BORGO GRONDAIE GUESTS' BOOK
- BORGO'S TIPS
- by Administrator
Welcome to Borgo Grondaie and the beautiful city of Siena!
It will be our task to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
In the following pages we have included some useful information and our tips for visiting Siena and its surroundings.
We are always available to book restaurants, organize tours and tastings...you just have to ask.
We apologize in advance if at the Borgo Grondaie you will not find everything perfect, we are human and we can have some forgetfulness in addition to a few days a bit so...
So please tell us without fear what is not to your liking to allow us to intervene and make your stay more comfortable.
For any need we are always available at 0577332539 or during the opening hours of the Reception.
Thanks for choosing us...
Enjoy your stay in Siena!
The Staff of Borgo Grondaie
WE CARE ABOUT ENVIRONMENT
Borgo Grondaie has always selected the best local products for its guests, giving priority to certified organic and biodynamic farms in the area that add quality and safety to our breakfast.
We pay the same attention to the choice of detergents for the cleaning of the rooms with a high hygienic power, but a low environmental impact.
If you have chosen Borgo Grondaie for its philosophy and for the beautiful nature that surrounds it, help us to protect it too:
- Before leaving the room, remember to turn off the lights and make sure that the water taps are turned off.
- Towels are changed daily for guests staying at the hotel, but if you feel that you do not need them, please do not leave the towels on the floor so that they are not replaced.
- The laundry room is available to our guests with two washing machines and a dryer. On sunny days, take advantage of the terrace to dry your laundry.
- If you stay in the apartment, we thank you if you will make your contribution during your holiday by recycling waste. That is why there are two bins in the kitchen:1 Bin is for plastic / glass / cans / tetra Pak / aluminium -1 Bin is for general waste We ask you to pay attention to the labels on the lids and the colours of the bags (white for plastic)
Once they are full, just have to bring bags to the Reception during opening hours.
Warning: do not take them to the big garbage bins along the road where the Coop supermarket is located as they can be opened only with an electronic cards.
New waste bags can be found in one of the kitchen drawers.
HOW DOES THE WIFI WORK
Here are the few steps how to activate the WIFI connection:
- Check that the device is not offline
- Turn on the WIFI
- Choose WIFI GUESTS from the available WIFI connections or select the dedicated Hotspot on the floor of your room or apartment.
- The device connects automatically, but requires authentication.
- When you get this homepage enter the password in the space reserved for Guest Access to get the connection
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FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES
Borgo Grondaie is the ideal place to relax while walking in our gardens, 4 hectares of lawns and an olive grove of 100 olive trees where you can also meet the typical wild animals of the Tuscan countryside such as roe deer, hares, squirrels and badgers as well as enjoy nature with the ancient trees and their organic fruits.
BAR – open only for drinks with table service outside the terrace or takeaway service.
RECEPTION – open at reduced hours, but always available by calling +390577332539 Emergency numbers are written on the reception door.
BREAKFAST – breakfast is served on the terrace or in the room. Please let us know your preferences by filling in this FORM. Breakfast could be included or not in the rate. Please, check in your reservation.
POOL - open from June 15th to the end of October from 8am to 8pm. The Anti Covid Regulations are displayed at the entrance to the pool area. Free pool towels available.
BARBECUE – available free of charge for the guests of the apartments. Information at the reception. Reservation required.
And for the more sporty…
MTB BIKES – Free and available to guests 5 MTB cut man and 2 for children
E-BIKE FOR RENT in cooperation with Tourissimo, cost Euro 25 ½ day and Euro 40 full day. Reservation required. Possibility of guided tours with expert guides and picnic lunch included.
LINKS USEFUL NUMBERS
TRAINS (www.trenitalia.com) 892021
TOURIST OFFICE (Piazza del Duomo, 2) +390577280551
HERTZ – Viale Sardegna, 14 (www.hertz.it) +39057745085
AVIS – Via Simone Martini, 36 (www.avisautonoleggio.it) +390577270305
NATIONAL AND INTERNATION MAILING SERVICE
PHARMACIES in SIENA
IF YOU NEED TO FIND OUT WHICH PHARMACY IS NO DUTY YOU CAN EITHER CALL THIS PHONE 00390577367773 OR CHECK THIS WEBSITE https://www.farmaciediturno.org/comune.asp?cod=52032
The closest Pharmacy to Borgo Grondaie is the one at the Railway Station in Piazzale Rosselli.
Farmacia Comunale N. 3 Piazza Rosselli, 3 (Stazione FFSS) 0039057749349
OPEN DAILY 8 am - 9 pm all week round
TIMETABLE OF HOLY MASSES IN SIENA MAIN CHURCHES
SATURDAY AND EVE OF FESTIVITIES:
6 pm - S. Domenico
SUNDAY AND FESTIVITIES
Basilic Osservanza: 8.30 am - 11 am- 6 pm
Cathedral: 8 am- 11am 12.15am - 6pm(orario invernale) - 18.30pm (orario estivo)
Basilic San Domenico: 10.30am - 12am- 6pm
For more information and more churches check here: MESSES TIMETABLE
WHERE TO EAT?
Our favorite restaurants, according to your needs
La Compagnia dei Vinattieri: Tel. +390577236568 – Via delle Terme, 79. We love their ‘brasato di manzo’ (braised beef) and low temperature octopus and in general the creative touch of the dishes on offer. Tables also outdoors.
Enzo: Tel. +390577281277 - Via Camollia, 49. We like it because all dishes are freshly made and this is why it's not recommended if you're in a hurry. Once bitten two shy! Both meat and fish menus are great and the latter not at all ordinary.
Sale Fino: Tel. +390577287224 - Via degli Umiliati, 1. We like it for their refined menu with local products.
Osteria Permalico: Tel. +39057741105 - Costa Larga, 4. We like it for the variety of sauces combined with ‘pici’. Tables also outdoors.
La Taverna di San Giuseppe: Tel. +39057742286 – Via Dupré 132. To eat an excellent ‘Fiorentina’.
La Taverna del Capitano: Tel. +390577288094 - Via del Capitano, 8. This restaurant won the 2021 edition of the cooking show in TV ‘4 Ristoranti’ in Siena hosted by Alessandro Borghese. It is located a stone's throw from the Duomo. Local cuisine and genuine. Tables also outdoors.
Osteria Le Sorelline: Tel. +39057742148 - Via dei Rossi, 76. We already knew Marco - the chef - and Caterina for their gastronomy where now there is their restaurant. Local cuisine, here you will find from pici to tagliatelle to tripe to fried brain to ‘Fiorentina’ to name just a few.
SUSHI BAR: Tel. +39057741128 – Via Domenico Beccafumi, 10. The first sushi restaurant opened in Siena and still the best in our opinion. Tables also outdoors.
Ristorante L'Orto & Un Quarto: Tel. +390577236223 - Strada di Montalbuccio, 118. We like their proposal of natural cuisine. Tip: if you go for dinner we recommend that you arrive in time to watch the sunset. It’s amazing! Tables also outdoors.
Osteria degli Svitati: Tel. +390577601755 - Via della Galluzza. A proposal of typical Tuscan cuisine accompanied by the courtesy of the owner.
For local dishes with good value for money we recommend:
Osteria Enoteca Sotto Le Fonti: Tel. +393471683740 – Via Esterna di Fontebranda, 118
Osteria Nonna Gina: Tel. +390577287247 – Pian dei Mantellini, 2. Tables also outdoors.
Antica Trattoria Papei: Tel. +390577280894 – Piazza del Mercato, 6. Tables also outdoors.
Hostaria Rialto: Tel. +390577236580 – Via del Rialto, 4
Osteria Babazuf: Tel. +390577222482 – Via Pantaneto, 85
Osteria Il Vinaio: Tel. +39057749615 - Via Camollia 167
RESTAURANTS NEAR BORGO GRONDAIE
Near the Antiporto di Camollia (where arrives the Escalator we recommend to reach the center of Siena by walk) if you don't want to go too far from the hotel:
Premiata Braceria Toscana: Tel. +390577247054 - Piazzale Rosselli, 19
I Gabellieri: Tel. +39057744683 - Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 75. Both restaurant and pizzeria.
All'Osteria: Tel. +393917647509 - Viale Cavour, 7. Only restaurant. Tiny place.
For when you prefer to stay at the hotel, here are our suggestions for home delivery:
La Pizzeria di San Miniato: Tel. +390577331050
Ristorante Pizzeria Tia Loca: Tel. +39057745055
Or you can download the Glovo App and do your order.
La Taverna di Vagliagli: Tel. +390577322532 – Vagliagli (SI). For the excellent grilled meat.
Osteria di Fonterutoli: Tel. +390577741125 – Castellina in Chianti (SI). For a fantastic view of the Chianti hills and also in case you want to combine a visit to their Winery.
Osteria del Castello di Brolio: Tel. +390577730290 – Gaiole in Chianti (SI). If you want to combine a visit to their Ricasoli Winery and the gardens of their Castle with a magnificent view of the vineyards.
Ristorante AntoniMax: Tel. +393470485649 - Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI). To breathe the atmosphere of a small medieval village from its beating heart, the Piazza Marconi where the restaurant is located. Local cuisine with a creative touch.
GOURMET RESTAURANTS IN SIENA
Ristorante Mugolone: Tel. +390577283235 – Via dei Pellegrini, 8/12
Ristorante Campo Cedro: Tel. +390577236027 - Via Pian D'Ovile, 54
Ristorante Tar-Tufo: Tel. +390577284031 – Via del Sole, 6°
Ristorante Particolare di Siena: Tel. +393398275430 - Via Baldassarre Peruzzi, 26
GOURMET RESTAURANTS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
Osteria Il Granaio: Tel. +390577726975 - Rapolano Terme (SI)
And then, what you do not expect: in Villa a Sesta, a village in Chianti that has less than a hundred inhabitants, there are two starred restaurants (one for more than twenty years the other for just over two years) to twenty meters away from each other. It's unbelievable, doesn't it? They are called:
Ristorante Bottega del 30: Tel. +390577 359226 - Via di Santa Caterina, 2
Ristorante L’Asinello: Tel. +390577359279 - Via Nuova, 6
Thank you for choosing us!
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Hotel Borgo Grondaie
strada delle Grondaie 15 – 53100 Siena