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Hotel Palazzo Squarcialupi
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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Tuscan Charmer”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Our family really enjoyed our three night stay at Hotel Albergo Palazzo Squarcialupi. The hotel feels like you are a guest staying at a grand manor, with its sprawling layout, cozy lounges, picturesque terraces and beautiful grounds. It is easy to find, though the narrow street with cafes and stores spilling on to it make navigating to the front door tricky for those not used to driving in Italy. Our family of four stayed in two rooms. The adults were in a very spacious, well air-conditioned, standard superior room with a gorgeous view of the valley. The teenagers had a standard room on the side of the building with a view of the courtyard and partial view of the valley. It was much smaller but its unique slanted, beam and tiled ceiling and two windows made it charming and cheerful. The rooms had a refrigerator and safe and wi-fi was available in the hotel’s common areas. The grounds were well kept and relaxing by the pool overlooking the valley was a highlight. The staff was friendly and eager to provide quality service. On our morning of departure they went out of their way to secure a bottle of wine for us that we had just discovered on our last night in Tuscany. We found for a relatively short stay – three nights – being in a town like Castellina in Chianti offered the right mix of Tuscan charm without the isolation of staying in a private villa. There are several delis, gift shops, wine shops and restaurants to explore. After shopping in San Gimignano and Sienna, I would definitely recommend the pottery from Pep Bizzarie for quality and price. We enjoyed our meals at Tre Porte and Antica Trattoria La Torre. If we are fortunate to return to Tuscany – we would definitely stay at this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a valley view room - its worth it
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

My fiancé and I stayed here for 3 nights in July and had a wonderful time.
As soon as we arrived we were made welcome by the owner who was accommodating throughout our stay.

HIGHLIGHTS were the pool, sauna and spa area, the view of the country side, daily breakfast and charming room. Basically everything.

NEGATIVES - absolutely none.

Palazzo squarcialupi is a chianti gem.

Andrew & Natalie.


  • Stayed July 2012
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Brasilia-DF
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Palazzo Squarcialupi is a gem in the middle of Tuscany, it is strategical for travellers in the Tuscan region since it stays right between Florence and Siena, in the small town of Castellina, near of great mediavel villages of Chianti region! The hotel stays in a historic building very important for the wine culture in Chianti, it has been remodelled and rooms are very spacious and comfortable, having all you need for a good stay, with large bathrooms and bed. The hotel has a complimentary spa with sauna, turkish bath and jacuzzi, which is a must to relax after a walking day in a Tuscan city. it also has an elevator, feature very difficult to find in italian hotels located in old buildings. It lies right in the main street of Castellina, surrounded by excellent restaurants just downstairs, so you don´t need to take car at night to eat some outstanding italian dinner. We stayed 5 days and we thought we could have easily spent more time there. It has a good typical italian breakfast (not american) with fruits, breads, juices, coffee, milk, integral items, jams, cakes and homemade salami, jam, assorted cheese and others. The staff is excellent, very helpful and always smiling, giving tips about restaurants and tours. There is also free parking, which is essential for travellers since they usually visit the Tuscan by car. BAD THINGS: Option of channels on TV is very limited, having only italian speaking channels (no cable). Altough having free parking, it is not right "in" od "under" the hotel, but at 50-100m away, which creat confusion at the first arrival and demands some logistics to check in, since you have to go to the upper street in front of the Police Station to disembark and leave the luggage, then you turn around to the lower street to park (this should be better explained before reaching the hotel, to avoid mistakes).

Room Tip: Choose apartments facing the valley, it is wonderful to wake up and lookf the wineyards.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We spent 2 wonderful weeks at Palazzo Squarcialupi in September. This is our 4th or 5th stay and it only gets better each time. We already have it reserved for next fall.. Our room overlooked the vineyards and the pool at the rear of the property. It was a treat every morning to open our shutters to the beautiful, peaceful view. The room was large and spacious, but also traditionally Tuscan. The breakfast buffet is delicious with a wide selection of items. We even had brealfast in our room twice and if was served beautifully. The breakfast room is beautiful and a lovely place to start the day. The entire staff is a pleasure to deal with, helpful and accommodating and friendly. There are many exceptionally good restaurants , all within walking distance, as well as others within a short driving distance. The surrounding towns and villages are all worth visiting. We enjoyed Monteriggioni, Greve, Montefioralle, Panzano, etc. etc. The pool is a real plus for relaxing before or after touring the area. The driving from town to town on Rte. 222 is breathtaking, one stunning hillside after another. This is our perfect vacation retreat for visit the wonderful Chianti region of Tuscany.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

My wife and I have had the pleasure of regularly staying at the Palazzo Squarcialupi in charming Castellina, over almost 18 years. Located between Florence, Siena and Arezzo, and with other small towns nearby, it is a comfortable base for exploring Tuscany. As Australians we love the vast and enchanting vistas of the Chianti landscape in which historically ancient population centres still thrive, with evident continuing respect for both culture and nature. But our great pleasure begins and ends with the warm and genuine hospitality we enjoy at Palazzo Squarcialupi . The welcoming, friendly and always helpful owner Monica and her cheerful staff show concern to ensure our happiness at all times. The rooms and appointments throughout the Palazzo are admirable and not gaudy. The views over the valleys and hills of Chianti are extraordinarily wonderful. Breakfasts are a great start to each day. The pool is perfect. We love it all and we can't wait to come back again soon !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We had a great time at the Palazzo Squarcialupi last October staying in the apartment next door. This year we decided to start our Tuscan trip by returning to the PS and this time we booked a Standard Superior Room in the main hotel building. We arrived quite late so when we opened the shutters on our first morning we were astounded by the view over the valley to the mountains beyond. It was absolutely stunning with clouds of mist slowly melting away. The room (101 I think) was very spacious and perfect for our needs as well as being just a few steps away from the Breakfast Room and Lounge. Another bonus for my wife and I was being able to use the spa in the basement after a days sightseeing. All in all we had another great stay in the PS and would love to return for a third time when the pool is still open!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We recently spent one week at Palazzo Squarcialupi, and could not have been more pleased! The hotel is in Castellina-in-Chianti, a great hilltop town to use as a base to explore Chianti. The hotel is in a converted Palace. The owners also own an excellent Winery, La Castellina, and the winery's wine shop (enoteca) is next door, with the wineries aging cellars underneath the enoteca. We stayed in Room # 101, a beautiful king-bed room just over their bar's outdoor terrace, with spectacular views of the vineyard-covered valley. The hotel is also right inside the town's pedestrian-only zone, so the streets are filled with restaurants, shops, fruit stands, and winery enoteca's to make browsing a treat. Parking is available for guests, a short walk away, but the pedestrian-only zone makes it so you cannot drive up to the front and drop off your bags. But, you can do so at the edge of the zone, a short walk to the hotel. There are plenty of great restaurants in town, all within an easy walk. The hotel offers an included breakfast buffet. The staff all speak English, and are very pleasant and helpful. We understand that the hotel plans to move the enoteca to an upstairs floor, and convert its street-level location to a restaurant -- they thought in two years. Overall, this is a great hotel, and a great place to stay!

Room Tip: For our next visit, we like Room #'s 101, 102, or 103.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Palazzo Squarcialupi
Address: Via Ferruccio 22, 53011, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Castellina In Chianti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Castellina In Chianti
#2 Romantic Hotel in Castellina In Chianti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Palazzo Squarcialupi 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of the historical center of Castellina in Chianti, you will find the 15th century Palazzo Squarcialupi. In the past, the Palace was a noble residence with agricultural activity and has recently been restored to become the Hotel Palazzo Squarcialupi. ... more   less 
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