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Hotel Athena
Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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“What a view!!!”
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Great hotel in a quiet location just inside the walled area of Sienna -while it is a bit of a walk to the main square it was one we never tired of doing as the various lanes were delightful. Great room-large in size and very well decorated and furnished with a large bathroom - but the center point was the fantastic view over the Tuscan countryside from the window.Beautiful!! Very good staff who are very friendly and helpful -had a small problem with the internet and was given 24 hours free access in response-very good service. Good continental breakfast. Don't miss Sienna in your travels through Italy-it is a must and we could not have wished for a better hotel to stay in.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 13 September 2012
Dear GandTB,

what a (re)view!!!

We’re so happy to see that you reminded us after 5 months from your stay, that means we did a great job and that we hadn’t been the place where you slept during your vacation but we had been your vacation!

I agree completely the tip left on tripadvisor about our beautiful deluxe rooms, the view from the windows is gorgeous. I’d like to give a suggestion too: some of our deluxe rooms they have balconies overlooking the city, that’s a great experience as well.

Let me send you an hug from all the Athena hotel’s staff and we’re waiting for your next round in Siena, may be next spring time.

Kindest regards

Ronny
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

This a very nice hotel with a friendly, hard working staff. Our room was very large and had a large balcony with table and chairs and a sun bed to relax and enjoy the view of the Tuscan countryside. The only negative thing about the room was that there were absolutely no drawers or shelves to put our clothes on.

When I booked the room I chose one of their special packages but was not aware that it included half board. We ended up eating 3 dinners in their dining room and were pleasantly surprised how good the food and service was. Don't be afraid to have dinner there one night. The dining room was a little noisy due to the presence of a large group but that did not interfere with the service. Breakfast is excellent also.

One other small complaint we had was that I contacted the hotel a couple of weeks before our arrival to determine how far the hotel was from the main bus stop in Siena as we were coming in by bus from Florence. They answered promptly and said they were a 10 minute walk. It ended up being a good 40 minutes through the middle of town. It is not fun dragging your luggage up and down those hills in Siena!

The absolute best thing this hotel has going for it is the beautiful terrace overlooking the countryside and walls of Siena. Take your own bottle of wine up there to enjoy the sunset! The terrace alone is an excellent reason to book this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 12 September 2012
Dear Great8_too,

Thank you very much for your review. Thank you twice for the “hard working staff” you can’t wonder how much is important for us to see that all the effort done had been well repaid.

Just one tip for the tripadvisor’s readers: we are very close to all the major points in the city, the bus stop is 1.300 mt. from our doors and the campo’s square which is the heart of the center is just 500 mt. away. Everything is so close that you won’t need any transportation to get them.

We’re so glad to see that you enjoyed all our services especially our beautiful panoramic terrace which is perfect for drink a bottle of wine chosen from our large wine list.

That's great to see that you lived the hotel and we’re so proud to make your stay so comfortable. Don’t hesitate to book your next vacation through our website, as you did this first time and enjoy Siena again.


Warmest Regards

Ronny
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Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

Only spent one night in Siena but we loved the city so much and the hotel as well that I wish we planned for longer. They knew it was our honeymoon and there was a bottle of wine waiting for us as well as towels structured to look like two swans. Perhaps they do this for everyone but a note wished us a happy honeymoon. The terrace on the 7th floor (3rd floor really as the lobby is called 5) was just as good as advertised. A nice place (with a nice view) to enjoy a drink. It's a bit off the beaten path but everything is so close in Siena that it took us no time to get anywhere. The air conditioning setup was a little odd too with a door blocking its path but it was mid 80s outside and never got uncomfortable inside. I forget the name of the size room we got but it was 133 Euro in early September she was a good-sized room with a comfortable bed and pillows. The front desk was very helpful with directions, maps and train times. Finally, free wifi is always appreciated and it worked well all over the hotel. A solid option in an amazing city.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 11 September 2012
Dear Rotwang21,

If one night is not enough just check our website, join one of our very convenient package or offer and come back here in Siena as soon as possible. We’ll guarantee you the best treatment as we are used to do.

Congratulations again for your honeymoon and we’re happy to see that you appreciated the present from the hotel left expressly for you to celebrate your engage. The room you had I guess was a deluxe room with a beautiful view of the Tuscan hills…just a tip for your next reservation.

Hoping to see you soon again here with us

Best regards

Ronny
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Campinas, SP
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

This hotel is good and clean, but a little far from the main attractions (yet not that far, you can reach the major places walking).
There is garage, what is rare in siena hotels.
One very good thing was the STRONG air conditioning system, that relieved the august heat wave we had in Italy.
Would recommend and come back!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank otavioclark
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 11 September 2012
Dear Otavio,

We’re glad to see that you enjoyed our hotel at all and that you found a great solution to refresh the past hottest and driest august ever….our powerful A/C!

Our hotel as you pointed out is very close to all the main attractions, actually we are 500 mt. away from the Campo’s square.

We hope to see you soon again here with us with us and don’t forget to check our website to do not miss the last minute’s opportunities.

Kindest regards

Ronny
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Seattle
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

Absolutely the best hotel in Siena. Fantastic views. Close to great restaurants. And, close to many attractions while still being located in a quite section of town. Best of all worlds. Fantastic staff, nice rooms, and would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Thank John C
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 8 September 2012
Dear John,

Just do it again!
We are so glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us, all our staff wants to send you his heartfelt and huge thank you very much for your words.

We are very happy to see that we take part in the building of your city break and that it was great!

Don’t hesitate to contact us for everything you need and check our website, it’s a very good way to know news and events in Siena for your next vacation.


Best Regards

Ronny
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Santa Clarita, California
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

Our stay in Sienna was wonderful. We especially enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Athena. We stayed and traveled throughout Italy for 17 days and by far the Hotel Athena was the best hotel we stayed at. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was beautiful and well designed. It was a short walk from the hotel to the Sienna center (about 5-10 minutes). When you arrive at the bus stop or train station for Sienna, I recommend hiring a cab. Taking public transportation (local bus) was a bit confusing. I really enjoyed the Hotel Athena and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Sam M
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 8 September 2012
Dear Sam,

All our staff is really proud for the job done and we want to share with you our happiness to realize that we took part in the building of you beautiful holiday and that you are back home with a really good memory of us.

The best result for us is make the stay of our guests as pleasant as possible. It is so satisfactory to read that in 17 days around Italy you found our hotel the best one. That’s great!

Let me send you our sincerely thank you once again and we’re waiting to host you soon again.

Best regards
Ronny
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Reviewed 4 September 2012 via mobile

Gracious staff and well located. Parking is a plus for those who have cars. It's a good value. Though breakfast was a vast buffet, it was nothing to write home about. The staff welcomed us with a bottle of wine and olives. It was easy to navigate the town from Hotel Athena.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank GrahamForce5
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Athena55, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 5 September 2012
Dear GrahamForce5,

First of all, thank you so much for your review. your comment and your feedback about our services is very important to us. A special thank you is sent by the staff that it is feeling so proud to have been described as "gracious."

We’re glad to see that you could appreciate everything about the hotel and that everything was according to your expectations. We’re happy even to see that you enjoyed the present from the hotel in your room which is due to your long stay with us, a special thanks for choosing us for your entire vacation.

Do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website to do not miss the special offers for your next stay with us.

Warmest regards
Ronny
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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 Green Hotel in Siena
#1 Luxury Hotel in Siena
#4 Business Hotel in Siena
#6 Family Hotel in Siena
#8 Romantic Hotel in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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