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Grand Hotel Continental

BANCHI DI SOPRA, 85, , Siena, Italy


Grand Hotel Continental


Hotel Overview

Near Piazza del Campo
The Grand Hotel Continental, the only luxury hotel inside the walled city of Siena, is located near Piazza del Campo, the Duomo and within the city’s most exclusive shopping district.
Wine bar
Fully refurbished in 2002 it offers 51 elegant rooms furnished with antiques of exquisite design and details. The hotel weds baroque architecture with modern amenities such as a hip wine bar.
Elegant frescoes
This 17th-century palace features many magnificent treasured frescoes. The palazzo was converted early in the 20th century into an elegant hotel called The Continentale, whose guests included the most celebrated figures of the period.


BANCHI DI SOPRA, 85, , Siena, Italy


FLR - Florence Peretola Airport



The Grand Hotel Continental features 51 guestrooms and suites which are accessible via exterior corridors and offer minibars, complimentary newspapers, and air conditioning. Guestrooms feature cable television with pay movies. The rooms on the first, second and third floors and the Altana Suite are all fitted with authentic nineteenth-century furniture in different styles, antique paintings and prints purchased at international auctions, luxurious fabrics of exclusive Italian and French manufacture, floors of terracotta or soft moquette, a banquette or dormeuse at the foot of the bed, and special features such as large mirrors in frames of inlaid or embossed silver, lamps of Chinese porcelain, and four-poster beds. The bathrooms are all crafted in two tones of travertine stone with vanity tops of Carrara marble. Countless frescoes and decorations of different periods ranging from the 17th century to the 19th were brought to light and restored during the refurbishment.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Blackout drapes
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cassette player
  • CD player
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Hair dryer
  • Handheld shower
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Internet access - surcharge
  • Internet access - TV
  • Massage - available in room
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Private bathroom
  • Rollaway beds
  • Sewing kit
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Television
  • Turndown service
  • VCR
  • Wake-up calls
  • Welcome amenities
  • Window opens


Property Amenities

Once a 17th century palace conceived by architect Giovanni Fontana, the Grand Hotel Continental has been meticulously restored to display original Baroque architectural features, frescoed ceilings, and 18th century ornamental motifs. Thick tapestries and ornate chandeliers meld with contemporary touches, such as glass-walled elevators. An elegant ballroom for banquets and private functions glows with trompe l'oeil and a coat of arms across the ceiling. Guests may lounge beneath a soaring glass ceiling in the interior courtyard, and sample super Tuscan vintages and traditional cuisine from Sapordivino, the hotel's wine bar and restaurant. Beneath the public rooms, a restored enoteca from the 12th century is an authentic setting for wine tastings. Meanwhile, the hotel's central location near the Piazza del Campo and the Duomo puts guests near numerous historic landmarks and museums, and Siena's pedestrian shopping district.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge desk

Number of rooms: 51


Extra person charges may apply depending on hotel policy.
Rollaways and cribs may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required upon check-in for incidental charges.
All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in.


Sapordivino Restaurant and Bar
The Sapordivino Restaurant is located in the courtyard. The menu focuses on specialties of the Tuscan region with a few excursions into traditional Italian cuisine, the dishes change with the seasons and there is a vast range of artisanal salami, cheese and country patè carefully selected from producers throughout Italy. The Bar is a sophisticated wine bar surrounded by ample seating to enjoy drinks pre and after dinner and light snacks. A sumptuous buffet is served at breakfast each morning offering a vast array of fruits, cereals, cheeses and home made pastries as well as breakfast cooked to order.
Sapordivino Wine Cellar
The Enoteca Sapordivino occupies one of the most fascinating parts of the hotel: the base of a medieval tower, recently uncovered. Its thick walls protect more than 200 important labels stored in steel racks from floor to ceiling. Without moving from this venerable stone casket in a city that marks a focal point of the Tuscan wine roads, enjoy a guided tour of regional wine traditions.
Enoteca ai Banchi Wine Shop
The Wine Shop is reached from the Enoteca ai Bianchi and opens on to Via Banchi di Sopra opposite Piazza Salimbeni. Combining bold modern design themes with motifs and colours inspired by the Piazza del Campo, it presents a comprehensive selection of Tuscan delicacies, more than 200 different wine labels and a cookery corner with recipe books and cooking accessories.


Guests of the Grand Hotel Continental in Siena can arrange various activities through the hotel concierge and enjoy distinctive experiences such as truffle hunting, wine tasting, and thermal baths. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Golfing
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Tennis