Hotel Review: Lupaia heaven in TuscanyJune 10, 2015
I'm still reminiscing about the wonderful time I had in Tuscany a month or so ago and was lucky enough to stay in not one wonderful hotel but two. After spending the night at the exquisite Hotel Banfi, we headed to the hills of Val d'Orcia to find Hotelito Lupaia. While Banfi Hotel gave me castle and countryside, Lupaia gave me enchanted whimsical fairytale! Each room has a unique personality, and theme while the outside grounds made you feel as if you were on the set of a Hansel and Gretel movie.
We stayed in the characterful cottage Bosco, a beautiful room depicted as an 18th century Tuscan farmhouse, overlooking the stunning Italian countrysides. Decorated with antique furniture, handpainted walls and a rustic decor, the room was simply breathtaking with its vibrant emerald green theme that made you feel like royalty.
Breakfast the next morning after a lovely night's sleep was an event in itself. There was an open kitchen where we could see the chef preparing whatever the guests wanted, along with a huge buffet of freshly baked breads and pastries, homemade jams, cheeses and fresh fruit. I love the fact that most of the food they serve is sourced from a nearby farm and I instantly noticed the difference in taste and quality (especially the delicious organic eggs).
The stunning infinity pool overlooking the Tuscan hills had to be hands down my favourite hotel feature. The breathtaking views, peace and quiet, and gentle breeze has made it one of my top poolside experiences ever.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Hotel Lupaia and would recommend staying there whether you are a couple wanting a romantic getaway, family wanting to relax or small group celebrating a birthday or other special occasion. I would definitely visit again :-)