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“The best week ever”
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Podere il Pino
York, United Kingdom
1 review
“The best week ever”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We rented the whole of Pondere il Pino for my daughter's wedding and had the best week ever and the most beautiful wedding reception. Matteo could not have been more helpful and everything went like clockwork. We will remember it for a lifetime and will be back to see Matteo again very soon.

Fantastic thank you.

Paul

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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mattecibe83, Direttore at Podere il Pino, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Hello Paul!
Thank you very much for your review!

We are very happy that you liked our place and you enjoyed the beutiful Wedding of your daughter! It was my pleasure to work with you to organize the Wedding as best as we can! I had really enjoyed the party as well!

We hope to see you again in "Podere il Pino"!

Thank you again for everything!!!!!
Ciao!

Matteo
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Thrapston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed in Villa 11 as a family of 2 Adults and 3 children (16,12,12) and it was great plenty of space and a nice outside area. The pool is big and safe with stunning views we were there in August so there lots of kids enjoying it. We has the wednesday night BBQ which was great and run by a very friendly couple. As others have said it is a bit hard to find ignore the sat nav and look at a map before you go and follow the directions Matteo give. We rented some bikes and enjoyed the cycling (the hill back is a bit steep !) but there is a nice path along an old railway line.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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mattecibe83, Direttore at Podere il Pino, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Hello!
Thank you very much for your review!

We are very happy that you liked our place!
We hope to see you again in "Podere il Pino"!

Thank you!!!!!
Ciao!

Matteo
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Geneva, Switzerland
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is Tuscany as you dream it. Beautiful settings, a somehow hard to find, hidden gem that will offer you a sense of what Tuscany is really all about. Excellent service and hospitality, lovely, vast, well-equipped and pristine clean accommodation, surrounded by beauty, sun, and probably the most beautiful environment that exists. Heaven on Earth, not the least because of the staff who really try to get out of their way to help you and make sure this is a memorable stay.
Only negative comment would be that for some reason, time seems to fly even much faster than usual. I suppose it is just that you feel immediately at home and don't want to leave. Podere Il Pino is a haven, a treat you have to indulge in !

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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mattecibe83, Direttore at Podere il Pino, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Hello!
Thank you very much for your review!

We are very happy that you liked our place!
We hope to see you again in "Podere il Pino"!

Thank you!!!!!
Ciao!

Matteo
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Wow what a relaxing place.getting there was a bit tricky but Matteo txts you and his directions are great.we had a love/hate relationship with navman, dont tust it.The pam supermarket has everything.we stayed in villa 11 which holds 8 we only had 4 but loved having 2 bathrooms and space for 10 days.
Franko the gardener is wonderful,little english so we used sign langauge and my tablet translate, it was so fun, the swimming pool and gardens are a credit to Franko.the pool looks over the tuscan hills and San Gimignano.you need a car,you must visit Volterra a lovely village and meet di stefano salvadori what a man.Would go there again,this place has left us wonderful memories. Would stay there again

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank vald63
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MatteoFirenze, Direttore at Podere il Pino, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Hello!
Thank you very much for your review!

We are very happy that you liked our place!
We hope to see you again in "Podere il Pino"!

Thank you!!!!!
Ciao!

Matteo

P.S.= Just to let you know, at the end of the year, one of the 3 roads to arrive at "Podere il Pino" it will be paved!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Perfect location, great view on the hills, home service, and SMS how to get to the hotel. Red wine as check-in compliment!
This hotel is perfect for family holidays - silence, nature, large apartments.

Room Tip: Take apartments with view on Tuscany hills - they have wonderfull view
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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MatteoFirenze, Direttore at Podere il Pino, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Hello!
Thank you very much for your review!

We are very happy that you liked our place!
We hope to see you again in "Podere il Pino"!

Thank you!!!!!
Ciao!

Matteo
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Sumirago, Lombardia, Italy
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

The location is excellent, close to Siena, San Gimignano and Florence. Very beautiful and spacious house. Beautiful view of the Tuscan hills. The downside was that the house does not have enough cups, glasses, towels and so on. the house is suitable for 8 people but when you have 8 forks, knives, glasses and so on it means you have to wash the dishes all the time. It was very cold in Tuscany and when we arrived the house was only 16 degrees celsius., which is really uncomfortable. We heated it up but by the time we left it was only 20 degrees and we had to pay 40 euro's for 2 days of heating. We would expect the house to be warm upon arrival. The showers didn't function well, the house has 2 bathrooms but when you use one the other shower will not give constant warm water. The house would have been much better if it was equipped with more cups, glasses, towels and kitchen linen. And everything costs extra, a childbed, a childchair and so on. Dogs were welcomed for free which was an advantage.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lianne S
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MatteoFirenze, Direttore at Podere il Pino, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Hello Lianne!
Thank you very much for your review!

We are very happy that you liked our place!
Thank you also for your suggest! We gonna do your advices!
Usually the temperature of our property is 19°... if there was just 16° we don't know what happen!
We hope to see you again in "Podere il Pino" and next time we give for free some meters for the central heating!

Thank you again!!!!!
Ciao!

Matteo
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights end October/beginning of November travelling with our 3 children (8, 12 & 14). I had done a lot of internet searching before opting for Podere Il Pino and found the website and reviews helpful in informing my choice. It lived up to expectations. All the photos on the website provide an accurate representation of what to expect.

Location: Yes, it is a bit of an adventure up the steep winding roads among the vineyards and olive groves, but that is part of the charm. There is a stunning view just about every way you look but across the pool to San Gimignano is unbeatable. It was a good base from which to explore the small hilltop villages as well as Siena and Florence. Given the location you are unlikely to pop back in the evening and head out again, so plan to eat supper out before returning or eat in.

Accommodation: It has a rustic feel whilst being clean and well kept and maintained. We stayed in apartment 3 which was a 2 bedroom ground floor apartment. Every apartment felt as if it had some degree of privacy. I might be tempted to stay on the first floor though to take greater advantage of the views and also because the noise from above does carry below due to the stone floors. I can't comment on the degree to which noise travels upwards! The oven was a small counter top one which we didn't use. We opted to each out at lunchtime and then pick up hams, cheeses, bread, salads, etc from the PAM supermarket on the way home each evening. If the weather is warmer there is an outdoors public BBQ area. The weather was a bit unkind to us so we were not able to use the pool.

Staff: we only met Franco on arrival and departure briefly who was friendly and helpful but his lack of English and my lack of Italian was a bit limiting! However, all correspondence with Matteo was in excellent English and very helpful. I managed to leave an important work book behind and it was no trouble for them to find and post it back to me - thank you!

Very happy to recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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MatteoFirenze, Direttore at Podere il Pino, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Hello Tracy!
Thank you very much for your review!

We are very happy that you liked our place!
We hope to see you again in "Podere il Pino"!

Thank you!!!!!
Ciao!

Matteo

P.S.= Just to let you know, next year, one of the 3 roads to arrive at "Podere il Pino" it will be paved!
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Property: Podere il Pino
Address: Loc. Il Pino n. 5 | Casella Postale 304, 53036, San Gimignano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #30 of 111 Specialty Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PODERE IL PINO... THE RIGHT PLACE FOR THE RIGHT HOLIDAY!!!!Podere il Pino is the perfect place for a relax vacation in the green Tuscany country, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in the gentle Chianti hills. From its privileged position it offers a spectacular view of the marvellous medieval village of San Gimignano (very famous for the 7 medieval towers and museums) and the whole Val d´Elsa. ... more   less 
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