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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We booked two rooms here, and when we arrived at the large iron gates and walked inside the grounds, I knew it was going to be wonderful! The rooms are slightly un-modern, but our couches and chairs had been recovered in beautiful fabrics and the rooms were spotless. We looked out over the courtyard and pool, and spent a whole morning just wandering the beautiful grounds. Breakfast was impeccable and very tasty, one of the owners, Marco, suggested that we visit San Gimignano rather than Sienna, as we only had a day and it was closer and more "rustic" which is what we were looking for. Villa San Luccese: What a lovely location! What a nice family! What stunning architecture and amazing grounds! I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank Zeatraveller
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This large historic villa is situated in an idilic spot at the end of a narrow road surrounded by spectacular views of vineyards and wheat fields edged with olive trees. The relatively modest front door conceals a grand and spacious family house whose beautiful beamed ceilings give it a homely elegance. The ground floor extends to a handful of large reception rooms and the dining room. The upper floor retains additional reception rooms with high ceilings decorated with painted cornices typical of late 19th century and short corridors lead to bedrooms situated across two floors. All the bedrooms are named after local towns and villages. Our room was simply yet adequately furnished in subdued light tones. There is a fridge with enough room to cool your own drinks if you prefer. Our bathroom was fairly large with a proper wash basin big enough for two, hairdryer and a large jacuzzi bath with overhead shower attachment. The family has occupied the house for three generations and created a wonderful environment by retaining the baggy old-world charm of the existing villa while making seamless additions such as the self-service breakfast room and the concealed pool with ample surrounding terrace. The kitchen, definitely tipping toward gourmet, provides delicious dinner and breakfast menus and our experience here deserves a separate review. If you like risotto, do not let this opportunity pass you by. It is wonderful to find oneself in a place that is so quintessentially italian: we will definitely make sure we return to Villa San Luchessa.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank avoiretetre
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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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