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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were given two nights in this wonderful place by our children for our birthdays and fiftieth wedding anniversary. They had stayed here last year, and wanted us to have the experience. The Castello is situated on a hilltop overlooking vineyards, some of which produce the hotel's excellent brunello di Montalcino. We were upgraded to a spa room, on the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent hours trying to decide which hotel to stay in around this area and the deciding factor were the staff on the phone when I made enquires about prices. From start to finish the staff were amazing, we were greeted by Serena, who was so welcoming and every other staff member too. Even the owner was very friendly and... More

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Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your positive feedback about your experience at our Resort. As you surely have noticed during your stay, Castello di Velona Highlights, besides the 1000 years old Castle itself and the 360° viewes, are the riches of our Pools, which we fill with Thermal water in Autumn and Winter at 35°C, the... More

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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice location with gorgeous views from hotel rooms and all around. The hotel has been renovated in a modern way where it loses a little of the otherwise possible authentic atmosphere. Modern and practical. Very good breakfast buffet. Reception staff is outstanding in welcoming guests as well as solving any problem fast friendly and smoothly. Especially front office manager... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is beautiful in every which way. It is a true break away from home, with beautiful scenery, relaxation, great food, excellent service, accommodation and spa! I would live here if I could. Book through Small Luxury Hotels and get a free upgrade. We did and the room was fantastic. Definitely book a Spa-type of room as these are... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from a five nights stay at this Small Luxury Hotel property. One word.....AMAZING!!!! The property is amazing, the staff is amazing, the restaurant is amazing, the spa is amazing and the location is amazing. Thank you to Serena at the front desk for making our stay extra special. It's a big planet, and I plan on... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

First let me start by saying I am a hotel-snob. Having worked for the Hyatt International and Four Seasons in the past, I am very critical on the level of service and hospitality. And I can say, Castello di Velona has not disappointed me one bit. The only "negative" I could mention is that it is not very easy to... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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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24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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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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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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