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“Great hotel in beautiful town”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Athena

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Hotel Athena
Ranked #5 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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Aarhus, Denmark
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“Great hotel in beautiful town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoy our stay at Athena during 6 days in Siena. Having the base inside the town walls (we walk to everything in town) and still have the car parked at the hotel with easy access to highway is a best of both worlds. The hotel restaurant is really good for a delicious dinner but also breakfast is very good. Reception and staff in general is very helpfull giving great advice and support. Highly recommend as base for touring the region.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear NielsHans,

Thank you so much for your review, you rated us with a 5 on 5 and for us it’s a great result!
All our hard work is finalized to the maximum satisfaction of our guests and we’re so glad and happy to see that with you we did it!

All the staff is sending you his heartfelt thanks and is waiting for your return to Siena and to our hotel.

For your next trip to Siena check our website where you can find some special events from which to start to plan your next holiday with us!

Kindest Regards

Ronny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a few days in April. Service was good. The room was very comfortable and clean. Only had dinner in the restaurant once and had the Tuscan menu which was excellent.
The staff on the desk were helpful in trying to sort out our lost luggage which KLM and Florence airport did their best to lose.
Car park under the hotel was secure but only for smaller cars but there was another car park. As these are free this is very good.
The centre is only a few minutes walk away for evening dining but the hotel itself is in a quiet area.
Would recommend staying at this hotel.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Dear AJBrookes,

Thank you so much for your review. Your comment and your feedback about your experience with us is very important to us.
We appreciated you liked and enjoyed the free parking lot at our hotel and all our services like the one at the restaurant.

We are also happy that you have appreciated the location of our hotel really few steps away from all the main attractions.
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For your next stay do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website to do not miss the special offers for your next stay with us. Remember to tweet about #AthenaSiena

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Ronny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

I chose Hotel Athena based on it's location within the walls of Siena and based on it's TripAdvisor recommendations. I knew that I would be driving to Siena and finding a hotel that provided for parking in a city with restrictions on cars was a huge bonus. I would recommend Hotel Athena based on my stay. The highlights of my review are below:

Location: Hotel Athena is located just within the walls of Siena which makes most of Siena walkable from the hotel. You can walk to Il Duomo in about 10 minutes and Il Campo in about 15 minutes. Siena is a hill town so some of that walking is a bit up fill, but that just makes returning a downhill journey which is nice after a big dinner. I thought the location was just great.

Service: I enjoyed the personnel working at the hotel and thought the service by the desk staff and bell staff was just great. We ate breakfast at the hotel every day and had dinner there once and again thought that the service in the dining room was good.

Accommodations: The room and bathroom were pretty standard and basic, but had all of the requirements. I noticed that most of the hotels in Siena were on the more basic side so the Hotel Athena was well appointed in comparison to other hotels in the area. We had a flat screen TV and min-bar, but that was about all of extra appointments that we had. Since we spent most of our time exploring Siena or driving around Tuscany, we did not spend a lot of time in our room so that was fine. The room met our needs. It was clean and comfortable.

Food: The breakfast at the hotel was quite good and we enjoyed it every day. It was an American style breakfast buffet with hot and cold items. We also had dinner at the hotel one night and the food was quite good. We would have eaten at the hotel again had we stayed another night.

The highlights of the hotel are the rooftop terrace which provided for beautiful sunset views of Tuscany. I enjoyed having an evening aperitif here at sunset. It was quite wonderful being up there. Also, the hotel provided for free parking which is a bonus if you are driving to Siena and most of town has restrictions are cars within the city walls.

I would recommend Hotel Athena for anyone traveling to Siena and I would return again.

Room Tip: Request a room that has a full view looking out the back of the hotel and on a higher floor
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear jfrworld,

Thank you so much for the time spent writing about your experience with us, you maked us so happy!

All the effort done is always finalized to get a feedback like your and we’re so proud for the job done. We’re so happy to see that you enjoyed all our service, what we do every day is to help our guest to have the best holiday ever! We're glad to see that you enjoyed the quality of our standard rooms, located on the ground floors but having all the amenities of a 4 stars hotel.

