Castel Porrona Relais
Why We Love This Hotel
- Upscale hotel in an elegant medieval castle
- It’s surrounded by the Tuscan countryside
- There’s a chic spa & an outdoor pool
- Lavish rooms & suites feature antiques & free Wi-Fi
Castel Porrona Relais offers a high-end stay in historic surroundings in the rolling Tuscan countryside. The former residence of Italian and French aristocracy, this genteel boutique hotel is set in a picturesque medieval castle and its outbuildings, distinguished by mottled stone-clad walls and terracotta tiling. It’s approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Grosseto and an hour’s drive from Siena. The city of Florence, packed with spectacular Renaissance architecture, is around a 2-hour drive from the hotel.
Elegant arches and doors framed with flowers lead into interiors characterised by flagstone floors and colourful frescoes. There’s a contemporary-design outdoor pool overlooking the hills, and a spa housing a Moroccan-inspired hammam and a sauna. Guests can dine on locally sourced dishes beneath vaulted ceilings in the wood-panelled restaurant or opt for al fresco meals in the garden area.
The 25 individually decorated rooms feature upscale, rustic-chic décor with antique-style furnishings and richly patterned fabrics. All rooms include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini bars, as well as coffee machines; some have rural views. Upgraded rooms have 4-poster beds, while elegant suites offer wood-beamed ceilings and living rooms, with some adding mezzanines and jetted tubs. Apartments sleep up to five people and come with kitchen areas.