Castello Di Casole
What We Love
- Infinity pool with spectacular hilltop views
- Free GPS rental preloaded with local attractions
- All rooms come with views of the surrounding countryside or courtyard
- The spa is located in the estate’s converted wine cellar
What To Know
- Top Tuscan location: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti are all within an hour’s drive
- A car is essential; the nearest village is a 15-minute drive
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Surrounded by a vast 4,200-acre country estate that was once home to a 10th-century castle, a working farm with stables and more than 200 villagers, Castello di Casole is a magnificent country pad that combines lashings of Old World charm with some seriously luxe amenities. The main chunk of the hotel is housed in a series of stone farmhouses that spill out from a central courtyard (the former stable block). On-site you’ll find an infinity pool with views of cypress-studded hills, giant bathrooms with rolltop tubs; a posh cocktail bar and an alfresco restaurant serving Tuscan classics.
Bed and Bath
All 41 spacious suites have been designed with a sympathetic nod to their Tuscan farmhouse heritage and feature beam ceilings, thick stone floors, terra-cotta-hued walls, and arched windows that frame views of the surrounding hills or the courtyard. The marble-clad bathrooms have free-standing rolltop tubs, giant showers, twin sinks and generous quantities of signature products.
On the grounds, the infinity pool takes center stage and overlooks the estate’s olive grove and the medieval villages of Mensano and Radicondoli. Next to the pool there’s a purpose-built amphitheater where you can catch an alfresco movie. There a two restaurants on-site: Pazzia Pizzeria, where wood-fired pizzas loaded with mozzarella dominate the menu, and Ristorante Tosca, an intimate eatery with arched stone ceilings and Murano glass chandeliers, and a candlelit terrace where posh seafood dishes are served against an enchanting backdrop. For post-dinner drinks, knock back a grappa at Bar Visconti or sip a glass of red straight from the estate’s very own vineyard.
How to Get There
This hotel is incredible with impeccable service, beautiful decoration, amazing setting and spacious rooms/villas. Unfortunately during our stay we only had rainy/windy days and couldn’t enjoy the pool area but even then our stay was superb. Great service from the start until the day we left. The rooms are very big, spacious and comfortable. The amenities and cleanliness of the rooms are also of high standard. They also offered us a complementary bottle of wine during our stay which was quite nice.
This hotel/restaurant is one of the best. Decor, hospitality, service and ambiance is the defining character of this place and Belmond.
Our room was great overlooking the vineyard. The outdoor restayeNt is over the top- taste , originality and service was outstanding.
We will be back!!!
My husband and I spent our 20th anniversary at this lovely hotel in early October. The architecture, the suite, the surroundings and scenery were breathtaking. The service was personal and superb. Every aspect of this stay was just perfect. We renewed our vows at the hotel and Nikoletta, the even manager was unbelievable. She went above and beyond to ensure our day was perfect. The ceremony was so beautiful as we looked over the Tuscan hillside from their amphitheater. the bar service was also wonderful as Matteo and Valerio knew us by name and drink so we were always well looked after. The food is amazing and delicious and we absolutely had a blast doing the pizza making class! Thank you so much to all at this wonderful property for making our bucket list trip so memorable!
From the moment we arrived, we were impressed by the beauty of this property. Beautiful landscaping, and old world charm made it the most perfect and relaxing spot to tour Tuscany. The staff could not have been any more accommodating. The restaurants were both excellent, and by the end of our 3 night stay, we felt like we were at home, and being treated like royalty! A hotel not to be missed!
We stayed here the first time and enjoyed the short stop-over here. Although still not 100% a Belmond hotel in terms of top service quality, it is a great place to stop between Siena and Florence or for exploring the neighboring towns. Rooms are spacious and very well equipped. You cannot be wrong here.