Borgo Grondaie is a good property that could so easily be much better. We rented a 2-bedroom suite with kitchen. The rooms were a decent size, good bathroom, large kitchen. Heating was somewhat inadequate which would not matter if you go in summer. They have these dopey wooden interior shutters on the windows. The grounds are large and well maintained, lots of grass, flowers, and trees. There is an outdoor pool which was not yet open for the season when we visited. It is not far from the train station but forget about walking, it is roundabout and up a steep hill, just take a taxi. Reception was good, they will tell you where the nearby bus stations are to get into the city. Do NOT drive into the city, take the bus or a taxi. Obtain bus tickets from reception at cost. Make sure you validate them on the bus. There is a supermarket called COOP down the hill, which is great if you plan to do your own meals. The property has a restaurant which is supposedly good but we didn't try it. For 8 Euro pp/pd you can get breakfast, but what's the point in having a kitchen. We prepared our own breakfasts and dinners. They do not provide salt, pepper, vinegar, olive oil, napkins or paper towels, which I think is ridiculous, it's a kitchen after all, every guest will need these. Also they have this stupid policy where you have to haul your own garbage 300 meters down the hill and sort the recyclables and refuse. I'm on holiday, I understand you don't have housekeeping every day but at least give me a central and convenient area to dispose of the garbage. On the plus side they have free washing machines, but inexplicably no dryers, but free clotheslines, but not enough clotheslines. Though close to the train tracks, noise was not really noticeable, but the odor of diesel from idling engines was occasionally annoying when the wind blew it toward us. Traffic noise was actually worse, as the layout of the valley reflected the sound even though the property was not particularly close to the main road.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Borgo Grondaie Siena
- Borgo Grondaie Hotel Siena