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“Great value, great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Molino di Foci

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Molino di Foci
Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in San Gimignano
Certificate of Excellence
Orange County, CA
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great value, great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2009

I've stayed at two other hotels in San Gimingano before (La Cisterna and Leon Blano). Both have a better location, but this hotel was a better value. Still central, with a great suite in the tower which was perfect for all of us, as we were traveling with two kids. Most of the other guests were German, as the innkeeper is as well and likely markets to that audience. We thought the grounds were nice and the rooms were spotless. Not a high-style place, but comfortable and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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londra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2009

We stay at Molino di foci for one week and we had our best vacation in our stay in Italy, the Hotel is small and the service is perfect the staff is very frendly and they give to us a itinerary with suggestions in town and restaurant that we must see and try. We had also a beautiful dinner at Molino di Foci the dinner was delicious with fresh thinks direct from the market. The breakfast was very good and everidays they have different choise of salad and fruits. the day of the departure we ask to visit a few rooms ..are all different with nice colors there is only one room that is close to the road but the rest are very quiet. we hope to come again soon in this lovely atmosphere.

Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Rotterdam Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2008

Molino di Foci is in a perfect place, has an very very nice swimming pool but when we stayed in Molino di Foci the wheater wasn't good so we didn't have the change to enjoy the pool. The rooms are in Tuscan style but a little oldfashioned as far as our taste concerned. It is not a place to stay many hours at your room. Although it was very clean, some things were a old: the heathing didn't work and we didn't like the bed. Service is very good, even snacks until late in the evening (some fresh, some frozen). We also stayed in other hotels during our trip and were a little disappointed about Molino di Foci. I choose Molino di Foci because of the recommendations but wouldn't go there for an second time although the hotel it is above avarage.

  • Liked — Swimming pool
  • Disliked — room
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2008

For those of you planning a stay in San Gimignano or reading the reviews on Molino di Foci, my fiancé Cathy and I would ask that you please “consider the source” when reading the options from those in our neighboring state California.

With that said, the Molino di Foci is, without a doubt, a piece of heaven in one of the most beautiful places on earth. You will not find pollution (smog), crime, traffic jams or obnoxious an arrogant people.

Cathy and I have been to over 90 countries and we loved everything about Tuscany, San Gimignano as well as Molino di Foci.

Everything in this property is fantastic. The pool is great, breakfast was great by any standards and the property is meticulously kept. The property boosts the most beautiful roses, grounds and architecture quintessential of Tuscany.

The service exceeds excellence and the owners and operators are wonderful people. There is no way to go wrong by choosing this property when in Tuscany.

Stay and enjoy one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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  • Disliked — We liked everything
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Palo Alto, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2008

I was expecting a "quiet place, far from the nearest road with views of the countryside," as described by other reviewers.

The nearest road was just outside our window. It is a dirt road that leads to the molino, and also to some other place further down the road. The problem is that since there is no A/C, we had to sleep with the window open. Everyday between 6 and 7 AM I got woken up by several cars driving on this road. It may have been just our room that has this problem.

Everything else in this property is really good. The pool is great, breakfast is good by Italian standards. Service is excellent and the people are nice. They also gave us very good recommendations for restaurants in the area. Room was very clean. Shower was great. They give you pool towels.

It is a good place to come back for a mid-day dip in the pool before heading out for dinner.

I also wanted to clarify that the snacks that are available during the day are not free, not that I expected them to be free, but from other reviews you may think that.

  • Liked — Pool, breakfast terrace
  • Disliked — Noise from dirt road
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2008

Fantastic renovation. Rooms are very nice as are the bathrooms. The owners were very friendly, breakfast was nice. Overall we had a great stay here.

  • Stayed February 2008
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Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2008

We spent 5 nights at the Molino di Foci in June, aftering finding it on the internet. It's perfectly situated just outside San Gimignano, making it ideal for vising Florence, Siena etc. The pool and gardens were lovely, with a pretty raised terrace where breakfasts and dinners/snacks were served. Our room was fairly spacious, although a little dark (but great first thing in the morning). Breakfasts were tasty and plentiful. We loved the fact you could also have snacks and drinks throughout the day if you wanted them (up until 10pm) and three times per week they serve home cooked dinners on the terrace - delicious and great value at 20 euros per person (4 courses). The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Whilst in the area, don't miss out on visiting Volterra for the day - it's lovely. San Gim is great too, but very busy.

  • Liked — Beautiful setting and yummy dinners!
  • Disliked — Bed was far too hard
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Molino di Foci
Address: Localita Molino di Foci, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Molino di Foci 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Molino di Foci is an old watermill dating back to the 14th century. After being abandoned for over 40 years it has been carefully restored into a characteristic small hotel, ready to offer guests a warm welcome to the fascinating tuscan countryside. Restoration work has been sympathetically carried out over a number of years using materials and colours typical of Tuscany. As a result, Molino di Foci now offers its' guests the possibility to clearly envisage the life and history of the old watermill while enjoying any modern comforts, amid a wonderful setting surrounded by fields of wheat and spectacular sunflowers. The English speaking owners have a long experience in first class hotellerie and with the restoration they have realized their big dream of their own hotel. Situated on the via Francigena, which originally lead pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome, the Molino di Foci is an historic building protected by the Belle Arti. The Molino di Foci is only 4 kms away from the historic medieval centre of San Gimignano and ideally located for visiting both Siena and Volterra which both lie just 30 kms away, distance to Florence is 45 kms and Pisa airport 80 kms. ... more   less 
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