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

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poltoppin...
Ayr, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Magnificent! Exceeded all expectations”
Reviewed 20 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Villa Carda and the surrounding area is just so beautiful and tranquil. Heavenly. We were a group of ten (family members ages 11-72 years) .Having our own bathrooms and privacy was essential, and with so much space and activities to do within the Villa and grounds, we never felt restricted. The attention to detail and Traditional Tuscan furnishings make this Villa very special and elegant, with a definite feeling of luxury.
Andrea and Antonio made us feel very welcome and were available daily to ask questions and offer advice. Andrea and his wife, Francesca made us a beautiful meal on one night which was simply first class, I would recommend you arrange this. We also asked Francesca to make a Wild Boar casserole to leave in the villa for our first night as we were arriving around dinner time. Divine! Each morning we collected our bakery order from outside the Villa gates...highly recommend this service, especially the filled croissants.
We made full use of the pool and Spa.. sitting in the Jaccuzzi with a glass of Chianti ,specially chosen from the Villa's wine cellar...Bliss!
We really did not want to leave Villa Carda, and will most definitely return one day

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Liked best: Everything! hard to single anything out
Liked least: nothing...apart from leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Steve W
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Elegance and Old World Charm”
Reviewed 24 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Wonderful, Warm and Spacious Setting, and attentive owners (Antonio and Andrea). Villa Carda was better than the brochure. Wonderfully situated in the Tuscan Hills. We took day trips to Poppi, Della Verna, Florence, Cortona, and Sienna. Andrea and his wife Franchesca, cooked for us one evening, which was the hilight of our stay. Our group of four couples are seasoned travellers, and all were overwhelmed.

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Liked best: The property is spectacular (fabulous views), and the owner is very helpful
Liked least: One tip, be sure to bring Euros with you, as money exchange is somewhat difficult in the Tuscan Hills
Travelling group: Friends
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Exceeds any expectations and more”
Reviewed 16 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I book Villa Carda over 1 year in advance for a birthday celebration for myself and my husband. This holiday had been planned for many years so hence allot of research went into choosing Villa Carda. We holidayed with a group of 11 mature adults 5 couples and one single so it was important we all had our own bathroom facilities and privacy Villa Carda didnt disappoint the rooms and the bathrooms were beautiful so clean and new. Our group couldn't praise the Villa enough we used all the facilities including the amazing pool, table tennis, golf and bocce. Some of us travelled to Florence, Sienna, Cortona or Arezzo for day trips but you can fill your days easily at the Villa if you prefer to relax. Being a group who generally didn't want to cook we had crossaints and bread delivered most mornings for breakfast, Andrea and Francesca cook one evening which was magnificient everything was cooked fresh, we walked to Castel Focogano twice for dinner and went to other restaurants in Carda and Bibienna other evenings Andrea kindly organised return taxi's for us which was perfect as the roads are dark at night. We would higly recommend Villa Carda without doubt one of the most beautiful holidays possible.

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Liked best: The owners attention to detail
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Large Group
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MKING811
Annan, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 29 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Villa was out of this world...Property beautiful, nice to stroll the grounds and view the mountains in the background. Lots of fruit trees on property along with a golf green. Pool, deck and pergola, hot tub and spa were wonderful.

We travelled with our children and grandchildren (13 to be exact) and found the accommodations more then adequate. Everthing was perfect.

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Liked best: everthing, can't single one thing.
Liked least: There was nothing that we disliked.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Peter D
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic place”
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Having spent a lot of time reading reviews and chosing a villa for our extended family holiday, I decided Villa Carda met all our criteria. We were not disappointed! Our group consisted of 'children' aged 18 months to 18 years, their parents and grandparents. Everyone loved the villa and the area. The rooms are beautiful and private, all with en-suites, so it works well to share with other families. The lounge was also beautiful, but we had such lovely weather that we didn't need to use it.

We spent a lot of time by the lovely pool, enjoying the spectacular views and garden. There was plenty of space for ball games and the golf and ping pong proved popular. We used the mountain bikes to explore the surrounding area and walked down to Castel Focognano one evening for dinner. It took approximately 20 minutes where we ate very reasonably priced and tasty pizzas.

We had some great meals on the terrace in the evenings and Andrea, Antonio and Francesca prepared a fantastic Tuscan meal for us one evening! There was so much food and all of it was great with plenty of leftovers.

Andrea was very helpful with all our questions and requests. He recommended places to visit and we managed to fit in trips to Poppi, Bibbiena, Arezzo and Cortona, all of which were very nice. He mentioned there was wild boar in the area and my brother was keen to buy some meat so we could try it. When we mentioned this to Andrea, he arranged for us to have a casserole made up and all we had to do was heat it and boil some rice. It was magnificent!

We liked the fact that this villa is in a quiet area and that it was easy to visit the more touristy places. We flew to Pisa and spent a little time there and a night in Florence on the way to the villa. This meant we could spend more time at the villa for the week we were there.

We can't think of any negative comments. The owners are genuinely nice people and the villa is magnificent!

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Liked best: Everything
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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