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“Who knew the middle ages were so comfy?”

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Al Pozzo dei Desideri
Ranked #18 of 67 San Gimignano B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York
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10 reviews
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“Who knew the middle ages were so comfy?”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

This hotel is in a building built in the 9th century; it's one of the oldest buildings in San Gimignano. You feel it, with the thick walls and the rough stone walls. But they've done it right, putting the showers behind floor-to-ceiling glass against the exterior walls so you have a view of the city's famous towers while you bathe. It's right on the Piazza de la Cisterna, so the location couldn't be better. There are only three rooms, and ours was on the back side. Fortunately, in San Gimignano, all the views are good. Plus, the helpful staffer Geni was an absolute pleasure.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed in this hotel two nights during our trip through Tuscany. The staff was very helpfull about everything- parking, good places to eat, best directions to other towns..The room was very clean and very good featured.I recommend this hotel and I I definitely want to go back there.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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guaynabo
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

would have liked to have a large mirror. good location. clean, new, pretty décor, fantastic view of la Toscana. Friendly and helpful staff. Family of 4 in a spacious room. if we return, we would stay there again.

Room Tip: 3rd floor, facing the countryside.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECTLY LOCATED!! Everything is great, the room was extremely new and has this romantic flair to it. The bed is extremely confortable with a nice down comforter, the bathroom is beautiful and in perfect condition. We stayed at the room that they list for 3 people, as it has a small bed/coach as well, it has the most charming view to the piazza, which makes you feel like you are in a movie. This was the best B&B in Italy and maybe in my life. Actually, it could easily be a great 4 star hotel (and a very nice one) if it had the hotel services. But when you are here, you don't need them. We had to leave very early and missed the breakfast (they give you a coupon to a place nearby), so can't comment on that. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of the piazza. Worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The most unique hotel room we stayed in our trip to Italy.
Recently renovated, everything is in perfect condition, nice little touches here and there, fridge, coffe maker, an excellent bed, a small table to sit by one of the windows, nice shower (with the most amazing view!).
The only drawback is that they don´t offer breakfast, which would be a plus.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

We got lucky to be able to us airbnb for our first time and found this nice room !! Great , clean, and an amazing view !!
Ginny is a great host... She even give us a ride to Poggibonzi train station!! And make sure you walk the town and eat Lardo sandwich, or wildboard prosciutto !! Deliciuos

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

This was probably the nicest hotel room we have ever stayed in. This small cute hotel has only three rooms which have been renovated with the utmost care and attention to detail and above all style. Our room was the suite for 3 people which was the only room over looking the famous Piazza della Cisterna. The only drawback to this was the noise but we found that the air conditioning totally blocked it out. It was amazing to be able to look out onto the piazza at night, so romantic. All modern comforts were provided ie fridge, power shower, flat screen TV. You must park your car outside the town which costs 15 euros a day, but well worth it to stay in such a lovely place and the cost of the hotel is very reasonable considering it's position.

Breakfast is not provided but it is only a few steps to the bar downstairs with its outdoor tables on the piazza. The young lady on reception is absolutely charming and very helpful.

Room Tip: If you prefer a quiet room ask for a room at the back, not facing the piazza.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Al Pozzo dei Desideri
Address: Piazza della Cisterna 32, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
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Ranked #18 of 67 B&Bs / Inns in San Gimignano
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Hotel Class:2 star — Al Pozzo dei Desideri 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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