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“A slice of paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa il Poggiale Dimora Storica
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Empolese 69, 50026 San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy   |  
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“A slice of paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

A huge Thank you to Monica and her wonderful team at the Villa Poggiale for yet another perfect holiday. My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon last September here and fell in love with the place. As soon as we could we booked to return and no doubt, will again. We teamed a ten night stay here with 4 nights at one of the Villa's sister accommodations, the Residenza Johanna 1 in Florence. Monica kindly coordinated our booking and we received a discount for our full 2 week stay.
Words cannot do justice to the Villa, you have to go and 'experience' for yourself. It is like returning home, a view shared by many frequently returning guests. The scenery is spectacular and ever changing, the atmosphere is a tranquil haven, beautiful rooms and facilities and the service is impeccable. You are welcomed as one of the family and the staff always have a smile and nothing is too much trouble. The food is excellent both at the buffet breakfast - a very good selection is offered and evening meals vary in style from buffet to 4 courses served.
If you stay at the Poggiale I guarantee you will want to return.

  • Stayed May 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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camillaFirenze, Direttore at Villa il Poggiale Dimora Storica, responded to this review, May 26, 2011
How are you both? How is married life suiting you!!! I was so moved by your lovely message. I really hope that your stay here has been as good as you had expected.

Our job is to make your special day even more memorable and to this end we do everything in our power to make this happen.

In some cases this is difficult to achieve but with you it all come naturally to us to work to make your special day run smoothly. When our efforts are met with such enthusiasm it makes it so much more pleasurable for us and it allows us to enjoy the festivities along with the guests.

Please don’t forget about us as it would be lovely to have you here at Il Poggiale for a visit.

Thank you both and we look forward to seeing you soon-

A big hug from all of us!
Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

Together with my wife, we have stayed in this Villa twice within the last 8 months and it was a great experience. We just loved the place and the people. It is very convenient as a base, if you want to travel around Tuscany, but equally as good, if you just want to hang around and relax. Just like the previous reviewer, we miss it, and will be coming back.

  • Stayed May 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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camillaFirenze, Direttore at Villa il Poggiale Dimora Storica, responded to this review, May 12, 2011
Dear Sirs,

We really appreciated your message and we thank you for your encouragement . All the warmest wishes from all of us.
Villa il Poggiale
Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

I miss this place. The staff was so helpful and giving. The rooms were beautiful and the scenery was gorgeous. Without going on with a lengthy, wordy review, I'll say it in just a few words - This place is a must. Again, I miss it and WILL go back.

  • 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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camillaFirenze, Direttore at Villa il Poggiale Dimora Storica, responded to this review, May 12, 2011
Dear Special guests,

Thank you for your words, they mean a lot to all of us, we are so happy when our guests appreciate our efforts and enjoy their stay.
In the hope of meeting you again we send our warmest regards.
Villa il Poggiale
MOnica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

Lovely staff, relaxing environment and charming decor. The villa is a marvel in the quiet surroundings of Chianti region. The aroma of olive trees, cypress trees is overwhelming.

  • 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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camillaFirenze, Direttore at Villa il Poggiale Dimora Storica, responded to this review, May 12, 2011
Dear Sirs,

Thanks so much for all of us all.
It was so nice to have you here!
Warmest regards
Villa il Poggiale
Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

My wife and I got married at Villa il Poggiale in September 2010 and it was everything we hoped for and much more on top.

I've been meaning to write a review ever since but this is the first time I have got around to it. Everything about the villa is perfect, the rooms are excellent (we have seen every single one on account of doing a room allocation!). The grounds are idilyic and you are immediately greeted by a long driveway with lawn and cypress tress that leads up the villa. You'll get a fantastic view of the valley from just outside the loggia where you can have a drink or some food. There is a secluded swimming pool which is great for a relaxing swim, reading or catching up on a bit of sleep.

