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“Outstanding location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Castello di Gabbiano
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

We have never felt so relaxed on a holiday. Gabbiano offered complete peace and quiet in an idyllic location. We loved the honesty bar by the swimming pool and the delicious breakfast on the lawn in the morning. And as an added bonus to have an amazing restaurant on site completed the experience for us (closed on mondays and tuesday lunch). We enjoyed tasting the wines and our order arrived literally a few days after we returned. If you want low key but super comfortable accommodation then Castello di Gabbiano is the place for you. You are left to your own devices and it seems as if you have the place to yourself then like magic a bowl of watermelon arrives in the breakfast room at tea time just when you fancy a piece! Tip: rent a car.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Castello di Gabbiano, as the name suggests, is an historic small castle, actually it has been for centuries a country home for well known Florentine families. The building is impressive, very well preserved, and sits on the top of a hill overlooking the surrounding Chianti hills. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and the pool area is also very pleasant. Rooms feature a traditional country-inn style, with no particular glamour but pretty nice. The only issue is that the estate is owned by a well known American winery company, and you can clearly perceicve that the core business is winemaking, with the hotel being a side activity which was probably started to exploit the potential of the castle itself, which was incidentally acquired with the vineyards. This means the hotel is understaffed, the manager is efficient but does not put any passion in running the place, and there is a pervasive sense of being host of a landlord who is on vacation and just left someone to hand over your keys. It is a pity because this place, which is pretty expensive by the way, could really position on the far upper-end of the accommodations in the area.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

This place unbelievably beautiful. The rooms are perfect and so is the garden, the pool and the food. Breathtaking views. We arrived early I.e. a way before check in time and they arranged for our room to be ready within half an hour of our arrival. The girl at check in was very friendly and helpful explaining everything necessary and so was the lady at check out which we believe was the owner. A very professionally run place. We also tried the restaurant which was very good and reasonably priced for the area. Unfortunately we had booked only one night but we will definately return very soon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

A small castle with fabulous rooms and swimming pool. The restaurant is about 500 metres away but still within the grounds of this winery.
A great way to relax and enjoy the fabulous reviews. Only word of caution is to ensure you are not there at the same time as a wedding party

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Castello di Gabbiano was truly an amazing experience. The ambiance was fantastic, the room was delightful and the food was amazing. We found the staff to be most welcoming and accommodating and we would return in a heartbeat.

Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

What a wonderful stay we had in this magical setting. The rooms were spectacular, the food was truly memorable, and the service was impeccable. Kudos to Cornelia and her staff, who went out of their way to ensure a wonderful stay for us. I look forward to returning there soon!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Friends who have already stayed at Gabbiano, recommended the Castello stay. I was truly taken by the location and the beauty of the site with its vineyards, cypres and olive trees. The pool area is just a big plus. I would like to comment on the service of Ms. Cornelia Reali. I needed some prescription medecine and although she was ready to go home, she went out of her way to help me finding an open pharmacy and doctor after closing time. She even offered to drive me herself, since I did not know where I was going. During the entire stay I found her team always ready to help whenever possible, making suggestions of places to visit, and even organize a walk around the hills for a small group. I would love to return and spend an entire week, and do indeed reccommend it to family and friends.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Castello di Gabbiano
Address: Via di Gabbiano 22, 50024, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > San Casciano in Val di Pesa
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 32 Specialty Lodging in San Casciano in Val di Pesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a wonderful stay in a castle of the 11th century in the heart of the Chianti Classico not far from Florence and Siena. ... more   less 
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