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Relais Santa Chiara Hotel

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Via Giacomo Matteotti 15, 53037, San Gimignano Italy
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#13 of 29 hotels in San Gimignano
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The Relais Santa Chiara is a charming and elegant hotel located in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany, between Florence and Sienna. The hotel looks over the splendid, peaceful countryside towards Volterra and is situated just 400 mt. below the city walls of San Gimignano, a town of fairy tales with its 14 medieval towers that testify to a fascinating past. In addition, the strategic location allows one to make day trips to all the major cultural and artistic sites of the surrounding area. The hotel offers 40 rooms, made up of 4 different room types either facing the rear garden or facing the splendid Tuscan countryside. Many rooms have beautiful balconies and our superior rooms have bath with hydromassage. All rooms have air-conditioning, digital TV with international channels, hair dryers and mini-bar. Other services include private parking, a meeting room with a capacity up to 60 persons, Mediterranean garden filled with olive and cypress trees that encompass the swimming pool, which includes a separate, heated mini pool with hydro massage and an inviting and well stocked bar serving an array of beverages and a variety of snacks and light meals. The breakfast is a complete buffet that will certainly satisfy the biggest morning appetite. In the summer breakfast and bar service are available outside on the terrace. Particular attention has been given to the hotel’s furnishings. Some of the most prestige materials make up the guest rooms, such as brier wood and national oak. The public areas breath an atmosphere that’s classic Tuscany. Florentine terracotta covers the lobby which is integrated with a colorful pastel marble mosaic. The famous Serena gray stone is another dominate element found throughout the hotel, like the reception desk and the grand fireplace. Activities available nearby are: walking itineraries departing from the hotel, guided tours of the historic centre, scooter rental, wine tasting (come with light lunch), cooking classes, tennis, horse riding and a 27 hole golf course 18 km away.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
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lstevens7 wrote a review Aug 2020
Poole, United Kingdom47 contributions37 helpful votes
Our third time here. Very peaceful, clean and comfortable. Our room was compact as expected but the balcony and views are what we love. The hotel has a mixture of clientele, some of those who do the sights, rather than the pool. The waitresses at breakfast and lunch are lovely. We enjoyed the food, and the fun of deciding where to have dinner. Covid measures were excellent. The bed was fine, and the air con was pushed to its max as it was 37!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Magnus D wrote a review Aug 2020
Aarhus, Denmark12 contributions
Pros: Staff recommended a nice winery that we were very happy with. Informative about the area. Good breakfast. Fine walking distance to San Gimi. Cons: The “free” parking is not at the hotel, you have to park in a public parking space. The hotel is pretty expensive compared to what you get. We stayed in a “economy” room which is very small and with no windows and AC was not cool enough. Don’t expect to sit at the pool area at night, you will get wet due to the watering of everything. Bed is hard.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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familystay wrote a review Oct 2019
Dublin30 contributions28 helpful votes
Enjoyed our three night stay at this hotel. It was well located just 5 minutes walk to the start of the town. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Classic room was just OK, on the small side also had a very small balcony but the view was really nice. Good breakfast plenty of choice etc. It was great to swim in the pool in October. Just bring you mosquito spray as we were savaged not just at the pool but generally in the San G. Area. We would definitely return to this hotel if we visit San G. again.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Janet wrote a review Oct 2019
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Hello great location and lovely hotel with friendly staff. Food was a bit average but was ok for a short stay. Just a ten minute walk from the main town which was good. Only downside is that I got bitten alive at this hotel I woke up one morning with around 20 bites so be aware of the mosquitos the hotel could do more about this to prevent it. I couldn't wait to get home afterwards because of this.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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shannonhelen wrote a review Oct 2019
67 contributions37 helpful votes
It was an average stay, not as glamorous as the photos. Food was ok, it was centrally located if you have a car, not walking distance to the centre of town. The rooms were quite small and old fashioned. It wasn’t terrible, but not fantastic, and not worth the price.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$113 - US$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hotel relais santa chiara, relais santa chiara san gimignano
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of SienaSan Gimignano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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Frequently Asked Questions about Relais Santa Chiara Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Relais Santa Chiara Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Art Gallery in Tuscany, Gordon's Studio (0.3 km), Namsce Bazar (0.4 km), and Divina Lounge Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Relais Santa Chiara Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caffè Giardino, Trattoria Rigoletto, and XIX Mansio - Bistrot Pizzeria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Relais Santa Chiara Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of San Gimignano.
Are any cleaning services offered at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Relais Santa Chiara Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Centre of San Gimignano (0.8 km), Torre e Casa Campatelli (0.7 km), and Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa (0.8 km).