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“Heaven Tuscan style!” 5 of 5 stars
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Antico Borgo il Cardino
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Loc Il Cardino 35/C, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 63 San Gimignano B&B and Inns
Aiken, South Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Heaven Tuscan style!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

What a fabulous B & B - from the dramatic hilltop view of San Gimignano, to the beautiful and spacious rooms, yes, including the shower (a spacious and tiled shower is a rarity in Italy), this is one place I'd stay at again and again. I can't tell you how many spectacular pictures we got of the beautiful flowered arch and the pool.

Alex, Leandro, and Thomas took such special care of us, they are all delightful. Thank you so much for your kindness!!

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

Antico Borgo il Cardino is very well located, in the middle of Tuscany, not far from San Gimignano. The staff is very friendly, our (superior) room was big, clean, and with a nice terrace. Rather big swimming pool, very clean. Good breakfast buffet. In general very good value for money. Loved everything about this place ...

  • Stayed June 2010, 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
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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

This place is adorable. Great welcome, friendly staff, nice room and incredible view over San Gimignano which is 15 minutes far. We highly recommend this place to anyone looking for something quite, familiar, good value and perfectly located to visit the area and rest. Unfortunately we did not have the chance to try the swimming pool as it was raining all the time but will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

My spouse and I stayed here for our honeymoon and loved it. The staff were very friendly and were willing to give us suggestions of what to do in the area. The views from the hotel were fantastic overlooking the hills of Tuscany. The room was clean and comfortable. The location of this hotel is central to many Tuscan hill towns and in between Florence and Siena, so it was easy to get to different locations. We would love to come back and stay again!

  • Stayed May 2010, 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
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

I think the adage "you get what you pay for" accurately describes Antico Borgo. This place is a GREAT value (read: cheap). So, for the money, they do a great job. The room was clean and good sized, bathroom was big, they do a great breakfast and the terrace, pool, grounds and the view were wonderful. I did find the room a bit dark, but as we only stayed one night, it wasn't a big deal. Very close to San Gimignano and 25 mins to Siena, so it's a great base for sightseeing in this area.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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colchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2008

This was a welcoming, comfotable and well-sited place to stay. Our hosts and the staff were helpful and friendly. Beds and breakfast were fine. Bedrooms were built to be cool, even without the air conditioning. The swimming pool was a delight, surrounded by lavender and broom and beautifully clean. There was a view of San Giminagno on the hills above fields of vines. It was an easy journey to Siena and Volterra and a wonderful drive through the Chianti hills to Arezzo. Smaller towns nearby were also worth visiting. Our party of two British and two Italians would recommend this agriturismo.

Stayed July 2008
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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2007

My husband and i stayed for 4 nights at the end of July 07 and really loved this little place. The owners are friendly and provided a personal service. The room we stayed in was a Superieor with Panoramic View and we paid a little extra for it but it was well worth it. The room and bathroom had been recently refurbished to a lovely standard. The breakfast was plentiful. The views across the rolling hills of Tuscany were to die for and we loved the pool - a great size positioned at a lower level away from the house and was an ideal respite for an afternoon's sunbathing - views were great! We really loved this little place and would recommend it to anyone.

Stayed July 2007
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Address: Loc Il Cardino 35/C, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Antico Borgo il Cardino 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you wish to enjoy a holiday in Tuscany, nearby San Gimignano, with all the comforts and friendliness that this land is famous for all over the world, choose Antico Borgo il Cardino and you'll find this and much more.Antico Borgo il Cardino is on the top of a panoramic hill and it has been recently restored to offer 8 comfortable rooms and 2 apartments furnished in typical tuscan style. ... more   less 
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