Borgo Scopeto Relais
What We Love
- Original features include ceiling frescoes and terra-cotta floors
- Stunning views of Siena from this hilltop retreat
- Spa treatments use products made with wine, oil and honey from the estate
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- The property is in the Chianti wine region, a 30-minute drive from Siena
- Vespas and vintage Alfa Romeos can be rented at reception
- On-site facilities include a gym, a spa, an outdoor pool and two tennis courts
- A city tax of $2 (€2) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Overlooking the Tuscan city of Siena, Borgo Scopeto Relais is a majestic 14th-century estate surrounded on all sides by oak forest, vineyards and olive groves. This immaculately preserved medieval property features 58 guestrooms and suites, all tastefully and traditionally decorated. Some suites and villas have original 17th-century frescoes; others feature four-poster beds, separate living rooms and private gardens. The marble-clad bathrooms are large and luxe, with bathtubs or walk-in rainfall showers. Indulge in a treatment at the Borgo Scopeto Relax spa, which uses beauty products made from the estate’s own oil, wine and honey. Dine on traditional Sienese fare at La Tinaia, a swanky restaurant in the hotel’s ancient cellar. Active types can limber up at the gym, take a dip in the outdoor pool or play a game of tennis on one of the two hard surface courts.
In the Area
Explore the Tuscan countryside in style by renting a Vespa or a vintage Alfa Romeo (the hotel can arrange both), then cruise into nearby Siena – arguably the most romantic city in the world – and make a beeline for the duomo, a 12th-century cathedral with an intricate green, red and white marble façade. After touring the church’s grand Gothic interior, do your taste buds a favor and head to Tre Cristi, a beautifully frescoed seafood-centric restaurant established in 1830. Fashion-savvy travelers will want to visit the Mall, about an hour’s drive from the estate, where you can stock up on discount threads from top Italian brands, including Gucci and Fendi. And make time to explore the Chianti wine region, which is home to tons of vineyards that offer tastings, including the Fattoria Viticcio and the Montefioralle winery.
How to Get There
Amazing history and design, impeccable style and rework of this 14th century monastery ... staff super helpful, friendly and professional ... plan on staying put as taxis can be expensive in and out of Siena..
Would be great place to celebrate a special birthday with friends and family!
We loved staying here. Attentive and helpful staff from check-in until departure. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and you can see Siena in the distance. The restaurant, food (please get the chocolate parfait while you are there, for the love of all that is good in the world) and service staff are wonderful. I did not get the chance to go to the spa as we were off-site for most of the day. However, we were able to relax at the property in the evenings.
This hotel is in a remote location and getting to Siena or other areas may be a hassle.
I would happily stay here again.
We recently brought a group here, stayed 5 nights, half board. This is a well maintained property with several historic buildings so you're living in history. The staff is extremely helpful and the chef varied our menus each night. Everyone loved the place. It is remote and unless you have a car, or don't want to travel much, I suggest having dinner.
This hotel was absolutely amazing. The entrance is lined with Cyprus trees and is stunning. Our room was very large and so was the bathroom. It was great to open up the windows and listen to nature.
The hotel is secluded so I would recommend renting a car or if you have a car service that is picking you up.
It was so relaxing to get a glass of wine at the bar and sit outside. You can see Sienna in the background.
The restaurant is pricey but the food is incredible. The breakfast was included and It was very nice.
I would recommend this hotel over and over again and hope to return in the future.
Great Location and Ambiance. Had our best Chianti at dinner at the hotel. But the rooms were very surprising. Very sparse (not one rug anywhere on a tile floor), bathroom had very little place for toiletries at all, and bed linens were very average. You walked in and it was a "thud" rather than "awh....". For such a neat facility and superior restaurant, the rooms were very lacking. Saw others have felt the same way. Can not recommend based on that. Wish I had looked at reviews before.