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“An excellent hotel”
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Hotel Athena
Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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“An excellent hotel”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Great hotel! Beyond our expectations. The staff extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet and dinner excellent. The location unique inside the city walls and free parking! The room comfortable with wonderfull view to the old city and very clean. We would highly recomand hotel Athena and we hope to come back!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Dear Thanasis,

Thank you so much for your review. Your comment and your feedback about our services, is very important for us.

We are also happy that you have appreciated our hotel and all our services, thankd for your comment about the breakfast, your opinion is remarkable.

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

Best Regards

Ronny
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I choose this hotel after researching Trip Adviser and also that it has a free car park.
We arrived with no trouble parking in the ample car park at the rear of the hotel. Nothing but excellent, friendly service at the reception from start to finish of our break.
The roof terrace bar was an absolute gem, beautiful views, reasonable bar prices and lovely service from staff.
Having seen the hotel restaurant menu,it look very good so we decided to eat at the hotel one evening, which I don't normally do as I like to go out and about. The dinner was fabulous, with impeccable, professional service from the staff. This was much better than the meal we had out the previous evening in a local restaurant in town!
We had the economy room, which was an ample size, large bathroom and all necessary amenities. It was extremely clean everyday and with sweets left on our pillows each night. I wasn't expecting a view, or balcony etc for the room we had paid for, but we had an lovely view from the roof window which was an added bonus.
Town was a 10 min walk away and the car park was easy to exit to get away into the countryside.
All in all a brilliant hotel and excellent value for money.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Meg E
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile reception at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear Meg ,
good to read you! Thank you very much indeed for your review. All the comments are really welcome but one with this rating is so much appreciated. All the opinions about us are useful to improve the services but your words help us to let know the people how important is for us the satisfaction of our guests.
A big thanks comes from our Maitre Marco and Aldo and our Chef Francesco always ready to prepare some typical and delightful Tuscan dish.
Our colleagues from the roof bar like to thank you too for the beautiful words , you are just right our San Marco Terrace is a gem with a great view over the landscape
We’re so happy to see that you had such good time with us and we want to thank you once again for your beautiful words and we are all waiting for your return to Siena. You’ll be always welcome!

Warmest Regards
Andrea
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

The hotel was modern and bright inside, our room light and airy with reasonable size ensuite shower room. The room was very clean, bed linen changed daily which is not always the case in other hotels we have visited. The only slight minus was poor pressure in the shower. The breakfast was an excellent buffet, the evening meals good without being remarkable. There is a lovely terrace on the 7th floor with wonderful views over the town walls and beyond. For those that can afford it there are rooms with the same view as the terrace. We would definately stay in this hotel again if we come back to Siena

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile reception at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Chris ,
Let us send you our big thank you for the review about your stay with us and for have spent a part of your time thinking on us on tripadvisor.com .
We had really appreciate your words regarding the beauty of your room and the kindness of our staff and we are happy to see that you enjoyed all our services. Our panoramic terrace, as you underlined, is wonderful and sit up there is an experience you can’t miss!
Our colleagues at the restaurant will be exited to know that you had a great dinner and so was our buffet breakfast .
Fell free contact us directly to make your next reservation and we will guarantee you the best service like ever.
Kindest Regards Andrea
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Used Hotel Athena as our first stopover on a five day cycling tour of Tuscany, Sardinia, and Corsica. After a very hot day in the saddle we were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived.

With a thirty man party something nearly all goes wrong or is forgotten but in the case of Hotel Athena everything had been sorted. Good secure parking for our cycles and support van, and very friendly reception staff.

Our evening meal was plentiful and well marshalled by the head chef who personally visited each of the group tables. The breakfast was the same and much appreciated by a team with 100miles of Tuscan heat in front of them.

As someone who makes frequent group bookings, this hotel was one of the easiest ever to deal with. As well as an excellent deal, very quick to respond to communications, and most of all, made us feel more than welcome.

