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“a gem in the tuscan countryside”
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Castel Monastero
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“a gem in the tuscan countryside”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

perfectly situated in the tuscan countryside, this hotel is a job well done. the reason i say this is because this is a 11th century monastery that has been converted into a hotel. the rooms are spacious, the spa is world class. and for the food - gordan ramsey has a restaurant, need i say any further. surrounded by spectacular tuscan countryside this is as romantic as it gets. go wine tasting and eat some fabulous meals in siena and florence. highly recommended

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

It provides an unique experience as you can feel out of the routine of a busy life and enjoy each detail of the hotel. There you are envolved with the particular architeture, a great and intriguing energy from the essence a Monastery. The kindness and the attention of everyone working there, specially from Alessandro Pilotti will be always on my mind.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

As you approach you see a medieval Tuscan village complete with vineyards, olives and a fabulous monastery. We looked at two rooms and both choices were superb. Large, airy and comfortable. A bottle or red and white local wines was delivered from Signore Prevosti. Take time to walk the vineyards and grounds and bring a big glass of wine with you. The pools and spa are beautifully hidden and very private. The Gordon Ramsay restaurant was not open, but I am not a big fan anyway. What was open was the Cantina - a great wine cellar restaurant where the steps down are lit by candles. Just sitting and having a glass of wine in this room was enough. The food was great, the service delightful and fun. Anyone who writes they did not enjoy this experience brought it on themselves. Castel Monastero is beyond 5 star. Quiet and private. Beautifully restored and appointed. Just minutes from Sienna and less than an hour to Firenze. Our big disappointment? We only had one night.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Just spent a magical week at Castel Monastero. A beautifully renovated monastery in the heart of Chianti , close to Siena. The wonderful facilities and glorious grounds were made even better by the friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, from the General Manager down. Nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel really special. We had a beautiful room in the grounds overlooking the vineyard and countryside.... Light and spacious.
Breakfast in the courtyard was amazing. As we ate in the hotel every night, they prepared different meals for us using the most delicious local produce and the friendly cantina staff helped us select fabulous wines.
We can't wait to return and try the new restaurant which is about to be launched.
Thoroughly recommend this hotel .

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

5 years ago September 2007 My husband and I stayed at this charming monastery village in the Tuscan hills for 2 weeks. We had a small but lovely apartment overlooking the nearby pools,castle and countryside,our own little terrace to sit and enjoy.We dined every night on delicious local food cooked with love and joy by a local chef who spoke little English but we got by. The wine was as delicious as the food,served to us by Andrea, who brightened each evening with his humour. The service was superb and the place divine.We were even invited to attend a wedding party in the grounds on our second night. We are horrified at what has been done to this gem of Tuscany. It cost us less that £1800 for the 2 weeks and left us with lasting memories.

Room Tip: Well as you know it has all changed since we were there.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

We spent two nights at this fabulously refurbished monastery during our recent honeymoon to Italy. We were upgraded to a lovely suite overlooking the vineyard. The detail and that went into the remodel was evident throughout the monastery including the rooms, the pool, and especially the spa area.

The Spa was a big surprise. We had a great couples massage and also used the various steam rooms (3 different types to choose from) and the pools that were available.

The staff was truly first class during our entire visit. Everyone we interacted with was helpful, polite, and very customer service focused. They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay.

We can’t say enough good things about our experience and look forward to another visit on our next trip to Italy.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

My wife and I spent 4 nights at Castel Monastero, between stays in Rome and Venice, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Monastery has a quite elegance that begs its guests to relax and be pampered. The location is classic Tuscany, set among vinyards, the remains of an ancient village and manicured, rolling hills. The staff are eager and willing to help make your life comfortable, however, they were slightly understaffed. We were there during a slow time, which we liked, and I doubt this would be an issue during their busier season. Located about 15 km west of Siena in a country setting, we did some day trips to Lucca, Florance, Siena and some wineries, but couldn't wait to get back for the quietness and relaxation of the Monastero. The spa has to be one of the top rated spas in the world. Cocktails and/or a glass of wine in the courtyard were a great way to bring an end to a wonderful day. The food, wine and service in the dining room were excellent, although the limited menu became a bit redundant near the end of our trip. There is nothing cheap about it, but we knew that when we booked our trip.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Alessandro F, General Manager at Castel Monastero, responded to this review, April 21, 2012
Dear Guests,
Thanks to find the time to share your wonderful experience with us on Trip Advisor.
I am pleased that the elegant and relaxed atmosphere of Castel Monastero managed to render your stay memorable. I am also delighted that you appreciated our prestigious SPA and our services like our gourmet restaurant.
All the staff and I thank you for your positive feedback: comments like yours help us understand what our guests’ needs are and further motivate us maintaining our high quality standards we want to offer. Being understaffed is not one of them so you will not face a similar fact next time.
I hope that we will have the pleasure of having you with us again in the near future.
With kind regards,
Andrea Prevosti
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Property: Castel Monastero
Address: Loc. Monastero d'Ombrone, 19, 53019, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Castelnuovo Berardenga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Castelnuovo Berardenga
#4 Romantic Hotel in Castelnuovo Berardenga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Castel Monastero 5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
While painters are born, travellers are made and no land has aroused the curiosity, the enthusiasm and the culture of entire generations more than Tuscany. Certainly, not all of them have had the luck to begin their journey in the enchantment of Castel Monastero. In fact a few kilometres from our village, along roads of pure delight, can be found masterpieces of art and of the highest culinary tradition.Every day, a discovery. Every day a different itinerary passing through unspoiled scenery. Every day, on your return, a massage and a candle-lit dinner. And together, over a romantic meal for two or with your friends, you will recall the frescoes of Piero della Francesca and the perfect walls of Monteriggioni, the Renaissance utopia of Pienza and the gastronomic glory of Castellina in Chianti. And again, to surprise you, there’ll be a sunset over Pitigliano and a stroll around the Etruscan necropolises of Sovana. ... more   less 
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