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Hotel Athena
Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is what you expect from a 4 star hotel. The rooms and bathroom were a decent size, everything was modern, clean and pleasing. It's just within the walls of the town and you can walk everywhere easily. The front desk were great. Why not a 5 star - the shower itself was cramped, breakfast was okay but would have like a fresh cup of coffee not out of the machine and fresh fruit (this was all canned).

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2013

Dear anuka9,

Such a great review!
Let me tell you that is so hard to explain how your words are important for us. You make realize us that all the effort have to be finalized to the customer satisfaction and when our guests are satisfied and happy we are satisfied too. I don't know if we deserve more than 4 stars but we work to guarantee all the stars we have by the quality of our services.

We’re so glad to see that you enjoyed all our services, from the professionality of our staff tot he quality of our rooms.

Do not hesitate and feel free to contact us every time you desire for plan your return to Siena and to our hotel, many information and special offer can be found even in our website.

Kindest Regards

Ronny

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Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 4 wonderful nights at this great hotel. Concierge, Andrea was terrific. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He recommended great restaurants and gave us valuable information. Our daughter who was with us intends to return with her daughter and again stay at this perfect Hotel

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank mjlip
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Mjlip,

Thank you, and thank you twice for all your appreciations.

Andrea is so proud for the great job done and He wants to send you his personal thank you and his warm hug.

We hope you had a very nice trip going back home and at the same time we hope to host you soon again here in town, maybe during the summertime when our panoramic terrace shall offer you a terrific view!


Best Regards

Ronny

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We were really pleasantly surprised by this hotel. We had come from a hostel in Rome and this made such a nice change from that. The staff were really friendly and welcoming and incredibly helpful in helping us plan and make the most of our 24 hours in the town.
The room was comfortable and clean and we had a great view beyond the city wall.
It was about a 10 minute walk to the Duomo and Piazza del Campo.

Room Tip: If you are arriving by foot, make sure you have a detailed map of the area as it is quite tricky to...
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mathiesj
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Dear Mathiesj,

Wow, such a great review! Is for this that we are working for!

We are a 4 stars family hotel and we try to do our best to make feel the people at home away from home and we‘re happy to realize that we did it!

We hope to see you very soon again here in town maybe for more than 24 hours, it shall give you the time to visit the beautiful surroundings. Don’t forget to check our website where you can find some information about the events here in Siena.

Best regards

Ronny

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at in Italy - our first time in Siena, and we were delighted with our choice. We were made very welcome, from the reception staff to the complimentary wine, biscotti and water in our room. The rooms were well equipped, with lovely cotton sheets, and great facilities. We spent our first evening on the rooftop bar looking out over the Siena dusk, sipping our wine (the bar prices are reasonable too). Breakfast was good, with lots of choice, and cheerful and friendly staff. Worth booking online direct with the hotel to get a good deal, even if the website is a bit clunky.

If you are planning a trip to Siena, looking for a good hotel, within walking distance of the centre, with good facilities this is a great choice. It is worth looking at the trips on the leaflets in the hotel reception area which they can help you book rather than trying to get advice from the Tourist information centre which don't seem to be geared up to tourism!

We look forward to returing to the Hotel Athena in 2014.

Room Tip: Its worth getting a balcony room - open the window and listen to birds singing over the Tuscan Hills...
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2013

Dear MaryODO48,

Let me thank you first of all for leave your review on tripadvisor.com about your stay with us.
Every comment is welcome and it helps us to improve our services.

We’re really happy to read that you enjoyed all our services: the professionalism of our staff, your beautiful room, the freshness of the products of our buffet breakfast and the location of our hotel, few steps away from the main attractions.

All our staff want to thank you for the beautiful words wrote on your review and is waiting for your return in Siena in 2014 that for sure will start again from Hotel Athena.

Kindest Regards
Ronny

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Beautiful, beautiful hotel, right in the midst of historic Siena. Not only is it very easy to find, and just inside the city gates, it is really only a 10-20 minute walk to the Piazza and to the Duomo, right along the central shopping street. The room was clean, spacious, and had an absolutely beautiful view. The bed was softer than most European beds, and the bathroom was a marvel-- huge tub, wondering shower, clean, soft water! With so many free amenities-- internet, parking, breakfast-- this hotel will now be our go-to whenever we should return to Siena!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank jennakross
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Dear jennakross,


Thank you very much for your review. Your words give us the possibility to improve our service and to let know the people how, the relationship with the guests, is important for us.

The Hotel is definitely close by all the main attractions and give to the guests the possibility to leave the car into our garage and “just” walk. That’s really a great service from our point of view.

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.

Kindest Regards

Ronny

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We wandered in looking for lodging on our drive through the region and were shown several available rooms. Some were bigger than others but we chose the one with an open view to the countryside even though it was a smaller room.

I am an artist and had goals to paint some landscape studies on our trip. The morning light out our little balcony glass door was beautiful and made my day (and a decent painting).

Breakfast was lovely, although the dining room was a bit crowded for my taste. (I'm used to a very solitary and quiet life). We enjoyed our stay, however, and the off-season rates were quite good.

Staff is friendly and helpful. I'm in awe of the folks who speak several languages like the people at the front desk and the man who showed us rooms in the beginning!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Diana B
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Dear Diana,

Two thumbs up for your review!

We’re so glad to realize that you appreciated all our professionalism and overall the inspiring view from the windows of our deluxe rooms and from our panoramic terrace, we’d like to see your painting it will be wonderful!

We hope to see you soon again in Siena maybe during the springtime drawing the flowering Tuscan hills. Don’t hesitate to write an email or check our website where you’ll find always the best solution for your trip.

Kindest Regards

Ronny

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

This is your typicall non branch big hotel that works. Clean and spacious rooms, good bathroom with lots of towels, (the shower works great) nice beds with nice pillows, good staff, free wifi, free parking lot and breakfast buffet that goes beyond what is spected from a buffet in europe. And of course, good location. Thumbs up Athena.

Stayed: March 2013
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Dear Luistorey,

Let me tell you that is so hard to explain how your words are important for us. You make realize us that all the effort have to be finalized to the customer satisfaction and when our guests are satisfied and happy we are satisfied for the well job done.

We’re so glad to see that you enjoyed all our services, from the gorgeous breakfast to the politeness of our staff. Do not hesitate and feel free to contact us every time you desire for plan your return to Siena and to our hotel, many information and special offer can be found even in our website.

Kindest Regards

Ronny

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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 Green Hotel in Siena
#1 Luxury Hotel in Siena
#4 Business Hotel in Siena
#6 Family Hotel in Siena
#8 Romantic Hotel in Siena
Price Range: $88 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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