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“Wonderful Staff and Owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Villa Elda

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Hotel Villa Elda
Ranked #14 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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“Wonderful Staff and Owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

The family and staff went over the top to accomodate my husband and I and make our trip that much more enjoyable. We were first welcomed warmly by Ricardo. He immediately recommended what we should see and do in Siena and told us about winery tours north and south of Siena. He told us he would be happy to make any reservations we needed for restaurants and/or wineries. Barbara was just as kind and helpful as Ricardo. Tamara went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. We wanted to sit out in the garden a couple of times during our stay to enjoy some wine and snacks we had purchased. She immediately put cushions out on the chairs, put everything on a tray for us, and proceeded to bring out a candle for us to enjoy while we were drinking and eating without us even prompting her. The owner, Mrs. Elda, was just as gracious. It rained one day and she made sure we both had umbrellas so we wouldn't get wet. We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it to all travelers to Siena.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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VillaElda1, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Elda, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you for the lovely words you had for Mrs. Elda, Barbara, Riccardo and me.
We are all very happy that you appreciate Villa Elda, its position, the garden and all that we do to make our Guests feel comfortable. This is the greatest satisfaction we have from our job.
We sincerely hope to welcome you again at Villa Elda in the future.
Best regards

Tamara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

One look out the open second floor window at Hotel Villa Elda and we knew we weren't in Minnesota. My wife sent a picture to Facebook with no caption and immediately everyone wanted to know where we were. The picture she took was better than the postcard we bought later to send to the office. We loved Siena and the Hotel Villa Elda was the perfect location for enjoying it. Just 2 blocks from the Stadia and across a deep ravine from San Domenica. The old city was always in view and the walk was short and enjoyable. The Hotel was wonderful. Good room and great staff. They made our dinner reservations and we loved each selection. The only negative experience we had was listening to a fellow Americano couple complain that the espresso machine at breakfast didn't make enough to fill their cup. Later they seemed a little jittery. I can't imagine why. Their was a Contrada celebration for the Onda district each night and we enjoyed the music as we returned to the hotel and went to bed. We will definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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VillaElda1, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Elda, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you for the beautiful words you had for Villa Elda.
We are happy that you enjoyed the wonderful and unique view of the old city of Siena from the window of your room and all the dinner recommendations we gave you.
We hope to welcome you again here at Villa Elda in the future and we send you our best regards.

Tamara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

My wife and I traveled for three weeks in Italy recently, including a couple of days in Siena. I wish we'd stayed there longer. While it's a popular city, it doesn't have the crush of crowds like Rome, Florence and Venice, but it's a beautiful city with plenty of sights to see, good restaurants, culture and art. Luckily for Siena's city center, it had it's hey day and then became somewhat frozen in time, when Florence became the region's power house. Consequently it's a delight just to walk around the streets and see the wonderful Gothic architecture.

The Hotel Villa Elda was a very good choice to stay. It's a little bit on the edge, more in a residential area, but it's just a short walk into the city center, if you're in reasonable shape. The hotel is very nice, the rooms well kept and clean, the heating - or in our case air conditioning - functioned well, the breakfast was tasty and the staff very helpful. The owner was frequently present and made sure that the things were operating smoothy, which is always a good sign.

I'd imagine you can pay more for a hotel with more amenities, but if you're the kind of vacationer where you're out of your room most of the day, and want a pleasant place to return to in the evening and rest up for the next day's adventures, this is a good choice and for Italy, reasonably priced for what you get.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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VillaElda1, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Elda, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you very much for your great review!
We are very happy that you liked our beautiful city Siena and also Villa Elda, thank you for all your compliments.
We hope to welcome you here again to enjoy more the city and the quiet atmosphere of Villa Elda.
Best regards

Tamara
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Madrid, España
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

The first thing I want to highlight about the Villa Elda is the excellent staff that works there. They are efficient, kind and always ready to help you with a smile. When we arrived in the evening we were exhausted from a long trip and unfortunately had a little trouble navigating our arrival since we were unable to find a taxi from the station and ended up walking from the nearest place we could find a bus to. Barbara was there waiting for us and made us feel at home and welcomed immediately. She also recommended a small restaurant for us to have dinner at (Il Biondo) with modest prices and delicious food. The simplest and best meal we had in Tuscany! All of the staff was incredibly friendly and so helpful!

