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“Castel Monastero is a magnificently restored 11th century hamlet turned exclusive hotel and spa, in the peaceful Tuscan hills. Elegant rooms and suites, pool, wellness centre and two restaurants provide the ultimate in luxury relaxation. ”

“Castel Monastero is a magnificently restored 11th century hamlet turned exclusive hotel and spa, in the peaceful Tuscan hills. Elegant rooms and suites, pool, wellness centre and two restaurants provide the ultimate in luxury relaxation. ”

Hotel Review

Castel Monastero claims to have been welcoming guests for hundreds of years, with its origins dating back to medieval times (it's an 11th century hamlet restoration), and that is still what it aims to do best today. Though we think that the standards may have gone up somewhat! The twenty first century incarnation of the Castel remains faithful to its historic roots, but you'll now find sumptuously kitted out rooms, suites and villas with all the modern comforts you'd expect in a top notch establishment. In addition the property boasts gourmet dining and an extensive wellness centre and spa renowned for its slimming, detox and anti-ageing programmes. For those who just want to relax amid the finest trappings, there are several pools, lovely gardens plus tennis court and bikes to rent for the more energetic. Castel Monastero provides the ultimate country base for anyone wanting to explore the Tuscan countryside, then return to a luxurious, pampering cocoon.
Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • With an extensive spa and wellness centre, plus luxury accommodation and gourmet dining, romance is guaranteed.
  • Spa breaks
  • The Castel has an extensive spa with a wide range of slimming, detox and anti-ageing treatments.
  • Country Escape
  • A stunning property in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.
  • Honeymoons
  • Foodies
 

Written by Adam Jacot de Boinod

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • With an extensive spa and wellness centre, plus luxury accommodation and gourmet dining, romance is guaranteed.
  • Spa breaks
  • The Castel has an extensive spa with a wide range of slimming, detox and anti-ageing treatments.
  • Sights nearby
  • Situated between Siena and Arezzo and ideally located for exploring many Tuscan villages
  • Cooking classes
  • Book a class and learn to create the Castel's own gourmet dishes at home
  • Country Escape
  • A stunning property in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.
  • Cycling
  • Bikes available and guided excursions can be arranged
  • Golf
  • the 18 hole Club Ugolino is around an hour away
  • Riding
  • Local Riding and Polo Club
  • Other Activities
  • Truffle hunting
  • Trekking
  • Wine tasting
  • Honeymoons
  • Foodies
  • Gym
  • Fully equipped gym with personal trainer
  • Restaurant
  • There are two restaurants on site
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court on site
  • Child friendly
  • Babysitting
  • Luxury
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • Quiet
  • Secluded setting
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Pet friendly
  • Spa

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • There are three swimming pools, both indoor and outdoor
  • Gym
  • Fully equipped gym with personal trainer
  • Restaurant
  • There are two restaurants on site
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court on site
  • Child friendly
  • Babysitting
  • Room service
  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Airport transfer
  • Meeting Room
  • Bar
  • Cots available
  • Bicycle hire
  • Private dining room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Towelling robes
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Suites
  • Pet friendly
  • Garden
  • Spa

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Situated between Siena and Arezzo and ideally located for exploring many Tuscan villages
  • Cooking classes
  • Book a class and learn to create the Castel's own gourmet dishes at home
  • Cycling
  • Bikes available and guided excursions can be arranged
  • Golf
  • the 18 hole Club Ugolino is around an hour away
  • Riding
  • Local Riding and Polo Club
  • Other Activities
  • Truffle hunting
  • Trekking
  • Wine tasting

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