We rented a car in Venice and drove down through Bologna & Florence before arriving at Bango. We stayed from the 28th Aug 2015 to the 31st Aug 2015. We reserved the Annex which is a little "house" on the edge of their property. It has everything you need. The Annex comes with a fully stocked kitchen area with refrigerator & freezer (which we needed desperately for ice after an injury). A fireplace for those cooler evenings in Tuscany. A king size bed, lockable windows with bars (for the vampires), and a cozy vintage bathroom with soaking tub. Thanks go Google Maps we were able to find Bango with no problem, but we did take all of the directions given from the hotel itself and also from other reviewers. We didn't need them at all. The driveway in had some serious potholes on it, and it was pretty steep, so the hotel was a little hidden. As soon as we got out of the car, we were greeted by who we believe to be the owner or owners daughter. No one spoke anything other than Italian. We saw people complaining about this during our stay and also read some reviews about this. Remember you're in Italy, they don't need to speak your language. We were fine with it, thanks again to yet another google product, Google Translate did most of the work for us along with my broken Spanish/Italian. We were able to settle in before dinner. Dinner is on site and it is whatever they are cooking that day. There is a 1 page menu with a few options for courses. The dinners are 4 courses, not including the chilled rose wine. Our first night we fell in love with the meal. Everything from the veal to the chicken, the potatoes to the pasta, the bread & of course the wine. It was by far one of the best meals we had ever had in our lives. The room allowed us to sleep like a rock. We are used to more firm beds from our travels, but this bed was quite comfortable. Up early for breakfast and while we were exploring the grounds, around the garden area there is a little bridge that is over a pond. We walked over it and I stepped off the bridge wrong and twisted my ankle. The injury was very severe, but they made sure we had ice, and helped us whenever we needed. Of course nothing is open in the middle of nowhere Italy on the weekends, including pharmacias. We drove about 30 min in each direction to find food, but all of the mini supers were also closed on the weekends. If you are staying in the Annex it would be more cost efficient to buy your own food and prepare it in your house. Each dinner we had was around $100USD. They also do laundry, however to wash a hand full of clothes cost $20USD, so I would suggest attempting to find a laundromat somewhere else along the way. We couldn't find any in Tuscany, but found tons of them in Florence & Rome. We spent at least one full day near & in the 3 level pools. It was a little too warm for the barrel sauna, but it looked pretty divine as well. Overall the hotel is one of the top 5 we have ever visited in the world. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is spectacular. The views are out of this world. If you have the chance to stay there during a full moon, please do. The views of the moon over the hills of Tuscany are mesmerizing to say the least. Also, it is a must to visit Saturnia Thermal Baths up the road. I am convinced that they helped heal my ankle enough for me to still walk another 50 plus miles during the remainder of our Italy adventure.…
Pro: The view is beautiful and the pool is nice. It is in a very quiet and secluded area. The rooms are a good size and have A/C. The breakfast and coffee were very good. Cons: Swarm of ants in the bathroom (was told it was normal for the area), bed was rock hard- I jumped on the bed and nothing else on it moved. No one speaks english in the hotel only italian and a little french. It would have been nice to be informed about that so we could better prepare but unfortunately our group was only fluent in English and German and passable in French and Latin. Needless to say it caused a headache.
We spent three days at Hotel Bagno Santo and they were most enjoyable--not least because of the wonderful pool and grounds, excellent food, and great location. It was peaceful, bucolic, perfect for a relaxing stay. The room was super-clean, excellent air conditioning, and quiet. The personnel could not have been more accommodating. We enjoyed the farm-fresh vegetables and cheeses, the delicious local wines, and a special meal prepared by the signora Mariella: their own bistecca fiorentina! Couldn't have been better. We highly recommend this marvellous place.
We arrived to Bagno Santo Hotel at a dark evening; after we've found our agriturismo too late. It was close. We arrived to the first place that was lighted and cheerful and ask for a room. It was very nice 2 days, close to Saturnia springs. The place included nice and simple room and very good restaurant. Most of the tourists were Italian and it was nice to be outside the touristic areas. Most of the staff doesn't understand English, but we got along. We learned a bit of Italian.. They were friendly and answered every wish. The waiter even brought us culinary dictionary after we strangle with the menu. It was very comfortable, and the price was fare. In the bathroom there is a bit smell of sulfur, but it wasn't that bad.
Clean rooms, friendly staff and most certain the most helpful and perfect owner we ever met. Also a great cook (the owner). Checked us in at 2AM , kept us breakfast next morning till 1PM as we came from a long way and couldn't woke up for breakfast next morning after arriving at 2 AM. cooked us evening meals even at 10PM. We were absolutely spoiled. And all prices for eating on site and services were very decent prices for the high season we stayed Thank you all for everything Arthur