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“High quality, well-kept hotel in good condition”
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Hotel Athena
Ranked #8 of 40 Hotels in Siena
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had an ordinairy room, really close to reception & facing onto the road, so not a good start...
But it was Palio week, so we didn't bother trying to swap as we figured they'd be chokka.
And we soon realised we didn't need to - the room is in excellent condition & very well appointed. Noise from other guests was minimal - no more than normal in a hotel.
Similarly, it was only once we opened the window that we realised how good the glazing must be to make the room so quiet. If this is the most basic room then you have no worries.
Staff are attentive & professional (even emailing me advice about travelling from Pisa ahead of our trip).
A drink on the 7th floor terrace is a lovely way to spend an hour or two in the afternoon - amazing views & great bar staff.
Shame there's no 'proper' restaurant, but with the food options in Siena that's hardly a problem.
Excellent hotel - recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Dear 40wattbull,

what a great review!
We really appreciate your comment on our standard rooms which are so comfortable with strong and new windows that avoid any noise from the street! Thank you so much for telling!

A little note: our restaurant is open every day at night and during the summer season dinner is served on our panoramic terrace San Marco, where you can get also an aperitiv at the sunset.
Enjoy your time in Siena and choose Hotel Athena for your holidays!

best regards,

Ronny

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

My wife & I recently stayed for 9 nights at the Hotel Athena and would choose to stay there again if we revisit Siena. We had a spacious superior room on the seventh floor at the back of the hotel with a lovely view over the old city wall to the countryside beyond - I would definitely want the same or a similar room if we stayed again.

The hotel is no more than 10-15 minutes walk from the principal sights but be prepared for the fact that Siena is quite hilly, so anyone whose fitness is seriously impaired might struggle a bit.

The Lonely Planet Guide says: "Hotel management schools looking for an exemplar of a well-run business could easily cite the Athena ........ it's clean, comfortable, meticulously maintained and friendly." In my opinion this praise is completely justified. My only criticism would be that the modern interior of the hotel lacked a little character, but that is merely a matter of taste and others might disagree.

We chose to eat out each evening, so I cannot comment on the hotel restaurant's evening menu. The breakfast buffet was excellent, with a wide choice of hot and cold dishes.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Dear NigelSaffronWalden,

thank you so much to review our hotel and to share your good experience at Hotel Athena.

As you have stayed 9 nights with us we are so proud to understand that everything has exceed your expectations !

Thanks for tell to everyone that Hotel Athena is clean, comfortable, meticulously maintained and friendly what we can ask more?

We really hope to welcome you in the next future as we have studied a special and convenient price offer for the summer season that include accommodation in superior room and special dinner on our beautiful panoramic terrace, don’t’ loose it!

Best regards

Ronny

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

This was our third stop in Italy and was intended to provide some downtime after Rome and Florence. The great experience started with the hotel staff who were friendly and helpful. The rooms were very nice with a complementary bottle of wine and fruit that was a great finishing touch to the check in process. The hotel itself is located in a quieter area of Siena and still only a 5 minute walk from the shopping, Piazza del Campo and other areas of interest. The hotel has a great veranda where we had dinner on evening with beautiful views of the Tuscan valley. We loved the experience, rooms, dining and location.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Brian G
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Dear Brian,

Such a great and concentrate review. Thank you!

All the staff, from the front desk to the kitchen they are so happy to realize that your stay with us was amazing…..and thank you for sharing your experience.

Do not hesitate to book your next Tuscan escape through our website, is always the best choice.

Kindest regards

Ronny

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Hotel Athena is a wonderful, well-kept hotel inside the walls of Siena. My husband and I just returned from there. Getting a deluxe room will get you fabulous views of the countryside. Well worth the additional cost. The patio doors both open all the way and we sat with a glass of wine and savored the magnificent view. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful and could not do enough for us. Breakfast is included in the price of the room and parking is free. The restaurant has delicious food both at breakfast and dinner. On warmer nights dinner is on the terrace on the seventh floor. Late afternoon is also a great time to sit on the terrace with a drink and socialize with the other guests. If you drive to Siena, upon entering the city, the hotel signs are hit or miss. However, we learned quickly that if you follow the signs for the Porto S. Marco, you will enter Old Siena and as soon as you enter the Porto, take a sharp left and the hotel is up on the right.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms on the seventh floor have countryside views and was better than we expected. Modern ba...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank yardsaler2
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Dear yardsaler,

That's magnifico!
To read a review like yours is always a great satisfaction, we work so hard every day to take part in the construction of a wonderful holiday for our guests. We’re so happy to see that we did a very good job for you and you repaid us in the best way you could, by giving us 5 on 5 rating, which is a great result!

