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Castel Monastero
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights in early May whilst travelling around Italy. We had a great time travelling around this part of Tuscany and found the Castel Monastero to be beautiful and unique. Our room was like nothing we've stayed in before - modern and ancient at the same time, but also very luxurious. Service was always good and the concierge provided great suggestions. Only issue was that the main restaurant wasnt open as yet (too early in the year) and the spa charged for admission to the indoor pools. All in all a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Enzo V, Direttore at Castel Monastero, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Dear VWSidney ,
we are glad that your stay here at Castel Monastero, has met your expectations from all points of view, from the rooms to the spa, enjoying even the dishes in our restaurants.
While waiting to be able to give you more pleasant moments of relaxation, we would like to thank you for the sincere and valuable comments left on Trip Advisor. An affectionate greeting and see you soon.

Warm regards

Enzo Volpintesta
Hotel Manager
Castel Monastero

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We spent 3 nights here - it was very good indeed. Whilst I did not particularly enjoy the Gordon Ramsey restaurant my wife had the most wonderful venison dish. My preference was the Cantina restaurant which was great. We had a very enjoyable stay and its proximity to Sienna was a plus mark. The staff were fantastic and most welcoming.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Christopher F
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Enzo V, Direttore at Castel Monastero, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Dear Christopher ,
we are glad that your stay here at Castel Monastero, has met your expectations from all points of view, from the rooms to the spa, enjoying even the dishes in our restaurants.
While waiting to be able to give you more pleasant moments of relaxation, we would like to thank you for the sincere and valuable comments left on Trip Advisor. An affectionate greeting and see you soon.

Warm regards

Enzo Volpintesta
Hotel Manager
Castel Monastero

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

I got my package through luxury link and pre paid in advance.
I was not credited upon check out and am still battling with them for a refund.
My room had lights out and poor lighting which was never taken care of after numerous requests
They had a large obnoxious group while we were there and we could not enjoy some of the amenities.
Save your money........there are other charming places to stay in Tuscany

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Orapik
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Enzo V, Direttore at Castel Monastero, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Dear Orapik,
firstly, I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to post your review and for your invaluable feedback regarding your recent stay at Castel Monastero. The feedbacks we receive are very important to us and help us ensure that we continuously deliver the excellent standards which we are renowned for. We sincerely apologise that on this occasion the hotel did not meet your expectations and that it not live up to the usual excellent standards we consistently strive to provide. Please rest assured that I have personally investigated the matter and proper action has been taken in order to correct the letdown of service as well as avoid any further recurrence. I do hope that this incident will not deter you from visiting our property in the future, giving us the opportunity to recover and show you that we are indeed a hotel with a high standard of service.
Please kindly contact me directly and I will be pleased to ensure that you have the service you expect from our hotel.

Yours sincerely,

Enzo Volpintesta
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Castel Monastero

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

My wife and I were looking to spend a few days in Tuscany away from the big cities. Our travel agent, Kathi Sheridan found us this great hotel (Leading Hotels Group). It used to be a monastery and thus is a combination of many buildings. It also houses a large spa and a pool. However, we like touring the small towns and mountain top villages so we just stayed here for its location. Once again we were upgraded(triple) to a huge suite near the restaurant. The view was not good but then again, our room was spectacular; clearly the largest on our trip. Their restaurant, La Canta was good but pricey. The morning buffet breakfast was included and was quite good with a wide selection of hot and cold foods. The service at the hotel was superior and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The manager was always nearby and looking to help out or answer questions.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank scott92
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Enzo V, Direttore at Castel Monastero, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Dear Mr. Scott92 ,
we are glad that your stay here at Castel Monastero, has met your expectations from all points of view, from the rooms to the spa, enjoying even the dishes in our restaurants.
While waiting to be able to give you more pleasant moments of relaxation, we would like to thank you for the sincere and valuable comments left on Trip Advisor. An affectionate greeting and see you soon.

