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Inn Castello di Monteliscai - Siena

Strada Chiantigiana, 109 - Siena

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The Castello di Monteliscai, near Siena, lies within a medieval castle that was built before the year 1000, likely between the years 850–950. The apartments are situated on the summit of a hill in one of the most strategic panoramic positions of the area, only 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) from Siena, and near the Chianti region.

Each apartment has undergone careful restoration to maintain original architectural and decorative details. Access to each is via the original route of the ancient "Sienese gate," or the ancient staircase, which now takes guests from the parking lot to the apartments. Out of respect for this ancient structure, construction of closer parking areas and elevators is prohibited, which only allows guests to enjoy the full charm of staying in a medieval environment that much more.

The Malafrasca Farm, located next to the apartment complex and run by the same owners, produces d.o.c.g. Chianti wine, extra virgin olive oil, Vin Santo, and Chianti grappa.

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Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 37 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Inn Facilities at Castello di Monteliscai

  • Pets accepted
  • City tour
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage room
  • Free parking

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 3 PM and 7:30 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.


Check-in for this property is based at a different location: Agriturismo Malafrasca located on Via Chiantigiana, 0.8 miles (1 kilometer) towards Siena.

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: EUR 10 per pet, per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 28 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.50 per person, per night, up to 6 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

8.6

Clean

9.3

Location

9.2

Quiet

9.0

Spacious

8.6

Service

Castello di Monteliscai Inn reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

It is a CASTLE, and amazing views. We loved our stay but a word of warning, it is difficult to get to, steep gravel drive and high steps, but it is a castle. Even the young backpackers were purple when reaching the top, but once there, it is so worth it. The views can barely be described, the family are Amazing we loved them and would recommend it to everyone for a one of a kind experience. I have recommended it to several travel web sites and will be posting it on my own as well. Highly recommended but just be prepared for the trek up and travel Light! Loved it!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

A beautiful place with a wonderful family supporting it!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The arduous climb up the stairs from the parking lot to the living quarters is worth the effort as the view from the castle is exquisite and the suite was pleasant and comfortable. We prepared our own breakfast and dinner and the mornings and evenings dining in the courtyard were wonderful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Loved our stay here. The owners are incredibly friendly and gave us a bottle of wine upon our arrival and again on departure. You need a car to stay here, but it's a great base for day trips around Tuscany. If you don't want to go all the way into Siena to eat , there is a little village just a couple minutes away (Ponte A Bozzone) with a pizzeria/osteria called La Piccarda which is great. Rooms are very spacious. Common area has a kitchen, and sort of a sitting/dining area. The only thing I would have changed is maybe putting some plush chairs in the common area. There is only one. The rest are wooden to go with the table. Lots of stairs, so beware if that is a problem for you. But a very nice place. I would stay again.

6.6 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The welcome we received was warm and friendly after the reception office was found. Eleanor was very informative about the visitor possibilities. The apartment was accessed by a very steep external staircase (57 steps) and not conducive to carrying heavy suitcases. Views from the courtyard, the setting and the surroundings are spectacular. Our 2-person apartment was adequate and felt a little damp bearing in mind that we had excellent hot weather during our 5-day stay and was much cooler than outside. Facilities were quaint and the bathroom was tight in places. The 'bedroom' was in fact a mezzanine which was no problem except that the staircase was very steep. The shower was adequate, not generous but there was plentiful hot water. The extract fan for the shower room was very noisy. The kitchen facilities were adequate but no oven. British people note - there was no kettle! All the sockets worked. The only criticism I have was that there was no window opening or view of any description apart from the kitchen door and the ventilation of the whole apartment was questionable, despite an 'extract' facility. I had hoped for even a small window overlooking the countryside (as in the many other adjacent apartments within the castle) so was a bit disappointed. Perhaps this is the price you pay for staying at reasonable rates in a piece of history and Tuscan heritage. These are small points and did not detract overall from our stay in such a beautiful building and location.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

The owner of the appartments are very friendly italian people with a "wide heart". Mam' and Dad of Helena (best english spoken woman in Malafrasca) were warm, friendly and generous. No better place in Siena. Thanks for all / Grazie

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The host family was great. The grounds and area is beautiful. The only complaint we had would be the dampness of the apartment. The bathroom was small, but that wasn't a huge issue for us.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

