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“A lovely hotel in the centre of San Gimignano” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Leon Bianco
Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in San Gimignano
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Marlow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A lovely hotel in the centre of San Gimignano”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stayed here for one night and the staff were extremely helpful. The room was good as was breakfast. It was very central and we could sit outside and watch the world go by. It is a very interesting small town, not too many tourists in late September.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank discerning t
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

thank you very much for your positive comments, we appreciate you have spent time writing a so nice review, and we are glad that you have enjoyed yourself in our hotel,

waiting to welcome you again we send you our warmest regards,

all the staff
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We arrived by car, slightly perturbed at the number of tourists we had to wade through to get to the central square where the hotel is located, but it was well worth it. Previous reviewers have commented on this and it is true that you have to park your car down the hill in one of the car parks but so what?..if you want to be in a great location it is no big deal. We were so happy to be there we booked another night and so glad we did. St Gimignano is a wonderful place, buzzing and vibrant. We were lucky enough to visit on Market Day, Thursday. And what a sight to wake up to as the square was filled with stalls, covered over by huge canopies..we hadn't even heard them setting up below our window, the triple glazing is so effective!

I usually love peace and quiet but I found it a real treat to be in the midst of the action. The hotel is lovely, clean and traditional in decoration. The staff are friendly, accommodating and helpful, we could not fault the room, (just don't expect tea and coffee making facilities) the breakfast was just fine with a lovely terrace to enjoy. All in all a great experience..would definitely return!

Room Tip: We had No. 11 at the front, great if you love being part of the action and for people watching. Comp...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicola U
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Nicola,

it's nice for us to know that those who usually are the "inconvenience" for customers, such as the car park or the market on Thursday morning, for you were not unpleasant. and we agree with you, if you want to stay in an exceptional location you can also walk 5 minutes to park the car, also beacause you can arrive in front of the hotel to drop off your luggages.

Thank you for your beautiful review and for all your positive comments, we wait to welcome you again,

warmest regards from all the staff
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West Sussex
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

My husband and I recently spent 5 nights at the very central Hotel Leon Bianco and had a wonderful stay. Our room had a lovely view over the Tuscan countryside at the rear of the hotel and was very quiet. It's true that the town attracts lots of tourists during the day - everyone wants to see the amazing 14 tall towers that are left!! But in the evenings, after about 6:30 pm when most of the tourists have gone, it is lovely and peaceful and we were able to fully appreciate this historic town. We found our room was contemporary, a very comfortable bed, all spotlessly clean, and all the staff we encountered were efficient and very friendly, breakfast was plentiful, under cover on the terrace: nothing was too much trouble - we had left our electric appliances adaptor behind, but Reception found one for us in no time at all. We thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the rear of the hotel - quieter and with a view!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank tammytwo45
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Tammy,

what a lovely review, thank you very much, guest's satisfaction is our enjoy, especially where is a long stay like your. You had a room overlooking the valley and it's beautiful and romantic in the morning open the windows and see the sun that wake up... we are glad that you have appreciate our hotel and our works, we wait for an your next visit,

warmest regards from all the staff
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New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We have stayed in this hotel many times during our trips to Tuscany. Pros: Very professional, friendly and helpful staff. Great location. Clean and comfortable rooms. Good breakfast on the terrace. Cons: None! Will be back!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mike42405
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Mike,

we are glad that you have been here several times, and that you always have enjoyed your stays! thank you for all your positive comments and for your kindness, we hope to see you again to Hotel Leon Bianco,

Warmest regards from all the staff
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Sydney, Australia
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774 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

The best thing about staying within the walls of San Gimignano is that when the sun starts to fall and the tour buses depart, you can enjoy this wonderful location even more.
This hotel is not cheap, but we had a fair sized room overlooking the square. There are 2 sets of shutters which enable you to block out light and most sound if you require.
Breakfast was good.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Riddoch88
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

your positive feedback is very important for our work, and we want to thank you for being so kind to spend your time writing a nice review. As you underline, the best moment of the day in San Gimignano is the evening, when you can enjoy all the charm of this town...
We send our best regards and we hope to can see you again

the staff
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We used the Hotel Leon as our "base" while touring Tuscany for 3 days. Excellent value, room was beautiful with windows that opened to the piazza. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast that was included every day was excellent. Wifi was "iffy" in room, but worked in the lobby. I will go back next trip.

Room Tip: Do not get a room facing the piazza if you're a light sleeper. A busy place in the early mornin...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sara H
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear Sara,

thank you very much for your lovely review, the localization of our hotel is very important because San Gimignano is in the center of Toscany, and Hotel Leon bianco is in the hearth of the town, so we are very lucky to can work in this amazing location. We send you our best regards and we hope to can see you again here

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London
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

The location could not be better, right on the main square. The hotel staff were helpful and friendly. We only stayed for one night - we had a nice big room and bathroom. Good breakfast. We didn't use the jacuzzi - didn't look very nice.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank clarije
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear Clarije,

your review is very nice and we want to thank you for spending your time writing positive comments about our hotel, staff and location. Jacuzzi can be used by guests to relax and have fun and every day we clean it.....
We hope to can accomodate you again,

warmest regards from all the staff
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Property: Hotel Leon Bianco
Address: Piazza della Cisterna, 13, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Gimignano
#6 Family Hotel in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Leon Bianco 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A holiday at Hotel Leon Bianco, ancient hotel run by the same family for more than thirty years, is a step back in time: it is located in one of the most beautiful squares of the historical center, Piazza della Cisterna, inside an ancient palace surrounded by majestic towers of the Middle Ages.The Leon Bianco has maintained the fascination of its ancient origins: the simplicity that binds to the taste and to a warm welcome.Guests staying at the hotel Leon Bianco enjoys the best location, right in the heart of the historic center, to revive the atmosphere of the medieval village and to be able to explore San Gimignano, its typical little streets, the beautiful fortress of Montestaffoli, and all the wonders that this town offers then, he is in the position to visit the most important cities of Tuscany.At dispousal of our guests also a jacuzzi 5 sitz in the terrace, a fitness and a billiard rooms. ... more   less 
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