The Grand Hotel Continental in Siena is housed in a magnificent 17th-century palazzo that radiates elegance and charm. With its architectural magnificence, historic splendor, and flawless service, every stay is transformed into a truly unique experience. It is the only 5-star boutique hotel situated in the historic center. Palazzo Gori Pannilini, the noble residence that today houses the hotel, is a wonderful example of Italian elegance.
This hotel welcomes its guests with its majestic elegance, beneath the original frescoes that adorn the vaulted ceilings of many of the rooms and with its original Tuscan terracotta floors that reverberate with 400 years of history. The 51 rooms and suites, luxuriously appointed with antique paintings and opulent furnishings, evoke a centuries-old, aristocratic atmosphere. Each room is a masterpiece, with its own unique and inimitable character, refined over the centuries.
Furthermore, elegance, art, and fascinating history can also be found at the Sapordivino gourmet restaurant tables, at the Lounge Bar by Sapordivino, and in the exclusive Wine Cellar by Sapordivino. In distinctive, private settings, guests are taken on a veritable gastronomic journey with delectable cocktails and a rich menu inspired by traditional regional recipes and ingredients.
Rooms & Suites - The Grand Hotel Continental welcomes its guests with its majestic elegance, beneath the original frescoes that adorn the vaulted ceilings of many of the rooms and with its original Tuscan terracotta floors that reverberate with 400 years of history. The 51 rooms and suites, luxuriously appointed with antique paintings and opulent furnishings, evoke a centuries-old, aristocratic atmosphere. Each room is a masterpiece, with its own unique and inimitable character, refined over the centuries.
Dining - Tuscany's decisive flavor - At the Grand Hotel Continental, elegance, art, and fascinating history can also be found at the Sapordivino gourmet restaurant tables at the Lounge Bar Sapordivino and in the exclusive Wine Cellar by Sapordivino. In distinctive, private settings, guests are taken on a veritable gastronomic journey with delectable cocktails and a rich menu inspired by traditional regional recipes and ingredients. In the Sapordivino restaurant, the chef skilfully performs his culinary art, proposing sophisticated interpretations of classic Sienese dishes accompanied by the best local and national wines. "The Wine Cellar" - By Sapordivino is located at the base of a recently rediscovered medieval tower, one of the hotel's fascinating parts. "The Lounge Bar" - By Sapordivino, located in the charming courtyard of the Palazzo, is a delightful yet informal setting where guests can enjoy delectable cocktails or sample the delights of the Sapordivino restaurant.
The History - Within walking distance from Piazza del Campo in Siena, Grand Hotel Continental - Starhotels Collezione is the only 5-star boutique hotel in the city's historic center. Forced by the Grand Tour's intellectuals during the nineteenth century, the Hotel has crossed the history of Siena and Italy all the way to today where, after careful restorations, it was brought back to its ancient seventeenth-century splendor. Over 5 centuries of history in an ancient noble palace - The Grand Hotel Continental in Siena is located in Palazzo Gori Pannilini, built around 1501 on pre-existing buildings and presumably realized in the present form by Pope Alexander VII, a member of the powerful Chigi family, as a wedding gift for his niece Olimpia and noble Giulio de Gori in 1677. Set in the historic center of Siena, this beautiful, noble palace totally reflects Renaissance architecture and is embellished with magnificent frescoes and rich decorations brought to light with various restorations.
Siena's Residence of the Queen of Italy Margherita of Savoy and a favorite destination of the intellectuals involved in the Grand Tour during the nineteenth century, the Grand Hotel Continental has always attracted the international elite for its glamor and its privileged location within walking distance from Piazza del Campo, becoming the first and only luxury 5-star hotel in the city of Siena in 2002.
Elegance, A magnificent private residence in the center of Siena - The Grand Hotel Continental, astonishes by its architectural magnificence, the numerous Renaissance art, and the beautiful original frescoes. The interior spaces' splendor, embellished with invaluable antiques and terracotta floors, beautifully marked by 500 years of aristocratic footsteps, making it a refined and luxurious place to stay to discover the treasures of Siena. Each of the 51 rooms and suites is a masterpiece inspired by the nobility of the sixteenth century, whose elegance can satisfy the modern traveler's expectations by catapulting it into a sumptuous private residence with the services of a 5-star luxury hotel.
A Renaissance jewel embedded in the walls of Siena - Located in the heart of Siena's historical center, the Grand Hotel Continental combines a luxury hotel's services with the atmosphere of a historic home. The view over the city and some of Siena's most evocative monuments, such as the Duomo and the church of San Domenico, create a memorable setting. From the Hotel, Piazza del Campo can be reached in a few minutes, being one of the most suggestive places in Siena, home of the famous Palio. Walking along the serene stone medieval streets, you can quickly reach the main architectural, artistic, and historical monuments as well as an unbelievable array of local specialty shops, restaurants, and bars.
Area & Attractions - Siena, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1995, with its medieval walls, wide squares, towers, and age-old buildings, is a timeless gem. The tour begins in an exceptional location, a historic 17th-century building, home to Grand Hotel Continental. The hotel, set among the city’s medieval sandstone-paved streets, is located along the so-called Corso Senese, via Banchi di Sopra the city’s main street, lined with shops offering local products, including the historic Pasticceria Nannini at number 24.