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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Santa Chiara for three nights at the end of September. We booked the junior suite and it fitted a family of 4 with my son aged 9 and daughter aged 6 perfectly. It is a very nice room, although some of the furniture needs updating. The hotel blends perfectly with the amazing scenery of tuscany... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2012

We stayed here from Sep. 12 - 20. The staff are very friendly and helpful and speak excellent English. The daily breakfast with good and the wait staff are a delight to deal with ...Our room was a classic double overlooking the garden - we didn't pay the extra money for the front rooms with a view because we felt... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

We chose San-Gimignano to be our hub for trips in Toscana (Lucca, Pisa, Siena…), which proved to be a rather good choice, the only downside being the slow driving speeds in the surrounding rural roads (we didn't factor it into our plans the first day, but successfully took it into account the following days). Relais Santa Chiara is a charming... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

We spent a week at the Relais Santa Chiara Hotel in early September. I would highly recommend this hotel for its wonderful position just a few mins stroll from the fabulous old walled part of San Gimignano. A high room with a front panaramic view is essential and ask the hotel to book tables at the reccommended restaurants as these... More 

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Isle of Man
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

A modern hotel about 5 minute walk from San Gimignano.  View from the pool facing rooms looking over the tuscan countryside is stunning.   Rooms are clean and comfortable and generally the hotel is excellent.  We  found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine with a  good choice of fruit,cereals, meats, cheese and pastries. The... More 

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Thank Ballaskyr
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2012

My family and I stayed in Relais Santa Chiara during the week of my wedding in San Gimignano. I cannot commend the hotel highly enough. The staff was incredibly helpful and could not do enough to help us during our stay. The hotel is well located, breakfast and lunch were good and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. Additionally,... More 

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Relais S, Responsabile reception at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for your kind comments. All the staff of the Relais Santa Chiara is happy for having contributed to the fabulous wedding of your daughter. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, kind regards and a kiss... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

We returned to this Hotel after 10 years and our stay was even more enjoyable . We had a room with a countryside and pool view, it was deliciously cool ( there was a heatwave!) and we were very well looked after by all the staff, who were without exception, charming. Special mention must go to Christian for his advice... More 

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Relais S, Proprietario at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for coming back and visiting us. We appreciate your kind comments and are very pleased to know that after 10 years you enjoyed your stay with us even more. Our warmest regards, Monica Relais Santa Chiara More 

Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

A lovely hotel just outside the town walls. Our room had a beautiful view of the Tuscan countryside, and was large, especially compared to the tiny room in Milan. Room was affordable. Originally booked for two nights, we extended our star for a third night due to its central location in Tuscany. Breakfast buffet had great selections and terrific service.

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Relais S, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your opinion on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and appreciated the vast selection we offer each day. As you have pointed out, the Relais Santa Chiara is located in a strategic position and is an ideal basis for exploring Tuscany. We... More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Firstly San Gim itself - it was our first time in Tuscany and it really is a special place. It is perfectly preserved and to my mind is just big enough to cope with the masses who descend upon it daily. The restaurants in town are generally very good and not overly expensive for such a tourist hotspot. We thought... More 

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Relais S, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your opinion with future travellers. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and would like to return and visit us! Regarding your remarks, we certainly do understand your point of view, but would like to point out that many hotels do charge for the wifi. Reserving direct through the hotel's website... More 

Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

For our second day in San Gimignano we moved to this hotel because we wanted to be able to walk to San Gimignano. The hotel is sophisticated and beautiful, yet still with a "small hotel" charm and service. We booked the smallest double room. Even though the room was quite small, it was not a problem, and we got a... More 

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Relais S, Direttore generale at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time for writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Best regards, Thomas Relais Santa Chiara More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Relais Santa Chiara is a charming and elegant hotel located in the heart of the rolling hills of Tuscany, between Florence and Sienna. The hotel looks over the splendid, peaceful countryside towards Volterra and is situated just 400 mt. below the city walls of San Gimignano, a town of fairy tales with its 14 medieval towers that testify to a fascinating past. In addition, the strategic location allows one to make day trips to all the major cultural and artistic sites of the surrounding area. The hotel offers 40 rooms, made up of 4 different room types either facing the rear garden or facing the splendid Tuscan countryside. Many rooms have beautiful balconies and our superior rooms have bath with hydromassage. All rooms have air-conditioning, digital TV with international channels, hair dryers and mini-bar. Other services include private parking, a meeting room with a capacity up to 60 persons, Mediterranean garden filled with olive and cypress trees that encompass the swimming pool, which includes a separate, heated mini pool with hydro massage and an inviting and well stocked bar serving an array of beverages and a variety of snacks and light meals. The breakfast is a complete buffet that will certainly satisfy the biggest morning appetite. In the summer breakfast and bar service are available outside on the terrace. Particular attention has been given to the hotel’s furnishings. Some of the most prestige materials make up the guest rooms, such as brier wood and national oak. The public areas breath an atmosphere that’s classic Tuscany. Florentine terracotta covers the lobby which is integrated with a colorful pastel marble mosaic. The famous Serena gray stone is another dominate element found throughout the hotel, like the reception desk and the grand fireplace. Activities available nearby are: walking itineraries departing from the hotel, guided tours of the historic centre, scooter rental, wine tasting (come with light lunch), cooking classes, tennis, horse riding and a 27 hole golf course 18 km away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Relais Santa Chiara Hotel

Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 15, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Price Range: $119 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Santa Chiara Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Hotel Relais Santa Chiara
Relais Santa Chiara San Gimignano
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Gimignano
#4 Family Hotel in San Gimignano
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Gimignano
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“Countryside view is fantastic. Standard rooms overlook block of flats.”
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“Best views of the Tuscan countryside are at the front of the hotel. Reserved parking at front entrance is available for a daily fee.”
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“We had a view of the valley from the second floor...so beautiful to wake up to!”
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