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Podere Sant'Elena

Loc. Racciano, 42/A, SI 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Maine
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Podere Sant'Elena for five nights in the middle of our tour of Italy. We set up our headquarters in San Gimignano and took day trips to Pisa, Siena, Florence, Arezzo, etc. We really enjoyed this B&B, especially the incredible view of San Gimignano from our room. One of our favorite things to do was... More

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I suppose it depends what you are looking for when chosing accommodation but if it is utter peace and quiet in stunning surroundings, tastefully furnished bedrooms and a lovely breakfast, this is the place for you. I know that it has been highlighted in other reviews but the view of the town of San Gimingnano from the gardens are quite... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My wife and I, we already knew San Gimignano. We spent an unforgettable day in this lovely town in the summer of 2007 during our tour of Tuscany. But this was something totally different... We had two beautiful nights in Podere Sant'Elena. This B&B was incredibly inviting with its amazing view and location. Barbara the owner was everywhere. Any time... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Everything was cool: room, food, pool. But the best was the view from my window. Breathtaking. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Podere Sant'Elena è la capitale dell'ospitalità italiana:) I will be back for sure.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Our stay here in April of 2013 was fantastic. The room was nice, very private, the bed comfortable & nice furnishings as well. Breakfast was great and these ladies were very accomodating.The property was quite secure, as well- although I felt the area itself was quite safe. That being said- the VIEW! Picturesque! You felt as though you were in... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This a first rate B&B with an excellent pool and gardens with wonderful views. Breakfast was very good and catered for all requirements. Receptionist Irene was particularly helpful. Located well off the beaten track but only 10 minutes drive from San Gimignano

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Fort Collins, CO
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Podere Sant'Elena is true gem in a wonderful part of Italy. It is situated across a valley from the old village of San Gimignano, in a completely revamped farm building. Our room was comfortable, well laid out, with a nice bathroom with shower. Our hostess, Barbara, and her assistants, Irene and Fabio went to great lengths to make our stay... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Beautiful Garden and pool and a magistic view of San Giminiano ( 10 minutes drive ) . Our room was the only room located in the Kitchen/reception Building on the groun floor the other rooms were all located in a building facing the reception . though we had a sence of privecy as we had a little terrace to ourselves... More

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Maasmechelen, Limburg, Belgium
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Our hosts Barbara, Irene and Fabio were super friendly. Excellent breakfast, comfortable rooms, nice swimmingpool. We liked our stay here and can recommend this place to anyone. You can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view on the city, read a book or take a glass of wine. Great !

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Tel Aviv
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

A very nice residence on the top hill of Toscany overlooking San Gemignano. We stayed for 1 night and we could stay for more! I tis clean and comfort. The breakfast was rich and good. A little hard to get tere without GPS and good navigation qualities.

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Also Known As:
Podere Sant'Elena San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany
Address: Loc. Racciano, 42/A, SI 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #18 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colonial house, fully rebuilt, respecting the original Tuscan architectural lines and antique traditions. Panoramic view over San Gimignano and its tower. Characteristic furnishing with terracotta floors and wooden ceiling-beams. The rooms, as well as being surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan countryside, are sound proofed and fitted with satellite TV and bathroom with shower, air conditioning and telephone. ... more   less 
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