Enzo Volpintesta
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Castel Monastero

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

I just got back from a 3 night stay at Castel Monastero -- booked via Luxury Link. The property really is beautiful. The rooms are spacious, the amenities fantastic and the staff is incredibly friendly. Francessca greeted us daily each morning with a huge smile at breakfast. The hotel has an excellent breakfast spread -- and you can even order delicious omelets from the kitchen. Valentina was another staff member who stood out as incredibly nice and helpful! This is a great place if you want to chill out and just relax. Good spa (although pricey.) ... a couple of nice restaurants. If you plan on leaving the resort, you'd best rent a car as taxis are very expensive.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank thetravelingguy
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Enzo V, Direttore at Castel Monastero, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Dear Mr. thetravelingguy,
we are glad that your stay here at Castel Monastero, has met your expectations from all points of view, from the rooms to the spa, enjoying even the dishes in our restaurants.
While waiting to be able to give you more pleasant moments of relaxation, we would like to thank you for the sincere and valuable comments left on Trip Advisor. An affectionate greeting and see you soon.

Enzo Volpintesta
Hotel Manager
Castel Monastero

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We were given a lavish large penthouse, which we ordered in any case, it was lovely. The views were stunning out our side window, tuscan country side. The people at the front desk were not very nice and the welcome was a bit lacking. The La Canta restaurant was average and so was the service, we did not feel there was sufficient attention given to service and mistakes were made. The manager is a true gentleman, he checks on everyone and is kind and courteous and so is the lovely lady that runs the spa, both were my favourite people there as well as two waitresses, that remembered details such as which beverage we prefered. The pool's were all nice as was the spa. We were trapped in the lift it broke and we had to be rescued at one point, the woman that run's the spa was so worried and attentive and so was the manager, they compensated us, all was okay in any case and I really valued their care. We asked about day trips, not having rented a car and were told there was none by front desk, the next day we tried again, getting a more senior person, who in front of the front desk staff, gave us brochure's and we picked a day trip with limosine chauffer, laterv that day we got a mercedes minivan instead, we did complain but proceded. It was a lovely trip we went to a vinyard a restaurant, Sienna, a Monastery and other sites and our guide was a gentleman. The gordan ramsey rstaurant was lovely and the breakfasts were lovely to. The wasp's go at your food though, I am allergic, so was constantly in a state of fear. The wasp's are everywhere so watch out! Mixed review, some good bits some bad bits, but mostly they need to get new front desk staff, they act as if they are superior to you, when obviously they are not. Politeness and helpfulness go a long way!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank lilmisskaty
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Enzo V, Direttore at Castel Monastero, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Dear Mrs. lilmisskaty ,
we are glad that your stay here at Castel Monastero, has met your expectations from all points of view, from the rooms to the spa, enjoying even the dishes in our restaurants.
While waiting to be able to give you more pleasant moments of relaxation, we would like to thank you for the sincere and valuable comments left on Trip Advisor. An affectionate greeting and see you soon.

Enzo Volpintesta
Hotel Manager
Castel Monastero

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you want to get away from all the noise from a city, this is the place to go.
Staff are very nice and helpful, rooms are spacious and well equipped.

The best part is the SPA and the restaurants, dinner at LA CANTINA are very good and with very reasonable prices.

If you're looking for some activities during your stay, reception staff can suggest different options based on your preferences. I went horse riding to a Polo club nearby, which was quite enjoyable.

I would recommend this place for a romantic getaway, although there were several couples with kids.

The hotel is not that easy to find, I do suggest a sat nav if you're getting there by car (which is the best option)

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Koush_Ann
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Enzo V, Direttore at Castel Monastero, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Dear Mrs. Koush Ann,
we are glad that your stay here at Castel Monastero, has met your expectations from all points of view, from the rooms to the spa, enjoying even the dishes in our restaurants.
While waiting to be able to give you more pleasant moments of relaxation, we would like to thank you for the sincere and valuable comments left on Trip Advisor. An affectionate greeting and see you soon.

Enzo Volpintesta
Hotel Manager
Castel Monastero

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Address: Loc. Monastero d'Ombrone, 19, 53019, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
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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
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Castelnuovo Berardenga
Price Range: $386 - $1,912 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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