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Reviewed 23 August 2009

To me this home was exactly what I imagined tuscany to be. A beautiful house, set on a quiet road, with an amazing view of the countryside and of San Gimignano in the distance. We stayed here for 2 days, but could have stayed a week. The home was beautiful, the room was nice and clean, and the pool was a perfect break from the hot tuscan sun. Note that some of the rooms do have steps in them though if that's an issue for you. Ours was #7 and has a beautiful view of the town out the window....I would definitely stay in this room again. Breakfast was good too...nice selection of breakfast sandwiches and pastries. They also had a nice outside sitting area that looked out on the town. Both nights we sat out with a bottle of wine enjoying the night air and the view. All the rest of the people at the B&B were also out there one night...was a fun time having a few drinks and meeting everyone! We actually never ended up walking into the town...although I know you could do it. By this point in our trip we were trying to conserve our walking...so many Tuscan hills, so little time! Definitely go to this place if you can...you will not regret it.
As far as restaurants go, we ate at Bel Soggiorno in town one night - great view out some big windows onto the hillside. Make a reservation if you want a table right next to the window...we didn't have one though, but we had a table set back which was fine. Also we would have eaten at Le Vecchie Mura if possible, but you definitely needed a reservation here - make one if you can. This place has a great setting and was busy busy. Completely full. Have fun!!

Date of stay: August 2009
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank ND2000
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Reviewed 11 August 2009

A great B&B, panoramic view of San Gimignano from the relaxing pool area. Friendly and helpful. Staff . The pool cleaned every day , The room was spotless , The breakfast was great , fresh fruit ,various cakes and bread freshly filled. San Gimignano wines are sold on site , try a lovely white from the chiller or a great red, Also stock chilled beer and water. There is a large restaurant a short walk from the car park of Podere Sant'Elena or walk or drive into San Gimignano ,

Date of stay: July 2009
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Sarf_London_Dude
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Reviewed 1 June 2009

The spot was marvellous with a phantastic panoramic view of San Gimignano. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Everything was nice, clean and well-tended (room, garden, pool). The breakfast was extraordinary rich in choice and taste: sweets, fresh fruit and sandwiches, real orange juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate as much as you like. Do not miss to try the delicious cakes, cookies and panforte, which the owners produce in their own pasticceria in San Gimignano. Forget about the calories!
Podere Sant Elena is a real good choice for your Tuscany holiday.

Date of stay: May 2009
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Thank Kiwi_N
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Reviewed 30 May 2009

My wife and I stayed for a week in May. We had room 6 (which along with room 7) had stunning views across the vineyards to San Gimignano. The room was clean and comfortable. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and the whole place was beautifully maintained (Nice garden). The pool was fine. We couldn't actually come up with any negatives about our stay here. The local restaurant was good (5 minutes walk) but for a really stunning meal try Arnolfo restauranat in Colle Val d'Elsa (Michelin 2 star) - it was sublime. It's a shame that the same can't be said for the restaurants in San Gimignano. All in all a great base for tourin Tuscany

Date of stay: May 2009
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Thank OenophileUK
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Reviewed 27 September 2008

Perfect location to stay a couple of days with an astonishing vieuw on the toscanien hills and san gimignano.
Small quiet bed and breakfast . Nice relaxing swimmingpool.
Breakfast ok.
Good restaurant on 150 m and a lot of bars and restaurants in san gimignano ( a walk of 25 minutes from the hotles).
Nice rooms.

For us it was just perfect

Date of stay: September 2008
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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