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“very nice place, maybe not "the most romantic in Italy" but definitively worth a stay”

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Aia Mattonata Relais
Ranked #1 of 40 Hotels in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
Aci Castello, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
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“very nice place, maybe not "the most romantic in Italy" but definitively worth a stay”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I got to this relais because of its excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. It rates as "4th most romantic place in the world" and most romantic in Italy.. I don't know if I can agree with that, but it's most certainly a very nice place, with beautiful views over the Siena's countryside and very warm management. If you don't expect to be "in the most romantic place in Italy", it's definitively worth a stay

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Dear DarioCuon,
thank you so much for your comment about your stay with us and for your kind words.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit!
Warm regards,
Elisabetta & Mario
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Imagine a house surrounded by the exuberant landscape of the Tuscan countryside with access to everything that a 5 star hotel gives. Add to that the better receptivity and attention to details that make you feel like home and not just on vacation. That is Aia Mattonata, a second home with true friends who are there to help you with everything, from giving indications of restaurants, unbelievable sightseeing, good conversation, beautiful and unique gestures. Truly a unique, magical place!

We can’t forget Runa, the most amazing dog on Earth!

We stayed for 4 days on March 2014 and were delighted with the whole experience. If you come to Siena and want to make this trip unforgettable as it was for us, this is the right place!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear felipek,
thank you so much for your outstanding review, for your kind words and for the beautiful photos you have posted.
We are delighted to read that you felt at home, your second home in Italy with true friends! Including Runa of course.
We are so pleased that during your stay with us you felt welcomed and cared and we do hope we will be able to welcome you again in Siena.
All the best for the future and warmest regards.
Elisabetta & Mario
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Huntingburg, Indiana
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Our recent stay at the Aia Mattonata was beyond our expectations. The rooms were extremely comfortable, clean and very inviting. The hosts Mario, Elisabetta and their staff went above and beyond to make sure our every need was met. Breakfast each day was fresh, tasty and very plentiful. Our stay couldn't have been more perfect. The free Wifi and mini-bar were also nice added amenities. Perfect place to stay to visit the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Our 3 night stay at this property was the highlight of our 10 day trip, we wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear AngelafromEvansville,
how delightful to hear that the highlight of your holiday was Aia Mattonata ! We are so pleased that you felt the room comfortable, clean and very inviting and that you enjoyed the breakfast and our service.
Thank you for your very kind words and we do hope to welcome you again in Siena.
Warm regards,
Elisabetta & Mario
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed here for three nights and are absolutely touched by the warmth displayed by Mario, Elizabetta and their staff. They made sure everything was perfect and your needs are fully taken care of. When we didn't have a car, Elizabetta will give us a ride herself to the Siena city centre.

This is an excellent base to explore the Tuscan world heritage sites of Val d'Orcia, Pienza, Siena and San Gimignano.

The rooms are spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. As we were on our honeymoon, they left us a special italian treat of biscuits and confetti on arrival and created different towel arrangements on our bed every night. It was a nice surprise each night we came back to our room. Attention to detail is evident from the fact that they prepared bedroom slippers of two sizes - a smaller one for the lady and a larger one for the gent. All access to the premises and rooms are controlled electronically. Wifi is free, as is the minibar.

The garden has a superb view of rolling hills with deck chairs and a comfy swing you can enjoy it on.

We will definitely book this place again if we're back exploring the Tuscan countryside.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear Huai_c,
thank you for your review following your stay with us and for your beautiful and kind words. We are thrilled to know that we were able to make your honeymoon special for you.
Thank you for your very nice feedback about our services and our location.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you back in Tuscany.
Warm regards,
Elisabetta & Mario
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

My husband and I stayed at this exquisite gem for our 3rd anniversary in October. It was the highlight of our two week Italy trip. Elisabetta & Mario were such gracious hosts (and Runa too!). Everything was perfect from the homemade breakfast to their fantastic dinner recommendations. The inn, guest room and amenities were lovely and made the stay quite comfortable. We enjoyed taking the bikes out on a tour of the rolling vineyards in the surrounding area and sipping on complimentary limoncello upon our return at night. Our favorite moments were sitting on the patio drinking wine with fellow guests and Elisabetta & Mario. It is definitely worth staying a few minutes outside of the city to enjoy the amazing view and to stay with such warm and inviting hosts. We highly recommend Aia Mattonata and can't wait to return during our next trip!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Dear Anna M,
thank you for taking the time to post your lovely feedback following your stay at Aia Mattonata and for you kind words. We are delighted to hear that you liked the location, enjoyed the view from the patio and that you followed our advices!! We take great pride in our little gem and we are thrilled to hear that you will be staying with us again when you visit Italy and Siena in the future!
Warm regards and best wishes.
Elisabetta & Mario
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Aia Mattonata relais, a small inn nestled in the Tuscan hills about a ten minute drive from Siena is a fabulous place to stay. The view of the surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful. My husband and I sat on the patio sipping wine while watching the sun go down over rolling vineyards and Siena in the distance and thought we were in Heaven. The delicious breakfasts were served with fresh fruit and homemade breads and cakes on the porch. The room was very comfortable and the bathroom was large. We would highly recommend this as a "must stay" in Tuscany even without our marvelous hosts. Elisabetta and Mario made our visit even better, though. We felt as though we were staying with family or close friends. They helped us plan driving trips around the area and and had great recommendations for us on our journey back to Rome. The restaurants they suggested were some of the best we have experienced. Thank you, Mario and Elisabetta! We hope to see you in Abu Dhabi or New Mexico.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Dear Susan J
Thank you so much for your beautiful review on the site.
We are so glad to read your wonderful words about Aia Mattonata and that you will recommend our little gem as a must in Tuscany, thank you so much.
It was our great pleasure to meet you and to look after you with some simple advices.
We do hope to welcoming you once more in Siena in the future.
Warm regards.
Mario & Elisabetta
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Visiting Aia Mattonata Relais was a joy. The inn is beautiful and Elisabetta and Mario are extraordinary hosts.
The breakfast area was a lovely glassed in porch with a beautiful view of ancient Siena. Breakfast was marvelous with fresh fruit and veggies, wonderful cheeses, cakes and breads—and the best coffee ever! I traveled throughout Italy and this was by far the best breakfast and the most charming environment I encountered.
Elisabetta and Mario made my visit to Siena perfect. I arrived by train, and there was Mario waiting on the platform. I needed a sim card for my phone and Elisabetta drove me into Siena (I had no car) and spent an hour helping me. Another day, she took me to Siena on her motorcycle and helped me purchase artwork. Spending time with Elisabetta was a pleasure: laughter and talk, and grace. I felt that I was with a friend.
I love Siena and have beautiful memories of Aia Mattonata.
Elisabetta and Mario: Grazie mille! I will return (with a car).

Sonia B.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Mario_Olivo, Proprietario at Aia Mattonata Relais, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Dear Sonia B,
thank you for taking the time to post your lovely feedback on Aia Mattonata following your stay. We are delighted to hear that you liked the location, found our breakfast marvelous and our coffee the best! It was our great pleasure to look after you and we are thrilled to hear that you will be staying with us again, never mind if you are without a car, we are here and we will be glad to help you in any moment.
Warm regards,
Elisabetta & Mario
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Property: Aia Mattonata Relais
Address: Strada del Ceraiolo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Siena
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