We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“This is the place to stay in San Gimignano, Italy!”
Review of Hotel Leon Bianco

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Hotel Leon Bianco
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“This is the place to stay in San Gimignano, Italy!”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Located in the Piazza Communal, this hotel was definitely a highlight in our trip. We stayed 5 nights and loved every minute of it. Our room had a view of the Tuscan countryside that can only be described as "Picture Perfect". Rooms are small as many are in Europe but the decent sized bathroom, with heated floors made up for it. Also there was a large closet in the entryway, which really worked for us as we were on a 17 day trip and had a lot of luggage. The staff could not have been more accommodating. My husband took sick and they were very helpful in setting up a doctor's appointment (just across the piazza) within just a couple of hours. Breakfast was very nice, pastries were great! Reasonable prices, great location within the village and close to the best gelateria in San Gimignano. Indoors and outdoors breakfast rooms, your choice!

Room Tip: Pick the countryside view, you won't be disappointed! Wifi best in the lobby area.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank David H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

887 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    526
    296
    53
    9
    3
See reviews for
134
537
21
9
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (114)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Rapidan, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

This hotel was very reasonably priced, comfortable, and perfectly located. We had a very spacious room with beautiful views of the tuscan countryside outside our window. Our room was fairly quiet. The shower was on the smaller side compared to some other places we stayed in Italy, but was clean with good water pressure. Breakfast was very good with more choices than the average hotel in Italy. There is a huge market that sets up in the two main piazzas on Thursday mornings - very interesting. We took a bus from Florence which was very easy. The bus lets you off right outside the main gate of the city. The hotel is straight up the main street from the gate.

Room Tip: We enjoyed our room with views of the countryside.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank CTCondit_Travelers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed in early September and loved almost everything about this place. We called ahead as we were arriving after dark, so the hotel clerk recommended we pull up to the front to unload our luggage and THEN go park. What a great idea AND convenience that was. Check in went smoothly and our room facing the square was very nice. We had trouble with the AC remote and never did quite figure it out, but we just chalked it up to our own incompetence :) therefore, we were a little hot off and on. We woke up in the morning to the lively crowds in the ancient square, but never heard a thing! This was a nice base for our 3 days in Tuscany and we would stay here again! Also, we braved the pedestrians at check out time and drove our car right up to the front door, loaded our luggage and headed to Florence!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Kalleen A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reading
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

This hotel is located in the centre of San Gimignano off one of the main squares. If you are staying for a few days I would recommend parking in P1 car park as it is the cheapest and then either getting the bus into town or doing what we did and walking into town (it's roughly 15 minutes walk but be aware it's all up hill).
The hotel is modern and clean and our room had a spectacular view out over the countryside. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The staff were polite and friendly and the breakfast was okay. A very minor point, the wifi was temperamental and would often lose signal.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Chris S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Austin, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

My wife and I stayed one night in the Leon Bianco recently and found it to be perfectly acceptable, with a larger than usual bedroom and bathroom, very clean, located on the Piazza della Cisterna, in the heart of San Gimignano. We were a bit worried about the possibility of noise, given the close proximity to the piazza, but our room did not face the piazza, and we had no noise problems. The bed was comfortable, the water hot and the breakfast ample and of reasonable quality. This is a good hotel that delivers what it is supposed to -- quality and comfortable lodging at a reasonable price. All in all, a better than average place to stay.

Room Tip: We had Room 31, a room without a view, opening onto an interior courtyard. It was quiet and spacious...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Chris P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, 10 November 2013
Dear Mr Chris,

thank you for your nice review, we are happy that you have apperciate our tariffs and also the comfort of our rooms, the quiet is very important and all our windows are well soundproofed (also those that overlook the square). We thank you again and we hope to can accomodate you again in the future,

best regards from all the staff.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Perth, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2013

My first visit to San Gimignano was made more special by staying at this hotel.
You couldn't fault it. My room was spacious and overlooked the popular Piazza Della Cisterna where during the evenings I would gaze from my bedroom window at the crowds below relaxing and being entertained by two musicians. The furnishings were exquisite and reflected the class and style of the hotel. Breakfast was generous and located in the peaceful surroundings of the terrace floor. I would return here in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view and maybe a balcony.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Reg W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, 10 November 2013
Dear Mr Reg,

the title that you gave to your review makes us proud of our hotel and of our work, do not happen every day to receive these compliments and "dream hotel" is certainly one of the most beautiful.

Thank you again and we hope to can see you soon here...

best regards from all the staff
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Carmel Valley, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Wonderful, well located hotel with professional and helpful staff. Our room overlooked the Piazza della Cisterna with great views of the towers and street life. Quiet at night, the room was very comfortable and the breakfast extensive and satisfying.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Tim S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, 10 November 2013
Dear Mr Tim,

thank you very much for your beautiful review and your positive feedback, as you said the view on the square from our hotel is really beautiful just in front of the majestic towers....

If you will come back we will be glad to can accomodate you again,

thank you again and warmest regards from all the staff
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Gimignano hotels
0.2 mi away
Hotel L'Antico Pozzo
Hotel L'Antico Pozzo
#6 of 29 in San Gimignano
742 reviews
0.0 mi away
La Cisterna Hotel
La Cisterna Hotel
#8 of 29 in San Gimignano
743 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hotel Bel Soggiorno
Hotel Bel Soggiorno
#10 of 29 in San Gimignano
342 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Relais Santa Chiara Hotel
Relais Santa Chiara Hotel
#9 of 29 in San Gimignano
620 reviews
2.5 mi away
Hotel Casolare le Terre Rosse
Hotel Casolare le Terre Rosse
#3 of 29 in San Gimignano
1,203 reviews
3.0 mi away
Hotel Vecchio Asilo
Hotel Vecchio Asilo
#1 of 1 in Ulignano
656 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Leon Bianco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Leon Bianco

Property: Hotel Leon Bianco
Address: Piazza della Cisterna 13, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number:
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Gimignano
#6 Family Hotel in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Leon Bianco 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A holiday at Hotel Leon Bianco, ancient hotel run by the same family for more than thirty years, is a step back in time: it is located in one of the most beautiful squares of the historical center, Piazza della Cisterna, inside an ancient palace surrounded by majestic towers of the Middle Ages.The Leon Bianco has maintained the fascination of its ancient origins: the simplicity that binds to the taste and to a warm welcome.Guests staying at the hotel Leon Bianco enjoys the best location, right in the heart of the historic center, to revive the atmosphere of the medieval village and to be able to explore San Gimignano, its typical little streets, the beautiful fortress of Montestaffoli, and all the wonders that this town offers then, he is in the position to visit the most important cities of Tuscany.At dispousal of our guests also a jacuzzi 5 sitz in the terrace, a fitness and a billiard rooms. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, Evoline ltd, Ebookers and Cancelon so you can book your Hotel Leon Bianco reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Leon Bianco Hotel
Leon Bianco San Gimignano
Hotel Leon Bianco San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing