Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
A short drive from Siena
Great for parties and weddings
Only when you book with Chic
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Dating back to the year 1000, Relais La Costa is a property steeped in history. The charming 7-room hotel lies nestled in the Tuscan hills between the towns of Siena and Monteriggioni; the beautifully restored stone building features boutique suites, panoramic views, and a restaurant serving tasty Italian plates – the ideal base from which to explore the region.
On-site restaurant La Sosta del Viandante is all about regional Tuscan food, with many ingredients coming from the hotel's organic garden. The daily changing menu features homemade pasta, meat, local cheese, and charcuterie. Dine alfresco out on the courtyard or the terrace, and be sure to have a pre-meal drink at bar La Corte.
The 7 large suites have been renovated in keeping with the original features of the building – expect exposed stone walls, terracotta floors, beamed ceilings, and a mixture of vintage and modern furniture. Choose the Junior category and enjoy a living area and outdoor space with views to the village; opt for the Executive Luxury option and be greeted by 2 bedrooms and vistas to the valley and Siena.
The grounds surrounding the property are really pretty, and where you'll want to spend time during the warmer months – the pool is perfectly positioned on the rooftop terrace with far-reaching views across the countryside towards Siena, while the outdoor Jacuzzi is surrounded by olive trees, and the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of Prosecco. And for those wanting to relax indoors, head to on-site L’Eremo del Benessere spa with its pool, sauna and menu of treatments.
But you can't stay here and not venture out and explore Tuscany, with its picturesque hilltop towns and vineyards. The medieval walled town of Monteriggioni is just 20 minutes away by car, Siena is 25, and wineries such as Livernano, Castello di Ama and Antinori all all less than an hour away.
How to get there
Driving from Florence or Pisa: take the exit at Monteriggioni and bypassing the town, drive for about 6 kilometres through SR2 (the old street connecting Monteriggioni to Siena) until you reach Bar Ceppo. Behind Bar Ceppo you will find Strada di Riciano, with the sign “La Costa 4 kilometres”. Drive straight for 4 kilometres until you see another sign ("La Costa 800 metres") through the private wood on a white road. After 800 metres you'll reach the hotel.
Driving from Rome: bypass Siena (don’t enter the town) and take the exit at Siena North. Driving for about 4 kilometres through SR2 (the old street connecting Siena to Monteriggioni) until you reach Bar Ceppo. Then follow as per above.
Florence: 1 hour
Free parking is available.