We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“Beautiful place to visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Castello di Gabbiano

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Castello di Gabbiano
Certificate of Excellence
Lorton, Virginia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

We did not stay here. However, we did a wine tour and ate in their wonderful, small restaurant on the premises. My husband had to-die for steak and I had lobster ravioli with truffle sauce. It was a delicous meal accompanied by their own chianti. Had a great time overall.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank KPav22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

182 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    130
    27
    10
    9
    6
See reviews for
38
108
1
8
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

We recently stayed to view the castle for our wedding next year, and we didn't hesitate to book it. The views are amazing, everywhere you look it's stunning. The castle and grounds are immaculately kept. It was super clean. The rooms are spacious. The restaurant was lovely, service great and the food outstanding. The location is perfect for driving out to other towns/cities. The wine tour was informative and we sampled a lot of wine!! The room in which you tast the wine was charming. We thought cornelia and her staff were more than helpful. And the wines great value and delicious. This place ticked all the boxes for us! We can't wait to return!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Michelledean2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Waterbury Center, Vermont
Level Contributor
63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

The property looks wonderful for lodging, but we only went there for the Wine Tour and Tasting. Very nicely done. Very informative. Lovely wines, olive oil and balsamic. Just get good directions as my Garmin could not find the place and the signage is a little lacking, particularly on the sharp left turn to take in the town before the Castello. The views are to die for.....

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank NorSkiVT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kiev
Level Contributor
126 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

We stay there for one night during our trip in Chianti. The staff was friendly and helpful. We felt almost as at home.

First of all because we were almost one guest in whole castle, and secondly due to very open atmosphere. So, you can take a wine leaving just a sign on paper how bottles you used.
they had their own vineyards and wine production. We have not a chance to visit wine production, but take a walk in the morning through vineyards, and olives garden, took a dozen picture of Chianti from the top of the hill.

the room are big, and clean. the atmosphere is very authentic, and felt castle's soul. I will highly recommend to stay there if you around.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Alexey2001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

Since our return from Italy we have been debating whether to give Gabbiano two or three stars. This is hard for us as we have never given anything two stars before – we spend a lot of time choosing places to stay and tend to love our choices. We do not go on vacation to complain – we want it to be great.

So I’m giving Gabbiano two but with the caveat of an “Excellent” rating for location. It really is just as beautiful as the pictures make it out to be. It is ridiculously picturesque – set on a hill in the vineyard. The pool, though cold, is as lovely as it appears. If that is all you need to make your trip….go for it.

However the service– the small amount that there is --falls very, very far short and damages the experience of the idyllic location. You truly feel that your presence is an imposition on Cornelia and her few employees. It’s a curious situation, but they just do not want to be running a hotel. They actually seem pretty pissed you are there. There is no one at all around to provide guidance, assistance, or ask your questions to.
You are truly alone.
In a castle.
In Tuscany.
Which may sound ok – but the thing is - you really need some help. Its not immediately apparent where to go, where you are, or where to procure food. The wifi is spotty, the guest computer is old, and the Italian GPS you rented at the airport seems to be connecting to a satellite made of scrap metal. It would be really great to be able to speak with someone, anyone, throughout the course of the trip. But there is no one to help you, save for the few times you can catch Cornelia – and then she will not even reply to your “Good Evening!” (No lie.)

You cannot survive on honor bar Chianti alone.

As my extended family was staying at the castle and apartments for a reunion, we had actually booked 18 months out. Nonetheless, we arrived to a very cold reception – Cornelia would not hang up the phone to speak with us, and we were forced to sit on our suitcases in the lobby for an hour and half. When they finally deigned to address us, we were given a cursory tour and made to carry our own luggage up two flights to our room. We also had bad luck when trying to book the winery tour. Our parents did the tour one day earlier with a friendly gentleman they loved. We toured with a younger lady who worked at the hotel. It was a very cursory tour and tasting. She was unable to answer any questions we had about the wine process.

So it is a castle. But you have to be aware that it’s a castle in the mode of 12th century walled-fortess-keeping-out-attackers. It is not your Cinderella/Marie Antoinette storybook variety. Our room was up one of the turrets, no view, but nice enough with a very large bathroom and cool rainfall shower. It was unbearably stiflingly hot at night, though, and we could clearly hear other guests (ahem…) throughout the evening. (Making me feel a bit awkward at breakfast.)

One positive…The woman who assisted with breakfast was actually quite helpful. I was so grateful to see someone who working there – I could have kissed her.

Room Tip: So - my parents rented one of the apartments - which are on the grounds but not in the castle. It w...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank EastCoaster36
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

Fantastic location for a vacation. The rooms are large, the food outstanding, and the setting is gorgeous. A terrific spot for two or for the family, and the owner Cornelia will do it all with grace and a smile.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Gary F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

Attended a family wedding here for 3 days and it was nothing short of amazing. From the first day to the second we left there was nothing left to be desired. The views, the atmosphere, the rooms, the property walks, the lounging by the pool, the event itself from start to finish, the breakfast, the staff, the aromas, the wine, Maggo, the coffee.....I can go on and on but go see for yourself.
Highly recommended and well worth your time.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank steelerprd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near San Casciano in Val di Pesa
1.8 mi away
Castello Vicchiomaggio
Castello Vicchiomaggio
#3 of 19 in Greve in Chianti
4.5 of 5 bubbles 411 reviews
5.5 mi away
Villa il Poggiale Dimora Storica
Villa il Poggiale Dimora Storica
#1 of 5 in San Casciano in Val di Pesa
4.5 of 5 bubbles 696 reviews
14.2 mi away
Castello di Spaltenna Exclusive Tuscan Resort & Spa
Castello di Spaltenna Exclusive ...
#1 of 8 in Gaiole in Chianti
5.0 of 5 bubbles 612 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.2 mi away
Villa Bordoni
Villa Bordoni
#1 of 19 in Greve in Chianti
5.0 of 5 bubbles 501 reviews
6.4 mi away
Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa
Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa
#1 of 4 in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
4.5 of 5 bubbles 554 reviews
4.4 mi away
Relais Poggio Borgoni
Relais Poggio Borgoni
#2 of 21 in San Casciano in Val di Pesa
4.5 of 5 bubbles 225 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Castello di Gabbiano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Castello di Gabbiano

Property: Castello di Gabbiano
Address: Via di Gabbiano 22, 50024, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
Phone Number:
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > San Casciano in Val di Pesa
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 32 Speciality Lodging in San Casciano in Val di Pesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a wonderful stay in a castle of the 11th century in the heart of the Chianti Classico not far from Florence and Siena. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo and Priceline so you can book your Castello di Gabbiano reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Castello Di Gabbiano Hotel San Casciano In Val Di Pesa
Castello Di Gabbiano San Casciano In Val Di Pesa, Tuscany, Italy

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing