Castel Porrona Relais & Spa
What We Love
- A luxury room or suite in a 900-year-old Tuscan castle, with a welcome drink and spa discountStaying in a 900-year-old Tuscan castle, renowned by travel publications internationally
- Choosing between a room or an executive suite, with a welcome drink included
- Using your discounts at the restaurant, at the spa and on a transfer from Rome or Florence
- Taking a day trip to horseback ride, taste wine in Montalcino or sail along the Tuscan coast
What To Know
- This brand-new hotel opened in April 2016
- The spa has wine-therapy baths, a hammam and treatments that use Tuscan wine and olive oil
- The staff is happy to give you a tour of the medieval fortress
- Lunch and dinner are served Tuesday to Sunday at Il Chiostro restaurant
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Place yourself in the company of Sienese and French nobility at a 900-year-old castle in Tuscany’s Porrona. Set within the tiny village’s medieval walls, this dignified property served as the private home of many storied families and individuals before transforming into a hotel that the Daily Mail described as “the height of luxury.” Beautifully restored, with the original terra cotta, red brick and stone preserved, now-Castel Porrona Relais continues to provide a stay worthy of a European aristocrat.
Tuscan country style informs the sumptuous accommodations, which are complete with antiques and elegant fabrics, including custom trims. There’s a Moroccan-inspired spa these days, too, which boasts a hammam and sauna and uses Tuscan wine and olive oil in its indulgent treatments – not to mention its wine-therapy baths. You can also enjoy the fitness center, visit the restaurant, or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Or, embark on a concierge-organized Montalcino wine tasting or Florence outing – if you can tear yourself away from the breathtaking views.
Each of the 25 rooms, apartments and suites is rich in designer detailing, from elaborate wall coverings to interesting objects d’art. Overlooking the village of Porrona, the Deluxe Room has exposed wooden beams and a four-poster bed and measures between 301 to 344 sq. ft. Measuring up to 538 sq. ft., the larger Executive suite has a sizeable living area, a four-poster bed or mezzanine, panoramic country views and an en-suite bathroom with double spa tub.
Amenities- Air conditioning- Flat-screen TV with media set- Complimentary Wi-Fi- Beauty amenities- Hair dryer- Minibar- Coffee machine
For discerning gourmands, signature restaurant Il Chiostro serves reinterpreted Tuscan cuisine, created with fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Expect regional specialties and exquisite mains paired with fine Italian wines. The restaurant opens for lunch and dinner daily and offers both indoor and outdoor seating.
Those seeking a mind-body reboot will adore Agua SPA, a luxurious pampering oasis complete with a Moroccan-inspired hammam, sauna and wine-therapy baths. There are also several treatment rooms for signature massages and wellness rituals using products made from Tuscan olive oils and wines.
In Italy’s Tuscan hills, surrounded by swathes of olive groves, cypress trees, sunflower fields and vineyards, you’ll be within easy reach of the province’s art-rich cities, filled with Renaissance masterpieces and great wine. Castel Porrona Relais is within driving distance of Siena, Montalcino, the hot springs of Saturnia, Maremma National Park and the glamorous coastal town of Punta Ala. Further afield, must-dos include marveling at Pisa’s iconic Leaning Tower and gazing on paintings at the Uffizi Gallery and Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence – both cities are about two hours away by car.
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Castel Porrona is an amazing location, an ancient monestry re-adapted as distributed hotel and restaurant. The SPA is really impressive and the service in the SPA is excellent. The swimming pool is nice but unfortunately it’s all day in the shadow and as consequence the water was quite cold in my opinion. The service is overall good and the food is fantastic.
Unfortunately we had the bad luck to sleep in a broken bad the first night. The day after when we have highlighted this issue they have tried to fix it and said “we tried to fix it please test tonight whether it has been fixed”. It was not and as consequence one more bad night. After the second compliant they moved us into another room (like an apartment). We unfortunately discovered that the shower was not working... We waited a bit before receiving the next and final destination.
It seems that even though the employees are amazing the director was not up to the the expected standard.
Apart from this it was a very nice stay thanks to the SPA and the great staff!
I travel hundreds of thousands of miles a year and this is one of the nicest places I’ve ever stayed. The restored castle is immaculate with all the amenities, but lots of 12th century character. Super nice staff. Gorgeous surroundings. This is a place to get away, not to have a bustling tourist villageS
My husband and I decided to have a couple of nights at this beautiful accomodation- turned out to be a lovely break on our Italy trip. We enjoyed the spa for an afternoon (unfortunately a very cold, windy two days impacted on our outdoor pool time!), wine tour of the Moltacino area and absolutely enjoyed thoroughly our meals at the restaurant there. We had a lunch and two dinners and the food was perfect! The service matched the perfection of the food. We both thought the food at the restaurant was the highlight of our trip so far.
The room was spacious with a nice layout. Great view over the grounds in the castle.
Loved it all!