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“Relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Palazzo Squarcialupi
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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in Castellina in Chianti and it took us little time to understand what this town has to offer. There is not as much to see in this town as other Tuscan towns and cities, but the residents are rightfully proud of their town. And it is easy to understand why - this town is about slowing down and appreciating the goods things life offers. And this hotel is an excellent place to develop that understanding.

The place is clean and comfortable. The breakfast is fine. There are nice little places throughout the hotel to relax. There is an underutilized spa area with a jacuzzi and sauna. Great place to hang around. There is a nice pool to take a dip. Most importantly, there are beautiful gardens to relax and view the gorgeous Tuscan countryside. One afternoon, we purchased a bottle of wine and food from a local market and enjoyed one of the best meals imaginable. The hotel supplied 2 wine glasses and the beautiful grounds for a great 3 hours! If you are looking for a hotel to help you relax and come to appreciate why Tuscany is epicenter of La Dolce Vita, then this is as good a place as there is to do it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I traveled here from the U.S. and stayed for 5 nights. The place was amazing. The people at reception were more than happy to help me arrange transportation to cities near by like San Gimignano and Siena. They offered taxis, bus info, and train info. They were willing to hold my luggage prior to checkin and also after checkout since I wanted to have a bit of time to walk around while waiting for my taxi to arrive. The town is such a beautiful place and this hotel is right in the heart. it is just across from a great restaurant with nice outdoor seating. For a group this was the perfect place for us to gather. The rooms were a nice size with air conditioning. The bathrooms were great as well. The breakfast that they provide is very well done and offers a variety of yummy foods. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to this area!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at this beautiful hotel which is situated right in the centre of the Castellina village, and yet within 10 minutes drive you are in the enchanting Tuscan countryside. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and speak very good English. The hotel restaurant was only opened about 4 months ago and it is excellent! We had 2 meals there and really enjoyed the food and the wine of course! It is also very reasonably priced. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return again! Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Knoxville, Tenn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed a week in this perfect village hotel situated in cobblestoned Castellina-in-Chianti, which has cafes, shops, Etruscan tombs, and medieval walls. The friendly staff was very helpful. Our room was wonderfully large, with a TV (that we did not turn on), a modern bathroom equipped with small shower and bidet. We never tired of looking out our windows at the beautiful Chianti countryside. The bed was comfortable and the hotel was quiet. There is a 'Spa' area (hot tub pool and showers), but we didn't use them. We did however enjoy 2 dinners in the new hotel restaurant. Delicious, but we always saved room for the amazing gelato that was a couple of doors down the street. Also, the cafe across from hotel has excellent pizza!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for four nights and were very charmed by the location. On the Main Street which was very convenient - stunning views out the back. Our room was very large and included a double bed and sofa. The bathroom was also a good size and all was very clean.

The receptionists were always very helpful and welcoming.

Great location for exploring lots of the Chianti region around - San Gimigiano, Greve, Siena, Gaoile etc etc all not far away.

Breakfast was fine and had all that you would expect for a cold buffet. Some hot water (as in genuinely hot water) for the tea would have been welcomed.

All in all I'm sure you would not be disappointed with this 'typically Etruscan' hotel full of character

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

My room overlooked the valley. Spacious with a comfortable bed. Bathroom larger than all the others we stayed in while in Italy. Located in small town that was fun to walk through and also a short drive away from other towns. Helpful, friendly staff. Son's room was of course smaller without the view but as he is more a world traveller than me (He has lived in Zurich for 4 years) his opinion should also be noted and he too was very impressed. Finally the breakfast room was spacious and the offered breakfast meats and cheeses quite satisfying. You cannot go wrong staying here.

Stayed May 2014
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Mont Albert, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A perfect place to stay in beautiful Tuscany! The staff very friendly and helpful, the views from our room overlooking the vine clad valley stunning and the spa very welcome after a tour of touring. Have just opened a Taverna next door which was fabulous. Would highly recommend Palazzo Squarcialupi and would love to stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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