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Castello Banfi - Il Borgo

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Poggio Alle Mura | Sant'Angelo Scalo, 53024 Montalcino, Italy
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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

Spent two nights in an amazing place. Staff was very attentive, courteous and outgoing. Somewhat pricey but worth every euro. Will definately go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

Without a doubt, staying at the Castello Banfi-Il Borgo was one of the highlights and best decisions of our trip. The setting in Tuscany is very tranquil and pleasant. The rooms were amazing and the staff incredibly helpful. The food at the restaurant and the wine were divine. The only drawback that we saw was that you are a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

Went there in 2007, more expensive than surrounding restaurants and hotels and wineries; however it was worth every cent we paid there. The hotel is amazing, views impressive and the food to die for. We ordered the tasting menu which costs 200$-300$ each and purchased wine that we are still enjoying drinking now 3 years later.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

Easy 2hour drive from Roma FCO, Il Borgo is gated community of about a dozen suites built in former workers quarters in the walls of 12th century Castello Banfi. Our suite " Excelsus" (named for their Bordeaux style wine) had two massive but elegant bathrooms, a sitting room & King size Bedroom. Wonderful views from 360 degrees with all the... More 

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FabioDatteroni, General Manager at Castello Banfi - Il Borgo, responded to this review

Dearest Guests, me and my staff we would like to take this opportunity for sending a big THANK YOU / GRAZIE to all of those who have visited us during the past 4 years. Our aim is to deliver the Best of the Best in terms of quality and service and to make each single stay An Extraordinary Tuscan Experience... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

What can I say about this amazing place - the location is perfect in the Tuscan wine region, the castle is amazing and well cared for, the rooms are authentic and comfortable and the service was attentive without being intrusive. I can honestly say that I felt sad leaving this hotel as I would have loved to have stayed longer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

I am so glad I got the chance to stay at this hotel. It was the quintessential Tuscany/Vineyard experience we were looking for. The grounds and building of Castello Banfi are outrageous, the views are outrageous, the rooms are the best i've ever seen, the breakfast which is included could not have been better. I absolutely loved this hotel and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

The countryside is beautiful, but it's no match for Banfi. Boasting the best wine tasting room in all of Montalcino and also the most beautiful views, Banfi is definitely worth every penny. Our room was #19, which opened directly onto the rose garden and had a bathroom bigger than our bedroom. Siena is one hour away, and there are so... More 

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Syosset, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

Castello Banfi is less of a hotel and more of a private getaway place. Intimate as can be this property allows peace and relaxation. Historically restored castle from the middle ages with top notch amenities. Pool on property with an absolutely exhilarating view over the Tuscan hillsides. That said - If you are looking for night life/people watching/hot spot this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

We stayed there for 3 nights at a Double Room Riserva which had the size of a junior suite, with a sitting room, extremly large bathroom. The room has a nice tuscan decor. The service of everybody we met was fantastic, starting from reception, to maids, to breakfast service. We booked a package which included breakfast - super location, sitting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

This is the most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed at. The grounds are beautiful and you feel like you are in a dream. The rooms are huge and unique. The food was wonderful. I really cannot say enough about this place. It was romantic, dreamy and everything you think Tuscany is going to be.

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