Relais Borgo Santo Pietro,
Relais Borgo Santo Pietro
110 Loc Palazzetto –
Siena 53012, Tuscany
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Claus & Jeanette Thottrup – Owner & Founders
Claus and Jeanette dreamed up the concept of Borgo Santo Pietro by uniting their backgrounds in property development and fashion design. Both seasoned travellers, the Danish couple wanted to create a nurturing haven where guests could feel immediately at home; where the thought and care behind each detail raised it a stratosphere above luxury hotels on the market by offering something real – a tangible sense of community.
5 Star Luxury – Relais & Chateaux
We will increase our room inventory in the next 3 years. (25/28 rooms) In 2020 we are adding 2 new suites. .We will also have in the next future a new spa and a wine cellar as we will produce our own wine.
RELAIS BORGO SANTO PIETRO
Architect &Designer: Claus and Jeanette Thottrup
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Borgo Santo Pietro: one of a kind journey.
Situated in the heart of Tuscany, Borgo Santo Pietro merges a luxury five-star boutique hotel and wellness concept with a ‘farm to plate’ philosophy on a 270-acre, organically cultivated estate. Immersed in 13 acres of sublime gardens, the 800-year-old villa’s individually designed rooms feature such details as antiques, bespoke beds and frescoes executed by hand. Borgo Santo Pietro’s garden suites combine this intimate luxury with ultimate seclusion, as light-filled, airy interiors open onto leafy private terraces with outdoor fireplaces, private pools, lounge areas and entirely private gardens.
A spirit of collaboration and deep-rooted wellness permeate the estate, as per the Michelin-starred restaurant, where the chef works with the Estate Manager, the farmers and culinary gardeners to craft dishes using tailor-made ingredients. As the farm-to-plate concept is the pillar of all restaurants, herbs are the core of the group’s skincare line named, precisely, Seed to Skin, recently launched by the owner and creative director Jeanette Thottrup and used for the in-room amenities and at the spa in all treatments. Borgo Santo Pietro’s ‘meditation walk’ leads guests out of the garden and into the Valle Serena to explore trails through the forest and along the River Merse. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the ‘Borgo Santo Pietro experience’ with cooking lessons at the Borgo Cooking School and artisan cheesemaking at the dairy, wine degustations, flower arranging sessions with the in-house florist, and lakeside art lessons with the resident artist. Beyond Borgo Santo Pietro, the Concierge arranges activities ranging from exclusive private truffle hunts led by a professional truffle hunter, Vespa excursions and Bolgheri wine-tasting tours to breathtaking helicopter rides over the sunlit Tuscan countryside.
Situated in the heart of the Tuscan countryside near Siena. (35 minutes)
1,15 minutes from Firenze Peretola airport and 1,45 minutes from Pisa Galileo Galilei
Key sites/activities in the area
The famous Abbey of San Galgano & Montesiepi church (the sword in the stone)
Chiusdino, a picturesque village situated on the hill overlooking Valle Serena and Borgo Santo Pietro. It boasts spectacular views of the area and is beautifully unspoiled, authentic and charmingly Italian
Siena with its concentration of medieval and gothic architecture .
San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Volterra .
Air Ballooning , falconry, wine tasting, horse riding.
Full working organic farm with over 300 sheep, 150 hens, alpacas, pigs, rabbits, peacocks, bees
Open Air Cinema.
On-site Borgo Bikes
Playground situated in the far end of the garden filled with hours of fun, climbing frames and flying on swings.
Free use of mountain bikes, badminton, croquet, tennis court, basketball, hiking, beach volley, bocce, table tennis, trampoline, children’s DVD’s and books.
Pizza making lessons for little chefs.
- Number of suites: 15 suites
At Borgo Santo Pietro you can also enjoy ultimate seclusion in one of the hotel’s exceptional suites which are highly exclusive and totally private. Each room is styled to an individual theme, and variously features custom-sought antique pieces, bespoke beds and frescoes executed by hand. Borgo’s garden suites combine this intimate luxury with ultimate seclusion, as light-filled, airy interiors open onto leafy terraces with outdoor fireplaces, private pools, lounge areas and entirely private gardens.
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- Number of Junior Suites: 4
Located in the main Villa or within our manicured gardens , the garden junior suites open out onto a Mediterranean courtyard, with tables and sun lounges under lemon and orange trees. Easy going luxury, space and light come together to provide laid back atmosphere.
- Number of Luxury rooms: Deluxe rooms & Superior Room
Deluxe rooms, located in the main Villa on the first floor , the mural and views blend into each other in the intimate rooms, green and gold shine warmly around you and over the Tuscan hills. The Deluxe room offer also views of the internal gardens. Luxury and refinement are the predominant in each room , precious fabric and period furniture complete the unique style.
- Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 22 rooms
Restaurants & Bars
• Meo Modo Restaurant
Housed in the main villa, Meo Modo is a Michelin-starred restaurant offering innovative farm-to-plate dining experiences. Our menus always reflect the season and are guided by what is available on our organically cultivated farm.
We carefully monitor the journey of all of our ingredients, whereby the meat is sourced locally on free-range farms and the fish that we serve such as turbot, red mullet, octopus and lobster, arrive directly from the morning’s catch.
• Trattoria sull’Albero Restaurant
Designed around a large spreading oak tree with rustic interiors that evoke an elegant expansive treehouse, our Trattoria Sull’Albero offers a laid-back lounge and dining ambiance overlooking the fields and forests of the Valle Serena. The classic Tuscan menu of our ‘farm to plate’ fare showcases our organically cultivated ingredients sourced from our farm: freshly picked vegetables, artisanal cheeses, free-range eggs, in-house prosciutto ham, and zero-kilometer sourced meat. Guests can enjoy a delicious drink either inside by the cozy fire or outside at the large wooden bar or in the shady courtyard that borders the freshwater infinity pool.
The Seed to Skin Spa
Resonating with its healing origins of medieval times, Borgo Santo Pietro once again renders its curative therapies within its flagship Seed to Skin spa, offering a discerning selection of classic spa treatments. At this luxury spa resort in Tuscany, every day is a ritual which ensures a total five sense immersion of health and well-being for the mind, the body and the spirit.
Therapists are carefully chosen for their professionalism and are dedicated to the healing process of the body and to the health benefits derived from natural skincare. Clients are encouraged to either choose from the impressive spa menu on offer or have a need-specific tailor-made treatment. Often using fresh herbs and raw ingredients from the gardens, the holistic therapies offered include Ayurvedic massages, bespoke facials, relaxing bodywork and classic beauty treatments. The selection of natural skincare has been carefully chosen to suit an array of needs for both cosmetic and body treatments. All-natural ingredients used within the luxury wellness retreat are organic and chosen for their health properties. After their spa treatments, clients are encouraged to rest and laze either in the luxurious spa surroundings or in the sumptuous Tuscan gardens — heavily scented with seasonal bloom, the music of nature abounding or the cascading water of the fountains trickling on the spa’s terrace. Guests are invited to sprawl on the large curtained Moroccan beds in the spa garden or laze in the different lounge areas for as long as they wish.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Possible Buy out of the hotel for special occasions: weddings & birthdays, corporate events
Maximum banqueting facilities : 115 people , maximum rooms 22.
Wonderful gardens to organize private dining and bespoke experiences
Extra Notable Features
- The Borgo Cooking school offers an extensive list of courses, classes and cooking workshops for foodies of all levels.
Set amidst the productive kitchen gardens of Borgo Santo Pietro, the cooking school provides the perfect backdrop for anyone looking to explore their love of Tuscan food.
From classic pizza and pasta making through to more advanced gourmet classes for professional chefs.
- Estate& Garden tours
A philosophy of nurture via nature and a spirit of collaboration are tangibly felt at the 270 -acre organically cultivated Borgo Santo Pietro estate , beautiful walking tours are designed to enjoy the environment
- Seed to skin – onsite Lab
At Borgo Santo Pietro we’re so passionate about wellness that we built a custom-made lab to develop our own line of entirely natural skincare, Seed to Skin, where our modern, scientific approach is firmly rooted in nature and a curative tradition dating back beyond 1129.
Situated a stone’s throw from the Borgo farm, where we draw key ingredients such as fresh sheep’s milk and raw honey, our state-of-the-art laboratory is the creative cauldron where owner and creative director Jeanette Thottrup (who is also a naturalist) and pharmacist and cosmetologist Anna Buonocore unite their two different systems of knowledge, producing a range of skincare that takes a 360-degree approach to beauty and wellness.
Available to guests as our in-house amenity set, our body range contains sheep’s milk from our very own Borgo flock, an ingredient that has been used since ancient times for its rich and skin-nourishing content of butterfat, vitamins and minerals, and gently exfoliating lactic acid that leaves skin soft and radiant. Nature’s perennial cure-all, raw honey has likewise been used for millennia for its intensely moisturizing, soothing and healing properties, gathered from our Borgo bees who rove far and wide over our 270-acre organically cultivated estate.
On site wine tasting in our cellar
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Tatler Spa Guide 2019
Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2018 – #1 Resort in Europe
Conde Nast Traveler 2018 – Gold List
Oyster Editor’s 2018 – Choice Award
Virtuoso Best of The Best 2017 – Best of the Best awards
1 Michelin Star- 2016
Trip Advisor 2016 – Travellers’ Choice Winner – Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Top 25 Small Hotels
Conde Nast Traveller – The Gold Standard 2015 list (editor’s choice)
The International Hotel Awards 2015 – Best International Small Hotel
Andrew Harper Travel 2014 – Reader’s Choice 2014
Boutique Hotel Awards – The Best Overall Boutique Hotel in the world
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