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Grand Hotel Continental
Via Banchi di Sopra 85
Number of Rooms: 51
Hotel Type: Luxury Hotel
Michael Angelo would surely have approved of the Grand Hotel Continental.
This aristocratic mansion was built by the great Baroque architect Giovanni Fontana and initially started off life in the 17th century as the superb Gori Palace. It has since been painstakingly renovated to a beautiful standard with many of its historic features remaining intact. Step inside the imposing entrance and you will see what we mean, as guests are transported into an awe-inspiring combination of Italian style elegance, paintings and magnificent frescoes adorning the walls.
The banqueting hall is just a case in point but there are others. It all adds up to a special atmosphere that carries on into the rooms, which are extremely large and lush by most standards - heavenly beds, luxury linen and even marble bathrooms. Then there’s the location, just a stroll away from the wonderful Piazza del campo, considered by some to be one of the most beautiful squares in the world, where the world famous Palio horse race takes place twice a year.
Grand Hotel Continental Reviews
Get to know the city through the stunning views from your room, and enjoy your spacious surroundings to the full.
The enchanting interiors of our Classic Double are all the more precious not only for the antique furniture, the brocade sofas and fine fabrics, but also because they are blessed by live paintings: the large windows that frame some of the most beautiful views of medieval Siena. These spacious double rooms are illuminated by beautiful Tuscan light, and feature classic furnishings as well as all the modern comforts of daily life. Size: 25 sqm
Designed for romance, the Deluxe Double is elegant, luxurious and classically Italian.
Our Deluxe Double guest rooms and their luxurious ambiences, rich in history and filled with magic, are the ideal setting for a romantic stay in this medieval city. Guests are able to choose between a vintage Italian Classic style or contemporary luxury when selecting their Deluxe Double, as we believe all romantic getaways should be perfectly suited to each couple. Personalise your experience by losing yourself in the luxury of your spacious and elegantly designed room, complete with stylish marble bathroom, perfect for a candle-lit soak. Size: 35 sqm
Our Superior Double rooms provide the perfect setting for experiencing Siena, as well as providing intimacy and privacy to ensure you always feel at home.
The presence of history and art in our Superior Double guest rooms are a luxury to be thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the day. You will wake up in the morning surrounded by the harmony of beautifully crafted antiques and fine fabrics, while as you sit at the desk in the evening you can gaze out at magical views of Siena and perhaps even be inspired to write a letter by hand, read a book or simply enjoy the light of the setting sun as it softly illuminates your very own aristocratic setting. Size 30 sqm
Junior Suite Executive
Surrounded by cultural nods to the city's past, these Suites are the perfect location for an Tuscan inspired adventure of art, beauty and luxury.
If you have ever dreamed of living surrounded by art, of enjoying the magnificence and refined luxury of an 18th century aristocratic palazzo, then our Junior Suites Executive are the answer to your dreams. The ambiences here have a sort of double reality, with magnificent trompe d’œil depicting ancient marble columns and arches on the walls and the sky painted into the vaulted ceilings on the one hand, while on the other all of the comforts of modern living are also offered. There is art in the form of sumptuous furniture and precious fabrics, and then the art of impeccable service offered by our loyal staff.
Size 50 sqm
Share the same experiences and lose yourself within your own private palace, feeling like royalty from the moment you arrive until the second you leave.
Perched at the very top of the palazzo in the two-storey tower, the Panoramic Suite is a veritable kingdom of luxury and refined privacy with incomparable views over the city and its surrounding hills and valleys. From the parlour with its wood-beamed ceiling to the quiet study with its panoramic views of the world below and the bedroom on an Altana, all of the rooms of this magnificent Suite conspire together to create refined and harmonic ambiences graced with antiques. The walls are covered in precious silk and bathrooms are made with soft cool marble to invoke historical inspiration in this beautiful setting.
Size 65 sqm
Just three of these Suites exist, adding an air of exclusivity to an already luxurious and elegant setting. The antique features and modern comforts let you relax into a sense of familiarity and privacy from the moment you enter.
The intense beauty of Siena elicits strong and lingering emotions. These are the same emotions our sumptuously luxurious two-storey Duplex Suites can give at any moment of the day. When your eyes open in the morning, the first thing they see are the extraordinary frescoes on the vaulted ceiling above you and in the evening, as you write about your day in your favorite journal you can look up between thoughts and be regaled by the beauty of the palazzos of Siena as they stand out against the deep blue sky.
Size 60 sqm
Inspired by local culture and style, each room is designed in an elegant and luxurious manner for the ideal Italian getaway.
From the terrace of our Junior Suites, located on the top floor of the Hotel, it almost seems as though you could reach up and touch the sky. These spacious Suites provide areas for relaxing, as well as all the modern comforts of a contemporary private home. Our Junior Suites measure 50m² and all have a sitting area, a double bed or twin beds and a travertine and marble bathroom with double washbasins. They all come equipped with a roomy closet, small terrace, Wi-Fi, Pay TV, air conditioning, a mini bar and a safe for your valuables. Size 50 sqm
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