Since its opening in 2008, Borgo Santo Pietro has become the most sought-after boutique hotel in Tuscany and we would go as far as saying it is one of the best luxury boutique hotels in the world. This beautifully restored beyond luxurious hotel is set in the Tuscan village of Palazzetto, just over one hour from Florence. The pretty cypress lined path leads guests up to this luxury country house hotel which has sympathetically designed interiors with a mixture of old and new offering a relaxed and intimate environment.
'We want our guests to experience lazy luxury in our small hotel - service on such a personalised level combined with exceptional facilities in stylish and comfortable surroundings, together with innovative fine dining so that guests can have what they want, when they want it and where they want it on the estate,' says co-owner of Borgo Santo Pietro Jeanette Throttrup. Guests won't be disappointed as this stunning chic retreat delivers exactly what is promised; an indulgent escape.
If you visit one boutique hotel in Tuscany make sure it is Borgo Santo Pietro. We totally fell in love with this place and were very reluctant to leave.
The Borgo Santo Pietro estate has a heated infinity pool which overlooks the valley and is close to the tennis court and Bocce pitch. Guests can also relax in the garden hot tub and enjoy spa treatments in the privacy of the holistic hub or in a private spot in the garden surrounded by herbs and roses. There is an endless list of activities on offer including horse riding, archery, hiking (boots provided), cycling (bikes provided), table tennis and cooking courses. Children will be kept busy with a large trampoline and a fantastic playground with swings, slides and childrens activities.
Borgo Santo Pietro serves one of the best breakfasts we have come across. It is a sumptuous affair with a decadent display of food and wonderful variety of different cooked breakfasts. The food served here is just the sort of food that guests come to Italy for - fresh, simple and full of flavour with the herbs and vegetables coming direct from the estate's organic gardens. There is an interesting wine list with a notable selection of Italian and international wines. For those craving an authentic thin crust Italian pizza, the village is just a 5 minute walk from the hotel.