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at Agriturismo Borgo Santinovo

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... by my second cup of coffee). Unfortunately the swimming pool was not "open" (read: cleaned and conditioned) yet, as in...
... like Siena. The borgo has a great atmosphere and a fantastic pool with both shady and sunny places. The hospitality is great....
... convent, it has quiet nooks and breezy terraces. The pool offers a view onto corn fields and vines and is surrounded...
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Hannaware wrote a review May 2017
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Spent a long weekend at Borgo Santinovo with my husband and my 11month-old baby. The building complex itself needs an upgrade, when it comes to installations etc (especially bathrooms!) and as you could expect in an old house; the noises from the neihgbouring rooms can be VERY well heard, even during day time.
The price-quality equation worked quite well; the place is beautiful and close enough to reach all interesting sites and nearby villages within 30min. drive.
Breakfast, at least in our booking, was paid a part (6€/person), but I would highly recommend it as there are no nearby coffeeshops to start your day elsewhere. Besides, the breakfast was quite a nice surprise; plenty of choise and happy faces of the staff (I personally can only bear any faces by my second cup of coffee).
Unfortunately the swimming pool was not "open" (read: cleaned and conditioned) yet, as in April the weather can still be a bit chilly, and it's still not high season in the Toscana countryside.
However, highseason or not, DO ALWAYS make a booking to restaurants you want to try as most of them are fully booked, even in April. Staff is very helpfull and willing to help with this kind of arrangements.
All in all, the helpfulness and kindness of the staff is what I most value in this particular hotel. (One of them actually drove with us all the way to a restaurant one day, as we were a bit late for lunchtime and all restaurants nearby were closed or fully booked).
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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walter wrote a review Jul 2016
84 contributions35 helpful votes
A fantastic place to spend time with the family, close to some of the great Toscan villages like Siena. The borgo has a great atmosphere and a fantastic pool with both shady and sunny places. The hospitality is great. The owner hosts 2 diners as well as a wine tasting event every week. All very informal and relaxed with great food. Our appartment had plenty of space and a nice shady terras with a bbq. Kitchen is very basic but who needs more? 😉 Bathrooms are somewhat outdated but will do. Altogether a fantastic location we can recommend and we are planning to come back....
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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J0hn_travel wrote a review Jul 2016
Denmark209 contributions42 helpful votes
I want to keep this place a secret, but it would be a shame as this place deserves the highest praises. A remodeled convent, it has quiet nooks and breezy terraces. The pool offers a view onto corn fields and vines and is surrounded by trees, so there is always a spit in the shade.
The rooms are nicely decorated with tiled floors to keep them cool.
Signora Lorella welcomes you with a smile and sends you off with a hug. She clearly loves having guests and her weekly feast is evidence that she also loves food. We enjoyed the 5 course dinner with the estates' own wine, a beautiful chianti.
Our kids have already asked if we can come back next year and indeed we would love to!
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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Michelle G wrote a review Jun 2016
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Perfect spot to explore Tuscany. The grounds are immaculate, the hosts very accommodating, the location is convenient to many sites. Or, just stay and relax by the pool and listen to the birds. A peaceful, clean, well-run place, either a feeling of the Tuscan countryside. The apartments are comfortable wih basic amenities. Good value for the price, the setting is beautiful. The restaurant, open a few days a week, is excellent and the homemade wines are delicious. I would gladly return. Thank you for a beautiful stay.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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Travelwith0urFamily wrote a review Aug 2015
California51 contributions21 helpful votes
My family and I spent a week at Borgo Santinovo with another family in June, 2015.

LOCATION: It's very centrally-located (20 minutes to Siena; 50 minutes to Firenze; 90 minutes to Lucca/Pisa area, and many other medieval towns were very close as well).

HOSTESS: Lorella was the most absolutely charming hostess ever, as were her daughter, son and daughter-in-law! Lorella was never without a smile and a kind word, and she is just precious! What a gem!! She makes this place warm, inviting, and welcoming!

FOOD: Breakfast each morning was the nearly the same (egg omelettes with ham/cheese, or to your choosing), toast, pastries (these were different each day; homemade, and delicious), ham, cheese, coffee, tea, granola, yogurt - basic, but very good. The end-of-the-week dinner was wonderful (grilled pork three ways - the pork steak with parmigiano was my favourite - along with pasta and dessert). We also had another dinner there which was pasta, pizza and dessert (oh, the carbs!! but also good) - Dinners were served outdoors, and were very relaxing.

GROUNDS: The grounds were stunning! Our room was situated right next to a large lavender bush that was buzzing with bees, butterflies and the tiniest hummingbirds we've ever seen! This was all right next to the olive trees and vineyards. Just lovely! And the whole place smelled wonderful - there were bright orange flowers (different from the traditional geraniums) that perfumed the whole property. However...Bear in mind that you are on a working farm, so that means if a farmer needs to hoe at 5am right outside your bedroom window, that's what you'll hear. You will also hear the sounds of a variety of birds very, very early in the morning.

APARTMENT: Our friends stayed in the upstairs apartment above the office and slept well. My children slept well. My husband slept fine. I, however, was situated over a rock-solid firm mattress with springs poking out that literally left me with scratches and bruises, and didn't sleep all week. :( Because of this, I cannot recommend the Pergola apartment. Also keep in mind that they do not have screens on the windows, which means that you either sleep with the windows closed and are hot, or sleep with windows open and are eaten by zanzare (mosquitoes). Our friends who stayed upstairs said they didn't deal with as many mosquitoes. We did eventually buy some masking tape (bring some with you!) - We were able to tape up the sheer curtains to form a blockage, and slept much better (other than the noise from the Norwegian visitors who were up until past 3am). Not that this would be a consideration for most vacationers, but just so you know: there doesn't seem to be any sort of lights-out policy here.

BATHROOM: The shower was very, very tiny but the water pressure was good.
There is no ventilation, however, so keep that in mind. Also, if you run out of toilet paper or soap, it is kept in the "public" bathroom located just outside the breakfast room, or just ask and Lorella will point you in the right direction.

WINE: The wine produced here is above-par, and very reasonable (about 8 euros per bottle), but shipping back to the U.S. was rather expensive.

POOL: The pool is not heated. Even in June, it wasn't warm enough. It's pretty, but my children only used it for one brief afternoon.
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Date of stay: June 2015
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