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Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione

Banchi Di Sopra 85, , Siena, SI, Italy


Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione


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.
Property Location With a stay at Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione in Siena (Siena Historical Center), you'll be within a 5-minute walk of University of Siena and Piazza del Campo. This 5-star hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Siena Cathedral and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Santa Maria alle Scotte Polyclinic.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 51 air-conditioned rooms featuring tablet computers. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Amenities Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Dining For lunch or dinner, stop by Sapordivino, a restaurant that specializes in local cuisine. Dining is also available at the coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided. Need to unwind? Take a break with a tasty beverage at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.


Banchi Di Sopra 85, , Siena, SI, 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.


  • Free newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone
  • Individually decorated
  • Free bottled water
  • Pillow menu
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Satellite TV service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Non-Smoking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bidet
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Premium bedding
  • Slippers
  • Tablet computer


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.

  • Elevator
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Computer station
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Offsite parking reservations required
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Banquet hall
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • One meeting room
  • In-room accessibility
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Total number of rooms - 51


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.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza Salimbeni - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Salimbeni - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Monte dei Paschi - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Tolomei - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
San Cristoforo Church - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Casa di Santa Caterina - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Teatro dei Rozzi - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Fonte Gaia - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Loggia della Mercanzia - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
University of Siena - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Piccolomini - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Siena State Archives - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museo delle Tavolette di Biccherna - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Oratorio di San Bernardino e Museo Diocesano - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi

The preferred airport for Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 82.9 km / 51.5 mi

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