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“Perfect Relaxation” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Borgo Grondaie
Ranked #3 of 119 Siena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wetter, Germany
1 review
“Perfect Relaxation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2010

A nice little county hotel near Siean. You have an wonderful over Siena and the Tuscan countryside. The staff is very friendly and staying feels more like being with friends, than staying in a hotel.

Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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hartford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2009

This is wonderful hotel to stay in. We had 4 people so we shared the apartments with a kitchen in between. One bed was horribly uncomfortable (could feel the springs) so the next day I requested some padding and they accommodated. Bathrooms are roomy, clean and updated. Beautiful private courtyard with a table to eat our breakfast. We didn't pay extra for the breakfast (it was a bit expensive) so we drove our rented a car, but the food store is VERY close, so it could be an easy walk. We got some juices, yogurts and other munchies for breakfast. Location is close to restaurants and tourist sites. Make sure you go to Taverna de Cecco- great authentic food at a reasonable price. Wonderful service- don't miss this restaurant! Overall, a great hotel for the value!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Crete-Greece
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2009

Just returned from this Hotel. Stayed for 4 nights with my wife and had a great time.

All the staff was always friendly and very helpful.
One of the cleanest Hotels i have ever been. And not only our Room, but was perfectly cleaned all the complex.
Plenty of hot water in our room at all times and a great breakfast every morning with big variety and great quality products. It was very cold outside but our room was always very warm as the heating was very efficient.
Good located to visit Toscane, in a quiet place with a super market nearby for all your needs.

That was the best escape for me and my wife.
Our Next time in Italy will also be a next time in Borgo Grandaie.

Thanks for everything and keep up the good work.

Michael and Ingrid - room 108

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2009

My husband and I just returned from our trip to Tuscany a few days ago and we stayed at Borgo Grondaie for one night in Siena. The hotel is beautiful! Quiet, the staff/service is excellent, great breakfast, free WIFI and a computer to use. The rooms are spacious, very clean, quiet and the bed is moderately comfy (typical for Europe).

However, the walk into the center of town is at least 2 miles uphill. The hotel does have parking, so if you have a car, then this is the place to stay. There is no parking inside the medieval village walls, so it's best to leave your car in the parking lot at the hotel, then take a taxi into the village. If you are in good shape, the walk back to the hotel is ok, mostly downhill.

I felt as though one night in Siena was enough, so even without a car, I might stay here again. If you are staying a few days and have a kitchen, this is also a great place because there is a grocery store in the parking lot of the hotel - very convenient!!

If you are going to San Gim, or Volterra, I would rent a car at Hertz in Siena and make SURE you get a GPS, you will regret it if you don't.

So, generally I have only positive things to say about this hotel, except for the walk uphill into town.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2009

Booked 2 nights at this hotel to take a rest in the middle of our 18 day trip: Rome, Venice, Florence, Siena, Rome. We liked the idea of being able to soak up the Tuscany sun by the pool. Beautiful surroundings, peaceful, and clean. Heavy rain spoiled the pool idea and made walking to/from the centre unpleasant. Took taxis. Outstanding hotel though. Only complaint: When you check into the hotel on the desk there is a list of massage treatments you can have. Do not recommend it! The man the hotel booked to do our massages was unqualified and some of his techniques, to put it lightly, were very inappropriate. Lying on a table on paper with no sheets to cover and being drenched in oil also was unpleasant. We did try to discreetly complain to the woman at the hotel reception, but she just said, "She'll let her supervisor know." At checkout, nothing was discussed. We were disappointed such a nice hotel would provide such a terrible service.

Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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boston ma
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2009

we chose this place based on other great reviews from TA, but also because it had parking. we were briefly touring tuscany and didn't want to 'deal' with parking in a city. delightful place - terraced hillside with views of the city walls. 10-minute drive to a parking lot (or probably...20-min walk) lot that was E1.60/hour across the road from a set of escalators to the city. five escalators!
spacious grounds, landscaped but natural, the pool area was so pretty and tranquil. large room with tiled floor, casement window (we were in villa 1, room 2) with another great view of the gardens, substantial breakfast, very helpful staff, good water pressure, nice amenities.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
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127 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2009

Spent 2 nights here in mid-October. The hotel is a brisk walk from the train station. We arrive on the bus from Rome and decided to walk to the hotel which was fine until it came time to pull two large cases up the very steep hill leading to the hotel. Consider a taxi if you have luggage!
The grounds and general appearance are very nice. It looks like a well-maintained, classy place. We were a little early for check-in so we went to the COOP supermarket to pick up a few things and when we returned our bags were already in our room.
Generally the staff were all very friendly and helpful the whole time.
The room was quite large although the decor and furnishings were nothing special (we thought with very little extra effort they could really create a wow factor). The bathroom was OK apart from the small shower with the door that refused to close. Italy doesn't normally allow heating to be turned on before November 1st but it was so cold at night that that they must have either broken the rules or the temperature was low enough to be considered exceptional. Anyway the heat did come on around 6pm but was off in the day leaving the room quite cold to come back to. Breakfast was good - nice selection of food.
The hotel is about a 20-25 minute walk into the old town (mostly uphill). We did it going to dinner at night and got a taxi back which only cost 6-7 Euros from the centre (you have to go to one of three (?) designated taxi ranks to pick one up). It's also about a 15 minute walk to the Hertz car rental office where we picked up a car to tour Tuscany.
All in all no real complaints. A good base to explore Siena and the Tuscan countryside.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Borgo Grondaie
Address: Strada delle Grondaie 15, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 119 B&Bs / Inns in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Borgo Grondaie 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena is a country house with rooms and apartments in the heart of Tuscany just 2 km away from Siena center and 1 km away from the train station. Maintaining it's rural and rustic setting, Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena offers guests the possibility to choose between accomodation in hotel rooms or apartments with self catering solution, both furnished in authentic rustic country Tuscan style and with all modern comforts included free wifi and free parking. Guests of apartment could choose for daily breakfast and cleaning for a small extra. The 4 acres that surround Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena and the outdoor salt water swimming pool will make your holiday unforgettable. If you decide to travel in winter time, you can relax in front of the lobby fireplace tasting our selection of Italian wines. The strategic location of Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena allows you to easily explore some of the most famous places in Tuscany as San Gimignano, Volterra, Cortona, Montalcino and Montepulciano and become fond of Siena, the Palio town. ... more   less 
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