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Hotel Vecchio Asilo
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ulignano
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Aldie, Virginia
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6 reviews
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“This is the place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

We stayed here for four nights in June 2013. Elio and his wife Stefania are so very nice and accommodating. I still think of their breakfast today. Very clean, great location, beautiful!
You will not be disappointed !

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

We stayed there with my husband in June for just one night. We even considered changing our tickets in order to stay longer. The hotel is small and is run by its owners but the room was really large and had amazing views of the toscan landscape! We were in our honeymoon and they left a lovely base of freshcut roses from their garden with a card, it really topped our day.

The service is amazing and they have a chocolate cake that is to die for, I even asked them for the recipe and they gave it to me! (tried it, lets say baking is not my thing but i'm working on it). Also the recommendation on the restaurant was spot on, it was a great dinner in the most beautiful little town.

There is not enough words to express my gratitude to Stefania & Elio (Owners) for making this stay the most memorable of our honeymoon. (we visited many places in Europe, but this definetly became our favourite).

Room Tip: We stayed in a corner and had viwes from every window. ask for it id You can
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

We spent an idyllic 5 nights in this little heaven on earth last month to celebrate my wife's xx birthday!- not allowed to say which one! Elio has to be the perfect host. His care for his guests and attention to detail is amazing - especially at the breakfast table, second to none, and I say that as a seasoned traveller throughout France and Italy of more than 30 years standing. All the reviews for this hotel already logged on accurately portray a great little hotel where service is as near to perfect is it is possible to achieve, and that is saying something!

We were treated throughout our stay as real friends with charm and graciousness by Elio and Stephania , and left with sadness and a determination to return some day. The region has many places of interest and beauty, especially in the hills of Chianti, well worth a leisurely visit, especially if interested in the extraordinary history associated with it. Read up on the Medici family history to add colour and interest to your trip!
Hotel Vecchio Asilo is most highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

We just left the hotel vecchio asilo this morning and cannot wait to return. We found the hotel via trip advisor and every comment is spot on. Yes it is a 1 star rated hotel but don't let that discourage you from booking. The hospitality you receive will be unforgettable!!!! Elio was away harvesting olives and stefania was manning the hotel all alone. She is such a sweet woman. Always there to greet you with a smile. Although her English is broken, she try's very hard to communicate with you and does a very good job. And her breakfast, oh my!!!! We never ate until dinner we were so stuffed. She makes something different for each day and it is all delicious! The rooms were good size and the beds comfortable. The bathroom good sized and had a hair dryer. They do have wifi however it did not work in our room. We had to go out in the hall if we needed it, which was not a problem for us. After we checked out we had a problem with our bank card, so back to vecchio asilo we went for assistance. Stefania even though was tending to other guests immediately got on the phone and tried to assist us. We arrived with hello and left with hugs and kisses with a promise to return. It is the people that make this place a 5 star in my book!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Connecticut
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

This is a charming, family owned and run hotel, just outside of San Gimignano. The owner, Elio, believes in the importance of hospitality to weary travelers, not just for the sake of business, but because our happiness also gives him satisfaction. We awoke to his graciousness each morning (3 mornings which we extended to 4) as we enjoyed a hearty breakfast of homemade cakes, focaccia, salamis, cheese, freshly sliced fruit, coffee, yogurt...
The room in the thousand year old tower was spacious. The bathroom was a decent size with an excellent shower. Both were very clean. Elio's restaurant suggestions were also very good. The hotel is well situated for leisurely exploring the area between Florence and Siena. I'd recommend this hotel if you're planning to stay for several days. It is not directly off a main highway if you want something quickly accessible, but it is a short drive to the main thoroughfare. It's also about an hour's drive from Florence airport.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

My husband and I just returned from a week in Tuscany, and were so grateful to have stayed at Hotel Vecchio Asilo, which is an experience in and of itself. Impeccably clean, quaint, and comfortable, the hotel has a rich history (the structure a fascinating hybrid of old - i.e. 1,100 AD - and "new"), packed with the kind of charm, warmth, and whimsy that can only be found in Tuscany. Elio, the hotel manager, is such a special person - a wonderful, warm personality with a big heart. Some of our best memories of Tuscany were the result of waking up in the morning to Elio's delicious breakfasts and asking him where we should go that day - take his advice! After exploring various hilltop towns each day, driving back to Hotel Vecchio felt like "heading home." This is such a special place - such a special experience, that I am not sure whether we should tell everyone about Hotel Vecchio, or keep it our "secret!" Hotel Vecchio - and Elio - are an experience that you will never forget and that you will want to return to again and again. My husband and I can't wait to head back next Fall!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Just returned from a wonderful stay at this lovely family run hotel. Despite our late arrival after midnight we were received a very warm welcome from Elio, the owner. It was late so we had a quick shower and retired to bed. The bathroom was large and despite it looking to be dated the shower was fantastic. In the morning we woke and threw open the shutters and were greeted by a stunning Tuscan sunrise. After quickly unpacking we went for breakfast. Wow... fresh fruit, cereal, cheeses, meats, yoghurt and lovely home made Tuscan delicacies. To top it off freshly made home baked cakes and lovely aromatic coffee. Each morning delivered a different cake type. The true gift of this hotel is Elio. We had a plan of places to visit and Elio provided us with very practical and precise details of how best to facilitate this. His parking advice was spot on. Recommendations made by Elio for places to eat never failed to delight. Each morning Elio suggested places to visit that we had not considered. These villages and towns transpired to be the best trips of our stay. Our holiday would have been completely different and less fulfilling without the advice of Elio. Ulignano as a town does not have much to offer apart form a warm welcome but this hotel is a lovely place to base yourself, we visited Siena, Florence, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulicano, Monteriggione, Pienza. Oh and Pisa....but to be honest Pisa is only worth a couple of hours visit. Apart from the tower there is not much to recommend it. There is a drinks fridge which operates on a trust basis. Help your self to your drinks of choice and leave at note on the desk. Prices are extremely good. There is a choice bottles of red wines... all of them very good... in the breakfast area which you also can take to your room. Again just leave a note for Elio to let him know what you have taken.
You will find that Elio welcomes you to his home, not to his business.
If you want to experience a true Tuscan hotel then try here. The traditional Tuscan style coupled with a wonderful host makes this a true gem.

Room Tip: We stayed in room five. Exceptionally spacious bathroom. Window in the bedroom were dual aspect and...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Vecchio Asilo
Address: Via delle Torri 4 | Ulignano, 53037 Ulignano, San Gimignano, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano > Ulignano
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ulignano
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Vecchio Asilo 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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Hotel Vecchio Asilo Ulignano, San Gimignano, Italy

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