We just got back from Tuscany after 10 days exploring by car. We booked Le Pozze di Lecchi last minute and got a beautiful room with jacuzzi for 135EUR. We asked carpaccio with wine & cheese in the room and had a great night. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Inspite of our plans, we decided to prolong our stay in the Chianti region and got the same room for 109EUR only. This time we decided to try the dinner downstairs and it was simply excellent. I read the reviews here regarding the restaurant but all I can say, the chef was amazing as well as his dishes. His food is for real gourmands (not only as I don't count as one). We had a pigeon with grapes and rooster, both absolutely delicious. He also let us try the lamb for which we hesitated to stay one additional night. AND the deserts... ! I recommend the chocolate cake. Seriously, we travel a lot around the world and eat in simple or expensive restaurants but this one is on the top of all. To find the hotel at night is, exactly as someone here wrote: a little tricky and a dirt road (typical in Tuscany), but the receptionist called us to make sure we got on the right track. Pity the weather is changing and we couldn't try the pools.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 14th century mill, which produced flour for almost 5 centuries for the surrounding area. The water necessary to move the mill wheels came from the nearby spring which still exists and can be reached on foot along an old track. In 1650 the mill was bought by a wealthy women- MonnaGinevra from Gaiole in Chianti and our restaurant is named after her today. The mill operated until the end of the 1700 after which it was abandoned. The present owners Daniele and Elisa were fascinated by its position with magical sounds and colours of nature. Even though, the remains of walls were entirely covered by shrubbery, ticket and trees, some of them as high of 5m., this young couple were determined to revive the mill. The recnstruction works starter in 2001. All original materials such as stones or beams have been reused; together with ceramic cotta forged from iron mix as well as the detail given to comfort and functionality at the same time to create a real harmony. Today this Old Mill is an excellent Hotel which offers its guests 14 comfortable rooms, the taste of a typical local kitchen, the pleasure to swim in two panoramic pools and the relaxation of our Health Centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Le Pozze Di Lecchi Italy/Gaiole In Chianti, Tuscany