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Hotel Minerva
Ranked #16 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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“Good Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Good hotel, near the historic part of the city, just 20 minutes by foot of main attractions. Large rooms. Parking near the hotel but expensive. The breakfast is simple but is good. The decoration is full of paints of the historical plaza os Siena.

Room Tip: Don`t choose the room near the street, the rooms in the back are more quiet and there is a good view...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hotel-Minerva S, Direttore at Hotel Minerva, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Dear Hellen,

many thanks for your commentary. I'm happy to read that you ejoyed your stay at Minerva's and I hope that you will come back to visit us again in a near future.
Best whishes fro Hotel Minerva's staff.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

I really enjoyed my one night stay here in December 2013. The view from my window was gorgeous, loved the breakfast which had many choices, used the parking and appreciated the easy walk through Siena's old town.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ROCCO L, Direttore at Hotel Minerva, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Dear Hellen,

many thaks for your commentary. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and we hope to have again as our guest in a near future.
Best whishes from Hotel Minerva.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

I stayed here for two nights while on a bike tour through Tuscany. The view overlooking the city was absolutely fantastic! Windows were floor to ceiling - like living in a Lorenzetti painting! City lights at night and sunrise from my balcony were highlights of my trip. I experienced no problem with noise during my stay. Hotel is quaint, old-fashioned style, typical budget type. Basic, but friendly - this is not the Ritz. But the views - stupendous. Easy 10-15 minute walk to city center and plenty of shops nearby.

Room Tip: Request a city view wtih balcony. I think I had Room #5.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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ROCCO L, Direttore at Hotel Minerva, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Dear Navy,

many thanks for your commentary. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at Minerva's and we hope that you will come back to visit us again in a next future.
Warm regards form Hotel Minerva.
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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

This hotel is a great value. It is situated about a 10 minute walk from Piazza del Campo with a pretty view overlooking the city. Parking was offered right in the hotel which is a real plus in these old cities. The hotel is fairly plain in décor and the rooms were very simple but good size. There is even an elevator. No other attractions within the hotel. However, I appreciated the cleanliness of the hotel; there were no musty carpets or furniture. The breakfast was also included, while it was a typical European breakfast with break, yogurt, cereal, and meat and cheese, it was easy and included. There were a couple of restaurants within a minute walk.

Room Tip: Choose a room above floor zero for noise reduction. There are great blinds to block out the sun.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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ROCCO L, Direttore at Hotel Minerva, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Markyg,

many thanks for your commentary. I'm happy to read that your stay at Minerva was good.
We hope you will come to visit us again in a next future.
Warm regards from Hotel Minerva's staff.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Not many hotels here, and this one is closer to the train station. Hotel has marble floors and is very noisy, The door gets closed and you hear it all over the hotel! Rooms are OK, but not very clean! The breakfast is OK, but when something runs out, it stays run out!

Room Tip: Bring ear plugs!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ROCCO L, Direttore at Hotel Minerva, responded to this review, November 30, 2013
Dear Tatonka,

many thanks for your commentary. We are aware that we have some problem of noise, but as I explained many times, we are in a historic building and dramatic refurbishment are not allowed. As far as the cleanyness of the rooms, we have the maiden in the morning and a bellboy in the afternoon, so it is sufficient to ask the reception and someone will clean again the room.
The same for the breakfast when something runs out, if it not time to close the service, if you asxk my colleague she will put other thing to eat.
A warm regarf from Hotel Minerva
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

Large rooms with views over Siena from our balcony. However they were very sparse and cold, and the interior furnishings were awful (hospital like) with large unslightly shutters to keep out the afternoon sun. Wifi doesn't work in room, in fact, we found that wifi hardly worked anywhere in the hotel.
The beds were really hard (but that's pretty much everywhere in Italy) and they creaked every time one of us turned so being a light sleeper i kept on waking up during the night.

Situated just outside the city walls (and literally just outside the ZTL) it was easy to find but difficult to get to without accidentally crossing into the ZTL. Although there's parking out front, it's always taken so it's hard to check in and then park the car. I dropped my partner off to check in, find the parking whilst i double parked out front. Parking is 12 euro a day, not pre booking is required just let them know you are after parking at reception.

The location was decent, it's not in the heart of Siena but maybe 15min walk but we found a street of really good restaurants which were decent priced just inside the walls. Also it's close to the bus station for intercity buses. (the train station is actually quite a far walk and not as conveinent as the buses)

If you need laundry done, there's a laundromat is inside Siena and then one outside the walls on Via Simone Martini. They're both about a 15min walk to the hotel but the one inside Siena is a relatively flat walk whereas the one outside the wall is hilly. But we found the laundry very expensive (10-15 euro a kg) better to save it for any self service ones in larger cities.

The customer service at Hotel Minvera is hit and miss, we found some staff really friendly and helpful and other staff to be exact opposite. Good thing is breakfast was pretty good, large range of food.

Given all the pros and cons, we found this was one of the cheapest hotels within a decent walking distance with parking available. If this is what you are after Hotel Minvera is acceptable.

Room Tip: it seems like pretty much all the rooms have a balcony with views but double check when booking
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ROCCO L, Direttore at Hotel Minerva, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear guest,

many thanks for your commentary. For the aspect of the rooms, many of uur guests are happy with it, of course we do not have the pretentiousness that everybody like our taste.
For the parking: we are one of few hotel in Siena which has a garage next to it. The parfking in front of us, are always busy because they are public and everybody can park there: they are not our parking, unfortunately.
In any case I hope that you appreciated the wonderful view from your room and the fact that you can reach any point of interest in about 5/10 minutes walking.
We hope that you will come back to visit Siena and us in a next future.
Kind regards from Hotel Minerva.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

We had a lovely few days in Siena staying at the Hotel Minerva, the view from our room over the town was stunning, service was really friendly and they sent back the shirts I left in the wardrobe promptly with no fuss at all.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ROCCO L, Direttore at Hotel Minerva, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Rico,

many thanks for your commentary. We are pleased to know that you emjoyed your stay at Minerva's.
We hope that you will come back to visit us and our beautiful city.
Warm regards from Hotel Minerva's staff.
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Property: Hotel Minerva
Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 72, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 40 Hotels in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Minerva 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minerva Hotel is a three star hotel in the historic center of Siena, overlooking from its position the city of the Palio. Hotel Minerva is located in the heart of Siena, the medieval city known around the world for the Palio and its age-old traditions, miracles and saints like Catherine and Bernard Tolomei, art, culture, food and wine. Just 10 minutes from Piazza del Campo and very close to the train station, the three-star hotel has 56 rooms, divided into Standard, Superior and Business, a meeting room and a garage. Perfect for business trips as a vacation exploring Siena and the most beautiful cities of Tuscany, Hotel Minerva is characterized by a warm welcome and an extreme attention to the customer. CHECK-IN 3.30 P.M. CHECK-OUT 10.30 A.M. ... more   less 
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