Boutique Luxury

Castel Monastero

Castel Monastero is a beautiful and unique hotel housed entirely in a perfectly restored medieval hilltop village. With a fantastic spa and stunning menus overseen by Gordon Ramsay, Castel Monastero is a must for any Tuscan adventure.

Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Castel Monastero
  • Top Chef Gordon Ramsey is in charge of the menus at both the hotel's restaurants, Contrada and La Cantina

  • The spa offers treatments by the experts of Urban Retreats, Europe’s largest and most renowned wellness salon

  • Take a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards of Chianti and the Castel Monastero, a stunning experience

  • Castel Monastero was once a monastery and dates back over a 1000 years


The village which houses the hotel has a varied history, once a monastery in the 11th century, then a fortress, then a private country residence. Today, guests can soak up this rich history while enjoying first class hospitality. Set in classic Tuscan countryside, this hotel is a spectacular retreat. 

The rooms are located around a lovely Piazza which comes alive at night with al fresco dining. The 74 rooms are all different and the style is perfectly in keeping with the rustic elegance of this historic noble residence, whilst adding a unique touch of contemporary design.

Guests can choose from two restaurants, the gourmet restaurant La Contrada which is open from May and is a sophisticated gastronomic experience of delectable Tuscan cuisine interpreted by the Resident Chef together with the world-famous icon Gordon Ramsay. La Cantina is located in a stunning vaulted wine cellar, where guests are able to enjoy more informal Tuscan cuisine year-round should they desire.

For an additional charge, guests can enjoy use of the 1,000 square metre spa which has a Finnish Sauna, sensorial showers, Hammam and two indoor pools, one of which features water with a high saline concentration to promote relaxation and wellbeing.

Also available is Villa Lavanda which is a stand alone Tuscan villa surrounded by a peaceful garden. This villa can sleep up to 7 and the price includes a twice weekly linen and towel change. Villa Lavanda guests have free access to all of the hotel's facilities. The villa includes three bedrooms, a kitchenette and a living area. It is also possible to hire a chef and staff for the duration of your stay for a truly luxurious break.

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Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Located in Monastero d’Ombrone, a medieval village situated on a hilltop, surrounded by the hills of Chianti, just 23 km from Siena.

It is a 2-hour British Airways flight to either Florence, Pisa or Rome. The Hotel is then a 75-minute drive from Florence airport and a 2-hour drive from Rome and Pisa.


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