Castello Banfi, Tuscany
|Poggio alle Mura, 53024, Montalcino , Siena, Tuscany, ITALY.|
Description: Castello BanfiSurrounded by its own vineyards and olive groves, Castello Banfi is located a short distance from Montalcino, and is situated within an ancient stone hamlet founded in the 1700s in the shade of the spectactular walls and towers of the Castello di Poggio alle Mura. Castello Banfi is a luxury boutique hotel, providing exclusive accommodation, fine cuisine and fabulous wines in a magnificent heritage setting.
Ideally placed for exploring this beautiful corner of the Tuscan countryside, Castello Banfi is a twenty minute drive from Montalcino, and less than an hour from Siena. Perched on the top of a hillside, Castello Banfi offers fabulous views from many of its rooms and suites, along with its splendid public rooms, gardens and swimming pool. On site, Castello Banfi organises horse riding, bike tours and hot-air ballooning, along with wine tastings and vineyard tours, art experiences and in-room spa services.
Castello Banfi has two fine dining venues: La Taverna, which serves lunch based on the traditional dishes of Montalcino and Tuscany under the spectacular vaults of the former cellars of the castle, while La Sala dei Grappoli serves traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with a modern touch, accompanied by outstanding Banfi wines. La Enoteca recreates the atmosphere of a true Tuscan wine shop, and offers the Poggio alle Mura estate wines, olive oil, and locally sourced artisan and ecological produce.
Type of rooms: Castello BanfiDouble Room Classic:
In the comfort of about 42 square metres, the Double Room Classic, with its ample Italian King Size bed (201 x 201 cm.), is furnished in the refined style of the Tuscan countryside. This warm environment is characterized by rich fabrics and exclusive accessories. The bathroom includes a spacious waterfall shower. Every room is endowed with an extraordinary view of Castello Banfi's Borgo or the resplendent Tuscan countryside, and include complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen LCD television, and an honesty bar.
Double Room Riserva:
Absolute refinement and Tuscan elegance define the Double Room Riserva. Set within a charming and spacious area of 54 square metres, the rooms include an Italian king-size bed (201 x 201 cm.) and a sitting area. The bathroom includes a spacious waterfall shower. Every room is endowed with an extraordinary view of Castello Banfi's Borgo or the resplendent Tuscan countryside, and include complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen LCD television, and an honesty bar.
Elegance, comfort and refinement in Tuscan style characterize the Junior Suites. Over 56 to 65 square metres, they offer a well-appointed, spacious setting with a bedroom with an Italian king-size bed (201 x 201 cm) and an airy sitting area in elegant Tuscan taste. The bathroom includes a rainfall shower. Each area enjoys an extraordinary view onto Castello Banfi Il Borgo or the magnificent Tuscan landscape. These rooms provide free Wi-Fi, LCD flat-screen TV and a mini-bar. Pets are not allowed.
An extremely comfortable environment of about 70 square metres in which there is space for an ample and elegant bedroom with an Italian king-size bed (201 x 201 cm) and a small living room furnished with a comfortable sofa bed. The bathroom includes a spacious waterfall shower. With every smallest detail taken care of, from the suite windows you can admire the tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside and that charm of Castello Banfi - Il Borgo. Every room includes complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen LCD television, an honesty bar and a Nespresso coffee machine.
A splendid apartment of 85 square metres, including a spacious bedroom with an Italian king-sized mattress (201 x 201 cm) and an ample sitting room equipped with a comfortable sofa-bed. The warm atmosphere, furnished with the finest fabric and materials, also features two bathrooms, each with an amply sized waterfall shower. Its windows open up to stunning views of the vineyards and surrounding Tuscan countryside, in addition to looking over the relaxing and charming Borgo of Castello Banfi. The rooms include complementary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen LCD television, an honesty bar and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Suite Poggio all'Oro:
Spacious and resplendent at an impressive 110 square metres, divided between a bedroom, a comfortable sitting area, and a separate living room, a separate environment with a luxuriant sofa-bed. The grand space with an Italian king-size bed (201 x 201 cm.) leads directly into the main bathroom, furnished with a bathtub and a separate, spacious waterfall shower. The second bathroom, with a spacious waterfall shower, is accessed from the private living room. The entire area enjoys light-filled windows looking out onto the tranquil Tuscan countryside. The elegance of the furnishings and their precious fabrics tell the story of elegant Tuscan tradition. The suite includes complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen LCD television, an honesty bar and a Nespresso coffee machine. Poggio all'Oro is the world's only suite with its own private wine cellar, containing rare and otherwise impossible to find vintages of the three Brunello di Montalcinos crafted on the Castello Banfi estate. From the most ''classic'' Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino produced for the first time in 1978, to the cru Poggio alle Mura, and the single vineyard Riserva Poggio all'Oro.
Beds: Twin and third bed not available in the Double Room Classic.
Additional information: Castello Banfi
Transfer services and private guided tours are available on request. Charges apply.
- for stays of 1 to 3 nights: 1 night deposit, VAT included, will be charged at the time of the reservation.
- 4 nights or more: a 50% deposit, VAT included, will be charged at the time of the reservation.
- Package reservations: a 50% deposit, VAT included, will be charged at the time of the reservation.
CANCELLATION: In case of cancellation of a confirmed and guaranteed/prepaid booking the full reservation amount will be charged. To avoid 100% penalty, any cancellation or date change should be notified at least 7 days prior to arrival date.
Check in time: from 3.00 pm.
Check out is at 12.00 pm.
Number of rooms: 14
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1700s/2007/2015.
Period of closure: Open from March to November.
Languages spoken: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish.Smoking policy: Non-smoking in rooms. All accommodations are non-smoking. Smoking outdoors: Permitted.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, Carte Bleue, Maestro, CartaSi.
Restaurant closed: Taverna Banfi opens for lunch, from Monday to Saturday, from 12:30pm. to 02:30pm. (Early February to late March, and mid November to mid December). Monday to Sunday, from 12:30pm. to 02:30pm. (From late March to mid November).
La Sala dei Grappoli serves dinner from Monday to Sunday, from 07:30pm. to 10:00pm. (March to November).
How to get here: GPS "Poggio alle Mura" in the destination field.
GPS Coordinates: 42° 58' 48.14'' N 11° 23' 55.10'' E
Nearest airport: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi - Umbria International Airport - 123 km.