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Hotel Leon Bianco

Piazza della Cisterna 13, 53037, San Gimignano Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 29 hotels in San Gimignano
Travellers' Choice
A holiday at Hotel Leon Bianco, ancient hotel run by the same family for more than thirty years, is a step back in time: it is located in one of the most beautiful squares of the historical center, Piazza della Cisterna, inside an ancient palace surrounded by majestic towers of the Middle Ages.The Leon Bianco has maintained the fascination of its ancient origins: the simplicity that binds to the taste and to a warm welcome.Guests staying at the hotel Leon Bianco enjoys the best location, right in the heart of the historic center, to revive the atmosphere of the medieval village and to be able to explore San Gimignano, its typical little streets, the beautiful fortress of Montestaffoli, and all the wonders that this town offers then, he is in the position to visit the most important cities of Tuscany.At dispousal of our guests also a jacuzzi 5 sitz in the terrace, a fitness and a billiard rooms.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Table tennis
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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I put my towel out early wrote a review 15 Jun
The location of the hotel is ideal, smack-bang in the center of town. Lisa at reception was friendly and helpful. The room (no. 38) was very spacious and nicely appointed. The hotel offers a shuttle service from a nearby paid parking lot. A few niggles which keep me from giving five points: the AC was not effective in really cooling down the large room, no hand-towels provided (only shower towels), tap and shower only gave hot/warm water on the second day, sparkling water wasn't restocked in the mini-bar after I took a bottle. When Lisa wasn't in, reception was staffed with some interesting characters, including a guy playing guitar... I used their laundry service which did a good job but turned out to be very expensive. The shuttle is in pretty bad condition, should be replaced. San Gimignano as a whole is slightly overpriced vs. other Tuscan towns, and Leon Bianco is no exception, but up to a daily rate of €110 I can recommend the place.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
travel-venezia wrote a review 6 Jun
Milan, Italy
I stayed at the hotel during a weekend holiday. My room was in a corner with view ofvthe hills. I found the room very clean and in an excellent status. Also the bath and the shower were just remodelled. Moreover the quality of sleep was very good: silence and good bed. Price very good. I recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Paola galgani, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your beautiful words! You will be welcome again!
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skip15000 wrote a review Oct 2020
Orlando, Florida
If you want to be just steps from the soul of San Gimignano, this is the place. Family run, quiet, good service, friendly, and literally right at the doorstep of the Duomo and the towers. Some rooms have views of the city of the country. The rooms are fairly large for quaint Italian hotels. And there's an elevator.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: if you want a view, ask
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wrightser wrote a review Mar 2020
Maynooth, Ireland
Stayed here for a night during a walking trip on the Via Francigena. Highly recommend it for location alone but we were given good service and the breakfast was fine. Some of the rooms had views over the square - ours was over the countryside - beautiful. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from Famiglia-Galgani, Proprietario at Hotel Leon Bianco
Responded 6 Jul 2020
Thank you very much for this beautiful review, hope to welcome you soon again! Best wishes from all our staff
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Pompougnac wrote a review Nov 2019
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
This great hotel is right in the middle of everything, and in a beautiful building, and a great location: you can look out of your window to see if it is the best time to go for a gelato at Dondoli (there is always a line from 11 am to 4 pm), you can sit outside at the bar next door and watch the kids run and play by the well while we having a glass of wine and some tapas, everything to eat and shop is close by, and the best part is that you wake up and see that beautiful view of the plaza from your windows. The staff was very nice to us, and the feeling of a historic building is all around, greatly produced and gives you a sense of pride to be staying here. The rooms are huge, we travel with 2 children in strollers, and the room felt really big, we had a great night sleep. The only reason for rating it 4 stars is that the decoration felt worn, but to be honest, you dont need anything else. The morning we left it started to rain, so we tried to get a taxi to drive us to the parking lot, but you can´t get one if you dont book it in advance the night before, so we had to walk under the rain (a 5 minute walk), not a problem, we just bought rain coats in the store right in front of the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
US$86 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Leon Bianco
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Leon Bianco?
Nearby attractions include Historic Centre of San Gimignano (0.08 km), Torre e Casa Campatelli (0.1 km), and San Gimignano Bell Tower (0.10 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Leon Bianco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Leon Bianco?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Leon Bianco?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Leon Bianco?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Leon Bianco?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Bottega - Tuscany Food & Wine, Da i' Mariani, and Pasticceria Il Criollo.
Is Hotel Leon Bianco located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of San Gimignano.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Leon Bianco?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Leon Bianco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Leon Bianco?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Centre of San Gimignano (0.08 km), Torre e Casa Campatelli (0.1 km), and Palazzo Pubblico e Torre Grossa (0.08 km).