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3.0 of 5 Farmhouse   |   Localita` Badia a Coltibuono, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy   |  
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“Return Visit- still amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Returned to Badia after staying in 2011. Just as amazing. Grounds need to be seen to be believed. We again stayed in the Granery apartment which I think for the size (can sleep 5-6 and there were 4 of us) is a great deal. Looks out onto the garden, has outside dining area, full kitchen. staff is friendly and helpful. Dinner at their restaurant was maybe the best dinner we had in 15 nights in Italy. Highlight for all 4 of us was taking the cooking class w/ the chef. About 5 1/2 hrs making panzanella, gnochi, vegetable stock, zuchinni flowers, potatoes, braised chicken and desert. And we got to eat it w/ wine! Not cheap but worth every euro.He gave us the recioes so we can try to recreate back home. Badia is also close to many other sights/towns in Chianti. We hope to make the trip to Badia at least a semi annual event. This year we didnt do their breakfast but instead cooked in all 4 mornings. Also made dinner 2/4 nights. Picked up food in the towns we visited. It also doesnt hurt their wine is delicious.

Room Tip: for 300euro the Old Granery is a deal for what you get. Split between 2 couples and you get a huge a...
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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badiacoltibuono, Direttore at Badia a Coltibuono, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear guests,
it's a pleasure to read that you've enjoyed our Cooking School, and be sure the recipes you'll try at home will success, if you'll follow all the steps suggested by our chef Andrea.
We'll wait for you for one of our longer programmes, that combines staying, school, food, wine, markets and a lot of fun:-)
Thanks again,
and enjoy you tuscan food prepared at home!

Adria Gauni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I have been fortunate to have visited Badia a Coltibuono for the past three summers. We enjoyed a beautiful brunch in a large private room, complete with apple cakes, lemon olive oil cake, breads, foccacia, yogurts and fruits. We also visited the restaurant. I had the asparagus and ricotta flan with a poached egg. It was quite good. It had a gentle taste and texture, the egg completed the dish both visually and tastewise. Several of us had the homemade pasta with wild boar sauce, very delicious. I also had the white beans that are somehow simple but so fabulous. I finished the dinner with a cannoli with a strawberry sauce and hazelnut ice cream. Overall, the food was fantastic, but the wait staff was superior! I have never had such wonderful service and we had a party of six adults and four children 4 and under. Thank you for such a memorable visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a quite amazing place. The scenery is truly beautiful, and the rooms, the gardens & surrounds, the resteraunt and service were all excellent. Close to pretty villages, and lovely walking in the forests that surround.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

After 25 years of wanting to come to Lorenza Medici's place where she held her cooking classes and lived (now in her late eighties and living in Milano) came to fruition in May and June this year. 2013 O'h what a truly wonderful, magical experince and all I dreamed of BADIA A COLTIBUONO Staying in the Magnolia Apartment, just sooooo huge and homely - I felt Lorenza was with me as the Apartment is where she stayed and lived. A truly honour for me. Francesca , Adria and all at Badia you simply ROCK . Our Cooking Class with Andrea was just Simply The Best. O"HHHHHH thank you all soooooooooo much Neva and I just LOVED IT XXX

Room Tip: Loved the Magnolia Apartment 3 bedrooms overlooking the most stunning Magnolia Tree
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Badia is a historic place, with a great view, a most beautiful garden and excellent, ample, well furnished rooms. Everything shows good taste and class - as the breakfast room, for instance. The staff is attentive, and has great courtesy. The restaurant (not exactly a part of the hotel, it is a separate business, but only some 50-100 meters apart) is also very, very good. Don't miss, also, the shop at Badia's entrance; if you are lucky enough to buy a bottle of their Occhio di Pernice, a special Vin Santo made from Sangiovese, it will be worthy the trip!

Room Tip: If you have heavy luggage, beware: there is no lift to the upper floor.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Breathtaking tuscan view due to the high elevation of the hotel.
This is an above average agriturismo, a common theme I have found is to have excellent rooms and marginal wine, but Coltibuono's wine is fantastic.
We made reservations at the restaurant and were ecstatic with the meal, great choices, friendly and professional wait staff.
My Dad/Step-mom wisely chose to stay longer and attend the tour over fighting tourists in Pisa this trip. Thank you to the tour guide for driving in on her day off to give us a personal tour!
Fabulous tuscan renaissance garden, very well designed and maintained.
I live in southern Italy and forgot my pillow because most hotel pillows are sub par - and was delightfully surprised - their bedding was superb. Attention to detail.
Little/no cell reception in my room, but free wifi in the office on first floor, and cell reception outside.
Enjoy the history, bring an old/cool book to donate to your room.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We visited this converted monastery for a third time last week and the welcome we received was as warm and friendly as ever. The gardens are beautiful and the rooms beautifully appointed. Standing in the courtyard leading to the gardens it is as though time stood still centuries ago.

The restaurant is wonderful too.

There is so much to see and do in the area we could have stayed longer but we will return! another memorable trip!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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Address: Localita` Badia a Coltibuono, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Gaiole in Chianti
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Gaiole in Chianti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Badia a Coltibuono 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Badia a Coltibuono is the first wine resort in Chianti, opening it's doors to travellers and visitors who want to share a truly unique experience. Here it is possible to encounter the magic of a venue, to observe the slow yet intense rhythm of a 1000 year old abbey and farm and to sleep in history. Guests can rest and relax in the magnificent italian style garden or, during the summer months, around the large open-air swimming pool. At 650 metres above sea level summers are temeprate and the villa naturally cool in the evenings. 800 Hectares of forests, crisscrossed with walking or mountain biking paths provide for a pristine natural backdrop., Facilities for house guests include internet point and 10% reduction on all meals taken at our restaurant, or enrolment in a day cooking class. ... more   less 
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