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Montalcino: Il Barlanzone

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Reviewed by: GailS from MA, review #2410

When: September 2008

An excellent location in Montalcino, right across from the Fortezza. Very basic rooms. Very clean. A pass for parking is provided.

This was our 3rd stay at Il Barlanzone. The rooms, as seen on the web site, are very basic. A bed, night stands, a desk and and a wardrobe. TV is Italian only. No air conditioning.

The rooms have always been very clean and everything is in good repair. The bathrooms are a bit small but adequate. Simone who runs the hotel and Enoteca on the first floor is very nice. On this stay he called multiple wineries for us to arrange for tours. He provides a parking pass to park in an area just below the Fortezza.

The location is ideal and there are several great restaurants only a short walk away. The room was 70E / night. We will definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by: GailS from MA, review #2119

When: September 2007

Basic, very clean hotel right in the town of Montalcino. The owner, Simone, was very nice and helpful. A parking pass is provided to park free nearby.

The rooms are above an enoteca which is run by Simone who was very nice. Anya who also worked there for the summer was extremely helpful, arranging a tour of a winery we were interested in visting.

The rooms are very basic (bed, night tables, a desk and a chair, a wardrobe and a TV with Italian language-only channels) and small bathroom and were extremely clean.

Il Barlanzone is across the street from the Fortezza. They provide you with a parking pass to park just beyond the Fortezza.

There was a bit of street noise since our room faced the main street rather than the parking area but it was not too bad. The location is easy to drive into and out of.

There were several good restaurants all a short walk away as well as a grocery store at the far end of the town. Overall a nice convenient location if you are not looking for frills. We paid E60 per night.

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