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Hotel Athena
Ranked #5 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good location and quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2014

This hotel is inside the city walls and has plenty of parking. This parking itself is potentially a little tricky but the staff are obviously well used to making it work and have cameras at reception to keep an eye on things. We had a spacious room with a small balcony overlooking the hills; a great place to sit and just relax. Staff were helpful and informative, giving us just the right information to see the practice Palio and share the excitement that was buzzing around the main square. Breakfast was plentiful with a fair choice of hot and cold items. The rooftop terrace was fabulous both at day and night - highly recommended! Siena is a such a beautiful and characterful city and I really hope to come back and stay at the Athena again.

Room Tip: I would recommend a room with a balcony if you're going in good weather.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gallileofigaro
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Dear Gallileof,

To read a review like yours is always a great satisfaction, we work so hard every day to take part in the construction of a wonderful holiday for our guests.

We’re so happy to see that we did a very good job for you and you repaid us in the best way you could. To receive a great comment such as you did from people who stayed with us during the hustle and bustle of the Palio time is a double satisfaction.

We’re waiting for you and your partner here again in Siena and we’ll be so happy to confirm you the same high quality treatment. Do not hesitate to contact us directly whenever you desire to make your next reservation.

Kindest Regards

Ronny
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for only one night on our trip in Toscana. Excellent location (5 minutes away by foot from city center!), good infrastructure, clean and spacy room, complete breakfast offer (for Italian average). Good welcome and service. Since they have quite narrow parking spaces, you are asked to leave car keys at reception, which I didnt want to do (I had made the reservation asking for privare parking, they didnt tell me about leaving car keys at reception...). So finally they managed the situation very well, finding a solution in a way that our car would be parked without blocking others). Very much appreciated.
Can recommend!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aurelio M
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 28, 2014
Dear Aurelio,

Thank you for your review.

Great to know that you had good time at the hotel Athena, we love to look after our guests, and obviously the beauty and cleanliness of our rooms, our terrace bar and the central position with a free car park (which is free of charge and not bookable, leaving the car keys at the front desk is just the way we manage some situation, nothing to be worried!), make the hotel the best choice in the city.

Keep in touch with us on facebook and twitter and check our web site for the best offers.

Best regards

Ronny
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

booking a hotel online is sometimes a hit and miss affair. However, we were delighted with our choice. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were lovely and the breakfast above average for Italy.
There are tea/coffee making facilities in the room and a Safe. They even put a complimentary bottle of wine (with opener). The location is excellent. Just a short stroll (5/10 minutes) to the centre of the city. Ask the hotel for recommended restaurants. The one we used on the first night was terrific.
Check out the little terrace they have. You can enjoy a drink there or simply take in the wonderful views.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank dumbo56
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Dear dumbo56,

Thank you very much for your review. Your words get 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 is really a great service from our point of view.

Sir, feel free to contact us again to make your next reservation and check our website, many special offers are waiting for you, especially for the next fall approaching.

Kindest Regards

Ronny
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Great Neck, N.Y.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We traveled here for 2 nights with kids and had a wonderful stay. The hotel is clean and comfortable and a short 5-10 minute walk to all sights. Breakfast was good and there is a rooftop terrace overlooking beautiful Tuscany which we visited several times. The staff were very helpful and attentive and arranged for dinner at wonderful restaurants. This is a highly recommended very reasonably priced hotel.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Bluestraveller07
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Dear Bluestrav,

Let me send to you our big thank you from all our staff for your incisive words. We’re so happy to realize that your stay with us was “great” and that you appreciated all our services. The best result for us is make the stay of our guests as pleasant as possible. We like to take part on the construction of a beautiful memories.

Let me send you our sincerely thank you once again and we’re waiting to host you soon again. Just check out SPECIAL OFFER web page.

Best Regards

Ronny
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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60 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

We enjoyed this hotel for its amazing view and location. The folks who run it were all so nice and welcoming. We felt like they were all ambassadors of this great town, and they really cared that we enjoyed our visit. (We did!) I will say there's not much to brag about regarding the room itself, but it was extremely clean, very comfortable and it served us well! We were so busy seeing Siena that we didn't spend much time in the room anyhow. Do your best to get a room with a view. The view is so great that I'd sleep in a tent just to get it! If you want a room inside the old city walls, a good value, great location and pleasant room... check out this one!

Room Tip: Get a room with a view! That's the best part of this hotel!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank KimandJimM
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Kim & Jim,

Such a great and exhaustive review! I think your words can be so helpful for all the travelers who are planning to stay in Siena and to whom I recommend to stay with us.

All our staff of the front desk wants to send you his special thank you for all the appreciations.

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us, we’ll be so glad to help you planning your next trip to Tuscany

Kind Regards

Ronny
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and we had a really nice stay. Very good service. The room we had was very nice: Size above average, small bathroom, very clean and the view was spectacular!!

If you happen to stay at Hotel Athena, ask for a room on the 7th floor, specifically room 710-712-714 or the one we had 716. Those rooms have a small balcony with a unbelievable view on the tuscany landscape. part of the view the Siena with the edge of the fortification, the balance is a no-end view of the beautiful italian nature.

Breakfast was ok, it's a little buffet. We've seen better in our stay in Rome and florence but it's still pretty decent. Like any other hotel in Italy, you can order a real cappucino instead of using the coffee machine.

All in all, if you go to Siena, don't waste your time to search for an hotel, this one suits all need for a good price.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank Benoit D
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear Benoit,

Thank you, thank you and thank you again for your beautiful words. We all remained very impressed by your comment, full of details, and we’re all very proud to have worked for you.
Thank you twice for point up that our beautiful Delue rooms with view are spectacular!

Feel free to contact us whenever you desire and we’re all waiting for your return to Siena….it’s a quite long journey from Canada, I know! Here you’ll always find a warm and friendly people doing their best to make your vacation wonderful as much as possible.

Warmest regards

Ronny
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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night and it was a good experience. The hotel is located a 10 minute walk from the Dome, so very convenient. It has parking and wifi service, always something good to have.

The rooms are ok, very spacious, a little dated, but very comfortable. Bathrooms are too small and showers too, but for a short stay, it is ok. The service is really good and the breakfast is way above average, tons of options.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank mariocrosswell
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear mariocros,

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 delicious breakfast and all our service.

For your next trip in Siena, contact us for information and visit our web site where you can find very special deals like the ROMAITIC PACKAGE.

Best 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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