We arrived after days of constantly getting lost in Italian towns and cities. Part of the adventure, I know, but sometimes a bit nerve-racking (thank god for those roundabouts, which we circled until we figured out the correct exit...)
The hotel and staff were great. There's secure parking behind the hotel, which they'll direct you to when you're checking in. The bed and bathroom were extremely comfortable, including a great 'hot' towel rack for drying any hand-washed items. The view was lovely. The only very minor item (which is just me being picky as I find this wherever I go) is I forgot my reading light/head lamp, and I always need better reading light. Again, this is very minor but only a tip to any others who are as 'blind' as I am.
And, the location was perfect - just one block down from one of the imposing gates into the old part of the city. We just walked and walked and loved it.
But, best of all was the staff. One young man couldn't have been more helpful. Whatever we needed or asked, he was more than accommodating. It truly is the people who make one's stay memorable, and here, at this hotel, we left with lovely memories.
PS He recommended some wonderful restaurants, two of which we tried. Both were excellent (Fori Porta and Osteria Babazuf).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Santa Caterina Hotel in Siena offers more than a bed and a breakfast service. Housed in a renovated 18th-century patrician villa, it is a small and cosy hotel lying just a few metres from Porta Romana (Roman Gate), one of the medieval accesses to the town centre of Siena.If you are looking among all the hotels in Tuscany - and specifically among the hotels in Siena - for the one that can serve you both as a base for daily excursions and as a comfortable pied-à-terre within the city limits, our 22-room facility will meet your needs. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, direct telephone, TV Sat, minibar, air conditioning, wireless Internet access, and are furnished, as the lounge is, in the typical old Tuscan style.Providing guests with the cheerfulness and cosiness of a typical Siena’s bed and breakfast, Santa Caterina guarantees much more. The wide and luxuriant garden with its veranda where breakfast is served can offer you what other Siena hotels cannot, that is, a view over the splendid Siena landscapes that will paint before your eyes every morning unexpected, changing colour shades among hilly lines. The refined but homely atmosphere and its privileged location, make this hotel the ideal place for a romantic and pleasant stay in the land locals love to call the old-fashioned way, "Terra di Siena", the land of Siena in Italy's heart. At Santa Caterina, “hotels in Siena” means home. Come and enjoy our home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Caterina Hotel
- Santa Caterina Siena