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Top 10 Hotels To Book In Siena, Italy
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Top 10 Hotels To Book In Siena, Italy

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The medieval city of Siena is tucked away in the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery. In this pastoral landscape, former castles and villas now open their doors to guests as grand hotel accommodations. Staying in these historic rooms, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped outside of time. From palazzos to pensiones, check out the top 10 hotels to book in Siena.
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Grand Hotel Continental

Formerly a palazzo of one of Siena’s great families, Grand Hotel Continental offers its guests a prime location just a few minutes away from the Piazza del Campo. Their rooms are decorated with stately antiques reminiscent of the building’s storied past, and many of their accommodations feature full views of the city, terraces, and dramatic vaulted ceilings. This is an ideal place for a romantic weekend escape, though many visitors also come here purely on business. The hotel operates a high-class restaurant as well – a convenience for working guests who don’t have time to leave the grounds, or lovebirds who just want to stay in.

Grand Hotel Continental, Banchi di Sopra, 85, Siena, Italy, +39 0577 56011

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Castello di Casole

Castello di Casole has turned an actual castle into a hotel, and has made sure to preserve the original atmosphere for their guests. Here you’ll rest in rooms fit for a fairytale, with old stone castle walls, fine designer fabrics, and other regal materials (like the Carrara marble featured in certain restrooms). There are even full villas available for private renting. Located outside the city center, Castello runs two restaurants as well as a spa, so you can escape the stress of urban life and give yourself the full royal treatment.

Castello di Casole, Località Querceto, Casole d’Elsa, Italy, +39 0577 961508

Villa Scacciapensieri

Located 3.5 km from the Siena station, the hotel Villa Scacciapensieri is a renovated 19th century villa that has maintained its original elegance to this day. The rooms combine antique furniture and old-world aesthetics with modern comforts, such as flat-screen televisions and pull-out sofas. The Villa’s grounds include a restaurant, a tennis court, and a stunning vantage of the Chianti hills, making this the perfect setting for both rest and recreation.

Villa Scacciapensieri, Str. di Scacciapensieri, 10, Siena, Italy, +39 0577 41441

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Hotel Certosa di Maggiano

Just 1 km away from the center of town, Siena’s visitors can find refuge at Hotel Certosa di Maggiano, a luxury hotel on the site of a converted fourteenth century monastery. The elegant silks and paintings in the Certosa’s rooms are framed by the natural beauty of the Tuscan hillside, and the accommodations perfectly merge Sienese tradition with modern convenience. After dining at the hotel’s upscale restaurant, guests might choose to work off their sumptuous meals in the outdoor pool or the full fitness room, then wind down with a relaxing professional massage.

Hotel Certosa di Maggiano, Str. di Certosa, 82-86, Siena, Italy, +39 0577 288180

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Borgo Scoperto Relais

Borgo Scopeto Relais is a former 14th century villa about 15 km outside town, nestled deep in the countryside among the olive groves and vineyards. Many of their rooms still have the villa’s original high timbered ceilings, though their furnishings have a clean and modern style. Guests will find everything they need and more on the hotel grounds: tennis courts, a pool, a spa, and a fine restaurant called La Tinaia. Even so, if you’re struck with wanderlust during your stay, the hotel also offers bikes and Vespas that can be chartered to explore your surroundings.

Borgo Scopeto Relais, Strada Comunale 14 Siena – Vagliagli, 18, Vagliagli,Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy, +39 0577 32001

A room at Campo Regio Relais | Courtesy of Campo Regio Relais
A room at Campo Regio Relais | Courtesy of Campo Regio Relais
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Campo Regio Relais

Just a few minutes’ walk from the Piazza del Campo, Campo Regio Relais is a beautiful hotel made up of six rooms that are all decorated in silks and warm colors, making it the perfect place for couples to stay during a romantic trip to Siena. In many of their rooms, guests can wake up to beautiful views of the surrounding hills before going out to explore the city. Though there is no restaurant (being so close to the dining options in town), the hotel does provide a continental breakfast and a cocktail bar.

Campo Regio Relais, Via della Sapienza, 25, Siena, Italy, +39 0577 222073

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Antica Torre

Antica Torre is a hotel near the Siena Cathedral, situated in an old stone tower made warm and welcoming with modern amenities. Here guests can relax with creature comforts like free wifi and comfortable beds, while admiring the beautiful marble floors in their rooms and the breath-taking views of the city below. When you come down for your complimentary continental breakfast, be sure to take in the beautiful murals on the walls of the dining room.

Antica Torre, Via Fiera Vecchia, 7, Siena, Italy, +39 0577 222255

The gardens at Palazzo Ravizza | Courtesy of Pensione Palazzo Ravizza
The gardens at Pensione Palazzo Ravizza | Courtesy of Pensione Palazzo Ravizza
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Pensione Palazzo Ravizza

Mere meters away from the Piazza del Campo, Pensione Palazzo Ravizza was constructed in the 19th century and features beautifully preserved furniture from the 1920s. Their rooms are made up in rich, creamy colors with small paintings and mirrors adorning the walls, creating a cozy space for a romantic weekend.

Pensione Palazzo Ravizza, Pian dei Mantellini, 34, Siena, Italy, +39 0577 280462

Bioaquam open air hydromassages | Courtesy of Fonteverde Tuscan Spa Resort
Bioaquam open air hydromassages | Courtesy of Fonteverde Tuscan Spa Resort
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Fonteverde Tuscan Spa Resort

Guests will discover the true meaning of relaxation at the Fonteverde Tuscan Spa Resort, located outside the city in San Casciano dei Bagni. This 17th century villa indulges its visitors with a full spa, complete with saunas and beauty treatments to leave you refreshed and rejuvenated. Their rooms are bright and cleanly designed, with wide windows and vivid color schemes. This is the perfect place to relax and pamper yourself with a loved one or a group of friends.

Fonteverde Tuscan Spa Resort, Località Terme, 1, San Casciano dei Bagni, Italy, +39 0578 57241

Hotel Palazzo di Valli © Adam Jones / Flickr
Hotel Palazzo di Valli | © Adam Jones / Flickr
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Palazzo di Valli

The three-star hotel Palazzo di Valli is comprised of 11 rooms in a 16th century villa, featuring antique furniture in a rich color palate. This hotel offers stunning views both inside and out, whether you’re standing beneath their hand-painted, high vaulted ceilings, or looking out with a loved one on their romantic terrace. These dreamy visuals are backed up by practical conveniences, as their continental breakfast and parking are available to all hotel guests.

Palazzo di Valli, Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini, 135, Siena Sienna, Italy, +39 0577 226102