Hotels in San Gimignano
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Villasanpaolo Resort & Spa
is a 4 star luxury hotel with pool on the leafy hills surrounding San Gimignano, in the Tuscan countryside.
Villasanpaolo Resort & Spa, located amidst olive groves, is 5 minutes’ drive from San Gimignano, hill town rich in art and history which is a UNESCO World’s Heritage Site and which you can see from Villasanpaolo (see picture).
Villasanpaolo is a haven of calm for a relaxing stay, but not far from the world-renowned Tuscan cities of art, including Siena, Florence, Pisa and Lucca, to name only a few. Due to its strategic position, the Resort is in fact a good starting point for excursions to the nearby Tuscany cities.
The hotel comprises three buildings, the main of which is a 20th-century aristocratic villa, immersed in well maintained gardens and extensive parklands with century-old trees and in the greenery of the Tuscan hills near San Gimignano. The grounds extend to about 7.5 acres (3 hectares), at the center of which is the aristocratic villa, converted from a 1300s building.
The original architecture of the aristocratic house has been respected, resulting in an elegantly-furnished environment. Next to it is another building of late 19th century. The third building of the Resort, instead, is modern.
The hotel has a beautiful park and an outdoor swimming pool among the century-old olive trees of the garden, with a sun terrace equipped with beach umbrellas and deckchairs.
Villasanpaolo Resort & Spa has splendid views of San Gimignano’s Medieval towers.
Guests can enjoy a wide range of treatments at the hotel’s large Irispa Benessere spa, which includes an outdoor heated pool, an indoor pool with hydromassage area, hot tub/Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sensory showers and much more.
Among the many other hotel facilities are bar, two restaurants, 24-hour front desk, English˗speaking multilingual staff, fitness center, concierge service, baggage storage, express check-in/check-out, and plenty more services.
Pets are welcome. Villasanpaolo Resort & Spa is delightful and feels a very exclusive place to stay.
The charming rooms and suites are in the hotel’s 3 building. Accommodations have free WiFi, air conditioning, desk, telephone, en-suite bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer, minibar, satellite and cable TV, safe.
Some rooms or suites, which you can choose when you book, have spa bath, lounge, sitting area, dining area, terrace, balcony or patio overlooking San Gimignano or the garden, outdoor dining area.
Free on-site private parking is available (reservation is not needed).
Prices start at 160 euros.
Hotel Bel Soggiorno San Gimignano
is in the historic center of San Gimignano, in a quiet location within the Medieval walls and just a few steps from the historic gate of Porta San Giovanni, San Gimignano’s most important gate.
Hotel Bel Soggiorno San Gimignano, which has beautiful views, is in Via San Giovanni, the Medieval cobbled street which is the main street of San Gimignano, linking Porta San Giovanni with Piazza della Cisterna. Via San Giovanni is a real gem of Medieval architecture, flanked by impressive buildings, some of which still with their tower.
Hotel Bel Soggiorno’s superb location just inside the main city gate makes it extremely convenient for arrival by car, taxi or bus, as well as for the town’s attractions.
As one guest of Hotel Bel Soggiorno put it, “Being in the middle of this wonderful medieval town is a spectacular feeling. Especially as the sun sets and the various day tours leave the town, San Gimignano takes on a completely new personality. I would recommend this hotel because you are in the midst of it and it’s good value for money.”
Bel Soggiorno is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Church of Collegiata di San Gimignano.
The renowned classic Chianti wine region is just 12 miles from the hotel.
Hotel Bel Soggiorno has a restaurant with a magnificent, breathtaking panoramic view, serving typical Tuscan dishes and specialities, multi-lingual and very helpful personnel, the charm of an ancient building, fantastic surroundings, and, as a guest said, “a view to die for”.
Rooms are large and tastefully decorated, and there are family rooms.
Rooms have air conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen TV, telephone, private bathroom with free toiletries, and more amenities.
When you book you can choose a room with balcony, amazing views overlooking the Tuscan hills and countryside or San Gimignano town.
