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Hotel Antico Borgo Il Cardino(3 stars)

Loc. Il Cardino 35 53030 San Gimignano View on map
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  • The breakfast buffet was varied (1)
    "The breakfast buffet was varied" found in 1 review
    • " ... of the country lovingly equipped hotel with super neat garden in a relaxed environment and almost absolute peace. The owners and staff of the hotel were always there for us without being pushy. The breakfast buffet was varied . The pool we had sometimes the whole day just for us. After Castel San Gimignano it was only ... " 
      5.427777777777777
      July 2012
  • Nice hotel (1)
    "Nice hotel" found in 1 review
    • " Friendly people, nice hotel , beautiful land " 
      5.730952380952381
      July 2012
  • The room was very clean (1)
    "The room was very clean" found in 1 review
    • " ... countryside is beautiful and the place itself very nice. Big swimming pool with more than enough equipment, steadily cleaned in the late evenings. The whole staff are delightful and very helpful. The room was very clean , the bathroom and shower with all amenities. Choose Il Cardino, if you prefer to visit ... " 
      5.730952380952381
      July 2012
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  • Hotel in general
    5.4
  • Room
    4.9
  • Service
    5.5
  • Location
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.2
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    7
  • very good
    0
  • acceptable
    2
  • poor
    0
  • terrible
    0
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  • Hotel in general
    Pros
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " ... of the country lovingly equipped hotel with super neat garden in a relaxed environment and almost absolute peace. The owners and staff of the hotel were always there for us without being pushy. The breakfast buffet was varied. The pool we had sometimes the whole day just for us. After Castel San Gimignano it was only ... "  read hotel review
        5.427777777777777
        July 2012
  • Room
    Pros
    • Cleanliness (1)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 1 review
      • " ... countryside is beautiful and the place itself very nice. Big swimming pool with more than enough equipment, steadily cleaned in the late evenings. The whole staff are delightful and very helpful. The room was very clean, the bathroom and shower with all amenities. Choose Il Cardino, if you prefer to visit ... "  read hotel review
        5.730952380952381
        July 2012
Sonja
Stops not, what it promises
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • September 2012
The complex is tidy and obviously regularly cleaned (for example pool ) breakfast is included, but since you can not expect too much. The furnishing of the hotel was rather simple. A very small reception - no more than off the entrance-is located across the street from the breakfast area-also very small - a bit like a restaurant seems (closets where coffee is brewed). The breakfast specifically on the terrace restaurant, the of a tent covered and depending on the weather using air chilled or heater heated. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    2.0

    Unfortunately. There is only the breakfast area-otherwise one can in the hotel expect nothing. The breakfast me personally very dissapointed. There is only the bland taste bread with hard crust (but might be in tuscany as usual be, that the bread after nothing tasting may), toast, which one toasten can. A few sausage and cheese, but there was for me nothing (for example the proscutto was extremely thick cut, i therefore have the omitted). Butter, jam, honey and Nutella were available plus a few yogurt cups, croissants and biscuits. Muesli, dosenobstsalat and a few 'frische' fruit. But why the gastronomy for me only with 2 stars is mainly the quality. The bread tasted nothing at all, the fruit was old and wrinkled, the fruit salad was from the can, the offered juice was sugared water from the windelstoff the package and the summit were the soft eggs cold and undercooked. With hands and feet we could explain, that our eggs would like gladly a little more cooked would have. So she took 2 of the eggs and she again to the warm water thrown. Also the alternative fried eggs isn't recommendable (greasy and the protein above still raw)

  • Hotel
    4.0

    The complex is tidy and obviously regularly cleaned (for example pool ) breakfast is included, but since you can not expect too much. The furnishing of the hotel was rather simple. A very small reception - no more than off the entrance-is located across the street from the breakfast area-also very small - a bit like a restaurant seems (closets where coffee is brewed). The breakfast specifically on the terrace restaurant, the of a tent covered and depending on the weather using air chilled or heater heated.

