Castel Monastero, Chianti

At a glance

  • Award-winning spa and wellness centre
  • Two restaurants, overseen by Gordon Ramsay
  • Medieval monastery and village

Castel Monastero, Chianti

A rustic and traditional Tuscan hideaway, surrounded by vineyards and offering peace and stunning views.

Hidden in glorious vineyards with spectacular views of Chianti’s rolling hills, this 11th-Century former monastery has been beautifully restored into a luxury hotel where the gardens are adorned with aromatic vineyards, olive groves and shady cypress trees. There’s a choice of three swimming pools to cool off in and although it’s tempting to spend all day relaxing, there’s the opportunity to leave the hotel by bicycle and explore the beautiful surrounding area. For days of pure relaxation and pampering the Wellness Spa caters for every need.

Dining at the Castel Monastero is a unique experience as both restaurants are overseen by Gordon Ramsay. The elegant Contrada overlooks the piazza and serves gourmet Italian cuisine. For a more authentic Tuscan experience, book a table at La Cantina which is set in the monastery’s medieval wine cellars, and enjoy fresh, local produce accompanied by an excellent selection of fine wines.

The rooms and suites feature a contemporary design and charming views of the courtyard, the gardens or the surrounding countryside. Deluxe Rooms are slightly more spacious than Superior Rooms. The elegant Prestige Rooms are even more spacious and have an inviting lounge area while the Tuscan-style Junior Suites feature a lounge and are ideal for groups of up to four.

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Key information

In a small village in the Chianti countryside, just a 15-minute drive from the nearest town, Castelnuovo Berardenga, and a 30-minute drive from Siena

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes from Pisa aiport. Car hire is recommended.
Rooms: 74

Good to know

A tourist tax is payable locally at the hotel. Transfers are not included.

Accommodation information

74 rooms and suites

Activities

• Book a wine-tasting tour and sample some of Chianti's finest wines* • Learn to cook traditional Tuscan cuisine with top-class chefs* • Go truffle hunting in the surrounding woods and countryside* • Boost your health with a 3-day or 7-day wellness package such as detox, anti-ageing or weight loss*.

Dining

2 restaurants

What's included

Breakfast at Contrada by Gordon Ramsay.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £84 • Breakfast at Contrada by Gordon Ramsay • Dinner at La Cantina restaurant.

*Denotes local charge