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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Perfect Hotel in Every Way.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aia Mattonata Relais

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Aia Mattonata Relais
Ranked #1 of 40 Hotels in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Franklin, ma
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect Hotel in Every Way.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

My sisters and I had the pleasure of staying at the Aia Mottanata Relais in April. The entire experience was 5 stars. Elisebetta and Mario are the best hosts anyone could ask for. All you had to do was mention to Mario where you want to go, and he had maps and restaurants all picked out for you in the morning...Fantastic!! The breakfast was terrific and the view was amazing. Elisebetta is so charming and sweet that we wanted her to be the 4th sister. Runa the dog was so much fun to play with. The beds were super comfortable and the bathroom was large with all the amenities you would need. I can't say enough about Aia Mottanata Relias. Don't think twice about staying there..perfect in every way.

Room Tip: We had the 2 room suite. Perfect.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank RealtyExpert
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear RealtyExpert,
thank you for taking the time to post your lovely feedback on Aia Mattonata following your recent stay.
We are delighted to hear that you liked the location, found the service excellent, the breakfast terrific and our rooms comfortable.
Elisabetta would like to be your fourth sister, so she could spend more time chatting with you !!!!
Warmest regards
Elisabetta & Mario
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

656 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    628
    21
    6
    1
    0
See reviews for
56
505
7
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (84)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Beijing
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

We've just spent two great days in Siena and Florence, and Aia Mattonata and its owners Elisabetta and Mario were a major reason for that. The place is awesome, ideal for spending a few tranquil days in an extremely beautiful landscape.

In addition to all the positives that already have been said below, the two were extremely helpful when we left our car keys in the locked trunk. Thanks to their organisational talent and help, we were on our way again and able to continue our holidays within three hours!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Christo02
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear Christo2,
first of all, thank you very much for your review.
We have been very happy to be able to help you and that you have been able to continue your holidays without troubles!
We are looking forward to meeting you in Siena again!
Elisabetta & Mario
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Milwaukeee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

What a wonderful place to relax. This country retreat is only a few minutes from Siena but yet you feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of tourists. Hosts could not have been nicer or more helpful. If we ever get back to Siena this would be our only choice but for a longer stay. Our short stay just made us wish for more. Beautiful setting and hotel was perfect. Thank you Mario and Elisabetta for making our stay the best part of our 16 days in Italy.

Hope to see you again one day.

Mike and Janice

Room Tip: Room facing Siena
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Janice K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear Mike and Janice,
thank you for leaving us a beautiful review on Tripadvisor.
We are delighted to hear that your stay at Aia Mattonata has been the best part of your trip in Italy.
We do hope to welcome you again in Siena, of course for a longer stay!
Warmest regards
Elisabetta & Mario
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We were 4 long-time friends having a reunion vacation for 6 days, indulging in the magical escape that Tuscany could offer. Aia Mattonata is the most charming and authentic vacation resort one could dream of having with all the requirements of comfort provided with taste and elegance. Set in the beautiful and peaceful Tuscany countryside, away from the tourist clutter, yet conveniently close to most attractions of the area, wine tasting and other Italian gastronomical experiences, Florence's art and history, not to forget the beauty of little medieval towns such as sienna and others in the vicinity. Our hosts Mario and Elizabetha's friendly and warm hospitality makes Aia Mattonata an unforgettable experience that we sure want to visit again. For once, this is a hotel that delivers the experience it promised in promotional pictures, in fact you don't get any bad surprises, only good ones that exceed your expectation!

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Zeina M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear Zeina,
thank you very much for your kind words following your stay at Aia Mattonata.
We delighted that you spent memorable days with us and that you are thinking to visit Siena again.
With our kindest regards
Elisabetta & Mario
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Aia Mattonata! The views of the city and Tuscan countryside from Aia Mattonata were breathtaking. The rooms, breakfast, the pool, and even their dog Runa were all a delight...but the true charm of this lovely villa should be credited to the owners Mario and Elisabetta. From the moment i booked our stay, the communication was excellent. I had to make a change to my reservation and wanted to pre schedule a transfer to Florence, and everything was handled seamlessly and quickly. They had loads of advice for how to spend our days, where to eat, and what to see... They truly want you to enjoy your stay. Mario and Elisabetta go that extra mile and Elisabetta was such joy to talk with! All the positive reviews of Aia Mattonata are spot on! I only hope I can return some day.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank baygirl95
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear baygirl95,
Thank you for your lovely feedback on your experience at Aia Mattonata.
It is so nice to hear that you hope to return some day.
We do like to help our guests to enjoy their stay in Tuscany and we do like to spend time talking with them.
Looking forward to meeting you in Siena
Kind regards
Elisabetta & Mario
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

I am not sure what else we could have expected from our visit, it was nearly perfect. The owners, Mario and Elisabetta, were kind and gracious hosts. We wanted to stay just outside of Sienna to be able to access the city quickly while being able to relax in the Tuscan countryside. The rooms were beautifully appointed, the breakfast every morning was extensive with fresh fruits, juices, breads, eggs, cheeses, meats, cereals, etc. It was disappointing the rest of our trip not waking up to such a spread! We enjoyed the property and surrounding area so much, we decided to skip sightseeing for a day and went for a bike ride (they even provided bikes) and then just relaxed around the pool and grounds. If I could choose between here and a Ritz Carlton, i would pick here every time. The owners care for their guests and attention to detail made all of the difference. We can't wait to return for the horse race one of these years!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ryon S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear Ryon S,
thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on your stay at Aia Mattonata . We are so glad to know that you are planning to come back in Italy and in Siena for the Palio horse race.
It will be a pleasure to welcome you and to introduce you to the atmosphere of this incredible manifestation.
With kind regards
Elisabetta & Mario
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Hospitality beyond compare. After a road trip along the Chianti Trail, my husband and I spent 1night at this heavenly spot just outside Siena. Sipping chilled prosecco on the patio with an incredible vista of Siena was idyllic. Too bad we had made other plans and were only able to spend a night in a beautifully decorated room with all the amenities needed! Breakfast the next morning outside was a great way to start any day. Mario + Elisabetta are hosts without compare!!! We will return. Mille grazie!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Maureen W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear Maureen,
thank you very much for your kind review.
We hope to welcome you again for a longer stay at Aia Mattonata.
Kind regards
Elisabetta & Mario
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Siena hotels
1.5 mi away
Palazzo di Valli
Palazzo di Valli
#2 of 40 in Siena
4.5 of 5 bubbles 626 reviews
1.8 mi away
Hotel Athena
Hotel Athena
#5 of 40 in Siena
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,065 reviews
2.3 mi away
Grand Hotel Continental
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.8 mi away
Palazzo Ravizza
Palazzo Ravizza
#4 of 40 in Siena
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,348 reviews
3.7 mi away
Sangallo Park Hotel
3.0 mi away
Hotel Garden
Hotel Garden
#11 of 40 in Siena
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,968 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Aia Mattonata Relais? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Aia Mattonata Relais

Property: Aia Mattonata Relais
Address: Strada del Ceraiolo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
Phone Number:
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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Siena
#2 Family Hotel in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, HotelsClick and Priceline so you can book your Aia Mattonata Relais reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Aia Mattonata Relais Hotel Siena

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