Three stars hotels in San Gimignano recommended by guides & guests
Hotel Pescille is a three stars hotel overlooking the towers of San Gimignano. Located in the tranquility of the Val d'Elsa Tuscan hills, it is a late 19th century old farmhouse, completely renovated.
The hotel has many facilities, including the large outdoor swimming pool, meeting room, fax service, TV room, private car parking, safety box at the front desk, reading room, bar, personal newspapers, the garden with its olive-trees and cypresses, city map and tourist information service, the hydromassage jacuzzi bathtub, the tennis court. Due to its strategical position, the hotel Pescille is a good starting point for excursions to the nearby Tuscan cities: San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena and Florence.
All rooms and suites have en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, heating.
They also offer views of the Tuscan countryside or the San Gimignano towers.
Overall opinion. People who stayed here have consistently given very high ratings to this hotel. Some typical guests' reviews:
"We could not fault Hotel Pescille throughout our stay. The best reccomendation is that we are returning next year and so are our friends who introduced us to Pescille. The restaurants close by are nothing short of excellent. A guaranteed first class holiday!."
"Stunning location, great Hotel, would stop there again."
"Pescille is a wonderful property that becomes more charming the longer you stay. Beautiful grounds and views, a terrific pool, cute bar area; it had everything I wanted. I also liked that it was outside the city, but very close. Its location makes day trips throughout Tuscany very easy.."
"We wanted a chill out holiday with the ability to easily get to places of interest. Pescille fufilled the requirements. Breakfast varied choice, plenty available. Lunch simple but good value. Pescille rooms minimalist in design, very comfortable with lovely views over San Gimingano. Bar very relaxed with code of keep it quiet after 23:00, house chianti Euro 7.50 a bottle and it is good. Gardens beautiful, pool excellent. The Pescille web site photos do not do this place justice. Excellent week, but a car is a must have. If we go back to SG this is where we will stay."
"Great Tuscan hotel with lots of charm. Definetely the best breakfasts we had while in Italy. Rooms were very clean and a bit rustic but being an old Tuscan Villa this was fantastic. The hotel is about six kilometres from San Gimanano."
"Fantastic, the hotel is in a lovely old building overlooking olive groves and vinyards. The rooms are large with huge firm beds and a gorgeous view over the above landscape. The decor is smart and clean and the staff very helpful. The price includes a very good buffet breakfast and a yummy cold buffet dinner is available for 10 euro. The hotel produces its own wine which is available through the bar for a paltry 7.50€ and is very good. Great to visit the region in the morning and relax by the pool in the afternoon."
General price range per room or suite, including breakfast
Single rooms: 70 - 90 euros
Double rooms: 90 - 130 euros
Suites & triple rooms: 130 - 170 euros
Hotel Belsoggiorno is a three stars hotel in the historical centre of San Gimignano, in a quiet location near Porta S. Giovanni, with attractive views.
The hotel has a restaurant serving specialities from old Etruscan and Medieval recipes.
All the hotel's 21 rooms have en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, TV, heating.
Overall opinion. The hotel gets high ratings from guests. Some typical guests' reviews:
"My stay at this Hotel was one of the best in Italy. Reception cooperative efficient and kind. Restaurant excellent. I am planning to return. I have recommended Belsoggiorno as a must to a couple of friends who will be going within a year. The room was excellent."
"A warm welcome from the very helpful reception team. The room was overlooking the Tuscan Hills (the view is great). The room was clean and spacious and the bathroom was nice and clean and had plenty of room. Breakfast was more than adequate, cereals, fresh fruit, breads etc. It is located just inside the gates and is very easy to find. Recommended."
"We both enjoyed our short stay in the Belsoggiorno Hotel, It thouroughly deserves its good reputation. Views amazing, bathroom spotless, bed comfortable, location perfect, access convenient, breakfast hearty and tasty, welcoming genuinely friendly, front desk assistance understatedly helpful. Has its own resturant with views and other alternative eating out alfreso choices close by. Being so closely located to the front gate made settling into San Gimignano after driving down from Firenze a simple and smooth experience. We opted to park in the closest car park near the front wall and gate for 15 euros per 24hours for convenience. Other carparks are more distant and less expensive. They are accessed by shuttle bus. It is possible to park outside the front gate for a few minutes to unload luggage if someone stays with the car."
"This hotel was a joy - beautifully located, multi-lingual personnel and a view to die for. The rooms are immaculate but furnished in a spartan manner. This added to the charm of this ancient building for us, but if you are looking for posh pampering this is not it. The breakfast buffet was the best breakfast we had at any B&B. We are a family of five, with the youngest being 15, and all of us loved the hotel and the surroundings and would gladly return."
