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“We couldn't have asked for more” 5 of 5 stars
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Castello di Fulignano
4.0 of 5 Castle   |   Loc Casaglia, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“We couldn't have asked for more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Although the facade of this Castello wasn't the most beautiful, that's where the shortcomings stopped. The rooms were big and beautiful, the rolling hills around the hotel were such a stunning view and very quintessential Tuscany - and to top it all off the view of San Gimi on top of the hill. We woke up every morning and went for walks around the hills, through olive trees and orchards. The pool was stunning during the day but even more beautiful as the sun was setting with a few wines. It was also the perfect base - very close to San Gimi where we often went to shop, grab some gelato or dine, but also close enough to do a day trip in Chianti and visit some wineries. The restaurant on the property was also great for dinner! I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You cannot get better ! This is an oasis of beauty, in a five star complex.
There is so much to do here, even when the weather is less than perfect,
you can visit the wineries, you can visit the fantastic Designer Outlet outside
Florence. You can walk and take in the rolling hills of Tuscany, whilst admiring
the beautiful sunflowers and vineyards.
Best of all, stop and experience the beauty of Castello di Fulignano and the fantastic
service from Sylvia and Francesco

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Silvia F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello di Fulignano, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Hello,

we'd like to thank you so much for your very kind and rewarding words.


We look forward to seeing you at Fulignano again!



All the best



Silvia Festini Capello
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was our second stay at Castello and we look forward to returning in 2015. Our room overlooked a valley of vineyards and olive groves as well as a beautiful view of San Gimignano and its towers. We also recommended the place to friends. Note their comments under "Live a Little" Silvia, the manager, goes out of her way to make your stay perfect and she has great recommendations for other activities and places to visit. The restaurant is superb!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Silvia F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello di Fulignano, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thank you thank you thank you so much! We are so happy to share the beuty of Fulignano with our guests!


Come back , we look forward to welcoming you again!



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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Where to start with this place. My two dear friends hosted their wedding here and it was well worth the 30 hour flight. Every morning was like waking up in paradise inside a beautiful old castle with massive rooms and a view to die for. We had the castle to ourselves for the week before the wedding and it was the perfect place to just relax by the pool, enjoy the scenery, be treated to authentic dinners in the castle restaurant and to use it as a great base for day trips to local towns. I've never had a more relaxing time and could not think of a better place to recommend for travellers. This is a must for all travellers.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Silvia F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello di Fulignano, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thank you so much for yoru rewarding appreciation. See you again at Fulignano!



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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a completely charming place to stay with stunning views! The location is 15-20 minutes by car from San Gimignano, set in an especially pristine part of the lush, hilly Tuscan countryside. For tourists, first time driving directions were "tricky" so try to arrive during daylight hours. The pool and gardens are spotless and beautifully cared for; the private apartments are very comfortable for a longer stay with good beds, linens, kitchenette, and seating areas with comfortable chairs -- all housed within a tenth century castle. While breakfast fare for us was average at 10 euros/person (BUNN coffee maker and extra cost for espresso), dinners in the restaurant were wonderful in cuisine and setting, and seem to be a place for locals to gather. Staff members Sylvia, Maurizio and Tiziano were all extremely helpful and kind, great in speaking English, sharing information about the area and trying to make our six day stay more comfortable. Sylvia is generous with travel information, made calls for wine tasting reservations for us, and offered to help procure concert info, cooking classes, ec. We would definitely choose to stay here again and hope to! Wonderful time, very memorable -- bravi tutti!

Room Tip: Some rooms have views of San Gimignano; our did not but was beautiful also.
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  • Stayed June 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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Silvia F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello di Fulignano, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thank you so much for appreciating Castello di FUlignano.

We look forward to welcoming you here again!



Best regards




Silvia Festini Capello
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is my fourth time to "the Castle" as we refer to it. I found this on line 9 years ago (in 2005) and with a tiny web site and very little information, took a chance and stayed there for a week. It was one of the best trips I have ever taken. A few years later, myself and 22 friends rented the entire castle for ourselves. We did it again (a new group of 22) this year and each time I come, I bring new people who fall in love with it. Set in the heart of Tuscany, the website does not do it justice. Silvia, who manages the hotel is excellent and the rooms which have a full kitchen are terrific and a great bargain for a week in Tuscany. Don't miss this lovely gem.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Silvia F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello di Fulignano, responded to this review, June 28, 2014
Thank you so much for your nice words, it was a great pleasure to have you here again and to host your party, every time it's exciting and so rewarding to have guests coming from so far and appreciating this special place.
We are already looking forward to seeing you again (next year maybe) and organiza all sort of celebraion for you and your guests!


All the Best


Silvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Our daughter was married at Castello di Fulignano in April 2014. The setting, overlooking the Tuscan countryside and the spacious accommodation for all the guests made for a most memorable celebration. The Castello is ideally located allowing one to explore the many local sights and Tuscan towns including Lucca, Pisa, Siena and Florence. Silvia, the Manager was also a gem. She went above and beyond the call of duty, being able to answer any question put to her and solving any problem that happened along the way. One day Silvia booked a tour and lunch at a local winery for a party of ten of us and we thoroughly recommend that you also experience such an outing. Also, Silvia provided me with a letter,written in Italian, to take to a local dentist when I really needed assistance with a dentist who spoke no English. We would definitely advise you to consider staying at the Castello when next you plan a trip to Tuscany.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Silvia F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello di Fulignano, responded to this review, June 28, 2014
Dearest,

thank you so much for your very kind and rewarding appreciation. It was a great honour and priviledge for us to host and organize your daughter's wedding and to meet all of you.
I hope we will see you back to celebrate anniversaries or any other happy event.
All the best , looking forward to welcoming you here again.


Silvia
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Additional Information about Castello di Fulignano

Address: Loc Casaglia, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 103 Specialty Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Castello di Fulignano 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ancient castle, now a true Tuscan country mansion, perched on a hilltop overlooking the Tuscan hills and the famous towers of San Gimignano.Its 360° panoramic view offers the guests a vision of rare beauty. Enjoy history and nature in one of the most gorgeous place of Tuscany. Rooms and pool with a view. Breakfast included in rent price. Free arrival and departure days. Riding stable and bikes for rent in the nearby. Hiking paths. Wi-fi connection in common rooms. ... more   less 
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Castello Di Fulignano San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany

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