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  • Floors marked for social distancing
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#10 of 40 hotels in Siena
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.5
Value
4.2
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Hotel Athena is located in the historical centre of Siena at five minutes walking from the principal attrastions of the city (300metres far from the Cathedral, 500 metres far from Campo square). Easily reachable by car from San Marco gate getting the exit of Siena Ovest with private and guaranteed parking & garage. The hotel offers a panoramic view over the Tuscan hills from its terrace and from Deluxe & Executive rooms. The restaurant offers a typical Sienese cuisine every day, while in the morning, the rich breakfast American buffet is always included in the room rate until 11am. Our multilanguage staff is always available to give tips, suggestions and book tours and tickets.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking nearby
Parking garage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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1Noonan1 wrote a review Sep 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina71 contributions50 helpful votes
Siena is one of my favorite cities in the world and the Hotel Athena is a wonderful venue from which to explore this great city and Tuscany more generally. The rooftop patio for drinks at sunset is a must. The staff are top notch and very helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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NAOMI Y wrote a review Apr 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel87 contributions22 helpful votes
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We stayed in a beautiful upgraded room . Spacious next to a beautiful trrrace overlooking toscana hills.within the walls with parking. Easy to tour by foot and easily accessible car for traveli g in the area The staff is extremely friendly, going an extra mile and making our stay superb Will gladly come back
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Terry P wrote a review Sep 2022
10 contributions5 helpful votes
I stayed at Hotel Athena for 3 nights end of august and I want to highlight the exceptional service from Martina at the checkin desk. She was attentive and very helpful. Hotel has great location as well.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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brighouse55 wrote a review Aug 2022
London84 contributions161 helpful votes
If you ever want to see how clean a hotel is lose your wedding ring! We had stayed at the hotel for four nights and on departure day I mislaid my wedding ring (we discovered later my wife had "tidied it away" by mistake). Until we found it we took the room apart, moved furniture, stripped beds, looked behind sinks - everywhere. After about half an hour Mrs B turned to me and said had I noticed how clean the place was? When she pointed it out I did notice it was spotless and we had been in places you wouldn't usually go. So full marks to the hotel for the clean rooms. In fact if I could I would give this hotel 41/2 stars because only two things let it down - of which more later. First the good stuff. The hotel is no more than ten minutes walk from the centre of Siena on a quiet street. The rooms are not huge but are certainly sufficient for a couple. Good European air conditioning (which didn't blow out icy blasts at 200 miles an hour like the Brunelleschi), very comfortable bed AND bliss of bliss they serve breakfast until 1100 every day. Other hotels please take note. The view from our balcony was amazing. Reception staff multilingual, knowledgeable and fun. All in all a bit of a find and one we hope to return to. What let it down? Well, and this the hotel can do nothing about, being so close to the city centre space is at a premium so the only outside space available to sit outside is the terrace, which on the photographs looks very good. While the view is, the terrace is a bit cramped and its where they serve drinks and food so we didn't feel like just sitting there reading a book. A garden would have been great and a pool would have been bliss but that would probably double the prices and I don't see where they could put it. Don't let it put you off but be aware it is what it is. The other thing disappointing was the one evening meal we had at the hotel. The food wasn't bad but it was probably the least favourite meal we had on holiday. The service was more miss than hit and it was expensive for what we had. Which is strange because breakfast food was great. Again, don't let it put you off, it could have been a bad night and even it was the norm Siena has so many great restaurants you won't starve. And the very many plus points of this hotel far outweigh the few not so good things.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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544marionp wrote a review Aug 2022
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands52 contributions47 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Athena, which is closely situated to the city centre but just outside of the city walls so it nice and quiet. The lady receptionist was very helpful answering our queries. The rooftop terrace was amazing and the bartender served excellent and delicious cocktails, definitely worthwhile.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from HotelAthena Siena, Altro at Hotel Athena
Responded Aug 12, 2022
Dear Marion, Thank you for choosing the Hotel Athena for your stay in Siena, and thank you for the beautiful review. We would only like to specify that we are INSIDE the city walls, thus in the City Centre of Siena. What we are is outside the limited traffic area so that our guests can come and park their cars without having to ask for a permit first. Come back soon! Kindest regards The Staff
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Edwin V wrote a review Aug 2022
11 contributions5 helpful votes
Dear friendly reception staff, many thanks for the very nice stay. Also the rental bikes were perfect and a fantastic service. Very nice outside patio bar with a view over siena. I would highly recommend this hotel. One advise would be: Upgrade your breakfast items and breakfast room. Also the staff is too much stressed in service, no friendly faces with a smile. Coffee quality is not good.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Emily E wrote a review Jul 2022