"This hotel is located just inside the main gate and therefore extremely convenient for arrival by car, taxi or bus. All the staff were helpful on arrival, my booking was quickly located and keys ready. Breakfast was superb and the restaurant has the same breathtaking panoramic view as the bedroom. I cannot recommend this hotel more highly than to say I will definitly return."
"The view was fantastic, and the parking lot was very close. Excellent location."
General price range per room or suite, including breakfast
Double rooms & Suites for 2 persons: 90 - 140 euros
Suites for 3 & 4 persons: 130 - 170 euros
Hotel L'Antico Pozzo is a three stars hotel in the centre of San Gimignano, near Piazza Duomo, the very heart of the town, set in a superb 15th century town house. Every little detail has been maintained to preserve the charm of ancient times and give you the impression of having stepped into another age.
The hotel has various facilities, including internet/email services, fax service, TV room, safety box at the front desk, room service, bar, multilingual staff, luggage room, laundry service, lift/elevator.
The entire property is air conditioned. The building, now completely restored, preserves intact the original style of the l5th century. The oldest part of the town house goes even beyond, dating back to 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 (The Ancient Well).
It 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 Pink Room (Sala Rosa).
From the bedrooms to the delightful Sala Rosa, where you'll have breakfast, the old-world atmosphere is intact and unique.
All rooms have air-conditioning, Internet plug, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, radio, mini bar, safe box and other amenities.
Overall opinion. L'Antico Pozzo is recommended by guides like Concierge, which says: "This small hotel is immersed in the splendid countryside of San Gimignano. Located in a beautiful, fifteenth century house, it has been restored conserving the original architecture. It now offers a few rooms which are charmingly decorated, embellished with the original frescoes; all of these rooms face an ancient well. A restaurant is not available; however, with all the farms and trattorias in the area, eating well will not be a problem. Parking spaces are available. Cost: Moderate."
People who stayed here have also given this hotel good ratings and reviews. Here are some typical guests' reviews of the hotel:
"The hotel has a perfect location on one of the two main streets within the city walls of San Gimignano. L'Antico Pozzo is well run and the guests are made to feel welcome. The sun terrace where breakfast can be taken is an added bonus."
"A wonderful value."
"My wife's favorite hotel of our trip. Excellently located."
""Hotel L'Antico Pozzo was a wonderful way to begin our visit to Tuscany. I would recommend the property to anyone without reservations."
"Charming and friendly, clean and obviously well run hotel. Central but our front room although right on one of the main streets was quiet and cool. Very good breakfast - most ate in rear courtyard. Had To Leave at 4.45am to catch flight and needed the hotel to be opened up - no problem."
"The hotel is really well located and you can arrive with your car, check-in and there's a parking lot 5 minutes far, but there's a van available to bring you back. 10EUR per day. Really pleasant room and bathroom."
"The location of this hotel was perfect, right on one of the major roads. Although it was in a busy area it was surprisingly quiet at night. We had a lovely view facing the street. The staff was extremely helpful, especially in arranging for an early taxi to pick us up at the door. We would certainly stay here again."
"The room had many antiques and lovely appointments. We ate breakfast on the terrace outside with linen tablecloths and many coffee refills! The location of the hotel was ideal as it was near everything. I would recommend this B&B 100%."
"Beautiful hotel! Excellent breakfast and great history of building. Super location for going everywhere in San Gimignano. Very comfortable bed. Appointments were well above average. Hotel employees were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We had an excellent two day stay. Thanks!."
General price range per room, including breakfast
Single rooms: 80 - 90 euros
Double rooms: 120 - 130 euros
Hotel Le Renaie is a three stars hotel 5 kms from San Gimignano, in the historical village of Panacole, in itself worth visiting for its 17th-century sanctuary and 15th-century paintings.
The hotel is surrounded by gently rolling hills covered with olive trees, grapevines and woods that have grown here for centuries.
The Hotel le Renaie, elegant and tasteful, is set in the quiet of a garden, where among the greenery lies the enticing blue of the swimming pool: you can take your meals by the pool, in an open-air restaurant.
Overall opinion. Le Renaie is recommended by Concierge guide, with this review: "The delightful countryside close to San Gimignano is home to this hotel, which has been recently built using traditional, rustic materials such as white plaster, red roof tiles and brickwork with wooden beams. The spacious rooms are furnished in a sober yet pleasant style. There is also a restaurant, and the hotel is perfect for business travellers who will find that, although the hotel is rustic in appearance, it has the most modern essentials. Cost: Moderate."
