Need To Know
Eight, including one suite.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $314.18 (€227), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include breakfast and soft drinks.
You can hop on one of La Bandita’s mountain bikes if you feel like exploring the Maremma region – and take one of the loaner hand-held GPS devices with you to ensure you find your way back.
At the hotel
Hammam, Shiatsu massage, fully fitted kitchen, library, DVD/CD selection, vast vinyl collection (the owner was a music manager). In rooms: free WiFi, Busatti textiles, organic toiletries. The suite has an iPod dock and flatscreen TV.
Our favourite rooms
No prizes for guessing what the Pig Sty Suite used to be – although now its name couldn’t be further from the reality. Opposite the main house, it offers more privacy, and an ingenious sliding wall can turn the open-plan room into a family-friendly two-bedroom suite. In the main building, the two smaller rooms offer soul-stirring sunset views, while the larger ones have sunken baths if you can’t muster the energy to stumble into the oversized shower.
You can enjoy sweeping views of the inimitable Tuscan countryside (and its sheep) from the infinity pool or while luxuriating in the heated Jacuzzi that sits alongside.
Even the most cack-handed artists will be well served with a sketchbook and a box of watercolours: La Bandita’s hill overlooks rolling Tuscan farmland that’s just made to be framed. Bringing a camera would feel like cheating.
Small pets are welcome at no extra charge. All rooms are non-smoking.
Cots and high chairs are free, and babysitting can be arranged for €20 an hour.
Small pets are welcome at no extra charge.
La Bandita is located in the Lucciola Bella Nature Reserve and is involved with its conservation activities. Almost all products used by the hotel are organic (including bathroom amenities) and locally sourced.
This property is suitable for weddings