- The Grand Hotel Continental in Siena is housed in a magnificent 17th-century palazzo that radiates elegance and charm. It is the only 5-star boutique hotel in the historical centre of Siena. The hotel is a few steps away from Piazza del Campo and the Duomo di Siena.
- This hotel earned the appellation grand in 1904, when the queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoia, chose it as her residence in Siena. Today the 17th-century palazzo continues to attract elite visitors with its Renaissance architecture adorned with original frescoes and priceless antiques.
- Located in Siena’s center, the fifty one-room Grand Hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the pedestrian-only city’s cultural and culinary delights, including the hotel’s 3,000-bottle wine cellar, discovered in the base of a medieval tower during a renovation.
- Occupying a beautifully restored 16th-century building featuring original frescoes, refined marble and a wine cellar set in a hidden medieval tower. 51 rooms and suites, elegantly furnished with frescoes and Tuscan cotto tiles.
- Site of the famous Palio race, Siena’s historic center holds unique architectural and artistic treasures from the Middle Ages through to the Renaissance.
- Sapordivino, the gourmet restaurant, is a typically Tuscan Fine dining restaurant.
- The Salone delle Feste, a Renaissance jewel, is ideal to host weddings and ceremonies in the heart of Siena.
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- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
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Home to the famous Palio di Siena, piazza del Campo is one of the landmarks of the Tuscan city and only a 3-minute walk from the Grand Hotel Continental. Built in the early 1300s as a gathering place for merchants, it was the only space in Siena where, during the holidays, games or other important events could accommodate the entire city’s population. Piazza del Campo has looked the same since the end of the 1300s, when it transitioned from commercial site to tourist spot.
Not far from the Grand Hotel Continental, in the centre of piazza del Campo and flanked by the Torre del Mangia, Palazzo Pubblico hosted the seat of Sienese government for more than 700 years.
An easy walk from the Grand Hotel Continental, the cathedral is a masterpiece of Romanesque-Gothic style and an essential stop during your stay in Siena.
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Set in the heart of Siena in a 16th-century palazzo, Grand Hotel Continental Siena offers a luxurious base from which to explore this historical city and the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside beyond. Housed in the 16th-century Palazzo Gori Pannilini, the Grand Hotel Continental Siena is a boutique property full of history, boasting unique frescoes, period decorations and Renaissance architecture. Once a popular stopping point of the European Grand Tours of the 19th century, the Grand Hotel Continental Siena now offers a luxurious stay in the city. Guests can also choose to dine in the Lounge Bar by Sapordivino, located in the palazzo’s tranquil courtyard, or simply enjoy an aperitif or cocktail.
The decoration of the rooms and suites at the Grand Hotel Continental Siena has been inspired by the 16th-century history of the building, incorporating traditional terracotta floors, exposed beam ceilings and beautiful frescoes. The overall design is typically Italian in style, transporting guests back to the golden age of the Renaissance, while a selection of rooms offer a more contemporary experience. The Grand Hotel Continental Siena’s restaurant, Sapordivino, offers guests the chance to try local Tuscan and Sienese dishes with a contemporary twist. This simple but delicious cuisine incorporates produce and ingredients from the area, ensuring authentic tastes of the region.
The Grand Hotel Continental welcomes its guests with its majestic elegance, beneath the original frescoes that adorn the vaulted ceilings of many of the rooms and with its original Tuscan cotto tiled floors that reverberate with 400 years of history. All of the 51 rooms and suites, luxuriously appointed with antique paintings and opulent furnishings, evoke a centuries-old, aristocratic atmosphere. Each room is a masterpiece, with its own unique and inimitable character, that has been refined over the centuries.
The Panoramic Suite, measuring 65 square metres, is a realm of luxury and privacy. The sitting-room, with exposed beam ceilings, and the mezzanine-level bedroom welcome guests into a world of exquisite harmony. Besides being equipped with every modern comfort, the suite is adorned with fine antiques and its walls are decorated with precious silks. The four large windows offer an unrivalled 360° view over Siena and the surrounding valleys. The marble bathrooms have colours recalling those of the Drago Contrada district, where the Grand Hotel Continental is situated. A Classic room with an adjacent entrance can be connected to the Panoramic Suite, providing yet more space and absolute privacy.
Located on the piano nobile, the first floor of the Palazzo, and laid out over two connecting rooms, these suites truly present guests with all the magic of Siena. 60 square metres of elegance, furnished with antiques and modern comforts. They all have a separate sitting room, a double bed or two single beds, original cotto tiled floors and luxurious marble and travertine bathrooms. The charm of the Heritage Suite is underlined by the extraordinary original vaulted ceiling frescoes and incomparable views across the city.
