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“A beautiful and remote b&b”

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Castellare De' Noveschi
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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“A beautiful and remote b&b”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

After a day of wine tasting in the chianti region, Castellare de' Noveschi was a wonderful place to spend the night. It's in the remote and tiny village of San Sano- not in Gaiole as I had originally believed- so be prepared to find this little village nestled near Gaiole. The room we stayed in was absolutely gorgeous, with a big comfy bed and redone bathroom, a luxury in rural Tuscany! The staff was friendly and helpful, and the village cats are also friendly and so fun to photograph! The breakfast the staff served in our room was our favorite of our entire vacation, with the best cappuccino. If you're looking for a quiet, remote, romantic place to stay this is the place!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We originally booked for 2 nights but stayed 3 and it was a highlight for sure. Beautiful tiny wee village with this awesome Trattorie that served you whenever it suited, with such good value food and wine. Had THE best Caprese salad of our whole trip to Italy. We had the junior suite, with a 4 poster bed and stone walls it was a unique and romantic experience! Went to a local vineyard which was a beautiful drive. If you want an authentic italian meal make sure you eat in Chianti village you park outside and walk up a steep drive near the entrance to village and the owners speak no english (husband and wife) we had the most incredible tortilla with sage butter sauce and gorgonzola gnocchi and huge pizza on a rainy night. Donatella and Alice were so helpful, the breakfasts are huge!! I felt bad I couldn't eat it all! The shower was random and flooded a bit but I guess the plumbing is really old and we didn't care. Pool looked great but was too cold to enjoy it… we just relaxed drinking vino watching sunsets over the tuscan landscape. Highly recommend the Vino spa treatment!! Beautiful salts and oils in a huge marble tub with candles and wine, I'm sure you couldn't do that in NZ!!

Room Tip: Didn't see the other rooms, but the junior suite is beautiful and downstairs there is a lounge w...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

What a charming and beautiful hotel in a lovely little village. We only stayed for one night as we were on a walking holiday, but the whole place and staff were so charming we wished we'd booked an extra night. I think we had a 'standard' room - there was nothing standard about it - spacious, comfortable, and beautifully furnished and decorated. We were shown to the equally stunning pool around the corner where I snoozed for most of the afternoon, and then ate in the only restaurant in town over the road - total relaxation! And the staff are LOVELY!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We just stayed here three nights as part of our honeymoon. We booked a junior suite, but when we arrived they upgraded us to the honeymoon suite. It was the most spectacular, old world, romantic room I've ever seen. Our hostess was so warm and welcoming. She recommended a restaurant and made reservations for us for dinner, which was incredible. They brought a beautiful breakfast to our room each morning. We booked the wine therapy experience which is a must do. This is a unique, quiet, charming Italian experience not to be missed. The trattoria down the road was delightful as well.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Our second visit 5 years on to this lovely quiet place in the rolling vined hills of Chianti in the tiny old village of San Sano. The staff are amazing - Donatella and Alice made the experience extra special - even put flowers and a card in the room for my birthday! The rooms are all beautifully decorated in medieval style with modern amenities. The terrace under the vines for afternoon prosecco is delightful and the breakfast lounge has many interesting art works. We extended our stay to 5 nights as it's the perfect place to unwind and use as a base to access other places in Tuscany for day trips. If you like the countryside with walks, excellent restaurants within a few kilometers and luxurious accommodation then this is the place for you. Take a peek at the wine therapy room too. Would not recommend for children as perfect for adult retreat apart from stairs/windows hazard. There are many village cats who add to the charm of the place. We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Junior suites upstairs in the tower are 'fantastico'.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orange County
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We only spent one night but wished that we had booked it for 2-3 nights. The room was fabulous and a classic looking Italian room. There isn't much to do in San Sano proper, but that's probably the point.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights and booked the junior suite. The suite was very clean. It did have two different set of steep stairs. The bathroom was a bit inconvenient. The bathtub did not have a shower head which slowed us down in getting ready for the day. The mirror was placed really high which was difficult for a petite person. I realize it is going for a rustic charm but a shower head would really improve the experience. I would also recommend to add bathroom hooks. The breakfast would be set in the downstairs room every morning at a set requested time. One would barely know they arrived as they are so quiet. The breakfast is a European breakfast & not too exciting. Lots of bread,cakes, thinly sliced meat, and yogurt. They will serve the same arrangement each morning. Our suite didn't have a table so it was awkward to have one sit on the ottoman while one was on the chair. Everything closes at 6 in the village. Our WiFi didn't work and one morning the water was turned off. Again rustic charm. They were kind to give us restaurant suggestions. Easiest and tasty was Marlborghetto but make reservations as you will be better served. If you want rustic, then book here. If you want to get AWAY, book here. If you want an evening vibe book elsewhere.

Room Tip: Bring mosquito repellant. Have lunch in San Sano.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Castellare De' Noveschi
Address: Via Padre Cristoforo Chiantini 12 | Loc.San Sano, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Gaiole in Chianti
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Gaiole in Chianti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Castellare De' Noveschi 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Castellare De' Noveschi Relais is a historical residence of charm in the heart of Chianti, where you can sleep in the fabulous suite belonged to the Dukes of Tuscany or the beautiful Suite "Dreams of Bacchus" carved into an ancient vat 800. You can breathe in the cozy atmosphere of the Fumoir, an ancient hall with a beautiful fireplace, dedicated to those who want to share their passion for the world of Tuscan cigars and pipe, reading a book by the fire and take part in tastings and events for a few privileged. Finally just to pamper all the senses of the guests, the Castellare de 'Noveschi will be with Wine Therapy in a suggestive Tino where you soak in a tub of torque. And if, when you get home, you'll want to relive the emotions you felt during your stay at the Castellare de 'Noveschi, you can buy all antiques, modern antiques, fashion that you find around you, who have been part of a dream, who have had a wonderful past life and now can become part of a new story: Your. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer and a double bed. Further facilities include a TV, Internet access, a minibar, and facilities for making tea and coffee, air conditioning and heating. ... more   less 
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