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“The Santa Chiara is an oasis in the Tuscany area!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Relais Santa Chiara Hotel
Ranked #9 of 31 Hotels in San Gimignano
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
“The Santa Chiara is an oasis in the Tuscany area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2009

This is a beautiful hotel and beautiful location. The walk into San Gimignano was pleasant. The staff was always helpful and friendly. The service was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2009

I coordinated a tour group of 40 musicians and fellow travelers who had a fantastic three nights at the Santa Chiara in April 2009. Our group could not have been happier with the modern rooms (much more like a Swiss or German hotel than the typical Italian hotel of similar price) and fantastic deck and pool area that looked out over the olive groves and wooded hills. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our performance schedules, starting breakfast early several mornings and allowing us to use the main setting area for practices and warmups. The hotel is a bit hard to find (our bus driver got lost) and at first we were worried that it was too far from town, but it turned out that it was an easy 5 - 10 minute walk to the gate of the town that no one had any problems with, even those of our group who had some walking difficulties. The restaurant near the hotel is very good and the town offered a number of very good places to eat and shop. Some of the rooms are a bit small and those in the back do not have a view, but overall I would recommend his hotel unconditionally, especially as a rural oasis for those who are traveling through the busy Italian cities.

  • Stayed April 2009
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nevada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2009

We had a great time in Tuscany - mainly due to having a lovely hotel to come back to! The hotel is set on a beautiful hillside and close walking distance to shops and restaurants! We would stay here again!!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2009

Spent 4 days in one of the most delightful towns - surpassed only by this charming hotel. Impeccable service from every department (reception, housekeeping, breakfast, pool & bar), meticulously cared for rooms (book a room with a view - it is imperative!), an easy walk to town, parking and majestic views that amaze from dawn past dusk. We have no reservations about referring family, friends and anyone who asks...we will return with our family - everyone should have this relaxing experience.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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london
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2009

Within walking distance of the Town, with excellent facilities for all weathers.The service was of the highest quality. We enjoyed a very relaxed and comfortable stay

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2009

I stayed in the Relais Santa Chiara as part of a large group of family and friends who were there for a wedding. I cant praise the hotel or the staff highly enough and they made our stay so pleasant and enjoyable!

I was staying in one of the deluxe double rooms which had a double bed and a double fold out sofa bed. The room was a great size and plenty of room for the 3 of us. The hotel itself was very clean as was the room. The breakfast was a great selection of pastries, cereals, breads, toast and scrambled egg, yogurts and fruit as well as juices, tea and coffee. Excellent selection. Served from 7am-10.30am which was great too. There was a lovely pool and jacuzzi attached which was always clean.

One of our party was in a wheelchair and the hotel could not have been more accomodating, they were wonderful. They even organised a meal (when I dont think they normally serve food in the evenings) for us so that we could celebrate together the night before the wedding. There was always a member of staff on hand to deal with any queries.

On the 3 nights surrounding the wedding, the staff accomodated us by serving us drinks late into the night so that we could have a nightcap together after being up town.

Location wise it is about a 5min walk to the main gate at the bottom of the town and then a further 5 min walk to the main square in San Gimignano. So perfect location. There appeared to be free parking up the side of the hotel (there looked to be 10spaces or so) and I understand you could park your car within the main entrance gate of the hotel on the front patio area for a fee per night.

I really cant praise this hotel highly enough. We were there for a number of days with a group of close to 20 people and not once did I hear anyone complain. All I heard was praise for the hotel. They really were excellent and helped to make what was a wonderful stay in San Gimignano.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2009

We stayed at the Relais Santa Chiara for 5 days with 2 friends, for the four of us it was a most enjoyable stay. The hotel is a short walk from beautiful San Gimingnano and has a beautiful outlook over the Tuscan Hills. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and a credit to the Hotel.
We had a classic room which is their middle standard, it was quite spacious and well furnished. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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