What We Love
- A room or suite at a five-star resort among vineyards, with breakfast, discounts and morePerusing the carefully crafted menu, by none other than Gordon Ramsay
- Sipping wine under the vaulted ceilings of the wine cellar, lit gently by candlelight
- Receiving treats like a spa discount, a dining discount, a welcome drink and daily breakfast
- Upgrading to a Junior suite, for extra luxury
What To Know
- The resort is housed in a converted monastery and is surrounded by rolling Tuscan countryside
- Other than Gordon Ramsay's Contrada, onsite La Cantina – tucked away in the wine cellar under vaulted ceilings – is a must
- Treatments at the spa are expensive, but first-class
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The historic Castel Monastero is an 11th-century gem, glinting upon the hills of the Chianti region, just 16 miles from Siena and in a restored medieval hamlet. The castle displays lovely views over the Tuscan landscape, revealing centuries of historic architecture and rolling vineyards.Like its setting, it’s traditionally Tuscan, having reclaimed its former splendor after hours of careful restoration.
Built from rustic stone, and with records that date back to 1044, this five-star retreat is a haven of timeless beauty, against the backdrop of a glorious Italian sunset. It’s also received some modern updates to make a stay even more comfortable. After a long day exploring the famous frescoes and art in the area, relax with a massage in the award-winning spa, orindulge in a gourmet dining experience, led by none other than Gordon Ramsay.
Staying in a Deluxe room, you’ll be treated to 377 to 452 sq. ft. of soft furnishings and historically inspired textiles, with a bathroom that includes a shower and tub. With Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV and minibar, the rooms are also modern and convenient. Upgrade to a Junior suite for up to 678 sq. ft. and charming views of the country and a historic piazza.
With a restaurant and menu headed up by Gordon Ramsey himself, this getaway will have you wining and dining in style. Food is themed around the concepts of culture, emotion and memory and is authentically Tuscan; wines, oils and cheese from the region are featured here with pride. You may also retreat to the medieval cellar, where you’ll find an extraordinary wine list.
Only 16 miles from sunny Siena and 31 miles from Chianti, the property is surrounded by nature and a rich landscape, dotted with remains from Etruscan civilization. The area is famous for its delicious wines that burst with personality, as well as its gourmet cuisine and artistic history. In Siena, admire unforgettable frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti and, should you wish to venture further afield, Florence is but a mere 56 miles away.
How to Get There
Top class hotel, can’t fault the facilities or the service. Is expensive but is absolutely worth it for a very special experience. Calm and quiet, very relaxing place set in amazing countryside. A real treat
If you’re in Tuscany, you need to see this place. It’s like staying at a historical landmark with fully up to date luxury , incredible views, food and home to a Michelin star dinning spot. ask for Angelo!
What an amazing visit Tuscany road tour with a stay at Castel Monastero nothing but an amazing location to stay relaxing and beautiful. Near to Siena so plenty to do. In the middle of Chianti vineyards so stunning red wine from the local area
The resort was beautiful and the service at the front seat was great. Olga at the front desk was so nice and was very helpful . The restaurant was very disappointing however. I suggest eating in or around Siena. The service was terrible. We sat down and was ignored for 1/2 hour. This is supposed to be a Gorden Ramsey restaurant. The food was good after being served over an hour and 1/2 wait. We asked for wine and they came back 1/2 hour later. We asked for bread and the same thing. It did not seem like it was crowded. Even though the food was prepared well because of how we were treated I cannot recommend this restaurant and Gorden Ramsey should be aware. The breakfast was great with very good service and the manager was great. There is only one restaurant for dinner so after our bad experience we ate in Siena the next night . We did not use the spa so I cannot comment on that but it is an extra fee of 40 Euros to use it which I thought should be included in price of the room.
if you ever visit Tuscany , more specifically the sienna region do not stay elsewhere but at this blessed monastery turned into a fantastic hotel. It has the atmosphere of an old clerical place with a beautiful chapel in the middle of the monastery but the rooms are spacious and very comfortable.Big bed ,with nice pillows and covers. Old furniture makes you feel in the romantic age of renaissance. From the room you can see the hills of Chianti , with the vineyards telling you the story of this special wine.
The personal is form the old tale books , hospitality and professionalism being the first word that comes to one s mind. Flexible , quick , ready to fulfill the most eccentric request . We spent two wonderful days. And the spa is amazing.
Thank you Francesca, Gioia and all the wonderful staff. You made our short stay really memorable.