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“Great hotel with "stereotyped" Italian hospitality (the latter on the bad side)”
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Il Colto
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We are a young couple and stayed at Il Colto in August 2013. I will divide the review in topics to make it easier to follow.

LOCATION: Very well located. the BB is outside the city walls, just 2 min walk from the town and in the road Via Vecchia, where you can find some wineries. We have tried the Winery at Solentro, just 15 minutes walking from the hotel, and it was amazing. The view from the BB's balcony is very nice - a good place for a bottle of Chianti or Vernaccia wine at the end of the day.

FACILITIES: The room was clean and had everything we needed. Aircon also worked well. Outside the room there are tables where you can eat and enjoy a nice view of Tuscany's landscape.

STAFF: The only bad side of our staying. The manager was stressed during our stay, in our view due to personal issues in her family. We understand this, but at the same time we felt it was affecting her communication and service to us. Examples:

1 - When we arrived we have asked the manager for help on how could we reach by car to her hotel (GPS does not work in San Gimignano - forget it). She helped us, but emphasized that the directions were written in bookings.com and that we had created a problem because we came 2 hours before check in time, when actually we just wanted a place to leave the bags and not really go inside the room.

2 - When we checked out, I had asked the manager if we could use 30 min one of the tables at the dning area to eat something we had bought. The manager said that Check out was at 10:00 sharp and that immediately after we had to leave the BB no matter what, even though we had already left the room and gave the keys. In the end we left at 10:05 AM and had to eat our food just outside the hotel, inside our car, under San Gimignano's sun of 35 degrees. This was very upsetting.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Apartment is clean and amenities work. Very conveniently located to neighbouring Tuscan towns. Pool and garden is very well maintained. Fantastic views all round. Service is more than excellent...personalised and extremely helpful hosts.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank K C
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Me and my boyfriend went there at the end of April.
It's a really nice farm house in a perfect location as it's just 2 minutes walk from the town centre.
Our room was clean and comfortable. A car park was available for free inside the hotel itself. We didn't have breakfast as it was not included, however I think €8 it's a bit pricy as normally it is around €5. There was a nice garden equipped with lounge chairs and outside our room a shared-terrace with tables and chairs for guest use. The owner was a really nice person and made our stay really plesant.
I would definitely go back

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank laurasuper79
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

We stayed at Il Colto for two nights and would highly recommend this agriturismo for location alone: it is literally steps from the south gate of the city of San Gimignano. The room was large and spotlessly clean, as was the bathroom. One pleasant surprise were the well-kept gardens and grounds surrounding the inn. There were multiple tables and chairs for lounging or eating a relaxed picnic. Free parking was definitely a big plus. We especially enjoyed Anna, the owner's daughter, who took excellent care of us. We would definitely return again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

The place is very close to the town center. Our room was spotless clean and spacious, with a comfortable bed, tv and air-conditioning. The bathroom was also very clean, and there was never a shortage of hot water in the shower. In general, everything was great apart from a couple of things that may not even matter to some.
First, there is no refrigerator in the room, but everyone is given access to the refrigerator in the hotel's kitchen (there is no freezer however for ice etc).
Second, there was a small misunderstanding about the breakfast: It costs a little bit extra, and you need to specify before booking that you want it otherwise the staff may not be able to provide it when you're there.
In any case, the people are very friendly, the atmosphere is good, and the overall experience great.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

We stayed at Il Colto for two nights, exploring the Chianti region by car (free parking = big plus!) during the day and enjoying San Gimigniano in the evening when most of the tourist buses had left. Our room was spotlessly clean and did not feel dated and worn-down like most of the other hotels we stayed at while in Tuscany. Like others have already mentioned, the location is perfect, two minutes walking from the entrance to the "centro storico" of San Gimigniano (lovely town!). We did not pre-order breakfast/meals so I cannot comment on those. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

Clean, comfortable room with ample-sized shower. Plenty of hot water. Good breakfast. Fantastic location only 2 minute walk from the south gate of San Gimi's walls. Free parking (which is important if you're planning a trip to San Gimi), secure, gated (owner provided a keyfob controller so we could get in at any hour). We'd stay here again.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Baccanella 15, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
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Ranked #41 of 107 Speciality Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range: £61 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Colto 3*
Number of rooms: 1
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