When a View is This Good, Who Cares About a Crappy Room?
The Val d'Orcia at 7am yesterday
We are suckers for a room with a killer view. We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.
You want a room with a view? We give you room 206, a junior suite at the Hotel Relais Il Chiostro in Pienza, Italy. Look out the window and you’ll see a textbook Tuscan landscape – in fact, you’ll see pretty much all of the Val d’Orcia, which is the part of Tuscany (south of Siena) which features in all those postcards, calendars and boasty Facebook posts.
The whole panorama of the Val d'Orcia
Unfortunately, the room didn’t much live up to its view (we'll tell you more another time), but seeing as we got it on a winter special costing just 69EUR the first night and 49EUR the second, we’re not complaining. Waking up to that, seeing the light changing the shadows on the hills every five minutes, was more than worth it.