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La Cisterna Hotel
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in San Gimignano
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

You can't get a better location in this town. The hotel is directly on the main plaza and easy walking distance to everywhere. The room was neat and clean however not all the rooms have a view particularly the lower priced rooms. If you want a view pay the extra for a room upgrade. The staff were ok.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2012

This hotel is wonderfully situated in the center of this historic town. We spent a little extra to have a room on the top floor with a balcony and views of both the square and vineyards and well this was great the hotel falls short in a few areas. The front reception staff wasn't especially friendly (a bit lazy) and our room had tons of dead flies in the bathroom...gross. Plus, the elevator only goes to the second floor which makes for a lot of lugging if you don't travel light.
All in all it was just okay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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South Carolina
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342 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2012

The Hotel is located directly facing the cistern on one of two main squares in San Gimignano. You can drive right up to the front door to unload luggage prior to parking. Unlike other small towns it is an easy almost straight shot on the drive into the wall and old town. I found the staff very accomadating and helpful. My room was a single a not real fancy but was clean and adequate. I ate at the Hotel for dinner and found the restaurant to be excellent. The Interior was neat and the view was to die for. The breakfast was also all you could eat and ask for.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2012

We paid for a superior room and weren't disappointed. The room (number 64) was spacious with a lovely bathroom. The view from the window was spectacular, looking out over the surrounding countryside. It is such a popular view that many people stop along the path below for photos, which actually made the room rather noisy with the window open (small price to pay!). The hotel is in a great position too for exploring the rest of the town and just behind it is the great restaurant Dulcisinfundo, which makes for an excellent evening out as you just pop around the corner for a wonderful meal. Breakfast is served in their dining room, again with sweeping views of the valley below.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stayed in La Cisterna with a tour group that had reserved a block of rooms. The hotel is in the historic center, very well located for exploratory walks of this beautiful town, and just across the square from The World's Best Gelato, and the competing World Champion Gelato. But we drew the short straw, and our room was dark, cramped, poorly lighted and a bit depressing. It was directly over the square, so it was not possible to keep the windows open to get fresh air if we wanted to shut out the noise. The breakfast room is bright and spacious with a panoramic view, and the selection of food is fine (as long as you aren't hoping for bacon and eggs, which after nearly two weeks in Italy we were not), but there is virtually no service, and bad coffee comes from a machine. Some members of our tour group had larger rooms with a view of the valley, so their experience was better. The staff members at the reception desk were rather indifferent.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Grand Manan, Canada
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

We drew the long straw for our room here, with 2 windows and a balcony overlooking the valley. Others in our group had smaller, darker rooms. Clean room and bathroom, adequate breakfast, but machine-made cappuchino. Fresh cappuchino was not offered but could be gotten by special request. Our TV did not work, and WiFi was iffy. However, the location couldn't be better if you want to spend some time in this lovely little town, especially on the back streets away from the crowds.

Room Tip: Ask for a room off the piazza, with a balcony.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2012

staff very helpful for directions maps etc
excellent bed and shower
the room was immaculate and commenting on the rug in the hallway I saw it being cleaned during our stay

my only gripe was the wifi was not user friendly, took along time to get onto, once on it didnt like hotmail but could get on with perseverance and we couldnt get onto amazon ebay or paypal to do business, and easily knocked off did test one s patience!!


breakfast as a continental was ok, improvements could be fresh fruit salad instead of tinned and boiled eggs

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Cisterna Hotel
Address: Piazza Della Cisterna 23, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Cisterna Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Cisterna Hotel, located in the earth of San Gimignano, is the right place to be close to the main attractions and to the little shops of the main street. The elegance and simplicity of the furniture is combined with discretion with all modern comforts, a harmonious fusion of past and future. The family's commitment has always been to welcome its guest with hospitality and professionalism. Comfortable rooms with air conditioning, TVsat, mini fridge, hairdryer, safe and Wi-Fi Internet. Buffet breakfast with gluten free products . ... more   less 
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Hotel La Cisterna
La Cisterna San Gimignano
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