Inside the villa, the first thing you'll come to is the impressive drawing room with beautiful ornate features. It sets the scene for what is to be found in the bedrooms. Naturally we stayed in a suite given that it was our wedding (although the night before I was in one of the rooms off reception sharing with one of my ushers!) As I said, we saw all the rooms and allocated them accordingly to our guests so that those who wanted to pay a little more got a suite etc and the oldies were on the ground floor - we certainly didn't get any complaints and also took the option of booking the 'dependence' which is a seperate building with two bedrooms accessed via a small track through the olive grove. The two couples that stayed there said it was wonderfully romantic. I read a review earlier that mentioned the stairs being an issue. We put the old people on the ground floor and there were no issues although naturally it took them a little longer than others to get down to dinner (which we held on the lower ground terrace above the swimming pool). Part of the beauty of the property is that it is so wonderfully well preserved - and is afterall a renaissance villa. If you want lifts and escalators then a modern chain hotel might be more appropriate...

The best thing about Poggiale though is the staff. Monica who runs the villa was immensely helpful and helped provide contacts for everything we needed and Anna who works there was also very kind, helpful and generous. The rest of the team are friendly and helpful. Monica put us in touch with a caterer from Florence called Rocco who runs Gli Specialisti. He and his team were brilliant (amazing food and incredibly professioinal). Highly recommended.

We stayed for 4 nights and not only was the wedding perfect, the rest of our stay was lovely as well. I'm pretty certain everyone had a great time and a pleasant stay and some have already gone back.

I would definitely recommend staying at Villa il Poggiale whether you are looking for a quiet romantic stay or a wedding party. It fits the bill.

Jamie & Sarah

  • 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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camillaFirenze, Direttore at Villa il Poggiale Dimora Storica, responded to this review, May 5, 2011
Dear Special guests,

It was a pleasure to have you as our guests at the villa and we hope you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the atmosphere of this corner of Tuscany .
With my best wishes and thanks from all of us.
Villa il Poggiale
Monica
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

Beautiful location, view, atmosphere, style and design!!!!
Service was also very good.
We were just a little bit disappointed with one double room due to its level, the position of the window and the consequent view...
Apart from that, it is an excellent villa which I would definitely recommend!!!

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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camillaFirenze, Direttore at Villa il Poggiale Dimora Storica, responded to this review, May 5, 2011
Dear Sirs,

I was so moved by your lovely message.
I really hope that your stay here has been as good as you had expected!!!
All of us appreciated your words kindness and generosity, this is what makes our work worthwhile.
Big Hug.
Villa il Poggiale
Monica
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

Very nice place with cutely staff. Especially the kitchen is great! The price was also ok.
The only negative is the unguarded parking place outside the area.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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camillaFirenze, Direttore at Villa il Poggiale Dimora Storica, responded to this review, April 24, 2011
It was so nice to have you here, and we’d like to thank you for appreciating our hospitality.
In the hope of meeting you again we send our warmest regards.
Villa il Poggiale
Monica
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Address: Via Empolese 69, 50026 San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > San Casciano in Val di Pesa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in San Casciano in Val di Pesa
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Hotel Class:4 star — Villa il Poggiale Dimora Storica 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Il Poggiale Dimora Storica is located in the heart of the Chianti region, only a few kilometres from the historic centre of Florence. The property is classified as a historic villa, finely restored, offering a warm, friendly service and great hospitality: even the smallest details have been carefully considered to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. In an oasis of peace surrounded by enchanting gardens, fragrant with roses and plants, guests can sip a tea and start a beautiful day in the country with a good breakfast rich of products and ingredients of Tuscan cuisine, from homemade cakes, honey, fresh ricotta to salami. From April to October the restaurant is open. Each day the chef prepares lunch buffet with typical dishes of Tuscan tradition, accompanied by a good selection of local wines. We organize cooking lessons in Villa. The villa also features a brand new wellness Centre. Guests can now relax in this Chianti SPA accommodation offering simple treatments, essential oils and fragrances made with raisins, olives, citrus fruits and honey. The Villa offers Wi-Fi connection free of charge. The property is the ideal for romantic getaways or holidays with the entire family, in addition to wedding ceremonies, banquets, work breakfasts, meetings, and much more. Children are welcome offering them services and attractions. ... more   less 
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