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Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

The family that runs this villa makes the place wonderful!

The rooms are not modern. Yes, there are flat-screen TVs, but the vibe is very 1950s, which I found delightfully charming. The beds were comfy, we had a large bathroom, and even though our room overlooked the terrace (what a view to wake up to!), I found the room quite quiet. The area surrounding the villa is gorgeous and everywhere you look is stunning.

My kids (6 and 8) couldn't wait to escape the heat (this was a particularly brutal summer for the high temps, and I will warn that the ACs weren't quite up to task, but I think so many days in the 100s are an anomaly) by jumping into the pool. Forget the sites of Tuscany; they were happiest getting chips from the self-serve bar and enjoying the cool water. A small kiddie pool even had a small plastic slide that the kids had fun with.

But really, it was the family that makes the place do great. Marco knows so much about wines and was delightful to chat with. The Aunt is a character out of a fairy tale. So wonderful and she bakes all the delicious breakfast treats!

Note, the villa is not close to much, so you'll need a car or hired driver to explore. But it's worth it!

Stayed: August 2012
1  Thank jbrown68
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We had a bit of problem to actually FIND the hotel. Our GPS listed it wrong, as did Google (the problem is fixed now, at least on Google). Also, our GPS proved basically useless in Poggibonsi -- not that great of a problem, really.
That said, when we arrived at the hotel, we couldn't be happier. First of all, the location is great. We used it as a base to visit Tuscany, and it's quick and easy to get wherever you want to go. The staff is extremely helpful and professional. Mr. Marco Antonio would not only help us every morning with the best route to where we would like to go, but also gave us great tips to what to do once we got there.
And even if you don't want to go very far, this place is beautiful. Great gardens to just sit and relax. Gorgeous views. The Convento San Lucchese is very near. A beautiful, peaceful place.
The food? Well, this was the best breakfast in our entire trip. The cakes, the cappuccino, eggs, you name it, all delicious.
The restaurant is also very good. We had dinner twice there. Just go easy on the wine if you're like me...
The rooms are practical. Good bathroom with a bathtub. Lots of space, but nothing too fancy.The views are breathtaking, but we had to keep the windows closed most of the time because of the noise from the highway below. It was a faint noise, but was there nonetheless.
The only downside I can think of is on how they clean the rooms. It seems like they clean half of the room one day, and the other half the other day. It's not a big problem, but it's worth noting.
Still, the 7 nights we spent there were absolutely amazing, and I do plan on returning.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank RafaelSSouza
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Wow what a wonderful find! Our group of 3 couples recently returned from a few weeks in Europe. We stayed for 6 nights at Hotel Villa San Lucchesse. When planning our trip, we were keen to stay in a Villa in Tuscany and after much research on the internet came across Villa San Lucchesse in Poggibonsi. Our travel agent was trying to book us into San Gimignano but we liked the reviews so after much persuasion we booked into Hotel Villa San Lucchesse. We arrived in Poggabonsi by train following a full day of travel from Nice (France) with a couple of train changes. We had communicated with the Hotel prior to departure from Australia and also whilst abroad regarding how to get to the Hotel from the train station etc. The Hotel is located about 3kms from Poggabonsi and there are only 3 taxis in the town. This is probably the only downfall but Marco and his staff were so helpful that when we had difficulty getting a taxi either he or someone else drove us into town or picked us up. As there were six of us, we decided not to hire a car/s and through consultation with Marco we arranged a private tour (minibus) for a day trip to Pisa & Lucca. We also went on a wine tour. We were picked up and returned to Villa San Luchesse. We travelled by train to Florence on one of our days - Marco taking us to the train station in Poggabonsi. He also booked us a skip the queue ticket to go and see the Museum that houses "David". I spent a day wandering through the shops in Poggabonsi, not many but very good and our friends went to San Gimignano by bus.The rest of the time we spent relaxing around the pool, enjoying the views and eating and drinking. It was truly an amazing place, the terrace restaurant had views to die for and the food was excellent. The menu is not extensive but certainly enjoyable and although we only dined out of the hotel on one occasion, the Hotel certainly would have recommended other places to eat had we asked. It is a family run Hotel and the service and friendliness of the family and staff is what makes the Hotel such a wonderful place to stay. They can not do enough for you whether you stay one night or six. The rooms are quite roomy,old world style but comfortable. If I had to fault anything it would probably be the airconditioning, it did take a little adjusting and sometimes we found it cooler with the windows open. It was certainly wonderful to wake up each morning and look out the window to capture a magnificent view over the valley. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it was like staying with family and friends for a few days......but without having to do the dishes or help with the chores!
Thankyou to Marco and his family and staff and of course "Aunty"....Bella!
Crothers/Cato/Wilson Aussi Group

