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Antico Borgo il Cardino
Ranked #16 of 67 San Gimignano B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Il Cardino was a great place to relax and also explore the countryside, being close to Volterra and San Gimignano (about 20 minutes drive) and, the hidden gem of Val d'Elsa.
The rooms are perfectly fitted out, and the swimming pool area and views are eye catching. However the most important part of this hotel is the friendliness of the staff. Thomas was great at Check in and Booking and Monica was a bundle of energy and joy everyday, particularly at breakfast - Bob....jour...no.. Monica!!!
A home from home!!!

Room Tip: Try and book a superior room with a small balcony
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed in Il Cardino for 10 nights. The view of countryside is beautiful and the place itself very nice. Big swimming pool with more than enough equipment, steadily cleaned in the late evenings. The couple who run it are delightful and very helpful, exactly as Mr. Thomas, who helps them, not forgetting the rest of staff. The room was very clean, the bathroom and shower with all amenities. Choose Il Cardino, if you prefer to visit historical cities (San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence, Siena, Pisa etc) placed few tens of kilometers and stay outside the city noise.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

Stayed for one night to explore San Gimingnano. Staff very friendly. We stayed in upper room, might be better to stay at lower level so you could have outside sitting area. Extra 5 euros per day to use the adjoining kitchen area.

Room Tip: choose lower level for outside deck
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

This was our favorite place to stay in Italy! If you want to experience Tuscany, this is the way to do it. Antico Borgo il Cardino has a rustic feel and beautiful views of the countryside. We just loved sitting on our private patio taking in the views and sipping wine. The breakfast was delightful, especially the homemade cake every day. While we loved everything about this B&B, we most appreciated the wonderful staff. They couldn't do enough for the guests and when we left, we felt like we were leaving good friends we had known for years. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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cardino, Responsabile reception at Antico Borgo il Cardino, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2012

Thank you very much for your comment. You really caught the spirit of Antico Borgo Il Cardino : we try to help our customers to relax in a family atmosphere, surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

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Reviewed August 24, 2011

what can i say about this place: AMAZING!!!!!!!!
the rooms are beautiful, rustic and romantic. amazing italian outdoor breakfast, and the swimming pool with the view of the tuscan hills, just perfect.
perfect location if you want to go to SAN GIMIGNANO, VOLTERRA, SIENA AND FLORENCE.
the truly thing that make this place perfect is the staff , MONICA , LEANDRO e LUCIA , are the best!!!!! they make you feel at home, they will do anything to make you feel comfortable, plus they are so funny!!!!!!!! always with the big SMILE.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING AND I'LL SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER CIAOOOO

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

Antico Borgo is a quiet and beautiful place but it's strength is the staff. Monica, Lucia and Tomas (forgive me, I forget other names) go the extra mile to make you feel at home and make sure you have everything you need. Tomas speaks perfect English and the others will make a good effort. If you need directions ask Lucia, there's a reason they call her the "navigatore umano". Over our four days here we were able to cover a great deal of Tuscany. While it seems to be in the middle of nowhere it is actually very centric to many of the historic tuscan towns. We visited Siena, San Gimignano, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and Florence. We even went back to Siena one day just for dinner at the Piazza. Then on our way back to Rome we stopped at Pienza and Montepulciano to close the Tuscan stage of our trip. We had room 22 which is isolated in one end of the property and has a very private outside area where we enjoyed wine and snacks purchased at a local shop in Le Grazie. In summary I would recommend Il Cardino to anyone with the time to drive around Tuscany but also looking for peace and quiet time.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

Trip advisor offers a long list of languages to write reviews in, but not romanian. This should change in the future.
This charming pension is located in a very peaceful and beautiful area, convenient to reach all major touristic points in the area. By car, Pisa 70 km, Florence 40, Siena 30, San Gimignano 10. Rooms are spotless clean. An advantage comparing with other places, the air conditioning was automatically starting at 14, so until evenings when we were coming back, it was perfect, and no need to keep it on for the night. By comparison with Provence in the same period of year, here it gets cooler in the night.
Breakfast is buffet, plenty and diverse, even for romanian style...:)) . Swimming pool also great, placed ideally with view to the famous towers of San Gimignano. Bring towels, the set is not included. The hosts(owners), Monica and Leandro, very kind people, ready to answer any time to our questions. And last but not least, Lucia, "il navigatore", who helped us a lot with precise indications about Florence( acces, where to park, so on) and all the region. Only Monica speaks English, but we got along eachother very well using our poor Italian. And a great opportunity to improve it.
The price per night, 95 EUR, might seem a bit high for some, but we recently went to Mamaia(5-8 July) for the same tariff, and we....cryed for the money spent, and for Tuscany...
Therefore, taking into consideration all the above arguments I warmly recommend this place !

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Loc. Il Cardino 35/C, 53030, 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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #16 of 67 B&Bs / Inns in San Gimignano
Price Range: $77 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Antico Borgo il Cardino 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you wish to enjoy a holiday in Tuscany, nearby San Gimignano, with all the comforts and friendliness that this land is famous for all over the world, choose Antico Borgo il Cardino and you'll find this and much more.Antico Borgo il Cardino is on the top of a panoramic hill and it has been recently restored to offer 8 comfortable rooms and 2 apartments furnished in typical tuscan style. ... more   less 
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