Private parking is available near the hotel with no need for reservation and costs 19 euros per day.
Prices start at 140 euros.
Hotel L’Antico Pozzo
is a small, beautiful, excellent-value hotel in the center of San Gimignano, near Piazza Duomo, the very heart of the town, in an ideal location as it is near everything in San Gimignano.
L’Antico Pozzo is an original, superb 15th-century town house recognized as a historical residence and renovated under the supervision of Italy’s Fine Arts conserving the original architecture.
Every little detail has been maintained to preserve the charm of ancient times and give you the unique impression of having stepped into another age.
Hotel L’Antico Pozzo is perfectly located on Via San Matteo, one of the two main streets within the city walls of San Gimignano, very central but quiet at night.
You can drive to the hotel, where you are granted a 20-minute parking permit to unload luggage. The shortest route is via the Porta San Jacopo city gate.
Hotel L’Antico Pozzo has plenty of facilities, including family rooms, baggage storage, bar, 24-hour front desk, room service, multilingual staff, concierge service, and more.
The building, now completely restored, preserves intact the original style of the l400s. The oldest part of the town house goes even beyond into the Middle Ages, to the time when San Gimignano itself was founded. Traces of the well and the area around it from that age remain, hence the hotel’s name (which means “The Ancient Well”).
L’Antico Pozzo was donated to a religious order who lived in it until the end of the 17th century, and was the scene of religious trials during the Inquisition. It then acquired international fame as a “salon” for the high society of the late 18th century, when festive gatherings and parties were held in the ballroom wich is the present, elegant, lovely Pink Room (Sala Rosa), where breakfast is now served.
Adding to its many charms, the hotel has terrace and sun terrace.
The friendly staff can recommend one of the numerous restaurants and trattorias nearby where you can sample some traditional Tuscan cuisine.
Rooms are pleasant, charmingly decorated, and have free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV, desk, telephone, en-suite bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer, minibar, and other facilities.
All rooms have views overlooking the rooftops of lovely San Gimignano.
Some rooms have large, arch-shaped windows or four-poster beds or frescoed walls and ceilings.
Prices start at 100 euros.
is a country-house hotel with pool in a stunning setting, surrounded by spectacular views, overlooking the towers of San Gimignano.
Located in the tranquillity of the Val d’Elsa Tuscan hills, it is a late-19th-century farmhouse, completely renovated but maintaining lots of charm, 5 minutes’ drive – just 1.9 miles – from San Gimignano.
Hotel Pescille is in a lovely old Tuscan villa overlooking olive groves and vineyards, fantastic.
Breathtaking location, beautiful grounds and views, outside the city but very close. Its location makes day trips throughout Tuscany very easy.
The restaurants nearby are nothing short of excellent and can be reached in 5-10 minutes’ walk. If you want a chill-out holiday with the ability to easily get to places of interest, Pescille fulfills those requirements.
Due to its strategic position, Hotel Pescille is a good starting point for excursions to the nearby Tuscan cities: San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena (a 45-minute drive away) and Florence.
If you feel like walking, the hotel is a 40-50 minutes’ walk to San Gimignano.
Hotel Pescille has many facilities, including a terrific, excellent large outdoor swimming pool with views, a cute bar, extensive, beautiful gardens with olive-trees and cypresses, front and back terraces.
Great to visit the region in the morning and relax by the pool in the afternoon.
The hotel has an ancient tower, housing a small agricultural museum where typical local products are available to purchase on site.
Pescille rooms are minimalist in design, large, airy and full of light, comfortable. They have free WiFi, air conditioning, en-suite bathroom, free toiletries, hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone.
When you book you can choose a room with lovely views over the Tuscan countryside, San Gimignano and its towers or the gorgeous gardens.
Free private parking on site is available (reservation is not needed).
Prices start at 150 euros.
