Most of the stars in this rating comes from the fact that the hotel is in the old town, and thus very walkable to the (few) attractions. If you are taking the Sita bus to San Gimignano, note that this hotel is at the farthest end of the town from the main gate that the bus drops off at, which is a 10-15 min walk with luggage, uphill and back down over cobblestone streets. It's wasn't too difficult for us, but can be a little hard for some. Without luggage, you can walk through the town's main street between 5 - 10 min if you don't stop and browse the many cute shops.
We booked one of the less expensive rooms (but not the lowest category) and were put on the 1st floor (which is the 2nd floor in US terms) in a room with two small windows (pretty obstructed by the heavy shutters and plants) to the courtyard. Don't plan on seeing much through the windows. The room is dark. I wonder what the lowest room category is like. Maybe it only has 1 window.
The room was quite basic but reasonably large and acceptable. The bed was quite hard (for a side sleeper), as we're the pillows. The toilet flushing is a bit alarming because it starts out normal, then makes a very loud vortex ting sound that never ceased to surprise me. The shower is not completely enclosed, so keeping the water in the tub was a little difficult. We found that at night, we could hear flushing and showering from upstairs rooms, but overall it wasn't too disruptive, just unusual.
Next time, I might try another place. Rate was about 130 Euros per night (booked for late Oct 2012, after the high season), including the city tax. Includes breakfast, but nothing particularly special about it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The stylish hotel in San Gimignano. Located in a superbly renovated historic building within the ancient walls of the medieval town, L’Antico Pozzo is the perfect backdrop for art lovers and travelers looking for sober and refined elegance. The peaceful and inspiring atmosphere of the hotel reflects the incomparable charm of the town that surrounds it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel L'Antico Pozzo San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany
- l Antico Pozzo Hotel