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Excellent 407 Reviews
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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Former castle turned posh Tuscan country pad, with an infinity pool, cocktail bar and alfresco dining

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Castello Di Casole
Localita Querceto
Casole dElsa, 53031 Italy

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 407 Reviews
Beautiful and Relaxing Tuscan Heaven
Reviewed 7 days ago

Wow, where to even begin... this hotel was fantastic. Absolutely immaculate and gorgeous grounds, wonderful service, and well-appointed, spacious rooms. The attention to detail in every aspect of our stay was notable and something that is not easy to find at other hotels.

We booked a deluxe junior suite which was well worth the splurge. The bed and linens were very comfortable and luxurious, and we had several chairs and a couch as well as plenty of extra space. The style of the room was beautiful and everything was spotless. We had great views out windows on both sides.

The bathroom was large with two sinks, a free-standing tub, shower, toilet and bidet. All the bath products and bathroom amenities were nice. Shower water pressure was great and there was plenty of hot water for my long showers.

The infinity pool is heated and felt wonderful after spending some time under the Tuscan sun. The showers in the pool house area were some of the nicest I’ve seen - they even had soap/shampoo/conditioner. Poolside service is great but the drinks are very expensive (~18€ for an Aperol spritz).

The concierge was very helpful - they gave us restaurant recommendations and organized an amazing horseback riding activity for us at a nearby stable.

We only tried one of the restaurants (Cips) and went there twice for dinner. The food was pretty good, but you’re definitely paying 5-star prices. The pizza was amazing and the service was great. Breakfast was included and was incredible. We really enjoyed waking up early to watch the sunrise followed by the delicious buffet.

We spent time exploring the beautiful grounds, which was an activity in itself. The views from the pool are stunning, and you can walk down to their olive grove and vineyard. It was a very peaceful place to spend 3 nights and my only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. We will definitely return.

Fabulous Tuscan Resort
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at this wonderful resort recently with friends of ours. This was one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed. The views are amazing and everything about the resort was great. The restaurants Tosca and Cips were wonderful- the pizza at Cips was the best we ever tasted. The chef at Tosca is amazing - such different and creative cuisine. My girlfriend and I had amazing facials at the spa, the fitness center was well appointmented and the cooking class was a lot of fun.
The staff is the best at the resort - Lucca was always there to help at the various restaurants and was so pleasant. The concierge staff was also so great and helpful - each day Romina and Elga gave us great recommendations for the best places to visit and we were able to visit some amazing vineyards and villages. We stayed in one of the Oliveto suites which was so beautiful and had amazing views from the deck We can’t say enough good things about Castello di Casole- can’t wait to visit again sometime.

The benchmark for places to stay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was first class all the way without being stuffy, pretentious, or odd. The first thing I would say is that anyplace we stay that isn't in an urban setting will be judged against this place. That may be unfair, but this was as close to perfect as possible. We didn't want to leave for Rome at all. The property is absolutely beautiful. If you're into cooking, the cooking class was amazing, relaxing and highly recommended. The restaurant was one of the best I've been to. Our room was perfect (I think it used to be a storage room for lemons...not sure if I remember that right, but that's what I thought). Two levels and perfectly romantic. The staff, views, and ambiance of the entire place at all times was perfect. Lastly, the best spa/massage experience we have experienced - anywhere. Another bar-setting feature of the property. Not only would I recommend it, I will go out of my way to stay here again. Well, it's Tuscany, so it's not like it would be out of the way for any trip to Italy!

A Great Luxury Resort
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 days here and the entire facility is what is expected for a luxury resort .
Attention to detail, well versed, trained staff at all levels. Polite, friendly, smiles- all you expect and the guests were friendly right back.
Restaurants Cips and Tosca are wonderful- imaginative meals, great staff , great wine list.
Expensive but well worth the price to live in an old village that has been brought back to life with such care. We will definitely be back

True Luxury Resort
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly enjoyed every minute spent at this beautiful property. Attention to every detail of service, food and accommodations is evident in every way. The view from the infinity pool is spectacular. Highly recommended.