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“An Absolutely Stunning Privilege”
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5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany

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samndan20...
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“An Absolutely Stunning Privilege”
Reviewed 18 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

As an Australian with deep Italian ancestry, my visits to Italy are important; but none have been so intense as the absolute beauty of this amazing Tuscan villa.

Le Pratola is set in the hills, five minutes outside of Gaiole in Chianti. After a winding climb, the villa comes into view and the love affair begins.

The house has three double bedrooms, all with en-suits) in the main house, a triple room and a gym that is easy converted into another triple. Across the courtyard is another self contained double, perfect for the romantics!

The back garden is perfect for sundowners and then the front garden has the table for a sunset dinner. The courtyard is perfect for lunch out in the sun, followed by a dip in the stunning infinity pool or a nap :).

This 300+year old property has been restored from a aging farmhouse to a stunning example of Tuscan craftsmanship and artisanal skill. Nothing has been spared and the experience is as good as it gets.

Margherita is an amazing hostess who will stop at nothing to make sure your holiday is the best it can be. Elena's cooking is amazing and Laura looked after the cleaning every day with a smile.

I've been to Italy many times but nothing compares to the tranquil beauty of Le Pratola.

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Management Response
22 Aug 2017
Thank you very much for that wonderful feedback. We hope Le Pratola and Tuscany motivate you to keep coming back year after year to Italy.
With warm regards Margherita
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Flippflop...
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Excellent villa in the heartland of Tuscany”
Reviewed 25 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Le Pratola is an excellent villa. One of the few places I have been were reality beats the photos in the prospect! It has a magnificent placing up on a hill overlooking the skies and the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. The spot with the infinity pool is just perfect.
The house is restored and decorated in a way that gives harmony and serenity. There are many areas in and outdoors to socialize- it is just to select your place according to the wind and sun. It i so good with all possibilities for activity - pool table, table tennis, soccer, gym, game, music in every room - just to plug in your unit, outdoor fire pizza owen.
The kitchen is fully equiped and works very well for massive Italian cooking :). Le Pratola is well looked after - everything you need is there and it is clean. Extra plus to lovely Laura and Margarita for help and guidance and making us feel so welcome.
We were a family of 9 and that was perfect.
Eva

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Jun 2017
Eva, thank you very much. It was a pleasure meeting you all and I'm so glad that everything worked out for you. it was a pleasure to help and we'd love to welcome you back anytime.
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Helen F
1 review
“Perfect”
Reviewed 14 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We enjoyed the most perfect stay at Le Pratola. Beautiful house with every amenity you could wish for. We also thoroughly enjoyed our cookery class with Barbara and 2 wonderful dinners prepared for us by Monica.
Could not have wished for more.

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Management Response
19 Jun 2017
Thank you so much Helen for this wonderful feedback. Monica and Barbara will be delighted with your comments too. I hope you have many fond memories for many years to come. Best Margherita
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Gfielding
New York
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A sublime experience in Chianti”
Reviewed 19 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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Our group pf nine just spent a wonderful week at Le Pratola, near Gaoile in Chianti. The villa is as advertised- beautiful. The surrounding countryside is so enchanting it's sometimes dream-like, whether it's in bright sun, or as the sun goes down over the hills, bathing everything in a magical light. We went on day trips to Florence, Sienna and Montalcino, really enjoying the drives.
The best part, though, are the people involved with the Villa. Best ever in terms of service, kindness and skill.
Marguerite runs a great show. Francesca met us in Gaoile and guided us up the path to the house. Our favorite was Elena, who cooked us breakfast every morning, and did 4 dinners for us, all different, all locally sourced, all delicious, all done with great grace. Monica cooked us a superb birthday celebration dinner, high end restaurant quality.
It's hard to imagine anything better, and we will be back for sure.

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Liked best: the people
Liked least: love it all
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
26 Oct 2016
Thank you so much for this generous and touching review, we'll make sure everyone mentioned is aware of your feedback. Thank you for looking after the villa and it would be a privilege to welcome you back. Best wishes, arrivederci Margherita
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Cessna2WT
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
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“Everyone’s favorite vacation getaway”
Reviewed 1 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Our family, 8 adults and 4 children have enjoyed 3 beautiful vacations at Le Pratola over the last 5 years. It is the one place everyone enjoys and really loves. I didn’t think it possible but each visit is better than the last. This year every morning began with yoga on the front lawn, followed by breakfast then off to the pool with the grandkids. Some of the adults would go to Siena, Radda or any number of beautiful villages, castles and wineries in the area. Grandma and Grandpa, the smart ones, would stay with the grandkids and enjoy hours of fun by the pool. A family favorite, pool games started at 6 pm every evening. Then it's time to shower and prepare for a wonderful dinner usually cooked by one of several chefs Margherita will arrange with you. Once everyone is stuffed with the best local Italian food ever and the grandchildren are tucked into bed in their own room the adults meet for drinks, great conversation or just enjoy the sunsets and beautiful night sky. Before anyone realizes it's time for bed. Each family has their own bedroom and on suite bathroom. My wife and I have slept in 3 of the 5 bedrooms and they are all perfect as is everything at Le Pratola. The property and the owner Margherita are truly world class.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Needed to stay longer, next time we will
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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