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
Mum and I stayed here for one night on our bike tour of Tuscany. The room was absolutely huge with everything you could every need - espresso machine, different kinds of pillows, room service, TV, wireless phone with internet etc etc. The beds were comfy and breakfast was great. One of the males on reception was a little rude however we didn’t let that ruin our stay. Stay here if you are visiting Siena!
Amazing place in the hearth of Siena , great service in the hotel and special in the restaurant with Leonel, the wine testing and the cellar is a must ! Need to visit.
Just at night the noise of the street you can here it and can’t rest very well.
From the moment we arrived everyone could not be more helpful - Gianpaolo & Martina in particular were amazing - always greeting us with a smile and looking after our every need. Our room was so comfortable with wonderful views. Breakfast was scrummy and the staff in the Dining Room again attentive to our every need. This is a stunning Hotel and we will be back