Recommended budget, cheap hotels & B&Bs in San Gimignano
La Casa di Giovanna is a Bed & Breakfast in the historical centre of San Gimignano, famous all over the world for its medieval towers.
La Casa di Giovanna
is set in an ancient palace, recently restored.
All rooms have en-suite bathroom with shower.
Overall opinion. This Bed&Breakfast gets the highest ratings from people who stayed here. Here are some typical guests' reviews:
"What a treat, our rooms opened onto a cute solarium where in the morning the best breakfast was served. The bathrooms were first rate and fantastically clean."
"I was very impressed with the quality of the room as well as location, price etc. Breakfast was provided and was of a very high quality, superior to most."
"A charming B&B in a fantastic location. The rooms are spacious and well decorated, with modern and very clean bathrooms. Breakfast was served on a private terrace and was of a high standard. A truly delightful place to stay!"
"Charming room in old home right on main street. Parking available just outside town gates, few minutes walk. Would definitely stay there again."
"This was a great place right inside the walls of San Gimignano. The bedroom was huge! It could have slept at least 6 people. It had a living room, kitchen, bedroom and one of the nicest bathrooms we had during our stay in Italy!"
"A great address. It is the perfect place in the main street of San Gimignano. Very close to the bus stop, for thoses who carry heavy suitcase. We loved this big beautiful room and staying in a private home is so much better than any hotel. The hostess serves great breakfast and you will imrove your Italian talking with her. We keep a special memory of this place."
"Actually, I hesitate to give this small B&B such an excellent rating because I fear there will be "no room at the inn" the next time I try to stay there. A traveller could ask for nothing better."
"Excellent value at 65 euros for a double and 50 for a single, located inside the walls of San Gimignano. Like many small lodgings in towns in Tuscany, the B&B is within in a property that is itself within a very old multi-apartment building, and several keys are required to make it through the front door to the B & B and finally to your room. The rooms have lovely old windows and high ceilings, although not the luxurious decor and furnishings you might expect at much more expensive place. At these prices and in one of the most-visited little tourist towns in Tuscany, it's not a luxury hotel, but a good bargain where you can practice your limited Italian with your Italian-only-speaking hostess, who greeted my feeble attempts to put the linguistic skills nurtured by my "Learn Italian in Your Car!" CD with a surprised and happy "You speak Italian!" (translation) As others have mentioned, there's also a young man who speaks English living in an attached apartment who seems to be on hand to help out much of the time."
"Great value right in San Gimignano. Relatively easy to access via the free bus from the lower carpark, or via a short haul up cobbled laneways from a restricted parking area at the side of the walls (drive down the narrow laneway to the left of Porta San Giovanni). Look carefully for numbers and names on the huge entrance doors in Via San Giovanni. Our rooms opened onto a windowed terrace area which is added value rain or shine. Stongly recommended."
"The room is very nice with a large veranda to keep rest. The service is good and welcome is very sympatic."
"Located right in the middle of San Gimignano, this couldn't be a better bed and breakfast. The excellent hospitality of Giovanna, the Italian only speaking woman, is legendary. Watch the superb breakfast she prepares!!!! Just one advice: This is the best quality/value in whole Italy."
General price range per room
Single, double & triple rooms: 50 - 80 euros
Hotel Vecchio Asilo is a budget hotel few kilometers from the historical center of San Gimignano. It is a family-run hotel, and has among its facilities a breakfast room and a lovely garden. Guest rooms are in rustic style, with en-suite bathroom, TV.
Overall opinion. The hotel gets the highest ratings from guests on all aspects of their stay. The relationship between price and quality also gets full marks. Here are some typical guests' reviews:
"Exceeded our expectations. An excellent host."
"Very beautiful house restored with much taste. Breakfast nice and abundant. To be recommended absolutely and without reserve."
"We just loved Vecchio Asilo and Guido and Annamaria and we were really disappointed that we only had 1 night here. Situated in the beautiful countryside and only 8km from San Gim this hotel is a pearl. When we walked into reception Annamaria was singing Italian Opera whilst arranging flowers and although my Italian was poor we managed to work through things just fine. The rooms were fantastic, spacious and the decoration very Italian... we loved it all!!! Breakfast in the dining room was served by host Guido who does a wonderful job of running his hotel. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to experience a lovely part of Italy and genuine hospitality."
"Place kept by genial, friendly people ; the room was superb ; breakfast was a real treat : homemade cake, fresh and peeled tomatoes : truly happy to have spotted this place."
"Guido was the sweetest most welcoming Inn Keeper! We had only a quick stay due to our travel plans and regretted not being able to stay longer! This location is breathtaking and relaxing - in the heart of the Italian wine country. We would definately recommend!"
"The best place we stayed in Italy! Wonderful room, great breakfast, but best of all was the interaction with Guido and his mother (the owners.) They were a wonderful source of information on the area and incredibly helpful. Would go back to this area just to stay at this B&B."
General price range per room
Single, double & twin rooms: 50 - 80 euros
Casolare di Remignoli is a Bed & Breakfast few kilometres from San Gimignano. This ancient farmhouse, finely restored in a way that respects its original traits, like the wooden beams and the old terracotta floors, is set in the middle of a unique landscape of rolling hills covered with vineyards and olive trees. It is perfect for spending a peaceful vacation reading by the pool or walking through the picturesque Tuscan countryside.
It has a swimming pool with splendid views of the towers. Breakfast is served in a huge, magnificent dining room with a vaulted ceiling, or under the lovely awning, where you can enjoy the view of San Gimignano and Chianti. Casolare di Remignoli has private car parking. Each comfortable room, where careful attention has been paid to every detail, like the old terracotta floors, exposed beams of chestnut wood, and traditional Tuscan furniture, has its own personal touch.
