole 3 roomed apartment at no extra cost!

Il Poggiolo also has the added flexibility of allowing you to self cater, as all the apartments have a kitchen with a hob, oven and fridge, so you can buy at the local supermarket and cook for yourself. However if this is not for you, then the friendly town of San Quirico is just a 5 minute walk away and has variety of very good restaurants. (There is a restaurant and bar at the residence, but it is only open when the building is full – I am only pointing this out because I feel that for some people it would be worth knowing beforehand to avoid false expectations; however this is NOT an issue given that the town is so close and the self-catering option. If you feel it is really an issue, you could always e-mail in advance to find out what the situation would be at the time you were planning to go).

The residence also has a beautiful pool, and all the flats are spacious and authentically furnished. I personally had no problems with sleep; the road was definitely NOT an issue for me, and though there are dogs, I observed first had that this is the case EVERYWHERE in the region as it is in the countryside (apart from maybe right in the centre of San Quirico itself) – I did not find they disturbed my sleep, and I am a very light sleeper (I did have the fan on at night, which may have drained out any background noise).

As for Michele – he is a really kind and amazingly helpful guy. Fluent in English, he will go out of his way to make you get the most out of your trip and was invaluable to me weeks before I had even got there! As his lives in the region, he knows the local area intimately and will be able to provide answers to any questions you have regarding touring this part of Tuscany.

As for the region itself, is truly stunning. Photographs just don’t do it justice! Not only is there beauty and good weather, there is a lot of history and many quaint little hillside towns to visit.

All in all, I would highly recommend staying here and using it as a base to explore the area. I went in the last week of May, and had good weather throughout.
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Date of stay: May 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Contact with Michele before going - very helpful
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Derek N wrote a review Jul 2016
Blackwood, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
First experience with agriturismo in Tuscany - loved it. Nice spacious room in loft. A bit warm but to be expected for time of year. Fantastic location, close to San Quirico and wine centres Montalcino and Montepulciano. Rustic, which means things were basic and not necessarily new & modern. WiFi is flakey in the rooms and could use a upgrade.
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Date of stay: July 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: In July upper rooms are hot and there is no air conditioning, only standing fan. Would suggest...
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Lucia E wrote a review Nov 2013
Skaneateles, New York
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Have been staying at the Residenza for 7 years, twice per year. Michele the inn keeper made this trip worth the repeat visit. Kind, helpful and extremely accommodating. I returned this past March following the death of my father only to find Michele gone, the property in disrepair and the charm lost. Within moments of arrival I found myself explaining to the owners wife how to turn on the heat as well as where to find towels for the bath. Once I laid myself down to recover from hours of travel a hibernating lizard fell from the rafters onto my shoulder. Needless to say this was a shock for the both of us. The owners hunting dogs were barking frantically down the hill day and night and the lighting was dim due to burnt out bulbs throughout the property. Grounds were overgrown with weeds as well as littered with random cigarette butts. Needless to say I will be seeking accommodations for any future visits, very sad.....
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Date of stay: March 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Best to research other options. Case de Torre is the best apartment if you can handle the stairs.
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ride4change wrote a review Feb 2011
Beverley, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a week during our 17 day trip around Italy and southern france. Having driven from England we were using this as our base to travel around Tuscany, this is a perfect location for a base. We agree with the other reviews that the manager - Michele was very pleasant, fluent in English and Helpful with information on local areas to visit and what to avoid.

The problem we found was that the website for Il Poggiolo is very misleading, which you don't find out until you get there!. Upon arriving we asked Michele were the restaurant and the bar in the cellar was, this looked great on the website, it's described as Ernesto's kitchen - a friendly place to meet for breakfast and discuss the days agenda, also great for meeting in the evening to watch the sunset (that in itself is truly amazing), another thing that sold it for us to stay there was the restaurant, it looked nice, friendly and inviting. But unfortunatly Michele's reply to my question was that they were both shut! They apparently open up when most of the rooms are occupied as it's not worth paying to staff both the bar and the kitchen staff unless it's profitable to them. This is as you can imagine very misleading, if you look at the website you get the impression that the bar is open and food is served around the pool area. clearly not the case (unless it's full of course). We must point out that it was mid August when we went and not October time out of season.

