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Podere Sant'Elena

Loc. Racciano, 42/A, SI 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
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Ranked #18 of 60 San Gimignano B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014
Beerrrr Hasselt, Belgium
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Hasselt, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our 4th stay since 2007. The Podere didn't lose any of its charm and beauty. Friendly owners, excellent breakfast ( from their own bakery in town), very nice garden and pool (big and clean, with quiet sitting area) and above all, the unprecedented view on San Gimignano. Don't take your car to go to the town, but walk 25 minutes... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for coming to stay with us. I'm really happy you had good time here and in San Gimignano My best Barbara Podere Sant'Elena More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stayed here at the end of May with family on a recommendation. OMG, what a location. Total peace and quiet in stunning surroundings, tastefully furnished bedrooms. Wonderful breakfast, we sat outside each morning enjoying the views of the town of San Gimingnano which are quite simply breathtaking. Sadly it was not quite hot enough to enjoy the pool in the... More

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Gentile Cliente, La ringrazio per le sue parole di apprezzamento per la nostra struttura . Siamo lieti che abbia apprezzato... More

Noventa Padovana, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This place is perfect: beautiful location, with pool overlooking San Giminano. Beautiful and large rooms. Very quiet and with private parking. Very kind personnel. And, last but not least, THE BREAKFAST!!

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Dear Guest, Good to know you had good time here at the Podere Sant'Elena : I'm really happy to see how many positive comments come up, it is really a good feeling and this gives to all of us a reason to make it even better! My best Barbara & Podere Sant'Elena staff More

Portland, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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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
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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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Address: Loc. Racciano, 42/A, SI 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
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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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