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Piazza Della Cisterna 23, 53037, San Gimignano Italy
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#12 of 29 hotels in San Gimignano
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La Cisterna Hotel, located in the earth of San Gimignano, is the right place to be close to the main attractions and to the little shops of the main street. The elegance and simplicity of the furniture is combined with discretion with all modern comforts, a harmonious fusion of past and future. The family's commitment has always been to welcome its guest with hospitality and professionalism. Comfortable rooms with air conditioning, TVsat, mini fridge, hairdryer, safe and Wi-Fi Internet. Buffet breakfast with gluten free products .
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Shuttle bus service
Head massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
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Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Massage
Neck massage
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Telephone
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Mike S wrote a review Oct 2020
Winkel, Switzerland194 contributions126 helpful votes
We stayed here for a night. The rooms are nicely made, although the bathroom was quite small. The Hotel is perfectly located. Only 4 stars because of the breakfast. Only one hot beverage didn’t meet our expectations.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Cristiana Margheri, Proprietario at La Cisterna Hotel
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Thank you for your review. Since this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have suspended the buffet service for breakfast and replaced it with a breakfast on reservation and served at the table. We serve breakfast in our panoramic restaurant on the first floor overlooking the valley. We have thought of 5 different menus dedicated to you: Protein Breakfast, Fitness Breakfast, Sweet Breakfast, Tuscan Breakfast and Gluten Free Breakfast. Hot drinks and juices. The cost is 8 euros per person and is an extra service. You can decide not to do it and just stay overnight. Upon arrival, the menu and time are chosen. To ensure the least possible contact between guests, we also offer the possibility of room service at no extra charge!
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Celine Collignon wrote a review Sep 2020
Milan, Italy61 contributions26 helpful votes
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This little hotel, situated in the center of San Gimignano, offers clean and spacious rooms. The view it’s marvelous, facing the typical rustic roofs and the wide Tuscan nature. We won’t suggest its restaurant. If you’re coming by car, it would be difficult for you to find a parking, especially during the high season. However, if you’re coming by motorbike, they will offer you a free spot for parking in their back courtyard. Perfect position in town if you want to stroll around streets and main attractions.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Cristiana Margheri, Proprietario at La Cisterna Hotel
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Thank you for the positive feed back. All our best regards, the staff and the family
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nickdring wrote a review Sep 2020
Genoa, Italy218 contributions103 helpful votes
Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Cisterna. We had room at the back of the hotel which had a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside that is absolutely beautiful. Our room was nice and clean and well equipped although it did seem strange to have a kettle in the room but no coffee or tea. If wifi is important to you to watch a film in the evening be aware that our room had a low signal. I think they need to invest in a decent mesh system. Breakfast was a covid affair so we had to pre choose our meals. It was sufficient but nothing special: the usual fare, muesli, yoghurt and fruit but I would have like to see something hot, freshly prepared. At least the cappuccino was made by the waiter instead of a machine. We were staying half board so we also ate in the restaurant in the evening. Service was mostly good. The food was decent enough, but if it wasn't included in the price I wouldn't have eaten there again. For each course there is 3-4 options which is ok I guess but I would have liked to see some daily specials,
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Cristiana Margheri, Proprietario at La Cisterna Hotel
Responded 20 Sep 2020
Thank for your suggestions and your feedback. We hope to welcome you soon again and we send you all our best regards, the staff and the family
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angelav wrote a review Aug 2020
Leatherhead, United Kingdom78 contributions45 helpful votes
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I’ve just checked in and I am writing a review right now because I am so happy! I doubt anything can go wrong during my stay - I am in heaven! What a gem this hotel is! I’ve got the cutest little one person hotel room, with a private balcony and views over the Tuscany hills which are out of a dream! The building and the room have so much personality, you could almost imagine them speaking to you. I’ve even got beautiful hand painted furniture in the room - a work of art. A fridge is provided, perfect for keeping your own chilled Vernaccia wine (only found in this region) and chilled delicious fruit which you can buy from the town. The hotel is centrally located, in Piazza Cisterna. And yet so quiet and peaceful (at least my room is). A lot of amazing gelato places and a great choice of restaurants and shops just in front of the hotel. This is room 96, I’ve added some photos. For these reasonable prices, this hotel is a bargain and a real find. I recommend! I read a lot of reviews before arriving and some people commented on the unfriendliness of the reception staff. Nothing like this happened to me. By the contrary, the lady at the reception was very friendly and welcoming. A good start of my stay here. Also, the room is very clean, smells great and has good quality looking cosmetics in the bathroom. What more can I say... Check out my photos.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Cristiana Margheri, Proprietario at La Cisterna Hotel
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Dear Angela, we can jsut say GRAZIE GRAZIE GRAZIE for this lovely review. We ae so happy you will keep a good memory of your stay and we hope to welcome you back again. All our best regards, the staff and the family
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dantefortysix wrote a review Oct 2019
Cleveland, Ohio16 contributions20 helpful votes
This is the ideal hotel for San Gimignano. It's right in one of the town's 2 adjacent central piazzas, and the views of the Tuscan countryside below are literally incomparable! We stayed there for 4 nights. We had our breakfasts (good selection of hot and cold treats!) in the dining room with spectacular views on 2 sides. Our room was very comfortable and perfectly clean (as was the entire hotel). chambermaid service was excellent (and unobtrusive). The reception staff was wonderful – particularly Alessio, Cristiana, and Silvia. They helped so much. I can't say we had any problems, but they helped us with top-notch restaurant suggestions, taxis, and shopping recommendations. Loved it all! A great hotel in Italy's most perfectly preserved medieval hill town.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: We loved our rooms looking out on the Tuscan countryside below,
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Response from Cristiana58, Proprietario at La Cisterna Hotel
Responded 1 Nov 2019
Thank you very much for the great review and the lovely words used to describe our Hotel and our staff. A special thanks from all of us and expecially from Alessio, Cristiana and Silvia! Hoping to welcome you soon again we send you all our best regards, the staff and the family
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PRICE RANGE
US$88 - US$148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hotel la cisterna, la cisterna san gimignano
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of SienaSan Gimignano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Cisterna Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to La Cisterna Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Historic Centre of San Gimignano (0.1 km), Torre e Casa Campatelli (0.1 km), and San Gimignano Bell Tower (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Cisterna Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at La Cisterna Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at La Cisterna Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Cisterna Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Cisterna Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Bottega - Tuscany Food & Wine, Da i' Mariani, and Pasticceria Il Criollo.
Is La Cisterna Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of San Gimignano.
Are any cleaning services offered at La Cisterna Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Cisterna Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to La Cisterna Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Centre of San Gimignano (0.1 km), Torre e Casa Campatelli (0.1 km), and Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa (0.1 km).
Does La Cisterna Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.