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“Absolutely everything we were hoping for and even more. The hospitality is second to non” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Vecchio Asilo
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via delle Torri, 4 | Ulignano, 53030 Ulignano, San Gimignano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ulignano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Blackpool, England
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“Absolutely everything we were hoping for and even more. The hospitality is second to non”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

What a fabulous time we had here, two nights in room 7 which has wonderful views over the Tuscan hills. The place is absolutely spotlessly clean, cleanest place in anywhere we have stayed. Stephania and Elio speak great english, they are so helpful and gave us recommendations for eating and visiting. They gave us a wonderful map of Tuscany that we used all the time. The room is gorgeous, great shower. The breakfast was also fantastic with homemade (and delivered to your table) cakes, pizza, bruscietta. Something different each morning. San Gimignano is about a 5 minute drive and was our favourite city in Tuscany (and we visited many). Don't miss it. If you want a dinner suggestion and you are happy to be seated around a large table with people from other countries enjoying amazing Tuscan food and wine you must go to the Agriturismo il Vecchio Maneggio. The family who run it are just amazing as is the food and wine. Tiziana the lady of the house is such a character (great english) and from the minute you get there the wine, made on their farm, is flowing. It was certainly one of the best meals and evenings we spent in Tuscany and a night we will never forget.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a really nice relaxing property with great views of the Tuscany countryside. We felt like we were the only ones there a lot of the time when there were plenty of other guests - this really helps create an intimate atmosphere. It was lovely being able to purchase a bottle of local wine and drink it watching the sun go down on the B&B's terrace.

Breakfast was a real treat - it just kept coming! We had bread, local cheese, yogurt, pizza bread, fresh fruit and amazing slices of pineapple cake. We couldn't eat it all!

Well placed for a trip into San Gimignano by car - the views on the approach into town were amazing. The owners kindly sorted restaurant reservations for us and the restaurant gave us a discount because of it!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited Hotel Vecchio Asilo for 4 nights, for our honeymoon. It is an adorable small hotel in a beautiful part of Tuscany, and the hosts, Stefania and Elio, are absolutely wonderful people! They are extremely kind, and helped us immeasurably. They are extremely kind and thoughtful - Stefania baked my husband a small and very delicious birthday cake, when Elio, her husband, noticed from my husband's passport that it was his birthday! They recommended a wonderful restaurant in the neighboring village, helped us with bus and train schedules, told us of a great nearby town to visit and gave us considerate help and service at every opportunity. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a lovely and romantic Tuscan bed and breakfast!

Sincerely, Vittoria i Gianni

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room, that way you can have views of both the town and the hills. :)
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed with Elio and Stefania in late May/early June. I can't say enough about the service we received. The rooms were charming, the views spectacular, but by far the service and hospitality were the best thing about the hotel. Elio went above and beyond to recommend cities to see, restaurants, and routes. Every morning he served us the most delightful breakfast, all homemade by him and his wife Stefania. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and will stay there again when we return to Tuscany and San Gimignano.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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 June 14, 2014

My wife and I stayed at this hotel while traveling by car through the San Gimignano area. The hotel is a converted farmhouse, and before that it was a watchtower for San Gimignano in the 12th century. I chose this hotel based on other recommendations that said that Elio provided excellent information on places to visit. This was certainly true as he recommended Volterra and Monteriggioni, a hill town that has a population of 42 people! Elio also recommended a nearby restaurant in Santa Lucia and it was the best meal we had in Italy. Elio and Stefania are the proprietors, and serve an excellent breakfast. Stefania does most of the cooking and makes a creative fruit plate, with thinly sliced fruits laid out in a wonderful manner. Having visited Venice, Florence, Assisi, and Rome, this hotel was our favorite. Surprisingly, the hotel is rated only 1-star (I have no idea why), and my wife and I liked it much more than the 3- and 4-star hotels we stayed at. That's probably due to the person attention by Elio and Stefania. Everything was fine and in good order. We shared a bottle of wine in one of the garden areas, overlooking Tuscany. I would definitely come here again. It's a great value.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Six of us stayed at this hotel whilst travelling from around the San Gimignano area. Elio and Stefania were the perfect hosts helping with bags, giving info about the hotel and giving us recommendations for dinner in S.G. Elio's breakfast was amazing, along with Stefania's home baked cakes. My 4 year old decided he only wanted to eat strawberries and Elio wasted no time getting an extra bowl for him, perfectly presented as the rest of the breakfast. So full, most of us didn't have lunch that day!

Our room was the quadruple room, which was perfect for us with two small children. Loads of room and a good sized shower room. Not much of a view from the windows, but then we weren't in the hotel for long! Good space for parking, which was a necessity for us as we were in a people carrier which is not the easiest to park in Italy. A little bit of a drive to S.G, but then again you get the best views when you are driving towards it.

If we are in the area again we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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White Rock, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Hotel Vecchio Asilo was a wonderful find for us on our recent trip to Tuscany. This is a hotel with a personal touch. It is conveniently located a short 10 minute drive to San Gimignano - a very unique hill-top town that is a must see for any visit to Tuscany. Elio, the owner, is a wealth of information and recommendations that he loves to share.

We had a lovely, bright and airy room with a comfie king-sized bed with views over miles of vineyards. Our room even had a freshly picked bouquet of flowers from the owner's garden - very nice touch. It was very quiet at night which aided in a great night's sleep. The hotel had a fridge with beverages including wine, beer, water, pop etc. that are available to purchase on an honor system. Guests also have access to the breakfast room for necessary glasses, wine glasses etc. and a beautiful garden area with a view where you can enjoy a glass of wine.

It seems that Elio is most well-known for his breakfasts and so he should be. They were amazing. Lots of variety, all home cooked with home-made cakes as well. There was nothing left to want. Our only regret is that we didn't have longer than 2 nights to stay there.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ulignano
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Vecchio Asilo 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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