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Castel Monastero

Tuscany, Italy

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.

At a Glance

  • 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

  • Beautiful villas are available for larger groups within the grounds

Honeymoon, Spa & health, Golf

Insider's View

Staying in a hotel that is housed in an entire medieval village is a unique experience.

Anne Bamber

Insider's View

They offer some amazing packages to detox, anti-age and lose weight; all complete with a strict 900 calorie a day diet...slightly tricky in Italy!!

Cordelia Nicholls

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Description

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’ 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 should they desire.

The 1,000 square meter spa 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. The spa also offers an extensive range of treatments by Dr Murad and Natura Bissè.

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.

Accommodation

The buildings of this historic noble residence are split up into 74 rooms and suites of varying sizes. There is also an independent villa. The elegant rooms all have a Tuscan vibe to them with their rustic décor and views of the village square and surrounding fields and vineyards.

Superior Room
Deluxe Room
Prestige Room
Junior Suite
Executive Suite
Royal Suite
Villa Lavanda

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Castel Monastero. There is a children's pool for them to play in and babysitting can be arranged on request. Several connecting room options are available.

Facilities

The hotel has two restaurants: gourmet restaurant “Contrada”, with outdoor dining during summer; “La Cantina”, Tuscan restaurant in the XIII century vaulted cellar. Castel Monastero has three outdoor swimming pools, a spa, two indoor pools, a fitness center, a tennis court and cooking classes.

Location & Directions

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.

When to go

The Mediterranean climate makes Tuscany a year round destination. It is important to remember that the main tourism season stretches from mid-April to the end of September with July and August being peak months. The best time to visit Tuscany is in the quieter part of the season, from April to June and from September to October when weather is usually good, prices lower and there are "fewer" tourists. Many have also discovered the advantages of visiting during the "low season" (winter and early spring) as rates are lower and the reduced number of tourists is visible.

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