On a driving holiday we visited Residence Villa Miranda/Relais Santa Cristina a couple of years ago when we found it quite by accident, having loved our stay we returned in May 2013 to find it still as quaint and beautiful. This is a small family run business and you get a real sense of that, the rooms are neat and clean, a little dated/rustic perhaps but what is really special is the location with beautiful grounds, amazing views and a fabulous swimming pool.
Had we read tripadviser we would have been put off by previous comments, that is not to say they are untrue but just that our experiences have been really wonderful. There is so much character here and you have your own little piece of Tuscany whilst sipping your wine before heading into Radda for dinner ..... that’s after visiting local vineyards and an afternoon lazing by the pool.
We did not eat in the Villa Miranda restaurant so cannot comment on that but I believe this has now improved anyway.
I am reluctant to write more as this might make it harder for us to get a room next time we visit, which we will.More