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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 #10 of 33 hotels in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Upper Coomera, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for 4 nights in San Gimgnano after hiring a car from Florence. Spent a wonderful few days touring, returning each evening to Relais Santa Chiara. Great views, car parking, nice room with a little balcony and great service.

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Cochrane, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just outside the walls of the medieval city of San Gimignano, this was a magnificent hotel, with beautiful grounds, all within an easy walk of historical San Gimignano, and its restaurants and shops! And the huge bonus was being upgraded to a honeymoon suite with a private balcony and an amazing view of the Tuscan countryside! The room was... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

went as 2 couples returning often, this time 1st week Sept.Hotel as ever very clean and balcony room overlooking pool totally adequate.They dont do evening meals here but with the choice in San Gimignano and the beautiful views and architecture in the town it is nice to dress up and promenade with the locals when the tourists have gone home.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed here for a week with our friends and it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop, not that that's a bad thing, but we like to chat to other holiday makers and nobody seemed interested in chatting think they just wanted to chill. It's a hotel where people mostly only stay a night or so and... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed here in July of 2013, part of our biking adventure. The hotel was clean and the pool was lovely. The wifi was expensive and unreliable. Not worth getting. Walking distance to the grocery store or into town. Beautiful view on this hill top Tuscan town. We had a upper floor with a Terrace.

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Scottish Highlands
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38 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had a wonderful 3 nights here. Our room was on the 2nd floor and had the most fabulous view over the rolling Tuscan hills. Yes the room was small, but very well designed and very comfortable. I had to unpack my case and stow it on a shelf above the door to makes space, but it was fine. The... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

An excellent few days including talking a great two and a half hour walk south of San Gimignano. The only issue being the blister on my wife's heel from wearing her new walking shoes. Nevertheless she got round and much enjoyed a relaxing bath afterwards. It's a great location and very convenient for the city and surrounding area. If we... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Nice location with a great view of an Tuscan valley and the Tuscan hills. The hotel is located on a quiet side street. Short 10 minute walk (up hill) to San Gimignano. Hotel has a very nice swimming pool. Wi-Fi is not free but only cost 3 Euro for 24 hours on-line use. Nice breakfast is served but no restaurants... More

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Relais S, Front Office Manager at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel, responded to this review

We thank you for your comments and wea ppreciate your review of our hotel, we hope we can afford you a bigger room nesxt time, we have four rooms category and probably your stay was in the small one. From the Relais Santa Chiara you can reach the historic center of San Gimignano in a 5 minutes walk, its 400... More

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I was treated to a holiday here for my birthday by my son so I can't comment on value for money. I did however have a lovely room and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast each morning on the terrace. The garden and swimming pool were beautiful, very tidy and clean, the views were spectacular, some rooms have views partly not totally... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in early September for 3 nights. It is very clean, beautiful location and within walking distance from the medieval town. Lovely view. Breakfast is very good, lots of choices. Yes the parking at the hotel is limited, but there is parking on the street a short distance away...that was not a problem for us. I... More

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

We thank you so much for your kind comments about our hotel. Regarding the wine tours, we are very sorry you were not satisfied with our suggestions. Not to make excuses, but is can be very difficult to suggest wineries because there are literally thousands of them, and there are so many factors that go into making a choice. The... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Relais Santa Chiara
Relais Santa Chiara San Gimignano
Relais Santa Chiara
Relais Santa Chiara Hotel San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany
Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti, 15, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Gimignano
#4 Family Hotel in San Gimignano
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Santa Chiara Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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