A couple of months ago my sister and I stayed for a couple of nights in Siena in a hotel called Villa Scacciapensieri.
It was late in October but the weather was still fine and we still had lots of sunshine. This villa offers everything that you may expect from a modern hotel in an old Tuscan villa: stylishly furnished rooms with authentic Italian tables, chairs and cots and from the window a beautiful view on the hilly area. Especially from my room I had a wonderful sight at the Torre Del Mangia. Bathrooms were equipped with beautiful old-fashioned sinks and bathtubs.
In front of the villa there is a beautiful garden with comfortable terraces. The swimming pool was already closed, which was understandable, because it was too cold for outdoor swimming. But the weather was warm enough to have a sit at the pool, to read or relax somewhat and to have a drink.
The entire building smelled of old-fashioned polishes. You really believed that you were living in former times!
Parking is free and possible in their classically landscaped garden. Wifi is free and available in the lounge.
The restaurant is rather expensive, but they offer a daily changing 3- or 4-course dinner with a varying wine choice for a payable rate.
Breakfast is a real unexpected surprise. You don’t need to visit the buffet, for the buffet is visiting you! A kind waiter pushes a cart along your table and asks you what you like to have from the cart. This moving buffet offers you a wide choice of cheese, meats, fruit, cereals and different types of bread.
During the breakfast he is coming several times along again to ask you if you like something more!
The only drawback is the distance to the Centre of Siena. The distance between Villa and Piazza del Campo is more than 4 kilometers!
If you don’t want to use your car you can take a bus to the Centre, which leaves every hour. Tickets are for sale with the reception of the Villa.
We have been here only two nights but enjoyed a perfect stay.
- 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