After visiting the fast paced Roma, Pisa and Florence we arrived at the Villa Scacciapensieri. We'd read great reviews but the reviews understated just how great this island of calm. From check in to check out the staff was courteous, helpful and just about like family. The owners checked us, allowed us to see our rooms to approve the accommodations and even helped us with our shaky Italian pronunciations. From a glass of wine on the veranda to a delicious breakfast we were total captivated by whole operation.
The Siena area is a lot lower key than the other areas we'd visited and the Villa Scacciapensieri was a great place to base our stay. Thanks to the entire staff for a great visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The four star hotel “Villa Scacciapensieri” is ideal for clients looking for a peaceful, warm and cordial atmosphere, an excellent kitchen and attentive service. Location : the hotel is set in its own large park and gardens on top of a little hill only 2.5 km north of the medieval city walls of Siena, 1,5 km from the train station, just on the border of the Chianti wine region ; all the main sights of Tuscany are easily reached. There is a very regular public bus service from the Villa to the historical centre every 15 minutes (on weekends twice an hour, after 8 p.m. once an hour). The main Villa, constructed in the late 1790’s – early 1800’s, has rooms on the two upper floors, while the reception desk (24 h.), the restaurant "Altri Tempi", the cosy bar-lounge with open fire place and library, the private little chapel and the media-room with Internet access are all located on the ground level. There are two annex buildings "Limonaia" and "Villino" both very close to the main Villa. All rooms are air-conditioned. The outdoor swimming pool (open from mid May to October) overlooks the Chianti hills. We also have a tennis court, bicycles and parking for the exclusive use of our guests, there is no charge for these facilities. Garages are available on request (Euro 20,-/night). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Scacciapensieri Hotel Siena