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Relais Santa Chiara Hotel
Ranked #9 of 29 Hotels in San Gimignano
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Another stay at the Relais Santa Chiara, San Gimignano, Tuscany. As wonderful as ever.
The situation is perfect, just a three minute walk to the old town itself but in a peaceful locality. Views across the Tuscan valley just perfect.
The staff are extremely friendly, efficient and knowledeable. Erika, on the front desk is exceptionally helpful and seems to know all there is to know about the near and distant surroundings.
Fully recommend it to anyone considering a visit to Chiantishire.
Book directly with the hotel and request a small room with balcony overlooking the valley.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We spent our last holiday in San Gimignano, Toscana, and we spent three nights in Santa Chiara hotel. Our stay there was great - the hotel is well located 5 minutes walk from the south gate of San Gimignano, and close to other places of interest in the region. The service is outstanding, the place is always clean and a rich breakfast is served daily for a very reasonable price.

It is highly recommended to come with a rented car in order to travel around Toscana - it's 35 minutes drive from Siena, 50 minutes drive from Florence and 1:20 hours from Pisa.

The rooms are small but functional - so if you want to spend some time in the room this is not the place - however there is a superb balcony and pool at the entrance.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We enjoyed this hotel so much. Everything is clean, classy and stylish without being pretentious. You can really feel the true Italian and Tuscan taste throughout the property. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The gardens, pool area and terrace are just lovely.

After busy days of sightseeing, we loved the comfortable feeling of coming back home to what felt like our own, private, boutique hotel just outside of town. And that's one of the best parts. We had the luxury of leaving our rental car at the hotel and taking the short stroll to the main gate and inside the medieval walls of this magical place. This was such a huge benefit for enjoying the historic center in the late afternoon and after dinner after the crowds have gone.

The rooms are not big, but tastefully decorated and very efficient. There is a lot of choice for rooms depending on your budget. For example, we booked the larger room with balcony which had an incredible view over the countryside, while we chose the smaller room without view for our 2 children. We also got a great deal by taking advantage of special offers through the hotel's website.

You really can't beat San Gimignano for visiting all the wonderful sights in Tuscany and staying right nearby at the Relais Santa Chiara.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

This was our second visit to Relais Santa Chiara Hotel; the first was six years ago. Unlike other hotels in which we've stayed, this hotel has preserved all of the charm and hospitality that we remember, and the reasons we returned. This is one of our favourite places to stay anywhere. The hotel is comfortable and highly maintained; all of the staff are courteous and helpful, and the setting and surrounding views are spectacular. A most relaxing visit. We will not hesitate to return at the earliest opportunity and would highly recommend RSC.

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Situated a comfortable ten minute walk from the town of San Gimignano, the RSC is a lovely hotel. We were not given a room on the front of the hotel with the magnificent views over the Tuscan countryside, but nevertheless we had a lovely room. Spacious, clean and comfortable with a lovely bright, clean bathroom. The bed was really comfortable. Staff were polite and helpful at all times. Breakfast was served in the lovely dining room with views onto the terrace. There is a nice pool area with pool towels provided, although the changeable weather meant we were only able to use them once!.
There are lots of lovely places to eat in San G. We ate twice at the taverna just up the road from the RSC, The food was excellent and very reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

excellent location, room and staff. Historical city within walking distance. only a ten minute walk to the old town which is absolutely easy at night. Wonderful view from the room with balcony on the little mountain.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Me and my girlfriend visited San Gimignano again and this time we could not miss staying in this beautiful location! This hotel is really lovely,has a very pleasant atmosphere and is only a ten minute walk to the old town which is absolutely easy at night.
We choose a room overlooking the stunning tuscan hills which was very clean spacious and with balcony. For 20 euro less we could have a smaller room, but we did not bother. The bed was huge and really comfortable. The breakfast was wonderful especially the homemade cake, the fruit salad and Carmela, a real italian lady that always welcome us with a smile! Unfortunately it was raining last week but one afternoon we could spend sometime sunbathing and relaxing around the pool which was so quiet!! Staff is really amazingly friendly and helpful.
It was a fantastic holiday and we will return!! This is the PERFECT spot to spend a few days relaxing in if you're coming to Tuscany. We recomend it!

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Additional Information about Relais Santa Chiara Hotel

Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 15, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Gimignano
#4 Family Hotel in San Gimignano
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Gimignano
Price Range: £92 - £159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Santa Chiara Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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