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Belmond Castello di Casole

Localita Querceto, Casole d'Elsa, SI, Italy

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Belmond Castello di Casole

HEALTH & SAFETY INFO

At Belmond, we are working hard to ensure that we are ready to welcome back our guests from around the world. We thank our fantastic teams for their unwavering commitment to support our guests, colleagues and communities throughout this challenging time. A lot may have changed as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, but our commitment to provide every guest, partner and employee with the highest standard of service and care remains unaltered. Your guests' safety, wellbeing and comfort will always be central to everything we do. For more than 40 years we have been redefining and reshaping the travel experience. The challenge of today’s global pandemic will not stop us from re-imagining the future of luxury travel tomorrow. If anything, it will encourage us to go further and evolve faster. True to the pioneering spirit of our brand, our aim now is to reach new levels of excellence – both in health and hygiene, and in those areas that underpin our exceptional service. We welcome the enhanced requirements being issued by many health authorities and governments globally and, as always, we remain uncompromising in our approach to cleanliness. We will work continuously with our dedicated in-house experts and in close collaboration with leading health and hygiene authorities to ensure our even-higher standards are achieved and upheld. Below is an overview of some of the comprehensive steps we are taking to implement our enhanced protocols, which are subject to rigorous reviews. On every level, we will continue to protect the many communities we serve. At the same time, whilst adhering to the new guidelines on cleanliness and social-distancing, we pledge that our guests will once again feel welcomed into warm and luxurious environments, able to enjoy extraordinary travel and award-winning dining at its finest. We will continue to rise to the challenge of fulfilling our guests’ needs, especially in this regard.

