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What We Love

  • Breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Owner Jeanette Thottrup has filled the property with sumptuous one-of-a-kind antiques
  • The organic gardens provide many of the ingredients for the sophisticated Tuscan menu
  • Homey and welcoming vibe
  • Near the stone pool, there is a small manmade lake with a few beach chairs
  • All 13 acres of gardens are artistically landscaped
  • Free WiFi throughout the property and gardens

What To Know

  • The property opened in 2008; an addition of four guestrooms is scheduled for winter 2012
  • The outdoor heated pool is open from about mid-May to mid-September
  • Although it’s a little more than half an hour from Siena, it’s in the wilder western section, the Maremma, not the better known central Chianti region; the views are wooded hills, not vineyards and cypress trees
  • To get there from the main road, you have to travel narrow, winding roads — not for nervous drivers
  • Dinner is delicious, but be ready to spend
  • The decor in the main villa and eight bedrooms is luxurious, but more French than Italian; the three garden rooms are simpler

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

When Danish owners Jeanette and Claus Thottrup bought Borgo Santo Pietro in 2001, the 13th-century villa was in ruins. In the old days, it was a humble stopping point for pilgrims from across Europe on their way to Rome. But they wouldn’t recognize the place today.

Besides spending seven years on exacting restoration, the owners filled it with rare French antiques and paintings, giving it the look of a mini Versailles. In the music room and living room and in the eight bedrooms in the main house, you’ll find tufted sofas, oil paintings in gilded frames, elegantly cut crystal chandeliers, silk drapes, hand-carved gilded bed frames and other exquisite pieces found in French and Italian antique stores. (The three Garden Suites have a simpler, more local style.){“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/editorialreviews/11039/pgal-92545-1311195102-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”Within the manicure gardens is a small manmade lake that invites summertime lounging.”}

Despite the formal appearance of the interiors, the atmosphere here is relaxed and familial. The first meal of the day is taken in the rustic open kitchen, or out on the deck in the summer months, but to get there you pass through the kitchen, where you can discuss your culinary requests with the chef. (And generally he’ll make what you want, whether it’s on the menu or not.)

Dinners are extravagant affairs, with starters like roasted quail with morels and main courses such as roasted monkfish in black olive puree. There’s also the classic (and pricey) bistecca alla Fiorentina, a grilled T-bone of the local Chianina beef served with grilled vegetables from the organic garden.

Apart from supplying ingredients to the kitchen, the 13 artfully designed acres of garden also contain bits of whimsy — a small stone pool, a trampoline for younger guests — along with a tennis court and bocce court. If those sports require too much energy, the 800-year-old stone building that was once the bakery now houses an intimate spa, decorated in the same style of pure elegance as the rest of the estate.

How to Get There

Relais Borgo Santo Pietro
Loc. Palazetto
Chiusdino, 53012 Italy

Reviews

Sublime experience
Ritz123456

Sublime experience , they care about every little detail, the staff is really friendly, the decoration and interior design and gardens are breathtaking and we definitely want to go back again. A gem in beautiful Tuscany

Literally Eden! Can't wait to go back
Monica W

This place is quite literally heaven on earth. Yes, it's expensive, but I personally thought it was incredible value - in terms of the quality, the grounds, the privacy and attentiveness of the grounds, you get a lot for what you pay for. From the moment we pulled through the gates into the cypress lined driveway, we knew it was special. My only regret is that due to availability we couldnt stay longer. The property, villa and rooms is much more beautiful than pictures and you feel like an italian aristocrat with everything being perfectly restored. I cannot recommend it enough

Location 3.5/5: This is the only (slightly) downside to the hotel as it is not located super close to any towns. You definitely need a car, and expect to drive about 20min out for anything substantial, although the San Galgano abbey is within biking distance. However, this is the tradeoff that you make for the fantastic location, and there are plenty of charming towns within driving distance for a daytrip or a nice dinner out, not that you would want to leave the grounds

Facilities 5/5: I have never been to a more beautiful place. The grounds are absolutely massive, and I was not prepared to for how beautiful the gardens are. The guest to grounds ratio is also heavily in your favor, so for the most part we felt that we had the whole place to our selves, it felt very private and special. We also took a complimentary tour of the on site farm which was very cool. This is definitely the perfect place to relax as there is so much ground and beautiful places to hang out in

Room & Amenities 5/5: We had one of the standard rooms and it was more than enough. Everything was perfectly restored and the bathrooms was quite spacious. The bed was comfortable, and to be honest, with such beautiful gardens - you would not want to stay in your room for long! We were in the main villa, and there were plenty of communal living space to grab a drink should you reach!

Service 5/5: All the staff were friendly and truly made us feel special and pampered. We never had to provide a room number, the staff always knew who we were, which was really something neat. It felt like staying in your own Italian fantasy estate or a friends villa.

Food 3/5: this was the only place of the hotel that wasn't perfect. I thought the food was lacklustre despite its price tag. However the wine list was very reasonable

All in all, borgo santo pietro was a dream and worth every penny. do yourself a favor and go!

The very best in Italy
Willy050

There is no wish that remains unfulfilled. Not to outclass friendliness and kindness.
My wife and I stayed in a garden suite (house) with private garden. Peacocks live in the public park, accesible to all guests.
The farmer market every Monday (dinner) is a must.
There are many good hotels around the world but this is one of the best ever.