My wife and I stayed at the villa for 4 nights in early October 2010. We were celebrating our 15th anniversary. Although we have travelled extensively within the United states, this was our first trip to Europe together.....so we were not sure of what to expect.
We could not have been more pleased with our choice of Villa Scacciapensieri. The staff at the front desk were wonderful and attentive. They all took time to assure that our needs were met, and helped us to map out an intinerary each day. We want to thank Bruce specifically, for his tips on how to get the most out of our one day trip to Florence. We also want to give special thanks to Barbara for getting us a cab when we got lost in Siena one night after dinner. All dinner recommendations were outstanding choices.
The Villa was located in a perfect jumping off point for our entire Tuscan experience. Just a few min by bus to the entrace of Siena...the bus conveniently picked us up and dropped us off at the end of the villa driveway. We made day trips to Siena, Florence, Bonfi Vinards, and took a day trip to Montelcino, Montelpuciano, Pienza and Cortona.
Breakfast and dinner at the villa were outstanding. We stayed for dinner two nights - with Andrea as our host. He was very welcoming and a great host each evening. Breakfast was perfect as well....with selections of anything you could want available in a very serene setting. The Villa itself was very well kept. It was very close to town, but maintained a very secuded....out of the way.... feel. The views of Tuscany from our second floor suite were amazing. We had 2 bathrooms and a very large living room, in addition to our bedroom.
In short, our choice in Villa Scacciapensieri was everything we could have hoped for ....and more. We would definitely return, and we thank the staff for making our trip so enjoyable.
- 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