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“Centre for Tuscan exploring”
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Villa Bianca Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Gambassi Terme
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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“Centre for Tuscan exploring”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We booked this hotel via Secret Escapes and stayed for a week.
Due to a problem with the hire car company we didn't arrive until after midnight but the manager was very welcoming.
The room itself was large and clean although the bathroom only had a shower with a not very good shower head, poor sealant round the shower cubilcle door and variable water pressure. Towels wouldn't dry in the room due to the thick external walls keeping a cool internal temperature but new ones were provided every day if required.
Breakfast consisted of a plentiful buffet of meat, bread fruit and cheese.
Pool area was very pleasant but the pool isn't heated and was cold.
The hotel is located at the top of a hill with lovely views but as it was slightly out of town we found it difficult to find and the walk back from the town after eating quite a long and slow slog. It is very well placed for touring Tuscany and for visiting Pisa, Florence and Siena.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Just stayed here for a week. Booked on a deal through Voyage Prive.Tucked up a hill on outskirts of town ( on the road out to Volterra) for those trying to find it! Lovely Florentine villa with fantastic views over the valley. Rooms are lovely if somewhat kitsch with all the wall paintings. Bathrooms all marble etc but no bath and the showers are not that great. Low hot water pressure. Strange hair dyer that seems to be more like a Hoover tube so if you need to style your hair take your own. Antonio, Francesca and other staff could not have been more helpful. Thank you. Hotel does not serve any meals other than breakfast. It is a plentiful buffet though. Cereal, fruit, yogurts, bread, meat, cheese, rolls, cakes, croissants etc. There are a couple of restaurants just up the road to walk to and near the church at the other end of the town is a really good pizzeria. Well placed for visiting Florence, Siena, San Gim, Volterra etc. Pool is lovely but not heated. Always pleasant to have a coffee etc on the terrace after a night out. We would go back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Haugesund
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71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Everything was top!
Perfect base for exploring Tuscany.

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Israel
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

We visited Tuscany oath days in this hotel. Nice boutique hotel in a wonderful location. Very nice staff and services. Breakfast tastes and nice and good service. The hotel's magnificent location up to 50 km each way Florence, Siena and 15 km to St. Gimignano wonderful doing the perfect vacation. Also, near the hotel, have a walk on foot has two very nice restaurants. What else we're looking for on vacation!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

I cannot say enough about the quality of the service at Villa Bianca. Anything we asked for was provided. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The villa sits on a rather busy road and you can hear traffic during the day so it's not a picture perfect Tuscan setting. But it manages to be tranquil. It is very convenient to San Gimignano and Volterra and an excellent base for exploring the area. It's more like a luxury B&B than a hotel from a service perspective. There's no restaurant onsite for dinner but breakfast is delicious and a light lunch menu is available. And there's an excellent restaurant minutes away. We were married during our stay and loved our breakfast in the torre each morning. Villa Bianca is a tremendous value and I'd recommend it without reservation to those looking to stay within this price range.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2011

Great place to use as a base in the San Gimignano area if you don't want to stay right in the tourist towns. It's a small inn with a friendly owner who likes to chat and give recommendations. It's on the edge of a very small town, in a residential area, with 2 really good restaurants right nearby within stumbling distance. Lots of vineyards and farms in the surrounding region, and a winery on the other side of town that makes a great vin santo. Half an hour drive into San Gimignano or Volterra. The rooms are nice and comfortable with great bathrooms. The main road passes next to the property, which we didn't find bothersome but can detract from the idea of 'idyllic countryside'. Very nice Italian breakfast buffet. Check with the owner if travelling in shoulder season to find out whether the pool will be open. The hotel restaurant was not open during our visit, either.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Guam, Mariana Islands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2011

I had to work at a wedding located at the Castello Di Olivetto that is not far from here. We chose the hotel because of the pool for my son and husband to enjoy while I was working!
It was a fabulous location to take a trip into Pisa, Volterra and just to enjoy the Tuscan countryside.

The room was cute and themed. We enjoyed the sun room that had ample of room for the 3 of us!!! www.gibsonchop.com

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Villa Bianca Hotel
Address: Via Antonio Gramsci 113, 50050 Gambassi Terme, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Gambassi Terme
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Gambassi Terme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Bianca Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Bianca is situated in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, just outside the historical center of Gambassi Terme, a spa town midway between Florence and Siena and only 12 km from San Gimignano.Large green areas, swimming pool with solarium, jacuzzi and kids area, breathtaking views of the hills with the ospitality offered make this place a true oasis of peace and tranquility. ... more   less 
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