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
This is a place where dreams are made off!! Postcard views of Tuscany and extreme refinement. I love everything about this place, the outdoor is breathtaking, the rooms gorgeous and the hotel itself impeccable!! Do not hesitate for a second. I highly recommend doing a wedding here!!! Very inspiring if u are a writer looking for a calm haven, the pools and tennis courts gorgeous. Didn’t have enough time to try the spa but the restaurant and wine are great. They produce their own wine, oil, balsamic vinegar cream and have amazing shampoo that we bought back with us. Watch out for the gps maps as they tend to take u through a narrow complicated route. My advice call the hotel and let them guide u before hand
My husband and I had a wonderful time staying at Borgo Scopeto Relais for several nights during our honeymoon. All of the staff were warm, friendly and always eager to help make our stay enjoyable and pleasant. Andrea was a fantastic resource at the front desk giving us tips and recommendations for getting around the area during our stay. Ferdinand was also extremely helpful and always taking initiative, going out of his way to ensure we had reservations made at the restaurant when the front desk was busy with incoming guests. Giovanna at the spa was wonderful, too. It is clear that all staff work well as a team to bring excellent service to guests.
The room we stayed in was quite spacious for two people with plenty of closet space, a mini kitchen and living area separated from the bedroom. But the views and property were spectacularly breathtaking. Seeing cypress trees in the landscape at all times of day, the rolling hills, it was the perfect place for us to unwind and relax.
This traditional tuscan resort has a spa, rolling hills, restaurant and bar. there is a nice drive on the way in, but be aware there is nothing else around for a good 15-20 drive. so the onsite restaurant is all your going to get and the food was average at best. I did love the soap and shampoos they have made with local olive oil
Just left after a week visit at Borgo Scopeto. We stayed in one of the separate villas on the property. Can’t say enough about how great our stay was. The staff was incredibly attentive. The restaurant was fantastic. Best risotto I’ve ever had. The wine list was wonderful as well. Great wines from Scopeto, Caparzo and Altessino. The wellness center was great as well. Easily manage me to drive to Siena and many other points. Loved this place. Hope to return someday!
I had high hopes for this place but it was just a completely profound disappointment from start to finish. Upon checking in and unloading our car, we were told the porters would take our bags to our room and park the car. We got to the room and half the bags were missing. They only took what was in the car, never bothered to open the trunk and parked the car. I then had to go get the car again, empty the trunk and take the bags in. The first room we were given was horrible, it had a giant glass window that offered no privacy unless you closed the curtains and then it felt like you were living in a cave. The next room was even worse, tiny bathrooms with no fans so there was condensation everywhere when you showered, the air conditioning barely worked. The only thing good about the place is the breakfast because it’s a pretty good buffet of all the standard stuff. They host too many events for the place to be peaceful. They were hosting private events with a car company that took over the place, a wedding party was arriving while we were there and they seemed to ignore everyone else. The hotel engaged in a few strange requirements like requesting that we sign a certain form that required them to notify local police of our movements. I am not sure if it was because we were Americans but I have never had that experience in Italy. I think we were definitely profiled and perhaps racially. Upon trying to check out after paying well over $1200 dollars, we could not get anyone to help us get our bags to our car. To add insult to injury after we had paid our bill, the lady at the front desk stopped us frantically to ask if we had ordered anything at the pool bar. I looked at her incredulously wondering what she was talking about, I literally asked her if she was serious. She reiterated her question and I firmly and annoyingly responded that “you don’t have a bar at your pool”. There is literally no employees of the hotel serving anything at the pool. No one else was asked that question and we are firmly convinced ethnic /national origin had a lot to do with it. The whole incident left a bad taste in my mouth and I was furious. It was such a tacky and unprofessional insult to guest who had just spent money at your hotel. The pools have no life, one is so far away its not worth walking to and the other plays tacky music. With the exception of breakfast, I can 100% say this is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in for multiple reasons. I know this sounds harsh but if you are American, stay away from this place. It was such a joke for the price.