Just a few small blocks off the main square, along a main shopping street, the hotel was a wonderful place to spend Christmas as we began our Italy trip. The staff was quick to help us deal with the car, and get settled. At that time of year, the streets are lit with holiday lights, and there's an enormous christmas tree just across the street.
The hotel lobby itself is filled with old-world charm, frescoes and architectural details. Our top-floor suite had a small terrace that opened to the rooftops. There's not much of a view, but it's nice to have the access. We liked opening to the door to hear the town's church bells ringing for the holiday. The room decor is clean and comfortable, but not particularly stylish. The large walk-in closet was a welcome surprise.
Because so many things were closed on Christmas itself, we had dinner in the hotel and I truly enjoyed the meal and the experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Hotel Continental, a Sienese palace steeped in history, is part of Starhotels Collezione, Starhotels exceptional luxury hotel group. Grand Hotel Continental, the old town's only 5* hotel, has a privileged position a moment's stroll down cobbled medieval lanes to Siena's most important attractions, including the famous Piazza del Campo and the Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. Every one of our rooms and suites is a masterpiece, honed over centuries, designed for the tastes of the 17th century aristocracy and refined to meet the demands of the discerning modern traveller. From our beautiful classic rooms to the magnificence of our Royal Suite, our accommodation is unashamedly opulent. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Continental Siena