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“Charming Villa in the Siena countryside” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aia Mattonata Relais
Ranked #1 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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The Woodlands, Texas
2 reviews
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“Charming Villa in the Siena countryside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Aia Mattonata was recommended by friends and we are so glad they had availability on our dates. I understand they are fully booked many months in advance. Mario & Elizabetta are dream owners of the unique B&B/spa retreat. Besides, becoming instant friends, they sent us to the best restaurants in Siena for dinner and the best wineries in the area. I know we had a much better experience than if we had stayed in a hotel in Siena. The view from the terrace overlooks vineyards throughout the rolling hills with the city of Siena visible at the top of the tallest hill. Amazing! Plan to spend a lot of time just hanging out on the terrace with a bottle of wine enjoying the sunset! One night we brought back cheeses, meats, breads to have a simple dinner in the inviting dining room. Mario insisted on setting the table for us. The dining room is stocked with complimentary drinks and snacks at all times. It's like being at home but someone is cleaning and cooking your breakfast. The day we had to leave, we were up quite early and Natalina got our cappuccinos while she was busy preparing the breakfast buffet (which was delicious!) Of 5 hotels during our Italy vacation, we slept the best here. The bedding is great! When we return to Tuscany, we will definitely chose this charming villa tucked away in the hills outside Siena.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear Kww55,
thank you for your very positive feedback following your stay with us.
We are pleased to read that you had a good experience at Aia Mattonata and that you felt like at home.
This is our goal!
So nice to hear that you loved the view and the garden and that maybe we will have the pleasure to welcome you again.
Warm regards
Elisabetta & Mario
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed here for three days at the start of our honeymoon in Siena. Aia Mattonata is gloriously relaxed, genuinely friendly and outstandingly located. The owners - Mario and Elisabetta - could not have done more to help and the breakfast was heaven, wonderful breads, ham, cheese, figs from the garden and coffee to satisfy even the fussiest of consumers (my new husband). Wonderful in all respects. If you're planning a trip to Siena or the surrounding countryside - stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear Siannewman,
thank you for your positive review on the site.
We are so glad that you spent part of your honeymoon with us and that you enjoyed your stay at Aia Mattonata.
So pleased to read that our breakfast was heaven, we like to serve fresh products and the best choice of ham and cheese.
Homemade bread is a must for us!
All the best for the future and we hope you will consider to come back at Aia Mattonata for another special occasion.
Warm regards
Elisabetta & Mario
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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Upon arriving at the Aia Mattonatta Relais we were welcomed by Mario and his son Victor to their absolutely beautiful B&B in the Siena countryside. Our immediate reaction was to the peacefulness of the location.The views of the olive groves and the surrounding gardens are lovely. The rooms are large and are very comfortable, each having a different view of the countryside dependant on the location of your room. If you are looking for a location to relax and that is a good central location to other areas to travel to by car then this is the perfect spot. It is very evident that both Mario and Elisabetta and staff take great pride in their B&B, as well to making sure that the guests are accommodated in any way. The breakfast in the morning was always fresh and plentiful. In talking with Mario and Elisabetta it is important that the food in season is local...so local in fact that a lot of it comes from their own garden and trees on their property..the tomatoes, melons, fresh handmade breads and figs were such a treat. Natalina was always welcoming with a smile and a great cup of cappuccino to greet you in the morning. They were so helpful with maps, directions, restaurant reservations and or any other requests you may have. Their knowledge of Siena and the surrounding area was more than appreciated. As a first time traveller to Italy this was indeed very important and extremely helpful. It was such a pleasure meeting Mario, Elisabetta, Victor, Natalina and of course Rhuna. I would highly recommend the Aia Mattonata. Thank you to all for your welcoming kindness. Kim and Scott, Kitchener ON, Canada

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Krudy2013
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear Kim and Scott,
thank you for your review following your recent stay with us.
We are very proud of our small jewel and we do like to look after our guests.
We are pleased you liked your room, the view, the location and our breakfast : the best way to start the days is to drink our cappuccino and Natalina is always happy to offer another one!
We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again at Aia Mattonata.
Warm regards
Elisabetta & Mario
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maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

