- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Villa Armena is a nicely renovated Tuscan villa, on a hill not far from the lovely historical town of Buonconvento. The rooms are nice, although some are rather dark, and the property is not bad, although not nearly as fancy as the Condé Nast name on the brochure suggests.The bathrooms are nice and big. Some details are definitely poor, such as the rusty gate at the entrance of the property, or the fact that there are some houses attached to the hotel. What's really wrong at Villa Armena is the restaurant, which clearly employs a terrible chef who is lacking not only knowledge but also some basic ingredients. We ordered guinea fowl, and received instead a mushroom dish with parts of a skinny pigeon sticking out. A truly awful experience, never to be repeated. Breakfast is below average, also.