COMO Castello Del Nero
What We Love
- A 400-year-old Lebanon Cedar tree by the hotel’s entrance
- Roman-inspired treatments at the onsite Shambhala Retreat spa
- Estate-to-table Tuscan fare at the property’s Michelin-starred restaurant, La Torre
- Original 18th-century frescoes on some of the guest room walls
What To Know
- For the best valley views, book Room 212
- The 12th-century cellar doubles as a setting for wine and olive oil tastings
- Heritage Suites are decked with fireplaces
- The resort is a 30-minute drive from Florence’s international airport
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Former nobleman's estate turned spellbinding Tuscan hideaway, on the doorstep of the Chianti region
Everything about this 750-acre estate, from the Italianate gardens to the 10,000-square-foot spa (rare for this part of Italy), is majestic. Split between the original 12th-century castle and a neighboring 18th-century farm building, the 50 guest rooms either exude an earthy countryside charm (think wood-beamed ceilings and bright floral fabrics) or a palatial polish harking back to its castle days (keep an eye out for the coats of arms belonging to both families that once owned this property). The showstopper is undoubtedly the Galway Suite, a double-height bedroom with Tuscan columns and an extra spacious terrace named for a famous Irish flautist (a friend of the current hotel owner). For guests who aren’t lucky enough to book Room 222, a Duplex Suite equipped with a cascading 30-foot shower, there’s the subliminal spa. Lined with Bisazza tile, the restorative expanse is complete with a vitality pool and ten private treatment chambers, where you can (and should) opt for the massage that uses estate olive oil as you gaze out towards the rolling hills.
In the Area
It’s best to explore this picturesque estate on foot. Lucky for you, the property has four tailored hikes, which wind through nearby lakes, forests, olive groves, and vineyards. For indoor fun, sign up for a cooking class with Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro, who uses ingredients from the kitchen garden to craft an unforgettable Tuscan lunch. Thanks to a partnership with the Astronomical Observatory of Chianti, hotel guests now have the option to stargaze with a local astrologer on the castle terrace. To explore the renowned art galleries of nearby Siena and Florence, hop on a complimentary shuttle, which the property offers multiple times a day.
How to Get There
Expensive? Yes. Worth it? 100%!! The staff were all wonderful, attentive, courteous and clearly loved their jobs. The hotel was set in the most beautiful breath-taking surroundings. The rooms large (even though we were in the least expensive) with a huge bathroom. The rooms were spotlessly cleaned each morning. From when I made the booking and asked lots of questions about the room, excursions, the complementary shuttle bus to Siena and Florence, I was given immediate email responses to my questions. Arrival with a glass of prosecco on offer, a guided tour of the hotel, a welcome drinks evening for guests, (luckily we didn't have far to travel) and the wonderful food and wine. I don't want to single any one member of staff out for praise because you were all outstanding! Thank you!
So we have seen Como Castello del Nero online and on social media, and booked for 2 nights during our road trip in Italy.
For the season we go, average standard room pricing was around 630 Euro. We have chosen Superior Suit considering the pictures that were put by the hotel on Booking.com (under the Superior Suit option). The only reason for us to pay around 500 Euros MORE was that the pictures were showing the room had two doors opening to the terrace/ or any outdoor area. Plus it shows fire place etc. But our main reason to choose the room was the terrace/outdoor doors. (We've paid over 1100 Euros per night).
On our arrival we were welcomed very kindly, and guided to our room. Our room was suit with sitting area (which also exists in lower cost rooms as well, maybe little smaller one). And definitely no door that opens to a terrace or to the common garden. When I went to the reception and tell them about how unpleasant this situation was, showing the pictures, the only answer I got was "we have only one superior suit as it is shown on the picture, and all others are without the terrace or outdoor opening. Sorry." Same was told at the check out.
Making people pay 500 extra, and then telling them that there is only one suit as shown in the pictures. Then how come you sell more than 1 room of this type with a higher cost, when you only have one. What should this be called? Fraud.
In general only nice thing was hotel staff. But the reception needs supervision.
I expected 5 star hotel instead i got 2 stars. Stuff terrible, you pay 1000€ per room and for breakfast you have to pay if you want eggs ???? never seen it jn my life in 5 star hotel. I wanted to leave and they told me that i need to pay total of rest of days. The place is nice on a nice plays but the menagerie totally wrong and unpleasant like we are there for them not opposite. So skip it. Much better places in the region for fhat price. On pool you have to wait for 20 min someone to ask you what will you drink and for breakfast also.