Cleaning Practices:
What are the changes you are making to cleaning practices?
Providing a safe environment for our guests and employees is our top priority. Belmond has extremely robust hygiene and cleanliness procedures in place. We will be implementing a series of new cleaning protocols targeted to protect against Covid-19 and ensure our even-higher standards are achieved and upheld. As part of these enhanced measures, Belmond will be including extra protocols for staff personal hygiene, removing unnecessary touch points, cleaning and disinfection and social distancing for pre-opening and after Belmond has opened.
Belmond has established procedures to ensure the regular deep cleaning of its hotels and other properties, for example following a period of seasonal closure. We will be conducting a full deep clean of all areas at every hotel, train and river cruise prior to re-opening, following these well-established best practices. To provide an extra layer of protection, however, specific measures to protect against Covid-19 will be carried out.
This will include the removal and deep cleaning of all curtains, fabrics, quilts, pillows and cushions. All floors and hard surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected with a cleaning product approved to tackle Covid-19. All carpets will be disinfected and steam cleaning of upholstered furniture and mattresses will also be carried out.
The super-chlorination of all swimming pools will be carried out prior to re-opening. Coronavirus is killed by chlorine, so it is safe to keep outdoor swimming pools operational. Chlorine will be added to our sea water swimming pools, and kept within the operating parameters of regular swimming pools. Pools that are open will be staffed to ensure adherence to social distancing in and around pools.
Belmond will be carefully reviewing government advice with respect to PPE (personal protective equipment) requirements on an ongoing basis. Depending on guest-employee proximity in an area in which these measures are being implemented, and whenever it is deemed to be required, Belmond’s employees will be wearing protective wear, including face covers and disposable gloves. Face covers will be available for guests at all times. All standard operating procedures will be reviewed and updated accordingly based on local code and regulations.
Our comprehensive operating procedures mandating the regular cleaning of all surface areas in operation will be further enhanced with the use of even stronger disinfectants that can effectively kill Covid-19.
A Safety management team will be established at every property prior to reopening to ensure employees continue to receive regular training on these protocols. We have engaged a third-party specialist to ensure that standards are kept under review and validated. All protocols and procedures will be subject to updates in line with the very latest guidance from relevant health and industry authorities.
Check in Process:
Will the properties change their check in process?
Belmond remains steadfast in our commitment to provide every guest, partner and employee with the highest standards of service and care. In order to ensure Belmond is effectively protecting those at their properties, Belmond will be making changes to their check in process across their portfolio.
Belmond will be asking guests who book directly to complete the check-in process prior to arrival. Additionally, Belmond will be providing pre-arrival communications to guests directly and via travel agent partners that will answer frequently asked questions and offer property-specific information, including what is being done about Covid-19 at the property where they are due to stay. A contact person will be provided to those checking in to clarify any questions guests may have.
Restaurants
What measures will be in place in the restaurants?
Buffets and self-service options will not be provided and will be replaced by a-la-carte options.
We will also be reviewing the floorplans and making use of our stunning outdoor dining options as well as staggering dining times and looking at additional minimal capacity measures to maintain social distancing guidelines in these areas. The specifics of these measures will be determined by the individual property teams in consultation the relevant health bodies and third-party specialists.
Covid-19
Will you be putting in place measures to check guests on arrival for symptoms of Covid-19?
Belmond will be asking all guests [with a reservation for accommodation] to undergo a temperature-check on arrival and to complete a thorough registration form. If, on arrival, a guest is showing a high temperature, or any other symptoms consistent with Covid-19, they will be asked to travel later and will be cared for in a separate designated room until suitable onward care can be arranged.
In-room dining
Will you offer enhanced in-room dining experiences to limit interaction with other guests?
Belmond will be offering in room breakfast and dining should guests wish to dine in private. In Room dining has been reviewed to ensure it adheres with strict Covid-19 guidelines.
Spas
How will the spa experience change?
Spas may remain closed, and will only open on a case by case basis if social distancing and hygiene measures can be introduced. Guests will be notified of the services available at their chosen destination prior to arrival. All open spas will of course meet our enhanced cleaning protocols.
Pools
Will you have social distancing measures in place at your pools?
Yes—we will ask guests to respect social distancing guidelines when using the pool, as in other public areas. Pools that are open will be staffed to ensure adherence to social distancing in and around pools.
Sun beds will be spaced apart so as to adhere to social distancing guidance. The number of sunbeds available will be in line with the occupancy of the hotel, removing unneeded sunbeds to maximize the space. Social distancing will be respected at all times when food or drink is served.
Please note that in some locations pools may remain closed. Guests will be informed prior to arrival should this be the case at their chosen destination.
Employees
How is Belmond specifically preparing their employees to protect them at work?
As well as providing comprehensive training to all associates, with further specific training according to their functional area, Belmond is working with supply partners to equip their staff with the necessary protective equipment. Belmond will also be taking steps to ensure that face-to-face contact will be reduced where appropriate. A Safety management team will be established at every property prior to reopening to ensure employees receive continual training. We have engaged a third-party specialist to ensure that standards are kept under review and validated by a third-party specialist. All protocols and procedures will be subject to updates in line with the very latest guidance from relevant health and industry authorities.
Wearing masks is required in public areas where social distancing is not always possible
Guests will be asked to check their temperature before check in

OVERVIEW

Insider Tip

The hotel offers a variety of cultural activities for children including language lessons, pottery classes, art classes, and pizza making classes.

Hotel Overview

Wine country estate
Castello di Casole is located on a picturesque 4,200-acre estate in the town of Casole d’Elsa, 30 km (19 mi) from Siena and 60 km (37 mi) from Florence.
Wireless Internet
41 suites feature views of the courtyard or countryside; amenities include satellite TVs, CD/DVD players, complimentary wireless Internet access, and minibars.
Spa, fine dining
Guests can relax at the spa, take a dip in the pool, or arrange cooking classes. Dining options include a gourmet restaurant, a pizzeria, and 24-hour room service.
Property Location When you stay at Belmond Castello di Casole in Casole d'Elsa, you'll be 11 minutes by car from Archeological and Collegiate Church Museum. This 5-star hotel is 20.7 mi (33.4 km) from Santa Maria alle Scotte Polyclinic and 23.9 mi (38.5 km) from Siena Cathedral.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 39 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Amenities Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Dining Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Casole d'Elsa? This hotel has facilities measuring 2152 square feet (200 square meters), including conference space. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.

