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“Relaxing on the hills of San Gimignano”
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Villasanpaolo
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
Santiago, Chile
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Relaxing on the hills of San Gimignano”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hotel was the perfect place to relax after a busy week touring Florence. It is perched on a hill just outside San Gimignano, thus enjoying the coolness and tranquility of the Tuscan countryside. The staff was very courteous and resourceful. I would rate it excellent, many seating areas around the hotel and outside, the swimming pool is a good size with an adjacent snack bar. Impeccable, and if you want to de stress you can spend time at the spa housed within the grounds of the hotel. Upon our departure the reception manager wished us a safe trip and gave us a complementary bottle of olive oil. What a lovely farewell gesture!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Luigi Z, Direttore at Villasanpaolo, responded to this review, February 1, 2015
dear Genita, our kindest gratitude for your stay at Villasanpaolo in summer 2014 ! and for your kindness in telling your experience and feedback so gently ! Very, very glad that you keep good memories of your vacation in San Gimignano and we surely hope to welcome you back for a new "VACANZA TOSCANA" soon ! from everyone in our Team and myself, Luigi Zaccardi
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Flers, France
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our stay at this hotel was just a moment in heaven. The rooms are good, the hotel stands on a magic place with a great view over tuscany. The outdoor swimming pool and its surrounding are great. We also enjoyed one day at the Spa which was really a relaxing moment

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Luigi Z, Direttore at Villasanpaolo, responded to this review, February 1, 2015
Dear Arnaud , we feel sincerely happy and thankful for your stay with us and for taking time to write your review, really so gently ! We focus very much on good, genuine hospitality and we feel rewarded at every time this is recognized. vraiment....un grand merci e salutations ! Luigi Zaccardi e l' Equipe à Villasanpaolo
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27 reviews
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Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We have been there for a week e d of relax.

We enjoyed our stay there, anyway the price is too high compared with the overall quality.

The SPA was good enough even if the personell was not that kind.

We are not planning to visit again villasanpaolo during our next visit to that area. For that price you cam get am higher quality somewhere else in that area

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Luigi Z, Direttore at Villasanpaolo, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Mr. Nocerino , we read your review with sincere attention and respect. However it is a bit difficult to understand its contents and write a appropriate reply. Allow me to explain why. We find unusual writing using english language, as you are italian resident in Italy and so we are. And unusual reading your stay with us has been in september 2013, while it has in fact been for 2 nights in very early january 2013. 19 months ago. We are sure readers will appreciate these additional information. La salutiamo cordialmente da San Gimignano, Luigi zaccardi
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Essex, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

8 days in July/Aug 2014 in 2 rooms for us and our teenage children. Other reviews already cover the setting in Tuscany, near San Gimignano. We booked back in April, and 2 weeks before we travelled I emailed to check on the Spa treatments and how far in advance we needed to book - the reply was quick and efficient, mentioning that they were to close for 3 days for annual maintenance whilst we were there. We managed to find appointments for all the family - including the teens, who have their own spa menu!

We chose to go out and visit Florence, Siena, Volterra, Pisa and San Gimignano itself, so had lunches out, and ate in the 2 restaurants for evening, to avoid taxis or driving. We were able to mix and match from the 2 menus, and enjoyed excellent service from all the staff, with special thanks to Alessio!

