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“A positive experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Vecchio Asilo
Via delle Torri, 4 | Ulignano, 53030 Ulignano, San Gimignano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ulignano
Varese
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30 hotel reviews
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“A positive experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Once again this was a last minute find as I was just touring around.

No real research done. I was a little surprised as I expected more off the road accommodation, more isolated. Also expecting more spread out gardens, grounds. As I mentioned before, that I had done no research whatsoever!

But, on the positive. As mentioned in other posts, Elio was a wonderful host, helpful and charming. Also a good cook I would state if it was "really" him that had made the pizza for breakfast!

Its a very convenient location for exploring Tuscany, albeit if you want to eat out you will need to drive, but once again Elio had several great recommendations.

The room I was given was right at the front of the house, but very quiet. Huge, and very very clean!

The breakfast the next morning was excellent. Really good food, a good variety. Best quality food I have ever had in a B&B!

There is wifi. Once again I didn't use it this trip, so not sure if you need to pay for it. Just ask....

A good place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We stayed at this B & B in September 2012 on our trip to Italy. It was nothing short of outstanding. The hosts greeted us personally as we came in and gave us good recommendations for supper at near by San Gimignano. Our only regret is that we could only stay two nights. Elio was the breakfast server and delivered an unbelievalbe breakfast of cheeses, fruits, cakes, meats, and breads. And each day the breakfast was different and presented in a colourful and very artistic way. When I asked Elio where he goes on vacation, he informed me that serving at his B & B was his vacation as he loved it so much. And that says it all. We have travelled extensively and we give this B & B a solid 5. There is nothing to improve upon.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Calgary Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Elio and his family are the most caring people that we have ever met in the hospitality industry. Everything he does is to make your stay better and please his guests. He leaves nothing undone, whether it is the sparkling clean glasses in the room or the most beautiful breakfast that is possible.
The hotel is spotless.
Being about 6 K from San Gimignano along a very easy route gets you away from the crowds but if you want a dinner there it only takes minutes to go in and if as Elio suggests you go after the crowds leave you have the town to yourself. A great beautiful hotel to stay in in Tuscany and I would stay there again any day

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lulea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Such a wonderful place to have as a base for most of Tuscany! Located right in the heart of it, Vecchio Asilo is in convinient driving distance from all the must-sees - Florence, Sienna, Pisa, San Gimignano (really close!) and the Chianti district.
Spotlessly clean, an always surprising breakfast and wonderful hosts.
Note that you have to come by car, seeing Tuscany in the right way is not possible otherwise.
If there is one single negative point on this hotel, it is that there is no restaurant within walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kinsale, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Elio & his Wife are the best B & B Hosts we have ever experienced.. Couldn't do enough for us with information, tips, and 'phone calls. The Breakfast in Hotel Vecchio, Asilo is, "to die for". It's location is perfect for travelling around Tuscany. Our stay at Hotel Vecchio Asilo was the highlight of out trip to Tuscany.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

What a great hotel!! I found this hotel on tripadvsior while looking for a place to stay for 2 nights near San Gimignano. The hotel was spotlessly clean. Our host Elio, was fantastic. He helped us with dinner reservations, maps, the best places to park and visit in Florence, etc. Prior to our arrival it had been quite warm and the heat was turned off for the season, but when we got to Ulignano the temperature at night had gotten chilly. Elio had the serviceman come the next day and turn the heat on for our last night. This was totally unexpected and very much appreciated. The breakfast is very good and prepared by Elio himself. We could not have had a better stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This nice Bed and Breakfast is ideal for a base if you want to see Tuscany. About Half way between Florence and Siena, you can drive to many cities on beautify roads. The family that runs the B&B has a big breakfast each morning and are full of information and assistance in fining resturants and booking reservations for dinner or tours. A must if you want to have a great Tuscany experience

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via delle Torri, 4 | Ulignano, 53030 Ulignano, San Gimignano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano > Ulignano
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ulignano
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Number of rooms: 7
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Vecchio Asilo San Gimignano
Hotel Vecchio Asilo San Gimignano, Italy - Ulignano

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