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Castello delle Serre
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New York
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9 reviews
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“Wonderful Location”
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
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sydney
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

recently i photographed a wedding at castello di rapolano. It was my 2nd time there. this time the wedding lasted 3 days and i was lucky to be invited to stay the 3 days. it was simply fantastic. The location is very very serene and the views are sensational. Shelley and family make you feel at home and extremely welcome. The accommodation and service is exceptional. As a wedding photographer i highly recommend this stunning property.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Caledon, Canada
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

My wife and I spent three incredible nights at Castello delle Serre in September 2012. Our only wish is that we had spent many, many more nights. If relaxation and beauty are things that you enjoy then this is most likely the perfect spot. The castle's rooms are well appointed and your comfort is most important to the proprietors (Salvatore, Antonio and Shelley). Friends stayed here in the spring and could not stop talking about their visit here being the best part of their trip to Italy. With such high praise we couldn't resist booking our own time at this lovely spot.

The region of Tuscany has to be one of the most beautiful and romantic spots in all of Europe and the castle just makes it even better. Each night my wife and I waited patiently for the chime of the church bells right next to the castle while we enjoyed the views of the countryside with our glass of wine in hand. Whether you book yourself into one of the rooms / suites in the main castle (each one truly unique) or if you splurge and book yourself into the multi level tower room, you will not be disappointed. This is a place of relaxation.

We were lucky enough to arrive on a night that Salvatore was making one of his incredible dinner feasts. Generally, guests will walk into town or visit one of the local restaurants for dinner. However, every so often, Salvatore makes an incredible meal. It was so nice to have all of the guests sitting together, talking about what they have done on their holidays so far and what their plans were for the upcoming days. Everyone enjoyed GREAT food and wine, while eating under the Tuscan stars.

Each morning we would go out (as it was still warm enough we were lucky to be able to eat out on the patio by the pool and bar) and enjoy a breakfast of fresh fruits, pastries, cheeses, meats, cereals and the best coffee. Then one of Salvatore, Antonio or Shelly would ask us what our plans for the day were. They would make suggestions and then best of all they would provide us with detailed hand drawn maps and directions to wherever we were heading. They would give us suggestions about where to park, how to find the best places to eat and which sites we might want to stop at along our route. Now, while we had a GPS, nothing compared to these maps! Late afternoon usually found us sitting out on the patio with a glass of wine (or two) regaling with others our days adventure. Then one by one we would once again be asked by Salvatore about our dinner plans. They would help us make reservations or even better, just provide simple directions and we would walk down into town to enjoy the local food and residents.

We can't wait to return!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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La Quinta, California
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Sal, Shelly, Antonio, Fabio and Jake at Castello delle Serra treat you like family, the food, wine and conversation covers all aspects of Tuscany. Our room in the Castle over looked the Village and the surrounding hillsides dotted with private villas and towns; we found a church dating back to the 1400's on our walk into the local village. The rooms are clean and modern while maintaining the history of a medieval castle. We stayed three nights and plan on returning for a longer visit in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed at the castle for one night during our trip, we wish we could have stayed longer. The property is beautiful, hospitality could not be better! Wonderful little town this castle overlooks everything and is a great location to travel and explore Tuscany.
Looking forward to when we can come back and stay longer.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

I've known Salvatore since his days in Sun Valley, Idaho in the 90's. Staying at the Castello with both Sal and Antonio was epic--outstanding food, wisdom and accommodations. I highly recommend this property to any discriminating Tuscany-bound traveler.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Our time at Castello delle Serre was definitely the highlight of our Italian vacation. I was visiting with friends for the first time and the owners made us all feel so comfortable and welcome. The setting is breathtaking and the accommodations are perfection. If you have the opportunity to take part in a dinner at the castle during your stay, it is not to be missed! I have plans to return and would recommend Castello delle Serre to anyone traveling to Italy.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Castello delle Serre
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 8 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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