La Bandita

Podere La Bandita - Pienza (SI) 53026, Siena, Italy

Action Bar

19.5
Rating

We select, you rate. Ratings are on a 20-point scale, and they're based on feedback from verified Tablet guests. If a hotel's rating falls below 15, it's gone — so your post-stay review is actually our most important quality-control tool.

Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service20
  • Overall19.5
15
Reviews
207 Favorite this hotel — to remember it, to save it to your wish list, or simply to express yourself

Hotel Description

Like any of the world’s top travel destinations, Tuscany is capable of showing visitors a few different faces. Leading approaches include the lap-of-luxury grand-hotel treatment, and the theatrical and painstakingly authentic traditional-farmhouse treatment. Add to those a new angle, one that’s been sadly difficult to come by: the casual and unpretentious “just a friendly little guesthouse” approach, perhaps best exemplified by La Bandita, splendidly isolated at the end of a rough dirt road in the Val d’Orcia.

It’s split into six stylish modern bedrooms, with one open-plan living space for the whole house, and a central kitchen, where from time to time you’ll dine family-style with your fellow guests and with your hosts, a refugee from the American music industry and his travel-journalist wife. While a lot of hotels pay lip service to the idea of home-style hospitality, La Bandita actually follows through — in fact the atmosphere is so gregarious and friendly that privacy freaks and reclusive-novelist types may actually prefer to look elsewhere.

The rest of us, though, will enjoy the scenery, the thoughtful freebies (wi-fi, breakfast, coffee, bottled water), and the company. Your hosts know the area well and can direct you to any number of restaurants, vineyards, sights; but if you’re more in the mood to hide out poolside, they’re more than happy to have you.

Please note: La Bandita operates seasonally and is closed from November through March.

Read more Hide Details

Hotel Criteria

  • 6 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

Map

  • What I liked:

    What the hotel could do better:

    Guest

    View hotels loved by

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour gym
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Golf nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Need to Know

Pets are allowed and are free of charge.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

Hotel Booking Widget

Finding Available Rooms & Prices

  • Superior Room

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 322 ft²/29 m².
    Amenities

    Views: village.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
  • Standard Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
  • Deluxe Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 430 ft²/39 m².
    Amenities

    Views: village.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
  • Pig Sty Suite

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 645 ft²/60 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • coffee/tea
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • kitchenette
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • on demand movies
    • soaking tub
    • sofa sleeper
    • standard television
  • Save

    Lucky Room

    • Fits person Fits people Fits people but not more than adult Fits people but not more than adults
    • Room types for this rate will be assigned upon arrival.
    • Avg Per Night
      Additional Taxes apply
      All Taxes included
      Taxes excluded

      This price is not eligible for Plus Privileges

      Includes:
      NumberRooms 0Rooms
      Assign guests at checkout.
    • Fits person Fits people Fits people but not more than adult Fits people but not more than adults
    • or
    Photo Coming Soon
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    We're sorry but the list of room amenities is temporarily unavailable.

    • Option
    • Discount Applied

      Per Night For 1 Person
      Per Night
      for 2 people
      Avg Per Night
      Per Night
      Avg Per Night
      Additional Taxes apply
      All Taxes included
      Taxes excluded
      Tablet Exclusive Price This price is not eligible for Plus Privileges PLUS Member Privileges Eligible
      Includes:
      NumberRooms 0Rooms
      Assign guests at checkout.
    • Option
    • Discount Applied

      Per Night For 1 Person
      Per Night
      for 2 people
      Avg Per Night
      Per Night
      Avg Per Night
      Additional Taxes apply
      All Taxes included
      Taxes excluded
      Tablet Exclusive Price This price is not eligible for Plus Privileges PLUS Member Privileges Eligible
      Includes:
      NumberRooms 0Rooms
      Assign guests at checkout.

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour gym
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Golf nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Need to Know

Pets are allowed and are free of charge.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

Map