It's a freaking castle! A very nice place to stay out in the country, very quiet. The family we rented the room from has one section of the castle with three rooms which was nice for us because we took two of them and the third was empty, may have been a little less nice if another family was in the third room. Not walking distance from downtown, but there is plenty of parking right outside the town walls and even a series of indoor escalators up to the city itself. We would strongly recommend.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We really enjoyed our stay at Castello di Monteliscali. It was much fun to come to a real castle and stay in a roomy apartment. We were two couples in a two-bedroom, 2-bath apartment. The bedrooms were ordinary size, but there was a huge living room plus a separate dining area and a small kitchen. There was also a patio area with table and chairs in front of our apartment. We reached the owner's home, for check-in, with no problem by entering the address in our Garmin GPS. We received a very warm and friendly welcome, along with a taste of the dessert wine that the family makes. Elena, who speaks good English, then drove to the castle and we followed in our car. (It is not a practical place to stay if you do not have a car.) From the parking area, the apartment is located up a hill or a steep flight of steps. The only drawback to this apartment is that it would be difficult for someone who has difficulty walking. The apartment was clean and pleasant. The facilities are fine. The view from the castle is fantastic. You can also walk about a half-mile on the road at the foot of the castle's driveway (not the main SS408, though you could walk on that, too) which has some nice views of the adjacent valley. Not far from the castle is the small town of Ponte a Bozzone. There is a small market at which we were able to get all the supplies we needed. There are also two restaurants. One is an informal one with pizza and pasta dishes. It is fine for a simple, inexpensive meal. The other is Vecchia Osteria, a small, family-run restaurant. We had a wonderful dinner there. The hostess/waitress was very friendly and helpful in recommending good dishes and an excellent wine. It was one of the best dinners of our trip, and I highly recommend it. Be sure to make a reservation or get there early. More at http://www.ristorantichianti.it/english/vecchiaosteria.html. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Taiwan

Room with good view and very very quiet surrounding. It's difficult to reach the house without car. We stayed for two nights, however, it was a pity that they didn't make up the bed.

4.9 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Bulgaria

It is not a bad place to stay,but few things could be better.The room was with dust everywhere and did not cleaned for four days.They only took away the bin.We didnt ger any new towels for the whole stay.Surroundins are very nice,it is close to Siena(3-4 minutes drive)but honestly it was not what we expected.It was cold in the nights but the heater in the room did not work.Anyway you are in there to sleep and take a shower,everything around is beautiful and breathtaking.One or maximun two nights is enough to stay at this apartament.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

This place was really fabulous. It was very clean and spacious. We loved being out in the country for one night one our trip. Note that it was very difficult to find - but it was worth it! The owners are very kind. We would definitely come again.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

Though it was an appartement with shared kitchen for 3 other rooms and shared living room, it was a bit difficult with the other guests staying there at the samt time. They where very dirty, not washing there dishes after having something to eat. But after they had gone it was a wonderful stay. Beautiful location.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Castello di Monteliscai was perfect. Our hosts were incredibly welcoming and the rooms were fantastic. Clean, homey, and beautiful views! I will definitely recommend this establishment to anyone looking for a great place to explore Tuscany.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Exellent love nest for young couple!

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

If you want the experience of staying in a historic castle with modern conveniences - this is a great place. I could just imagine myself looking out of the window watching for raiders coming from Florence! Fabulous views from the hilltop. Just beware of the steep stone stairs going up the hill to the castle.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

This is a very interesting place stay. I am not sure my wife and I will ever have the opportunity to stay in a castle again. The castle is outside of Siena. I would assume you would need to have a car to get to it. Also, it might be tricky to find. We relied on our GPS unit and the coordinates they provided us. I wish I could remember the details off hand, but the coordinates we were provided were incorrect and there was a digit missing. I was able to figure out the missing digit and make the correction and then everything was fine. When you first check in you will need to arrive at the family's home and then they will take you to the castle. The family gave us a very warm greeting. We met four members of the family. They provided us with a sample of the wine they make. It is available for purchase at a very reasonable price. The owners do not speak much English at all. We had a bit of trouble communicating with them but wife was able to speak a bit of French to them (their French being much better than ours). Their daughter however is able to communicate quite effectively in English. The area surrounding the castle is beautiful and worth driving around in. We went for a few walks from the castle which was nice. There were some loud barking dogs nearby which were annoying and a bit intimidating. Inside the apartments you will not hear anything from outside because the walls are very, very thick. The apartment also stays very cool because of these thick walls. It did feel a bit too damp in the apartment but it wasn't overly uncomfortable. All the kitchen appliances worked well. The apartments are very spacious and were fairly clean. There may be some cobwebs visible on the ceiling but nothing that bothered us. I would highly recommend taking the opportunity to stay at this unique apartment. It is a little out of the way and there are no stores or anything within walking distance. Also, it should be noted that because the castle is built on

