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Hotel Athena
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P Mascagni 55, 53100 Siena, Italy   |  
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Ranked #4 of 42 Hotels in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This Hotel is ideally located just inside the city walls but away from the crowds and walking distant to great shops, resturants, various Cathedrals and the El Campo. The Hotel is charming with an amazing terrace that overlooks the beautiful countryside. We spent a lot of time relaxing here and enjoying the bar and food service available after a hectic day of sightseeing. The staff is super helpful and the room we stayed in was standard but very spacious, clean and comfortable. We stayed 4 nights here and would return and stay longer to make it a base for our future travel due to the comfort and location of this hotel. The free wifi was very reliable and efficient We highly recommend this hotel and while upgrades are usually nicer, in this hotel standard is great too. Great food and wine in this vicinity!

Room Tip: We had a standard room close the lobby and first thought it would be noisy but it was not. This room...
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Green Features: I though it was Very clean and green. Water efficient bathrooms and lots of green on the terrace.
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Tara,

I don’t see any default on your review….that’s perfect!

We had been delighted by your company and we hope to have been professional and at the same time warm and friendly with you.

Thank you for all tour apperciations, just come back ASAP!

See you in Siena next time and don’t forget to check our brand new web site full of special offers and packages.

Best Regards

Ronny
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Great location, just inside the wall but away from the crowds. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast vast and yummy. We took a room over looking the hills and liked the views and quietness. Our room was a bit small but functional. We loved the terrace for evening drinks. We used the Carpark and found it easy to access.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear AmandaGar,

Thank you so much for your review. Your comment and your feedback about our services is very important to us. A special thank you is sent by the staff that it is feeling so proud to have been described as friendly.

We are also happy that you have appreciate the hotel at 360°.
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For your next stay do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website to do not miss the special offers for your next stay with us.

Best Regards

Ronny
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I'm a budget traveller who treat myself nice occasionally. I want to have a classic experience in Siena. I'm so surprised and happy that Hotel Athena flooded my expectations with stars. I thank the hotel for its secure parking service. I thank Tomasso for his professional hospitality. I thank the hotel for having our room ready and cool before our arrival. I thank housekeeping for making the room exceptionally clean and tidy. I thank the boss or management to insist on using environmental friendly materials. I sincerely recommend Hotel Athena for travellers who are not too tight in budget.

Room Tip: do an upgrade to stay in top floor. request for a tuscan view. you won't regret it.
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Green Features: i like their green ideas but why is it blocking me to submit review?!?!?!
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear AngusLove,

WE THANK YOU one, two and three times!
We really did enjoyed your company here in Siena, you had been so sweeeet!

From Tommaso and all of us we hope you had a great way back to Toronto and we hope you shall have a great return to Siena but I think if you'll choose us you'll have it for sure!

See you soon

Best Regards

Ronny
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were traveling with another couple from our college days (20+ years ago), and thoroughly enjoyed this hotel. While it is not in the center of the old city, the location is actually quite convenient since the city bus stops right at the door step and allowed us to avoid the steep hills at the end of the day when we were tired. The room was spacious, and the bathroom included a tub which ensured enough room to shower comfortably (not always true in European hotels). The terrace bar offered a lovely view and the restaurant offered the best steak we have had during my six weeks in Italy. The front desk was somewhat hectic and therefore a bit slow but the people were always pleasant to deal with. We would happily return.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear collett,

let me say thanks for your comments.

It is very important to us that you appreciated our clean rooms with all the comforts and one of the best view in Siena from our San Marco Terrace. Our central position helps because in within 10 minutes walking you can reach all the main attraction, but as you pointed out, we have a city bus stop next door.

All my colleagues and me too are so glad to read your nice words.

I like to invite you to visit our website, so next time you come to Siena you’ve got a place to stay.

Best Regards

Ronny
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Highland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

These last 5 nights of our amazing trip to Italy were spectacular ! Thank you Hotel Athena for a great finish to our trip . The staff was so friendly and helpful ! The room was so clean and comfortable . When we arrived to our room we were greeted by a bottle of very good Wine and chocolate yum.The hotel is situated in a perfect location for exploring Siena ! We will definitely return !! Oh how could i forget the superb breakfast spread so many wonderful choices Love Love Loved this place!!!

Room Tip: first floor balcony room over looking vineyards!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Patricia,

Thank you so much for the time spent writing about your experience with us, you maked us so happy!

All the effort done is always finalized to get a feedback like your and we’re so proud for the job done. We’re so happy to see that you enjoyed all our service, what we do every day is to help our guest to have the best holiday ever! By the way we liked so much the photos and your "selfie"....so cute!!

All our staff is waiting to host you soon again in Siena. Don’t forget to visit our website where you can find the best rate ever and always breakfast included!

Kindest regards

Ronny
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Haymarket, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The rooms themselves are fine for a hotel room. Comfortable bed, decent bath. The hotel staff is very helpful: I would say they are the best part of the hotel. All spoke excellent English for those who don't speak italian.

I would avoid breakfast, as it was crowded and not great. You can get a much better experience at any local bar for only a few euros.

Th outdoor patio on the 7th floor offers a good after dinner drink experience with a view.

The underground parking helps me feel the car will avoid theft and break in, which does happen in this part of the world. Sienna is a small walking city, so it was conveni r not location. Also, very easy to take the train up to Florence for a day trip.

I like Siena as a central local in Tuscany, but I think my preference is to stay outside the city.

For those who want to be centralized in the ciyt, this is not a bad choice.

Room Tip: Do not get a balcony room. There is a daycare across the street and is noisy from 7:30 until 6.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Andrew,

Such a pleasure to read your words! We'd prefer a top rakin' review, but...that's life.

In fact many guests choose us first for our strategic position then, they can appreciate all our services from our lengthy and delightful breakfast to the gorgeous view from the roof terrace. By the way, the local bars are beautiful but I doubt they can serve hot and cold breakfast as we do.

All our staff wants to thank again and waits for your return to Siena, perhaps, why not, throughout this year, Siena deserves more time to be appreciated at 360°. About that, please do not hesitate to contact us, we'll be honored to arrange you the best treatment.

Warmest regards

Ronny
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Kaarina, Finland
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11 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Our family (2 adults and 2 teenagers) stayed ad Hotel Athena in June. It was quite easy to reach the the hotel by car. The staff at reception was helpful and I heard them speak Italian, German, French and English (fluently). The room was ok and the breakfast was great. It took only a few minutes to walk to Il Campo, very nice! I think we choose the same hotel next time we visit Siena.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Dear Peter,

thank you one, two and three times!
We really did enjoyed your company here in Siena, you had been so sweeeet!

From all of us we hope you had a great way back to Finland and we hope you shall have a great return to Siena but I think if you'll choose us you'll have it for sure! Just follow us on twitter #AthenaSiena

See you soon

Best Regards

Ronny
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Address: P Mascagni 55, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Siena
#1 Green Hotel in Siena
#4 Business Hotel in Siena
#6 Family Hotel in Siena
#9 Romantic Hotel in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Athena 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Athena is located in the historical centre of Siena at five minutes walking from the principal attractive of the city (300metres far from the Cathedral, 500 metres far from Campo square). Easily reachable from San Marco gate by car getting the exit of Siena west from Tangenziale and following every directions for Duomo and San Marco gate. Hotel Athena offer private parking only for its customers. ... more   less 
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