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Grand Hotel Continental - Luxury holidays to Tuscany

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  • About this holiday

    As the only five star hotel within the ancient walls of the city of Siena, the Grand Hotel Continental offers a level of luxury that cannot be found anywhere else nearby. The ceilings of the Royal Suites are decorated with frescoes, the central lounge is so grand that it seems to be one of Siena's gems in itself, and chandeliers hang over almost every room. With a well-stocked Enoteca and a contemporary restaurant, guests are encouraged to taste the best of Siena's produce, not just her lifestyle. The Grand Hotel Continental is also within walking distance of the stunning Siena Duomo, making it perfect for short cultural breaks in the city, or as part of a longer touring holiday around Tuscany.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Pisa in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room
    From £1315 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    IE84

    Our opinion

    The Grand Hotel Continental is luxurious and elegant, just the hotel Siena needs.

    Hotel description

    The Grand Hotel Continental in Siena has proven to be the answer to our wishes over the years for a 5-star luxury boutique hotel in the breathe-taking historic centre of the town. The Grand Hotel Continental is housed in a 17th Century palazzo designed by the Baroque architect Giovanni Fontana. Situated a few steps from the famous Piazza del Campo and the Duomo and opposite the Rocca Salimbeni, the Grand Hotel Continental combines the historic flavour of the original Renaissance architectural features of this ancient palace and an elegance and refinement entirely appropriate to a contemporary 5 star hotel and its discerning clientele. The Grand Hotel Continental in Siena offers truly luxurious accommodation in its rooms and suites with original frescoes, art and antiques and a superb level of service, from 24-hour room service to a complimentary overnight shoeshine. The hotel bar and brasserie are housed in a delightful winter garden and SaporDivino restaurant serves Tuscan cuisine with a contemporary twist. The wide selection of Italian and international wines are to be found and enjoyed in the hotel's 15th-century cellar. The hotel is perfectly placed for exploring the fascinating city of Siena on foot.

    Location

    Siena, Tuscany

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    About 60 miles from Pisa.

    Closest airport

    Pisa, Bologna, Florence

    Room types

    Grand Hotel Continental in Siena offers 51 rooms (some non-smoking rooms). Each room features private bath or shower and wc, television, internet access, air-conditioning, mini-bar, safe and hairdryer.
    Classic Double or twin room
    Superior Double or twin room
    Deluxe Double, twin or triple room
    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite Executive
    Duplex Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    4 Restaurants, Swimming pools, Wine cellar, Bar & brasserie, 24-hour room service, Garage service (45 Euros a day), Laundry service, Babysitting, Fitness centre, Beach, Golf 800m away, 'MiniClub' kids' club (Mid-June to early September approximately).

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Cosmopolitan Golf & Country Club just 800m away.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Historic Siena with its Piazza del Campo, Duomo and Palio (1 and 2 July and 15 and 16 August), Southern Tuscany with the rolling hills of the Siena countryside, the Wine regions of Chianti, Montalcino and even Montepulciano, San Gimignano with its towers and turrets, Buonconvento amid the Sienese Clay hills and the city of Florence.

    Sports nearby

    Riding, Golf, Tennis.

    Children

    Children under 12 are accommodated for free when sharing a room with 2 adults - terms and conditions apply. Cots and extra beds can be added to Deluxe Double Rooms. A kids' club runs seasonally for children aged 4 to 10.

    Minimum stays

    2 nights in low season.

    Other information

    Located in the heart of Siena.

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