Originally created as a guest quarters in 1400, it was enlarged in the 19th century and in 1975, it became part of the Bettoja Hotels Group. The Villa of Relais Certosa originated as the guest quarters of the Certosa dei Galluzo Monastery, one of the most important monasteries in Europe, a destination of pilgrimages and which hosted hundreds of religious scholars, and, before the Napoleonic pillages, preserved over 500 exquisite works of art where even today one can admire them when visiting this antique Monastery, still occupied by the Cistercian monks.
All 65 rooms (2 of which are accessible for the disabled) and 6 Suites at Hotel Relais Certosa are spacious, comfortable and have been decorated according to the rustic Tuscan style. Many of the rooms have large windows and terraces from where you can admire the ancient Certosa Monastery, the magnificent grounds and the Tuscan landscape which surround them. All rooms are well furnished with many original pieces, hard wood floors or Florentine carpeting with high, wood-beamed ceilings and all have an extra touch of class and comfort. Single Rooms are simply and tastefully furnished. Carpets and window treatments have been matched to give each room its own special feel. Each room has its own bath with shower, hairdryer, and personal accessories. Double Rooms offer a small terrace overlooking the garden where you can relax with the morning newspaper and coffee while surrounded by nature; breathe the country air from a room furnished in rustic Tuscan style with wood-beamed ceilings. Private and accommodating, many of our Double Rooms can also be connected for those traveling with friends or family. All bathrooms are private and include shower and tub, hairdryer, and personal accessories. Triple Rooms offer the same characteristics as the Double Rooms; small garden terrace, furnished in rustic Tuscan style with wood-beamed ceilings. All bathrooms are private and include shower and tub, hairdryers, and personal accessories. Suites can accommodate up to 5 people: all are spacious and comfortable with refined and custom made furnishings, quarry-tile floors, carpeted stairways and wood-beamed ceilings. When entering the welcoming atmosphere of our Suites, there is a cozy nook with a desk table and large sofa bed, and on the second floor, a separate spacious bedroom with queen-size bed and closet. All suites include full baths. Four of the 6 suites at the Relais Certosa are on two floors, and 2 of the suites are on one level, with the same characteristics as the others.
On the ground floor of the Hotel Relais Certosa the breakfast buffet awaits you in the Restaurant La Veranda, served mornings from 7 to 10:30 am. Sunny and surrounded by gardens, this setting is a beautiful and cheerful way to start your day with a healthy breakfast where a variety of cereals, fresh fruits and juices, freshly baked pastries, as well as an assortment of cold meats and cheeses are available. From 12:30 to 2:30 pm and from 7:30 until 10:30 pm, La Veranda takes on an atmosphere of elegance for its luncheon and dinner services, with a seating capacity of up to 120, offering Tuscan specialties. You can start with an appetizer, such as assorted Tuscan crostini, continue with pasta dishes such as pappardelle with porcini mushrooms and main dishes like the famous Florentine Steak. Finish your meal with a dessert like Vin Santo al Caratello with cantuccini biscuits, a local favorite from nearby Prato. All this accompanied by the best wines from the Chianti region or other Italian wines, carefully selected according to the tradition of the Bettoja family. The Relais Certosa Bar is on the ground floor of the Hotel and welcomes its guests into a warm and cozy atmosphere with high ceilings and antiques. Open from 3 pm to midnight everyday, it's the perfect setting to unwind with a hot or cold drink and enjoy moments of relaxation or a chat.