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“Our best hotel experience in Italy” 5 of 5 stars
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Aia Mattonata Relais
Strada del Ceraiolo,1 | Loc. Doglia, 53100 Siena, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 43 hotels in Siena
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“Our best hotel experience in Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

As many other reviewers have said, hosts/owners Elisabetta and Mario are wonderful people who helped make our time in Siena the best part of our recent trip to Italy, whether it was the delightful conversations about shared taste in music, recommendations on places to see (and to avoid), or introducing us to their lovable dog Runa, they made us feel at home. They do everything right, and deserve the accolades heaped upon them. The rooms are charming and incredibly clean, the breakfasts are delicious, and the view of the green rolling hills and Siena in the near distance is breathtaking. It was hard to leave, and we can't wait to return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear guest,
thank you for taking the time to post your feedback . We are so pleased that you liked the room, breakfast, the view and our lovable Runa!
We do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again at Aia Mattonata.
Warmest regards,
Elisabetta e Mario
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brighton, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We spent a week at Aia Mattonata in March for our honeymoon and loved everything about it and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Mario and Elisabetta are wonderful hosts! Mario gave us the best directions and recommendations. Every morning at breakfast he came by to provide us a suggested itinerary for the day with books and maps - because of him we didn't have to do any research. We didn't mention anything about it being our honeymoon prior to our stay, yet when they found out they upgraded us to the upstairs suite - what an amazing view - and even gave us a sweet parting gift that will always remind of us of our fantastic honeymoon in Tuscany. We loved this place so much we didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on your stay at Aia Mattonata .
We are glad to know that you will always have a nice reminder of Siena.
Of course....we very much look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit at Aia Mattonata!
Warm regards
Elisabetta & Mario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a lovely small hotel in the hills a short distance from Siena. Although quite close to the city, the ambience is quiet, tranquil. Rooms are clean, comfortable. I could not wish for kinder, more gracious hosts than Mario and his wife Elizabetta. We began as guests and ended our stay feeling like friends, or perhaps even family. The breakfasts are sumptuous and delicious.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for your very kind words following your stay at Aia Mattonata.
We delighted that you spent memorable days with us and that you felt like friends or perhaps even family!
Thank you for this compliment. We have passed your kind words about breakfast and the rooms to Natalina, Roberta e Silvia.
Warmest regards
Mario & Elisabetta.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Mario and Elisabetta are wonderful hosts and really made our stay. The advice they gave us was invaluable particularly the drives Mario suggested. We travelled through such magnificent scenery, exactly what one would hope to see in Tuscany.

The property is lovely and we met other interesting travellers there whilst having drinks at the end of our days touring the countryside. You do need a car to stay here as it is out of the city and the best restaurants are in Siena. Taxis are not a problem.

It is in a tranquil location, rooms are very clean and well furnished and the bedding is very comfortable. Breakfasts were the best we had in Italy. We would stay here again and would certainly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I travelled with my girlfriend (both of us 28 years old), we managed to receive a 3 night reservation by absolute chance (I think there was a cancellation). Our entire 2 week Italy trip was based around these 4 days since I heard and read such incredible reviews.

From the moment we arrived everything was perfect, the rooms are individually decorated in a very warm homey, clean, spacious feel type of way with nice size bathrooms. The open kitchen serves wonderful treats/drinks (including wonderful boutique beers) and the breakfasts were fantastic.
The views are breathtaking and the property's location is at a perfect distance between Sienna and incredible Tuscan attractions and surroundings. Even though it was full during our stay, at times we really felt like the place was ours!

Most importantly Mario and Elisabetta were probably the best hosts I have ever encountered (not only for a B&B/hotel…) and definitely the most valuable assets on site! They were so genuinely helpful in planning our every move and desire while always giving us the space we needed to achieve a relaxed holiday… they even planned for us a full day countryside trip which was superb! Well done!

The only inconvenience was that the pool was closed as it wasn’t swimming season, but that isn’t a criticism it is just another reason to visit again during summertime.

I have been telling everyone I know about our fantastic time at Aia Mattonata. Great great great value for money and was by far one of the highlights of our trip around Italy. I highly recommend staying there (that is if you can find a booking :) ).

From the marvelous hosts, luscious green hill surroundings, great location and attractions, dog(!), quality food, cleanliness, tranquility - - - we will be back for sure!!!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Spent 3 nights in late September, celebrating our Wedding Anniversary, on a trip through Toscana. We selected A-M from Trip Advisor & were delighted with our choice!
The location is excellent, just 10 mins from Sienna, on a quiet lane, with excellent views from various parts of the Villa. Met some great guests & shared experiences @ Breakfasts, which were ample & varied.
Elisabetta & Mario are excellent hosts & their warmth was sincere. Mario, (A passionate Juventus fan), provided itineraries for parking close to Sienna & Florence, which enabled us to walk into the Cities without any problems.
Mario's advice on the Restaurant in Sienna was "Spot-On" as we enjoyed a late lunch for a change & then chilled out in the Villa one evening with a bottle of Chianti Classico!
Will come back next time around & try the swimming pool!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
TO ALL OUR GUESTS, ALL OVER THE WORLD
Dear Guests,
We thank you for your beautiful reviews on Tripadvisor.
Your appreciation and your friendship permitted us to be very successful.
We remember all of you and we hope you have taken fond memories of Aia Mattonata with you.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013.
We look forward to seeing you in Siena again.
Elisabetta & Mario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We spent a week here from late October into early November and felt right at home! Mario and Elisabetta are the perfect hosts, and nothing is too much trouble for them. We had not pre-booked any day trips but once here asked about a wine tour and was it too late to arrange a cooking class? No, Mario organised them both without a moments hesitation. The private cooking class was without doubt the highlight of our time in Italy. As other reviewers have said, Mario is helpful with suggestions for places to visit, had excellent recommendations for places to eat and often drove us into Siena so that we only had to catch a taxi home after dinner.
The rooms were clean, had a large bed and beautiful bed linen. Our 'morning wakeup' was the smell of freshly baked bread wafting up the stairs which Natalina baked.
A truly wonderful holiday.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Strada del Ceraiolo,1 | Loc. Doglia, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Siena
#2 Family Hotel in Siena
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