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Relais Borgo di Stigliano
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Sovicille
London, England, United Kingdom
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“beautiful isolation and good touring base”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is in a beautiful quiet location in the hills near Rosia offering a good central base for exploring Tuscany - the wine trails, Siena and Florence, the medieval hilltop towns, Pisa and the coast. A car is essential but when the driver wants a day off there is lots of local walking in beautiful scenery. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable, the breakfast adequate, eaten on the terrace in good weather, and there is a lovely pool. This is in shade by late afternoon but in the summer Tuscan heat that is no bad thing. There is some renovation of adjoining properties going on but this didn't intrude at all. There is an organic restaurant in the square below the hotel.

Room Tip: Some rooms access on to the terrace by the pool.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

It was an adventure finding the place, but that was due to poor directions from the information office in Siena. The property itself was nice. It was just a short stay (one night) for us, but the young woman who checked us in and out was very friendly and helpful. We had dinner in a nearby town and slept well while we were there.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

My partner and I and my Sister stayed at Relais Borgo Stigliano for 3 nights in June. Had a pleasant stay but expected more. Moira looked after us for most of our stay and she was fantastic! The rest of the staff were not aselpful and could not speak much English. Staff kept us awake in the mornings with loud talking and laughing down stairs when setting up breakfast. Could not have an afternoon nap because of building works next door. The bed was so uncomfortable in the standard and the superior we could hardly sleep. Breakfast was not bad, cereals were stale the croissants were lovely and fresh. Had a thunderstorm one evening and the roof leaked (badly!) onto our bed which meant we had to move it at 2 am (Room 6). Room 7 was musty with rising damp and the paint peeling off the wall. I asked where the managers were because we had not see them for the 3 days we were there and we were told they were very seldom at the hotel, they spent most of their time at the other hotel, Hotel Moderna in Siena. Such a shame because that is all Relais Borgo Di Stigliano needs....management! We will not be back unfortunately.

Room Tip: Superior rooms are large and have a bath
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

Wonderful location, close to Siena but in a perfectly preserved, secluded old village. Surrounded by national park where you can walk for miles, the views are classic Tuscany. Good pool in the hotel, very good breakfast for Italy(!) and very thoughtful staff. No restaurants in the village but great local recommendations in next villages.

Room Tip: 1,2,3,4 have the best views over the valley, 9 and 10 have virtually a private lawn near the pool.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 18, 2008

LOCATION:
A small hamlet – about five minutes walk down to the “centre” – and the only restaurant (closed on a Monday – you would need a car to use a restaurant in any neighbouring village!) Lovely converted villa with swimming pool and terraces overlooking Stigliano and the surrounding countryside. Ample parking available in the grounds.

SERVICE:
The few staff are all female – standard of service varied but on the whole OK.

ROOMS:
Clean and spacious, nicely furnished, with wooden beams, AC, mini bar, TV, seating area. Well equipped bathroom with shower over bath. Views over Stigliano and Tuscan countryside.

RESTAURANT:
Breakfast was OK, fairly basic fare and certainly not the best we had in Tuscany (we stayed in 7 hotels!) – cereals, breads, yoghurts, croissants, cheese, cold meats.

They don’t cater for dinner but that isn’t a problem as you can use the restaurant 5 minutes walk away in the village (Le Torre di Stigliano). Dinner there was excellent - we found the service was good (though they struggled a little as they were so busy and only had one waitress on), the outdoor setting lovely, the menu had a very good choice for us, and the food superb. We stayed at the hotel for three nights, and ate there every night (but then we were on a cycling holiday and didn’t have much choice!)

THINGS TO DO IN THE LOCALE:
Stigliano is a quiet hamlet, and we used the hotel as a time to chill by the pool, walk through the woods etc. This would be a good base to visit Siena and the hilltop towns – we particularly liked Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano, and Castellina in Chianti.

SUMMARY:
A good hotel for a quiet day or two, or to use as a base for touring the area!

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  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2008

This accommodation is equally perfect if you want to relax or explore the wonderful Tuscan countryside. The accommodation is beautifully designed and matches the local village architecture. The rooms are all comfortable and spacious and the pool is fabulous. The staff are all very helpful and Moira in particular could not do enough for us. She is a real asset. The breakfast is served on a lovely terrace, which just helps to wash away any stresses you may have felt before you arrived. The accommodation is ably supported by the lovely Stigliano village restaurant.

No real complaints about this accommodation, other than perhaps making barbecue facilities available for those that might want to cater for themselves.

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  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Mississauga
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Reviewed October 22, 2007

We stayed here here for 5 nights this September, and just loved it. It was very peaceful and quiet, yet close enough to see Siena, Florence, San Gimignano and more on day trips. My 7 yo son thought the pool was fun, but it was too cold for us. The restaurant in town was very nice, as were the other ones in towns anywhere from 5 - 15 minutes away.

They also had the cutest resident kitten; if anyone goes there, Alice needed to be adopted!

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Relais Borgo di Stigliano
Address: Localito Stigliano Poggiarello, 53010, Sovicille, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Sovicille
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Sovicille
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Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Borgo di Stigliano 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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