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Review of Tenuta di Ricavo

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Tenuta di Ricavo
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ricavo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 September 2011

My wife and I spent 5 nights at the Tenuta di Ricavo this summer, a very charming hotel due to the exceptional venue, an old small isolated village of 10 or so houses turned into an hotel. The hotel staff is great and increadibly helpful - distinctively better than other places we have been to in the region. Our room was large, charming with a great fire place and a private terrace with a stunning view on the tuscan country side, airco and large bathroom - all very clean. The hotel has two swimming pools, a small and a bigger one, both very well situated and clean. The hotel restaurant is very good, not cheap but in line with Tuscany prices and with a daily changed all-in menu (37€). All dishes we took were great.
What could be better? The breakfast buffet was rather simple (only white bread, no home made jelly, only boiled eggs...) and no drink service at the pool. For 200€ / night you could expect these things to be available.
This being said we would happily go back as these small disappointments were largely compensated by the charm of the place and the nice crew.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

This beautiful little cross between a village, a farm and a hotel is secluded over a kilometre down an unpaved track. The rooms are in an assortment of estate buildings with the focus being the flowery courtyard where the bar, restaurant and reception lie. There are two secluded swimming pools with ample loungers. It's all very pretty and, if you book and pay by the begining of June, pretty good value.
Downside is that, of the seven hotels we stayed in this summer, this was the only one which charged for wi-fi - and steeply too. The Swiss owner says several places around do so and anyhow they are miles from anywhere. This latter thought seems to inform the pricing policy generally: 30 Euros for a bottle of Prosecco is trying it on big time (the Giardinetto in Pettenasco with one of the best wine lists anywhere, charges 16 Euros) And un-booked breakfast too is extortionate in my view. But you are miles from anywhere so can't pop out for coffee and croissant.
The restaurant is OK - closed Sundays - but not exceptional. The staff are delightful and the number of towels used prodigious. There are rather dark and charming public reception rooms but I never saw anyone use them.
We would go back if we can get the early-bird deal.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank saranLondon
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

We have discovered Tenuta di Ricavo last year, and we were just thrilled! It has everything one needs for the ulitmate rest after period of hard work: beautifull surraundings of Chianti hills, so charming sweets, the place in general seems so casual but every detail is in place and how it supose to be, the food in it's restaurant The Pecorino Nero is exellant, the two pools are just what one needs in the late afternoon after hours of wondering through beauties of Toscany... In short: we'll be certainly back again!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank DubyOsijek
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

having traveled in tuscany annually for the last 30 years, we have seen many changes. This beautiful hotel has maintained the very best of all of Tuscany's charms and has not bowed to the trends that have come with an ever increasing tourist trade.

The hotel is situated in a large expanse of land, perhaps a 1000 acres of rolling hills and woods which allowed us on several occasions to view wild hare, deer, hedgehogs and fox.

We were thrilled with the cuisine which included traditional Tuscan dishes with a mix of more elegant selections and masterful deserts.

What thrilled us beyond all measure was the decor. We were amazed at the number of beautiful period antiques in the public rooms and the charm of old Tuscany in the bedrooms (we peaked in a few..) The art, the pools the garden all reminded us of the way things used to be and should be still.

We highly recommend this hotel to people looking for the quality and the original charm that has made this part of Italy so very popular with so many. We cannot wait to return

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank brookewilson
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

We have just returned from a short break in this beautiful Tuscan hotel.We booked a room with a terrace which meant we could sit out and enjoy the sun and some local Chianti with amazing views over the surrounding countryside. The hotel is charming. Created from an ancient hamlet, it comprises of many different old stone buildings - our room had its own entrance and was secluded and very quiet. The breakfast was an excellent continental style buffet with fresh fruits, breads, meats, cheeses and even chocolate cake for the hungry!! The two swimming pools and plenty of sunloungers meant that eveyone staying had enough space to feel relaxed; again, the pools were set in the old stone of the hillside and offered beautiful views. We would definitely return there in the future.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

This family-run hotel is in an old estate set in a natural reserve area high in the hills in the heart of Chianti. It's a beautiful spot with great views -- make sure to book an upgraded room with view. Our room was large and comfortable, with what seemed to be local furnishings. It had a small porch with a lovely view over the valley. We enjoyed the restaurant very much -- the food was very good and the welcome warm. The grounds are pretty, there are 2 swimming pools and the whole atmosphere is quiet and relaxing.

Note that the hotel is about 7km from the nearest village, Castellini in Chianti. The gravel road in from the main road is a bit rough but no problem. The Tenuta di Ricavo is a very good spot to tour from, as the Chianti region, Sienna and San Gimignano are all a short drive.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel in July '11. The hotel was pristine. Our room was super clean, and our bathroom was huge & spotless. The room had comfortable beds. We had a nice & cozy room.

The resturant was delicious. The owner was very friendly. The service here was great. Perfect for families & friends. Tenuta di Ricavo had a beautiful view of Chianti. The hotel was not to far from town. (3 - 5 minutes away)

The hotel includes 2 pools. The pools was very clean & pretty. I had a wonderful time swimming in them. :)

Wish to be back again!!!

LOVED IT!

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Tenuta di Ricavo

Address: Localita Ricavo 4, 53011 Ricavo, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Castellina In Chianti > Ricavo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ricavo
Price Range: £77 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tenuta di Ricavo 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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