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“Lovely place, beautiful landscape” 4 of 5 stars
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Porta Romana Hotel
Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini 35, 53100 Siena, Italy   |  
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Ranked #25 of 43 Hotels in Siena
São Paulo
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Lovely place, beautiful landscape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed at Porta Romana in the first week of October/2012. We choose the hotel because of the amenities and the location near one of the "Portas" of the city.
We stayed in a room on the second floor with a marvellous view to the hills, and to the countryside. The room and bathroom had good size and were very clean.
The main point is that the hotel was just a little walk to Porta Romana and we were able to reach the old city in few minutes.
The staff was friendly and the only aspect that they should take care is the breakfast that is very basic, with few offer of fruits, bread and cheese.
Strongly recommend this hotel. Lovely place.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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Hartford, CT
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed here in September 2012. We made it our "home base" during driving tour of Tuscany hill towns. Easy to reach and good parking. Within easy walk of Siena and easy drive of other towns. Nice spacious room and bath. Wonderful breakfast. Very friendly staff. Lovely olive trees, rosemary plants and restful patio area. Hated to leave!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Siena, Italy
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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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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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29 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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Additional Information about Porta Romana Hotel

Address: Via Enea Silvio 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 #25 of 43 Hotels in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The majestic Porta Romana and the green hills of the sienese countryside are the perfect background for our Hotel. A XVIIIth century building recently renewed and equipped with every modern comfort. A perfect blend for the ones who wish to enjoy one of the world's most fascinating cities. The Hotel, overlooking a stunning hillside scenery, is located 15 minutes walking from Piazza del Campo. Large private parking. Telephone, Sat TV, Wake-up call, Laundry service, Bar, Jacuzzi hot tub and private parking free for direct reservations, Free WiFi Internet access, Pets admitted, Panoramic terrace and solarium, gay-friendly, Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Diners. ... more   less 
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