My husband and I had one night here at the busiest time of summer, and would have no hesitation to return.
The hotel is located within Siena central, and is a bit of a trek if you're walking with luggage. But walking through the cobbled streets of a place like Siena, regardless of luggage, is a pleasure almost any time.
The hotel is small, and the decor a bit tired, but the location is fantastic. Reception staff were consistently friendly, helpful and welcoming. They appreciate if you attempt Italian, but speak very good English.
There is a tiny elevator, and upon arrival at the room we had our doubts because some of the furnishings looked a bit tired. However once we opened the window shutters to the astounding view across the valley, gardens, rooftops and towards the Duomo, all doubts were forgotten.
The room itself was adequately sized, with room for a couple of seats in front of the window to enjoy the view and a bottle of wine. The bathroom and shower rooms, while small, were clean and well supplied. The bed was comfortable and the linen fresh and clean.
From the hotel you can walk to the Campo, and pretty much anywhere else in Siena, very easily. After a stroll, some lunch in a bistro at the Campo (very tourist but also very enjoyable) and more strolling, we bought a bottle of wine and went back to the hotel to enjoy the lovely view from the room. We were provided with two very elegant crystal wine glasses by the Manager, and sat watching the sun sink in late afternoon over the town and the Tuscan countryside. Gorgeous.
As it was a warm night, we left the windows open and the shutters open so we could enjoy the breeze and the sunrise in the morning. As the window was about 30mt above the garden below, it was perfectly safe, and quiet.
The breakfast buffet was very good, and the staff make very good espresso! Check out was at a reasonable time and was very easy.
Overall this was a lovely experience for our first trip to Siena, and very good value.
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- Also Known As:
- Duomo Hotel Siena