What you must also be aware of is that Il Poggiolo is next to a farm that has several hunting dogs that live outside at all time, and yes there is incessant barking throughout the day and night which you can't help but hear as they are so close. You also find it hard to block out the articulated lorries that are constantly going up and down the main road that is close by.
We stayed in the one bedroom apartment closest to the pool which was OK, basic with nowhere to sit other than hard wooden chairs at the dining table, it was'nt the cleanest room but Ok. The pool is not heated and is covered in ants everywhere around the edge where the sun beds are. I can imagine that it was lovely a few years ago but is looking a bit shabby and had poorly maintained gardens/grounds.

All of the above is what we experienced, other people may have had all the facilities when they were there. We feel it neccessary to make people aware of the true review of Il Poggiolo and how it can mislead people.

The positives from Il Poggiolo is that it is so close to San Quirico, a 5mins walk and this is a perfect picturesque village. has a great seating area at the rear for a fantastic sunset view, has a farm behind it that does amazing olive oil and jams for sale (the wine isn't good though!), If you want great wine then go to the vinyard accross the road for this - bought a couple of cases as it was that nice.
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Date of stay: August 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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amontillado wrote a review Jun 2013
Zürich
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Coming here year by year, Michele the manager and host of this wonderful place is gone. We discovered that the place lost a great deal of its charme and personality. Not only stay guests away, the maintenance of the builing suffered and the place is empty.
For travellers who want to be alone, just having an apartement and a quiet swiming pool all alone, it is still a great place to stay. The apartements are the same ( a bit shabbier), the pool is the same (a bit dirty at the bottom), San Quirico is the same and the dogs are the same too. The owners try to manage the place but seem not to be too interested. Ah... and well its more expensive and breakfast costs 7Euros extra.
Too bad really, loved this place, won't come back, as there are so many options in the region.
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Date of stay: May 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: I recomand the apartement "La Torre" (great view), "San Antonio" and "La...
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Virginiawanderer wrote a review May 2009
Richmond, VA
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is stunningly beautiful. It looks just like the pictures on the website. However, there were disappointments. The biggest is that it is close to highway, so even though the view from the inn is spectacular, & the whole place is visually gorgeous, we found it incredibly annoying to hear trucks & motorcycles all night long. Also, a neighbor apparently has several penned up hunting dogs that bark endlessly. One other issue is that these are considered apartments (and indeed, came with a well equipped kitchen), so there is no daily cleaning - I think they come in every 3 days to change linens & empty trash. So - it was a very mixed experience. The innkeepers were extremely helpful, but that didn't make up for poor sleep.
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Date of stay: May 2009
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JH1820 wrote a review Jul 2013
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Il Poggiolo was ideal accommodation for our two week (6 – 19 July 2013) cycling exploration of the Crete and Val d’Orcia. We enthusiastically recommend it for the location, service, facilities and ambiance. This was not our first stay in the area but was our first time at Il Poggiolo. We would return and highly recommend it. Our plan was to stay in one place and ride throughout the region returning every day to our accommodation, which we wanted to be in the countryside, near a quiet, charming, historic town with amenities – Il Poggiolo provided all that. Frankly, we are persnickety and experienced travellers and we have only praise for Il Poggiolo and its owners.

For those exploring the Val d’Orcia and Crete regions south of Siena by car, bicycle or foot and bus, the location is a convenient touring hub. Motorists have easy access to major motor vehicle routes like the SS2 and SR2 and quieter back roads. As cyclists, we were able to get on good paved roads that linked up to networks so we could tour the entire region untroubled by motor traffic. Il Poggiolo is near the mostly unpaved Via Francigena, a medieval pilgrimage route that can be walked, biked or driven. San Quirico, the small, beautiful neighbouring town is a short walk from Il Poggiolo and it was easy to buy food at the Coop or to stroll over to the town’s great selection of restaurants.

Leonardo, the owner, was our notion of a perfect host. He answered questions about bike routes (maps of the region are often misleading) and his advice was key to our successes. Helpfully, he made it possible for us to order cycling gear from an Italian supplier and did so without question – even though the retailer was difficult to communicate with. All our requests and queries were responded to graciously. Because we have bikes and there are no taxis in San Quirico, Leonardo helped us do our first large shop. With his 4X4 he met us, and our groceries, at the Coop and drove us back to Il Poggiolo. He also arranged for us to have a tour of a local winery where the owners did not speak English but we wanted to visit because we loved the wine.

