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Al Mercato B&B
Ranked #26 of 121 Siena B&B and Inns
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Taipei
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“Awesome B&B”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We selected this B&B because of the reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. We spent one night in this comfortable, clean and conveniently located B&B, but would have spent longer if our travel plans would have allowed. The B&B is located very near the center of Siena and as such, the buildings are old, but the insides were renovated and extremely comfortable and modern with a touch of the old feeling. Anisa handles the reservations for the owners and she was extremely helpful with everything. There is a small dining room to have breakfast on the property. The breakfast was a typical Italian, but we thought the cappucino was the best!
Room: We stayed in Room #1 which happened to have a balcony. The room was clean, bright, comfortable and kept cool with an A/C. The bathroom was modern and clean. The WiFi worked great (iphone and ipad).
Location: You couldn't beat the location of this B&B. It was only a short one-minute walk from Il Campo (the heart of Sienna), but was very quiet.
We highly recommend this B&B to anybody traveling to Siena for a vacation. Location, Price, Cleanliness and helpful staff make this a perfect place to stay.

Room Tip: If you want a balcony with a view of a plaza, then ask for Room #1.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Ballina, Australia
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Our 3 night stay started well. Anisa handles front office tasks from La Piazza Travel, located opposite Al Mercato. We had been in contact by email and as a result, Anisa had arranged for our room to be cleaned first and we were able to access it before lunch. Anisa provided us with a comprehensive overview of Siena and, having determined our preferences, made recommendations on locations to visit. The room itself was modest but comfortable and very clean with a view of the Torre del Mangia and Piazza Mercato. The breakfast was simple, but the young woman supervising (and who also performs housekeeping services) added the personal touch by noting our preferences and ensuring that there were bananas available each morning for us. The central location is unbeatable, providing a base for multiple sightseeing forays and choice of dining options. The in-house wi-fi was not compatible with Apple devices but the wi-fi at La Finestra worked fine. One night was noisy with locals enjoying early Palio celebrations in the Piazza. We would not hesitate to stay at Al Mercato again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Stayed 2 nights in June. Great location only a 3 minute walk from the main square, Il Campo.
Anisa was very helpful and provided us with some of the history behind the Town Hall and the 17 contratas of Siena, plus recommendations on what to see and do.
Our bathroom was outside the room but it was not shared.
Good breakfast in the lunch room upstairs.
Their restaurant next door was very good also.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

This is a charming family-owned hotel right in the center of Siena, located in an ancient house which adds attraction to the place. My room had a wondeful view - on the left I could see la Torre del Mangia and on the right - the house roofs, church and landscape. Very clean and comfortable room, quiet. Just a few steps from Piazza Il Campo. Very nice Bulgarian lady doing the rooms and serving breakfast. The hotel owners (Carla and Fabio) also have a restaurant downstairs (La Finestra) - also highly recommended.
Anisa (charming, smiling, helpful, hospitable) welcomes you at the Reception opposite the hotel entrance. She will provide you with all kinds of information on Siena, its history, places of interest, and will recommend where to go and what to see. I only spent 2 nights there, but would stay there for a week happily. Hope to go back to Siena and looking forward to Al Mercato.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 14 December 2012

We stayed here about a week in late Nov. Hotel staffs and owners are very helpful and very kind. The location is the best. Just a few min of walking, you would be in the main square already. The room was always clean and the internet wifi was excellent. There was plenty of breakfast for you to start your new day. The hotel's restaurant entrance is opposite to the hotel. There is bus stop nearby the restaurant too. It makes things convenient but still keeps its quietness. The value and price for dinning in their restaurant was the best with very good food. We had dinner for 3 days there. Overall, we had great experience here and definitely going back again when we will return to siena.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Florence
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

I arrived late but had texted the B&B mobile and there was no problem. The young woman who signed me in (based at the travel agency across the small street) was very very helpful and friendly and changed my booking when it became obvious that the previous occupant of my room had been a smoker! She upgraded (for free) me to a one bedroom apartment just down the road. This was delightful for me: lots of space and privacy with the benefit of a buffet breakfast up the road (at B&B) and the security of the owners living upstairs. Access to the flat was down a fairly long flight of stairs but the walk to and fro the B&B (with a lovely view across allotments and a vista of the town just outside the front door) added to my feeling of relaxation

The bed was large (2 put together) and there were acres of storage space. There was a modern cooker and fridge freezer but no microwave. The bathroom was excellent.

The breakfast was not great but there was lots of it and I was able to bring some back to the apartment for snacks.

I will return to this B&B: the location (just behind the Campo) was fantastic and all the staff were so helpful and friendly

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

We stayed for 1 night in September and were delighted with this B&B. We look for the three C's (Central, Clean & Cost effective) and this place meets all of those criteria. Our room was enormous and very clean. The European breakfast was included and was plenty to get us going for the day. We were met by friendly staff who gave us great tips for places to eat that were a true taste of Tuscany. The location is perfect for exploring Sienna. We would definitely stay again and recommend this B&B as very good value.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Al Mercato B&B
Address: Via Giovanni Dupre' 11, 53100, Siena, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 121 B&Bs / Inns in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Al Mercato B&B is located in the historic center of Siena, just a few steps from Piazza del Campo and the Duomo, in an ancient palace of the XIIth century. The couple Fabio and Carla have personally followed the recent restoration of the residence, executed with the total respect of the original structural features of the ancient palace. In our rooms, equipped with private bathroom with shower, you will also find the air conditioning and the free Wi-Fi. The windows open onto the picturesque Piazza del Mercato with a beautiful view of the Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia. The Single economy room has the window on via Giovanni Duprè. Buffet breakfast is served every morning in the dedicated room and it is both italian and continental style. At our restaurant "La Finestra" in the Piazza del Mercato, you will find a typical Sienese menu at a special price. Possibility of half or full board. Free parking available 2 km from the B&B connected with piazza del Mercato with bus 54 (every 15 minutes), or the Parking IL CAMPO in via di Fontanella just 4 minutes walking form the B&B, 25euro for 24 hours. ... more   less 
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