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
Our second stay at this magnificent resort. It is now under the Belmond management and we were very impressed by the staff and luxurious surroundings.
Our welcome was lovely and we were made to feel like honoured guests.
We had a very well appointed suite with great views of the surrounding countryside. The decor was a little dark but as mentioned in a previous review, the bathroom was sublime! Large and beautifully appointed, with an enormous walk-in shower.
We tried the Hotel Restaurant-Chips - on two nights and both meals were delicious. Portions are large and although on the pricey side, the terrace setting and expert staff are obvious worth paying for.
I feel as we had a Suite, a bowl of fruit in the room upon arrival would have been a nice touch.
I agree there were a lot of children, but on the whole, apart from one afternoon, they were very well behaved.
Pool staff are great! Friendly and helpful.
All in all a superb setting for a relaxing few days.
We stayed at Castello di Casole during our honeymoon in Italy for seven nights. This property is beautiful. The infinity pool is so stunning you’ll not want to leave. It is good for couples but also families. We ventured into Sienna a few times and also to the wine regions and surrounding areas, which were well worth the trip. Be prepared to pay for a driver if you haven’t hired a car, this property is a bit remote. The Manager was very good to us and we would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a beautiful Tuscan ‘romantic’ experience. Pick your rooms well as air conditioning wasn’t the best. The hotel is currently undergoing changes as a Belmond property and imagine will be exceptional next summer 2019.
I had a two-storey room and I have to say one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in, as well as a bathroom I could probably quite happily live in. Really amazing.
The service at this hotel is friendly and discreet. The bar is lovely, the food is excellent as you would expect from a hotel of this standard and the infinity pool with it's picture-perfect Tuscan vista is the icing on the cake.
Had a look around the amazing spa facilities but didn't have time to use them.
We had dinner in Tosca and Cips over the course of our stay - highly recommended restaurants with efficient service, extensive wine and blankets provided for the ladies when the sun went down - great location overlooking the Tuscan hills
We stayed here for four nights at the start of our visit to Tuscany. As many have said, the property is simply gorgeous and the views are amazing. We stayed in the Oliveto suites. Our room was outstanding - beautiful furnishings, very large and just gorgeous, beautiful bathroom. The restaurant was great and the food (especially the pizza) was just delicious (overpriced but to be expected). The breakfast buffet (which was included in our room) was very good and had a full range of offerings. The service, on the whole, was not as polished as I'd expect for a property at this price point. We've stayed at another Belmond resort and other properties at this price point and it just wasn't top notch. We didn't have any specific issues or problems - just not what i would expect. My only real complaint is what others have already said - there are a LOT of kids. It is not an adults only resort so it is hard to complain about that. I actually felt bad for the pool attendants - many of the kids were left at the pool unsupervised by their parents. There were kids left unsupervised all over the property. Again, not really the hotel's fault but worth mentioning.