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“Nice hotel just Inside city wall”
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Hotel Athena
Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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orlando, fl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice hotel just Inside city wall”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

We recently stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. We booked the cheapest accomodation that had twin beds because we were Only at hotel to sleep. Hotel was nice, allowed us to store bags since we arrived early. Room was good size, had ackward layout and a view of parking lot---guess you get what you pay for---room was very clean and had a nice sized bathroom by European standards. One major dissappointment is that they will not allow you to take your own wine out to their terrace, you must purchase their wine....this was the only hotel I stayed in that was this way, all others would allow you to take your own wine to the terraces... We had done a wine tour with Franco Fadda (check out tripadvisor he was excellent) and wanted to drink some of the wine we bought on the tour ended up drinking in our room.
Hotel is about a 5 min uphill walk to everything. There are some great restaurants on the way into the main area of town from the hotel. The staff is helpful if you need recommendations.
I would say for the price the hotel was good, however lacked some of the Tuscan charm of other hotels.

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Reviewed 17 June 2012

Great hotel just at the city walls, Easy access to the city center. Quiet comfortable rooms and superior breakfast.

Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

We stayed for three days in a De Luxe room on the 8th floor with balcony overlooking the Tuscany landscape and with view on the famous Duomo . Room and bathroom were both spacious, very clean and quiet, even during the night with the windows open. Excellent bed. We booked a relax package including a massage in the room (excellent massage guy coming from outside the hotel bringing his own equipment), breakfast room service (good choice but in a 4 star hotel there should be no extra cost for an egg!), welcome wine (we had to ask twice to get it) and a romantic dinner which was of a very good quality, served by very friendly waiters on the panorama terrace overlooking the landscape. All the hotel staff very friendly and helpful, including the chauffeur service for the free parking. Good value for money in the special package. We would definitely return to this hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Brought my group here for first part of tour and all enjoyed it very much. Staff look after you very well and all our needs were met. Rooms lovely and clean. Breakfast offered good variety. The main reason for being here is that the hotel is very quiet and had a lovely terrace that overlooks Siena. Walking around this place is so easy and safe for singles. Free internet, no coffee or tea making, no bar fridge. They do have a safe.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 16 June 2012
Dear Guests,

We want to send our huge “thank you” for your review and for spent part of your time writing about our hotel. Your comment as the others is very important for us to improve our service. To get the best rating means for us to compensate the efforts made.

Reading your review I understand once again how is important to provide to the guests an high quality service like our breakfast, full of fresh, typical, and delightful products or even the panoramic terrace from which you can enjoy the beautiful view over the countryside.

All the staff want to send you his big thank you also for the appreciations you sent to them and we are waiting for your return to Siena and to Hotel Athena.

Best Regards

Ronny
Guest Relations Manager
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

The view from the terrace of this hotel is surely one of the most beautiful in the area and it's all yours to have a drink or dinner. Plus our room was very nicely appointed and white-glove clean. Well-situated for exploring town and free wifi in the common areas. Breakfast is a full spread and the front desk personnel didn't wince as I struggled to say 301 in Italian. Great hotel!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 14 June 2012
Dear Mehdi, Dear Linda,

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 location to the beautiful panoramic terrace where you can have something to drink or dinner overlooking the green Tuscan hills.

We appreciated your trials speaking Italian and we must admit that you were great!
We’re waiting for your return to Siena and for sure next time you'll be able to speak a perfect Italian.

For your next stay I recommend you to check our website where you can find many special offers and big deals.

Kindest Regards

Ronny
Guest Relations Manager
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Additional Information about Hotel Athena

Property: Hotel Athena
Address: P Mascagni 55, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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 (per night): ₹ 5,710 - ₹ 19,910
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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