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a great place to stay if you are interested in being in the countryside. The property is on a hill with beautiful countryside views. My only feedback is that the property is a historic castle, so you have to park at the bottom of some very steep and old stone steps or travel round the rocky driveway. It's also a good drive into Sienna, which itself is also very hilly so I think we just felt a big isolated and probably are more suited to staying nearer the town where we could walk easily in and out of the property. If you had an older family it would be ideal to rent out the entire space as there is quite a massive shared area and bedrooms. The owners are absolutely lovely and they had an interpreter there to help. I would highly recommend this property - just wanting to note the limitations we found.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Very friendly family welcome, clean and spacious rooms. Need car to get to location but only 4km from siena city.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay at Castello di Monteliscai. The bedrooms were very comfortable and roomy, each with its own bath. I would have liked more comfortable seating in the living room but overall, we were delighted. ONE REQUEST: It would be very helpful if we had received a detailed map on how to find the castle and the agriturismo office PRIOR to our arrival. We encountered difficulties in finding these places.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

it was wonderful staying in a castle overlooking Siena. It could use more lighting inside.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

We enjoyed staying at the Castle but the steep stairs to the bedroom were difficult and also for the bath. Towels and cleaning were left to us unless requested specifically which was good for privacy but not for cleanliness. The one problem was the isolation with no phone service even to the proprietors. We did enjoy the history of the place and the views from the hill and our welcome was very helpful.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very friendly hosts who will go out of their way for you. Wonderful location.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

The only problem we encountered was finding the property. The address given is for the castello, which is fairly easiy to find although there are no numbers or names on the doors. However the reception is located at a different site. This was very confusing. There needs to be a more detailed map with the address of both properties. Also there needs to be more information about disabled access. The catello apatments can only be reached by very steep stairs which have no hand railor lighting. My mother found it impossible to climb so we had to stay in the farm house instead. Apat from that we had a wonderful stay. The owners were so kind and welcoming and provided us with exceptionally clean linen.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

7.4 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

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0.0
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.8 Fair
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 3-room Castello di Monteliscai. Digital TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from desks during their Siena visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Mini fridge
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • TV

How to reach Castello di Monteliscai Inn

By car
Arriving from the north via the A1 Motorway, take the Firenze Certosa exit onto the Firenze-Siena Motorway, then exit at Siena Nord. Go left at the stop sign, and at the roundabout after about 300 yards/300 meters, follow signs for the Ospedale (hospital) then, then towards Camping and Basilica Osservanza. Driva past the Basilica and head straight to the first stop sign. From there, turn left onto the SP 408 provincial road and follow signs to Montevarchi. After about 550 yards/500 meters you will see the sign Malafrasca and Agriturismo Malafrasca. The farm home is located at street number 109, behind the old house. Here, you will find the reception staff that will take you to the Castello di Monteliscai.

From the South, on A1 highway, take the exit Valdichiana and, on the highway to Siena, exit at Siena Est. Follow the signs to Due Ponti, proceed towards Porta Ovile until you will find the signs to Montevarchi and to Gaiole in Chianti on the SP 408 provincial road. Proceed until the sign Malafrasca and Agriturismo Malafrasca. The farm home is located at the street number 109. Here, you will find the reception staff that will take you to the Castello di Monteliscai.

PLEASE NOTE: once you get to the old house, the road seems to end, however if you proceed along the road, you will reach the farm home.

Satellite Coordinates: 43°20'15,0''N – 11°21'10,0''E.

Distances from Inn Castello di Monteliscai

Basilica dell'Osservanza - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Santa Maria alle Scotte Polyclinic - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Siena Basilica di San Francesco - 3.6 km / 2.2 mi
Oratorio di San Bernardino e Museo Diocesano - 3.6 km / 2.2 mi
Porta Camollia - 3.6 km / 2.3 mi
San Spirito - 3.8 km / 2.3 mi
Antiporto di Camollia - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Piazza Salimbeni - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Monte dei Paschi - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Palazzo Salimbeni - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Siena State Archives - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Palazzo Piccolomini - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
University of Siena - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
San Cristoforo Church - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
San Martino - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
The preferred airport for Castello di Monteliscai is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 52.3 km / 32.5 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Guest House Castello di Monteliscai

  • Free parking