Located in gorgeous rural surroundings, Borgo San Benedetto is a number of rural buildings turned into comfortable hotel rooms and villas with plenty of space for large families.
The staff are amazingly welcoming and friendly and will help in whichever way they can. The main building hosts the breakfast area as well as some rooms. The breakfast offers a combination of local cold meats, fresh fruit and some delicious cakes and pastries!
There are two separate pools with plenty of loungers to enjoy the Tuscan sun. We were there at the end of October and still were able to enjoy a dip in the pool!
In terms of location, the hotel is a comfortable drive away from Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca but most importantly the wonderful San Gimignano which we thoroughly recommend for a beautiful medieval town with incredible shops, restaurants and icecream!
Overall a very pleasurable visit and we will be coming back!
Villa Sestilla is a home that has been converted to a B&B in the last ten years. It is part of a compound in the Tuscan countryside that includes a restaurant and two swimming pools, located within an hour or so of Florence, Lucca, Pisa, and Siena. The facilities have great potential, but fall short of what they could be due to being somewhat outdated (pools) and poor execution (restaurant). Nevertheless, the accommodation is comfortable and provides fine value despite failing to fulfill its considerable potential. The availability of a free washing machine was a great convenience on an extended vacation.
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