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Grand Hotel Continental 5 stars  |  Luxury

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We believe that customers booking a Sardatur holiday are looking for that personal attention and individual service, which only a truly independent, specialist company can offer. We are passionate about Italy, and our sole aim is to provide our customers with quality holidays, backed by solid experience and the highest level of customer care. We truly are the Italian specialists, with Italian directors who have over 30 years’ experience in selling holidays to Italy and a sales team also with many years of experience and a passion for selling Italy.

Sardatur Holidays comprises a large range of accommodation, from simple residences to luxury hotels. As well as the hotel's official star rating, we have also given our own special rating, based on our personal opinion. This rating should be taken into consideration, especially when comparing hotels of the same official star rating. By all means browse our website to get an idea of what we offer. However, if like many of our repeat customers, you would like the reassurance of speaking to someone with first hand knowledge of a particular property or area, then do call us. Together we will find the perfect holiday.


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About the hotel


Steeped in history, the Grand Continental is housed in the 17th Century palazzo ‘Gori Pannilini’, commissioned by the Chigi Pope Alexander V11 for his niece Olimpia, on the occasion of her marriage into the aristocratic Gori family. Reputedly built by the famous architect Carlo Fontana, the building has retained many of its historic features, including exquisite bugnato motif plasterwork and the magnificent frescoes of the banqueting halls.  The great ballroom is embellished with 18th Century monochrome decoration, whilst recent renovations have brought to light a 15th Century fresco depicting St. Christopher.  The 51 guestrooms are all beautifully decorated with rich fabrics, frescos and antique furniture; some pieces dating back to the 17th Century.



Restaurant ‘Sapordivino’ serves a buffet breakfast, and at night is an elegant setting for refined dining, specialising in local Tuscan cuisine.  ‘Enoteca ai Banchi’ is a charming winter garden, located in the inner courtyard of the palazzo and covered with a splendid glass dome roof.  It has become a favourite meeting place for a pre-dinner aperitif, light lunch or snack. ‘Enoteca Sapordivino’ occupies the base of a medieval tower, only recently uncovered; its thick walls housing more than 200 important labels.



The elegant Grand Hotel Continental sits in the heart of historic Siena, close to the ancient Piazza del Campo, where twice yearly, the world famous medieval horse race or ‘palio’ takes place.



  • Categories:

    Classic – Superior – Deluxe – Junior Suite - Suite

  • Room Facilities:

    Restaurant – Lounge/Bar - Lift – Garage parking (1km from the hotel payable locally)

  • Resort transfers:

    Approximately 90 minutes from Pisa Aiport. Prices available on request.

  • Supplements:

    Upgrades on your standard accommodation are available from only £29 per person per nights

51 Guestrooms & suites
Winter garden
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