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Localita San Domenico Armena SNC, 53022, Buonconvento Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 3 hotels in Buonconvento
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Car hire
Makeup services
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Manicure
Pedicure
Salon
Solarium
Waxing services
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Taylor E wrote a review May 2022
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The staff is INCREDIBLE. The grounds are very nice, rustic and relaxing. There are only a couple of employees but they make you feel at home. VERY IMPORTANT, HAVE A RENTAL CAR OR DRIVING SERVICE!!!! There are no activities at the hotel. The pool is nice but weather can cause it to become unusable. Bring some snacks and drinks as the restaurant is very authentic but only open after 7:30pm. We felt like we were having a home cooked meal from family members. It is slow service meal but very relaxing. Unfortunately, our travel agent did not tell us this so we were left without options for the day and no way to leave. The hotel is on a dirt road approximation 2-3 miles from the closest town, which is very small. We changed our plans as we were on our Honeymoon and wanted more options to eat and experience Italy, and one of the owners/employees drove us to the train station herself. Extremely accommodating and understanding of our situation. I would 100% recommend if you are looking to stay in a intimate and remote location and venture into the local towns at your leisure with your rental vehicle. No
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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jeanine327 wrote a review May 2022
Frisco, Colorado1 contribution
We stayed at Villa Armena with a group friends. The setting is beautiful with views of the Tuscan county side. The totally restored villa is decorated with beautiful art and furnishings but the bathrooms are huge and modern. The food was fantastic and Laura the owner is friendly and makes sure you feel welcome. A retreat from the crowded cities. Don’t miss this experience!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Marc B wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
There may have been a great chef. and for sure they try their best, but dont think there is a Michelin chef here!!!! It comes across as a house that has sadly lost its way during covid, a wonderful location but terrible cuisine and a lack of investment in essentials like garden lighting etc.. I hope they return to their former glory. In short its more of an average B and B than an exclusive hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Chiara S wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent 5 comfortable nights at Villa Armena. At our arrival we were positively surprised with a very kind room upgrade: the suite was beautifully decorated in all details and very spacious. The owners were super friendly and caring. We had dinner at their restaurant two nights in a row since the food was super. The location is spot on making it easy to access Siena, Montalcino and Montepulciano. Truly recommend a long stay!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BillKerrey wrote a review Mar 2020
Lerdo, Mexico5 contributions1 helpful vote
There are many structures in Italy that date back to 1100 and earlier. Some have been well restored and repurposed for the comfort of travellers who want to be surrounded by beauty, enriched with culture and treated like royalty. This is one of those properties. None of this could be possible without people: Helena, the architect of the project, her gracious husband and partner Eduardo and Laura, Eduardo's mother, a sommelier, great host and keeper of recipes I am trying to acquire. I registered for three days, stayed for five and left because I had other commitments. Location is ideal for the Brunello experience in Montalcino, the Pecorino cheese phenomenon of Pieza (look for the shop jammed with eager customers), the compelling hill town of Montepulciano and numerous other Tuscany villages, restaurants and lovely folks. Terrific value, very comfortable and well appointed interior design. The villa is in the beautiful hills just outside the pleasant town of Buonconvento.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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EviBi wrote a review Oct 2019
Greece10 contributions12 helpful votes
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We stayed at this amazing family hotel - villa for 3 nights! The place is so unbelievable nice, with a nice garden, and an amazing view. The owners were more than welcome to us, make us feel like home, with a smile and useful information for the area. The room was so beautiful and clean. MANY THANKS to the housekeep from Sri lanka who helped us with the luggages. He was so sweet and nice to us! The food was so tasty, we had dinner there 3 nights in the row and tried almost everything, soo tasty.. Many thanks to Jo the chef and to the waitress she was so happy person 😍 Thank you for making our vacation so nice.. Kisses from Greece and Germany
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John G wrote a review Aug 2019
Ware, United Kingdom123 contributions42 helpful votes
We stayed for three nights in the villa. This is a lovely country hotel with good facilities and a restaurant. The owners were very helpful and the staff were lovely. The facilities are good, including a great swimming pool. We ate in the restaurant each night and the service, food and drinks were excellent. If you visit I would recommend a car suitable for rough roads becasue there is a two mile road to the hotel that is pretty rough.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Richard B wrote a review Jul 2019
Carlinville, Illinois7 contributions1 helpful vote
