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“A visit for the truffle festival”
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Villa Sonnino
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in San Miniato
Certificate of Excellence
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“A visit for the truffle festival”
Reviewed 23 November 2011

My friend and I were visiting San Miniato for the annual truffle festival. Villa Sonnino lies in an elevated position in it's own grounds overlooking the small village of La Catena and is about 3 miles from San Miniato railway station so you do need to take a taxi. It is better if you have a car as it will save on taxi fares although there are busses at the bottom of the hotel drive.
The hotel is ideally placed for visiting Pisa, Florence, Lucca etc. Our room was a twin (room 101) which had 2 large single beds, a huge bathroom and lots of space. All spotlessly clean. There was a complimentary and welcome bottle of Asti brut in the room which we put in the minibar and scoffed later.
The breakfast was typical with cold meat and cheese but very good-do try the sweet cakes and pies-yum yum. The restaurant food was excellent and we ate in for 2 nights out of 3. Very good house wine.
It is family run and the owners couldn't do enough for us.If you want anything just ask. Their English is better than my Italian!! Will stay again.Buonissimo.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

I stayed in Villa Sonnino because I just found it by browsing booking engines... but what a marvellous discovery it was! The Villa is somewhere in between a museum, a renaissance villa and a fairy-tale castle. What's more: it comes with a gourmet restaurant, so no need to go out in the evening. When I looked at the price of the hotel room and restaurant bill the following morning, I thought there had been a mistake, but no: it's just very inexpensive. This must have been one of the best price/quality scores ever in my lengthy Italian hotel experience.
The only small downside is that you need a car to get there, but that applies to just about any place in Italy outside the city centres.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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maine
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Reviewed 18 May 2010

I return every yr. for at least a week and i am greeted like a lost relative.the rooms are Iarge with marble baths. the bkfst. is superb. the surrounding grounds of the castle and dining rooms are set in a tuscan scene that you will never forget. last yr. we had 25 guests to celebrate my grandaughters 25th birthday . the owners put on a dinner etc. that was unforgetable. someday she plans on having her wedding there. believe me, as a seasoned traveler, this is a hidden ruby. close to florence, monticatini, lucca etc. oh,the white truffles!!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Villa Sonnino

Property: Villa Sonnino
Address: Via Castelvecchio 9-11 | La Catena, 56028, San Miniato, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > San Miniato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in San Miniato
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,823 - ₹ 7,050
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Sonnino 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Villa Sonnino, built in 500, when the Restaurant Castelvecchio, and situated halfway up the slope of a hill in the heart of Tuscany halfway between Pisa and Florence in San Miniato.The eye of the attentive observer will sense the presence of a church on the hill near the recently restored and housing which it dominates: Cigoli. ... more   less 
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