We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Villa Lena

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Palaia
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Villa Lena
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 20: English reviews
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This was a very special place indeed. The atmosphere, the people, the views and the incredible food! It really was a special moment in time. Its very family friendly, the staff are welcoming and kind and i felt right at home immediately.

Helpful?
Thank Sarah H
Giulia J, Manager at Villa Lena, responded to this review

Dear Sarah H, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review with us. We hope all of our guests traveling as a family feel the same level of comfort and welcome that you found ! We do hope that the next time your travels bring you back to Tuscany, we will have the joy to welcome you... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Villa Lena is pure bliss. The accommodations are fantastic, the staff beyond friendly, and the food was out of this world. They have a fabulous chef-in-residence that made some of the best food I have ever had. I cannot recommend enough!

Helpful?
Thank sarahjones4
Giulia J, Manager at Villa Lena, responded to this review

Dear Sarahjones, It’s always wonderful to hear from our first time guests. New eyes bring new expectations and we are thrilled to hear that we met yours. Your opinion is invaluable and we thank you for acknowledging our restaurant and the hard work and passion our Chef in residency are putting in it ! We look forward to have the... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Villa Lena is a magical place to visit. If your looking for the perfect contrast to a busy, stressful city life then this is the place to stay and be tickled by the beauty of nature, delicious food and ever flowing creativity. There is a diverse mix of interesting people to talk to and a family feel particularly by the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sunnysquintyminty
Giulia J, Manager at Villa Lena, responded to this review

Dear Sunny, What a lovely review. Thank you for choosing us for your recent stay. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and experienced all the great things that Villa lena has to offer. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards, Giulia J. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Villa Lena is an amazing place with great healthy food, very nice and interesting people (you are surrounded by artists) , very tasteful decorated apartments and facilities. In addition, the Villa is located very conveniently for day trips to Florence etc.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Sunnybunnylondon
Giulia J, Responsabile reception at Villa Lena, responded to this review

Dear Sunny, Thank you for your nice review on Villa Lena We do our best to ensure our guest have a beautiful stay and we are very glad that you appreciated our location, our restaurant and meeting our artists in residency. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back soon, Warm regards. Giulia J More 

El Salvador
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Our time at Villa Lena was just perfect, from the moment we arrived until our departure we were comfortable happy and felt very welcome. The property offers a beautiful diversity of walks, relaxing areas, inspiration and much more. We would advise everyone we know to visit. I know we will be back!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Harry T
Giulia J, Manager at Villa Lena, responded to this review

Dear Harry, We thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. Please be assured that your kind words will be shared with our team and will be much appreciated. We hope to welcome you in the future and please do not hesiate to contact us for any additional request , Kind regards, Giulia J... More 

Paris, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I love my stay at Villa Lena. I was in couple but I already want to come back with my children. The perfect mix between calm and trendy. I love the simplicity in the room like in a family house. A shoot of nature

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank justine7_06
Giulia J, Manager at Villa Lena, responded to this review

Dear Justine, Thank you for your beautiful review about Villa Lena ! We are very glad that you appreciated our location and the apartment you stayed in. We really hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon with your family . Warmest regards, Giulia J Hospitality Manager More 

Livigno, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I could not have been happier: it's a quintessential Tuscan mountaintop property, with elegantly updated classic architecture, talented artists in residence, engaging international hotel guests of varying ages with whom to share delicious meals. I extended my stay by several days, always enjoying the unpretentious, welcoming, stimulating, and relaxing ambiance and the truffle hunting, too.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Mirabelle007
Giulia J, Manager at Villa Lena, responded to this review

Dear Mirabelle, Thank you for your kind review in Villa lena. We are delighted you have a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for your appreciation of our restaurant and for acknowledging our artists in residency, we are always seeking to offer the perfect mix to our guest to feel stimulated and relaxed at the same time. We look forward... More 

Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

great service, fantastic food, beautiful & spacious rooms, lovely views and good for trips around Tuscany. excellent for people looking for a quiet hideaway in Italy, although apparently in the summer season it gets more lively:)

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Filip S
Giulia J, Manager at Villa Lena, responded to this review