Le Renaie also gets positive ratings from people who stayed here.
General price range per room
Double rooms without balcony: 100 - 110 euros
Double rooms with balcony: 120 - 130 euros
Four stars hotels in San Gimignano recommended by guests
Hotel Villa San Paolo is a four stars hotel on the leafy hills surrounding San Gimignano. The hotel is a 20th century aristocratic villa, surrounded by parklands with century-old trees and by the greenery of the Tuscan hills near San Gimignano.
The original architecture of the ancient aristocratic house has been respected, resulting in an elegant, beautifully-furnished environment.
Villasanpaolo Hotel has a beautiful park and an outdoor swimming pool, equipped with beach umbrellas and deckchairs.
The hotel has many other facilities, including 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, fax service, private car parking, luggage room, bar, safety box at the front desk, lift/elevator, shuttle service from/to the railway station and the airport.
The hotel is a haven of calm for a relaxing stay, but not far from the world-renowned Tuscan cities of art. Due to its strategic position, it is in fact a good starting point for excursions to the nearby Tuscan cities.
The entire property is fully air conditioned. The Villasanpaolo Hotel has few rooms, and the limited number of guests means more individual attention to each of them.
All 22 rooms have en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, Internet connection, safe, hairdryer, minibar, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, heating.
Rooms overlook San Gimignano or the garden.
Overall opinion. People who stayed here have generally given high ratings to this hotel. Here are some typical guests' reviews:
"This is a lovely place to stay. The welcome from the staff was very good and we were made to feel at home. It feels a very exclusive place to stay and the nearby village of San Gimignano is a good place to eat / shop / walk. Thoroughly recommended."
"Whilst accurate, the website does not do this hotel justice! Although visiting at the end of the season, our whole experience was excellent. The staff were all most professional. Our only problem was in locating the hotel. The view of the town from the hotel perhaps makes up for this, once one realizes where and when to arrive to park outside the town walls. The virtues of the hotel should be extolled more (view, pool etc). We hope to return soon."
"Fantastic establishment, completely redone. Very friendly personal service. I am afraid prices will increase strongly in the near future."
"Villsanpaolo is delightful: 2 separate old houses and main building connected by covered way. Very modern facilities. A new restaurant being created below existing one, but no noise. The staff welcomed us and sent luggage to our rooms. Restaurant not open on Wednesday, but 'snacks' provided were ample for lunch - salads, English-style toasties, ice cream sundae etc - served outdoors under the trees. Breakfast was excellent! The swimming pool was very inviting, although we didn't use it. The rooms are charming, with every thought given to guests' comfort, (although, being English, we found it a bit too warm). Car needed to go into St Gimigniano. We would certainly stay there again."
"My comments are not too generous for the lovely stay my wife and I experienced for four days at the Villa San Paulo. Our stay there was the highlight of our ten day visit in Italy! Very accommodating staff and lovely facilities! The gourmet dining in the newly opened restaurant was an enjoyable surprise."
"We only spent one night here, so our experience is limited, but we thought the hotel (a villa) was beautiful and intimate. We had the last available room, which was small, but with all amenities. The hotel is situated among well maintained gardens on a hill with a fantastic view of San Gimignano, about 10 minutes away. The staff was hospitable and very helpful in making dinner reservations. San Gimignano is so busy and crowded during the summer, we were happy to be able to retreat to the countryside and spend some time at the hotel pool before venturing out for dinner. We would gladly return."
General price range per room, including breakfast
Single rooms: 90 - 140 euros
Double rooms (Class, Charme & Prestige Double Rooms): 130 - 250 euros
Prestige Triple Rooms: 200 - 300 euros
Hotel Relais Santa Chiara is a four stars hotel just outside the medieval town of San Gimignano, on a hill overlooking the serene Tuscan countryside, in stupendous surroundings. San Gimignano's location in the heart of Tuscany allows you to easily reach and enjoy all the natural, historical, cultural, and artistic delights of the region.
The hotel has a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, garden, private parking, superior service and facilities, and is furnished with taste and style.
Hotel facilities include meeting room, cocktail bar, buffet breakfast.
All its 41 rooms and suites have air conditioning, satellite TV, in-room music and mini-bar.
Overall opinion. The hotel is given generally high ratings by people who stayed here.
General price range per room or suite
Single rooms: 100 - 140 euros
Double rooms (Small, Standard & Superior Double): 100 - 200 euros
Suites & triple rooms: 200 - 270 euros