Podere Sant Elena Bed Breakfast
is a country-house hotel with pool in a peaceful and quiet location, just outside San Gimignano, 40-50 minutes of pleasant walk from the town center, near enough to the historic center and yet away from the crowds, with superb views of San gimignano and the surrounding countryside, hills and vineyards.
Podere Sant Elena Bed Breakfast used to be a farmhouse, now completely refurbished respecting the original Tuscan architectural lines and ancient traditional features.
The transformation of the granary, hay barn and cowshed into appealing rooms has created a comfortable ambience of quiet and privacy.
Podere Sant’Elena affords panoramic views over San Gimignano and its towers.
Characteristic furnishing, terracotta floors and wood-beamed ceilings are part of the charm of the place.
Podere Sant’Elena has a large outdoor swimming pool and a large immaculate garden, both with astounding views, equipped with plenty of sunbeds.
Among the hotel’s other facilities are sun terrace, bicycle rental, bar, outdoor dining area, family rooms.
Freshly-baked pastries are served for breakfast every morning. The nearest restaurant is a short walk from the hotel.
Rooms and suites, surrounded by the delightful Tuscan countryside, include among their facilities free Wifi, air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV, desk, telephone, en-suite bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer, safe, minibar.
Some accommodations, which you can choose when booking, have views over San Gimignano towers and the surrounding countryside, the garden, the pool.
Tuscany’s great historical cities of art, including Siena, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra are a short drive from Podere Sant’Elena.
Free on-site private parking is available, for which reservation is not needed.
Prices start at 150 euros.
B&B I Coppi San Gimignano
is a family-run, extremely highly-rated hotel as “Wonderful” in San Gimignano, 5 minutes’ walk from the very heart of the city’s historic center.
It’s not really your typical English B&B, although buffet-style breakfast is offered daily but you may choose whether to include it in the price or not. In Italy “bed and breakfast” can sometimes be used as a generic name for anything that is not a run-of-the-mill hotel. In this case, it’s a country hotel with an apartment for up to 2 guests.
You may think you’ll find a room and discover it’s an apartment, with a kitchen, lots of space to eat and hang out, magazines, travel guides, a bathroom and a big bedroom.
Just behind the main entrance gate of I Coppi, large terracotta oil-jars and colourful flower vases skirt the path leading to the wide terrace in front of the hotel, with tables and chairs to have lunch or dinner while enjoying a spectacular view of the typical Chianti landscape of vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees.
This place has the real Tuscan feeling and house style.
I Coppi’s restfulness is enhanced by its gorgeous garden and rooftop terrace.
B&B I Coppi San Gimignano is 20 minutes’ drive from Poggibonsi Train Station, and 4 miles from Castelvecchio Natural Reserve.
The apartment has free WiFi, garden view, terrace, outdoor dining area, barbecue, kitchen with dining table/area and sitting area with sofa, tea/coffee maker, refrigerator, kitchenware, oven, stovetop, flat-screen TV, desk, tiled floor, en-suite bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer, iron, and other facilities.
English is spoken, B&B I Coppi has an airport shuttle service.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Prices start at 90 euros.
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San Gimignano is world famous for its white wine and Medieval architecture.
San Gimignano, founded in Medieval times, is a hill town in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany, midway between Florence (north) and Siena (south – see map below).
It has a very characteristic, spectacular skyline, due to its walls and towers: 14 of its original 72 towers remain.
The economy of the independent city of San Gimignano was flourishing in the 11th century, which saw the start of the construction of its towers, that continued in the 12th and 13th centuries.
The towers of San Gimignano, dominating the valley, were built by rival noble families. They create one of the most distinctive and beautiful urban profiles in the world, looking from a distance like a castle in the sky.
The Duomo (cathedral) is also noteworthy.
The town is visible from a long distance, and it commands far-ranging views itself.
San Gimignano, although an important tourist centre, is a small town, with a population of about 7,000 people. It is just over 40 miles from the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the western coast of Italy.
San Gimignano has been declared by UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, part of the World’s Architectural Heritage.