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“An Oasis on a Busy Street”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Arcobaleno

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Hotel Arcobaleno
Ranked #20 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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“An Oasis on a Busy Street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

Although Hotel Arcobaleno is at least a half hour walk to old Siena on a very noisy busy street it is an oasis once you're inside. There is off street secure parking and the hotel is situated back from the road. It is charming and the helpful front desk staff speak excellent English. We chose a room with windows opening away from the main street and although there was still some traffic noise the views of the countryside were lovely. There was free wifi (get the daily code at the desk) and a small bar and espresso machine as well. Breakfasts in the charming glassed in patio were adequate with cheese and ham being the only protein. One night we were directed to a small pizzaria which was quite good and just a block away. Siena is big, noisy and frenetic, so it was nice to come back to a peaceful hotel after a day of touring and all for 110 euros for a double.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

The hotel is on the main road out of Siena and a little walk from town but not too far. I was staying on business and we had the car so it wasn't a problem.

Let's be clear the rooms are basic - if you're looking for the decor of a Hilton or a Marriot then look elsewhere but it was perfectly clean and i had the best nights sleep in a hotel i've had in ages. It was perfectly adequate and if you're there to visit you shouldn't be holed up in your room anyway. The communal areas were really well kept, very relaxed and had a nice atmosphere.

Breakfast is served in the sunroom and it was simple but more than sufficient to face the day with. The staff were very friendly and easily accommodated my bad Italian with decent English in return.

For the price it was great value and if i returned to Siena i'd likely look to stay here.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Siena
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

I stayed here for one night in May 2012 on my way from Florence to Rome. The hotel is a bit of a walk from the town centre though buses are available if you don't like to walk. The hotel was lovely and clean and the rooms great especially the shower which was very welcome as the temperature was 32 degrees the day we arrived. The staff were welcoming and helpful and the breakfast was fantastic. The only one thing I would say was that the beds were a little hard and the pillows very hard, but we found this in Florence too and not much better in Rome. Definitely recommend this hotel for a trip to Siena.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

We were making our plans on the go and at the last minute decided to switch to Sienna from another city. We booked the room at the Arcobaleno on line and since we were traveling by car the hotel offered free parking which affected our decision.

The hotel was easy to fine located on the main road into Sienna and only about a 1.5 km drive.

Laura who greeted us was very helpful, spoke English well and put up with my many questions.

First the parking . A small lot next to the hotel and an even larger lot at the affiliated restaurant just beneath the hotel so parking could not have been easier, So, either a short drive to Sienna or you can hop on a bus just outside the hotel and take public transportation into town.

Although on the main street the rooms were quiet. The breakfast was great and as I said earlier the staff could not have been more helpful.

My only negative is that the wifi charge per day is a little priced (10 euros) but it worked.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

Very nice, friendly, small hotel. I stayed here in early January. Very tempted to return in the warmer months and take more of the whole area in. Very friendly reception personnel at check in, and check out.

Rooms are not very big, and almost spartan, however there is a good feel to this hotel, and I would like to return for pleasure next time as the location is good, and the conservatories and outdoor seating on the terrace look very attractive.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Stuttgart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

Arcobaleno is a small charming hotel. The personell is very forthcoming and always there for you to prepare a good Italian cappuccino, to recommend a good restaurant and to help with any requests you may have and thus make you feel home.

The rooms are comfortable and very clean and their style suits well to the local atmosphere.
You can have a very good breakfast with fresh croissants and pastries in a nice breakfast room.

The walking distance to the town center is about 15 to 20 minutes and you can also order a taxi that will take you there within less than 5 minutes.
I have stayed at the hotel many times during my business trips and I have always enjoyed it.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

Great staff the hotel is small rooms are very simple but clean with comfortable beds. If you are there for work it is a nice place to stay a night or 2.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Arcobaleno
Address: Via Fiorentina 32/40, 53100, Siena, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arcobaleno 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The magic and charm of nineteenth-century Tuscany;the irresistible allure of Chianti's colours;the indispensable modern comforts.All of these can be found at Hotel Arcobaleno,which is situated in an enchanting country villa from the 1800s at the gates of Siena.The hotel has 19 rooms, each of the hotel's bedrooms has a private bathroom with shower and hairdryer, color cable television, direct dial digital telephone, WiiFi connection and individual air conditioning and heating. ... more   less 
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Arcobaleno Hotel Siena
Siena Arcobaleno Hotel

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