This was our second hotel stop during our 10 day honeymoon and this hotel was by far, the most authentic we stayed in. The owner, Miranda, does not speak any English (luckily for me, my husband is proficient in Italian). We chose to book a room in the newer portion of this hotel, the Relais Christina. We were given the equivalent of the honeymoon suite, with a private terrace overlooking the pool and the gorgeous Italian countryside. This was the best part of our room. The overall comfort of the room was lacking, however, with the bed too hard for our tastes, and the air conditioner did not seem to work. Dinner at the Restaurant Miranda was our favorite of the trip: the Ribbolita was unlike anything we had elsewhere (an almost thanksgiving stuffing loaded with extra vegetables and olive oil) and a delicious beefsteak Florentine. However, the website fails to mention that Miranda does not accept credit card--despite the need of a card to secure a reservation--so be sure to bring plenty of cash, or have ready access to the ATM in town. She also charged us extra for breakfast, which we were surprised about as, again, this was not mentioned on either the website or upon personally securing the room, although we ended up paying it in order to catch our bus on time.
This was truly an authentic stay with fantastic food, but the rooms were a little too rustic for our taste and wished the website had been a bit more accurate regarding the terms of our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deep in the vineyard and olive tree groves, Villa Miranda is 1.5 km. far from Radda in Chianti and m.300 from Villa Miranda Restaurant. Villa Miranda has 35 double/triple rooms in typical Chianti style with a ceiling timbers, pool, solarium and tennis court. All rooms are provided with hair drier, TV, AC. The furniture is studied to give to high comforts keeping the feeling of the Tuscan tradition and Chianti Classico Lands. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Residence Hotel Miranda
- Residence Villa Miranda/Santa Cristina Radda In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany