Press for Castello di Sinio
Hotel Manager of the Year 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.
Castello di Sinio is extremely proud to be one of 3 hotels to recieve accolades and a great endorsment in the March 2015 issue of the Hideaway Report for a tour of Piemonte, Italy. See the article here: https://www.andrewharper.com/articles/view/piedmont-italy-food-wine-itinerary-road-trip/
"A luxury country hotel and outstanding restaurant, Castello di Sinio is run by an American, Denise Pardini, who’s an expert on local cuisine, wines and estates. It set the benchmark for the area when it opened in 2005."
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Castello di Sinio chosen again in 2015 for the Top 100 Collection of best accommodations and resorts in Italy, with 8 pages dedicated to the hotel in the latest edition of their book.
Castello di Sinio chosen for one of the top 100 best accommodations and resorts in Italy for 2014.
"The Restauant: Perfect in all Senses, deserves a star! If only all restaurants had this level of service + quality. The kitchen has perfect execution not to mention the careful presentation of the food...and the diningroom and wine service is very attentive also!!!"
Hotel Castello di Sinio chosen for top 50 Botique Hotels in Italy 2009.
"...lies in the most idyllic part of Piedmont's vineyards, a short drive from Barolo and other scenic villages... an exquisite 18 room hotel & restaurant...where Denise & staff do everything to ensure their guests are utterly spoiled."
"The Lap of Luxury geared to lovers of fine wine & food...about 10-15 minutes from all the major Barolo producers. While Pardini has meticulously maintained the country grandeur of the castle & gardens...the outgoing informality make for a refreshingly relaxed environment."
"A luxurious base camp from which to explore Le Langhe run by a knowledgeable American Woman who has a passion for the food & wine of Piedmont."
Alastair Sawday discovered us in 2008 and we have are proud to remain one of his Special Places to Stay in Italy.
"A hotel of great charme that maintains it's original medieval character while offering the tranquility and comfort of an exclusive luxury hotel with a friendly and elegant atmosphere."