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“A wonderful place to stay!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Vecchio Asilo
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ulignano
Certificate of Excellence
Winchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to stay!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Four of us have just spent 8 days at Hotel Vecchio Asilo and had a truly wonderful time - thanks to the outstanding hospitality from Elio & Stefania. Gave us plenty of beautiful places to visit and also supplied delicious breakfasts - Stefania's chocolate cake is a wonder to behold and eat!! We have just returned and the weather has been great. They recommended good restaurants too. Look forward to returning to Tuscany which has breathtaking scenery and superb places to visit. My friend found this delightful place to stay on Tripadvisor. It is well worth a visit.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jlhgrandchildren
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Western Australia, Australia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights in November and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to visit San Gimignano, Siena, or the Chianti wine area. We found the location perfect. Free parking and a room overlooking the vineyards. San Gimignano is only 6 km away and it is a pretty drive. Although there is no restaurants in Ulignano, 3 km away there is a small town (Vic D'elsa) with a nice restaurant/pizzeria (Vico Furbo, free parking in the town just ask Elio) if you can't be bothered driving into San Gimignano. There are also several close by (within 3 km) agrotourismos which offer beautiful traditional Tuscan treats at a good price.
We arrived 2 hours before check in but were greeted warmly and our room was quickly made available after a 10 minute stroll through the town. We were really happy with our room, it was large, clean and comfortable with a hot and high pressured shower.
The owners were extremely helpful and kind. Elio helped us with everything from directions and parking to restaurant and winery recommendations.
Finally, the breakfast was amazing, Fresh delicious home made cakes, coffee to order, a fruit platter, pizza, meat and cheese, cereal, toast, yoghurt....no need for lunch!
Can't wait to visit again, thanks for everything!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The owner was very kind in giving us several suggestion and tips on what to do while we were staying at Vecchio Asilo. They suggested great restaurants and sightseeings.
He and his family were very sweet by preparing a lovely and delicate breakfast.
Our room was simple, but in the past it was an old clock tower and was very exciting to stay there.
I highly recommend this hotel!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mpellicano
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Hermosa Beach, California
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39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Elio & Stefania go above & beyond to ensure their guests comfort. The rooms are pleasant & are in an historic building with spectacular views. The breakfast is special with freshly baked cakes, beautifully arranged fruit plates, Elio's own olive oil & red sauce.
Excellent suggestions for dining, winery visits & touring.
Elio even chauffered us to dinner & the train.
There is a lovely garden area to enjoy the sunsets.
It all comes back to the innkeepers care & kindness which was exceptional.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank nomorebadfood
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were very happy with this Hotel. It is like a small B&B and felt like being at home. Service was amazing and they really go out of their way to look after you and give you lots of information about the local area. Parking is on the street but this was never a problem. Extra pillows were given on request as well as maps for San Gimignano and recommondations of restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ClareM83
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Calgary, Alberta
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Some of the nicest people you will ever meet run this beautiful little hotel. Elio and Stefania were willing to help in any way they could to ensure our stay was excellent. The communication prior to the trip was very helpful and they also recommended a cooking class at an Agriturismo close to the hotel. The class was fantastic. Each morning, Elio recommended towns to visit and activities, which made our time in Tuscany both relaxing and fun. One thing I must talk about is the breakfasts. As I am sure you will read over and over again, the breakfast each morning was amazing. Course after course of pastries, yogurt, bread/cheese/meat, coffee of your choice, and the amazing works of art fruit plates. Elio and Stefania live with their family on the second floor. You wouldn’t even know they are there. As soon as you ring the service bell you would here Elio or Stefania rushing downstairs to assist you in any way.

Pros
Breakfast is something we looked forward to everyday
Room lots of space and clean
Location close enough to the sights of Tuscany but not in a tourist area

Con
We were in room #1, which is the corner of the building beside the road. I am not sure if the street noise was better in other rooms but it could be a little loud at times.

I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a beautiful experience away from the hustle of the cities. The food was amazing and it is only a short drive from Firenze, about 1 hour. San Gimignano was also just a short distance away where you can stroll through an old historic town with beautiful shops and restaurants. You need a car while here… I am sure the buses could get your around however, to enjoy your time here… rent a car.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TimJ_18
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stayed here for three nights in October. We could not have been more pleased with our hosts and our stay. The property is charming -- our room was quite large, and we loved sitting out in the garden with a bottle of wine, some cheese and meats we'd purchased for a light evening meal. The room was SO quiet, and the bed was really comfortable -- and the price was great!!

Elio could not have been a more gracious host. His restaurant recommendations in San Gimignano and Volterra were outstanding. He had great recommendations for touring the countryside, and we were so grateful when he suggested we alter one of our day's plans so that we would end up taking the autostrada in the evening as opposed to winding roads in the dark.

We also loved how relaxed Elio is. Breakfast, as he puts it, is from "8 until whenever...I hate being on a schedule on holiday, so I don't want my guests to be rushed either." And it was true -- he was available whenever for whatever we needed. He even went so far as to run around after we left figuring out how to ship wine and olive oil for us. Completely above and beyond what was needed!

We loved our homemade breakfasts -- a different cake made by Stefania each day, and she even gave us the recipes. So delicious! And a different treat from Elio each breakfast -- homemade pizzas, bruschetta and other treats. We felt spoiled and relaxed.

Thank you for the wonderful stay -- we can't wait to come back!

--Kimberly and Brent

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kim C
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Property: Hotel Vecchio Asilo
Address: Via delle Torri 4 | Ulignano, 53037 Ulignano, San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano > Ulignano
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ulignano
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Vecchio Asilo 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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