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“A truly wonderful stay”
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Hotel Athena
Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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“A truly wonderful stay”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Our party of six stayed for one night on the 9th August and could not be made to feel more welcome when we arrived, We got an excellent deal on the rooms which were very clean and well equipped. My husband and I had a superior room and the view was just amazing from the french windows. The location was ideal with it just being a short walk into the centre of Sienna and with the hotel having car-parking that was a real plus.
We had a drink in the main bar before going out at night and the prices were reasonable. The breakfast which was included in the price was also very nice.
We really enjoyed our stay in Sienna and when any of us go back (which we will as it is a beautiful city) we would stay in this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room and paying that bit extra for a superior room is worth it because of the view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Helen G
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Helen,

Wow! Thank you!

We appreciated so much your beautiful words and we’re so happy to realize that you enjoyed your beautiful Superior room, that, even if does not have view of the countryside (deluxe rooms characteristic) they are large, located on the higher floors, well designed keeping all the Tuscan and sienese style and newly renovated. Great choice!

Thank you again for all your appreciations and to plan your next stay with us visit our SPECIAL OFFERS AND PACKAGE web page: hotelathena.com/en/offers-siena.html

Kindest Regards

Ronny
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This was an excellent hotel. It was about 10 minutes walk to the Piazza del Campo but was situated within the city walls. It had free parking which from our experience is a rarity in Italy so this is not to be sniffed at! We had a superior room which was very spacious, well appointed and very clean. The staff were very helpful and efficient and the excellent breakfasts had a wide and varied choice to suit all palettes. All in all, Siena was our favourite destination during our tour of central Italy and I would like to think we will visit again someday (perhaps during the Palio) so would I stop at this hotel again ..... Definitely!

Room Tip: Ask for one with a view, ours faced the buildings on the other side of the road.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear martin,

Thanks a lot for those beautiful words. You are making us so happy.

We’re so glad to see that you enjoyed our nice breakfast and the beautiful panoramic terrace Yes! Come back during the Palio time, you'll have the possibility to live Siena in the best and charming way you can.

It had been a pleasure to host you in our hotel and we, everybody, hope to see you soon again in the narrow medieval streets of Siena. We’ll be honored helping you in the construction of your next Tuscan holiday.

Kindest Regards

Ronny
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Great hotel which was well located just a 5 minute walk from the campo ,beautiful views over the countryside from the terrace bar which is a nice place to take in the sites
The hotel is very clean and in good repair and the staff are helpful and courteous
Overall if you want a nice ,quiet clean hotel this is the place to go

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gerard B
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear Gerard,

good to read you! Thank you very much indeed for your review.
All the comments are really welcomed but one with this rating is so much appreciated. All the opinions about us are useful to improve the services but your words help us to let know the people how important is for us the satisfaction of our guests.

We’re so happy to see that you had a big time with us and we want to thank you once again for your beautiful words and we are all waiting for your return to Siena. You’ll be always welcome!

Warmest Regards

Ronny
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in a superior room in Aug 2013. Despite the website showing the differences in the size and quality of the rooms this one was on the small side with very little room between both sides of the bed and the walls. Room was clean, bathroom a good size however walls quite thin so light sleepers might struggle to get a good night sleep. Breakfast was typical continental style buffet with usual items. 10 mins walk to centre of town, 20 mins to the bus stop which isn't particularly easy with suitcases. Great view for miles from the terrace bar.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear TotoahBelfast,

despite to the average review I want to thank you anyway for giving me the possibility to say that the 4 categories of room we have are different even in the size. The largest are the family (of course) and the deluxe rooms but even the superior are a bit bigger than the standard and the economy that are the smaller rooms.

I don’t know unfortunately in which category you slept but all our rooms have great furnishings, Tuscan style drapes and décor, very comfy bed with newly hydratop fabric memory to facilitate rest, Satellite TV with dozens of international channels, free wifi in room, bath or shower according to the demands, hairdryer, high quality courtesy set of, complimentary bottled water, and much more.

I invite you to come back soon to the Tuscan sun and try us again!

Best regards
Ronny
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The reception staff were extremely helpful. Free private car parking was a great asset. The breakfasts were delicious with great choices. We had a very nice room with a great view of the countryside. The hotel is within walking distance of the major tourist sites.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Helen K
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Helen,

thank you for your review. Everyone is so helpful to make know to the people the quality of our services and with your review you're giving us a huge hand.

We're so happy and satisfied when our guests remain satisfied and happy of the treatment they receive!

Don't forget to check our website, to plan your next stay in Siena, where you can find so many offers and packages designed for every needs, from the romantic package to the Halloween offer....don't miss it!

Best Regards

Ronny
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I wouldn't call this place charming, but a decent place if you just need a place to stay. Rooms were spacious. But could be cleaner. Shower heads rusty. Scuff marks on wall in sleeping area. Toothbrush holder had dust and something sticky inside. Clearly hadn't been cleaned. Staff was extremely nice tho. Would suggest to someone who just needed an affordable stay with parking.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear RJL2011,

The Athena hotel is for sure a place to stay, we are an in-town hotel with private free parking and close to everything. We have 4 categories of rooms but everyone has the amenities of the 4 stars hotel. Just drive your car ‘till us take a walk into town and back and relax having a cup of wine up on the panoramic terrace. Maybe if you wish you can go on and have a really good meal on the same location, under the stars.

Unfortunately I cannot agree what you sad about the cleaning of the room which is from ever one of our point of strength, it is very hard to understand where you experienced that.

Anyway, of course we respect your opinion and as ever it will helps us to improve our services. For your next Siena’s trip I recommend you to choose us again by booking one of our PACKAGE listed on our website.

Best Regards
Ronny
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Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

There is a free private parking in hotel even though the hotel is located is inside the wall. It takes around 5 minutes to get to the cathedorale of Siena. Staff was very kind and efficient. The bar on top floor opened only in summer was an excellent place to have some drinks with nice view of Siena.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank yoshi7877
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear yoshi7877,

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 view 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 hotelathena.com/en/offers-siena.html

Kindest Regards

Ronny
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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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