4.5
Very Good 388 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Location

Located in Buonconvento, Villa Armena is in a rural location and close to Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey and Museo della Mezzadria. This luxury property is within the vicinity of Museum of Sacred Art in Val d’Arbia and Museo del Tartufo.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 10 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. Additional amenities at this property include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and shopping on site.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the property’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Villa Armena
Località Armena
Buonconvento, 53022 Italy

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 388 Reviews
Incredibly disappointed
Reviewed 2 months ago

When we drove up to the hotel the views were stunning and the place was nestled nicely in the countryside. We were greeted and checked in without any issues. When we left our room all the lights were off and nothing seemed open (3.30pm). We were led to believe that this hotel had a lovely spa, a cocktail bar and lots to do. When we went down to look around there was nothing, the cocktail bar was a cabinet of a few shots and whiskies and when we inquired we told only wine. I can appreciate this is not the height of summer but there should be advertising to say certain things are not open. We sat down for a meal later and when asked for a menu we were told there wasn't one but were recited 1 option for a starter and a few mains. One traveling was pregnant so couldn't have the cured meat selection starter so we asked that she have bruschetta instead. We then all had a pasta main and the food was ok. With no atmosphere or anything to do we disbursed and went to bed. Upon check out we were met with an incredibly high bill charging us 4X time for the meat selection and 4X for the Bruschetta totalling 80euros for the starters alone a usual plate of meats that you share everywhere else we had been in Italy was between 10-20Euros total. But with no indication of prices of drinks or food we were left with a very bitter taste in our mouth. When contesting the bill we were told that was the price! Had we had known we certainly would not have ordered the food it just felt a bit like a scam. it is a real shame as the rooms were nice and it had potential to be a nice stay.

Dissapointed
Reviewed 5 months ago

We were very excited by the reviews and the pictures we saw but everything went down the hill as soon as we checked in. The way to the property from the main road its about a mile up the hill on. dirt road, not bad, but be careful at night. The gentleman who welcome us did not try to help us with the luggage on our way to the room (I was expecting that will do it at least to my wife). In general the pictures are way better than the reality. It seems to me that it was a great marketing effort at the beginning when these people took over the property, but it seems that they are not taking care the way they should. The property and its surroundings are decently clean but, not perfect as many reviews described (shower drain was clogged, for example and all the light switches have a blue light that always stays on and in the middle of the night does not help for a good sleep. Breakfast its included and it has many options, but when it comes to the dinner time is when things gets pretty bad. First of all, there was no menu, so you have no idea about ingredients, options, neither prices. When asked for a wine recommendation, we got a local Chianti (supposedly a good one) but when we checked on line it was a low rated wine that cost in Italy 4 Euros, but we later find out that they charged us 30 Euros for it !... The food was just ok, specially when you take in consideration you are in the middle of Tuscany, and they proudly advertise the Chef they have in house. Long story short we paid 98 Euros for a below average meal (2 small apps and 2 pasta, no desert) That was the most expensive meal we paid on our trip and the worst. On the other hand the lady that take care of the restaurant it was a delight. Very kind and nice. If you just need a place to sleep in the area, do just that sleep and leave after breakfast. But as today, do not expect what the website and most of the reviews say.

Enjoyable stay but room for improvement
Reviewed 7 months ago

We did enjoy our stay at Villa Armena and felt that the property was good value for money given the prices in Tuscany. The property has obviously had a lot of money spent on it over the years however we felt that it is lacking atmosphere. Laura is very hardworking and you cannot fault her service however to fulfill the hotels full potential she does need more support. Also the road leading to the property and down to the parking area was very hazardous, if you are staying here I would recommend renting a 4 x 4. Dinner was enjoyable but expensive compared to Buonconvento, particularly the wine.

Incredible and unforgettable experience!
Reviewed 8 months ago

Our stay at Villa Armena was nothing short of perfect. Elena and her family (owners) made us feel welcomed from the moment we walked in. Every question about the area or what to do was answered with a smile and an offer to help in any way they could.
Laura (local house mother and head of food) made us feel warm and cozy every evening. I kid you not, you can feel the love pouring out of this place, the amount of work put into renovation and design is evident. The rooms are plush and there is a very good AC system in each of them.

Dinner was exceptional and Laura always had excellent recommendations for dinner and everything we tried tasted delicious. The grounds are stunning and Siena is very close to the villa.

Will never forget them.

Sublime and elegant
Reviewed 9 months ago

Lucky enough to spend only 1 night here during early August 2018 - a lot of attention put into the rooms, grounds and the kitchen. It as a wonderful experience and thank you to Eduardo (front of house), Laura (dining and a terrific knowledge of regional wines) and Maurito (chef par excellence) Thee food was to very high standard and so lovely to relax in the swimming pool. Thank you very much for terrific overnight.