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“A Wonderful Visit”
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Hotel Leon Bianco
Ranked #6 of 30 Hotels in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Visit”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We have just spent a week in this lovely hotel and had a wonderful time. The hotel itself was comfortable, spotless and pretty and the staff attentive and helpful. We enjoyed a delicious buffet breakfast each day and were lucky enough to have a room with a stunning view over the Tuscan countryside. It was a real privilege to come back to San Gimignano each evening when it was much quieter than in the day time and to enjoy time sitting in the Piazza Cisterna before crossing the square to go to bed. We also enjoyed a few glasses of the local white wine and some stunning ice cream. On Thursday morning we walked out into the square and discovered the local market taking place. Combine all that with stunning Medieval architecture and wonderful museums and shops and you have a pretty perfect recipe for a good time. Park in P1 and walk up the hill, it really is not too far and ask about parking rates because the hotel can help with this. There is a shuttle bus if you have heavy cases. San Gimignano is very touristy but it deserves to be. We really enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: We were in room 29 which had a stunning view. It was right next door to the breakfast room and I wa...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Dear Sally,

thank you for your beautiful review! we are really happy that you have spent a wonderful week to the Hotel Leon Bianco! Thank you to point out many positive aspects of our hotel, breakfast, room, and our nice staff that will be satisfied!
You are kind persons and we hope to can see you again in our hotel,

warmest regards from all us
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Can't ask for better.Perfect location, great room, excellent breakfast and very welcoming staff.
Reserve well in advance and ask for a room with piazza views.Even if the staff speak english, learn some basic italian; it is appreciated and it will help you.
We will certainly be back.

Room Tip: Reserve well in advance and ask for a room with piazza views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Folies,

thank you very much for you excellent review! we are glad that everything has satiesfied your
tastes, the room, the breakfast, our staff...that's great!

We really wait for your next visit,

warmest regards
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New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

stayed only one night, wished it was longer. great views from room, fantastic breakfast, wi fi was good, staff were very professional. modern. fantastic location in central piazza. daily crowds could be a problem , but they go and you wake up to no crowds and fabulous scenery. parking outside walled city is $$$ , but just part of staying there. easyish to walk around city, not too steep and few stairs, compared to other towns. would go back

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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Shoalbay,

what a great review, thank you very much! We have really appreciated all your compliments about our structure and rooms, breakfast and services! Parking is a little bore but when you see the location you immediately forget the car.....

we hope to can see you again,

warmest regards from all our staff!
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Salida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Located right in the center of San Gimignano is this special hotel. Very bicycle friendly. Comfortable beds, clean room, windows for fresh air. Breakfast was perfect. The staff was excellent, very helpful and customer oriented. We will return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Djack,

what a lovely review, thank you! We appreciate people with bikes and we have the space for those, we are also happy that you liked our rooms, breakfast and staff....

hoping to see you again, and have a fun summer!

warmest regards, from all the staff
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

There is some difficulty getting to San Gimignano and it is even more so for Hotel Leon Bianco. Could arriving there have been made easier? Perhaps.That said, we felt well rewarded for our trouble and efforts. We were met by a friendly staff who tried to help out as much as they could. The hotel lobby has a very open bright airy appearance helped by the skylight terrarium. It is quite obvious that the building has been recently updated with natural materials, glass and wrought iron. The breakfast: one of the best we've seen in a while on a patio with a stunning vista. Also appreciated was the private WiFi in our room, a robust connection. Although the room was supposed to have A/C, management could not locate the remote which operated it. We would have given the hotel a higher rating but the beds were uncomfortable they had a good mattress on an aluminum cot which had a bad sag. This hotel could easily bring itself up to an excellent one if it were to make a few changes.

Room Tip: We had room 18, a room which looks out on to the piazza Cisterna. We enjoyed the sounds of the voice...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Mr Dante,

thank you for your review, we are happy that you have appreciated many aspects of our hotel, the kindness of the staff, our breakfats, wi fi connection and the structure of the hotel. To arrive in the center of a medieval town with the car is no easy, but it is the little sacrifice that one can do to stay in an amazing location, then we would like to add that we send by email all the streets' informations and a map of the city to arrive in front of the hotel to dropp off the luggage, many guests read and print it, some other not and we don't understand the reason...

we are sorry if you had some inconvenience with A/C, at the beginning of the season it can happen...

We hope to see you again in the future,

best regards from all the staff
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

This hotel is at the very centre of the town. We had a room with a view overlooking the Tuscan country. The rooms are simple but comfortable but why stay in the room when you live in a 14 Century town. The staff were great and recommended two restaurants, they were both exceptional and we would not have found them unless directed to them. Breakfast is a standard Tuscan affair of cheese, yoghurt, meats, fruit and cereal with coffee and juice. Plenty to fill you up and a choice of inside (where everyone sat!) or on a balcony with a view. You have to YP453 outside of the town walls but parking was about €6 a day, with the rate reducing the longer you stay. That said you can drive right up to the Hotel to drop off and pick up. Given the narrow streets it was an adventure! We were glad of having a tiny car (Fiat Panda). Once the crowds disappear at about 1900 the town becomes so quiet and is a different place, we felt rather spoilt to have the place to ourselves. Try the San Gimignano 1300 treasure hunt and the Duomo and tower if you really want to get to know the place well. We will be back......

Room Tip: Pay for the view!!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear Guest,

what a beautiful review, thank you! Like all our guests you have appreciate the calm of the late afternoon, when the crowds have gone away but you were still in the centre to enjoy all the beauty of San Gimignano, that's a luck!

thank you again and we hope to can see you soon here,

warmest regards from all the staff
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Poulsbo, Washington
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Good room with a great view of the main square! No worries about noise...had very good soundproofing. A 10 minute walk to the nearest parking lot if you have a rental. No complaints at all...breakfast solid.

Room Tip: Don't be afraid of noise if you'd like a view of the square...window soundproofing is good...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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DirezioneLeonBianco, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear Guest,

we are really happy that you have enjoyed your holiday to the hotel Leon BIanco and we want to thank you for writing this beautiful review.

We hope to can meet you again here,

warmest regards from all the staff
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Property: Hotel Leon Bianco
Address: Piazza della Cisterna 13, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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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 
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