Buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
Faultless service: Take a seat at the bar and silver platters of canapés magically appear
The building itself: a gift from Pope Alexander VII to his niece Olimpia
This is Siena’s prime location: a hop and a skip from the city’s choicest restaurants and watering holes
What To Know
A city tax of approximately $4 per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout (increasing to $7 from March 1 2013)
The sound of late night revelry travels a long way on these cobbled medieval streets
Free WiFi is available throughout.
Parking on site
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Lavishly converted palazzo in central Siena with a basement wine bar hidden in a medieval fort
Palazzo chic. Original features abound in what is essentially a museum with paying guests. Sweeping gold and plum frescoes, colossal marble doorframes and antique chandeliers set an otherworldly tone. Elegant period furniture is offset here and there with modern flourishes, such as the claret-coloured glass dining tables in the restaurant and the gleaming glass and stainless steel elevator in the central atrium.
Bed and Bath
Most guestrooms offer such Old World touches as frescoes, marble fireplaces and elaborate beam ceilings. Mighty beds dressed in gold and cream silk, burnished silver mirrors and exquisite antique furniture complete the sumptuous scene. Bathrooms are suitably swanky and are decked out in vanilla and caramel marble with powerful rain showers and Penhaligon’s toiletries.
A glass-domed courtyard, dominated by a gleaming clock face salvaged from an English bell tower, houses SaporDivino, an upscale restaurant where well-groomed guests sip shaken-not-stirred martinis and dine on Tuscan haute cuisine. Breakfast is an impeccably eclectic buffet served in a high vaulted room with silk curtains and textured terra-cotta walls. And oenophiles can sip their way through the 3,000 bottles stored in the 13th-century fort–turned–wine bar in the basement.
Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione
Banchi Di Sopra 85
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Grand Hotel Continental is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 54.5 km / 33.9 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.