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“Wounderful service and the view is great” 5 of 5 stars
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Il Giglio Hotel and Restaurant
Via S. Saloni 5, 53024 Montalcino, Italy   |  
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Ranked #4 of 13 hotels in Montalcino
Stockholm, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wounderful service and the view is great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We had dinner here and a young lady helped us which choosing courses and matching wine, a work that she managed in a splendid way. The starters, pasta, main course and above all, the cheeses where perfect! Try to get a table near the window, the view is very beautiful. The best restaurant in Montalcino in my opinion!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beaufort,SC
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Spent one night and was offered a room in the main part of the Hotel, or one of two apartments about 50 meters away in a separate building. The apartment is really 4 circle's worth, but because of how tough it is to get your luggage there I would speculate other reviews might not be as generous on overall rating. You cannot park at the front door. Steep cobblestone alley way and lots of steps to the apartment. I simply unpacked what I needed for the night and parked the car in the public area. Not a problem. If you are elderly and have a tough time with stairs or climbing, stay in the Hotel. The son, Michele speaks very fluent English, studied at Berkley, and would answer any questions you might have.

Apartment was very comfortable, warm,.spacious, well appointed - with good hot water and plenty of volume for a shower (no tub). Well thought out IKEA kitchen, and there is a washing machine if you can figure out the cycles... caution, there is no dryer!

I reserved the other one BR apartment but the couple decided to stay another night, so Michele and his mother offered me the larger apartment for the same price. The Hotel room they offered was small in comparison, but a panoramic view of the Val d'Orcia. For the difference in nightly rate, I chose the apartment. They are in the process of adding another apartment; it was under construction. Based on what I experienced, I'm quite sure the additionaly apartment will be just as nice as the one I stayed in.

Did not do breakfast (8 Euros), but a deal compared to most. Beautiful setting along panoramic windows for morning coffee and Prima Colazione. The owners are cordial, polite, and very business like. But in defense of most businesses in Montalcino, the owners were no different than most. Montalcino is not the friendliest or easiest place to visit. Brunello is good, but compared to Chianti Riservas, the merchants in Montalcino should at least try to be friendlier.

Il Giglio Hotel Lobby has a very inviting atmosphere with a wonderful fireplace. One small log at a time in Italy seems to be the norm. Had there been three logs, would have camped out for a bottle of wine, cheese and or Bruschetta. Had it been offered. would have been glad to pay and imbibe. Michele, when asked, did bring a glass of wine - complimentary with the breadsticks of the area. Very nice touch...

Good accommodations, apartment was very good value for the stay - but Hotel room was pricey for what was offered. They have a restaurant, but did not eat there. Went down the alley way (to the right and on the right about 300 M) and ate a very good restaurant. Great pizza and salad Very reasonable. For coffee in the morning go to the Piazza and visit Cafe Leggio. Owner is very nice, smiles immediately and welcomes you regardless of where you are from. I walked out and forgot to pay, returned and reminded her in my broken Italian of the mistake - she laughed and said no problem, and graciously served me another Macchiatto. This time I paid, bought several items and really dont think she charged me for the first one. She and her friend sat next to me at the restaurant the night before and I remember them smiling and saying Buona Sera as they left the dinner table. Small world as she greeted me the next morning with Buon Giorno. Cafe Leggio is a must for coffee. Locals meet in the morning for town gossip and politics. Fun and interesting.

Room Tip: IF you can handle the steps, the apartment is the way to go for space and value.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This B&B is located in the heart of the small town of Montalcino. It was great for walking around and exploring the whole town. The B&B itself is all stairs like most places in Italy with no elevator so travel light. The room was rustic Tuscano style with basic amenities and great toiletries. Breakfast was also generous and quite tasty. The free valet parking was a pleasant surprise. The location of this little B&B is really the best part about it and the price is pretty reasonable for Europe.

We had mixed feelings about the service which is why I gave it 4/5 rating. If I had written this review during the stay I might have considered a 3/5 rating. The odd couple that runs the place can be unpleasant by customer service standards. We had dinner here one night and the food was ok. We had maybe one glass of wine left in our bottle from our day trip and was told rather rudely we cannot drink it in the restaurant. Honestly, we would not have been offended if told nicely that they do not allow you to bring your own wines. Part of the mixed feelings comes from this dining experience. FYI The pizza place down the street is fabulous and we were able to enjoy a whole bottle of wine there. To be balanced in my criticism, we were rather happy that they were able to let us come a day earlier than planned.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay in the city and the location of this B&B was great. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Arrived there on the day of floods. Cosy and rustic room. Everything worked out well for us and the owner ( the husband) went out of his way to assist us. Breakfast was good. Centrally located and well worth the rates.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Eagan, Minnesota
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We stayed one night during a two-week cycling trip through Tuscany and felt this hotel was one of the better. We stayed in the B&B rooms down the street from the hotel. Our room was very quiet and comfortable. We did use the hotel lobby and Wi-fi. Breakfast was the best of all the accommodations we stayed at during our trip. All in all, a greatplace to stay.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seabright
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Everything was wonderful. The room was cozy with a lovely view of the Tuscan valley. Everything was fabulous. It simply felt beautiful here through the entire hotel, the family/staff were incredible. Breakfast was awesome. Happy happy and totally recommend! We were sad to leave.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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pamdaugavietis
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We loved our five-night stay at Il Giglio in Montalcino for numerous reasons including comfort, cleanliness, convenient location, quiet charm, congeniality and helpfulness of the owners and staff, and the delicious meals. What more could one want? We will hopefully return to stay there again someday. A memorable and totally pleasurable experience.

Room Tip: We were in room #1 and had a balcony and fantastic view of Montalcino, including magnificent sunrise...
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  • Stayed September 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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Also Known As:
Il Giglio Hotel
Il Giglio Montalcino
Address: Via S. Saloni 5, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Montalcino
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Montalcino
#4 Romantic Hotel in Montalcino
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