We have stayed in Castello di Velona in July/Aug 2013. This was the second time, as we stayed here last summer as well, both times for 10 nights.
We absolutely enjoyed our stay. For us, it is the ideal place to relax. We have a 6 year old daughter, and for her the Castello is really HER castle. She feels like a princess here.
What we especially like about the Castello, is the fact that it is located in beautiful Montalcino, and surrounded by vinyards. The views from the Castello are spectacular. Montalcino is only about a 15 mins drive away.
The rooms are very spacious, and kept clean at all times. The rooms are so spacious, that you feel like you can stay there forever. There is lots of space for your clothes, big bathrooms with a huge shower and very special bath. A huge bed with the best pillows.
Since we have visited Tuscany many times, we spent most of the time at the swimming pool. Super relaxing! Also, we have a child, and for her, being in the swimming pool is just great. This hotel is supposed to be for people who want to relax and enjoy a bit of peace and quite. I have the feeling that most people do respect that. The pool area is just great. I love it that you can be in the pool and enjoy the view of the Val d'Orcia. So relaxing!
The food in the hotel is very good. If you have a special request, nothing is too much for the friendly staff. I just want to say again big compliments for the chef!!
A big thank you to all the staff. Everyone is super kind and very helpful!
You will see that I have rated "poor" for children activities. This is a luxury hotel and again, if you want to stay here with children who want to play in a playground etc, then this is not the right place. There are no play tools for kids, and personally, i think that this is perfect.
We can't wait to go back again, as for us, this is the ultimate relaxation holiday.