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Bed and Breakfast Podere Sant'Elena - San Gimignano

Loc. Racciano, 42/A - San Gimignano

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 110 .00
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The Podere Sant'Elena is a convenient bed and breakfast in San Gimignano, a splendid little town in Tuscany situated in the heart of the Chianti area. This B&B, close to Siena, was once a barn that has been recently transformed into a lovely villa.

Services and facilities available at the Podere Sant'Elena bed and breakfast include a large swimming pool, a terrace, and a well-kept garden. Wireless Internet access and outdoor parking are both complimentary. For guests traveling on business secretarial services are available. Guests can enjoy the many restaurants within walking distance of the property.

Pets are welcome (restrictions apply). 
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Guest Rating 8.8 Excellent
Based on 32 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at B&B Podere Sant'Elena

A free buffet breakfast is available between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Bed and Breakfast Facilities at Podere Sant'Elena

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets accepted
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Free parking

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 3:30 PM and 8 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: EUR 10 per pet, per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

9.3

Clean

10

Location

8.7

Quiet

8.8

Spacious

8.9

Service

Podere Sant'Elena B&B reviews

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

What a magnificent location and a gorgeous room - we had the best one on the 2nd floor (No 6) with views across to San Gimignano and the Tuscan countryside in general. Very well appointed and spacious room/bathroom. The pool was a peaceful place to retreat to at 4pm each afternoon after touring the walled city and countryside in the hire car. Very nice wine glasses provided to assist us to enjoy our Chianti purchases on the patio overlooking San Gimi were a nice touch when we were found drinking from the plastic cups from our room! Thanks guys for your assistance with finding me a physio nearby and playing interpreter with my symptoms and appointment-making. We had a fabulous stay - thankyou. BTW there is a taverna within walking distance called Borgo di Racciano - great for a casual drink, light lunch or dinner al fresco!

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

Great place! Would love to come back! the breakfast and views are superb!

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

wonderful pool, near to san Gimignano good restaurant to reach in 5 minutes

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Difficult to find! But a Lovely place. Tough checking in but stay was great.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Nice location outside San Gimignano, can only be reached by car. To visit the town: there are several parking lots outside the old town. We never had a problem finding a space. B&B quite nice, good location with an excellent view. Quaint inside. Breakfast area is a bit too small, gets crowded. Very friendly and helpful staff. Used GPS to find our way to the B&B, was a great help, the location is a bit remote. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

6.9 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

très bien placé dans la campagne. bon petit déjeuner. Chambre pas assez isolée phoniquement entre elles.Piscine sympa

7.0 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel and the people are wonderful. We enjoyed the view from #7 and the facilities. The hotel is nearby the town and San Gimi is among the best hillltop towns in Tuscany. Our problems started with not being expected on the night we were confirmed and having to stay some 100m away at another property and ended with no financial consideration for this very obvious inconvienence. (disappointing!) Arrival after hours requires cell phone contact, so must have phone numbers. In between, the staff was very accommodating and the pool side was great. Comments on the hotel being hard to find are real, but just for the first time. Be aware that the dogs in the area find it essential to conduct an opera at very in-opportune times for sleeping! Bath rooms are creative in space utilization. Wife felt like shower was "on a cliff".

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This place was better than the pictures could show. It was so pretty with all the flowers and the view was even better. The hostess was lovely, even if I couldn't speak Italian. Nice breakfast and good coffee. I would have loved to stay when it was warmer and used the great pool. Love this place.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Austria

This accomodation was one of the best of our various italian trips, breathtaking view to San Gimigniano, though the hotel is located on the opposite hill 5 km away. Garden with swimmimg pool and nice area to take breakfast in the garden. Breakfast was excellent. Jams, cereals, juices and varieties of croissants etc and bread with mozzarella/tomatoes or scrambled egg and ruccola as well! The hotel can only be reached by car, but there is parking facility in the shades. Near the hotel in walking distance is one good restaurant, but nothing else. We enjoyed the pool with view to the towers of San Gimigniano after our day trip in the area.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Absolutely lovely - very well priced and beautiful location.

7.6 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Very good for a few nights only. Beds rock hard. Breakfast nice and fresh but becomes boring with no variety or fruit. Excellent swimming pool well kept and clean. Superb views. Make sure you get a room with a view - not a dark and dingy one at the rear of the house.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was the pick of all the places we stayed in Italy. Stayed for 2 nights but would have liked to stay for much longer.

7.7 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

A very comfortable stay. A bit hard to find, but it is worth searching it. Very good breakfast, high above the Italian standard. And: very friendly people, providing excellent service. We would always return here. Ein sehr angenehmer Aufenthalt. Ein wenig schwer zu finden, aber die Suche lohnt sich. Sehr gutes Frühstück, weit oberhalb des in Italien üblichen. Und: sehr nette Leute, die hervorragenden Service leisten. Wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic situation with beautiful views overlooking San Gimignano. Breakfasts were excellent would have loved to eat out on the terrace, but weather was rather cool when we stayed there. The grounds and swimming pool were all kept in prestine condition. A lovely walk from the house into Gimignano by the lane and the nearby restaurant was well worth a visit.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The view is excellent. Very clean and spacious room. The only downfall was we were met by someone that only spoke italian so it was a little difficult to communicate, however the room and the breakfast and the view is definately worth the stay.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Beautiful!!!!!!!!! Great hospitality!!!! We will be returning soon! I definitely reccomend it for your stay in Tuscany...

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was the nicest Guest House I have ever stayed at! The property consists of two buildings the main residential one recently converted from an old farm house and a single storey breakfast room and office next door. The bedrooms were well furnished with a big bathroom with big shower cubical but no bath. The airconditioning was new and quiet and there was satalite tv with a couple of English speaking channels. The breakfasts were the typical small continental buffet type but all the pastries came from the owners bakery fresh that morning and were delicous. The grounds were imaculate with a big swimming pool that was spotlessly clean and had plenty of sunbeds. There was even a private covered parking area for your car which was accessed by a remote controlled key fob (which you were issued with) to get through the gated entry. This was all situated on a hill side overlooking San Gimininano and lots of vine yards and was well located for you to access all the nearby towns and villages by car. I would highly recommend this Guest house and definatly use it again. A+++

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This is a wonderful place to stay. The location, the view, the breakfasts, the family that runs the Podere, and the overall facility are fabulous. It was more wonderful than we expected and we are demanding people. Higly recommended. Nous avons trouve tout excellent.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

We had a fantastic stay at Podere St. Elena and enjoyed accomodation, wine, surroundings - especially the walking distance to San Gimignano - and the delicious breakfast very much! We already recommanded Podere St. Elena to some friends of ours.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Finland

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

7.4 Good
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

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9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.7 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Austria

5.1 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Podere Sant'Elena, offering 6 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the San Gimignano area will have access to desks and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds

Distances from Bed and Breakfast Podere Sant'Elena

Museum San Gimignano 1300 - 1.6 km / 1 mi
San Gimignano Communal Palace - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Podesta's Palace - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Torre Grossa - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Collegiata di San Gimignano - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Piazza Duomo - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Piazza della Cisterna - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Loggia del Comune - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Piazza delle Erbe - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Museum of Torture - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Sovestro in Poggio Winery - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Tenuta Torciano Winery - 7.2 km / 4.5 mi
Colle di Val d'Elsa Cathedral - 8.8 km / 5.4 mi
Piazza Arnolfo di Cambio - 9.2 km / 5.7 mi
The preferred airport for Podere Sant'Elena is Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) - 56.9 km / 35.4 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Bed & Breakfast Podere Sant'Elena

  • Free parking