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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I stayed here with my wife for 5 nights. Firstly, the journey to the hotel is absolutely stunning. Getting to see Tuscany as it should be, was absolutely fantastic. The long driveway up to the hotel, begins the luxury journey as it should.
The grounds are fantastic. Steeped in history, you can feel yourself become a part of the hotel. The rooms, whilst a little dated, were comfortable, cool and easily to sleep. The views from each room were stunning. The food was delicious, and all the staff were extremely helpful and kind. There are enough places in the hotel and grounds to get lost in if needed.
We also available of the spa treatment and pool. We were the only ones using it at the time, and it was sheer delight. The pool was perfect (I cant swim!) and the usage of the jacuzzi and steam rooms really made you feel fantastic.
If you want to have a little bit of luxury, this is the perfect place to stay. The only caveat I would say is to make sure you rent a car!
We stopped off here for 2 nights on our honeymoon. It was amazing. Gorgeous hotel, stunning location, very kind staff, delicious food, lovely toiletries in the rooms. Just perfect. We want to come back next year and have already recommended it to both sets of parents too. Thank you for such a lovely couple of days ❤️
This property has two swimming pools, tennis courts, beautiful architecture, fab spa and restaurant - what more could you want! Tastefully decorated throughout there is nothing to criticise. Would definitely return