Castello Banfi Il Borgo

Castello di Poggio alle Mura, 1, Montalcino, Italy

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  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability

  • A guided tasting of three estate premier Sangiovese wines ( a value of €30 for two guests)

  • Farewell gift of Castello Banfi Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil (a value of €16)

  • Bottle of Italian spumante in room upon arrival (a value of approximately €24)

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Hotel Description

At Castello Banfi il Borgo, the 14-room boutique is only the keep to this Tuscan castle-on-a-hill — the castello is the headquarters of the working wine estate, while the borgo is the boutique hotel that’s been fashioned from the adjoining village buildings. If the property ended at the sandstone walls, it would still be a must-visit for anyone passing through the countryside near Siena. Thankfully, there’s also the small matter of a seven-thousand-acre vineyard, sloping gently down from the fortress to meet the surrounding valley.

The postcard-ready look of the castle lording over its lush domain is a pretty good indication of what you’ll find within the walls: exposed stone arches, vaulted ceilings and sturdy timber beams. It’s all very well preserved and restored, and while modern amenities abound — flat screen TVs and wi-fi, et cetera — they tend to exist unobtrusively so as not to disturb one iota of the hotel’s period elegance. There’s actually quite a bit of variation between the guest rooms, although floral patterns tend to creep up consistently (think of them as top notes).

Between the heated swimming pool at the edge of the vineyards and the two Tuscan restaurants, there’s no shortage of luxury. Taverna Banfi, situated in the former wine cellar, serves traditional staples with a haute twist for lunch, while La Sala dei Grappoli offers refined seasonal meals al fresco on the terrace. But some of the more intriguing aspects of the estate hint at the richness of the experience. The 13th-century wing houses a museum of glass that features artifacts from ancient Rome to the present. If pitchers and urns aren’t really your thing, get this: they’ve recently unearthed a complete whale skeleton on the estate grounds. Castello Banfi il Borgo: come for the wine, stay for the giant fossils.

Please note: Castello Banfi Il Borgo is open seasonally from March through November.

How to get there: Castello Banfi Il Borgo is approximately two and a half hours by car from the Rome, Florence or Pisa airports. If you are using a GPS device simply type “Poggio alle Mura” in the destination field. The closest train stations are Grosseto (coastal line Rome/Genova), one hour by car, and Chiusi-Chianciano Terme (internal line Rome/Florence), one hour and 45 minutes. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance with transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

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

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Restaurants: La Taverna is open for lunch and Sala dei Grappoli is open for dinner. Policy: No deposit is required upon reservation. The total amount is charged 7 days prior arrival. Please cancel 7 days before arrival to avoid a cancellation penalty equal to the total cost of your reservation.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: mountain, castle or vineyard.

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    • arm chair
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 602 ft²/56 m².
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    Views: mountain or vineyard.

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    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • produced with our Sangiovese grape bath amenities
    • rain shower
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 710 ft²/66 m².
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    Views: mountain, garden or vineyard.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 914 ft²/85 m².
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    Views: mountain, garden or vineyard.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • produced with our Sangiovese grape bath amenities
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 1184 ft²/110 m².
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    Views: mountain, garden, castle or vineyard.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • produced with our Sangiovese grape bath amenities
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Restaurants: La Taverna is open for lunch and Sala dei Grappoli is open for dinner. Policy: No deposit is required upon reservation. The total amount is charged 7 days prior arrival. Please cancel 7 days before arrival to avoid a cancellation penalty equal to the total cost of your reservation.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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