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“Tuscan Perfection” 5 of 5 stars
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Relais Vignale
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Panigiani 9, 53017 Radda in Chianti, Italy   |  
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Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Radda in Chianti
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“Tuscan Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We spent a blissful week at the Vignale during the first week of September. It had everything we could have wished for. Views of rolling Tuscan hills from our room, a beautiful setting and grounds, a pool, ample parking and all still within a 2 minute walk of Radda's centre.

The staff were very helpful and always on hand to assist with any questions about the area. We didn't eat in the restaurant for dinner but the breakfasts were excellent with a great variety - running from 07:30 - 10:30 was an added bonus too as we were on holiday and wanted the odd lie in!

We stayed in a standard room but it was very spacious. The mini bar was also a very pleasant surprise price wise! As an alternative to a drink in the bar you can always grab a bottle from the hotel's own wine store to enjoy in the beautiful grounds or your room.

Radda itself is picturesque and has a small selection of shops and restaurants. Dante's and Pizza pie across the road were both good for an informal dinner or lunch and we also had enjoyable dinners in the town.

There is a grocery shop next to Pizza Pie and also a Co-Op about 800m up the road, which were really useful for stocking up on your soft drinks and large bottles of water etc for your day trips out.

We visited several local vineyards for tours and tastings - all superb.

It was a perfect week and we would highly recommend the Relais Vignale, I hope we might be able to return ourselves one day.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Great hotel in a super location. Good friendly service, fruit bowl & wine in the room for our honeymoon. 10% off in the restaurant for the first night, which was also excellent. The room was brilliant, with a separate lounge, balcony with outdoor terrace sitting area and very large bedroom. All very good. The pool was just too cold and one annoying noisy German child was ruining everybody's peace, but the setting was very pleasant as was the bar service, where the waiter was friendly and attentive with pre-dinner drinks before dinner on the balcony. I'd stay here again anyway.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

What a hotel!! I expected a good hotel, but this one exceeded my expectations.
We were there after our trip to Florence (we had rent a car from there) and we went to Radda on 5th of September. The hotel gave us its pleasures gradually! First I saw a place where easily I could pretend being in old times.. As soon as we get to our room (very cosy, with wooden ceiling, antique furnitures and a great bathroom, tall, glass window in the shower, plenty of room etc) I opened the window- I looked in the pool and vineyards, through a marvellous garden and a huge magnolia tree!! What a view!! (I think that the building on the left had even greater views!) At that very moment the rain started, a heavy one, which left after a sweet smell of grass and flowers!!
What else to say?? Great corners all around this beautiful hotelQ small corners with iron tables to sit, a well, trees, flowers all around.. The common rooms excellent, nice you have to sit there..
We were lucky enough to have the most of our breakfasts outside in the terrace facing the slopes and the vineyards. A great place, I could stay there for hours!! The breakfast was very good too, having plenty to choose from.
The hotel has an excellent parking too, and its place just in the main road is very convenient- you could go to the village for strolling in 2 minutes, to have a great lunch just oppossite (if the hotel prices seem high to you..) or go away with the car.
Our stay in Vignale for 4 nights was a great one, we loved all Chianti area, the hills, the scenery, the vines, the castellos, the stone villages.. Its one of the places I would so much to stay again!! (and believe me, it is rare for me!)
Thanks Vignale!! Poor Greece had a special time staying there, and we will keep valuable memories!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I was on this trip through work as I won a trip for selling a lot of Italian wines. I took my fiancee and of all the places we visited this spot was the most romantic and picturesque. Venice is very romantic but also crowded and completely overpriced in San Marcos square (60 Euro for a bottle of medium quality Italian prosecco???)

The hotel is set on a hillside in a very rural setting that looks out on the rolling hills of Radda. The property feels like it's about 4 stories that ascend and descend up and down the hillside. There are various sitting rooms and terraces that offer incredible views of the hills. The morning we awoke for breakfast on the gorgeous terrace (picture flowers and vines all over the roof and sides) we took the best photos of the trip. Fog had rolled in and settled all about and then receded to a grand display of Sun and glistening countryside. Just breathtaking yet relaxing and good for the soul. The Chianti district in the heart of Tuscany is the antithesis of the hustle and bustle of Venice and Rome and will appeal to all those that want a slower pace and natural beauty. There were no crowds and you really get the feel for the quaint Italian countryside living. If you are a 'partier' Rome is the place for you. If you want to see that the world still has a calm soul in places, just go to Tuscany and let the newspaper clippings fade to meaninglessness. Cities inspire profane modes of living, countrysides inspire reverence.

The rooms were large and spacious and comfortably appointed with all the toiletries you'd need. Bed was comfortable but like all the beds we encountered in Italy, on the ultra firm side. AC was included of course. Service was quick and attentive and gracious--excellent marks here. The only gripe which probably is just a mark of charm and antiquity is the elevator--painfully small and slow!! But we saw this in 3 other hotels too so I think it's just expected. Take the stairs if you want your exercise.

Other notes: Seek out the very quaint chapel on site and say a prayer or meditate for just a few minutes if you wish and enjoy the calm feeling that will enter. There is a shoppe on site with many great souvenir choices and wine offerings that were priced very well in my opinion. Enjoy yourself, and tread lightly and reverently in this inspired setting.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This place is like something from a movie scene. The hotel is very charming and has the most romantic atmosphere, a beautiful setting in a perfect location.The staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was good. Radda makes a good base to explore Chianti. Be sure to visit San Gimingano and Volpaia, a picturesque wine estate dating from the 12th century. San Gimingano is close enough for a day visit, I would not recommend staying over in San Gimingano, rather stay a night or two longer at Relais Vignale. It does not get any better than this!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Four of us traveled to Tuscany and found the villa we had previously reserved and paid for (Villa Vistarenni) was a nightmare, so we left immediately, and found this charming hotel 4 miles away in Radda. The Vignale was very clean, quiet, with exceptional service. The staff was incredibly helpful also with any of our needs and many insights of Radda. Did I mention the excellent breakfast and pool side snacks from their kitchen! I am Italian, so I know good food! Although we had a very bad experience with the Vistarenni, we got very lucky with the Vignale! This hotel is not to be missed.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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sydney, australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

Magnificent location and historic charm. Warm welcome, great service, restaurant ok, terrace has an amazing view, internet only in communal areas, airconditioning worked well but was very noisy. Breakfast was great and plenty of everything.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Panigiani 9, 53017 Radda in Chianti, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Radda in Chianti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Radda in Chianti
#5 Romantic Hotel in Radda in Chianti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Vignale 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relais Vignale is an 18th-century villa located in Radda’s centre. It has a pool and features panoramic views across the Tuscan countryside from its restaurant terrace. Rooms are rustic yet elegant.Relais Vignale includes a collection of period furniture, frescoed ceilings, and grand fireplaces. Each room is individually designed, and comes with air conditioning and satellite TV..The in-house restaurant offers a menu of traditional Tuscan dishes and fine local wines. Attentive staff organise tastings in the property’s wine shop.The outdoor pool is heated and surrounded by a floral garden. There is also a TV room, lounge bar and library, plus free Wi-Fi in communal areas.The property is surrounded by the villages of the Chianti Classico wine region. Siena and Florence are both under an hour’s drive away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Relais Fattoria Vignale Hotel Radda In Chianti
Relais Vignale Radda In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany

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