We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Adored this hotel!”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Albergo Ristorante Santa Chiara
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sarteano
Newport Beach
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Adored this hotel!”
Reviewed September 22, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed our 5 nights at the Santa Chiara; this is a very, very special place, an absolute gem. Great location in this corner of Tuscany for day-tripping to wineries and famous hill towns...Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Siena, Florence, etc...very easy and close. (you need to have a car!!) We drove all over and explored these charming towns, and all of them are MUSTS, but at the end of the day, we were SO happy and content in sweet little picturesque, medieval Sarteano, away from the crowds. This is a REAL town, virtually sans tourists, easily accessible, near enough to the main north/south autostrada, yet far enough from that highway you don't see or hear it. (Also a 15 minute drive, if you don't get lost, to the nearest major train station in Chiusi) It is lovely, serene, small and walkable, with a castle above, and a proper piazza below, in which to enjoy an aperitif, and a handful of cute restaurants & bars. (and some sort of an Etruscan museum that we did not visit) That said, once you're ensconced inside the walls of the Santa Chiara, you may not want to take the 2 minute walk into town. The atmosphere at the hotel as peaceful as it is beautiful, your proprietors are there to address your every need, the restaurant is truly fabulous with fresh, gorgeous food and stellar wine list. We stayed in mid-September and the weather was still quite warm, so we dined al fresco each morning and evening in the garden. From atop the ancient garden wall, there is a fantastic view over the Tuscan landscape, with a few lakes shining on the eastern horizon. This is not a fancy, 5 star experience, nor does it pretend to be. Rather, it is comfortable, simple, intimate and wonderful, and much like staying in your own private home. Be advised the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays (at least this was the case when we visited) though they do serve breakfast...Tuesday is market day and the proprietors are off purchasing provisions for your next incredible meal(s). Also, assuming you arrive into Sarteano by car, directional signs are posted for the Santa Chiara, and it's easy to find, BUT the streets are very narrow and only the smallest of cars will make it up the hill to the hotel. After each of our day excursions, we parked our car in town and walked up to the S. Chiara, instead of risking scrapes on the sides of our rental!! (small detail that did not take away from our enjoyment of the whole experience!)

Many thanks to our hosts for making our stay so special. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank adirienzo1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

59 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    48
    10
    0
    1
    0
See reviews for
17
23
2
1
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2010

I gave Residenzia S. Chiara five stars not because it has marble bath tubs and gold taps - it doesn't have any of those trappings. What it does have is an amazing location at the top of this medieval village, The house is beautiful, classic, comfortable with loads of gorgeous old country style furniture. The garden is a haven of cool on a hot, sunny Tuscan day and oh so beautiful. But the best thing are your hosts. The landlord and landlady of this beautiful property don't speak much English but their warmth and hospitality shines through. We intended to stay 2 nights - we stayed 8. Do I need to say more?

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank bbtraveller2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sarteano
0.4 mi away
Albergo Roberta
Albergo Roberta
#1 of 5 in Sarteano
375 reviews
2.6 mi away
Il Patriarca
Il Patriarca
#1 of 10 in Chiusi
625 reviews
1.2 mi away
La Torre ai Mari
La Torre ai Mari
#3 of 5 in Sarteano
53 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.9 mi away
Fonteverde
Fonteverde
#1 of 3 in San Casciano dei Bagni
951 reviews
2.5 mi away
La Locanda della Ribollita
0.5 mi away
Parco delle Piscine
Parco delle Piscine
#1 of 13 in Sarteano
133 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Albergo Ristorante Santa Chiara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Albergo Ristorante Santa Chiara

Property: Albergo Ristorante Santa Chiara
Address: Piazza Santa Chiara 30, 53047 Sarteano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Sarteano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sarteano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo Ristorante Santa Chiara 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The monumental complex of the ex-convent of Santa Chiara from the order of the Clarisse nuns which was first under construction in the year 1498, was consecrated for religious exercise and destined for the Clarisse order.With this new management, taken over in 1992 by the Morgantini Family, the restructuring and conservative restoring took place in the form of the building's original style with its peculiar architectural environment characteristic, no less accommodating and offering it's guests the opportunity to take pleasure in ancient space and peaceful tranquility.In Chloi's kitchen at the Santa Chiara restaurant you can still eat food with flavours of the past made with local ingredients. You can smell the delicious smell of home-made pasta with truffle or porcini mushrooms, taste Maremma-style wild boar, rabbit with wild fennel and to round off your meal ice-cream pudding with orange and grand marnier liqueur or a delicious dark-chocolate pudding.Particular attention to seasonal products. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Albergo Ristorante Santa Chiara reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Albergo Ristorante Santa Chiara Sarteano, Italy - Tuscany

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing