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“A sense of real Tuscany” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Relais Santa Cristina
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A sense of real Tuscany”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

This amazing place is an experience not to be missed. It is quite hard to find as the Google map sends you to a street corner in the centre of Radda in Chianti - but it is only a km or so out of town and down a treelined track to a family owned farm surrounded by vineyards that has been converted into a hotel. The reception is delightfully shambolic. with papers and books littered around and a nice man who welcomed us and showed us to our rooms in an "outbuilding". My room was large, with a 4 poster double bed and a roof terrace with a table, chairs, sunlounger and a large umbrella. It overlooked the vineyards. The bathroom was good but I failed to find the soap and shampoo till I was leaving as they were tucked away in a cupboard - my fault for not looking. The hotel is very rustic and somwhat eccentric but very charming and it has a lovely large swimming pool at the back. Dinner is served in their restaurant 'Miranda' up on the main road. This is very different - we went in at 7, which is early for Italy, to find it empty. The tables were laid with beautiful white linen cloths and napkins and the walls were lined with an extraordinary collection of paintings and photographs. The lady who greeted us presented a wonderful menu with delights such as roe deer, wild boar, rabbit as well as escalopes, steaks etc and her speciality of home made pasta. Everything was cooked from scratch while we waited and it was absolutely delicious - as was the chianti straight from the barrel - magic!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

On a driving holiday we visited Residence Villa Miranda/Relais Santa Cristina a couple of years ago when we found it quite by accident, having loved our stay we returned in May 2013 to find it still as quaint and beautiful. This is a small family run business and you get a real sense of that, the rooms are neat and clean, a little dated/rustic perhaps but what is really special is the location with beautiful grounds, amazing views and a fabulous swimming pool.
Had we read Trip Adviser we would have been put off by previous comments, that is not to say they are untrue but just that our experiences have been really wonderful. There is so much character here and you have your own little piece of Tuscany whilst sipping your wine before heading into Radda for dinner ..... that’s after visiting local vineyards and an afternoon lazing by the pool.
We did not eat in the Villa Miranda restaurant so cannot comment on that but i believe this has now improved anyway.
I am reluctant to write more as this might make it harder for us to get a room next time we visit, which we will.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Relais Santa Cristina
Address: Strada Provinciale 429 - Km 4,3, 52017, Radda in Chianti, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Radda in Chianti
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Radda in Chianti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Relais Santa Cristina 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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