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Hotel Vecchio Asilo
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ulignano
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

This place is a real gem - with a great location, big, clean rooms and the most amazing views over the vineyards... Guido could not have been any friendlier or more helpful. Fantastic stay, very good value for money and most highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

We stayed 5 days at Vecchio Asilo. We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay as we took day trips to Florence, Siena and the breathtaking wine country that make up this part of Tuscany. And don't forget San Gimignano, a wonderful town at only 10 minutes driving distance. Returning to Vecchio Asilo was like returning home every night.
The rooms are spotless. Elio made a fresh breakfast every day, which included delicious homemade fruit pies by his wife Stefania. Elio gave us great advise on where to go during our daytrips. he knows the area very well. Thanks for everything, Elio!
And on another note: if you thijk that there are no good restaurants in the direct vicinity of the hotel, try Vico Furbo at only 5 minutes driving distance. The best!!! We wish we could eat there every night. (See our review elsewhere.)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

We stayed four nights at the end of April. Stefania and Elio were amazing hosts, very attentive and helpful. The first night we arrived late and after long and pretty stressful drive (first time drving in Italy and first time driving manual transmission car after many years of being used to automatic). Elio and Stefania were waiting to greet us and Elio has offered to drive us to and pick up us from a restaurant, so we could have relaxing dinner and enjoy some wine (Thank you Elio!). Every morning Elio and Stefania made a different treat for breakfast, little crostinis with Elio's home made olive oil (We took a bottle to home and are still enjoying it), grilled cheese, home made cakes, etc. The hotel itself was lovely too, with beautiful garden, and comfortable quiet rooms (we were facing the fields, and what a lovely view of rolling hills and San Gimignano in the far) with a lot of personal touches like fresh blooming lavender, scented sachets in the closets, quilted blankets, etc. It was a great base for sightseeing Tuscany. We went to San Gimignano, Voltera and Certaldo - Elio gave us directions on how to get to each of the places, where to park when we get there plus recommended restaurants and we were always happy with his recommendations. The only complaint we have is the prepaid wifi cards, which ended up being expensive for a longer stay. We were sad to leave and we would definitely like to come back. Ciao Elio and Stefania! Hugs for Eduardo.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

This hotel is excellent. Great location - close to Siena, San Gimignano. It is really quiet and the town has a lot of charm. It's got a beautiful view and the locals we met were wonderful and helpful. The owners are very nice people who try really hard and are doing an excellent job. Our room was large with a nice bathroom (including bathtub). Breakfast was great and there was so much to eat! They speak English well and answer all your questions. The parking is on the street right by the hotel. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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København, Denmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

Hotel Vecchio Asilo - The Old Asylum is a perfect place to stay. The location in a little village, Ulignano, in the countryside just outside San Gimignano is perfect if you want to go by car to the highlights of Toscana. It is easy to reach big cities like Sienna, Firenze, Lucca, Pisa and Bologna and it is much easier and cheaper than staying there. And every time you come back to the hotel you feel like coming home to e peaceful place.

It is even better if you come for enjoying the landscape and nature in the neigbourhood. San Gimignano is only 15 minutes away and it is quiet and wonderful in the evening, when all the buses with tourists have left the town. The trip from Ulignano to San Gimignano in the evening sun is beautiful.

We had 5 wonderful days at this little and charming hotel. Our room on the back side of the hotel had a perfect view over the hills with wine fields and forests. The room and bathroom was nice and clean.

But the best part is that you all the time feel like a special, honoured guest. We have travelled quite a lot in Italy, but we have never met such a hospitality and passion for giving good service.

We selected the hotel in the first place because we read the many positive reviews in Tripadvisor. So when we were informed that Stefania and Elio have taken over from Guido, we were prepared to adapt our expectations. But it was not necessary. We could not want more service, hospitality, better breakfast and passion for the job than we met. We got a lot of good advice of where to find the best places and restaurants to visit in the neighborhood. Always with a smile.

We will be glad to return

Søren and Lisbeth
Denmark

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Vecchio Asilo

Property: Hotel Vecchio Asilo
Address: Via delle Torri 4 | Ulignano, 53037 Ulignano, San Gimignano, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano > Ulignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ulignano
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,013 - ₹ 8,560
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Vecchio Asilo 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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