In fact our hotel is really 10 minutes walking from the main attractions like Piazza del Campo or the Duomo and everything is walking distance from us. All our guests can use our free parking lot and “forget” the car in there and just walk to get museums, restaurants, bars and all the beautiful sights of Siena in few steps.

We’re waiting for you and your partner here again in Siena and we’ll be so happy to confirm you the same high quality treatment. Do not hesitate to contact us directly whenever you desire to make your next reservation made through our website....always the most convenient way to book.

Kindest Regards

Ronny

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

A very well presented, comfortable hotel with parking inside the walls. Rooms well turned out and very clean, comfortable beds and all the staff very friendly. The receptionist was especially helpfull as we had left a passport at the previous hotel. Very reassuring and constructive advice.Pleasant terrace bar with lovely views.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Anthony L
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Dear Anthony,

Thank you so much for your review. Your comment and your feedback about our services is very important for us. A special thank you is sent by the staff that it is feeling so proud to have been so well described

We are also happy that you have appreciated the room and the cleanliness.
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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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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Stayed here for the first two nights our holiday. Great choice. If travelling by car its easy enough to find.. arriving at the city walls you turn left, following the wall until you see the sign for the hotel, maybe half a mile along. Parking is free which is a real bonus.
Staff at the desk were very polite and helpful. Rooms were a great size. Really clean with a small balcony overlooking the hills.
It was our anniversary whilst we stayed at this hotel and our bed was decorated with a double towel display of two swans kissing with chocolate hearts all around the bed and a complimentary bottle of wine!! Really nice touch.
Breakfast was fab.. big selection of fresh food.
Lovely small terrace upstairs for guests with a small bar.. lovely to go to in the evening when you have finished your meal in the town and you want to sit and relax with a drink.
Hotel is a short walk, up a hill, maybe 10 min walk but doesn't feel it. Great location. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Dear dj4daly,

Let us say thank you personally for leaving your review that it makes us realize something very important:

The most important factor is not the service we offer to customers in our beautiful hotels but the quality of the relationship we create with our guests.

Because first of all they are guests and later customers.
Your contribution helps us to know that choosing Hotel Athena is not only a choice of quality in services, but also efficiency, convenience and professionalism.

Let us say thank you once again to leave your review about your stay and we are waiting for your next trip to Tuscany that for sure it will start from Siena and from Hotel Athena.


Kindest Regards

Ronny

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

This is the first time we have left a review on this site but after our recent trip to Italy, we felt that some feedback was deserved. We stayed at hotel Athena in Sienna at the beginning of June, we had booked the deluxe room but both myself and my husband could not of been more impressed with view,Wow, to be inside the city walls but overlooking the beautiful tuscan landscape, yet only 10 minutes walk to the Piazza, the hotel had it all. Fantastic staff, very good english and also helpful with the local language. Facilities at the hotel were excellent,fantastic breakfast-too much choice, lots of free parking and good wi-fi, modern and immaculate rooms, with all the usual amenites you expect in a 4* but dont always get! We would recommend this hotel and in particular if you are able to have a deluxe room.we hope to return next year.

Room Tip: Deluxe room hill view
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sarah M
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HotelAthenaSiena, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Athena, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Dear Sarah,

thank you very much for your comment. Let me say you that had been a pleasure to host you and your beautiful family.

We did really enjoyed your company and we hope to see you soon again here in Siena.We’re so happy to see that you enjoyed also our rich and fresh breakfast with lots of local products, which are so…gnammy!

While you’ll be planning your return to Siena, get in touch with us and we’ll provide you the best treatment ever

Warmest regards

Ronny

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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 Family Hotel in Siena
#4 Business Hotel in Siena
#8 Romantic Hotel in Siena
Price Range: £51 - £181 (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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