Noble Junior Suite
The Noble Junior Suites invite guests to immerse themselves in the artistic heritage of Siena. With a host of cultural references, they are the perfect choice for an art-focused Tuscan adventure. Located on the piano nobile of the Palazzo, these suites have high ceilings adorned with magnificent frescoes. A tromp l’oeil effect depicts ancient marble columns and arches on the walls and glimpses of the sky on the vaulted ceilings. 15th-century frescoes, damask tapestries and Murano glass chandeliers further enhance the refined ambiance. The Noble Junior Suites include a comfortable sitting room, original cotto tiled floors and marble and travertine bathrooms.
These spacious suites, measuring 50 square metres, feature a sitting room, a double bed or two single beds and a luxurious marble and travertine bathroom with two sinks. From the cut away roof terrace of the Junior Suites, located on the top floor of the hotel, guests can enjoy a splendid view of Siena’s rooftops.
Deluxe View with Terrace
Our Deluxe View with Terrace is a one of a kind elegant accommodation with a private terrace overlooking the Duomo and the surrounding rooftops. Romantic setting for an outdoor breakfast or private in room dining. The room with rustic tile flooring offers a spacious marble bathroom with beautiful frescoes, mirrors and luxury bath products. Guests can choose between a double bed or two singles.
Our Deluxe View rooms, sizing 370-390sqft, are designed in the typical Tuscan style with elegant furnishings, rustic tile or carpet flooring and a spacious marble bathroom with luxury bath products. Each has spectacular view of Siena’s Duomo and historic skyline, perfect for gazing the breathtaking sunset. Guests can choose between a double bed or two singles.
Our Deluxe Double rooms and their alluring interiors, rich in history and overflowing with a pervasive sense of magic, constitute the perfect backdrop to a romantic holiday in the city of Siena. The gorgeous furnishings, refined style and elegant marble bathroom make these spacious rooms the ideal base from which to discover the cities of Tuscany and their invaluable artistic and gastronomic treasures. If you plan to stay in a Deluxe Double, you can choose between the classic Italian style or a more contemporary form of luxury, whichever is more aligned with your particular tastes.
In our Superior Double rooms, at any time of day you can savour the luxury of a private residence and relish the incomparable poise of the exquisite antiques and delightful fabrics that surround you. Out of the windows, you can drink in the warm Tuscan light and the magical view of the historical centre of Siena, which will accompany your time in this wonderful part of Italy. The generously proportioned spaces and modern comforts will make you feel very much at home, while immersing you in an ambience that speaks of another time.
The enchanting interiors of the Classic Double impress not only for their antique furnishings, brocade sofas and highest-quality fabrics, but also for the natural “works of art” that they offer: the large windows that frame some of the most stunning views of mediaeval Siena to be found anywhere in the city. In these spacious rooms, the pared-down elegance of the classic style is complemented by every imaginable modern comfort to give you a true luxury break in the heart of Siena.
Spacious, cozy, bright rooms. If you travel with children: lots of gadgets, surprises, special menus and dedicated services. And 2 children under 16 stay for free if sleeping in a room with at least 1 adult.
At the Grand Hotel Continental, elegance, art and fascinating history can also be found at the tables of the Sapordivino gourmet restaurant, at the Lounge Bar by Sapordivino and in the exclusive Wine Cellar by Sapordivino. In distinctive, private settings, guests are taken on a veritable gastronomic journey with delectable cocktails and a rich menu inspired by traditional regional recipes and ingredients.
In the Sapordivino restaurant, located in the splendid Sale Gori, the elegance of the furnishings and the excellence of service create an exquisite, refined atmosphere. Here, the chef interprets the traditional Tuscan cuisine in his own unique way; his enticing menu blends ancient recipes with contemporary taste, to tell the gastronomic history of the region.
Wine Cellar by Sapordivino
The Wine Cellar by Sapordivino is located at the base of a recently rediscovered medieval tower, one of the most fascinating parts of the hotel. Its thick stone walls, dating back to the 13th century, house a vast collection of fine wine labels. It’s the perfect place to visit for anyone wishing to enter the world of superb Tuscan wine and a perfect place to host events in a unique setting.
Lounge Bar by Sapordivino
The Lounge Bar by Sapordivino, located in the charming courtyard of the Palazzo, is a delightful yet informal setting that invites guests to enjoy an aperitif, such as the signature “Vin Santo Swing” accompanied by a fried cantuccino biscuit, a cocktail or an elegant after-dinner drink. Guests are served by expert staff in a quiet, relaxing setting and can also choose to have their meals served here by the restaurant.
A dedicated concierge service has been set up for Palio ticket booking and activities linked to Siena’s twice-yearly horse race. The location and historic building don’t allow for facilities usually associated with five-star hotels, but the excellent service, restaurant and central location will make sure that guests won’t miss the pool or spa.