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All reviews small room tuscan countryside lovely hotel minute walk classic room within walking distance main gate pool area mini bar lovely pool an ideal location would highly recommend this hotel breakfast was included beautiful view medieval city stayed for nights town walls
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

We spent a fabulous 5 nights at the Santa Chiara and would go back tomorrow if we could.
The location is perfect as it is a 5-minute walk to the town gates, so you are away from the bustle of the town during the day when the tourist coaches arrive but on the doorstep to make the most of the beautiful town when you wish to. The position overlooking the Tuscan countryside is one of the most stunning locations we have ever stayed in.

We had a first-floor room with a balcony which was worth double the extra we paid for it. The views are priceless. The room itself was large and comfortable, nice sitting area, lots of storage and a great shower. The only niggle we had was the slightly under performing air conditioning, but it did its job.

Breakfast was lovely, served on the terrace with a wide selection of fresh fruit, breads, meats and cheeses along with cereals, pastries and juices.

Lunch can be served on the terrace as well and we had a couple of lovely lunches of freshly prepared Prosciutto and Melon or Mozzarella and tomatoes. Perfect!

The hotel itself is wonderfully presented with lovely common areas but the real highlight is the staff.

All of the staff from the breakfast team to the cleaning staff and reception members were outstanding and nothing was too much trouble. Special mention though to the wonderful Giovanni who sorted out trips, taxis, and even helped out when I had messed up a booking, a real credit to the hotel, he also never seems to have a day off!

Room Tip: Countryside view rooms are priceless!
  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Frostj1
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Have you had the feeling of not being as welcome as others because before arriving for a bargain of 129€?
Have you ever been caught in a room without windows in a 4 star hotel without telling you previously?
Oh!! It s true the window is touching the ceilling behind the curtain.
No plugs, no decent wifi, a real room for serving staff. Miserable. Shame on you. I prefer be told that there is no room available. Scored with 1 because 0 is not possible

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank NMT_66
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Stayed here in June this year & can highly recommend. We paid extra for a room with a few of the Tuscan Hills & I would highly recommend this type of room. Yes the room was small, but we didn’t spend a great deal of time in it, as when we were there, we spent most of our time on the gorgeous spacious balcony. I felt though that the room was well appointed in terms of storage, plenty of shelves/hooks etc. So never felt cluttered.
The hotel had a lovely relaxing feel to it & the staff were very friendly & helpful. We ate breakfast each morning on the patio overlooking the pool & it was the perfect start to the day. The pool area is relaxing too, with plenty of loungers around the pool & grassed area surrounding the pool.
San Gimigiano is a lovely place to Potter around & the food everywhere we ate was of a very high quality & delicious. It is a busy town but does quieten off on an evening....it’s well worth a walk around later on in the day when the day tourists have left. The hotel is only a few mins walk from the centre of SG but located on a quiet side road with no noise from the town.
I would highly recommend this hotel for a relaxing stay in beautiful Tuscany.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
1  Thank TINA C
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights as part of our two centre Tuscan holiday (other centre was Lucca). The hotel was ideally located, a 5 minute walk from the city walls with some amazing views of the countryside. We stayed in a Superior Double Room with a view, it was a good size with a seated area and a small balcony. Must admit I would have expected tea and coffee facilities given the price of the room. Breakfast was fine, mostly continental with some scrambled egg and bacon. Outside there is a garden area and pool with a number of sun loungers.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Stuart T
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Thank you to all the staff at the Relais Santa Chiara for welcoming our party of 19 family and friends from the 9th August to the 17th. We had a variety of rooms between us but our countryside view classic room was perfect; housekeeping was excellent, as with all other aspects of the staff including reception, breakfast and bar. The hotel is perfectly maintained and is beautifully situated with just a short 10 minutes' walk in to San Gimignano. We took advantage of all aspects of the hotel - the pool, garden, lounge, bar and took a small telescope for use in the garden to see Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and the Moon, though the garden lights were a little bright before midnight. Not complaining though. This is our 3rd time at the hotel and we love it. It's relaxing, in an idyllic spot. As well as walking into San Gim in the evening, the Ristorante Da Graziano, two minutes walk away, offered excellent food.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with friends
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