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“Villa Armena” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Armena Relais

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Villa Armena Relais
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Buonconvento
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas, United States
1 review
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“Villa Armena”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

My family and I came to Villa Armena because every other hotel in the area was booked, it looked very nice online but the experience we had can only truly be shared by staying at this amazing place in Tuscany and experiencing it for yourself. Being a family that loves to travel we have been all over the world, from Turkey to Spain to Israel and many other amazing places. Out of all of the beautiful hotels we have stayed at, Villa Armena has been our favorite. With its incredible hospitality provided by Eduardo, Elena, and Laura, we felt as if we were staying at a dear friends house with amazing service. Every room is unique and beautiful and the bathrooms are wonderful. It felt like a home, not a hotel. The food was to die for and probably the best we had in all of Italy. Everything is so fresh and grown locally. My mom and I had a hard time in Italy because we are both gluten-free eaters suffering from celiac disease and when we told them about our condition, the chefs immediately made us gluten-free bread and pasta! It was the best we have ever tasted. Our stay at Villa Armena was the highlight of our trip and I hope you will go there and experience this magical place for yourself. My family and I will never forget our time here, and we all plan on coming back someday in the future.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

This is a unique place in Tuscany. A gem that Edoardo and Elena decided to share with everyone. We stayed three nights and ate at their restaurant twice. In both occasions we had a spectacular meal and the service by Laura and Edoardo is attentive and made me plan my return. If you enjoy great food and a classic with modern touchs, this is a place you should consider. Bravo!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

We stumbled upon this place by accident on the internet because all the recommended hotels in Siena were booked and Villa Armena looked like a good alternative although a few kilometers outside of Siena. When we first entered the long dirt road leading up to the villa we were somewhat skeptical, specially after passing through an old rusty gate which seemed to be on its last leg and we prayed that the hotel would be up to our standards.
But what we found on the other end was absolutely fantastic. A beautifully renovated old villa with deluxe rooms and truly the most amazing bathrooms I have ever seen in a hotel (and we do travel five stars). The hotel (and the bathrooms) were designed by Elena who also happened to be one of the owners, a young and very talented architect who studied in London and started this project with her husband Eduardo and his mother about 4 years ago. The food is fantastic and the wine recommendations by Mom were equally good and affordable. The whole family works here in all aspects of the business and it really shows. We also found the location ideal and after we had spent a day in crowded Siena we extended our stay and made beautiful day trips to all the surrounding villages right in the heart of Tuscany. Eduardo and Elena were extremely helpful and we felt like part of the family.
If there was one thing missing it was a pool, however it was under construction and should be finished by now. We will make a point to come back to Villa Armena whenever we can and highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to escape the crowds of Siena.
Sebastian and Cheryl G. from Santa Barbara, California

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

if you're tired of those old Italian villas, decadent. with old rooms.
if you like design and boutique hotels
this is the ultimate destination in Tuscany, next to Montalcino, Brunello the area!
You can count on impeccable service and the friendliness of a family of charming owners.

Ask to learn to do the Italians, cookies with the chef, it's worth having the cooking class!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

Very nice place design and history together, a very nice Villa refurbished, in the middle of the best wine area from Tuscany.
Very good service,

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank flavia r
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Additional Information about Villa Armena Relais

Property: Villa Armena Relais
Address: Localita San Domenico Armena SNC, 53022 Buonconvento, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Buonconvento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Buonconvento
Price range (per night): ₹ 17,837 - ₹ 28,496
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Armena Relais 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the romantic heart of Tuscany, only 20 minutes from Siena, only a stone’s throw from Montalcino and Val d’Orcia, in a fairytale world exuding magic and beauty, Villa Armena is a late Renaissance structure. Built of red brick, with original oak beams and roof, and having terracotta floors and a beautiful Italianate garden, Villa Armena today is an exclusive establishment with just 10 rooms, each one unique, where service, attention to detail and exclusivity are the cornerstones of our offering. ... more   less 
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