A lovely place to base ourselves for Tuscany, and an enjoyable experience all round. Look forward to returning at some point in years to come.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Luigi Z, Direttore at Villasanpaolo, responded to this review, February 1, 2015
dear signor John and dear Family , our most sincere GRAZIE ! for your stay in San Gimignano in summer 2014. and for your lovely comments on Villasanpaolo and our Team . We always give the highest priority on hospitality and services and it is always a renovated joy when this is appreciated and recognised. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you all again soon ! our warmest regards to you all and to beautiful England ! yours very cordially, Luigi Zaccardi
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful 7 nights at Villasanpaolo in early July 2014, with my husband and daughter, to celebrate our daughter’s 21st birthday.
Thanks to Sig Luigi and all his staff our stay was a very memorable one. All were always hospitable, pleasant and helpful, from Romina and Gaelle at reception who were always ready with information on places to visit, restaurants etc. Rafaella and Cinzia at breakfast and the pool bar, who helped me practice my Italian(!) and Antonio and another young man at the restaurant and room service. Such a nice surprise for our daughter to be presented with a delicious birthday cake and champagne from Sig Luigi and the hotel staff on her 21st! We felt like we were amongst family.
Villasanpaolo is situated in a very beautiful part of Tuscany, with far-reaching views across the lovely countryside – with olive groves, vineyards and hills as far as the eye can see. The hotel is set in a large garden with olive trees, roses, lavender and jasmin all around and everywhere is very clean and well maintained. We really enjoyed swimming in the pale turquoise pool and it was great to be able to sunbathe and relax in the surrounding garden, under the olive trees! The pool bar has a nice, jasmin-covered shaded area to cool off in and we ate some nice, freshly prepared, salads here. We didn’t visit the spa, preferring the pool in the warm weather.
We were happy to be given two adjoining rooms on the first floor of one of the villas, as requested, with a walled and tiled balcony terrace – loved sitting outside in the morning listening to the birds sing and admiring the view of San Gimignano, with its distinctive towers, up on the hill. Our rooms and bathrooms were spacious, clean and comfortable.
The 180 degree panoramic views of the countryside from the Lampolla restaurant are amazing and there was plenty of choice for breakfast here - fresh fruit, yogurt, eggs, bread, croissants, traditional cakes, local meats and cheese (learned that it was delicious with honey on it!), tea, coffee, juice etc. We also enjoyed delicious Parmigiana di Melanzane , nice fresh salad and local Prosecco in the Losteria restaurant during our stay.
Villasanpaolo is situated in a good, central position and we were able to take day or half day trips (by car) to Sienna, Florence, Pisa and Viareggio (got lost in the mountains a bit on the way back though!!) and had an interesting tour of the wine cellar and tasting at the Castello di Radda Vineyard at Radda one afternoon. We also visited San Gimignano several times, which is only 10 minutes away by car and has many places of interest to visit, shops and restaurants.
We had a great time at Villasanpaolo and were sad to leave. We appreciated the personal farewell from Sig Luigi and Romina and gift of Villansanpaolo olive oil. Thanked them for their hospitality and hope to be back soon!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Luigi Z, Direttore at Villasanpaolo, responded to this review, February 1, 2015
dear Guests , dear Friends from U.K. our most sincere GRAZIE ! for your so gentle and generous comments in our regards and for telling the experience of your vacation at Villasanpaolo. We feel so rewarded , so proud of your feedback and please believe that this represents a wonderful award to our commitment and motivation to fine and genuine hospitality . Our way to tell how we treasure your preference and consideration. All colleagues you have kindly mentioned join me to extend you and family warmest regards , our best wishes and hopes to welcome you again soon to Villasanpaolo ! yours, very cordially Luigi Zaccardi
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Woking, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Amazing place, food great, Luigi the manager was brilliant as was the staff, so helpful and always ready to be at hand, if you want a real Tuscan style hotel in the middle of no where but close to many areas, this is the hotel, not big, brilliant spa, lovely outdoor swimming pool.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Luigi Z, Direttore at Villasanpaolo, responded to this review, February 1, 2015
dear signora Diana , from all of us at Villasanpaolo a sincere token of gratitude for telling your feedback and experience of your stay to TripAdvisor readers and ourselves. thank you so much for your kindest comments and happy to know you are keeping good memories of your San Gimignano vacation. Hope , along with all my colleagues , to welcome you back here soon ! yours cordially Luigi Zaccardi
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San Gimignano, Italy
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

A really lovely start to our tour of Tuscany. A few days after our wedding it was the perfect place to relax. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The room was comfortable and larger than average. The Spumante and strawberries on arrival as part of our honeymoon package were very welcome. The restaurant is excellent with Antonio and Alessio tending to our every need over the few days. The pool side cafe had an excellent olive salad! As part of our package we also included a very special romantic private dinner in the wine cellar. It was a wonderful experience with excellent food, service and atmosphere. Fantastic sommelier. Spa treatments were excellent, the candle massage and Hammam massage in a special room designed especially in the Moroccan way. The location was close enough to other tuscan towns for visiting, but in the middle of the countryside which was perfect for us. We even went for a run to a beautiful scenic town nearby called Pancole with stunning views of the surrounding area. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at villasanpaolo. Thank you to Romina, Michaela and colleagues for a memorable visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Luigi Z, Direttore at Villasanpaolo, responded to this review, February 1, 2015
dear signora Elaine , all our most sincere GRAZIE ! for your stay with us and for taking your time to write your comments , so so gently. we are happy your vacation has been full of good experiences and memories. Romina , Michela , Alessio , Antonio and many other collegues join me in sending you the warmest regards and we all hope to welcome you back for a new hoiday time in Tuscany. kindest greetings, Team of Villasanpaolo and Luigi Zaccardi
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Property: Villasanpaolo
Address: Strada Provinciale 95/14, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Gimignano
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villasanpaolo 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villasanpaolo SPA & Wellness Hotel is a beautiful charming resort part of Whotels Worldeide circuit. The hotel is located in San Gimignano (Siena) surrounded by a private park, offer all kinds of amenities. Hotel consists of two Villas of 1800 to which was added the new Village welcomes guests into a world of well-being. ... more   less 
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Hotel San Paolo
San Paolo Hotel
San Paolo Villa
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