We stayed here for four nights last July and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time there.
The hotel is slightly outside of Siena, but there's a bus stop at the hotel gate that makes visiting the town centre easypeasy. We were looking for a place that had a nice pool and provided easy access to the Tuscan countryside and Scacciapensieri ticked both of these boxes perfectly.
The pool area is absolutely gorgeous, so unbelievably relaxing and quiet and surrounded by cypress trees. I was quite happy to see that were no young families, so you could peacefully bask in the sunshine undisturbed.
We didn't eat in the restaurant as it was quite pricey, instead we chose to head into town for dinner and get the last bus or a taxi home. If you happen to be around the hotel during the day and fancied eating somewhere else, the Siena caravan park has a nice little restaurant in it that's very reasonable.
The staff were very nice, particularly the man who serves breakfast in the morning. My lame attempts at speaking Italiano seem to have been appreciated.
All in all a nice time was had in Sciacciapensieri, would recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The four star hotel “Villa Scacciapensieri” is ideal for clients looking for a peaceful, warm and cordial atmosphere, an excellent kitchen and attentive service. Location : the hotel is set in its own large park and gardens on top of a little hill only 2.5 km north of the medieval city walls of Siena, 1,5 km from the train station, just on the border of the Chianti wine region ; all the main sights of Tuscany are easily reached. There is a very regular public bus service from the Villa to the historical centre every 15 minutes (on weekends twice an hour, after 8 p.m. once an hour). The main Villa, constructed in the late 1790’s – early 1800’s, has rooms on the two upper floors, while the reception desk (24 h.), the restaurant "Altri Tempi", the cosy bar-lounge with open fire place and library, the private little chapel and the media-room with Internet access are all located on the ground level. There are two annex buildings "Limonaia" and "Villino" both very close to the main Villa. All rooms are air-conditioned. The outdoor swimming pool (open from mid May to October) overlooks the Chianti hills. We also have a tennis court, bicycles and parking for the exclusive use of our guests, there is no charge for these facilities. Garages are available on request (Euro 20,-/night). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Scacciapensieri Hotel Siena