  • Location
    4.0

    This question is very difficult to answer. As a starting point for visits to the surrounding towns, it is perfect. Thus 5 stars. The location of the hotel and the immediate infrastructure is rather bad, so max three stars. Brief explanation: In the immediate area the villages San Gimignano, castel San Gimignano, Volterra and colle di val d'esa. Everything really worth seeing and not more than a good half an hour away. Infrastructure: The hotel itself offers nothing. There is no restaurant, no cafe, no small shop, not even the front desk is always manned. The complex is but nice and you can sit outside or to the pool planting. In the immediate area there is nothing. The only restaurant the sensible meals at reasonable (if it in tuscany is) offers is the pizzeria on the right side (approximately 10 minutes out). There are a Trattoria, but since you get hardly anything for quite a lot of money. Quality is however good and you can take a nice sit outside. There are no supermarkets or shops where one grundversorgen can (for example with water) in the immediate vicinity and also no café ' s. We are to eat and café beverage always in one of the cities (Volterra, colle di val d'esa or San Gimignano). In Volterra there is a coop (supermarket) where you can shop well. Hotel is located right on the street - and you can hear. Of the pool you can get to the prison see \u263a

  • Room
    3.0

    Rooms are very small. About 8 square meter + bathroom. But a double bed, a closet, a 2. sofa and a table inside. The flat screen tv is raised on a shelf appropriate. Unfortunately one can see by the bevel rather bad, because the picture (from bottom view) is very dark. But no matter, because it was only 2 german transmitters gives (math satellite. 1 and ARD). Oh yes-minibar with drinks is available, but was not used by us. The fridge did we a little shared (for purchased salami and parmesan). Was not complained, although a sign indicates, the fridge not to use. Which particularly disturbed us, were the fly! We had hardly the door open (windows there was none) dozens of flies in the room! We hit, because otherwise a sleep would have been impossible... The fliegenleichen the whole 10 days accompanied \u263a The floor was for certain never cleaned. The bedding was in the 10 days never changed, but only the bed made. Toilet and bath but it was clean.

  • Service
    5.0

    So all of the staff are extremely friendly. We have suspected, that under circumstances around the owner is. The man sits in the lobby; spoke very good english and helps gladly. The woman is for breakfast and cleaned the rooms - she really makes an effort and also very friendly - understood but a word of german or english. There is still another woman, dark hair and husky voice, despite their rough charisma as warm and made an effort. We have for example once no bread anymore and she gave us from of the kitchen a few disks in/out privileges and we had to pay not even a pay.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    Sports and entertainment does not exist. However the pool was beautiful, therefore nevertheless 4 stars. The only fault - the hotel lies directly at the road. You can hear every car and every motorcycle, the winding roads up and down the drive.

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Detlev
Always great again.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • September 2012
Were in september 2012 to 5 (5) times. We like it again and again. The owner ( spoke english very well) or a receptionist (speaks good german, english and french) is always alternating, one of two. It is a typical, tuscan family hotel. The breakfast buffet is more than adequate ( for german guests also dark bread ) and also diverse. It is very clean, no matter wether rooms, bath, pool and the beautiful grounds. Towels daily, bed sheets were changed once in the middle of our stay. Dinner, order for breakfast, after small menu, on time, and is very ... tasty. The rooms have no window, but a glasflügeltür, which directly on the terrace leads. Because of this the rooms are although dark but when the weather was cooler. Two german tv channels are sufficient perfectly, about the latest news to hear, you need more on vacation actually not. Loungers by the pool are sufficiently available, even with sun protection for the head. There is the whole day, drinks, beer, wine, water, coffee or ice cream. The prices are very moderate. It is a the road to San Gimignano past, where it through motarradfahrer, especially at the weekend during the day can be a little noisy, but what after sun down suddenly stops, so that one at night undisturbed night's sleep. However, you should not without a car by accident. Somewhat remote from the large commotion convenient. Parking but sufficient and available free of charge. Big supermarket on the edge of San Gimignano about 10 kilometers away. Excursion possibilities ( by car) there were very many. (Chianti-valley or to to the sea one drives one hour). In the hotel there was a brochure with map of tuscany, the most beautiful excursion possibilities. Also a trip on the island Elba is on one day easy to create (including ferry). We were not for the last time there. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.8
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    4.3
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Annett
Once was enough
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • September 2012
The hotel is a converted country house, in the last angle still used. Unfortunately it is also very badly soundproofed, what we particularly didn't bother. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0

    A pool was available - because of the weather we could the unfortunately not more use.

  • Service
    4.0

    The staff is friendly, talks but incessandy on italian on a-not really useful, if you (except for pasta and poise not much understands ☺ ).

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    There was a sufficient choice of meals for breakfast - unfortunately little variation, if you want a longer time spent.

