Note that this excellent B&B has a new main entrance in the Via Delle Terme, not the Via dei Termini as old web pages suggest (this is now the locked back door). Location is a reasonable ten minute trundle from the bus stop in the Piazza Gramsci, but first timers would be well advised to run off a map because it is easy to get lost in Siena's winding streets until you know your way around.
Rooms are a good size, tastefully furnished and full of character. Each room has a name and a theme, rather than a number. Ours was the Stanza de Leonie, with frescoes of lions under the tall shuttered windows. The ceiling was beautifully painted with ornate designs complete with a cherub beaming down on our slumbers.
Breakfasts are of the continental style with excellent variety and quality. During the day tea and coffee making facilities are available in a pleasant lounge where there is also a computer terminal.
This B&B is ideally located, being only a few minutes walk from the major attractions, and deep in the heart of the maze of streets and lane ways which give this pedestrian friendly town it's charm.
The family who run this accommodation are friendly and helpful. Reception is not permanently manned but there is usually someone around and the family can be reached by telephone in case of emergency. There will always be someone there to greet you on arrival, whatever the time.
We overlooked the narrow street which provided interest during the day but was peacefully quiet at night, as all the day tripper tourist groups had followed the furled umbrellas into the sunset.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Antica Residenza Cicogna, the old house of Cicogna family, is located in the historical city center of Siena. You will be welcomed from Elisa, Ilaria or Fabio, which will be always happy to help you with tips or informations. Our five double rooms and our two suites are all frescoed with original 19° and 20° centuries frescoes and are equipped with air conditioning, private bathroom and free internet WiFi. Our rich breakfast buffet is served every morning in a nice breakfast room and any time during the day you can have your tea or traditional biscuits helping yourself in our dining room, reading a book or checking your emails on our free internet point.We look forward to meet you! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Antica Residenza Cicogna Hotel Siena