As soon as we arrived at Aia Mattonata, the hospitality was overwhelming. Elisabetta and Mario are excellent hosts. They are truly passionate about sharing their gorgeous villa with each and every guest. Our room was immaculate, impeccably decorated with fantastic views of Siena and the surrounding countryside. The terrace is breathtaking. We enjoyed it so much that we stayed in most evenings eating alfresco with local wine, cheeses and meats. Breakfast is served on the terrace with fresh fruit, meats and cheeses, eggs and sweets, the coffee is excellent. Elisabetta and Mario have a very special spot and we appreciated all of their attention to detail. Mario was kind enough to take us into Siena on a couple of occasions and restaurant recommendations were excellent. Aia Mattonata was the highlight of our Italian vacation and we look forward to our next stay. Thank you for making Siena so special to us.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank love2travel324
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear love2travel324,
thank you for your positive comment following your stay with us.
We are so glad to read that you had beautiful time at Aia Mattonata and that Siena is now special for you.
Our goal is to make sure that every guest feels like at home and receives the best service that we can provide.
We are delighted when we read such a beautiful review!
Thank you again.
Warm regards
Elisabetta & Mario
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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Elisabetta and Mario as well as their help Natalina made us feel at home in their beautiful, spotless villa just outside of the walls of Siena from the moment we drove into their gated parking area . It was very refreshing and relaxing to stay at this private B&B after all the hotels. Our upstairs room was spacious and beautiful decorated with views over the Tuscany hills. The bathroom and shower was outstanding with all the amenities of a six star hotel. The terrace has a fabulous view of Siena and the hillside towns. There is a pool, spa and lounges to enjoy while sipping your wine and enjoying the view. We stayed for three days and did not want to leave. We even had a beautiful Tuscan kitchen, that we could use to eat in after our private wine tour with "Tourscany", Corado, which Mario arranged for us. The kitchen was fully stocked with snacks, beer and drinks for the guests to enjoy at no extra charge. If you are planning a trip to Tuscan we highly recommend this B&B villa. It is very close to Siena, and if you have a car it is easy to park, take a cab or drive and park at the public underground parking lot with escalators up to Siena. But plan to stay longer than 3 days you will enjoy it much more.

Room Tip: The room was very spacious and beautiful decorated with views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear ChristinaM,
thank you for your lovely feedback.
We are pleased you liked our B&B, you appreciated all the little extras and the amenities we provide.
We are glad to hear that you felt like at home, your home far from home!
We do hope you will visit us once again in the future.
Warm regards
Elisabetta & Mario
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Eynsford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Great place and lovely owners who couldn't be more helpful. The villa is situated with lovely views and yet so close to the city. Aia Mattonata is not an opulent hotel, but a comfortable guest house, the owners live next door but are always on hand to recommend good restaurants or shopping tips. We would definitely return if in the area.

Room Tip: Definitely upstairs overlooking the valley, although rooms facing the road are not noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear Stephen I,
thank you for taking the time to post a review on the site.
We are so pleased that your experience at Aia Mattonata was positive and that you are planning to come back to Siena.
Looking forward to meeting you again, warm regards
Elisabetta & Mario
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Elisabetta & Mario were great, extremely helpful and caring. They were helping us with everything they could. Recommended amazing restaurants around the property...
The property is wonderfully situated with a beautiful view of Sienna - we were less than 10 mins drive from Sienna center, which was perfect as its better to live in the country side with the actual view!!! Beautiful property and very well maintained. Room was very spacious and clean.
We will definitely come again to Aia Mattonata Relais if we come back to Sienna.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GrishmaD
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear GrishmaD,
thank you very much for your kind words and your positive comment following your stay at Aia Mattonata.
We do really hope you wil come again in Siena.
Warm regards
Elisabetta & Mario
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Property: Aia Mattonata Relais
Address: Strada del Ceraiolo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
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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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