All rooms have en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, safe.
From their large windows you can admire the unique landscape.
Overall opinion. This Bed & Breakfast receives generally high ratings from guests. Here are a couple of typical guests' reviews:
"Outstanding facility, with comfortable rooms and gorgeous view of the countryside. Very convenient for visiting San Gimignano. A little difficult to find. Breakfast was basic (breads, cereal, juice, excellent coffee), but good. Helpful staff. Definitely recommend."
"This property is newly renovated. The rooms are spacious and decorated in Tuscan flavor. The host is welcoming and accommodating. A wonderful find!"
General price range per room
Double rooms: 70 - 100 euros
Podere Sant'Elena is a Bed & Breakfast just outside San Gimignano. It was a farmhouse, completely rebuilt respecting the original architectural lines and ancient traditions. The transformation of the granary, the hay barn and the cowshed into appealing rooms has created a comfortable, spacious and welcoming property which guarantees guest peace and privacy.
Podere Sant'Elena affords panoramic views over San Gimignano and its towers. Characteristic furnishing, terracotta floors and wooden ceiling-beams are part of the charm of the place.
Podere Sant'Elena has a large outdoor swimming pool and a large garden, both with astounding views. Among its other facilities and services are front desk fax service, city tour, air conditioning, bike rental, children's play area, private car parking. Pastries baked on the premises will be served at breakfast every morning. A restaurant is a few yards' distance from the hotel.
All rooms, surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan countryside, have en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe box, sound proofing.
Overall opinion. People who stayed here have conistently given this Bed&Breakfast the highest ratings. Here are a few typical guests' reviews:
"This was the pick of all the places we stayed in Italy. Stayed for 2 nights but would have liked to stay for much longer. A very comfortable stay. A bit hard to find, but it is worth searching it. Very good breakfast, high above the Italian standard. And: very friendly people, providing excellent service. We would always return here."
"The view is excellent. Very clean and spacious room. The only downfall was we were met by someone that only spoke italian so it was a little difficult to communicate, however the room and the breakfast and the view is definately worth the stay."
"Beautiful!!!!!!!!! Great hospitality!!!! We will be returning soon! I definitely reccomend it for your stay in Tuscany..."
"This was the nicest Guest House I have ever stayed at! The property consists of two buildings the main residential one recently converted from an old farm house and a single storey breakfast room and office next door. The bedrooms were well furnished with a big bathroom with big shower cubical but no bath. The airconditioning was new and quiet and there was satalite tv with a couple of English speaking channels. The breakfasts were the typical small continental buffet type but all the pastries came from the owners bakery fresh that morning and were delicous. The grounds were imaculate with a big swimming pool that was spotlessly clean and had plenty of sunbeds. There was even a private covered parking area for your car which was accessed by a remote controlled key fob (which you were issued with) to get through the gated entry. This was all situated on a hill side overlooking San Gimininano and lots of vine yards and was well located for you to access all the nearby towns and villages by car. I would highly recommend this Guest house and definatly use it again."
"We had a fantastic stay at Podere St. Elena and enjoyed accomodation, wine, surroundings - especially the walking distance to San Gimignano - and the delicious breakfast very much! We already recommanded Podere St. Elena to some friends of ours."
General price range per room
Single & double rooms: 90 - 100 euros
Recommended town house suites, self-catering accommodation, apartments, farm homes in San Gimignano
Farm Home Tenuta Torciano is a four stars hotel set in a vineyard and country house built in 1720, and can be described as a wine-lover's paradise. Its grapes, cultivated on 160 hectares of land, have been producing since 1720 many of the classic wines of the area, including Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva, Vernaccia of San Gimignano, Vino Nobile of Montepulciano, and Brunello of Montalcino.
Adjacent to the house is the wine cellar, with the wine tasting room.
Tenuta Torciano affords panoramic views of the surrounding hills, covered with vineyards, olive groves and oak groves, typical of the Chianti landscape.
All rooms are overlooking a large garden with solarium, and have their own private parking space.
Overall opinion. People who stayed here give good ratings to this hotel, and they all consider it, as one guest wrote, "great value. We highly recommend this place".
General price range per room
Double rooms: 80 euros
Triple rooms: 120 euros
Casale Gregoriano are holiday apartments in the San Gimignano countryside with views over the Towers of San Gimignano. The Casale Gregoriano offers high standard accommodation, elegantly refurbished apartments that still preserve the warm of Tuscan tradition. They are very beautiful, with barrel-vaults or cross-vaults, and the chest-beamed ceiling that suits very well the high quality furnishing. The bathrooms are all in marble.
In front of the apartments there is a common garden with facilities such as tables and chairs and views over San Gimignano.
The apartments are of various sizes, both one-bedroomed and two-bedroomed, and can sleep 2, 3, 4 or 5 people.
Overall opinion. People who stayed here have generally given this property high ratings. This guest's review is typical of others: "We liked the hotel. The rooms were very spacious and clean. Good value."
General price range per apartment
Apartments for 2, 3, 4, 5 people: 110 - 170 euros
I Coppi is a town house suite hotel in San Gimignano, 5 minutes' walk from the very heart of the historical centre. 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, offering a spectacular view of the typical Tuscan landscape. The inebriating fragrances and charming colours of vineyards and olive groves create the dreamy atmosphere of this peaceful haven.
Overall opinion. People who stayed here give I Coppi the highest ratings on almost all aspects of their stay. Here's a typical guest's review: "It was the most pleasurable 5 days I spent in Tuscany. I am positively sure that if I or my family or my friends would like to go to Tuscany I will recommend them to stay in "I Coppy". A lot of thanks."
General price range per room or apartment
Double rooms with en-suite bathroom, including breakfast: 70 - 80 euros
One bedroom apartments for up to 2 persons: 80 euros