Loft at Palazzo Ravizza Siena

Jul 29th, 2004, 08:52 AM
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Loft at Palazzo Ravizza Siena

Has anyone stayed in one of the loft rooms at the Palazzo Ravizza? I am booking rooms for two couples in Sept./Oct. 2005, probably for two or three nights. One couple is on an extreme budget. Any comments would be appreciated!
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Jul 29th, 2004, 10:46 PM
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I don't know what you mean by a loft room, but we had 2 rooms at the Palazzo Ravizza in June, a double room and a triple room, both in the back with beautiful garden views, on one of the upper floors. They were both beautiful rooms and the view out of the window of our double room was stunning, down into the palazzo RAvizza's garden, out over the wall of Siena, and into the Tuscan hillsides! Wow! Breakfast was very nice and served in the lovely garden. I would definitely stay here again.

Rooms in the front wouldn't be the same as they wouldn't have the view of the garden and the Tuscan hillsides. I wouldn't want rooms in the front.

Hope this helps!
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Jul 30th, 2004, 06:39 AM
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Melissajoy, thanks for the info. The hotel web site describes the loft rooms as being one flight of stairs higher than where the elevator goes.

These are the least expensive rooms available there, so I am wondering if they have also been updated and have a view. If they are teeny-tiny and you hit your head on the ceiling they are not worth it!
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Jul 30th, 2004, 01:50 PM
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I wrote the hotel asking for more information about the lofts, but I haven't heard back from them.

If you end up looking for something else for your friends, I'm also looking at the Il Casato. It looks to be very near the Palazzo Raviza. I'm still researching it, but you might want to make a note of it.

http://www.tuscany.net/casato/pages/booking.htm

and here

http://www.dormireintoscana.it/IlCas...ca/enindex.htm




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Jul 31st, 2004, 03:40 PM
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Still wondering if anyone knows anything about the "loft" rooms at Palazzo Ravizza.
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Dec 3rd, 2004, 08:39 AM
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Here's a user review on Tripadvisor on one of the loft rooms. This person loved it and said it was large:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR...a_Tuscany.html
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Dec 3rd, 2004, 09:29 AM
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Jeanne, I haven't stayed there yet, but I just made a reservation for a loft room. I had emailed them to ask how many stairs were involved and they emailed me back saying there are 10-15 steps after the elevator. You can request a garden view, which I did, and it was noted in the confirmation that I have reserved one. Also, their website mentions half-board but they no longer offer that.
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Dec 3rd, 2004, 09:45 AM
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Very helpful...thanks both of you!

That review sounds very good. Only thing: my friend and I want twin beds and the reviewer says it's a king. I'll write and see if they separate into two beds.

Melissa:
When are you going? We won't be there til late April.
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Dec 3rd, 2004, 09:55 AM
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Jeanne, Actually, I think Melissa was already there! I'll be going in Sept. Seems like a long ways off, but I can't wait!
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Dec 3rd, 2004, 05:31 PM
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Yes, of course. I mixed up the posts.

We're going in April (unless the dollar collapses!). I've written about the loft rooms, still trying to figure out whether they can provide twin beds. From reading the reviews at trip advisor, it sounds like Room #50 is the best.

I'll post a report if we stay there.

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Dec 19th, 2004, 10:20 PM
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Jeanne and Susan,

Rummaging through some of my old posts tonight, I found your inquiry about a loft room at Palazzo Ravizza and the question about twin beds.

We had twin beds in our loft room. There's a photo of the beds in this album at Shutterfly.com:

http://share.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?...4ZNHpQ&notag=1

I hope that link works!.

The bed in the photo looks like a double or king but is actually two twins pushed together.

The views out the window were magnificent! Love Siena!
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Dec 21st, 2004, 08:15 PM
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Thank you for your reply. I had an email from them confirming they could provide twin beds in the loft rooms.

Did you like being in town as opposed to outside the walls? We'll have a car, but I understand their parking situation is very convenient.
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