Marignolle Relais and Charme
What We Love
- Continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Secluded hillside location just six miles from Florence
- Check-in time is from 1:30 p.m.
- The hotel can arrange cooking classes at the property
What To Know
- The swimming pool is closed October through May
- There's no official restaurant on the premises, but the hotel can prepare light Tuscan dishes on request
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In the Florentine hills, six miles from the Tuscan capital, Marignolle Relais & Charme is an intimate 10-room family-owned hotel. This converted farmhouse was originally built as a country retreat to escape the city heat and is now managed by the second generation of the Bulleri family. It’s Italian to the core, with rustic fireplaces and large windows looking out over the garden, which is studded with cypresses, broom bushes and pine trees.
Bed & Bath
The 10 guestrooms (four of which are junior and superior suites) are appointed with antiques, parquet floors and spacious white tile bathrooms. Each is different, but the overall look is classic and refined, with period prints and floral fabrics. They all have air conditioning, large closets, free WiFi and tea- and coffeemaking facilities. All overlook the garden or the inner courtyard.
Head to the panoramic terrace for a glass of local Chianti. Thanks to the intimate size of the property, the terrace and the outdoor pool feel almost private. Guests who love Italian food (and who doesn’t?) can take part in a cooking class with owner Paola Bulleri to learn the secrets of traditional Tuscan cuisine. However, there’s no restaurant on the premises. The property is a great base for exploring Tuscan treasures; the cities of Siena, Arezzo and Montepulciano, as well as the ancient Etruscan town of Volterra, are all just a one- to two-hour drive away.
In the Area
Chianti is a charming region of hills between Florence, Siena and Arezzo, and the hotel can help organize a wine tour. After a few glasses, go for a stroll in the medieval town of San Gimignano, known as the city of beautiful towers. In Florence the Uffizi Gallery is the one museum art lovers never get tired of. One of the oldest in the world, it houses some of the most important masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. But the Accademia is where you can get close to Michelangelo’s David in a historic museum designed by Giorgio Vasari in the 1500s.
How to Get There
My husband and I traveled to Tuscany to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. I'm so thrilled we discovered this heavenly property through Trip Advisor. To say we LOVED it would be an understatement. From the moment we arrived it was perfect; the welcoming, the residence, our accommodation, the gardens, the breakfast buffet, the special dinners....every single day was perfect! The location couldn't have been better....close enough to everything and far enough to breath in the beauty of the Tuscan Hills.
Thank you Lorenzo to you, your family and your staff for creating and maintaining this 'heavenly' residence! We are very much looking forward to returning...and staying longer!
Beautiful, elegant location outside of Florence. They did not have service to take us to the city but taxis were easy to get. The breakfast was delicious and the courtyard was relaxing. Yes, I would go back!
The room, the meals, the common living room, the gazebo; all were spectacular and extremely clean. The most extraordinary part of our stay at Le Marignolle was the quality of the team: amazing! We lost our rental car key in a taxi and they managed to trace the company taxi, the taxi driver, and to get the key back at the hotel! We stayed before this trip to some AirBnb; there is no way that they could have helped us with situations like this; and a toll ticket that was resolved by the team; again, an extraordinary team! Also, the services that they organize for restaurants, wine tours; spectacular experience! and a marvelous pool! Congratulations!