When I originally booked this B&B I chose to ignore the comments made by other TripAdvisor reviewers thinking that people were being a bit picky. Not the case.
I booked this accommodation for three nights. Prior to arriving at the B&B I received an email requesting that I reply to let them know our arrival time. I did reply to this email but upon arrival, there was no one there to greet us. My husband and I tried numerous times to contact the owner by telephone with many unanswered calls, a few answered calls where we were hung up on and eventually one call that was answered.
Neither my husband nor I speak Italian and the person on the other end spoke no English but after quite a while on the phone we were able to indicate that we were at the B&B waiting to get in.
About half an hour later a very nice young woman arrived on a motor scooter to let us in. Again there was a language barrier but we all managed to get across all that was needed.
We were placed in a lovely room on street level and it was indicated that we had a key and full use of the shared kitchen upstairs. It was also made clear that there would be no breakfast made available during our stay - we were on our own. The closest place to buy any supplies was in San Gimingano which was about 6 kms away, so off we went for supplies.
So, in effect we were not staying in a B&B but in a B&noB.
Our rooms were made up each morning in a substandard manner, the towels were threadbare, the shower sprayed out onto the floor and had nowhere to go except into big puddles.
It is really a shame that this B&B is not well run as it could be a delightful place to spend a few days.
I would not recommend this establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the countryside sorrounding San Gimignano, "Antica Dimora", notified as historical and monumental residence, offers to its own guests the opportunity of staying with complete relax and comfort in rooms/suite/apartments furnished with antiques,canopy beds and precious fabrics. Of common use is a wide lounge with tuscan fireplace,equipped kitchen,table chairs and armchairs. Parking reserved to our guests in front of our house. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Antica Dimora San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany