Palazzo Seneca is the cheapest Relais&Chateaux hotel in Italy, but after my stay I can honestly say it’s one of the best. The problem with Relais&Chateaux in Italy is that they are too focused on the food and many have tired, basic rooms. This isn’t the case in Palazzo Seneca. Beautiful designed rooms with a perfect fix of modern and classic like in the rest of the hotel. The internet was free and fast, but the bathroom in my junior suite didn’t have a bathtub. It did however have natural local products and two rainy showers with perfect water pressure. The room also had a separate sitting area, working desk and a Bang&Olufsen Tv.
The only disappointments with the room was the missing welcome amenities and a high noise level, especially from the street. Something to be aware about when selecting the room. The food is very important being a Relais&Chateaux and Palazzo Seneca didn’t disappoint. In fact, I am surprised they don’t have a Michelin star which they definitely deserve. I had a 7-course tasting menu with excellent food from the regent and great personalized service. The hotel itself is very small and you can expect personalized service like I received from the friendly staff. Not all speaks a good English, but it wasn’t a problem at all. Palazzo Seneca also has a smaller spa in the basement with sauna and steam bath. Overall a fantastic hotel experience with incredible value. Rooms starts at 140 Euros pr. night and that is a real steal for a hotel I wouldn’t hesitate to call world class and one of the best Relais&Chateaux’s in Italy.
My opinion: Great+ experience.