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Castello di Velona

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Localita Velona | Castelnuovo dell'Abate, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Montalcino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bella3106 St. Petersburg, Florida
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, let me say that had I read all of the reviews on this site, I could've spared myself the disappointment. I especially would've noted the GM's reply to one reviewer that threatened legal defamation action because of their review. Lol! With that said, it is a castle. It does have a view (as does 99% of Tuscany). On a... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our last stop on our Premiere Inn Backroads Biking trip. A two night stay in this beautiful castle was worth the challenging ride of biking up to Montalcino. Our suite - Room 1 - was very comfortable and spacious with a beautiful view. Breakfast on the outside terrace both mornings was very spoiling and the buffet was perfect... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Quite an amazing location for this castle. Nothing but first class service & the property amenities were great. The volcanoe heated natural spring water that was used for the whirlpools was soothing and warm. Food was good (stay away from the pork dish...tough and flavorless) & the breakfast buffet was excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Firstly, the minor negatives - the remote location is very hard to find, even with the benefit of sat nav and the price is on the high side (about 400 Euros for one night). Once you get over this, however, the Castello di Velona is amazing. We arrived just after the place had hosted a wedding, and we had the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Oh my god, words cannot begin to explain this masterpiece of a hotel. My family was first introduced to Small Luxury Hotels of the World by accident many, many years ago. Since our first experience we have stayed at one "splurge" every trip we take. As I've grown up and started my own family I've tried to keep that same... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The criteria: A castle! Why not if it's an option?! Took weeks pondering between Castello Banfi, Castiglion del Bosco and Castello di Velona but the more I procrastinated the rooms filled up and as SLH members it made most sense to stay here & enjoy a room upgrade. Serena (FOM) was fantastic! She was so helpful during the reservation process... More

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New York City, New York
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20 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My wife and I came here during our honeymoon, and it was our favorite hotel. The Castello is perched on on a hilltop surrounded by Tuscan valleys. It is an incredible setting. The service was excellent, with the front desk providing great advice on towns to visit and places to eat. They even sent an employee to Pisa to intercept... More

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Bellevue, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Absolutely loved this place. It is literally a castle with the most amazing views. Upon checking into the spa suite (impressive to say the least) - we immediately extended our stay for an extra night. Amazing food and wine, we had dinner there a few times. I wouldn't say the front desk was the friendliest I have encountered but nothing... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for our honeymoon in July and were very disappointed after being very excited. The room was nice but not as luxurious as other rooms we had stayed at in neighbouring areas, despite being more expensive. That was fine, the main problem was at night time. There was a terrible sulphuric smell in the room from " a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

One of the best hotel experiences of our lives. This hotel is fantastic. Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Val d' Orcia, is a refurbished castle. The view to the hotel and from the hotel were both some of the best we saw in our two weeks in Italy. Add in the surrounding vineyard, the pool, the service, the modern... More

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CastellodiVelona, Direttore at Castello di Velona, responded to this review

Dear Atlanta-RickR, Thank you so much for sharing your comments on your stay with us. Your recommendation regarding the shuttle service, as other guests had outlines, is taken in serious consideration and we will try to make our best to improve this service. We hope you will be glad to repeat your stay at the Castello and we really look... More

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Address: Localita Velona | Castelnuovo dell'Abate, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Montalcino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Castello di Velona 4*
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Castello Di Velona Montalcino
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Castle SPA Resort located in the heart of Val d'Orcia World Heritage Site. Winery of Brunello di Montalcino produced by the Owner in the Property with owned Vineyards around the Castle. In the Property is located the hottest Thermal spring in all Tuscany (85°C) whose mineral waters are led both in the 5 pools (inside and outside) and in the SPA Rooms. 1500 sqm SPA with water and steam Paradise of both Sauna Steam Bath Thermal pool and 6 emotional showers and ice cascade, with 6 single and couple treatments rooms(all cabinets have a view to Val d'Orcia). The hotel rooms are divided into Castle Rooms (all in the heart of the 1000 years old Castle) and SPA Rooms (with travertine marble all over the bathroom and room and Thermal water directly in your bathtub). Some of the SPA rooms have a private cabinet for treatments and massage with a separate entrance for the therapist who does not interfere with the privacy of the room itself. All rooms face the wonderful val d'Orcia 360°. All SPA rooms face the sunset and have a private garden. Gourmet Restaurant with a Terrace for summer dinner facing the Sunset side of the val d'Orcia for romantic dinner. ... more   less 
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