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Relais Santa Chiara Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Giacomo Matteotti, 15, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 32 hotels in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very pleasant hotel in an excellent position, about a five minute walk from the main gate of San Gimignano (should be noted that if you have mobility issues this is up a fairly steep gradient). The hotel is very pleasant with great, friendly staff and a very nice pool and gardens. The only issue was that a number of... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Relais is a beautiful hotel but we had a negative experience upon check in and check out this July. I began the reservation process in January of this year. clearly looking for rooms for all four members of our family (even brought the whole train of emails with me as documentation). Upon check in, I was told our reservation... More

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Relais S, Responsabile reception at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gina, We are very sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with our reception during your stay. Unfortunately mistakes happen, that’s everyday life, and honestly we do not believe that going through all the details of your reservation process will be of any help to future travelers who will read this review. However, for the sake of... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small quiet hotel with friendly helpful staff. The staff spoke good english and were really helpful with printing out boarding passes and tickets for the Uffizi. Excellent position on edge of town. The hotel has a lovely pool and sunbathing garden that in town hotels do not. It takes ten minutes to walk into the heart of the old town.... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights at the Santa Chiara while doing cycling day-trips through Tuscany. The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly, the room well appointed, fantastic views over the countryside, nice pool and beautiful breakfast buffet. The location is great, only a short walk into San Gimignano and the hotel can be easily reached by car or public transport... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this hotel. The location was great - an easy walk into town. We picked the hotel randomly and it exceeded our expectations. The pool was lovely and needed with two children as it was hot in the countryside. The surrounding scenery beautiful. Rooms comfortable and nice, breakfast delicious. The town was interesting and gorgeous - torture museums kept... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All we knew was that we wanted to visit Tuscany and we picked this hotel at random but we feel we hit the jackpot. We had a large terrace perfumed by jasmine with glorious views over the surrounding countryside. The staff are knowledgeable and extremely helpful, everything is kept in immaculate condition and the breakfast - eaten on the terrace... More

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Hong Kong
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great if you have a car. Easy to walk into San Gim. Pool's nice, room clean, bed comfortable, reception helpful for booking additionals. Lacks a little atmosphere - very quiet which was perfect for us! Gave a recommendation for Cum Quibus (sadly closed that day) and Le Vecchie Mura which had tasteless food but a great view. My advice -... More

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Florence, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel was just a few minutes away from the city center. We were welcomed by the very friendly staff. The ambiance was very relaxing and the view was amazing. We asked for a room with a view but unfortunately they were all booked. But regardless, our suite was nice and very clean. They were very accommodating with our check... More

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Breda, The Netherlands
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the suite and had a marvelous view over the tuscan mountains. Big terrace with beds and umbrella. The swimming pool was great. The facility was very well maintained. Very friendly employees. A little bit of a downside was the lack of sun beds. A hotel with this allure should not have to leave it's guests worrying about... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant hotel a few minutes walk from San Gimignano. We used it as a base to explore Tuscany. The people on reception were really helpful with advice about where to park in the tourist cities and the best routes to get there. Nothing was too much trouble. The staff in general were always cheerful and helpful. We had booked a... More

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Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti, 15, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Santa Chiara Hotel 4*
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Hotel Relais Santa Chiara
Relais Santa Chiara San Gimignano
Relais Santa Chiara Hotel San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany

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The Relais Santa Chiara is a charming and elegant hotel located in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany, between Florence and Sienna. The hotel looks over the splendid, peaceful countryside towards Volterra and is situated just 400 mt. below the city walls of San Gimignano, a town of fairy tales with its 14 medieval towers that testify to a fascinating past. In addition, the strategic location allows one to make day trips to all the major cultural and artistic sites of the surrounding area. The hotel offers 40 rooms, made up of 4 different room types either facing the rear garden or facing the splendid Tuscan countryside. Many rooms have beautiful balconies and our superior rooms have bath with hydromassage. All rooms have air-conditioning, digital TV with international channels, hair dryers and mini-bar. Other services include private parking, a meeting room with a capacity up to 60 persons, Mediterranean garden filled with olive and cypress trees that encompass the swimming pool, which includes a separate, heated mini pool with hydro massage and an inviting and well stocked bar serving an array of beverages and a variety of snacks and light meals. The breakfast is a complete buffet that will certainly satisfy the biggest morning appetite. In the summer breakfast and bar service are available outside on the terrace. Particular attention has been given to the hotel’s furnishings. Some of the most prestige materials make up the guest rooms, such as brier wood and national oak. The public areas breath an atmosphere that’s classic Tuscany. Florentine terracotta covers the lobby which is integrated with a colorful pastel marble mosaic. The famous Serena gray stone is another dominate element found throughout the hotel, like the reception desk and the grand fireplace. Activities available nearby are: walking itineraries departing from the hotel, guided tours of the historic centre, scooter rental, wine tasting (come with light lunch), cooking classes, tennis, horse riding and a 27 hole golf course 18 km away. ... more   less 
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