Grand Hotel Continental
The Hotel Continental is housed in Palazzo Gori Pannilini, built in the 17th century by the Chigi Pope Alexander VII for his niece Olimpia on the occasion of her marriage to the nobleman Giulio de' Gori. The grandeur of the architecture and the building's sumptuous decorative scheme perfectly express the high social standing of the families. Thanks to its artistic splendour, the Continental later became the preferred Sienese residence for young European aristocrats and intellectuals on the Grand Tour. Many famous people of the time stayed there, including Queen Margaret of Savoy and her court. Recent restoration work has uncovered frescoes of outstanding beauty and the structure of a medieval tower. All this and much more contribute to the unique character of the Grand Hotel Continental, the only 5-star luxury hotel in Siena.
Hotel Address:Location Summary
- Grand Hotel Continental
- Via Banchi di Sopra 85
- Siena, 53100
The Grand Hotel Continental is located in the heart of Siena, a few steps from Piazza del Campo and the Duomo, in front of the Rocca Salimbeni, in the city pedestrian shopping area.
Directions to Hotel
From Florence, leave motorway A1 at the Firenze Certosa exit, follow directions for Siena. At Siena Ovest-Porta San Marco junction, turn right towards Siena, at the roundabout follow signs to Centro/Stadio. Continue along Strada di Pescaia until the traffic light; turn right. At the top of the hill turn left, at the next junction turn right and follow the main road, still following signs to Centro/Stadio. From the end of the avenue (stadium entrance on the left, Church of San Domenico on the right), continue along the main road for 400m, turn sharp right (signed to Grand Hotel Continental) to enter Piazza Matteotti, with a roundabout. Continue towards the main street (access only for authorised persons including hotel guests) until Piazza Salimbene.
Banquets & Meetings
Salone delle feste is available for exclusive meetings and events up to 160 people.
Meeting equipment available includes screen, microphone, amplification system, overhead projector, flip chart, stationery, WiFi, and video projector.
Fine Dining on Site
Enoteca ai banchi and Enoteca Sapordivino.
High Speed Internet
High speed Internet connection in all the rooms and suites.
The Lover's Suite is so called because of the marvellous ceiling fresco which represents two lovers. The room is 50 square metres features and has bed of white and gold damask, blue armchairs, marble travertino bathroom, luxurious fabrics, antiques, writing desk, large mirrors, A/C, CD player, Pay TV, and a safe deposit box.
Guest Review Highlights
- - Banquets & Meetings
- - Business Center
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - High Speed Internet