Badia A Coltibuono - Gaiole in Chianti43.49497, 11.44965
Set near Castello di Meleto, The Rose Garden and Siena Cathedral, the resort Badia A Coltibuono Guest House comes with free self parking, a restaurant and a solarium. This venue features medieval architecture. The on-site comforts include a designated smoking place, a storage room, a meeting room and a newspaper stand.
The center of Gaiole in Chianti is 4 km away from the villa. A castle, a cathedral and a tower are set within walking distance. The property is about 5 minutes’ walk from Badia di Coltibuono serving Italian dishes.
50 minutes by car from Peretola airport.
Badia A Coltibuono Guest House offers rooms with climate control, a sofa, a stone fireplace, high ceiling and a dishwasher. Guests can enjoy a magnificent view over the valley from their rooms. A bathroom with a walk-in shower and a bidet is also provided.
Eat & Drink
The property is equipped with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers, a fridge, kitchenware and a cooktop in a kitchenette.
Guests can try hiking, horse riding and cycling to diversify their stay. Badia A Coltibuono Guest House provides guests with cribs and a playground required for children.
Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.
Number of rooms: 13.
Free Wi-Fi in public areas
Off-site car park
Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
Paid airport shuttle
Sports & Fitness
- Horseback riding
- Paid airport shuttle
- Car rental
- Bicycle rental
- Special diet menus
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Babysitting/Child services
- Children's play area
Spa & Leisure
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Garden area
- Leisure/ TV room
- Garden view
- Courtyard view
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Dining table
- Ironing facilities
- Washing machine
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
- Flat-screen TV
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed
In the Room
In the Room
1 Double bed
In the Room
- City landmarks
We loved the the building as well as the wonderful garden. It is a real peaceful place, quiet and relaxing.
It is not an Hotel but a B&B : the reception closed at 7PM and there is very little service. There is no TV set in the room and we didn't see the inside pool nor the Hammam. The outside pool was full off mosquitos and bees...
After the crowds in Florence and Venice, I was looking forward to relaxing by the pool and walking the peaceful grounds. Plus, I thought it was really cool to be staying in a former abbey (and my family agreed). I would like to come back to take a cooking class and to enjoy the country air for a bit longer. One night simply wasn't long enough. Also, we enjoyed our gourmet dinner; the celery gnocchi alone are worth the trip!
Badia a Coltibuono met our expectations in every way. I was a little concerned about no air conditioning in the middle of August, but the evening air cooled nicely and the fan made our sleep quite pleasant.
Badia a Coltibuono was simply amazing. The staff took great care during our stay. Everyone was friendly, helpful and went out of their way to make us comfortable. The tour and wine tasting is well worth the time. The breakfast was also spectacular.
I loved the beauty all around. The cooking school was terrific. I had friends there at the cooking school for a week about 5 years ago.
The abbey itself is spectacular, immaculately maintained and preserved, including the wine cellar, gardens and church. The location is breathtakingly tranquil and serene. The restaurant was excellent, and the room we stayed in was beautiful. The staff is pleasant and helpful, and the breakfast is quite lavish compared to the big cities like Venice and Rome. It is an easy and picturesque drive from there to San Giminiano, Siena or towards Montepulciano.
Perhaps the only suggestion would be to have a staff to manage the luggage from the entrance up to the rooms and back .
Amazing setting in the hills just outside Gaiole in Chianti. Beautifully restored abbey with a magnificent chapel and gardens. Staff were very polite and friendly.
We found the rooms slightly disappointing. Although perfectly clean and comfortable, they were like any other hotel room, retaining little of the original character, which is so prevalent everywhere else.
Surroundings including the historic buildings and the countryside. The breakfast was fabulous, the restaurant was amazing. The pool was a wonderful addition.
Staying at a 1,200 year old Abby was exciting and central to the beautiful Chianti area. The Abby wine is outstanding and the staff very friendly and helpful. English is spoken as well as Italian. We loved our stay!!!
Rooms do not have air conditioning, so can be a bit warm during the summer. A fan is provided however. Do not let this inconvenience stop one from staying here. The Abby is a stay of a lifetime, and highly recommended!!!
This historical estate enjoys a beautiful setting in the Chianti hills with a lovely, well-maintained garden area to stroll around and pool area is that is very unique. Well set back from any main road, the long driveway makes for a good walk and is engulfed by tall trees and vegetation. Friendly hotel staff. Service at the restaurant for dinner was excellent, along with the views.
The charming rooms could certainly benefit by having a comfortable chair in which to sit and read. There is no wi-fi in the rooms nor television to watch. Wi-fi area in public space had very limited range and had 3 basic desk chairs. The owners could help its guests by making a bit of a simple investment of nicer seating arrangements to improve the comfort and enjoyment of a nice building. There is a nice, largely unused library area, which would be perfect to utilise for wi-fi. Whilst I enjoyed my evening meals at the restaurant, I found the nouvelle-italiane style to be a bit uninspired, with perhaps too much emphasis on technique and presentation v. developing unique and robust flavours for each dish. Great to experience once, but bored by it all for my second meal there. Food was good, but nothing to write home about.
It is magical, when you come up the road, the castle is magnificent. The whole place is full of history, antique furniture, so picturesque in the forests. The staff was very friendly, the delux doubleroom was beautifully decorated, clean, well heated. The degustation was interesting, should be done. The breakfast was delicious, the chocolate cake was divine! I can only recommend!
The restaurant was nice and the waiter attended to us was very friendly but the meal was overly priced.
Awesome location, very quite and cozy.
A bit pricey, neither elevator (which is fine because it would deturpate the historical place, otherwise), nor help with baggage. We did not need it, but we had to help older people in difficulty with their luggages on steep stairs (3 floors). For the price, one might expect also a better swimming pool.
The history/culture. The quiet. The perfect setting.
One of the rooms needed some work/repairs.
Three words: The best ever. Hospitality, beauty of surroundings, food, wine tasting, unusual place - everything is on the most high level. It will be wish of our souls to return. I recommend it to everybody with all my heart.
Beatfull place. Very good swimming pool.
The staff were very accommodating, and the room was huge and very well-appointed. This historic property is in excellent repair, and yet its charm is compelling. Staying here was one of the most memorable experiences of four weeks in Italy.