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“Excellent holiday!” 5 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
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent holiday!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We wanted to see Tuscany but stay in a convenient location, close to most of the popular regions and found Hotel Vecchio Asilo not only the perfect location but an amazing little hotel, with the European charm we wanted and the friendliest hosts we ever met.
Breakfast was prepared to the highest standard with all organic produce and giving us the opportunity to sample local dishes and Stefania's delicious cakes. There are plenty of restaurants in San Gimigniano, where you can have affordable meals. We were impressed with the locals' commitment to only use local produce, so most of the dishes contained the traditional wild boar but cooked in enough ways to offer variety.
Renting a car was a good decision, as it's the best way to explore the region. We didn't have a SatNav and were worried about finding our way around but our fantastic host, Elio was the best guide we could have asked for. He suggested interesting routes we could take and gave us step by step directions that helped us to never get lost.
Thank you Elio and Stefania for making our holiday an amazing one!

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Absolutely loved this property - service was absolutely top notch and i couldnt fault it.

Rooms loveley and comfortable! I was at another hotel prior to moving here and it was no comparison! This place is SENSATIONAL!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Absolutely delightful B&B just outside San Gimigniano. Our second stay here. Wonderful room overlooking a lovely valley, clean, beautiful. Elio and Stefania could not be more gracious hosts...they treat you like long cousins. Wonderful breakfast. And situated such that day trips to all of the Chianti region is easy. We even drove to Montalcino with ease. Highly recommend...you won't find a warmer, more hospitable place to stay. Oh, and very reasonable rates, to boot.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

...that's what we want to say to Stefania & Elio for their warm welcome, travel and restaurant trips, awesome breakfast and general hospitality. We enjoyed our stay very much and will recommend the hotel :-)

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Fantastic little B & B. Magnificent views from Room number 5, spacious bedroom, comfortable bed and huge bathroom. Enjoyable breakfast, true Italian country style. Lovely views from the garden out over the valleys and vineyards. Elio e Stefania were the perfect hosts and to top off a great stay Elio recommended two wonderful restaurants for dinner. One reached by a village funiculare. Definitely an exciting way to go to dinner! Views and the meal were amazing. The charming medieval town of San Gimignano is on a few kilometers away too! Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This place is brilliant and the owner is such a friendly and helpful guy - you can tell that running the place is his passion. He made a great breakfast too, and was really accommodating for our bikes (we had cycled from Florence). It's a really well run spotless hotel in a stunning part of the world.

The best part however was when we arrived at about 6pm, really tired and hungry. We were going to get a taxi to San Gimignano for dinner, but the owner Elio suggested a local place, and he even gave us a lift over (about a mile down the road). It's the best dinner recommendation I've ever had! A real genuine Italian home-cooked meal of monumental proportions. Elio knows what he's talking about. I cannot recommend his place highly enough.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I found out about this hotel on Tripadvisor and every good thing was spot on. Great service, clean rooms and well located in the wine country between Florence and Siena. It was a little hard to find even with the help of GPS but no problem afterward. We recommend it highly.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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Vecchio Asilo San Gimignano
Hotel Vecchio Asilo San Gimignano, Italy - Ulignano

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