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Hotel Athena
Ranked #6 of 39 Hotels in Siena
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6 reviews
“A great experience overall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We spent two nights at the Hotel Athena in Siena during the month of January. It was off-season, so the hotel was not very busy and our room rate was very reasonable. We had an amazing view (we were on our honeymoon, so I believe that helped) and the most spacious room of all the hotels we have stayed in thus far (Rome, Florence). The location was less than a 10-minute walk from the city center (Il Canto) and even closer to the city's Duomo.

The hotel's customer service was knowledgable, friendly and representatives spoke very good English. We were given great recommendations for restaurants and provided with maps and taxis at the drop of a hat.

My only negative about the Hotel Athena was late-evening and early-morning noise. We stayed in room 708 and would typically retired at 11pm and awake around 7am. Both nights and mornings we heard doors shutting, people walking around and occasional conversations, which made falling asleep and waking up a challenge. We do not believe the rooms on either side of us were reserved, so the noise may have been coming from the room(s) above or across from us. This is not a noisy hotel at all, nor does it seem to have thin walls. So my husband and I were a little befuddled by who was moving around so much, particularly at 11pm and 7am. At any rate, if you are a light sleeper, I recommend requesting a room as far away from others as possible.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tricia S
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear Tricia S,

thank you very much for your comment. Let me say you that had been a pleasure to host you and your husband.

We had really appreciate your words regarding strategic and comfortable position of the hotel situated in the heart of Siena on the old city wall with view of the Tuscan hills; the hotel’s customer service and their assistance and suggestions. Concerning your words about the noisy, we remember that in the period of your stay there was in hotel a particular noisy family.

For your next holiday in Siena stop and stay again in Hotel Athena and we suggest to see our web site and catch the better offer.

Best regards

Massimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband, sister and brother in law stayed here 1 night in November 2012. Wish we could have stayed longer. What a great city, hotel, experience!
We arrived from Chianti region after visiting a winery. We had trouble in the smaller towns finding a place for lunch. When we walked in to the front desk/lobby area, they immediately had someone take all our luggage from the car to the rooms (which was a big deal comparing to all other hotels where we were constantly lugging our 11 pieces of luggage by ourselves), take our car to park it, and offer us snacks on the rooftop. We settled in our room, and spend the late afternoon enjoying wine, beer, and food on the rooftop of the hotel overlooking both the city and the vineyards and watched the sunset.
The rooms were clean and sufficient in size. Breakfast was great. And we had the BEST recommendation for dinner from the woman that checked us in and was one of our best meals in Italy, La Taverna di San Guiseppe.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dear Ilana01,

thank you very much for your kind review and to be named “Great! Best of our trip to Italy!” this is a very pleasure for us!

We’re very happy to see that you appreciated our hotel and their location, the rooftop and all our services like the porterage, the breakfast and the suggestion of the reception staff.

While you’ll be planning your return to Siena and to Hotel Athena check our website where you can find some big deals and packages.

Best regards

Massimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

It is clean, service is excellent, the location is closer to the center of town. It takes only 10 minutes of walk to the downtown area.

We booked a family room, it is quite spacious for 4 of us (two adults, one kid and one baby). The breakfast is above the average. They do have plenty of food to eat.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Dear Ron,

that’s a really pleasure reading such review with the “excellent” as title, we are so proud !

Thanks to appreciate our family rooms, thanks a lot to value excellent our buffet breakfast and to remember the Athena central location which allow you in downtown area in a few minutes. What else? We really hope to be part of your next vacation in Tuscany starting from Siena.

With all our warmest regards!

Massimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We just returned from a two week stay in Italy with our two teenaged sons. The Hotel Athena was one of the highlights of the trip. The people who work there are simply lovely, kind and very, very helpful. Our room was really beautiful and full of light. It was spotless. It was also so nice to have 2 extra beds for the boys, so they didn't have to sleep together. The included breakfast was delicious and plentiful. I also really liked that the hotel is not right in the middle of the town, rather it is a five minute walk down the road, but still within the walled city. This meant that it was quiet and we slept like babies.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank ChicagoJenA
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Dear ChicagoJenA,

thanks to award us a Heaven in Siena although we like to think of ourselves as part of Siena heaven!

Thanks for such detailed review, many people can get useful information from your comment regarding our amenities and services!

What is really interesting on your review is that you note exactly the location of Athena which is inside the Medieval walls of the city but not right in the middle of the town that means you get the center in a few minutes walking and at the same time you sleep in a very quiet district ..in fact the street that surrounding the hotel is practically deserted by night! Thanks a lot to note it and to tell on your comment!

We really hope to welcome you on your next holidays …in Siena Heaven!

With all our Warmest Regards,

Massimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Wonderful hotel! Clean, modern and comfortable rooms. .. My husband and I stayed on the 8th floor and our room was spacious with a nice view.

Excellent location, just 10 minutes walk to city center... Free Wi -Fi, parking and excellent breakfast were a real plus.... The staff was also friendly and helpful.

We were very impressed with this hotel and would definitely go back... We highly recommend Hotel Athena to friends and family.

Room Tip: Room on higher floors (7th & 8th) are more spacious, refurbished and offer great views...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank ZADY/PR
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dear Zady/Pr,

This is a wonderful review! Thank you that you spent a time to write your feedback.

We are happy that you appreciated hotel Athena and their location in the historical centre of Siena, the free parking, the Wi-fi service and breakfast and the “helpful and friendly” staff.

For your next trip in Siena see our web site for offer and package.

Best regards

Massimo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We stayed here in November 2012.

The room was large, clean with an awesome bathroom and amazing views of the tuscan country side.

The breakfast provided was brilliant with a large selection to choose from.

We also thought the staff were excellent - they were more than happy to help with recommendations etc.

Its a bit of a walk to the centre though - my elderly mother found it tough going!!! The only other drawback was an odd smell we noticed coming from the bathroom for one of the days were were there.

Highly recommend this hotel..

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sydney1973
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Dear Sydney1973,

This is a great review! Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy that you appreciated our hotel, the room with their aminities and comfort and all our service.

While you’ll be planning your return to Siena and to Hotel Athena check our website where you can find some big deals and packages.

Best regards

Massimo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Clean and central.

A bit on the expensive side, this hotel gives you a bang for your buck.

Rooms are spacious and clean. Breakfast can be made healthy and really delicious. I, for one, could get no fill of the local tomatoes with olive oil on toast.

If you stay here you'll be right in the middle of the action yet safeguarded from the noisy streets (mostly during festivals).

Staff is very helpful and courteous, parking is right behind the building.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Thank Alla-Rustica
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Alla-Rustica,

thank you for your wonderful review.

We’re very happy to see that you appreciated our hotel for the central position and parking, for the spacious and clean room, for the delicious breakfast service with local and international food and for our helpful and courteous staff.

For your next trip in Siena visit our web site for information and offer and not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards

Massimo
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Property: Hotel Athena
Address: P Mascagni 55, 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Siena
#1 Green Hotel in Siena
#4 Business Hotel in Siena
#6 Family Hotel in Siena
#8 Romantic Hotel in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Athena 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Athena is located in the historical centre of Siena at five minutes walking from the principal attractive of the city (300metres far from the Cathedral, 500 metres far from Campo square). Easily reachable from San Marco gate by car getting the exit of Siena west from Tangenziale and following every directions for Duomo and San Marco gate. Hotel Athena offer private parking only for its customers. ... more   less 
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