Villa Armena Relais

Località Armena, Buonconvento, Italy

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18.5
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  • Rooms20
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service17
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

Nowhere does modern life blend so effortlessly into ancient atmospheres than in Italy, Tuscany in particular. You’ll find no end of examples, many of them in Tablet’s selection of ancient-meets-modern boutique hotels — though if you’re still unclear on the concept, Villa Armena, twenty minutes’ drive outside of Siena, is as clear an illustration as you could ask for.

It’s a late-Renaissance villa, established by a Sienese nobleman in the sixteenth century, and as for the estate, it’s pure classic Tuscany, cypress trees, olive groves and all. Though it lay abandoned for some time, its current owners undertook a painstaking restoration, and in its current form Villa Armena looks like it hasn’t aged a day — though the architecture and interiors are steeped in Renaissance history, it’s a living space, not a museum.

To that end, it incorporates some decidedly modern interventions. Bathrooms, for one thing, have come a long way in the last few centuries, and grafted onto these classic rooms and suites are some stunning modern baths: they’re clad in rough stone, below timbered ceilings, but outfitted with fixtures that’d look at home in any Milanese design boutique.

A certain mixture of new and old is found in the kitchen as well, where Luca Aprea oversees a restaurant that has hitched its wagon to the Slow Food movement and to “Kilometre 0” sourcing. It’s easier to eat well and eat local in Tuscany, of course, than just about anywhere else.

How to get there: Villa Armena is located 62 miles from Firenze-Peretola Airport (FLR), and 2 miles from the Buonconvento train station.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 10 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Check in is possible from 2 pm until 7 pm. In case of late arrival please advise the hotel via phone at +39 0577 808433. One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing beds. A crib can be provided on request and subject to availability at the additional cost of 30€ per night. *Children 3-12 years old will be charged an additional 50€ per night; extra bed will be provided on request and subject to availability. *Adults and children over the age of 12 will be charged an additional 100€ per night; extra bed will be provided on request and subject to availability. *Please note that some suites and junior suites can accommodate an extra bed on request. This cannot be guaranteed therefore if an extra bed is required please contact Customer Service to confirm that one is available.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Check in is possible from 2 pm until 7 pm. In case of late arrival please advise the hotel via phone at +39 0577 808433. One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing beds. A crib can be provided on request and subject to availability at the additional cost of 30€ per night. *Children 3-12 years old will be charged an additional 50€ per night; extra bed will be provided on request and subject to availability. *Adults and children over the age of 12 will be charged an additional 100€ per night; extra bed will be provided on request and subject to availability. *Please note that some suites and junior suites can accommodate an extra bed on request. This cannot be guaranteed therefore if an extra bed is required please contact Customer Service to confirm that one is available.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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