If all you're looking for is a place to park your carcass each night in Siena, you can't go wrong with Hotel Alma Domus. It's a good, basic hotel, clean and safe. The staff are polite and helpful, and the location is relatively convenient to Siena's historic centre, though certainly not in the heart of it.
However, if you're looking for those extra touches that make a stay memorable, you won't find them here. The hotel is owned by the church and it shows; the rooms reminded me of monk's cells in some respects. The bathrooms have those showers that are only enclosed by a curtain rather than a complete separate stall--so you can expect to get the entire floor of the bathroom wet when you shower. The views are okay, but not breath-taking.
In other words, this is definitely a step up from a hostel, but a step down from most other hotels (though not, I grant, in terms of cleanliness or safety). Whether you enjoy your stay depends on what you want from a hotel; if it's just the basics, you'll be perfectly satisfied; if it's something more, look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the center of Siena; the building that is now the Hotel began its life as the drying room of a medieval wool works (hedificum tiratorium), probably dating back to the early 1300s; several rooms have balcony with amazing view; the hotel offers a range of services and facilities including: TV lounge,Breakfast room, Reading room, Music room (with piano), Conference facilities,Internet access, Air conditioning, elevator. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alma Domus Hotel