Dear Filip, Thank you for your kind review of villa Lena. We are so pleased you discovered our property and it s great to hear that you like our apartments and our team. We look forward to welcome you back soon, Best wishes Giulia J Hospitality Manager More 

London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I had picked up on Villa Lena through Social Media last year and had been wanting to go there for some time. All the coverage in the media and the images looked breathtaking and certainly something I needed to go and see! Although a friend of mine, who went there last year, had advised me against going, I couldn't imagine... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
2 Thank Mariella C
Philippe H, Responsable relations publiques at Villa Lena, responded to this review

Dear Mariella, Thank you for your review on the tripadvisor and your feedback. We take clients' feedback seriously as we always strive to improve, and we thank you for your candid review. We are sorry to hear that your gluten intolerance wasn't noted - as a matter of fact, we do have gluten free option in the kitchen, and thank... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We had a lovely time at villa Lena - but so wish it was as good as it could be. The problem is essentially that it's under managed. From the maintenance - mouldy shower cubicles - to the cultivating of acceptable behaviour - smoking dope around the pool at 11.00 in the morning while toddlers potter around - to the... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank Mark G
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

51 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (32)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (19)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Palaia
3.8 mi away
Fattoria di Colleoli
Fattoria di Colleoli
#1 of 2 in Palaia
4.5 of 5 stars 32 reviews
7.0 mi away
Agriturismo Santo Pietro
Agriturismo Santo Pietro
#1 of 2 in Capannoli
4.5 of 5 stars 52 reviews
23.4 mi away
Villa Bordoni
Villa Bordoni
#1 of 19 in Greve in Chianti
5.0 of 5 stars 456 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.6 mi away
Hotel La Tabaccaia
Hotel La Tabaccaia
#2 of 10 in Montaione
4.5 of 5 stars 151 reviews
3.7 mi away
Borgo Di Colleoli Resort Tuscany
2.6 mi away
Antica Dimora Leones
Antica Dimora Leones
#2 of 7 in Palaia
4.5 of 5 stars 46 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Lena is a new kind of retreat where guests can find cutting edge contemporary culture in the midst of wild nature, where food is locally grown and produced, where design is vintage and original, where children and adults can find adventures in the wilderness, as well as enjoy the beauty and serenity of the lush Tuscan hills. Set on an estate sprawling over 500 hectares of stunning woodland, olive groves and vineyards, filled with extraordinary fauna and wildlife, it holds a number of buildings, which are used for the hotel and artist residency. The heart of the property is the Villa, built at the end of the 18th century by a local family, the Ferrini Del Frate. The hotel houses an artist residency where multidisciplinary creative talent can work for a period of two months, collaborate with other residents, mingle with hotel guests and take part in Villa Lena's life. The rooms and the common areas at Villa Lena are designed by Paris based Clarisse Demory with an emphasis on easy chic. Spaces are filled with vintage pieces and recycled furniture. As a result, each room has its own unique look with art pieces produced in the artist 's village by the past residents. Guests are invited to rent apartments or houses which are spread over the estate. Fattoria, an ancient stable was remodeled into apartments with high ceilings, terraces and tall fireplaces. San Michele is right by the central pool and proposes single rooms for a more budget stay. Renacchi is set within 10 minute walking distance from the heart of the property and is ideal for a family holiday. Stento and Stentino are two separate houses with a shared pool and good 15 minutes walk from the center. Centrally located, the restaurant and the main pool have great views over the rugged Tuscan hills and rolling fields during the daytime, and music, dancing and parties during hot summer evenings. Villa Lena has a special approach to food, something to enjoy and take at heart. Vegetables, fruits and herbs are grown on site as much as possible and outsourced from the best local organic producers. Villa Lena runs a small shop in the reception presenting unique collaborations. Through working with the artists in residence and best craftsmen in the area, Villa Lena establishes a line of commissioned objects. You can also purchase the estate's homemade olive oil and wine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Lena

Address: Via Comunale di Toiano, 42, Palaia, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Palaia
Price Range: $199 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
Villa Lena Palaia, Tuscany, Italy
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing