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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
The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Lovely hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed at this hotel during a wedding weekend recently and absolutely loved it. The whole atmosphere of the place is lovely, with old wooden and stone-caved furnishings and beautiful views of the Tuscan hills around. Rooms are perfectly sized, are very clean and have almost a cave-like feeling (in a good way). Breakfast was very good, with several choices of home-made cakes, pastries, local cheeses and sausages etc. Staff were helpful and took care of parking of our (very large) rental car. The only down-point for me was the hard mattress, although my partner found it nice. Location of the hotel is perfect, just a stones throw from the main square of the little town. Absolutely recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed at Giglio one night. Montalcino is very small, but it is lovely and worth a stop. If you do stop there, I highly recommend staying at Giglio. Based on other reviews, we requested room 1 and were not disappointed --the views are truly breathtaking. The room itself is small (but typical for Italy), but very cozy, well furnished and appointed and truly lovely. The terrace is gorgeous, with nice patio furniture, huge, blossoming hydrangeas and the best view I've ever seen.

We dined at the restaurant there and it was one of our very best meals in Italy. The food is outstanding (try the truffle pasta and the stuffed zucchini). We also really enjoyed speaking with the host (I believe he is the son who owns the hotel with his parents.) He was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine and graciously conversed with us in English.

I read the other reviews in which people complained that the hosts were unfriendly and/or rude. While they may not be as effusive as B&B hosts one encounters in this country, I found them to be perfectly pleasant and helpful. They booked a wine tasting at Poggio Antico for us (which I highly recommend --Danilo was a fantastic tour guide) and provided really wonderful accommodations.

Room Tip: Ask for room #1. The views are spectacular!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vineland, New Jersey
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10 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The first time we stayed here was about twenty years ago. We have returned several times with friends and both our daughters now have been there.
It is nice to have people remember you after so many years.
This is a beautiful part of Italy and a wonderful medium priced hotel to stay.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Robert and Lucilla have a lovely home and are the perfect hosts. Their home is beautifully decorated. Breakfasts are made with local eggs and cheese and Lucilla's home made jams. I guess the best part was my father was not feeling well and they were perfect hosts to him while we were encouraged to tour the area. They both were able to make restaurant suggestions for us and Robert has a wealth of information about the region USE HIM WHEN PLANNING YOUR ITINERARY! We look forward to a return trip to Italy with a homebase in Montalcino next time! I miss them already.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The hotel was great. The service lacked the friendliness I had elsewhere which was a shame, but they were pleasant. I was in the apartments, which were really good. The little touches made it really special. I think this is an expensive town to stay, and this was really good value for money. I also ate there one night which was very good.

Room Tip: I didn't see the rooms in the main building, but the apartments were excellent. Mine was above a...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Read in other reviews very positive things so decide to try it. Looking in trip advisor the average cost is between 70-100 euros a night in the hotel, we were charged 135 euros. This was the most expensive rate we paid in the six cities we have stayed in on our trip so far and has been the worst experience. The room and bathroom are fine in size and stocked with what you need. The bed has been the worst, extremely hard, uncomfortable, with a major roll to the middle. The walls have no soundproofing. We heard some kids laughing and screeching until late at night. At 10:30 someone started blasting the radio. The owners were very friendly to people they knew yet very rude to guests. Value for the money was not there at all. Frankly there is really no reason to go into the town at all. Nothing to do or see that is worth while. You are better off visiting the various wineries you will have a better experience. The wine stores in town are all owned by just a couple of people using different names on each store so the prices are very much the same and many charge for the tasting unless you buy. We bought plenty but would still suggest if you're on a tasting trip go to the separate wineries and enjoy the experience.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We loved this little boutique hotel! My wife said she felt like Rapunzel in her tower! Absolutely fabulous views, a comfortable room, and a warm and inviting reception area. Also, one of the best breakfasts we had on our trip. Regretfully, the restaurant was closed the first night of our arrival, and we opted for eating elsewhere the second night--wish we had tried the restaurant because it generally has very positive reviews. The staff was pleasant and accommodating but not overly warm, which seemed in keeping with our overall experience in Montalcino. We will definitely stay there again, but will reserve Room Number 1 well in advance, if it is available, since it is the only room with an outside terrace!

  • Stayed April 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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Address: Via S. Saloni 5, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Montalcino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 13 hotels in Montalcino
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