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Hotel Belvedere Di San Leonino
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Localita San Leonino, 23 | Castellina in Chianti Siena, 53011 Castellina In Chianti, Italy   |  
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

My husband and I came to Tuscany as part of our honeymoon and were blown away by how beautiful this hotel is. The service, the rooms, the location and the breakfast were fantastic, I would very much reccomend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CHIANTIHOTELS, Direttore at Hotel Belvedere Di San Leonino, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Dear _Ang1982_, leaving you such a good souvenir about your honeymoon make us so happy.
The honeymoon is a special trip and everything should be perfect.
This is what we tried to do each day for all our clients.
Staying in San Leonino you will have the sensation of being home even if you are at thousands of miles away, thanks to our staff, kind and friendly, ready to meet any request.
Waiting for your next visit we send you our best wishes.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We only had one evening in the Chianti region of Italy and chose to stay at the Hotel Belvedere. It was one of the best decisions that we made. What a beautiful hotel! Upon arrival, we received an upgraded room, which was very comfortable. Before dinner, we had wine at the hotel bar and walked around the picturesque hotel, which gave us the opportunity to settle in and relax. But the highlight of the evening was the incredible dinner. We had the Florentine Steak for two, which was amazing. I like steak medium well, while my wife enjoys more of a medium/medium rare. The chef cooked the steak perfectly to accommodate the both of us! Meanwhile, Meha (spelling?) and Elvira provided terrific service and made our stay even more enjoyable. Due to our short stay, we did not get the chance to use the pool or see many of the local wineries. But we would certainly like to come back for a longer visit.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHIANTIHOTELS, Direttore at Hotel Belvedere Di San Leonino, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Dear pdbarrere,
Thank You very much for all the compliments about the beautiful hotel, the incredible dinner and the terrific service ! Even if our staff do always their very best to please our clients, feedbacks like Yours will motivate us even more to do the best we can and more….
We will be waiting for your next stay to show You the beauty of the Chianti-region and to make You enjoy the relaxing atmosfere of San Leonino even better !
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

My family recently stayed at the Belvedere di San Leonino. The experience was truly wonderful! The staff really go out of their way to please. We were celebrating my birthday and my husband had arranged to have flowers in the room for me. They were absolutely beautiful. He also arranged a birthday cake and champagne after dinner one night. It was such a special celebration! Some of the other guests joined our celebration and it will always be a special memory. (That was one of the things we really liked. The hotel's guests were all such nice people we would sit outside chatting and drinking wine in the evening.). The other thing was the food. We ate in the restaurant 2 of the 3 nights we were there and the meals were fabulous! The hotel recommended a restaurant in Castellina -- and it was a great choice. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHIANTIHOTELS, Direttore at Hotel Belvedere Di San Leonino, responded to this review, August 3, 2012
Dear mellie91,
If everything went in the best way possible with your holiday it means that we have centered our aim, that to make your stay in our 3 star hotel unforgettable.
It was a pleasure for us to organize for you a bouquet of fresh flowers in the room at your arrival and in the chicken they were happy to prepare a nice cake for your birthday, after a delicious Tuscan dinner.
We are sure that it was very nice to enjoy it with the other guests.
We hope to have the possibility of welcome you again in our hotel, perhaps to celebrate some other event, and we send you our best regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is supposedly a 3* hotel, but elements of it are certainly 5*. We stayed one night en route to southern Italy and wish we could have stayed longer. The receptionist was extremely helpful and our room a welcome relief from the blazing sun. The setting is just perfect, with fabulous views of the Tuscan countryside. It has many interesting seating areas, either looking from the pool or over the vineyards. The bar area is very comfortable and relaxing, with a wide range of wines to be had. Dinner out on the patio was a wonderful experience all round, not just because of the setting, but also the delicious, yet simple, food. Breakfast out in the courtyard finished off a perfect, albeit short, stay. We would definitely go back for longer since it is extremely well located for Sienna and the surrounding area.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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CHIANTIHOTELS, Direttore at Hotel Belvedere Di San Leonino, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Dear DFEngland,
We are very happy when we receive reviews like yours because we see that you appreciated the kindness of our staff , the beauty of our gardens and the position of the hotel, between the chianti hills ,vineyards, olive and fruit trees.
In the lounge area you can relax reading a book or drinking a nice glass of Chianti.
Our chef Patrizia cooked with passion each day delicious cakes and crostate for the breakfast and a typical Tuscan menu for the dinner, trying to put together the tradition and the local products.
Waiting for your next visit we thank you for your kind words.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We enjoyed 2 nights, 3 days at this marvelous hotel in the Chianti vineyards. The food was excellent, really worth every bite of the moderate price and menu changes daily. Dinner is served in a lovely garden under giant market umbrellas and breakfast buffet seating can be indoors or you can choose to sit under the trees just above the pool. The pool is lovely and a welcome relief from summer heat. Our only drawback was that we did not have a car and the taxis are expensive. We did take a bus to Sienna, though the bus stop is perhaps half a mile away. I would recommend renting a car if you're going to stay here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHIANTIHOTELS, Direttore at Hotel Belvedere Di San Leonino, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Dear ejwo321,
Thank You so much for Your review. Our Tuscan cook, Patricia, is very pleased by your words and your compliments make our job so much more satisfying. Besides the friendly services and excellent meals, the setting of the hotel, midst the vineyards, is a very important part of the San Leonino. Relaxing at the pool or in our well maintained garden with a 360° view on the hills and Chianti-vineyards is a real privilege…
Looking foreward to meet soon again !
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I am a single parent who stayed there with her 9 year old boy. This hotel is wonderful. All the staff were so helpful in many ways (needs at hotel, info regarding surrounding area, etc.) This was a great base to explore other towns (such as Siena). Upon arrival in mid afternoon we were awed with the simple, Tuscan, beauty of this hotel and the property. He had a simple salad and then went into town for wine shopping. Roads are easy to navigate and my navigation system worked well. Dinners, in the backyard, were amazing and plentiful. It was wonderful that there were some children at the hotel, but all were very well behaved children who appeared used to staying in nice hotels. The pool was a bit cold, but that did not stop my child who enjoyed it tremendously. Finally...or room was perfection. Absolutely gorgeous...like out of a movie. Bathrooms were spotless, shining, and pretty. All in all we had a wonderful stay here and will definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHIANTIHOTELS, Direttore at Hotel Belvedere Di San Leonino, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Dear sweetteach,
Your kind words make us so much pleasure because each day in our hotel Belvedere di San Leonino we are happy to welcome our guests, adults or childrens and to offer them our best hospitality.
The beautiful position of our 3 star hotel in the middle of the Chianti area is very much appreciated by our clients.
Here you can enjoy the landscape in the garden terraces with a glass of our chianti wine, you can relax by the panoramic swimming pool or you can have a walk on the gravel roads around the property.
We are delighted to see that you enjoyed the tuscan dinner served in the garden and the beauty of our rooms furnished in rustic Tuscan style.
Waiting for your next visit here in San Leonino we send you our best regards.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It was located within driving distance of so many great Tuscan towns which was perfect for us.

