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Hotel Villa Elda
Ranked #13 of 40 Hotels in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Its the place you always hear your friends brag about. How the rooms were all about comfort and design detail. How the breakfast room had the best croissants you've ever had. And the staff? What's not to like. Oh and then there's the quiet little walled garden where you sit and sip your cappuccino after a hard day at the Duomo. And, just a short scenic stroll to town.

Room Tip: Room in the front with a sweeping view of the Duomo
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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VillaElda1, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Elda, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2013

Dear Guests,
We are very happy that Villa Elda was just what you were looking for, thank you from all of us for your original and wonderful review.
Looking forward to welcoming you again here in Siena, we send you our best regards.

Tamara
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Villa Elda for two nights during our October 2013 25th Wedding anniversary tour of Italy. Siena is now our favorite place we have ever visited, just a beautiful city with such a cool peaceful aura. We were welcomed by Ricardo and Tamara who are the most polite, helpful and nice-est people (and they run a tip-top place!). The Villa is very clean and in a nice neighborhood and was our favorite place to stay on our entire Italy trip. The owner Mrs. Elda was so gracious and treated us to a memorable bottle of champagne for our anniversary. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND staying here if you visit Siena, you will love this place. We can't wait to come-back!

Room Tip: ask for a room with a view, the view of Siena is amazing!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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VillaElda1, Proprietario at Hotel Villa Elda, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2013

Dear Guests,
thank you for your wonderful review!
We are very happy that Siena and Villa Elda were your favorite places during your Italian trip and that you enjoyed your stay here.
Riccardo and Tamara thank you for the nice compliments and together with Mrs. Elda hope to welcome you and your family again here for your next anniversary.
Warmest regards

Mrs. Elda, Tamara & Riccardo

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Villa Elda for one night in October 2013. It's only a short taxi ride from the train station, so it is easy to get to if you are travelling by train. The place itself is beautiful and charming, and it is tucked away in a nice neighborhood. The room was wonderfully spacious and clean, as was the bathroom. Small shower, but that was the norm for our trip around Italy. I'd have to say we might have had the best night's sleep on our trip in this room, as the bed was very comfortable. The location of the Villa is excellent as well, as it is only a short, easy walk into the town center. We weren't on the side of the building with the priceless views, but we could see some of the town from our window. The staff were helpful and friendly as well, and were happy to call for a dinner reservation the night we arrived and a taxi on the morning we left. The only negative for this stay was the breakfast. Even by Italian standards it was pretty skimpy and not well done. Also, the cappuccino machine made possibly the worst cup of coffee my wife and I have ever had. I'm not sure if the girl who worked there and made it for us pressed a wrong button or something, but it was completely undrinkable. Normally we wouldn't care and we would just go get one in town anyways, but we were travelling several hours by train that day and didn't have that option (which left us disappointed). Regardless, this is a minor point, and overall this place was excellent. We would love to come back to Siena and spend more time here, and when we do, we will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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VillaElda1, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Elda, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Dear Guests,
thank you for remembering us with your review.
We are very happy that you liked Villa Elda, its position and the spacious and clean room. Thanks also from the Staff for your nice compliments.
We are very sorry for the inconvenient of the coffee during breakfast, probably there was something wrong with the coffee that the supplier sent us.
But we are very happy that you would like to come back to Villa Elda and we look forward to welcoming you again and offer you a better coffee.
Best regards

Tamara

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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 reviewResponded 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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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.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the church and pay extra if needed. It is worth it!
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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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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Address: Viale XXIV 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: $118 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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