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Hotel Vecchio Asilo
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ulignano
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Calgary
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38 reviews
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“Wonderful country hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2011

A delightful country hotel set in the quiet village of Uglignano. The room was generous in size and the bathroom more than adequate. The view over the vineyards was wonderful!
The owner Guido is gracious, helpful and hospitable – he went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and recommended great and inexpensive restaurants in the area for us to eat at (there are no restaurants in the village so you do need to drive for meals unless you pick up provisions in the small supermarket down the road and eat in the hotel). The hotel is only 7km from San Gimignano so this is a great base from which to explore the sights.
Breakfasts were original, thoughtful and delicious with home-made cakes and toasted treats (different every day).
Truly a unique and special place to spend a few days!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2011

Guido is a warm, funny, sweet man. The hotel is delightful, the breakfasts superb, the view of the Tuscan countryside breathtaking. It is a short 7 Km drive to San Gimignano, but to have a purely relaxed evening, simply pick up some bread, cheese and tomatoes, and buy a bottle (or two) of wine from Guido, and watch the sun set over the Tuscan hills. If you can have a better time in Italy (or anywhere else) please let me know! I have stayed many special places. This is most certainly among that number.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2011

We booked 4 nights at this hotel based on some of the previous reviews here on Trip Advisor. Given the glowing comments, we were expecting quite a good hotel. Well the reviews on here do not do the hotel and especially the host, Guido, justice.

Guido bent over backwards to assist, from organising great restaurants to eat (even to the point of talking to them over the phone to clarify what we wanted to order) providing great local knowledge to where to go and what to see, providing excellent breakfasts (including home made cake the way nonna used to) and just being an overall excellent host. He was always there when you needed but never in the way.

The hotel itself, is a typical italian cottage, with the most amazing views of the vineyards!!! The rooms were well sized, had central heating, good bathroom facilities and most importantly were very clean. The hotel also had a terrace overlooking the vineyards which was a great place just to sit, relax and watch the sun set. We had high expectations and this exceeded them

Guido, thanks so much for a great stay. We hope to be back soon, very soon :)

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2011

We decided to stay here after reading many of the glowing reviews. I was so happy that they are all spot on, especially about the rooms and above all the service you can expect from Guido, the face of the family business.

He will bend over backwards to make your stay perfect, helping us plan what to do each day and providing information and maps as we needed them. Such a nice guy, and he is the heart of the hotel. Breakfast is fantastic with displays of sliced fruit and different Italian cake. The little pizza things he makes are awesome, my girlfriend kept stealing them from me!

If you're exploring Tuscany by car, this is the absolute perfect place for you to stay. Location is very central, and we explored Sienna, Volterra, Florence, Pisa and Vinci, with the hotel being quite central to all. Lots of places to eat in San Gimignano which is a 5-10min drive and parking was easy.

If you're thinking of a holiday in tuscany and looking for a place to stay, just come here.

Thanks Guido!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2011

Vecchio Asilo is a family business - it si located in a very quiet location beside wineyards only a few miles away from San Gimignano. From there you easily can visit Florence and Siena. It has only 5 or 6 spacious rooms furnished in classical italian style - all perfectly clean and with all necessary gear. It is managed by Guido, a perfect host who besides his warmness and hospitality is a good cook. Breakfasts are abundant and everyday you get to taste a different Italian cake. I stayed with my wife end of september 2010 and can only recommend it on. You get more than expected for a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2011

It was the service that made our stay so wonderful. Guido, the owner, was truly at your service. The rooms were roomy, clean, and comfortable. The setting was very picturesque. Breakfast each morning was an event. He helped us explore the area with great tips, good maps, and sound advice. We used his dinner recommendations and were never disappointed. It is near San Gimignano but you do need a car to get around.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2010

We spent the first five nights of our Tuscan holiday here. Opening the bedroom curtains on the first morning it seemed as if we were in the middle of a painting of Tuscany. From then on, it got even better. The breakfasts, Guido's recommendations for sightseeing and dining, and the superb accomodation could not have been better. We tried to stay longer but Guido and his family were closing the hotel briefly for a well deserved rest. We will definitly go back.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Vecchio Asilo
Address: Via delle Torri 4 | Ulignano, 53037 Ulignano, San Gimignano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano > Ulignano
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Vecchio Asilo 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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