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“Great Hotel in Siena”
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Hotel Athena
Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Hotel in Siena”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed at Hotel Athena for three nights in May 2014. The rooms are clean, bright and spacious. The outside bar/deck area is perfect for a relaxing drink in the afternoon as you overlook the countryside and town of Siena. Perfect for sunset! The hotel is located just at the edge of the walled town so you have easy access to driving out into the Tuscany region, and to walk into the center of Siena. The free parking at the hotel is an added bonus!
The service at the front desk is welcoming and informative. The breakfast in the hotel is fresh, and there is plenty to choose from on the buffet. You can order eggs if you want. It is an Italian breakfast buffet, not an American style breakfast. Read the book "Italian Food Rules" before you go.... worth the quick read. The town of Siena is beautiful.... we will be returning and will stay at Hotel Athena again soon!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Julie S
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Julie,

In fact one of our point of strength is the location, just few steps away from all the main sights but facing the beautiful Tuscan countryside that you can admire from our panoramic terrace where the views are stunning, as you wrote.

Next time you’ll visit us, maybe in summertime, I invite you to try our restaurant, which can serve you dinner up in the terrace and have the most romantic meal ever!

See you soon

Regards

Ronny
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We are stay on at The Hotel Athena. It has a perfect location for walking into Siena and the staff are helpful. Breakfast is ok but would be greatly improved if they could provide fresh fruit rather than just opening tins of peaches etc.
The main point of this review is warn to warn future guests that if they book a superior room they are on the roadside and it is very noisy. I was told that I should have booked a deluxe room if I wanted the view and not the road.
The view does not worry me but the noise does and this was not made clear.
I would stay at the Hotel Athena again because of the location but only in a deluxe room.

Room Tip: Deluxe not near the terrace
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank LanternH
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear LanternH,

I really hope you enjoyed your beautiful superior room, which is recently renovated, with tea and coffee facilities free of charge, minibar with 2 bottles of water free of charge, free wifi in room, and overall a brand new SOUNDPROOF WINDOWS from the latest generation.

Yes the superior rooms have no views but is write all over the places and you should know at the moment of the reservation, why you didn’t know that? It says “located on the first and second floor with no view” because only the deluxe rooms have it but it does not means lower quality, not at all!

The air con is working properly and if the window remains closed you can’t hear nothing from outside, much more because the road in front of us is a very silent street of the Siena’s city center.

I found very unfair the score you gave us but we accept it and we invite you to come back ASAP to try us again. Book the deluxe room from our website, it shall be a very good deal.

Best Regards

Ronny
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Satellite Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Athena is at the edge of town. It's a good hike to where any action is. You can't bring your car into the city. So, bring comfortable walking shoes. There didn't appear to be any scenic views from the hotel. Our deluxe room was nice and clean except for the balcony area which was covered with pigeon droppings. The bath/shower is very slippery with and without the rubber mat provided. I almost went down every time I took a shower. Breakfast buffet was mediocre. It's definitely a tourist hotel that stays quite busy. Okay value though.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank G M
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear GM,

bring the walking shoes for the shower? No I’m just kidding, but nobody can bring the car into the campo’s square and I think you cannot blame us about this. People, even me, needs the walking shoes in Siena because Siena is hilly and it’s a medieval city, that’s his beauty!

Our hotel is a leisure and business 4 stars hotel and of course during this period of high season is fortunately crowd of tourist….as you were!

Anyhow, if something went wrong during your stay we are sorry and we immediately provide to check what is going on but let me point out that the view from our deluxe rooms, that everybody talks positively, is, from one side, the very well-known and worldwide popular Tuscan countryside view, from the other side is the Siena’s medieval roofs, city view, that both are reasons why you took a flight from overseas, I suppose.

Give to Siena another chance, maybe you did not enjoyed in the way she deserves.

Best Regards
Ronny
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Lodi, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We ended up at Hotel Athena because others were sold out and it was to our good fortune. The staff goes out of their way to make you welcome and comfortable. Rooms are cozy and clean, the terrace bar a delight with among views and good service. A few minutes stroll to il campo with beautiful views surrounding this lovely hotel. I would recommend it highly!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ann M
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Ann,

Great review!!

Thank you for pointing out what I write every time….sit down up in the terrace with local glass of wine and enjoy the red Tuscan sundown…..it is an incredible experience.

From all of us a big, huge, thank you for all your appreciations and we hope to see you soon again here in Siena….just check & book your next stay with us! And next time....choose us as first.

Best Regards

Ronny
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights and had a room on the top floor with lovely views of the countryside. Short stroll to the main attractions of Siena. Staff were always helpful and friendly. Food on the restaurant was great. Hotel met all our expectations having looked it up on TA prior to our stay.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Caroline P
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Caroline,

Wow, I don’t know what to say….Perfect review! You left me speechless, all our effort had been repaid by your beautiful words.All the staff wants to send you their personal thanks and They remained so satisfied for the great job done.

We’re glad to see that you enjoyed your beautiful deluxe room admiring the amazing Tuscan hills.

We can’t wait to host you soon again, don’t’ forget to visit our website and catch the best deal.

Best regards

Ronny
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Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Recently stayed at this lovely hotel! Do not think twice, book it today! After a travel day had dinner at the restaurant that was delicious! Breakfast was amazing with eggs, meat, quiche, fresh fruit and the best cappuccino in Italy! So close to city center and sights yet on a quiet street. The rooftop bar is so relaxing with a breathtaking view. However the best part of Hotel Athena is their
friendly staff: Andrea, Suzanna, Thomas, Linda and many others! When I recall this fabulous
Italian vacation its the wonderful people I met that will first come to my mind! Thanks Hotel Athena!

Room Tip: try to get a balcony room to enjoy those beautiful views!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Jennifer,

THANK....YOU!
an outstanding hotel needs an outstanding review and I want to tell you that you did a great job!
These are the words that help us to improve our service day by day and that make us to know that we’re on the right way.

We’re glad to see that you appreciated all our points of strength and from our beautiful staff we want to deliver you an huge kiss.

Can’t wait to host you soon again, may be on summer time when the palio time shall going on.
Jennifer I invite you to like us on facebook and get updated about Siena.

Best Regards

Ronny
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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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Thank thanasis z
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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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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 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 (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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