We enjoyed our stay there and the 5 rating should say enough. This hotel has wonderful strengths, but please see more below. The best thing about it is the innkeeper. He is wonderful. He made our visit to San Gimignano perfect with his thoughts and recommendations. He made our breakfasts works of art. His garden was beautiful, the views were wonderful and we loved falling asleep with the windows open over the Tuscan countryside over the vineyards. My wife said her sleep there was the best she'd had in the entire trip.
Before booking here, though, be sure you are right for this place. First, it does not have air conditioning, which, 360 days a year shouldn't matter in this place... We were there in late August in a heat wave, so in the evenings it wasn't a problem but if you stay in the room, it would be. Second, its internet is very funky. These days, it shouldn't be a problem, but it was here. Finally, it was "off the grid". It was about 5 KM outside of San Gimignano, which is actually a long way on those roads.
I mention all this so you can properly evaluate it. If you want a lovely room with a truly wonderful innkeeper who is enormously sincere, but not in the town itself, this is definitely your place. If you need to be in the town or you must have air conditioning 365 days or you plan to be there in August and plan to stay in the room, please just consider the above.
Net, though, our innkeeper's honesty and caring trumps all the concerns and we net out a "5".
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- Also Known As:
- Vecchio Asilo Hotel
- Vecchio Asilo San Gimignano
- Hotel Vecchio Asilo Ulignano, San Gimignano, Italy