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Porta Romana Hotel
Via E.S. Piccolomini 35, 53100 Siena, Italy   |  
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Ranked #28 of 43 hotels in Siena
Halifax
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Perfect.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This hotel was perfect for our needs. The room was small but very clean, the bathroom was tiny. Free parking and a short walk to the centre of Siena. Breakfast was good. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room had an amazing veiw over the Tuscan countryside! Would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Siena, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Lovely hotel just outside the walls of the city center! The people working in the hotel are so helpful and kind. The views of the Tuscan countryside are also pretty incredible! Although it is a little ways out of the center of town, it makes the experience more peaceful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

A country break, just outside the city! What a beautiful place. Such a pity we had no time to stay longer. Great room, good breakfast, right on porta romana entrance to Siena ( bus / walk). friendly staff.Jacuzzi absolute bonus! Cant wait to return...and stay at least a 5 days and do day trips!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Thought we would try Porta Romana again after two nights stay in 2011. By coincidence? we ended up with same small room in the annex to main building. Having read other reports this may be a good thing as no noise problems. The bad smell we encountered last year was not in evidence. In my opinion the best things about hotel are car parking and position overlooking Tuscan hills.
May have been unlucky again with breakfasts. Other reviewers rate it as good but I found it off putting that food was brought out almost on demand and in mean fashion. One always seemed to be picking up remains and leftovers. Putting that aside there is no excuse in Italy for stale bread. I will be charitable and say it was from day before but was dry enough to be two days old.
There is a sort of meanness about what is on offer, hard to explain but can be summed up by open air jacuzzi that was pointed out on arrival. It costs 10 euros each to use, an unexpected extra charge in a hotel that is not cheap. needless to say we did not see it in use during our three day stay.
Wifi did not extend to our room so had to sit in reception/breakfast room or outside.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Arrived by car so was easy to find with free parking. About a 5 minute walk to the Porta Romana gate to the city but a further long walk to the main square. Great views across the Tuscan countryside from the room but it was SO small. Tight squeeze to get bags past the end of the bed. Bathroom clean and spacious. Breakfast was served in the garden and the weather was cold so it was quite unpleasant. Noise from neighboring rooms a bit annoying. Good value hotel but only one expensive restaurant close by if you don't want to walk all the way back to the main square of Siena.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

A good value for money hotel within walking distance to the main square. The room was clean but did not have airconditioning. Reccomend you ask for a room with a view. Staff were very helpful and they have a lovely terrace that you can sit and relax at. Great breakfast with lovely home-made fruit salad and cakes.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We recently stayed here two nights. We didn't have a view of the Tuscan countryside from our room, but just outside our building was a little look-out area from which we had the most heavenly view imaginable. That was by far the best thing about the hotel. The big downside was that we heard the noise from the rooms on both sides, and the tromping noise from the room above was horrible. I was at the complete mercy of other people, even with earplugs in, as to when I'd be able to get to sleep. Other aspects of the hotel were positive or neutral: helpful staff, good breakfast buffet, pleasant 15- or 20-minute walk from the heart of town, quirky shower. If noise doesn't bother you when trying to go to sleep, and you want a heart-melting view of the famed Tuscan countryside without having to drive around to see it, this is your place in Siena. We didn't have a car and we didn't miss having one, once we got to the hotel. From the train station, it's too far to walk to this hotel. There's a city bus you can take.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via E.S. Piccolomini 35, 53100 Siena, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 43 hotels in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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