Pretty cool hotel. Quite a surreal feeling when I walked up the driveway, it reminded me of the hotel out of the 'Shining', bit creepy actually - on that subject, one of the waters was a dead ringer for the waiter in the bathroom who convinces Jack to correct the family. In any event, had quite a lot of pros and some cons. The room was comfortable enough, ok bed, ok air con, clean and functional bathroom, beautiful surrounds, very good breakfast, nice pool and most of the staff were helpful, particularly the Scot (who I believe was the manager). Cons - Drinks, meals etc. re pretty expensive at the hotel but as one reviewer has mentioned there's a pretty reasonable restaurant just up the road at the caravan park - to get there don't try to walk up the road, it's too narrow - just wait for the bus to take you a couple of stops. Also, there was no clear indication a single room contained a single bed.
- 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