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“A glimpse of Italian culture” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Lecchi Hotel
Localita Lecchi, Staggia Senese, 53036 Poggibonsi, Italy   |  
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“A glimpse of Italian culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed at this family run property for four nights as one stop of five made throughout Italy. Villa Lecchi was our favorite. Laura and her family made us feel like relatives that they could not do enough for. The homemade meals by Grand Mama were very special. Every day I spent time in the spa, walked in the countryside, meditated, and watched the sunrise and sunset; all while doing day trips to many wonderful nearby Tuscan cities and villages. The hill top location is simply breathtaking. It felt dreamlike. Consider this property if you wish to a glimpse of Italian culture rather than being a tourist.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The location, the view, the amazing meals, the wonderful family hospitality all make this a wonderful treasure. Our breakfasts on the patio under the trees in the morning and dinners in the evenings were magical. The food is an absolute stand out, better than many fine hotels. Grandma even hosted a cooking class for us in the kitchen. The location is great for day trips to many of the sites in Tuscany. And the view from the patio for cocktails in the evening is amazing. The rooms are an older style with heavy draperies and decor fitting for such an old villa so if you want a sleek modern style this is not it.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I have visitten Villa Lecchi with my family and my friends every summer for many years. The Villa is a mansion on the top of the hill, and really make you feel like a prince. The owner, Laura, treat her guests as personal friends, and you feel very welcome. The view from the terrasse is very beautiful. And the food ... I've very seldom taster food of such quality.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We took the Odysseys tour of Italy from Naples to Venice. As one of our stops, we stayed at the Villa Lecchi Hotel in Poggibonsi, Italy. It was a wonderful Villa and the family that owns and runs the Villa made us feel very welcome and at home from the very beginning of when we arrived. The view from the Villa was breathtaking. The Ragazzo Family are wonderful people. Laura was great with our initial greeting and kind and helpful all the way through. Her children were very helpful and respectful.

The rooms were spacious and clean, and there were olive oil products put in the bathroom for us to use for our showers. There was nothing to complain about with the rooms. They were wonderful.

The food was excellent. We had breakfast and dinner at the Villa, and they were both great. The breakfast had such a variety of wonderful foods, and the coffee was great. There was breakfast pizza, frittata, fresh bread, fruit, coffee cakes, pastry, homemade preserves...just about anything that could make you happy. The breakfast was the best at Villa Lecchi that we had in our entire trip. Laura's husband, sister, her mother, and her children all helped with cooking and serving. They were always so gracious and kind.

Dinner was also a wonderful experience. We always had a 4-course meal, and it was different every night. It was a laid back atmosphere that enabled us to visit with each other and the tables were always set beautifully.

Laura's husband showed us how to make biscuits (like our biscotti), and we got to eat them for our dinner the night that he showed us how they were made. They were the best I have ever eaten. They even made sure that we had the recipe.

I thought I lost my recipe, and I wanted the recipe for the Tiramisu Coffee Cake they made, so I emailed Laura this week. She answered me back within a few hours with both recipes. I call that service.

My husband had some laundry done while we were there, and he got it back so clean and nicely folded. It was very reasonable and very well done.

We would stay at the Villa again, and again, and again. We loved Italy, but this was one of our favorite places, and we loved the Ragazzo family. They were perfect hosts and were wonderful to us while we were there.

Donna K.

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  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The villa was our "home" for 4 nights on our tour with Odyssey, and each day was made memorable by Laura and her engaging family. Her Mother cooks traditional home-made meals accompanied by their own wine, her Husband taught us how to make their traditional cookies, very similar to biscotti, her beautiful sister is seen in the dining room at every meal, and her boys seem to do a lot of everything. The rooms and the views are so Italian Villa that I will always conjure up their home when I think of one.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I went with a tour this Summer to Italy and I had to write about a place we stayed in on our trip.
IT WAS AMAZING!! Every room is different and you feel like you are a friend staying in someone's home. Homecooked meals for dinner and breakfast!!! REALLY Homecooked by the grandmother. The meals were outstanding!!!! Your hostess greets you when you pull up and her boys delivered our suitcases to our rooms. My room had a staircase(a complete 360 degree turn going up) to a small room with a VIEW of the valley. We were treated with wonderful olive oil products for shower and bath!!!
There is a pool and a quiet and calming sauna pool. We had dinner under a tent outside with the view, then you walk over to the patio that overlooks a beautiful quiet valley with all the olive groves and grape vines. It was really breathtaking. It is so hard to describe something so beautiful as the Villa Lecchi. Thanks you Odessey for introducing us to the Villa.
Thank you so much for making our trip so memorable!!!!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Laura and her family have done an incredible job of keeping a huge property feel homey. Friendly service with rooms equipped with everything you need – including lovely samples of a local toiletries company that uses olive oil in their all-natural products.
The views are astounding. Truly remarkable. We would sit on the front patio and watch the sun set each night, each night the sun putting on an incredible show. Pomegranate and olive trees line the property which holds a huge pool area which gets the sun right up until it sets. The restaurant was also so lovely. Not having to worry about driving around on the twisty Tuscan roads at night was a treat. The food even better. Tasting like it came from your Gramma’s kitchen (if my Gramma was Italian;), it was fresh and local and Tuscan to the bone. The service was also great. The first night we didn’t finish out bottle of champagne and the second night they brought it out to us, corked and chilled. Its those little touches that make a place memorable. We really loved our stay and meeting Laura and her family. A total recommend and in a great location for sightseeing – Siena being just 40 minutes away.

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  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Localita Lecchi, Staggia Senese, 53036 Poggibonsi, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Poggibonsi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Poggibonsi
#2 Romantic Hotel in Poggibonsi
#2 Family Hotel in Poggibonsi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Romantic and elegant villa with a wonderful view of the Chianti hills, magic patio for your drinks, garden for your breakfast, elegant restaurant for your meals. The relaxing SPA will spoil you Tuscan and genuine cooking will satisfy you at the end of your long day. On request vegetarian meals. Nice wine list will offer the best of Tuscan and Italian wines. ... more   less 
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Villa Lecchi Hotel Poggibonsi, Italy - Tuscany

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