Guests have the option of taking breakfast, for a modest fee. I highly recommend Leonardo’s superb cappuccinos and the food, including his mother’s plum tart. Having breakfast provided, but also having the options of self-catering or strolling into San Quirico for a meal was a great convenience.

Leonardo produces olive oil from his nearby orchard, which is available to buy, but there was no pressure to do so – but of course we brought some home.

Overall, Leonardo was a quietly attentive and not an intrusive presence, which we prefer. I enjoyed my conversations with him – and his wife -- and appreciate his helpfulness.

The building is a charmingly restored old coaching hostel. The renovations celebrate an authentic rural Tuscan feel rather than overly polish the place and we liked that. We stayed in the three-room Casa Liberty, which suited our purposes. When we arrived it was immaculately clean. The kitchen allowed us to prepare meals easily. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was roomy. The views were great. We liked the grounds – olive groves all around – and the pool. There is a laundry available to guests.

During our stay, there were several other guests, some with families. One group had come from Austria every year for seven years. The layout of is such that we did not feel crowded or hear noise from them. The pool was clean and its patio was large and we had ample room when other guests used it.

Il Poggiolo was a great experience and we recommend it to those who want to savour the charms of the Val d’Orcia and the Crete.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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KarenAndConstantino wrote a review Aug 2012
Stuttgart, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I stayed here for our summer vacations. The place is quite nice, and our apartment was spacious and comfortable. The village is some five walking minutes away, and offers many opportunities to eat well. In fact, we are both food lovers, and of all the places to eat that we tried, we found the very best to be just over the street (Osteria del Cardinale - GO THERE IF YOU ARE THERE!!). I have read in other reviews, that the pool isn't clean - nonsense. It is a super cool and relaxing place, and gets cleaned every day. But probably the best of all is Michele, the host. He was extremely helpful, and always had a good idea of what to do and where to go, and on top of this, he is fun to talk to. So, altogether, we very much enjoyed our stay at Il Poggiolo.
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Date of stay: July 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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togauk wrote a review Nov 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice place just outside of the town. Close enough to walk to for dinner but far enough away to feel rural. The town itself was lovely and has some great, good value restaurants. The apartment we stayed in had a decent kitchen so we ended up eating a few times at the apartment as there are also outside tables. Nice pool outside.
Despite the fact there were a few people staying at the same time the place never felt crowded. Generally a very relaxing stay and the host was welcoming and helpful. Some reviews complained of noise from dogs. We did hear some barking but this is the countryside after all. This wasn't enough to disturb our sleep and we slept with the windows fully open each night.
Would recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Derek N wrote a tip Jul 2016
Blackwood, Australia19 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"In July upper rooms are hot and there is no air conditioning, only standing fan. Would suggest lower rooms might be cooler."
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Lucia E wrote a tip Nov 2013
Skaneateles, New York9 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best to research other options. Case de Torre is the best apartment if you can handle the stairs."
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alwaysmovingmama wrote a tip Aug 2013
Budoia, Italy11 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had "Casa Rossa" it was at the top of the building, great views but there were wasps in the kitchen… the inn keeper said they were mud wasps and do not sting. We did not have a problem, but something to think about."
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amontillado wrote a tip Jun 2013
Zürich53 contributions23 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"I recomand the apartement "La Torre" (great view), "San Antonio" and "La Gatta" have outdoor seating. "L'Ogliaia" has the biggest shower. "Casa Rossa" is a huge place with a great view."
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photo_gypsy wrote a tip Dec 2012
Toronto44 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I love them all the apartments, but if you need wi-fi, it doesn't reach the one through the breakfast room."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Residenza Il Poggiolo
Which popular attractions are close to Residenza Il Poggiolo?
Nearby attractions include San Quirico d'Orcia (0.8 km), Collegiata di San Quirico (0.4 km), and Horti Leonini (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Residenza Il Poggiolo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Residenza Il Poggiolo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Residenza Il Poggiolo?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Bottega di Portanuova, Antica Trattoria Toscana Al Vecchio Forno - Capitano Collection, and Ristorante Fonte alla Vena.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Residenza Il Poggiolo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Residenza Il Poggiolo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of San Quirico d'Orcia.
Are pets allowed at Residenza Il Poggiolo?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Residenza Il Poggiolo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Val d'Orcia (3.1 km), Historic Centre of the City of Pienza (6.7 km), and San Quirico d'Orcia (0.8 km).
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