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Hotel Leon Bianco
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza della Cisterna, 13, 53073 San Gimignano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 32 hotels in San Gimignano
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32 hotel reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This place was fabulous in many ways, first you can not beat the location, right in San Gimignano's old square. Everything is an easy walk from here, plus this area is great for day trips. The room was older but well kept. The view of the square was lovely, breakfast was very good with lots of options. This was our favorite spot, the town is very charming.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear Brady,

thank you for this good review! Your comments are very helpful for our works, because you point out our best location and the easiness of organizing trip in the area, for this reason we thank you for your kindness, and we are glad that you have enjoyed your stay at Leon Bianco.

warmest regards from all the staff!
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is the place to do it! Excellent breakfast, great staff, knowledgeable in English and other languages. Double windows ensure that your nights and mornings are quiet, historic environment, memorable experience, true old world.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Dear Romy,

thank you for your lovely review!

We are happy that you have enjoyed fully the ancient and warm athmosphere of San Gimignano and of our Hotel, your words describe as better as possible what we would like to pass with our job....

thank you again from all the staff!
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

the hotel is in the main square of the beautiful san gimignano. the rooms are lovely, warm and with a realt nice bathroom. the view is splendid, and in the morning breakfast is served on the terrace, which allows you to enjoy the view even more.
totally recommended.

Room Tip: the rooms with view may be a little more pricy, but they are totally worth it.
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  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Responsabile reception at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Giulia,

thank you very much for your lovely review and for all your compliments, we are happy that you have spent funny days at the Hotel Leon Bianco,

We hope to see you again here!

Warmest regards
all the staff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We spent five nights in historic San Gimignano, in this perfectly located hotel on the Piazza della Cisterna. The hotel is comfortable, good value and the staff were helpful and friendly. Hotel Leon Bianco serves a good breakfast but does not have a restaurant per se, nor a bar. There is a bar next door, but it closes at 8pm each evening and by then there are no bars left open in San Gimignano! The town of San Gimignano itself is a breathtaking piece of medieval architecture and attracts coachloads of tourists from early in the morning, however by 7 in the evening they are all gone and the town closes down, except for a few restaurants.
Although one can drive into the centre of the town to the hotel and unload one´s luggage, parking is a bit convoluted, but the staff patiently explain how the system works.
The only complaint I would have about our room (29) was that there was a very poor WiFi connection.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear Mrs Lis,

thank you very much for your review and for you generous opinion!
San Gimignano is a wonderful town, and the countryside around too, and Hotel Leon Bianco has the luck to be in the hearth of this jewell.
I agree with you, in low season San Gimignano is a little boring especially in the evening when all bars close, luckely this period is quite short, then the activities open and they run till late evening. Regarding WiFi, we are sorry that the connection was poor, sometimes it can happen.
Thank you, and we hope to can host you again in the future,

Best regards,
The staff of Leon Bianco
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26 hotel reviews
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

I didn't have a car when I got here, so I had to drag my suitcase & carry on backpack up the road & across the piazza which is also up but it was worth it when I walked in my room & opened the window & saw the view! Ahh Tuscany, you are beautiful!
The hotel room was super clean & I also saw 2 other rooms since I was there with friends, their rooms were great too, they had a view of the square as well as the valley. The wifi was better near the breakfast area where my room was, I heard my friends' rooms that the wifi was a little weak.
The restaurant right outside is great for drinks & snacks but there are so many other good restaurants nearby that I wouldn't eat dinner there.
Definitely would say at this hotel again if I returned to San Gimignano

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear Mrs Lyb,

thank you very much for your very nice review, we are glad that your stay by Hotel Leon Bianco has been satisfying for you and for your friends! Visit San Gimignano is a step back in time, and when you arrive the first time is always a breathtaking sight!Thank you again, and we really hope to can accomodate you again in the future and we send our best regards,

all the staff
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My wife and I visited San Gimignano for one night and were fortunate to stay in this hotel. The hotel was clean, spacious and with great views of Piazza della Cisterna and San Gimignano. The breakfast in the morning was great. We highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear Mr Ulrich,

what a nice review! We thank you very much, your opinions are all positives and we hope to always meet the expectations of our clients as we have done with you, thanks also for having recommended our hotel to all readers of tripadvisor,

thanks again from all the staff!
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5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

My husband and I, to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, decided to backpack thru Tuscany (Lonely Planet Medieval Hills trek). Hotel Leon Bianco was a lovely site to see as we (haltingly) climbed the last hill into the heart of the city. Our room was generously sized with an absolutely gorgeous view of the surrounding countryside. The breakfast buffet selection was very large, too.

  • Stayed March 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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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Andrea,

thank you for your review and for spending time on express your positive opinions about our hotel (especially regarding the beautiful views) and our service, you have been really kind! And for your anniversary you have choosen a really beautiful and romantic town.
We hope to see you again to the hotel Leon Bianco,

warmest regards

all the staff
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Address: Piazza della Cisterna, 13, 53073 San Gimignano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Gimignano
#6 Family Hotel in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Leon Bianco 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A holiday at Hotel Leon Bianco, ancient hotel run by the same family for more than thirty years, is a step back in time: it is located in one of the most beautiful squares of the historical center, Piazza della Cisterna, inside an ancient palace surrounded by majestic towers of the Middle Ages.The Leon Bianco has maintained the fascination of its ancient origins: the simplicity that binds to the taste and to a warm welcome.Guests staying at the hotel Leon Bianco enjoys the best location, right in the heart of the historic center, to revive the atmosphere of the medieval village and to be able to explore San Gimignano, its typical little streets, the beautiful fortress of Montestaffoli, and all the wonders that this town offers then, he is in the position to visit the most important cities of Tuscany.At dispousal of our guests also a jacuzzi 5 sitz in the terrace, a fitness and a billiard rooms. ... more   less 
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