I cant say enough good things about this hotel/castle. It has been meticulously renovated with extreme attention to detail. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable and spacious. We stayed in the Marchese Suite which we loved. But the best part of the experience was the proprietor, Denise. Her ability as a chef and her warm hospitality made our stay extra special. It’s truly a magical place.
Denise Pardini, who originated from the San Francisco Bay Area and has an Italian heritage, has a unique story which could be made into a book but she has no time as she is the perfect hostess, owner, chef and sharer of information of the Piedmont area. She left a Silicon Valley job to move to Italy to learn Italian, fell in love with an ancient castle which was falling apart and made it into a superb hotel with gorgeous tapestries and modern conveniences including heat, air conditioning, elevator and wifi! We stayed for a week on the top floor in a one-bedroom Suite which included two complete bathrooms, sitting area and beautiful art work and furnishing! There is so much to do in the area and it was such a treat to use her home as a base to explore and come back to stay each night. As others have written, the food is simply delicious! One night we had a seven-course food and wine paring meal which was simply unbelievable in the presentation and taste! I love pasta and it included two different kinds with local sauces. A highlight of our stay was a cooking class in her kitchen which we then ate what we prepared as our dinner. One of the sauces has become a new staple in our kitchen. Denise is extremely friendly and caring and helps you with any detail large or small for your trip. She even created an individual map for us to highlight the different places we were going in our stay. I hope that we will come back to Hotel Castello di Sinio as it is one of the best places that we have ever stayed and Denise is an outstanding person which makes the experience so special!…
We just finished a week long stay at Castello di Sino and there's only word to describe it - magical. It was pretty cool to stay in actual castle. Denise, the owner, rebuilt this medieval castle with every detail in mind. The rooms are good size and well designed. The beds are some of the best we have slept in and the bathrooms are well stocked with nice towels and top notch bath products. The staff at Castello are also extremely courteous and attentive. They offered assistance with any need we had, whether at the Castello or visiting the surrounding area. Then there's the food. Denise is also the chef and our meals there were amazing. If you're heading to Piemonte, a stay at Castello di Sinio is a must.
This is a follow up to my May 19 glowing review of Castello de Sinio and I am happy to report they haven’t missed a beat in their warm reception and information gathering so essential in this beautiful but quirky region. We are some of the first Americans since Covid in the Piedmont area and greeted with open arms. The staff is knowledgeable and warm and the food remains the best in the region. Denise is still very hands on and not let things deteriorate over the tourism drought. My wife and I have just booked our 3rd visit for next years Nebbiolo harvest.
This was our fifth time at the Castello di Sinio. We were a little worry about the Covid-19 effect on the hotel but our worries were forgotten the minute we arrived. The service, the quality of the food, the friendliness of the staff was fantastic. The breakfast buffet which was usually served each morning was replaced by individual table service, which consisted of almost everything on the buffet, plus you could also pick extra from a menu, if you preferred. The grounds were manicured and seasonal plants were being planted everywhere. Being located in the Langhe area, winery visits abound and the staff will arrange anything you request. Looking forward to our next vacation to the Castello.