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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

5.0 Excellent 379 Reviews
Nothing compares to this.
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every corner and vista on this property is like a dream. It's the ultimate hotel experience I've ever had, anywhere. The property is intimate and not crowded by masses of guests. The staff are in abundance and therefore the level of service is exceptional.

The buildings, fabrics, decor, plates, towels, bed linens etc....are first class. Everything exudes quality and luxury.

We travelled with two small children and they found so much to do on the property between swimming and playing in the gardens.

The kitchen and Chef were amazing and accommodated any request we had. The food was fantastic. Wine list was exceptional.

I would live here.

Wonderful all around experience
Reviewed 6 days ago

I hardly know where to begin because there are so many special attributes of this outstanding property. It’s located in the beautiful countryside so it’s tranquil surroundings contribute to all aspects of a stay here. It’s beautiful well tended gardens are a pleasure to stroll through and the grounds are dotted with comfortable canopied loungers for relaxing, reading or napping. As I write this I’m sitting on a comfy couch under a canopy listening to a fountain and a distant thunder storm, smelling lavender from nearby bushes. The scents of lavender, honeysuckle and other plants fill the Air and tension immediately drains. The pool is an infinity pool overlooking the rolling countryside. Bicycles and Vespas are available and the concierge can help with local activities. The accommodations are located in an ancient building with comfortable common areas and a beautiful patio for dining. Our room was very large and had a large comfortable bed. Old fashioned deep tub for a soak with a selection of bath salts and lotions. A couple of minor points were the impossibly small bathrobes and the beautiful bathroom has a clear glass door which may be off putting, being either funny or annoying. Service is attentive and impeccable. This is a small place so staff know all guests. There are two restaurants and we had the tasting menu at the Mea Modo. Do this! We had a delicious meal of uniquely prepared dishes including the best lamb I have ever tasted. There is a sommelier to help choose from the impressive wines available.
In short, this is a truly wonderful place to stay for a night or a month and I strongly recommend it.

Third Time Is A Charm!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed at the Borgo Santo Pietro three times. Every time, the hotel has exceeded my expectations. Everything is too-notch: the property, the rooms, the service, the view, the pool, the amenities, and the food/drink. The staff here go out of there way to be as kind and helpful to guests. I have never been left wanting for anything when I have visited here. We will do our best to come and stay here each time we visit Italy! It is that good!

A Magical Oasis in Tuscany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Borgo Santo Pietro does not disappoint. From the pre-planning of activities with the Concierge (Luigi) prior to arrival, to special requests while there, for example needed a magnifying mirror for the bathroom due to an eye problem and within an hour a mirror was delivered to the room. The attention to details is everywhere. The service is impeccable.. The warm hospitality is evident with all staff. Borgo is an oasis of tranquility yet there is enough to do. There's 2 restaurants on site. We loved the Trattoria best Sit at the bar and enjoy the interaction with the Chef. The Sommelier is helpful and had the perfect choice each time. We stayed in the main building in the Pellegrino room. The room was beautiful, fairy tale like. Very comfortable with a wood burning fireplace which we enjoyed every night before going to bed. The room was quiet, never heard noise from other guests. . There are Villas away from the main building for those wanting bigger space. For us we loved being in the main building. Felt like we were in someone's home as guests. Very special. There is so much more to say.. The pool area is also perfect for a relaxing day. There's various excursions that can be planned from Borgo. We did a Truffle Hunt which I would totally recommend. After the hunt you come back to Borgo with your truffles and the Chef prepared a fabulous meal for us. Worth doing for sure. Just don't plan a big dinner after as lunch is generous. Perfect night to have their amazing pizza and a salad! Borgo will please the most discerning traveller. Would not hesitate to recommend to our most

Borgo Santo Pietro is heaven on earth. Flawless!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly agree with the other review titles I see before me: " A destination hotel to return to again and again", "Beautiful Tuscan Signts" and "Tuscan Delight"! I will try to explain why. The extraordinary stay results from the owners' and staffs obvious passion for entertaining . Their high standards, excellent taste and talent results in the property's meticulous grounds, gorgeous decor and the warmest hospitality. When driving in, beyond the wrought iron gates, you see grounds which epitomize those of a dreamy Tuscan villa. Views that are as or more remarkable than any we saw in Italy. Or, have seen anywhere. Driving up on pea stone and exiting the car, you feel like you are back in a very luxurious but at the same time invitingly calm place. Although it was one of the smaller accommodations , Suite Badia was wonderful, luxurious extremely comfortable and extraordinarily well decorated. No detail is spared. The infinity pool - with views extending for miles was restful and gorgeous. The herb and flower gardens heavenly. The manager(s) and staff can't do enough for you. Breakfast buffet was delicious and gloriously presented. Trattoria ( with view for miles) was great for lighter lunches and dinners, and there is also an extraordinary Michelin Starred restaurant which was awesome. As for the staff: true professionals in every way- combined with the warmest and I can tell- sincere and genuine commitment and personalities. They know you from the time you arrive. All of these things combine to making you have the best stay ever. We were there for three days. Hurried back after a lunch in Sienna, took a bike ride ( on the available bikes) one day to nearby open air abby. Other than that, it was time to relax and thoroughly enjoy this amazing, generous, tranquil place. How they manage to have a beyond five star hotel without being stuffy or pretentious in any way is incredible. Worth every penny. Can't wait to go back-- and we will for sure! A big thank you you to you all!