Tuscany

Villa Lena

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • This 19th-century hilltop "haven" (Condé Nast Traveller) doubles as a hotel and residency for artists
  • The "design-conscious" (The Daily Telegraph) complex is surrounded by the Tuscan countryside, an hour's drive from San Gimignano
  • There are two outdoor pools and a farm-to-table restaurant
  • Accommodation includes rooms in converted stables and apartments in former hunting lodges

Overview

Secluded Villa Lena combines a "boho" (The Guardian) hotel with a not-for-profit artist's retreat, surrounded by the lush Tuscan countryside. Set on a 500-acre hilltop estate of woodland, olive groves and vineyards, Villa Lena is spread between a 19th-century neo-Renaissance villa and converted former farm buildings, within an hour's drive of medieval San Gimignano and Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo. Lucca, encircled by imposing Renaissance walls, and both the cities of Siena and Florence are within a 90-minute drive of the hotel.

The hotel's design-led interiors have a rustic-chic feel and include a quirky reception area featuring a fireplace and classic Italian furniture. There are two outdoor pools, including one overlooking the valley, a kids' pool and a hot tub, as well as a yoga deck, a children's play area and a game room with table tennis, pool and a jukebox. Guests can dine on farm-to-table menus in the restaurant, where dishes are prepared by a rotating roster of chefs, using organic ingredients grown on site, and enjoy snacks, cocktails and post-dinner DJ sets at the poolside bar. Villa Lena also holds cookery classes and runs a seasonal residency programme for artists, who host workshops and events on site, and whose work is exhibited throughout the hotel.

A variety of "stylish, comfortable" (The Guardian) accommodation includes rooms in the main house with pastel-toned walls, raffia furnishing and tropical prints, grand quarters in the ancient stables with marble bathrooms and wooden floors, and apartments in the former hunting lodge offering kitchenettes and open-plan living areas. There's also a self-contained 3-bedroom house with a private pool. Wi-Fi is available.

Rooms & Rates

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Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Services

  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Kitchenette in some rooms

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

Fees: City tax not included in the total price: 1€ per person per night payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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