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Borgo Scopeto Relais
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strada Comunale n. 14 di Borgo Scopeto, 53019 Vagliagli, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy   |  
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Merimbula, Australia
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“Beautiful and restfull and a treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We stayed two nights at the hotel as part of a driving adventure tour. The arrival for all our cars was well organised and a special area set aside. The staff were great and saw to our every need. A special wine tasting was arranged for the group in the oldest part of the relais, that we relished heartily. We had a variety of rooms and ours wall very smart and looked south over the other buildings and the property. The morning sunrise was spectacular. The restaurant is first class in both food quality and service. and one of the highlights of this 21 day adventure. The grounds are elegant and well maintained and it is a wonderfully restful place to spend a couple of days off the road. Sienna is not far away adds to the hotel charm even if the road to and from Borgo Scopeto is narrow, requiring a good level of concentration. Overall Borgo Scopeto received a big thumbs up from our group and well worth consideration if you are looking for a more up market Italian hotel experience.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Firstly, the hotel is very hard to find, and even more dangerous to drive to at night. Make sure you get VERY detailed directions before going.

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel. We were upgraded to a spacious Suite, however, still the place is rather dull. Not much decoration, spacious but very basic room setup and clay tiled flooring.

We found out that the hotel has many group events/meetings, so we always end up sitting next to/running into people who are taking a break from their meetings. It makes us feel like we are staying in a business/conference hotel. The Staff also act like in business hotel - very cool, matter of fact like.

The breakfast and dinner was average. The Reception/Concierge area is very small and there is only space for 1 staff to help at the desk, hence there are always a few guests waiting for their turn to check-in/out/ask for assistance.

There is really not much to do within the property so we are glad we planned our days outside of the hotel.

Most likely will not return as the place is neither luxurious nor historic nor scenic nor charming.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

We booked this hotel as one of the best in Tuscany for our first wedding anniversary. It is simply stunning. We were helped by the porter with our bags being taken to our room. We entered the room which was a little small but very pretty and found chilled champagne waiting for us.
There are two pools which are lovely the furthest one is salt water. We reserved dinner for 2030hrs and sat in the grounds having for ready for our evening. The waiter served us drinks and we watched and several families all with screaming young children dined in romantic and serene surroundings and spoiled our tranquility. We changed our dinner reservation to nine pm and thankfully the families started to leave but not all. I really can't understand why parents take young children to a resort like this is at is a retreat with no activities for children and spoils the peace for others.
Having said that dinner was absolutely stunning and again when we gave our room number the maitre de wished us happy anniversary and offered free champagne again!
Fabulous hotel where the staff can't do enough. We visited Borgo Scopeto vineyard some five mins drive away and bought a few gorgeous bottles!!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Scopeto is a meticulously restored former historic hamlet in the hills just outside of Siena, now turned into a luxurious hideaway. It is surrounded by beautifully kept grounds and vineyards. It has a huge pool, superb spa, very good restaurant, amazing grounds and views, and last but not least, well trained staff who will do their best to make your stay memorable. We had booked only one night to celebrate a birthday, and got upgraded to a beautifully appointed junior suite in the main building with a small balcony overlooking the forecourt. Our room was absolutely spotless. We were told that Vanessa Redgrave stayed in our room when she filmed Letters to Juliet there. All rooms are air conditioned, have WIFI and the hotel provides nice amenities such as bathrobes and slippers for use at the Spa and pool. The Spa is new and I had an excellent and very relaxing massage. Although only 8km from Siena, you will need a car to get there (I suppose one could cab it there), but it's location in the center of Tuscany makes it a great base for exploring this region. Montalcino, Montepulciano, Cortona and Florence are all within an hour of driving. We had all our meals in the hotel restaurant and loved everything they served. The wine list is extensive and good value. Scopeto is the perfect place for a romantic getaway and we are looking forward to returning there again. A note for first-timers to Tuscany: distances are deceiving since the roads are so curvy. Allow at least 30 minutes for 15-20km of distance.

  • Stayed June 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

absolutely loved this hotel so romantic, we attended a wedding breakfast here, the food and wine was another level, its out of the way and has had many celebs staying or visiting, its an hidden treasure, perfect for couples or honeymooners, it was so good im going back next month for a weekend!

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Our first encounter with this beautiful place in Castelnuovo Berardegna was in august 2009. At that time we immediately fell in love with Borgo Scopeto: not only the site itself is great in terms of facilities and offers an astonishing view on the Tuscan hills and skyline of Siena, but also the staff has always been very friendly and professional, even at the time that a Hollywood film crew had claimed posession of the site to film the movie "Letters to Juliet". Borgo Scopeto always remained in our minds as a heaven on earth.
In 2011 we decided to get married in Italy, and we immediately thought of Borgo Scopeto as the ideal place to do this. We got in contact with Karina, assistent manager of the hotel. She was very helpful, patient and kind. Thanks to her we were able to plan a perfect wedding at Borgo Scopeto.
One June 1st (2012), our guests arrived at the hotel. From that moment on, all of us experienced the well oiled machine of the Borgo Scopeto staff. Everything was perfect: the warm welcome of the guests, the food, the service, the lodging,...Afterwards we got from all of our guests compliments for the dream weekend they had experienced at Borgo Scopeto.
To conclude: we will definitely return for our wedding anniversaries at this great place and we would specifically compliment the staff, in particular Karine, for the professionalism (and kindness) they have showed during our wedding weekend.

  • Stayed June 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This is an amazing place nested in the heart of Toscana, we love it and we keep on going back (it is now 5 years so they must have done something right!). The ancient village has been restored in an incredible way with great attention to details and with respect to the original rural origin of the Borgo itself. At the same time the structure is modern and offer all kind of services one can desired when away for business or holiday. The SPA is not too big but booking is handled in a a way that you rarely encounter other guests. The rooms are delightful and every single one of them (and we have tried many by now!) offer an incredible view over the hills of Chianti and Siena. There are two swimming pools, one offer more possibility to swim and the other is ideally and beautifully located closer to the main structure. The restaurant offer high quality food and drinks through the day. What really make this place different than other resort in the heart of Toscana is the incredible high quality service and outsanding customer service the staff of this Hotel provide to their guests. I have to say we always get a bit disappointed in terms of service in Italian hotels but not in this case. Everyone make an effort to make our stay absolutely perfect. We travel with two small kids and they have always been treated with love and care and a special attention by all the staff, chef always comes up with great ideas and produce the most healthy, simple and delicious meals for them. It is possible to take some bikes from the hotel and go for a bit of a cycling tour around Chianti or even rent a scooter or a car. Siena and Florence are both in the proximity and one can easely hit town for a day visit or a quick shopping tour. We organised there 2 events and I have to say the Hotel catering was incredible, They went beyond their tasks and proved to be extremely professional, very precise, precious in giving advice and in coming up with solutions to various last minute problems. Nobady ever lost a smile and they even didn't seem stressed. If only everyone was like that! We highly recommend Borgo Scopeto Relais!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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: Strada Comunale n. 14 di Borgo Scopeto, 53019 Vagliagli, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Castelnuovo Berardenga > Vagliagli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Vagliagli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Borgo Scopeto Relais 4*
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Also Known As:
Relais Borgo Scopeto Hotel Vagliagli
Relais Borgo Scopeto Castelnuovo Berardenga
Borgo Scopeto Relais Vagliagli, Italy - Tuscany

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