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Castello di Fulignano
Reviewed 10 December 2013

After finding our way to the Castello di Fulignano (not too hard if you're not timid and don't give up too soon) we were amazed at the beauty and serenity of the place. We stayed for seven nights after receiving a glowing recommendation from friends who had stayed there in the spring. A;though seemingly remote, it is only a short distance to the main road which gives easy access to the rest of Tuscany and beyond. Silvia was a gem, fielding every question and concern with grace and good humor. The on site restaurant was superb with an accomodating and efficient staff. Our room was comfortable, although we had one of the rooms without the gorgeous view over looking San Gimignano. Would we stay here again? YES! Would we recommend Castello di Fulignano? YES!

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Silvia F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello di Fulignano, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Dear Wayne,
thank you so much for the flattering words about us. It's been a pleasure to meet yo and your wife as well as your friends Joe and Mary. I hope we will see you back all together in the next future, with good weather and improved services.
All my best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and joyful New Year.

Silvia

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Our family of 10 stayed at the Castello in August 2013. The location is distant from the nearest town, Poggibonsi, but worth the drive because of the spectacular view across the valley towards San Gimignano. Proximity to San Gimignano, Siena and Florence make this a wonderful base from which to explore Tuscany. Day trips to the beach or Pisa and Lucca are also easy. Worth the drive. We have now stayed at the Castello twice and we plan to return.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Apart from the weather, which was unusually cool and variable for the season, we fully enjoyed our stay both in Tuscany and at the Castello di Fulignano. The accommodations were excellent, the view incomparable, the staff very friendly, and Silvia helpful beyond the call of duty!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Nice location, with an amazing view of San Gimignano towers. The staff was very friendly, we had a great time, we are planning to go there again. Well cleaned and good rooms with a fantastic pool. Thanks to Silvia that is always available and ready to take care of her guests. We strongly suggest to visit this place for a relaxing vacation

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We were a party of 13 (7 adults and 6 children), and this place is a real gem - recommended to us by friends who stayed there a few years ago. The views are superb, the rooms immaculate and tastefully decorated, the ambiance is friendly, and the manager Sylvia is discrete and super helpful (gave us some great tips). The pool is stunning and refreshing. The restaurant is independently owned and managed; it's cozy and the food is good (not particularly fancy, but well prepared solid meals - perfect for families); definitely worth staying in for a couple of evening meals (the owner-chef is a wonderful entertainer and makes everyone feel at home).
All in all, a fantastic find! Would happily return.
Emzda

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Silvia F, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Castello di Fulignano, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013

Dear,

thank you for your kind and appreciative words. It was a real pleasure to meet you and your party and we look forward to host your family reunions again and again in the future.

Keep well and cheery, all teh best.


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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Excellent 1 bedroom apartment, well furnished, large in renovated castle. Nice grounds. Fantastic pool for summer, but too cold on our visit. Restaurant very ordinary. View was fantastic.

Location a bit too difficult to access, especially at night on long dirt road.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

For a number of reasons we ended up leaving our booking of accommodation for the Tuscany leg of our journey a bit late and there were not a large number of options available to us (we booked at the end of April for a June stay). I'll be honest, Castello di Fulignano was not at the top of our list but when we found it was available, had two adjoining self-contained apartments (for us and our friends) and for the dates we wanted, we snapped it up.

Lucky for us! Castello di Fulignano did not just not disappoint, it delivered well beyond expectations. The photos on the site and here on Trip Advisor do not do it justice. The location is just gorgeous. Exactly what you picture when you think of Tuscany. At the peak of one of many rolling, vine & olive-grove covered hills, the Castello has a view over the ancient town of San Gimignano (the best way to see it in my opinion) and on our first night there, we quickly figured out that a glass of red, by the pool watching the sunset behind the towers was the way to go.

So some positives and negatives.
Positives:
- The apartments were clean, spacious and great value! The kitchen was equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, stove top, oven and a fridge. The bathroom was big and the bed was comfortable enough by Italian standards.
- The pool was amazing. Large, plenty of space, modern and with the ultimate view.
- The property is an area with loads of gorgeous walks. We got up every morning early before breakfast to explore, walking through forests and vineyards. What a brilliant way to start the day.
- Sylvia - our friendly and incredible host. She made some great recommendations including the best gelati in San Gimignano & Siena, a great restaurant to go to with our friends (one of our favourite nights in Italy!) and when we had another couple who wanted to stop by and join us for a night, helped us get them an apartment at very late notice in the Castello. Thanks Sylvia - you were amazing!

The negatives are few and to be honest really more watch-outs so I'll start with them:
- It's somewhat hard to find. Don't rely on Google maps or GPS, definitely follow the directions provided on the site as recommended by our host Sylvia.
- it is an an agriturismo / bed & breakfast, not a hotel. This means that the reception is not always manned, the rooms are not cleaned and there is no room service. We had no issue with this but it is something to be aware of in advance. We found a supermarket not far away that allowed us to stock up on snacks, etc.
- Breakfast is provided which is a bonus but it is simple. And the poor girl who ran breakfast on the mornings we were there seemed quite harried and a bit out of her depth. I wanted to get up and offer her some help when she was struggling!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: | Località Casaglia, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 107 Speciality Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range: £75 - £1,033 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Castello di Fulignano 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Castello di Fulignano is an ancient building dating back to the 10th Century and retaining all the charm of its original structure. Meticulous restoration and attention to preserve the traditional features with cotto floors, beamed ceilings, layout united with the amazing views, provide the guest with the perfect spot for a relaxing and inspiring holiday. Ideal for any type of vacation: couples will love the peaceful grounds and romantic atmosphere, families with kids will enjoy walks on panoramic countryroads and local festivals. More active guests have a good choice to keep busy, ranging from mountain bikes, horse ridings, visit wineries …. Whenever you will manage to draw away from the super panoramic swimming pool, many of the most interesting sites in Tuscany are at easy reach for you to visit (Florence, Siena, Chianti villages and Volterra only 30 minutes drive). ... more   less 
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