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6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Arezzo, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany

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Armelle67
London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely villa in beautiful grounds”
Reviewed August 25, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

VIlla Carda is a beautiful looking villa set within 4/5acres ofgrounds with an unobstruted view of the Tuscan hills. There are many plus points for the villa and only a few negatives or even perhaps picky points to make.
On the plus side
All bedrooms ensuite and decorated to a high standard, all bathrooms super clean and plenty of hot water.
Outside eating terrace really lovely, ate most meals here, although did need to carry extra table up to terrace from garden to seat thirteen people but no issue.
KItchen fairly well equipped just a little lacking in preparation areas but used the kitchen table rather than have anyone eat there.
Pool kept clean with aid of trusty pool robot and cover each night and shaded area at far end of pool a welcome releif from the mid day sun.
Garden huge, and hilly, sloping down away from villa. plenty big enough to practise golf swings, play football and walk/run pretty large laps around inside perimetre.
Paid €40 per head for 4course meal prepared at the villa by local lady and her assistant and it was really good, especially the starters and homemade pasta courses. They were very happy to accomodate two of us who wanted fish not meat for main course so all were happy that night and no washing up!
There is a small wine celler that you can purchase from,however we bought our wine from the supermarkets as there was obviously more choice.
Antonio the owner and his son Andrea who runs the business are very friendly and welcoming.
Ok picky points...
The pool was a little cold and perhaps made even cooler when it was topped up for a few hours mid week with freezing mains water. this didn't stop the kids going in the pool the day after but they didn't stay in too long!
We hadn't expected the owners to visit the villa daily, this didnt bother me personally but a few of our party found this a little intrusive and thought maybe every other day might have been better.
The spa area was new, however the jacuzzi although meant to be for four people could only take two without overflowing and even with two people seem to leak needing towels to mop up the water. Also it did cost €50 for the electricity for the spa and perhaps this as a good will gesture should be included in the rental price.
The villa in August did get very warm inside as there are no fans, infact we bought two stand up fans for €18 each at the excellent Ipercoop in Arezzo and left them at the villa for future guests to use. Also there is a pretty good size coop in Bibbiena that is closer than driving back to Arezzo for supplies.
WE got two scorpians in the master bedroom downstairs, Antonio assured us they were harmless and it was easy to dispose of them. Tip, scorpians hate lavender and Antonio has masses of lavender growing in his garden so we spread it over the bathroom floors and no more scorpians and beautiful smelling bathrooms!!!
So all in all, we would love to stay at Villa Carda again and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from a busy life and wake up to beautiful scenery every morning.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Nothing really
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2011
Thank you for the nice review about my villa! I really appreciate that you have dedicated some of your personal time to write it. I'm sorry you are not totally satisfied about some points, especially when you refer to my presence at the villa. I know how much important is the privacy for our guests. For this reason i try to limit at minimum my presence (1-2 hours at maximum in the early morning). The nice and well curated park in Villa Carda requires a lot of attentions. Also the swimming pool requires some attention in order to be always clean. These are the reasons of my minimal presence at the villa. Yes, when the water level is too low and i have to add some new and fresh water the temperature in the swimming pool is not properly warm, but only for few hours.
Anyway thanks again for your review and tips.
Andrea Franceschini
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chocolate...
UK
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Luxury 5* villa in beautiful Tuscan countryside”
Reviewed June 17, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

I booked this villa for my family as it was good value for a 6 bedroom villa (compared to other parts of Tuscany) and had excellent reviews. We were not disappointed. Each of the bedrooms were individually styled and the bathrooms were modern & contemporary with toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Because of the design of the house, each couple had their own privacy which was perfect when together for a week. The gardens were well-kept and huge, perfect for the kids to run around safely and explore. The pool was a hit with all of us, and we were lucky to have amazing weather for the whole week to make use of it. The villa even has a wellness centre which we would probably have used more had the weather not been as sunny! Finally, but by no means least, the owners were lovely. Andrea and his father Antonio went out of their way to make our stay perfect. We would go back in a second if given the opportunity!

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Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed August 26, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: Prachtige tuin
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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