If you’re planning a trip to Siena, you’re in for a treat. This region has plenty of rolling countryside, UNESCO world heritage sites and more beauty than you can imagine. But where to stay in Siena and the surrounding area? We have a wealth of excellent, hand-picked hotels in the area which are perfect places to relax before embarking on a tour or two.
Where to Stay in Siena
Siena has a plethora of beautiful hotels, from small boutique guesthouses to impressive palaces and mansions. The town itself is bustling but chilled out, with stunning architecture and history. Discover it all with our insider Siena city tour. It’s also a great place to base yourself if you want easy access to restaurants and bars.
Grand Hotel Continental Siena
When you think of Italian luxury, you’re probably thinking about a place like the Grand Hotel Continental Siena. The hotel is a former aristocratic residence. It has been sympathetically refurbished with all details designed to reflect 17th century splendor. There are hand painted frescos, a striking ballroom and a glass domed courtyard. The rooms are opulent but with modern touches to ensure your stay is supremely comfortable.
Via Banchi Di Sopra 85, Siena
La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena
Just a short ride from Siena lies La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort. This beautiful Tuscan country house is set in spectacular grounds, complete with a golf course. The interiors retain all the character of the house but with comfort always in mind. The rooms feature beautiful countryside views, original wooden beams and terracotta tiled floors. And don’t forget the spa and outdoor pool; a perfect way to relax after a day on the golf course.
Strada Statale 223, Siena
Hotel Certosa Di Maggiano Siena
If you’re looking for somewhere different to base yourself on your Tuscan holiday, look no further than the Hotel Certosa Di Maggiano Siena. Housed in an old monastery, the hotel is the epitome of relaxation and beauty. Each room has a unique design with traditional touches such as floral wallpapers and original wooden floors. The amenities are second to none; portico terraces, lush gardens, an outdoor pool and a fantastic restaurant and bar.
Str. Di Certosa, 82/86, 53100 Siena
Hotel Palazzetto Rosso, Siena
The Hotel Palazzetto Rosso boasts an excellent location, in the beating heart of Siena. This hotel boasts a wealth of history – it welcomed travelers as far back as the middle ages. Inside its vaulted stone walls and antiques (the current owner is an antique dealer) add to the impression of stepping back in time. But that doesn’t mean the hotel has skimped on modern amenities like top quality linens and smart TVs. Also, be sure to check out the hotel’s wine cellar, where you can indulge in some local wine tasting.
Via Dei Rossi 38-42, Siena
Il Battistero Siena
The Il Battistero Siena is a family run guesthouse that prides itself on attention to detail and a warm welcome. The building itself is an old palazzo that has been lovingly restored by the current owners. The rooms are sympathetically designed to reflect the history of the building, but with modern touches too.
Piazza San Giovanni, 13, Siena
Villa le Maschere UNA Esperienze, Barberino Di Mugello
Situated just 3 kilometres from Siena is the Villa le Maschere UNA Esperienze. This fantastically impressive hotel boasts beautiful gardens, original frescos and decadently designed rooms. The house dates back to the 1500s and many of the original features can still be seen. It’s a perfect place to relax after taking in the sights of Siena.
Via Nazionale, 75, Barberino Di Mugello
Where to stay in Montepulciano
Montepulciano is famous for just one thing and that is wine. And what wonderful wine it is too; spicy, deep, full-bodied reds that shine with bottle age. The area of Montepulciano is the Tuscany of your dreams; a rural heaven with rolling hills spotted with wineries and farms. Montepulciano is a great choice for those looking to relax and get away from it all.
If you’re looking for a rural retreat, you can’t do much better than the Lupaia Hotel. The current owners renovated this former goat farm into one of the best rural hotels in the area. There are just 12 rooms and suites, each of them tastefully decoated to reflect the history of the building. Take a stroll in the immaculate gardens, dive into the outdoor pool and eat in the open kitchen.
Località Lupaia, 74, 53049 Torrita Di Siena, Montepulciano
Castello Banfi – Il Borgo “Relais & Chateaux”, Montalcino
The 5-star Castello Banfi has it all. There is a spectacular outdoor pool with views across the rolling Tuscan hills. There are three onsite restaurants and trattorias. And don’t forget the wine cellar where you can enjoy a private wine tasting. There are also various gardens including an organic kitchen garden. All of which creates an experience you’re not likely to forget.
Poggio Alle Mura, Montalcino , Grosseto
Where to Stay in Casole D’Elsa
Just 25 kilometers from Siena is Casole D’Esla, a small Italian village of just 3000 people. It’s famous for its historical landmarks and nature reserves, making it a perfect spot for those who like nature, hiking and history.
Belmond Castello di Casole, Casole D’Elsa
Set in 4,000 acres of gardens and farmlands lies the 10th century Belmond Castello Di Casole. Each of the restored rooms has comfort and luxury in mind, with spectacular views across the Tuscan countryside. You can dine in the excellent on-site restaurant and be sure to visit the hotel’s spa to fully relax and recharge.
Localita Querceto, 53031, Casole D’elsa
Staying in Siena and the Surrounding Area
There is nothing much more Italian than relaxing, dining and spending time with loved ones. And with our curated list of where to stay in Siena and the surrounding area, you can do all three in style. Siena is a wonderful place to base your Tuscan vacation, as our Siena travel guide shows. And you can take the hassle out of an itinerary with our Siena based tours. Once you’ve discovered Siena, it will be hard to drag yourself away from this beautiful corner of the world.