What to expect:

Perched on a hillside overlooking vineyards and orchards of olive trees, this luxury hotel is set in an historic castle. Blending classic Tuscan charm with modern luxuries, Belmond Castello di Casole features indoor/outdoor living areas including private terraces, a central courtyard, and manicured gardens. With a tranquil ambiance and abundant activities, the resort attracts families, couples, and wine enthusiasts.

Location

Localita Querceto, Casole d'Elsa, SI, Italy

Airport:

FLR - Florence Peretola Airport

ROOMS

Overview

Belmond Castello di Casole offers 41 suites located within four buildings. Individually decorated with Italian fabrics and artwork, accommodations feature views of the courtyard or surrounding countryside. Amenities at this Italy hotel include satellite TVs with premium channels, CD/DVD players, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include scales, hair dryers, makeup mirrors, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Smoking and Non-Smoking
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone
  • Individually decorated
  • Free bottled water
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • Free WiFi
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Premium bedding
  • Slippers
  • Pay movies
  • iPod docking station

DETAILS

Property Amenities

This Italy hotel is surrounded by vineyards and olive trees on a 4,200-acre estate. Amenities include a spa, outdoor pool (open seasonally), and a fitness center offering Pilates and yoga classes. At the concierge desk, guests can arrange cooking lessons, language classes, and private wine tours (surcharge). On-site conveniences include 24-hour room service, babysitting/childcare, and complimentary wireless Internet access. A complimentary buffet breakfast is available daily.

The amenities listed below are available on site; fees may apply:

  • Picnic area
  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference space
  • Free breakfast
  • Business center
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Turkish bath/Hammam
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Free self parking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Free valet parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Conference space size (meters) - 200
  • Spa services on site
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of restaurants - 2
  • Concierge services
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2152
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Total number of rooms - 39
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2

Dining

A complimentary buffet breakfast is provided each morning.
Hotel Restaurant
Elegant restaurant serving homemade pasta and dishes prepared with produce from the hotel’s own gardens. Menu features seasonal game such as wild boar, venison, and pheasant. Includes a terrace for alfresco dining.
Bar Visconti
Sophisticate bar and lounge with marble flooring, a coffered wood ceiling, and plush banquette seating. Features a courtyard with a covered loggia. Serves wines by the glass, unique cocktails, and gourmet hors d'oeuvres.
Pizzeria
Casual restaurant designed with exposed brick, antique light fixtures, and antique tables and chairs. Features a wood burning oven and an espresso bar. Serves pizzas, sandwiches, coffee, and homemade gelato.

Recreation

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Archeological and Collegiate Church Museum - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi
Val di Merse - 7.8 km / 4.9 mi
Museo del Cristallo di Colle di Val d'Elsa - 14.4 km / 9 mi
Piazza Arnolfo di Cambio - 15.9 km / 9.9 mi
Art in Color - 16.4 km / 10.2 mi
The Rock of Staggia - 16.9 km / 10.5 mi
Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli Archeological Museum - 17 km / 10.5 mi
Colle di Val d'Elsa Cathedral - 18.5 km / 11.5 mi
Magione Castle - 19.6 km / 12.2 mi
Fountain of Fate - 19.7 km / 12.3 mi
Archeodromo di Poggibonsi - 19.9 km / 12.4 mi
San Lucchese Convent - 20 km / 12.4 mi
Poggio Imperiale Fortress - 20.1 km / 12.5 mi
Church of San Lorenzo - 21 km / 13.1 mi
Monteriggioni Castle - 21.2 km / 13.2 mi

The preferred airport for Belmond Castello di Casole is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 77.1 km / 47.9 mi

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Hunting
  • Pilates classes/instruction
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Yoga classes/instruction