Just a little difficult to find especially without a SatNav, but very much worth the hassle when we eventually got there... Will stay again if we visit Siena in the future

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile reception at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Dear Glosvlelo ,
Wow what a nice review , you have perfectly described the hotel Athena from the moment of the booking till the check out time , we love to make feel our guests more than welcome, this is just our style , professional and efficient.
Our chef Francesco will be will be enthusiastic to know that you all appreciated his effort , so will be all the restaurant staff , you are right about the breakfast ,our buffet is one of the best in the all city.
Another thing that make the hotel Athena special , is our free and secure car park , and the city center is only at 10 minutes walking distance .
It had been a pleasure to host you in our hotel and we, everybody, hope to see you soon again in the narrow medieval streets of Siena. We’ll be honored helping you again in the construction of your next Tuscan holiday.

Warm regards Andrea
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Hotel Athena is in a good location - near shopping and center plaza. The room was spacious relatively speaking (by Italian standards) and had a lovely view of the hill side. The hotel is a little dated in décor. Most staff were very accommodating, but encountered one front desk staff member that was terse and called someone else stupid in front of me. The breakfast, included with our room rate, was good and would be liked by Americans.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile reception at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Dear Catherine ,
first of all let me thank you for spending your time writing your comment , and thanks as well for the beautiful words to describe our services , which are making the hotel Athena the best place in Siena to stay .
Regarding the conversation at the front desk I think you miss understood because, as you can see from all the other reviews, the kindness of our staff is a must , and it is definitely impossible that one of our front desk member called stupid a colleague .
I like to point out your words about our décor , which is brand new decorated as Tuscan style tradition and definitively not dated at all , maybe is just your personal taste .
I will make sure to tell our colleagues at the restaurant that you enjoyed our great hot and cold buffet breakfast , next time I suggest you to come during the summer time and try our restaurant so you can taste the best Tuscan food in town,served under the sky in our San Marco Terrace.
Hope to see you soon Andrea
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Hotel Athena was one of my best stays in Italy. The room is spacious with beds that are firm enough to give my back a good rest after all the walking.

My room had a great view of the Tuscan countryside. You can also get the same gorgeous view from the top floor of the hotel, which is accessible to all guests.

The hotel is about a 10-minute walk to Piazza del Campo, with many shops & cafés along the way.

The restaurant in the hotel is a 'must-try'. The lamb loin, zucchini rolled with asparagus & the desserts - warm chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream & tiramisu, are highly recommended.
The chianti wine is also divine!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Elizabeth_CQY
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile reception at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Dear Elizabeth ,
let me thank you for the beautiful word that you are spending to describe the hotel Athena , we are really happy that you found all our services so efficient and high quality, about that we’ll let know the Chef Francesco that, with us, you had one of the best dinner during your holiday in Tuscany, what we do every day is to help our guest to have the best holiday ever! Your contribution helps us to inform the travelers that choosing Hotel Athena is not only a choice of quality in services, but also efficiency, convenience and professionalism, on top of this we have a free car park , we are only at 10 minutes walking distance to Piazza del Campo and at list and not last as you said the view from our Terrazza San Marco is breathless .
I hope to have you again as guest in the summer , so you can enjoy the dinner at our roof top under the sky with a nice glass of wine , feel free to contact us for your next stay with us , I invite you to check our web site where you can find lots of good deals.
See you soon Andrea
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Salida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We had been traveling for a week on bicycle and wanted a special hotel for two nights. A bit out of the center but only a ten minute walk to Piazza del Campo and Duomo. The front desk staff were first rate. Very bicycle friendly, they even have a garage especially for bikes! Rooms very nicely appointed, very comfortable bed and windows that open for fresh air. We highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank djack7
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Djack7,

Wow…..double wow! 305 reviews? I can’t figure out a better review coming from a better reviewer.
That’s amazing! Not only because your review is perfect and goes straight to the bone but even because in this way you sure shall be so useful to the other travelers and of course bike travellers!

From all of us we send you our big thank you and the hope to see you soon again in Siena for the second part of your trip. In that case we will be honored to take part in the construction of your holiday, by our side we will guarantee you the best service as ever.

Kindest 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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