Castello di Sinio in the News
Hotel Manager of the Year Worldwide Denise Pardini, Castello di Sinio, Piedmont, Italy Denise Pardini (center), owner and manager of Castello di Sinio in Piedmont, Italy © Imagerie Studio Arriving at the Castello di Sinio, we were greeted warmly by a delightful woman who promptly poured flutes of Prosecco to sip as we checked in. This wasn’t just the usual proforma business of handing over a passport and a credit card, however. Instead, owner and manager Denise Pardini took the time to inquire about our plans in the surrounding Piedmont wine towns over the next few days, offered a list of preferred restaurants, and presented another of local attractions that even included especially scenic picnic spots. Later, we learned that Pardini is a trained chef from the San Francisco Bay Area who transitioned from a career in high-tech to hospitality after a coup de foudre led her to take on the daunting project of turning a derelict 12th-century fortress into a hotel. Her cooking in the hotel restaurant is just as good as her superb hotel-keeping, and her attention to detail, sincerity, accessibility and enthusiasm made the Castello di Sinio one of the most memorable places we’ve stayed in a very long while.
August 2015 TripAdvisor announced their Top 10 Castle Hotels in the World. Castello di Sinio is proud to come in at No. 3 and honored to be named among such excellent & beautiful castle hotels who aspire to, and deliver, the most excellent service, amenties & atmosphere in the world.
We are pround to announce that we have won again this year, and moved up the ranks for 2015!
For the second year in a row and the third time, we have been selected for Avant Garde's Top 100 Italy Collection. This year we were awarded an entire 8 page spread in their gorgeous hardcover coffee table book!
Hotel Castello di Sinio wins one of the top 5 most Charming Hotels in Italy from Paolo Massorbrio & Marco Gatti of the reknowned Il Golosario.
We are very proud to announce that Hotel Castello di Sinio has been awarded one of the top 25 Boutique Hotels in TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2014 awards. The world’s largest travel site, announced early in January the winners of its 2014 Travelers’ Choice® awards for hotels. The world’s most outstanding properties were identified in different categories and among the Small Hotels we have been acknowledged as one of the top 25 accommodations in Italy.