We stayed at the Hotel Athena for two nights - we chose the family room and received a room on the 6th floor overlooking the countryside. We had a great experience and will definitely stay there again when we return to Siena.
The location is perfect - inside the city walls, close enough to everything but just removed enough to allow for some quiet down time. The room was nice, with traditional Tuscan design, high ceiling, big windows, comfortable bed. The bathroom was spacious and clean. The room was definitely big enough for a family, had a good fridge, a coffee machine, etc. - everything you need.
The breakfast was good too, the only area where I can see room for a bit of improvement (the coffee machine you can use to make your own coffee in the breakfast room does not make the best American-style coffee - but you can always ask the staff to make you an espresso). That said, if you do not want American-style coffee, nothing to complain about. Also, the breakfast room is lovely (there are two, but we used the same one both times).
The staff was genuinely nice and helpful and the places they recommended for dinner were right on.
Last but not least - easy to reach if you have a car and offers private parking. If you have been to Siena, you know that is huge.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Athena Hotel Siena