The hotel is simple and comfortable, around a 10-15 minute walk from the Campo. I was lucky enough to get room 204, which had a truly spectacular view over the city. It was a twin room, but if you're looking for a double, make sure you ask for one with a view - it didn't cost me anything more, I just got lucky. I noticed that some rooms had the view and others faced a wall, and which one you get will make a big difference to your experience of the place.
One of the things that drew me to this particular hotel was the fact that it offered breakfast. I didn't know what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Croissants, bread, rolls, cereal, yogurts, fresh fruit, donuts, cheese, etc - it was lovely! You have to ask for a pot of either tea or coffee up at the bar and they bring it over though, there's no self service for drinks other than the fruit juices.
The rooms are plain, but I never minded that because they were perfectly fine for my needs. The value of this hotel was out of this world, it was one of the cheapest hotels I found in Siena, and is amazingly within good walking distance of everywhere you'd want to see in the city. Handily enough, it's also only a 5 minute walk from the bus station, which suited me as I don't drive. The convenience stores in the area are also cheaper than in the heart of the city, so you can easily pick up some cheap items before starting your day.
I would absolutely stay here again when I go back to Siena!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Minerva Hotel is a three star hotel in the historic center of Siena, overlooking from its position the city of the Palio. Hotel Minerva is located in the heart of Siena, the medieval city known around the world for the Palio and its age-old traditions, miracles and saints like Catherine and Bernard Tolomei, art, culture, food and wine. Just 10 minutes from Piazza del Campo and very close to the train station, the three-star hotel has 56 rooms, divided into Standard, Superior and Business, a meeting room and a garage. Perfect for business trips as a vacation exploring Siena and the most beautiful cities of Tuscany, Hotel Minerva is characterized by a warm welcome and an extreme attention to the customer. CHECK-IN 3.30 P.M. CHECK-OUT 10.30 A.M. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minerva Hotel Siena