Overall Italy, Siena especially doesn't have a great choice of hotels to choose from. the standard in central Europe seems to be very far behind Ireland, a 5 star in italy would probbly only be a 2-3 star in Ireland so your expectations need to come down a little for Italy.
But Hotel Athena was a very nice hotel with very helpful and professional staff. Rooms were spacious, clean, comfortable, quite. Free parking belonging to hotel not the street.
Location was a good walk from the Campo but this wasn't a problem for us.
Price was good also, We didn't return to hotel athena when we visited Siena again in August, but now that we saw other hotels in the city I would definitly return to Hotel Athena.
There is a restaurant on site but we didn't eat there. No problem ordering a taxi for us. The only down side was the air conditioning didn't work and we were told that it only works between certain months of the year (pretty lousely excuse).
But overall good hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Athena Hotel Siena