  • Room
    2.0

    The rooms were very small and was quite simply equipped. - we had a 'superior room' booked, in the end, it was just as lots of space left, to get around the bed to walk and also a ausziehliege /couch to accommodate. In the bathroom you could hardly turn, although this with a rather small toilet half under a radiator equipped. Conclusion : the rooms are - from the hotel - cleverly photographed and a bit different (not only larger) could hope for.

  • Location
    3.0

    The hotel is located a few hundred meters from castel San Gimignano and about 10 kilometer from San Gimignano. Castel San Gimignano is a small village with a restaurant who does not by car for dinner go, is not so very wide choice...

  • Hotel
    3.0

    The hotel is a converted country house, in the last angle still used. Unfortunately it is also very badly soundproofed, what we particularly didn't bother.

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Friendly people, nice hotel, beautiful land
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Countryside & spa
  • June 2012
We stayed in Il Cardino for 10 nights. The view of countryside is beautiful and the place itself very nice. Big swimming pool with more than enough equipment, steadily cleaned in the late evenings. The whole staff are delightful and very helpful. The room was very clean, the bathroom and shower with all amenities. Choose Il Cardino, if you prefer to visit historical cities (San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence, Siena, Pisa etc) placed maximum few tens of kilometers and stay outside the city noise. Highly recommended! read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Falk
Dream vacation in an idyllic setting
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • June 2012
Typical of the country lovingly equipped hotel with super neat garden in a relaxed environment and almost absolute peace. The owners and staff of the hotel were always there for us without being pushy. The breakfast buffet was varied. The pool we had sometimes the whole day just for us. After Castel San Gimignano it was only about 10 minutes footpath. There were 2 bars, a Ristorante and a small store, where everything vital could buy. Excursions to Florence, Siena and in's Chianti are very recommendable. A perfect vacation overall. read hotel review
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Location
    4.7
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Information about Hotel Antico Borgo Il Cardino

Hotel Information

Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    The “borgo” stands up on a hill, in a beautiful landscape, smoothly coloured by the green of the vineyards and the olive trees where you will enjoy the view on the magnificent towers of San Gimignano. If you wish to spend a totally relaxed holiday, Antico Borgo Il Cardino is the ideal place, panoramical, central and only 10km far from San Gimignano. The owners and their staff will host you with kindness and sympathy
  • Location
    The favourable position of Antico Borgo il Cardino offer the chance to visit many of Tuscany's favourite destinations such as: San Gimignano (9 kms), Siena 30 kms) Florence (40 kms) Volterra (16 kms) Colle val d'Elsa (10 kms) Pisa (60 kms) the coast (40 kms). The village of Castel San Gimignano is within a short walking distance where you'll find a mini-market, a bar and a restaurantWe pride ourselves on offering a friendly service and making you feel at home.
  • Accommodation
    ROOMS All our rooms are furnished in “arte povera”, tipical tuscan style, each room is personnalized with water colour decorations. They are equiped with a private bathroom, shower and hair dryer, TV sat, frigo bar, air conditionning and heating, private terrace with table and chairs where you would be able to taste a glass of wine quietly. •2 rooms with a panoramic view •2 standard •1 romantic with four poster bed APPARTMENTS The appartments can host 2 o 4 people, they have 2 rooms with private bathroom and and central furnished kitchen. -One appartment at the first floor - The other on the ground floor with a private veranda.
  • Food and Drink
    The breakfast room on the ground floor offers every morning a rich buffet made with typical local cold cuts, fresh tuscan bread, fruit juice, milk, coffee, tea, fresh pastries etc... Every morning a cake made by the owner will wake you up with a yaste of ther mold days
  • Leisure
    In the part of the garden below the structure, you will find the swiming pool, surrounded by the countryside and a charming view, where you will enjoy the tuscan sun in a perfect calm. For the kids, an angle all fot themselves with a slide and a swing.

Hotel News

11/01/2013:

Our property re-open this year from march, 22nd, 2013 with interesting propositions for th whole season. Contact us !

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Total number of rooms: < 50
  • Terrace
  • Non-smoking room
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Minibar: alcoholic
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Toilets
  • Inside access
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock

Gastronomy

  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Breakfast buffet

A choice of sports

  • Outdoor pool

Other hotel information

  • Check out no later than: 11:00
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Information desk
  • Pets allowed