Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione
What We Love
- 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.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
We arrived at this hotel and since the beginning they made us feel welcome. GianPaolo is amazing, so friendly and super helpful!!! We used our own parking but I know they offered parking as well. They upgraded us to a room with a beautiful view of Siena’s duomo and town. They take you to your room and give you a tour of it. We were given free water everyday and some cookies for us to eat or take home. Every night they had turn down service which I appreciate so much. The room smell good and everything was super clean. The room was pretty spacious and it had a very comfy bed!
They offer breakfast but we ate out everyday.
It in the best location, walking distance to all the attractions and our room was quiet!
This hotel is chic, elegant, comfortable and again location location location!!!
By chance we discovered happy hour at this amazing five star hotel. Three glasses of wine and unlimited gourmet finger foods (selection of tuscan pecorino cheese, ribollita, artesanal cold cuts and much more) for only € 15! We can't wait to come back!!!
Well in my mind this wasn't a 5 star hotel and the staff wasn't very friendly. The rooms are so small and we were upgraded. The WiFi was horrible in the fact as soon as your phone went to sleep you had to join again.
The location was good for what we wanted to do. We chose to do laundry but the hotel was so expensive that we went to a coin laundry mat just down the road a bit. Cute city and loved our tours, one being one for the historical sights and the other a good tour.