Found the hotel online while sitting in a gelateria just off the main square and decided to walk the four minutes over instead of calling. The proprietor was amazingly kind and energetic, touring us around the property, letting us chose a room, offering us a great price for the room and helping us get our car into the city to drop off bags then back to a suitable public parking area. She even set us up with trays of plates, flatware and glasses so we could have a picnic dinner in the garden and the neighborhood /contrada/ celebrated in the street below. In the morning we were greeted with a spread of breakfast and cappuccinos delivered to our rooms!
It is a historic building (or, really, parts of three historic buildings), with some grand spaces and tight staircases. Our room (#3) had an amazing ceiling fresco of putti, and a small bathroom tucked in the corner (per historical preservation restrictions). There are an number of sitting rooms with other frescoes, as well as the garden and a terrace. No elevator, so not for the handicapped or those traveling with heavy luggage. Very central to the top places in Siena, but on a quieter street. Highly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Il casato b & b is in the heart of siena close to the famous piazza del campo and the magnificent gothic cathedral which dominates the most' old city. All rooms are furnished with care and private bathroom, mini bar, safe casset, telephone ,cable tv, wifi.Into the palace there is a romantic garden overlooked by almost all rooms, some with private terrace.Is a great place to spend your free time in siena, to studies, to job, to discover the history or just go for walks through the narrow streets of the city. You can forget the car because we are two steps from aroundchildren are welcome.And if travel with dogs or cats you will find always. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Casato Residenza d` Epoca Hotel Siena