Just returned from a wonderful stay at this lovely family run hotel. Despite our late arrival after midnight we were received a very warm welcome from Elio, the owner. It was late so we had a quick shower and retired to bed. The bathroom was large and despite it looking to be dated the shower was fantastic. In the morning we woke and threw open the shutters and were greeted by a stunning Tuscan sunrise. After quickly unpacking we went for breakfast. Wow... fresh fruit, cereal, cheeses, meats, yoghurt and lovely home made Tuscan delicacies. To top it off freshly made home baked cakes and lovely aromatic coffee. Each morning delivered a different cake type. The true gift of this hotel is Elio. We had a plan of places to visit and Elio provided us with very practical and precise details of how best to facilitate this. His parking advice was spot on. Recommendations made by Elio for places to eat never failed to delight. Each morning Elio suggested places to visit that we had not considered. These villages and towns transpired to be the best trips of our stay. Our holiday would have been completely different and less fulfilling without the advice of Elio. Ulignano as a town does not have much to offer apart form a warm welcome but this hotel is a lovely place to base yourself, we visited Siena, Florence, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulicano, Monteriggione, Pienza. Oh and Pisa....but to be honest Pisa is only worth a couple of hours visit. Apart from the tower there is not much to recommend it. There is a drinks fridge which operates on a trust basis. Help your self to your drinks of choice and leave at note on the desk. Prices are extremely good. There is a choice bottles of red wines... all of them very good... in the breakfast area which you also can take to your room. Again just leave a note for Elio to let him know what you have taken.
You will find that Elio welcomes you to his home, not to his business.
If you want to experience a true Tuscan hotel then try here. The traditional Tuscan style coupled with a wonderful host makes this a true gem.
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- Also Known As:
- Vecchio Asilo Hotel
- Vecchio Asilo San Gimignano
- Hotel Vecchio Asilo San Gimignano, Italy - Ulignano