The medieval city of Siena, surrounded by the rolling hills and lush greenery of the Tuscan countryside, has some excellent accommodation options as former castles and villas now open their doors to guests. From palazzos to pensiones, check out our pick of the top hotels in Siena – all bookable on Culture Trip.
Just 3km (2mi) from Siena station, the hotel Villa Scacciapensieri is a renovated 19th-century villa with much original elegance. The rooms combine antique furniture and old-world aesthetics with modern hotel amenities. The grounds include a restaurant, a tennis court and a view of the Chianti hillside, making this ideal for both rest and recreation.
An unbeatable location? Tick. Boutique accommodation? Tick. A friendly yet sophisticated atmosphere? Tick. Positioned on Piazza San Giovanni, Il Battistero Siena is a family-run guesthouse that blends history and modernity. Outside, you’re welcomed by a grand palazzo facade, while inside centuries-old plaster walls and whitewashed ceiling beams add to the character. Accommodation is smart with wood floors and classic furniture. Families can opt for a two-bedroom suite, and you can even sleep in a medieval tower.
Expect ceiling frescoes, chandeliers and antique furniture at this historic city centre residence. The seven rooms are spread over two floors, each named after a precious stone. The diamond suite is the most luxurious, with three large rooms including a lounge, marble bathroom with a hydromassage tub and private terrace. Eat a breakfast of warm pastries, freshly cooked eggs and mozzarella in the breakfast room or on the sun terrace.
There’s a dark and edgy feel to this boutique hotel, housed inside a brick building dating back to the Middle Ages. Outside, wrought-iron gates adorn the facade, while inside are original arches, decorative paintings and vaulted ceilings. A low-lit brick staircase leads to the guest rooms, which feel comparatively modern – one of the suites has a bathroom that sits in a glass cube. Don’t miss regional wine tasting in the atmospheric cellar.
Ellie Ross contributed additional reporting to this article.
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