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“A Heavenly Place To Stay in San Gimignano”
Review of Hotel Sovestro

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Hotel Sovestro
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 April 2011

From the moment that we arrived until we left, we were thrilled with the location, the comfort, the style and the wonderful service. So near to San Gimigiano but not overwhelmed by this beautiful village. Though slightly out of season, nothing was too much trouble - we want to return for a longer stay with this lovely family.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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sovestro, Proprietario at Hotel Sovestro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2011

Many thanks for your nice review about our property and we are pleased to listen that you spent a good time in our hotel..
We really hope to welcome you again in the future

best regards,
the owners
Sergio and Lucia Failli

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Reviewed 5 December 2010

We first visited Sovestro for dinner 10 years ago, and decided that we must return as guests - and have been doing so repeatedly ever since - first on our own, and then as family group. It is simply the most wonderful place, in a beautiful setting, run by the magnificent Failli Family whose nonogenerian head, Signor Alfredo (92 next year) still works in the wonderful Da Pode restaurant - and keeps everyone smiling! The staff too are magnificent - and remain with the hotel year after year. Their quiet, unobtrusive, but efficient and attentive service, led by Signor Sergio, with Agnese and Laura, is of the highest standard of care and charm.

We have recommended it to (carefully selected) friends and colleagues - who we knew would appreciate it - and they and their families too have returned. We meet many of the same guests year after year. The Da Pode terrace serves some of the finest food anywhere - (apparently) simple and magnificent - in a setting that takes the breath away. It is Tusan cooking of the highest order - indeed so far as we are concerned, has the finest kitchen in Tuscany.

The pool area is quite and restful - a great place to read, rest, lounge - and even swim. The grounds are beautiful. The rooms are comfortable, spotless, and carefully prepared and restored every day. This was the find of our life - and we will always return.

Sovestro quite simply happy, restful home from home - and its family owners and staff we now regard as friends. My only reluctance in writing this is that - very understandably - we would like to keep its secret to ourselves - but that would be most unfair.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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sovestro, Proprietario at Hotel Sovestro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2011

Thank you very very much for your wonderful review and for your beautiful words about our hotel and restaurant an about the people who work here..
A big hug from Alfredo and many greetings from Agnese and Laura..
Thank you for the nice description of our property and its swimming pools.
We are so happy that you choose our hotel since so many years and moereover that you feel like at home..
We can't wait to see you again

sincerely
Sergio and Lucia Failli

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Reviewed 29 November 2010

The peace and simple luxury of the Hotel Sovestro is surpassed only be the graciousness of the Failli family, the warmth of the employees and the idyllic Tuscan surroundings. Snuggled within the rolling hills of Tuscany, this serene setting is highlighted by magnificent meals on a picture-perfect patio, sipping wine by a luxurious pool or visiting nearby Medieval towns. It remains our special home away from home.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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sovestro, Proprietario at Hotel Sovestro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2011

Thak you very much for your beautiful words about out hotel, we are so pleased to welcome you already since many years and can't wait to see you and your family again.
It is a pleasure to listen that you fell home when you are here, forthis reason we try always to improve our service and our property.

Sincerely
Sergio and Lucia Failli

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Reviewed 28 November 2010

We have stayed at Hotel Sovestro each year for the past 9 years and love it. The Failli family and their staff are both friendly and highly professional. Everything is spotless, each year there have been improvements, and the rooms are very pleasant and the beds are comfortable. I love the main swimming pool ( there are 2), and the delicious meals available at the adjoining Ristorante da Pode. Prices are good and the wine excellent value. Just a couple of kilometres from San Gimigniano and within easy striking distance of Florence, Sienna and Pisa. The whole package is great. Enjoy meals on the terrace overlooking typical Tuscan countryside. Our favourite dessert is an icecream from the World Champion Icecream maker in the main square in San G. We have recommended this hotel to a number of friends and they have all enjoyed it ( some returning a few times).