Atlanta, Georgia41 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel worked well for our trip to Siena. It was located a 5-10 minute walk from the heart of Siena on a quiet street. The staff was helpful and was able to help us all a cab anytime we needed it. It was about 15-20 euro to get to and from the train station. We had a great view of the countryside and our room was clean and spacious. Breakfast was included in our stay. It wasn’t the best, but it was convenient. My husband wished that the staff made a traditional cappuccino rather than having to make an imitation from a machine. We did enjoy the complimentary still and sparking water that was left in our room’s mini fridge each day. We would recommend this hotel and would stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from HotelAthena Siena, Altro at Hotel Athena
Responded Jul 18, 2022
Dear Emily, thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and the position of the Hotel, many of our guests with or without the car find it quite convenient. Breakfast is prepared with only local ingredients and we offer a wide selection of home baked pastries, local cold cuts and freshly cooked eggs. For a quick and easy coffee or cappucino we have the automatic machine next to the buffet, however the kitchen has a professional expresso machine and for a perfectly made traditional cappuccino our guests only have to ask 😊 Come back soon! Kindest regards The Staff
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Julianne R wrote a review Jul 2022
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Overall: Ok place to stay but to enjoy the view, you must be either a smoker or someone who doesn’t mind at all. Staff at check-in desk were efficient but not very friendly. We booked a table on the terrace for dinner as the view was outstanding. Food was just average. Appetizers were nice, but our pasta course came out undercooked (well below al dente) and cold. Our server’s attention was hard to get. He seemed more interested standing at the end of the bar. I had to wait nearly 10 minutes for a fork to begin my dinner as he wasn’t even visible. The real issue that completely changed our evening was the overwhelming amount of cigarettes being smoked. Every table surrounding us were heavy smokers so it was hard to taste the food and enjoy it. My husband and I are former smokers and usually can manage traveling around Italy as we know its allowed, but this was intolerable. We explained we wanted to have dessert inside because of the smoke and were sent to a bar that was closed. We were so disappointed and couldn’t have gone back to our room faster. Rooms on the plus side were clean and modern. If we were ever greeted the way you are supposed to as you walk into a hotel or been shown adequate service in the restaurant, I would have given a higher recommendation.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 13, 2022
Dear Julianner, thank you for staying at the Hotel Athena. I'm sorry you found the staff to not be very friendly; friendlyness and being welcoming is paramount to us. The terrace is out in the open and as such our guests can smoke there. We urge our everyone to communicate to the staff if they find the smoke to be too unpleasant, we're sure we could have reached an agreement with the other guests. Same with the bar inside: the bar is always open, perhaps you simply didn't find anyone from the staff and presumed it was closed but that was something we could have solved with a single call. Our staff is always available - even at night - to meet the need of our guests as much as possible. Hoping to seeing you soon again, best regards The Staff
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AnneMariePgh wrote a review Jul 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania7 contributions
Our family of four enjoyed staying at Hotel Athena just prior to the Palio. Our experience was fantastic. The staff were kind and hardworking, the breakfast included a robust selection of choices, the room and beds were very comfortable, and the location is perfectly situated to both explore Siena and find adventure outside the walls of the city. We enjoyed a meal and drinks from the terrace as well. We loved renting e-bikes one morning to explore the countryside. We would most definitely stay again at Hotel Athena.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Airsucker wrote a review Jun 2022
Maple, Canada493 contributions215 helpful votes
This is a little away from the centre but very convenient if you have a car because it is one of the few hotels inside the walls that has it's own parking. It is a little worn but the service is very good and the breakfast provided is a good start to the day. The staff are friendly and the walk to the great restaurants and sights is just about 10 minutes. This is also a quiet location.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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$86 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Athena
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Athena?
Nearby attractions include Duomo di Siena (0.3 miles), Tours of Tuscany (0.3 miles), and Centro Storico di Siena (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Athena?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Athena?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Athena?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Athena?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Athena?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizzeria Gurgu Kebab, La Piccola Ciaccineria, and Blandis Cafè & Wine Bar.
Is Hotel Athena located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Siena.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Athena?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Athena offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Athena?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Athena?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Centro Storico di Siena (0.3 miles), Battistero di San Giovanni (0.3 miles), and Basilica di San Francesco (0.7 miles).