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Relais Santa Chiara Hotel - San Gimignano

4 star Hotel San Gimignano

Via Giacomo Matteotti, 15 - San Gimignano

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 129.00
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Relais Santa Chiara Hotel offers hotel accommodation in the Val d'Elsa area.

Your 4 star Val d'Elsa hotel in San Gimignano offers an outdoor pool, dry cleaning/laundry services and an elevator (lift). Child-friendly amenities at this hotel include a children's pool and babysitting/childcare. You can find a spa tub on site so you will be able to take some time out to de-stress. Don't forget your swimming goggles and swimsuit as this hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool. Fancy sipping an ice-cold drink by the pool? Don't miss out as there is also a poolside bar. Additional leisure facilities include a library. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide express check-in.

Enjoy complimentary newspapers and a TV in front of the fire in the lobby area, as well as having a safe deposit box at the front desk. Wi-Fi is available for a fee. The hotel has a meeting room available for hire. Other amenities include a garden, concierge services and laundry facilities.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
Based on 35 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Superb view on hills. Very Quiet. Nice personnel. A very nice place to stay close ...

Venere Guest, France
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Breakfast at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Relais Santa Chiara Hotel

  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Pool bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Children swimming pool
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Hydromassage Jacuzzi

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.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

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

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 2.50 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 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.

A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property in cash. This tax applies from 1 March to 31 October. This tax does not apply to residents of the city or children under 12 years of age. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

Relais Santa Chiara Hotel is also known as

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Relais Santa Chiara San Gimignano

9.1

Clean

9.3

Location

9.1

Quiet

6.6

Spacious

8.5

Service

Relais Santa Chiara Hotel reviews

6.5 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is in a beautiful location and is very convenient for the town. However, only the rooms at the front benefit from the magnificent view. On arrival we were shown to a garden room at the back which looked directly out on bushes with no view. We upgraded to the only available room at the front which was also the largest and most expensive in the hotel! Lesson is make sure you request a front room when booking. If you want the best room in the hotel it is pleasant, if dark, but having the upstairs veranda and the associated view was worth the extra. The relais is more like a very smart Bed and Breakfast than a hotel. Breakfast was average to slightly below average. During the day there is little activity in the place and in the evening absolutely nothing. That's fine if all you want to do is go into San Gimignano for dinner but it would be too quiet for people wanting more life. Charging for parking is a rip off. They charge extra if you want to park in the grounds but there was always somewhere nearby to leave the car. In all, a perfect spot to overnight when visiting San G but not somewhere to spend a lot of time.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Hungary

We are returning visitors to San Gimignano area.Relais Santa Chiara has been our best hotel choice ever since! Walking distance to San Gimignano, fantastic tuscan view from the rooms, pool area in a wonderful garden inviting to relaxation.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Beautiful hotel located 5 minutes (walking) outside of San Gimi. We enjoyed the pool, spa (although it could have been a lot warmer), & outdoor lounging areas. We stayed for 2 days, which was the perfect amount of time, since San Gimi can be throughly explored (on foot) in about 2-3 hours. The breakfast was plentiful & good. For lunch we ordered: the lasagne, Parma ham & melon, & caprese salad. All of which was out-of-this world! I swear the lasagne noodles were handmade.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Quiet and relaxing hotel overlooking the beautiful Tuscan countryside five minutes walk from San Gimignano. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were welcoming and helpful, providing excellent information about onward transport and the local area. The room (a superior double) was spacious and very comfortable and included a whirlpool bath! The hotel has no dining but there are numerous places to eat in San Gimignano. We will definately be back.

5.0 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The room was TINY - not enough room to swing a cat! The balcony had no view at all. We requested secure parking, only to find that it was on a first come first served basis - not satisfatory at all - if we had known this we would have chosen another hotel. The photo of the swimming pool is very misleading - it makes it appear much larger than it really is - it is only a dipping pool. The instructions in the room ask you to secure the shutter when not in the room for security purposes - we did this, only to find on return to the room that the shutters were open, and the french windows had not been secured properly. We challengenged the staff about this and were told not to worry as ther had never been an incident at the hotel. We were so disappointed that we cut our stay short by 5 days.

7.8 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Very well located, with its own parking, so only a few minutes walk from the city's entrance : a real advantage in often crowdy San Gimignano. Very good service, superb terrace for a sunny breakfast before a nap in the garden. Prefer the "big" rooms to the "small" ones, that are mor like a double cabin in a cruiser.