A 5-star luxury hotel located on top of a hill with a beautiful view of the valley below. A formal hotel attitude which is different from an agriturismo's. Main drawback is the lack of maintenance of the gravel road leading up the hill to the property. Did enjoy our stay and do recommended it if you are looking for a hotel property.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Louise R wrote a review Jun 2019
Sydney, Australia26 contributions32 helpful votes
The property is lovely but poorly run. The family seem to try hard but are not professional. If it was a B & B it would rate as passable but the advertising promises much more and it does not deliver. The breakfast is awful, stale croissants, hard unripe fruit, bad coffee in cracked cups. Because coffee was so bad we wanted to make tea but were told we could not have an electric jug in the room and were given a jug of hot (warm) water.. The dirt road down to the parking area is quite treacherous and needs to be taken carefully. There is no porter. You get only two pillows. The air conditioning works but is noisy. It is nice lying by the pool but not good that they have the whipper snipper going while guests are paying to relax. They need to get a good manager in there to sort out all these issues. Overall very disappointing for such a nice property.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from edo7819, Proprietario at Villa Armena
Responded Jun 26, 2019
Dear Loiuse, thank you for your review. If I read your lovely comments I could assume that we just open the hotel yesterday. Instead we have now been in business for 7 years, we have won every single award the tourism industry offers, we have been featured on all the most important magazines, newspapers and TV shows related to tourism of the world and we were lucky enough to welcome as guests movie stars, TV stars, famous football/soccer players, and singers or rock bands. So you could tell us surely that you did not particularly enjoy our breakfast and we would not reply anything as it's down to personal taste and we are all different. So no issue there. But if you call us unprofessional with your zero experience in running an hotel then I'm sorry but that is totally unacceptable. Particularly as you can see by yourself how you belong to a very restricted group of people who did not enjoy their stay with us: 12 out of 400. Yes we are a family run business and we take great pride in it: if you were looking for an inpersonal place that would be totally the same whether you are in any corner of the world then I'm afraid you made the wrong choice. We are anything but standard or conventional. And that is why we are lucky enough to have every year so many people visiting us from all the corners of the world. And by the way: was my wife unprofessional when she helped you with your soar eye ? when she looked for an open pharmacy for you or for a doctor ? She could have just told you "go to the hospital I'll call you a taxi" instead she did everything she could to help you out. The truth is you were just looking for reasons to complaint like the toilet paper that "was not available in the room" and then you found it right in its place underneath the sink. But of course you did not see it. An before you starte searching for it you rushed down the stairs to tell us And exactly the same story happened again with the facial tissues. As per the pillows: not only you get all the pillows you want but inside the directory we have a menu with 7 different kind of pillows to choose from to meet anyone's need and taste when it comes to relaxing and unwinding. But of course this is another thing that you missed. Oh and the porter: his name is Rakita, he is a very pleasant and polite guy from Sri Lanka. And you meet him too so God only knows how can you say we have no porter. Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Italy. Edoardo
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Jörg wrote a review Jun 2019
Karlsruhe, Germany32 contributions35 helpful votes
We stayed at the Villa Armena for two nights during a trip around Tuscany. The foundation of the Villa is amazing, it has truly charming, beautiful interior and a fantastic setting. However, current operations are seriously lacking. The drive along a gravel road seems charming, but the road is in a bad condition, actually a risk to your car unless you have an SUV. The room was beautiful but the sink and the shower were clogged and smelling badly, there was no fridge, just a sign "we're sorry", three coat hangers but none for trousers, etc. The pool is unique but the maintenance guy apparently preferred to keep the water cleaning system open so there was always a loud noise in the background, breakfast was fine, dinner was mixed, likely as they have a very young cook who is there by himself. So overall it seems like an amazing place which is just not well managed and maintained.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$214 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of SienaBuonconvento
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Armena
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Armena?
Nearby attractions include Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore (2.0 miles), Borgo Medievale Cinto da Mura (2.4 miles), and Museo della Mezzadria (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Armena?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Armena?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Armena?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Armena?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Armena?
Conveniently located restaurants include Locanda Paradiso, Branduccio, and Osteria dei Briganti e dei Poeti.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Armena?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Armena?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Armena?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore (2.0 miles), Santa Cristina Archaeological Site (3.6 miles), and Torre a Bibbiano (0.7 miles).
Is Villa Armena accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.