Our room was a very generous size, very clean and well-presented, we felt extremely comfortable. The pool area of was lovely, with views across the vineyards, amazing.

The hotel restaurant was an excellent option for dinner, we ate here twice during our stay. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Drinks were also very affordable, a bottle of Presco at the bar only 13 euros! Very cheap for a hotel bar.

It was my birthday during the stay and the hotel were very helpful when my husband asked for help in booking a local restaurant. The restaurant was excellent and very local which is just what he was after. They even helped him organise a cake which was lovely as we don't speak good Italian.

The only issue we had here was that on checkout they tried to charge us for breakfast everyday of our stay which we did not have once. It was a little disappointing this was put on the bill at the end, lucky we checked thoroughly and highlighted before paying. However in saying this I would definitely return to this hotel on my next Tuscan holiday, it was truly amazing and very relaxing.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CHIANTIHOTELS, Direttore at Hotel Belvedere Di San Leonino, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
Dear Aussie_Traveller755,

Thank You for Your nice review and we are happy to hear that You appreciated our help in making Your birthday so memorable ! In the end if our guests are happy, we will do our job with even more pleasure !
Beeing so central in the Chianti area and at the same time having at just 3 Km. the main street to the historical towns of Siena and Florence permits our guests to visit the entire area easily.

Again sorry for the issue of the breakfast, but as You say, the invoice, before paying, is always checked through thoroughly together with our guests …. as we, humans, sometimes can make a mistake… and as You experienced, the receptionist cancelled without any problem any item You did not consume.

We will be looking forward to welcome You again, maybe for another birthday with a glass of wine a nice romantic dinner and a cake ???
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Address: Localita San Leonino, 23 | Castellina in Chianti Siena, 53011 Castellina In Chianti, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Castellina In Chianti
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Castellina In Chianti
#2 Luxury Hotel in Castellina In Chianti
#3 Family Hotel in Castellina In Chianti
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Belvedere Di San Leonino 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Belvedere di San Leonino is situated near the 11th century church of the same name and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, cypress trees and woods. Located in the heart of the Chianti region, the land of the famous Black Rooster wine, it has a splendid 360° panorama stretching from Siena to Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Volterra over the Elsa valley. Siena is approximately 15 minutes away, Florence and San Gimignano 50 minutes, the Tyrrhenian coast, Lucca and Pisa little more than an hour away. Many of our guests use Belvedere di San Leonino as a base for their daily trips to the coast, and Tuscany and Umbria's historical towns and museums. Others prefer to rest in the quiet and peaceful Tuscan hills here in all their famed beauty. Belvedere di San Leonino offers 29 rooms with authentic furniture in rustic tuscan style, terracotta floors and old beamed ceilings. Each room has a private bathroom, minibar, satellite TV and a dial-out telephone. A beautiful garden, large outdoor swimming pool in a panoramic position and private parking are available to guests. Our staff speaks English, German, French and Dutch. Arrivederci a Belvedere di San Leonino ! ... more   less 
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