Tuscany - Siena
It's taken a while to find it but at last a lovely hotel in SIENA!
Hotel Garden is a 4 star hotel dominating a quiet hillside in the north of Siena and just 1.5kms from the historical town centre. The hotel, set in a large park, comprises a central building, a villa dating back to 1600 and which today houses reception, a bar and comfortable lounge, the hotel breakfast area and La Limonaia restaurant, meeting rooms and 20 of the hotel rooms. However the best feature of the hotel MUST be the wonderful terrace that runs the full length of the building with plenty of seating under the vines and views onto Siena with the cathedral against the skyline and where, in the summer months breakfast and also evening meals are served. The other bedrooms are in three different buildings throughout the hotel grounds, all en suite with air conditioning and within 100 metres of the main Villa. There is also an outdoor pool and separate children's pool. Hotel Garden is featured in the Italian coeliac society web site and is very happy to cater for all coeliac visitors.
Whether you visit Siena and Hotel Garden in the summer when you can spend time sitting round the pool, wandering through the park or just sitting under the shade of one of the many trees admiring the flowers, sipping an aperitif on the hotel terrace in the early evening and dining 'al fresco' or during the rest of the year, this part of Tuscany has much to offer. Days can be spent in Siena, home to the famous Palio horse race in Piazza del Campo in July and August; San Gimignano, Volterra, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and Florence are within easy reach - and a day travelling through 'Chiantishire' with a stop in the medieval hill top village of Radda to admire the view should not be missed! In the area there are many 'trattorie' serving typical Tuscan food and even more vineyards offering wine tasting!
The bedrooms at Hotel Garden are either Superior or Classic in the main villa or the other buildings known as Casabianca and Belvedere and Standard rooms in Poggiarello. They all have air conditioning or heating for the winter months and a view either onto the garden or towards Siena with the cathedral on the skyline. Several family rooms are available for maximum 4 persons.
In the hotel
Bar – restaurant ‘La Limonaia’ – lift in main building and annexe Casabianca – outdoor adult and children’s pool (May to September) – tennis - park- meeting rooms – private parking
In the rooms
Total of 125 Standard; Classic and Superior rooms split between the main Villa, and 3 other buildings throughout the grounds; TV with satellite connection – telephone – heating – air conditioning – mini bar – hair dryer – safe deposit box – wi-fi internet connection - bathroom with shower or bath/wc
Monuments, museums, churches of Siena - organised excursions – car hire – vineyards/wine tasting – shopping area – bank – chemist – bus stop for Siena centre
How to arrive
Florence airport 80 km. Pisa 140 km.
(Low cost flts with Ryanair, Jet2, Easyjet from several UK airports, Prestwick and Dublin).
From Pisa, take the dual carriageway immediately out of the airport heading east towards Firenze. Enter the A1 Motorway at Firenze Scandicci and exit at Firenze Impruneta onto dual carriageway towards Siena and exit at Siena NORD. Follow towards the centre of Siena, straight over 1st roundabout, 2nd exit at 2nd roundabout past Esso petrol station. Go through two sets of traffic lights and at next roundabout turn sharp right and then left hand road onto Via Mentana and then right again to Via Custoza and Hotel Garden. Approx 3kms from Siena Nord exit.
By public transport from Pisa – Train to Florence station or Terravision bus from Pisa to Florence. Train to Siena and taxi from station to the resort. There is also a very good bus service from Florence station with a stop just 100mts from the hotel.
Suitable for coeliac: Yes
Check In: Any day 14.00
Check Out: Any day 11.00
PRICES ON REQUEST
All prices are based on a double/twin room Superior, Classic or Standard B&B. The hotel adopts a booking system whereby the earlier you request the better the rate rather than having a set price list.
All prices are in €uro. Right now €uro 1 is equivalent to approx £0.88. If there is any significant change within the next few months a new sterling guide will be added
- For half board there is a supplement of €28,00 per meal per day. Since Tuscany offers many restaurants offering gf food you have the extra freedom of not having to commit to half board in advance!
- Gluten free menu is available