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“Great Location. Very good rates. Excellent service.”
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Hotel Athena
Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

Very well located and walking distance from town centre. Very close to good restaurants and plenty of parking places. Very helpful staff.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet. Very little traffic.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

Hotel Athena is excellent.
Upon arrival the receptionists were very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and clean. We had a bottle of prosecco on ice and the towels were arranged in a heart shape on the bed with a rose and heart shaped chocolates. We stood by the window looking out on Siena with a glass of prosecco each and this was the beautiful scene of our proposal! A memory that I will definitely keep with me forever.
The room was fantastic:- a beautiful, big and comfortable bed, great wall mounted large tv with Sky channels, tea and coffee facilities, gorgeous bathroom with good shower and spacious corner bath, there is a seating area in 802 as well as the bed.
Breakfast was flawless too. Internet is available for free just next to the reception area and you can pay a little extra for WIFI usage in the hotel.
All staff were most helpful at all times which made up for there not being a welcome pack in the room (not sure whether this is something that isn't provided in hotels generally across Tuscany and Umbria).
We can genuinely say we have absolutely no complaints about our 3 day stay (which we got a good discount on to top it off) at this gorgeous hotel within the walls of Siena.
Thank you!
Caroline & Chris

Room Tip: Stay in room 802 for a beautiful view of Siena!
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Athena55, Responsabile reception at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2011

Dear Caroline & Chris,

Thank you for your nice review about your stay in Siena. It was a pleasure for us, that you remained highly satisfied with our services and facilities. Making you happy is our mission:
"We stood by the window looking out on Siena with a glass of prosecco each and this was the beautiful scene of our proposal! A memory that I will definitely keep with me forever"

Looking forward to welcome you back in our hotel.
With Best Regards,

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Reviewed 20 November 2011

Hotel Athena in Siena is a nice hotel just inside the old city walls with parking place (free of charge).
Room are nice with good beds.
The hotel is located next to center town at few minutes from Palio place
Staff was nice and helpful to indicate place of interest, restaurants.
Map of city center are available at the hotel

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

Reservations were made directly with hotel and we received excellent help from Eglantina
Arriving at Athena is much easier then expected, Close to entrance of old city of Siena.
Front desk were helpful at check in . We received room 612, a Double Superior Room. What a view! Bed was comfortable. Bathroom size was great but shower was terrible.
Requested to have it fixed but nothing happened.
Breakfast better then expected.
For some reason Italy do not like internet... 4 star hotel that does not offer free internet. Very disappointing.
Whoever cleans the 6th floor are great and extremely friendly!
Bottom line: except for Internet we would go again

Most important - Location!!!

Room Tip: Room with view at least 6th floor. anything below is not as good
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Athena55, Responsabile reception at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2011

Dear Danny,

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor. We do appreciate it very much. We're glad you enjoyed the good location of the hotel, the room view and the friendly staff.
We hope to have you soon here in Siena.

Looking forward to to welcome you again,
Our Best Regards

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Reviewed 14 November 2011

The location is good, you can walk to most places within 15-20 minutes. We ate at the restaurant one night, and I had one of the best meals over our two week stay in Italy. The shower could have used a curtain - it was hard not to get the floor wet.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

If you are driving to Siena, pay close attention when you approach the Athena as you will be driving down a narrow steet along the wall and will be entering the hotel through the parking garage which is not well marked. There is a small parking area adjacent to the garage entrance and we pulled in there to get out and scratch our heads as to what to do next. Another couple pulled up behind us with the same reaction, figured it out, drove into the garage - and took the last parking space. We parked anyway, blocking several cars. When we checked in we were told that they keep your car keys and move the cars as necessary. This is a very modern hotel in an old building. The rooms were nice and the bathroom excellent, as were the beds. Our room did not have much of a view but their terrace had an excellent view, but was being used by a tour group. The dining rrom was nice and the food good but I would recommend a restaurant outside the hotel to get acquainted with the Tuscan cuisine. The hotel is located right inside the wall and is within walking distance of the Il Campo (Square) and the Duomo. Since it has such an excellent location, parking and internet service in the rooms, I highly recomend the Athena.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

Everything was perfect. The 7th floor terrace (with excellent bar sevice) had the most breathtaking views of the countryside. Our room with balcony was great. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. In Italy-the best value for money. Definitely will go back on a return trip.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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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: £66 - £367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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