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Grand Hotel Continental

85 Via Banchi di Sopra
Siena, 53100 , Italy
TEL: 39-057-756-011

If you’re looking for an up-close look at history in the Renaissance city of Siena, there’s no better place to lay your head than at this gem of a hotel, set in a 17th-century Baroque palace called Palazzo Gori Pannilini, originally built by Chigi Pope Alexander VII. Thanks to a recent top-to-bottom renovation, the splendor of the 51 rooms and suites, some set in the property’s medieval tower, is visible at every turn, but the public spaces are the most inspiring: the terracotta lobby features a travertine stone staircase, restored 17th-century balustrades, and a giant gilded 19th-century clock that chimes on the hour. Oversize glass and metal doors open onto the Winter Garden, a sunroom filled with ferns and soft light. Inside this airy space is Sapordivino, the hotel’s wine bar and restaurant, offering classic Tuscan cuisine such as ribollita, a traditional bean soup, and house-made pici pasta—best paired with a bottle of the region’s Tenuta San Guido.

Room to Book:

Reserve a night in the Altana Suite for panoramic views of Siena and living areas accented with 17th-century frescoes and modern hotel necessities such as giant LCD TVs and wireless Internet.

Insider Tip:

For an orientation on regional wines—from Chianti to Montepulciano and Bolgheri—take one of the hotel’s wine tutorials in partnership with the Siena Wine School.


Open / Closes
  • Adults Only
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Design Hotel
  • Family Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Historic
  • Kids' Programs
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Manor/Estate/Villa
  • Maid Service
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Parking Fee
  • Room Service
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 51

Number of Suites:

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Bars: 2

Number of Pools:

Year Opened: built 17th century, refurbished 2002



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