7.6 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Well located a short walk downhill from the gates to the town. A modern hotel that lacks a bit of character but staff were helpful, views from the pool area across the countryside were fantastic and definitely a good place to stay slightly away from the bustle of the town during the day. They lock the doors at midnight which was a bit of a pain but otherwise a good base to explore this wonderful town and surrounding area.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Brazil

Very well located; a beautiful view from the room; the room, although small has a very nice terrace; nice staff. I would recommend

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Our room (small double) was very very small. But, the hotel, the pool area, and the surroundings are very beautiful. We liked the fact that it was outside of town, but an easy 10 minute walk to get there. The one problem we encountered is that the hotel did not have any email from venere.com regarding our reservation! Though they could not find our reservation, they did find a room for us.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

It is a wonderful place to stay in San Gimignano. It is a short walk to town. The rooms are really clean, safe area, parking avalaible. the breakfast is stupendous. Very curteous, helpful staff. Try to get a room on the side of the valley.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is truely one of the best kept secrets in Italy. The quality of the environment is superb, the cleanliness and facilities are excellent and the staff are always, without fail, polite and courteous to a fault. The size of the rooms can be on the small side but overall, the quality of the hotel outweighs this small detail. We both think it is the best run hotel that we have ever stayed in.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very clean hotel, with efficient staff. Felt a little impersonal. Still recommended.

7.3 Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

rooms, specificlly bath rooms need a facelift, bath room a bit small

7.5 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

We booked a small room but at least the bed could have been regular size. The hotel structure is badly designed (too late to change). E.g. the surface area of our balcony was larger then our surface area of the room (room 212). All other things considered it was a worthwihle, stay.

7.8 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

a fantastic place to stay in San Gimignano- close to the old town, welcoming hosts and pleasant accommodation. Sometimes difficult to get parking at the hotel as limited places available, and to park overnight in the grounds (6 spaces) costs 13 euro a night. Easy to find parking very close around the hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The pool area is delightful and the staff are welcoming and helpful at this comfortable hotel. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it or return for another visit.

3.3
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Being in a great location and having a wonderful does not make a "1st class" hotel. The room was smaller than a closet. We had nowhere to store our luggage so we had to climb over it to get into bed. We wanted to relax for a day at the hotel, having been travelling quite a bit. We tried to sit in the garden to take some sun, but there were no cushions for the hard plastic lounge chairs. There was no lunch, nor food of any type, available at the hotel so we had to go out to eat. The pool was unavailable. There was not enough parking, unless you you drove a Jag or Porsche and then they reserved parking in front - completely unfair treatment. All in all NOT a first class hotel by any stretch of the imagination (except for the unjustified high price) and I would not stay there again nor will I reccommend to anyone.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Good location, just outside the walls of San Gimignano.(a 5 min walk) Our room was very spacious. But I have read elsewhere that some rooms can be a bit small. It is a relatively new hotel (15 years?) with a swimming pool. So if your looking for old and rustic, this is not for you. I would recommend this hotel. .....PW, Sydney , Australia

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

We had only booked a small double so we weren't expecting a view, but we had a breathtaking view. The hotel was beautiful, clean with big communal areas. We are glad we stayed here and not in the town of San Gim; it was close enough but had the advantage of being quiet with a great view and able to keep the car close by. Would definetly recommend staying here.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This is a lovely hotel and my stay there was exceptionally peaceful. I would have liked a larger room, but none was available at the time. Best regards, A satisfied customer

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We could not get the room with the view that we requested when booked. We did not understand from your web page that it was better to book smaller room, which always has the view than bigger room with no view or balcony. We recomended your web site and hotel to a lor of our friends though.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

7.8 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

7.4 Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

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10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

7.6 Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

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Room Details

Relais Santa Chiara Hotel offers 38 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as complimentary newspapers during their San Gimignano visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also include minibars and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Relais Santa Chiara Hotel

From Pisa airport take the 'superstrada FI-PI-LI' highway, in direction of Florence, and exit at 'Empoli Ovest'. Then proceed on the S.S.429, in direction of Siena. Reach Certaldo, and follow signs to 'San Gimignano'.

From Florence airport take the A1 motorway, in direction of Roma, and exit at 'Firenze Certosa'. Proceed on the 'superstrada FI-SI' highway, in direction of Siena, and exit at 'Poggibonsi Nord'. Follow signs to San Gimignano, up the hill for about 13 km.

Distances from Relais Santa Chiara Hotel

Museum San Gimignano 1300 - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza della Cisterna - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Torre Grossa - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
San Gimignano Communal Palace - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza Duomo - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Loggia del Comune - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Podesta's Palace - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Collegiata di San Gimignano - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza delle Erbe - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Museum of Torture - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Sovestro in Poggio Winery - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Tenuta Torciano Winery - 6.4 km / 4 mi
Colle di Val d'Elsa Cathedral - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
Piazza Arnolfo di Cambio - 8.3 km / 5.2 mi
The preferred airport for Relais Santa Chiara Hotel is Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) - 57.8 km / 35.9 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Relais Santa Chiara Hotel

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking