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Castel Porrona Relais & Spa

Via della Fiera, 58044 Porrona, Cinigiano Italy
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Castel Porrona Relais & SPA represents one of the finest examples of a medieval Tuscan village. The “borgo” was built around the year 1100, and from 1361 to 1894 belonged to two of Siena’s largest patrician families, the Tolomei and the Piccolomini. Later, in 1894 it came into the possession of Pietro Emilio Targes de Rochefort, a member of the French aristocracy. The Borgo’s position is within easy reach of some of the most interesting tourist destinations, historical and cultural spots such as Siena, Florence, Montalcino, Saturnia, the Argentario coast, Punta Ala, and the Maremma National Park. Castel Porrona Relais is ideal for a countryside-beach holiday. The Relais comprises 25 units, divided between rooms, suites and apartments; it boasts two restaurants, large reception areas, a club house, several bars and an extensive spa. The facilities of Castel Porrona Relais are housed in various buildings within the Borgo, and are arranged around Piazza Tolomei and its garden, which is the hub of life in the Borgo and at the Relais. Painstaking renovation of the buildings and an interior design project have turned these medieval dwellings into a place of refined hospitality, for a clientele seeking a unique Tuscan experience.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Antonio G wrote a review Aug 2019
44 contributions2 helpful votes
Castel Porrona is an amazing location, an ancient monestry re-adapted as distributed hotel and restaurant. The SPA is really impressive and the service in the SPA is excellent. The swimming pool is nice but unfortunately it’s all day in the shadow and as consequence the water was quite cold in my opinion. The service is overall good and the food is fantastic. Unfortunately we had the bad luck to sleep in a broken bad the first night. The day after when we have highlighted this issue they have tried to fix it and said “we tried to fix it please test tonight whether it has been fixed”. It was not and as consequence one more bad night. After the second compliant they moved us into another room (like an apartment). We unfortunately discovered that the shower was not working... We waited a bit before receiving the next and final destination. It seems that even though the employees are amazing the director was not up to the the expected standard. Apart from this it was a very nice stay thanks to the SPA and the great staff!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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VNORVI wrote a review Oct 2018
San Francisco, California242 contributions112 helpful votes
I travel hundreds of thousands of miles a year and this is one of the nicest places I’ve ever stayed. The restored castle is immaculate with all the amenities, but lots of 12th century character. Super nice staff. Gorgeous surroundings. This is a place to get away, not to have a bustling tourist villageS
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Janine M wrote a review Sep 2018
21 contributions9 helpful votes
My husband and I decided to have a couple of nights at this beautiful accomodation- turned out to be a lovely break on our Italy trip. We enjoyed the spa for an afternoon (unfortunately a very cold, windy two days impacted on our outdoor pool time!), wine tour of the Moltacino area and absolutely enjoyed thoroughly our meals at the restaurant there. We had a lunch and two dinners and the food was perfect! The service matched the perfection of the food. We both thought the food at the restaurant was the highlight of our trip so far. The room was spacious with a nice layout. Great view over the grounds in the castle. Loved it all!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
napoleonb916 wrote a review Apr 2018
Lac-Beauport, Canada20 contributions5 helpful votes
Castel Porrona is the perfect place to live the Tuscan hospitality. Aldo and his team are always over reaching our expectations. We traveled a lot around the word but this place definitely worth every penny!!!! Dont expect anything than the best!
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Date of stay: April 2018
Katherine M wrote a review Dec 2017
6 contributions22 helpful votes
This hotel was a huge disappointment, and I hope this review can help others avoid making the mistake of staying here. As many others have stated, the air conditioning was a huge problem. The AC units in each room just did not work, and as there are only tiny windows in each room (old castle) it is impossible to get any fresh air/breeze. We also had several other issues - our initial room reeked of smoke. The walls are covered in fabric, which must absorb smells and make this issue worse. When the problem was first brought to the staffs attention the solution was to "air out" the room, which did not work. After an unpleasant night we were moved to a different room which did not smell, but when trying to take a shower we discovered there was no hot water. The room they changed us to was an upgraded room which we didnt really care about - we just wanted a room that didnt smell and had working hot water/AC! They were able to fix the hot water issue within about 5 hours, but it was still a pretty big inconvenience for a '5 star' facility. Dinner was mediocre at best (and overpriced). The only thing I can compliment is the wonderful pastry chef. The breakfast pastries were excellent.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$273 - $472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyTuscanyProvince of GrossetoCinigianoPorrona
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castel Porrona Relais & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Castel Porrona Relais & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Castello Banfi - L' Enoteca (4.9 miles), Casa Museo (3.9 miles), and Torre del Cassero Senese (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Castel Porrona Relais & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Castel Porrona Relais & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Castel Porrona Relais & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Castel Porrona Relais & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castel Porrona Relais & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trattoria in Campagna, Castello Banfi La Taverna, and Caffe Sant'Angelo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castel Porrona Relais & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Castel Porrona Relais & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the center of Porrona.
Are any cleaning services offered at Castel Porrona Relais & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Castel Porrona Relais & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Castel Porrona Relais & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (8.2 miles), Palazzo Nerucci (6.7 miles), and Cisterna Medicea (8.0 miles).