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Castello delle Serre
Piazza XX Settembre 1, 53040 Serre di Rapolano, Rapolano Terme, Italy   |  
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Unbelievable !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The abmiance, the rooms, the service, the food, the location, the price OUTSTANDING !! We are going back. Sal and his family are gracious hosts. The food is outstanding and the castle is romantic, mysterious, beautiful, relaxing and emerces you in the culture of Tuscany. It is not a hotel it is an experience that needs to be lived.See you soon Sal
Ed ans Ann Davies

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great and have enchanting views of the Tuscan countryside
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

On our honeymoon we stayed at the Castle and it was fantastic. Shelley and Antonio (owners) were fantastic hosts. We were actually the last guest of the season before they closed up until the spring. Since the place was quiet they invited us to dinner one night and took us to a local place in the next town that ended up being one of our favorite restaurants all trip (Rome, Florence, Venice). No english was spoken so they helped us order. A few bottles of wine and 4 courses of food on top of their company and conversation is a part of the trip we won't forget. I'd like to go back and spend more than 2 nights there in the summer time. The pool area was great but it was Nov during our trip so typical fall weather. The region has so much to offer. We went with no plans and they gave us ideas for places to drive to in the region. Even provided some good restaurant recommendations for the second half of our time in Florence and Venice. 3/3 on their recommendations.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

My husband and I stayed here in July for 6 nights. The service was great, rooms were out of this world and the location was also perfect. A huge thank you to Salvatore and Antonio, but especially Shelley that really helps out with anything you need. They suggested restaurants, places to visit and even called cooking schools for us. The castle is gorgeous! Pictures aren't misleading at all! It's actually quite spectacular in person. Can't wait to go back!
Hanna and Marco

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We spent three nights at the castle. We wish it could of been three weeks. When we arrived they were so welcoming. We were treated in such a first class, professional manner. The castle and the grounds are gorgeous. Make sure you sign up for the dinner. You will have the best home crafted meal of your life. The staff feals like family and so helpful. We met really wonderful people that were also staying there. Great location for daily side trips into the countryside. When we go back to Italy, we will stay here. We miss them. Pat and Pam

Room Tip: Castle tower is the ultimate stay.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed at Castello delle Serre and had a lovely few days/nights. I was expecting a huge castle and its not quite that but none the less.. looks good in the pictures but it is a bit misleading which is why I gave it 4/5.
It actually took us a minute to find it because we were expecting a "traditional Castle" and it just not that. It is broken up into sections but not one big castle (but still beautifully renovated).
Our first night we at at the Farm House restaurant down the road and it was perfect. Very cozy with only maybe 10 tables. Very good food as was recommended by Antonio. Breakfast was just okay, not great really, but it will get you through to lunch. Antonio was nice enough to get us on our way in the morning and gave us fantastic recommendations of where to go in the area. We really had no agenda and he pulled through beautifully. We were invited to dinner at the Castle which Sal cooked for us and it was great fun. This is where our stay takes a bit of a turn...
The day after the meal we were to leave for our next destination and my husband dropped the GPS and broke it. We were freaked out (driving in Italy is no easy feat) and Salvatore made us feel very uncomfortable about this situation. He did reluctantly let us use the phone and gave us a map and sent us quikly on our way so we would be out by the check out time. But not before we were charged a heafty amount for the dinner the night before which we were not expecting. We were in invited to dinner and there was no mention of an extra charge. Let alone approximately $100 Euro. Overall the room we had was lovely and clean with a beautiful view, Antonio gave us fantistic recommendations but in the end we left with a bad taste in our mouth even after a good dinner by Salvatore and lovely accommodations.
Notes: there were a few families with small children around the pool and at dinner. They were well behaved so we did not mind. We did get wireless internet in our room since we were close to the free wi-fi room. But I do not believe all of the rooms had this accommodation. This is a great location and you can get to most of the major parts of Tuscan from here. The roads are beautiful and the scenery is breath taking. You do need a vehicle if you are staying here and intend on sightseeing.
Overall I would recommend to a friend.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bristol uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We recently stayed at Castello Delle Serre for a week and had a lovely time there, it really is a beautiful and relaxing place to stay. Salvatore, Antonio and Shelley really couldn't be more welcoming and helpful when it come's to suggestions for places to visit and to recommendation's for places to eat in the evening's. If you get chance to have one of their evening meals then do so as they are an excellent and enjoyable way to spend an evening. We will be going back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We spent a wonderful week at the Castello dellle Serre. The owner has taken great care to restore the castle and grounds. Each room is unique, spotless and comfortable. You feel like one of the family, and are invited to enjoy dinner that the family prepares weekly and should not be missed. And don't forget the amazing view. I would recommend you stay here as a home base and take the many 'under an hour' trips to the hill top towns like Siena. We were so relaxed by the end of the trip, we hated to leave. Every person we met in Tuscany was helpful and friendly. We always felt safe but the driving speeds took some getting used to. Don't think twice about the location or booking the Castello delle Serre.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piazza XX Settembre 1, 53040 Serre di Rapolano, Rapolano Terme, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Rapolano Terme > Serre di Rapolano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Serre di Rapolano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Castello delle Serre, a historical castle converted to B&B Hotel is located in the heart of Tuscany. The castle is just a short drive from all major points of interest, such as Chianti, Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Arezzo, Cortona and Florence. The property functions as an upscale B&B, offering luxurious accommodations, all with a private bathroom, air conditioning, swimming pool, pool bar, stunning views and private parking. Breakfast is served daily and occasional dinners based on a minimum head count. We welcome you to come and experience sophisticated elegance. ... more   less 
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