All our staff is waiting to host you soon again in Siena and, by the way, we treat the guests as VIP just because they really are very important people indeed :-). Don’t forget to visit our website where you can find the best rate ever and always breakfast included! Follow us on twitter and follow our #AthenaSiena.

Kindest regards

Ronny
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Rameldange
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

Hotel Athena is in the historical part of Siena, all attractions in walking distance
The rooms are spacious and clean
The breakfast room on the fourth floor is not so busy as the one on the third floor
parking available and very friendly staff
excellent terrasse on the roof with a great view

Room Tip: best rooms up from fourth floor
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear Brigitte,

Thank you for having chosen us! Your review left speechless!

All the staff wants to send you his heartfelt thank you for the appreciations. We do all our best to give the best service ever just because the satisfaction of all our guests is our mission and the mission of Hotel Athena.

We’re so glad to see that you enjoyed all our services and We hope to see you soon again here with us. Don’t forget to "like us" on facebook!

Kindest Regards

Ronny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

We were first given room 808, which had a divine view but was too small and rundown. A couple of hours later, we decided to see if a change was possible. The staff was very responsive and showed us room 412, which had almost no view but was much more modern, spacious, and comfortable. From then on, our stay in Siena was very nice. With our car conveniently parked at the hotel, we walked a few times (about 10 minutes) into town (where access by car is restricted). Breakfast was very good and we thought dinner at the restaurant was also a good option. We also appreciated the highly affordable "per kilo" laundry option (no pressing). An annoying detail that needs attention by their management is that the beds may not be properly made as (at least in room 412) the sheets did not seem large enough for the mattress and kept coming loose. All in all, however, this hotel is a choice I would recommend in Siena provided you get a room that suits your taste.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear Antonio,

thank you for your time to write your comment regarding Hotel Athena.

We are glad to see that you appreciated Hotel Athena, the staff, all our services specially our ideal location.

Let me point out the room you had originally, the 808, was a Deluxe room with view even if you booked a superior, later on, we you came through because you needed a room more spacious we provided you a family room, usually occupied by family of 3 or 4 people, that’s why the room was so bigger than the first

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. Follow the #AthenaSiena

Best Regards

Ronny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed here two nights. Helpful staff, good location, our room had a view of the old city wall. Easy walking distance to the Piazza del Campo, the Duomo, and all the sights in the walled part of Siena. Got a really good recommendation for a restaurant from reception. Osteria Nona Gina, just around the corner. She told me to order the Gnocchi alla Lela. it was the best, melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi I've ever had. Spacious room, comfortable bed, nice bathroom, in room coffee and tea. Quite a comprehensive breakfast. All-in-all, very convenient and a very pleasant experience.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Dear feeardesh,

Thank you very much for taking time to review your experience with us. Even Osteria Nonna Gina shall be happy reading your comment.

Our Deluxe rooms as described everywhere have two views options, countryside OR city view with balcony, both choices are amazing, to wake up and see the city wall that still protect Siena to the invaders is an unforgettable experience :-)

Next time you’ll decide to stay with us I invite you to try our restaurant that is not a secondary choice respect to all the town restaurant.

Don’t forget to follow us on twitter. Check the #AthenaSiena

Best Regards

Ronny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We found the front desk staff extremely helpful in directions and suggestions for dinner and tours. We found the wait staff provided us with brisk service during breakfast. The rooms were large and the beds more than adequate. I would only recommend that they allow access to air conditioning.

  • Stayed April 2014
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Dear mmorris10,

Let us send you our big and huge thank you for your review. Every comment is really important for us and give us the opportunity to improve our service.

We appreciated your words and we’re very glad to see that you enjoyed all our services from the service at breakfast time to the ideal location.

For your next stay I recommend you to check our website where you can find many special offers and big deals. Follow us on twitter, and follow the #AthenaSiena

Best Regards

Ronny

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 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 (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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