Although out of the center it was a quick 10 minute walk and I loved this quiet area. The garden is nice and it was a welcomed change to wake to the sound of chirping birds instead of honking horns!

The weather didn't allow for a garden breakfast but I can imagine it must be lovely.The breakfast is simple but very fair. I was happy there was fruit. The room was clean and the bed comfortable (except for the pillows which were very flat). Again, the staff is wonderful, even called a taxi to come pick us up for the train station and made dinner reservations for us both nights we spent there. Thank you!

I would've liked to have had another chair in the room since it was spacious enough to have one, just a small chair at the desk didn't feel as cozy as I would've liked. Everything was very clean.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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VillaElda1, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Elda, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you very much for you great review.
We are very happy that you appreciated the Staff, we always do our best to help and meet the expectations of our Guests. Thank you very much from us.
We hope to welcome you again here at Villa Elda in the future and we send you our best regards.

Riccardo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We spent two nights at the Hotel Villa Elda and loved it. The staff were wonderful, the breakfast fine (not great, but fine) and the room was charming. We enjoyed being a bit away from the hubbub, but a delightful walk to the main square, dining, etc. In fact, walking around Siena is a big part of the charm of the place, so staying where you were "forced" to do so was perfect. As everyone says, it's like staying in a home (but we never felt a like of privacy, as is sometimes the case at B&Bs versus hotels). Very clean. Very nice.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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VillaElda1, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Elda, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you for your very nice review.
We are happy that you enjoyed the pleasant walk from the city center and staying a bit far from the hubbub in a quiet residential area, where Villa Elda is located.
Thank you also for the compliments to the Staff and the rooms.
We hope to have you as our Guests again in the future.
Best regards

Tamara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We only had one night in Siena, and after doing a little exploring, we realized it was nowhere near enough time to appreciate a lovely city.
Staying at villa Elda was a bonus. It is well located, just far enough away from the noisy city but close enough to walk. The room was clean. The breakfast was all we needed. The staff ,friendly, helpful, funny, informative and impressive in their language skills.
If we ever went back (which I hope we do) I would stay here again. So would recommend this villa to anyone that wants a lovely place to stay in Siena .
Thank you
The Australian girls
Kris & Bron

  • Stayed September 2013
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VillaElda1, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Elda, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear guests,
thank you so much for the great review.
We are glad that you felt at your home here at Villa Elda ; thank you again for the compliments you have done to all of the staff and about the structure of the villa.
Looking forward to welcoming you in our wonderful Siena, i send you my
Best regards,
Riccardo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Villa Elda is where you want to stay in Siena. A 10-minute walk to the old city, but located in a quiet neighborhood in a tree-lined street of family homes, it is contemporary convenience with style and location. The staff - all English-speaking - are exceptionally helpful and attentive, offering updated information on trains, bus connections, opening and closing hours for attractions, and the best place for on-the-road travelers to launder clothing (the OndaBlu, just off the Campo). My husband and I thought Siena was a jewel of a city and the Villa Elda is the crown jewel. Our room sparkled it was so clean, the bathroom was huge, and the breakfasts were remarkably generous. Stay here!

Room Tip: Everyone focuses on rooms 22 and 23, which we understand offer the best views of the Duomo. Our tip...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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VillaElda1, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Elda, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you for the beautiful words for Villa Elda.
The Staff and the owners are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here and hope that you will come back on your next trip.
Best regards

Tamara
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Property: Hotel Villa Elda
Address: Via Ventiquattro Maggio 10, 53100, Siena, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Siena
#5 Romantic Hotel in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Elda 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This wonderful XIX century building has always belonged to the same family who manage it. Recently restored, Villa Elda has maintained its liberty style in every single detail whose colours, create a serene and comfortable atmosphere.. The hotel position permits a wide panoramic view on the old town centre. Either from the windows of many rooms, or from the magnificent attic terrace it is possible to enjoy a 360 degree scenery of the town and the surrounding country. ... more   less 
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