The Podere Sant'Elena is a convenient bed and breakfast in San Gimignano, a splendid little town in Tuscany situated in the heart of the Chianti area. This B&B, close to Siena, was once a barn that has been recently transformed into a lovely villa. Services and facilities available at the Podere Sant'Elena bed and breakfast include a large swimming pool, a terrace, and a well-kept garden. Wireless Internet access and outdoor parking are both complimentary. For guests traveling on business secretarial services are available. Guests can enjoy the many restaurants within walking distance of the property. Pets are welcome (restrictions apply).
The location is across the valleys from San Gigmignano and the views are stupendous. There is a restaurant just down the road from there a nd we ate there almost every nght . The food was good and the people were very friendly.
I found the management not very congenial, perhaps the language was a problem..
The view of San Gimignano was incredible! The patio area and pool were very inviting, and made for a relaxing stay.
The hotel is in a lovely quiet location with a wonderful view over San Giminano. The breakfast was very enjoyable with a lovely selection of pastries and savoury local food. The weather was much warmer than we thought it would be so the swimming pool was a definite bonus staying at this hotel. There was a really good restaurant a short walk up the lane. The staff were very helpful.
Unfortunately the bed was extremely hard and uncomfortable
Location, breakfast, large pool
It is only a short drive from the main town and close enough to other areas to travel to by car
Our room was quite dark