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“Wonderful Experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Monterongriffoli, San Giovanni d'Asso, Italy   |  
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Juneau, AK
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“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We wished we could have stayed longer. Great food, truffle hunt and location was perfect! Cino and Anders are gracious hosts.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

After a good nights sleep in comfy beds, the aroma of espresso wafts up from the patio downstairs.
With magnificent views over the hills from the patio whilst having breakfast, you don't want to move!
If you do, I would recommend a morning walk trough the forest, very peaceful!
We only had four nights in Ankhura and felt totally relaxed at the end of it. We went with Anders to the market one day, had a three course meal at a vineyard nearby and enjoyed their Brunelli wine.
Anders is a great chef, so we had dinners "at home" as well.
Its also close to Florence, Pisa and Siena.
If you do want to do and see more, just ask your very nice and helpful hosts Cino & Anders for advice.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Falkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

We were there for three nights in the wonderful hotel with very nice persons who are the owner. Cino and Anders ( who made excellent food.. ) and their little charming baby boy Conrad - what a child ! We all feld very relaxed, what a nice house and garden. And in the morning you can look at the olivtrees from Your window - it isn`t like in Sweden.
We can really recommend this hotel

  • Stayed April 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at Ankhura in late April - it was absolutely amazing.
Anders and Cino are great hosts - the rooms are extremely clean and pretty.
Anders is an amazing cook - having dinner in one night is totally worth it (if they're offering it at the time).
We went on the Truffle hunt and although it was really the end of the season - great experience. Go in the fall and do it.
We regret not having done a cooking class with Anders.
I highly recommend Ankhura.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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 March 9, 2011

Returning to Ankhura injected some really lovely spring into our lives. The medeival stone house worked hard to warm up this early in the spring, but the warmth in the general atmosphere, the crackling of the downstairs fireplace and the hospitality of the hosts definitely made us all warm and fuzzy inside and out.
I just never get tired of seeing those olive orchards on the top of the opposing hill, looking out the window from the room. This trip we went to Arezzo for the monthly (first weekend) antique market there, where the old town turns into a fun vintage playground. We got home with a nice Murano vase.
Having moved to central Brussels since our last visit, it was lovely to get two nights of deep, undisturbed sleep in the quite Tuscan countryside in the comfy cozy beds with crisp, luxurious sheets. All in all, a lovely weekend getaway!

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

There really isn't much else I can say about Ankhura. I took my boyfriend here for a surprise trip for his birthday & our anniversary. Based on the glowing reviews from Trip Advisor, I had high expectations & it really didn't disappoint. It was just as I imagined it would be, but better. I wanted something rustic but with the modern touches, clean, romantic, and peaceful. That's exactly what we got!

Situated on the top of a little hill with gorgeous panoramic views, it's the ideal B&B for that part of Tuscany. If you want to be involved in the hustle & bustle this isn't the place. It IS within very close driving distance (5-10 minutes) of villages for food, shopping, etc. There is plenty to do near there - all you need is an open mind & a map.

Unfortunately we were only there for a couple of says so we didn't take part in the cooking classes but they looked fun & the food looked gorgeous. We decided to have a meal there one evening & it was stunning. Three course meal, a lovely selection of wine, and they sang my boyfriend happy birthday in Swedish :-)

Anders & Cino are a lovely couple with a beautiful son & they are very accomodating & try to help as much as possible with ideas on places to go, things to see, etc.

I really couldn't recommend a better place to stay. It's rustic with the modern touches you would want or need. And we got a nice bottle of wine & olives on arrival. Perfect!

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2010

My sister and I stayed at Ankhura for two wonderful days.

Anders & Cino went out of their way to make our stay particularly wonderful. The food they serve is noteworthy (take advantage of one of their dinners) as is the stay in an 11th-Century dwelling.
The rooms are incredible because they are so authentically old -- yet they incorporate a modern bath, heating and other contemporary comforts. .

We stayed there after having spent a week in Rome so we were ready for a slower pace.
It was our first day in a rental car and the rental car's gps didn't work well. But once we found hamlet of Monterongriffoli, all was well.

It is not to be missed.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Address: Monterongriffoli, San Giovanni d'Asso, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Giovanni d'Asso
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in San Giovanni d'Asso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautiful little bed & breakfast is located in a magical medieval hamlet just south of Siena making it an ideal place from which to explore central and southern Tuscany. The proprietors, Christopher and Tina, left corporate careers in New York to indulge their passion for Italian culture, food and wine. Ankhura offers cooking classes, wine tours and truffle hunts throughout the year. ... more   less 
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Ankhura Italy/San Giovanni D'Asso, Tuscany

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