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“Best place to stay in Siena” 5 of 5 stars
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Aia Mattonata Relais
Strada del Ceraiolo,1 | Loc. Doglia, 53100 Siena, Italy   |  
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“Best place to stay in Siena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a 3 week trip through Italy and this was one of the best places we stayed. Mario and Elisabetta go out of their way to make sure your stay is comfortable and relaxing. They have added so many nice touches - complimentary cookies and beverages in the room, extra electrical adaptors, robes, ironing board, good lighting, access to a kitchen with snacks, fruit, glassware, plates, silverware, etc., which really make the stay like being at home. The breakfasts were excellent and abundant especially considering that this is a small B&B with only a few rooms. We couldn't have wanted more. Mario was so helpful in making suggestions for day trips and reservations. The only bad part was having to leave. We would definitely come back to Aia Mattonata and will tell any of our friends who may go to Siena about this great property. Thank you Mario and Elisabetta!

Room Tip: The second floor suite was very spacious and the bed very comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, November 4, 2013
Dear Choppers..,
Thank you for your positive review on the site, so nice to hear that we have been able to let you feel like at home, it is very important for us. We are delighted to read that you had enjoyable stay with us and that you will recommend Aia Mattonata.
Of course we hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in a future visit.
Warm regards,
Elisabetta & Mario.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Aia Mattonata is the perfect place to stay! Mario and Elisabetta take wonderful care of their guests and make you feel at home. They also give excellent restaurant suggestions! The property is amazing and very well located, the view is spectacular, the room and bathroom were tastefully decorated and very spacious and the breakfast was simply delicious! And that´s not all: they have a beautiful and very friendly german shepherd, Runa. We will definitely come back someday!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, October 24, 2013
Dear lusdantas,
thank you for taking the time to post your positive feedback following your stay at Aia Mattonata.
We are delighted to read that you appreciated the rooms, the view, the location, our breakfast and our advices! And thanks for remembering our sweet Runa.
We very much look forward to welcoming you again at Aia Mattonata.
Warm regards,
Elisabetta & Mario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Genuine, warm, hospitable, elegantly simple, luxurious yet humble, and very comfortable.
If there is one special hotel that felt homey during our week stay in Italy, it would definitely be Aia Mattonata.
This centuries old Relais is owned and run by Mario and Elisabeth, a delightful couple, who makes you feel welcome in your own place. The Relais is conveniently situated on a hill in the heart of Tuscany, minutes from Sienna and a short drive from all major cities and villages in the area.
The exquisite rooms and bathrooms are spacious, full of natural light and designed to give you the vintage Tuscany feeling. The serenity of the hills and the earthly scents of the distant vineyards remain so vivid in our minds.

  • Stayed October 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, October 24, 2013
Dear SamiM
thank you for your very positive review following your stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you felt like at home, our goal is to let our guests feel welcome in every moment of their stay and “at home far from home”. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the view and the rooms.
We do hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again at Aia Mattonata for a longer stay!
Warm regards,
Elisabetta e Mario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We travelled with family and had an aggressive itinerary. My husband and I had been to Italy several times before and would probably had different travel goals had not family wanted to experience the most common destinations (Rome, Venice, etc...).

We loved this hotel. We want to spend time at this hotel in the future just to relax and enjoy the Chianti/Tuscany region. The rooms were wonderful, the hotel very lovely situated, and the proprietors very friendly. Bruno (their german shepherd) was extremely friendly.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, October 24, 2013
Dear AnnArborLory
thank you so much for your positive review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the room and the location and thanks for remembering our dog! We hope to meet you again in Siena and to welcome you at Aia Mattonata.
Warm regards,
Elisabetta e Mario
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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stayed at Aia Mattonata for 4 nights in Oct 2013. The property and acccomodations are excellent. Mario and Elizabetta are very gracious hosts and were so helpful in providing directions to sites, restaurant reservations and anything else that we needed. Definitely THE place to stay in Tuscany.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, October 20, 2013
Dear Jim S,
thank you for your positive review and thank so much for describing Aia Mattonata ' THE' place to stay in Tuscany!
We do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in Siena.
Warm regards
Elisabetta & Mario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

First, If you are interested in exploring Tuscany, the location of Aia Mattonata Relais is ideal. All of our Tuscany destinations were within easy day trips driving. And, the driving was spectacular. Around every corner and over every hill the scenery was amazing. Second, the accommodations at Aia Mattonata were brilliant. An amazing combination of modern conveniences within a historic rural Tuscan environment. Yet, close enough to Sienna for anything from wonderful dinners to cleaning cloths. Third and most important, the Aia Mattonata is all about Mario and Elisabetta. They are the most genuine and sincere hosts you could ever imagine. Mario's advice for driving routes and destination points allowed us to experience Tuscany exactly as we wanted. Elisabetta's attention and concern of every detail of our stay was heart warming. It was difficult leaving, but left with wonderful memories.

Room Tip: The upstairs suite has unbelievable views of Tuscan Countryside and Sienna.
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  • Stayed September 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, October 24, 2013
Dear gasa1956,
thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on your recent stay with us. So nice to read that you enjoyed Aia Mattonata. Thank so much for your kind words about Elisabetta and me. We do hope that we will have the pleasure to welcoming you again in Siena.
Warm regards.
Mario & Elisabetta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Having read the Tripadvisor reviews we were expecting something very special. We hadn't been able to book any of their rooms so booked the still available suite. At over $750 for 2 nights B&B (in our opinion, this is a B&B not an hotel) this was pretty much on a par with luxury boutique hotels rooms we had stayed in while in Florence and Milan. AMR is a 5-10 minute drive into Siena and from the recommended car park an easy ride up the escalator system into the historic centre. Arriving at AMR is a pleasant experience - auto gates into the car park and then through the garden past the pool into reception. We were expecting something with a little more charm from an ancient restored farm-house but it is renovated rather than restored. Up we went to our room with high expectations of the suite luxury that awaited us. The rooms on the website had looked enchanting. Into the suite we went and thought we had wandered into grandma's retreat. The bedroom was small with very little room for any luggage. The bathroom was a window-less "corridor" with a single basin and a tiny shower - no room for two in here. Bathroom products were what you would find in a 3 star motel and not befitting of the luxury moniker AMR had attached to itself. The sitting room of the "suite" was also in the small category and furnished for grandma. This was where we put our luggage. We were extremely disappointed by the size and decor of the suite and when we saw two of the other very nice upstairs rooms on the morning of our departure we couldn't believe that we were being asked to pay so much for so little. Breakfast is a pleasant affair and the hosts are a lovely couple. Siena may be an expensive place to stay but even taking this into account we still left feeling very strongly that value for money played no part in our two nights here in the AMR suite.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear yungkara,
thank you for taking the time to post a review.
We greatly appreciate your comments.
We are really sorry you didn't like the room viewing Siena.
Warm regards
Elisabetta & Mario
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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
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