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank LorraineCroth
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We had the best experience at this hotel, and haven't been able to keep talking about it. We only stayed one night, and in retrospect, should have planned a much longer stay here. The grounds and views were spectacular, and the pool was immaculate. The rooms were a bit out of date but extremely clean.

The service is the highlight of this hotel. When we first arrived, we were shown to our room, and we noticed a faint cigarette smoke smell. When we asked the front desk if there was another room available, he quickly changed our room and gave us a free upgrade.Throughout our stay the hotel staff was very willing to help in anyway possible - from tour recommendations, to dinner spots (even though they had a spectacular restaurant themselves), and nearby towns to see. That night we asked if the hotel bar/restaurant did aperitivo or wine tasting, since we did not have a car. They immediately brought us back and introduced us to the owner and professional sommelier, who sat us on a private (no one was there for dinner yet) balcony overlooking the Tuscany value. He then proceeded to open two of the best wines that we had tasted on our trip and poured us two glasses each, of very generous size. With each pour he spent the time to give us background information on the wine even though he was busy trying to set up for the dinner rush. They also brought out a delicious and plentiful platter of food - cheese, cured meat and bread, for us to eat while we sipped on the wine. At this point we were expecting a pretty hefty bill, but instead they charged us practically nothing for the very enjoyable experience.

We were then idiots, and instead of deciding to stay and eat at the restaurant, we wanted to go walk off some of the wine and food before dinner. Off we went in search of another restaurant (with directions from the owner of the hotel!). We of course got lost and ended up just going on a scenic hike for a few hours. We arrived back at the hotel later in the evening, and asked humbly if there was any chance that dinner was still being served. No such luck, since the hotel has to know in advance how many dinners they will be serving that evening - turns out the owner of the hotel had been trying to do us a giant favor by asking us if we were planning on staying for dinner or not... see, we are idiots. They did however allow us to buy a bottle of wine and some sparkling water, that we got to enjoy out in their gardens.

The next morning we were trying to figure out if we should stay in the area or continue on our travels. The hotel owner again tried to go out of his way for us by offering to drive us to the local train station if we wanted.

This is the type of hotel that makes your trip memorable, and makes each guest feel at home and welcome during their stay. Really a special place and my husband and I are looking forward to returning.

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed to have spectacular views!
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JHS770
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

My wife and I got married in January this year in a very small ceremony and wanted to follow up with a symbolic ceremony in Tuscany. We did this last weekend at Villa San Lucchese and have to say it was a great decision by us. The place is beautiful and our number (just over 60 people) was about perfect for such a venue. Both before and during our stay at VSL the staff were brilliant (a recurring theme when reading posts from other guests). They were very helpful to all of our guests and Marco, the owner went out of his way to make sure our special occasion was a very happy one. The food is good, rooms nice, swimming pool excellent while the overall highlight has to be the view from the terrace. We held our wedding ceremony there as well as the meal aftewards.

It is also an extremely relaxing place to stay for any other occassions (holiday, honeymoon etc.). Highly recommended!!!!

Stayed: July 2012
1  Thank Ben M
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