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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sovestro, Proprietario at Hotel Sovestro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2011

Thank you so much for your beautiful review about or Hotel and restaurant, we are happy that you enjoyed our swimming pool during the day and at night the cuisine at our restaurant.
Thank you also for recommending our hotel to other people.
We hope to welcome you again in th future

best regards
Sergio and Lucia Failli

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Reviewed 13 November 2010

Thank you for a wonderful stay in Hotel Sovestro, Your location close to San Gimignano was the perfect place in which to base ourselves, your staff were always helpful and suggested an entertaining wine tour, It was wonderful to know that your Restaraunt was available for dinner after a long days sight seeing and we were never disappointed at the quality of the meals

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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sovestro, Responsabile reception at Hotel Sovestro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2011

Thank you so much for your very nice review on our htel and restaurant, we were happy to satisfy your requests and we are glad that you spent a good time with us,
we hope to welcome you again in the future, you'll be always our welcome guests.

best regards,
laura
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Reviewed 8 November 2010

We have been coming to the hotel for many years, both on business, and with family. The hotel never fails to impress. Its charming location amidst the vineyards, the comfortable and well-appointed rooms, the personalized service, and excellent cuisine have made us regular and devoted visitors. The Faillis and their staff have always made us feel more like family than guests. Senora Failli's traditional Tuscan cuisine has gained recognition far beyond the region.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled on business
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sovestro, Proprietario at Hotel Sovestro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2011

It is a pleasure for us to hear such wonderful things about our hotel and restaurant and moreover about Signora Failli traditional cuisine.
We are happy to see you since many years and we always try to make your stay pleasant..
Thank you so much for your very kind review and we can't wait ho welcome you in the future on business or with your family.

best regards
Sergio and Lucia Failli

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Reviewed 29 October 2010

We have stayed at Sovestro the last 10 summers from 7 - 12 days each.
We have also brought some of our friends with us some of the years.
Both the Hotel and the Restaurant, we can give our best recommendation.
Very friendly staff. Nice location and you can walk to the beautiful city San Gimignano
by a small side road.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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sovestro, Proprietario at Hotel Sovestro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2011

many thanks for your wonderful review, we are so pleased that you are our welcome guests since so many years and that you appreciate our hotel and restaurant.
It is a pleasure for us to know that you always spent good holiday in our hotel
We look forward to your next visit and we can't wait to see you soon

our best regards
Sergio and Lucia Failli

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Additional Information about Hotel Sovestro

Address: Localita Sovestro 63, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in San Gimignano
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Gimignano
Price Range: £79 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sovestro 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sovestro has 40 rooms, 28 of which are situated on the ground floor with a small private garden and 12 rooms on the first floor with fitted Balcony .All the rooms have a wonderful view on the countryside of San Gimignano or a suggestive view of our swimming pools.All our rooms have private bathroom with shower, hair-drier, telephone, minibar, safe, TV LCD of 26’’, with Sky Silver programmes and air conditioning or heating. WI-FI free in all the rooms, in common area inside or open-air.We have a private free wide- parking, in the small pinewood, is available only for the hotel- guests.Two are the swimming pools, available for our clients, the bigger allows you to swim, have fun and take the sun, the other one, smaller, is in a very silent and discrete corner of the garden, has a small waterfall for massage and a waterline for a moment of relaxation and sun bathing. … Moreover … We inform you that, we realized a small fitness room available for our clients.The use of the gym is free.We wish you finally to give you a small suggestion to let you enjoy the beauty of our hearth, a beautiful walk, through a path deeped in the countryside, which from Hotel Sovestro leads to San Gimignano, with its towers, in only 20/30 minutes.Furtherore we suggest you to enjoy one of the best Tuscan cuisines in the restaurant “Da Pode”.Once it was a farmhouse and now managed directly from the Failli family, who will invite you to savour the Tuscan-dishes.Monday is the day of rest of the restaurant ... more   less 
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Hotel Sovestro San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

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