Grand Hotel Continental

Banchi Di Sopra 85, Siena

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  • One complimentary cocktail per guest (max two guests) during your stay

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18
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service18
  • Overall18
9
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

The location was great, right in the heart of the city. The decor was nice.

What the hotel could do better:

Front desk service could have been a little nicer.

Julia

Stayed January 2015

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Hotel Description

Siena is, on the one hand, a time machine, a meticulously preserved medieval city, known for its artworks and architecture, and ever-popular with travelers of all nationalities. But people live here too; and alongside its medieval fortifications and Renaissance palazzos is a thriving boutique and cafe culture to rival any of Italy's modern cities.

Today's Grand Hotel Contintental is Siena's top luxury hotel, and the only hotel of its kind in the heart of the city, just off the pedestrian-only Piazza del Campo. The building was converted from a grand aristocratic residence, the seventeenth-century Palazzo Gori, and has been restored and refurbished — but not redesigned. All of the original details remain, the frescoes are brighter than ever, and the ballroom is as grand as it must have been three hundred years ago.

The rooms are every bit as opulent as the public spaces, each one individually designed, with frescoed or beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, and period artworks and furnishings — though modern touches like internet access and satellite TV make this a modern hotel. The restaurant, Sapordovino, is splendidly set beneath the palazzo's glass-domed courtyard, and the wine bar is a surprisingly stylish option. The only caveat, owing to the space restrictions in Siena's historic downtown — though the hotel does offer such niceties as a swimming pool and tennis courts, these are actually a short shuttle ride away, at the Grand Hotel Continental's sister property on the outskirts of town.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 51 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

Map