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“How is it called a bed and breakfast????”
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Palazzo Masi
Ranked #64 of 123 Siena B&B and Inns
Chicago, IL
1 review
“How is it called a bed and breakfast????”
Reviewed 17 August 2007

This should NOT be called a bed and breakfast! We got to our room and we were never told about a 7 euro breakfast. It wasn't an option. This was the least of our problems. There were no amenities...not even soap for the shower. We were given the wrong room key and because there was no phone, we had to walk to a public phone to have someone come and give us the correct key. Also, the owner does not like to be inconvenienced. She is very nice, but if you want to check out early in the morning, she will make you change your plans the evening before you leave so that she doesn't have to get up early to check you out. The towels were really rough and smelled horrible. I have stayed in Siena three times and this was not the best. I will say if location is important to you, it can't be beat. Also, we had no idea that it was a cash only operation. Kind of shady, if you ask me!!

Stayed July 2007
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Melbourne
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2007

Palazzo Masi is in a fantastic position very close to iL Campo (the central piazza). The rooms are wonderful - we had room 2 which had shuttered windows opening onto the street, high ceilings with exposed beams, and a great ensuite that looked new!. There are some stairs to climb to get to the room but well worth it, and our Host met us there, gave us maps and helped book a tour!.This place is in a very central position. There is a fantastic deli just around the corner to - head up the street away from iL Campo take first right (yes up the steep road) then right to through the covered lane (very short) then it will be the first shop on your left

Stayed June 2007
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Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2007

This place felt like a home away from home, because the owners are so down to earth and welcoming. We stayed in the rooms with shared bath and had 2 bedrooms for 4 people. No one else was on that floor because the owners knew we were travelling together, so it was like they "gave" us a whole apartment to have all to ourselves! The rooms are huge but fairly basic. I found the bed way too hard, unfortunately. It was sometimes very noisy due to its location right near Il Campo but that is also one of the best things about it -- being so close to where the action is in Siena. Siena is magical (maybe overly boutiquey) for just walking everywhere and this is a great location if you want to be in the heart of town. It's a good value too.

  • Liked — Location, cleanliness, friendly owners
  • Disliked — Beds, some noise, lots of stairs
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2007

We have just recently come back from two nights stay at Palazzo Masi in Siena. We booked Palazzo Masi through Venere (great site) and corresponded prior to our leaving with Daniela through email. We had hired a car and choose to drive to the Masi's front door to drop off our luggage. Daniela gave us great instructions and she met us (after ringing her) outside the front door and made us feel very welcome. There are stairs that need to be climbed (very doable) and then we were taken to our room. We had a superior room with an ensuite and a window looking out onto the road. It was a comfortable room and we slept well with the window closed. The breakfast is most sufficient and good value for money (comparative to other breakfasts we had at different places on the same trip). And the location was brilliant! We felt like we were in the middle of it all... Daniela and her husband were very welcoming, made us lovely cappuccinos for breakfast and gave us ideas for restaurants and such. We are also very thankful to Daniela for helping us out of a problem of our own making. Thank you Daniela!

  • Liked — Owners and location
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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new york city
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2007

The Palazzo is exactly as described. clean ,charming and near everythig. Daniella is a graceful presence with tips for fabulous local resturants. A wonderful experence

  • Stayed April 2007
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Santa Clara, CA
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2006

Great location in the heart of Siena... literally a few yards to Il Campo on a winding cobble stone street. More than adequate for us (married couple). Room was large and clean; detached private bathroom was the same.
Note that the owner does not reside at the property so you have to call her when you arrive in town -- a bit of an inconvenience.
No air conditioning as the building is many hundreds of years old but we were there in June and it was not an issue.
Again, the location cannot be beat -- right in the heart of Siena. The owner was very helpful as well.

Stayed June 2006
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Austin, TX
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2006

I loved the location of Palazzo Masi. It's just steps away from the Il Campo piazza and all its hustle and bustle. Other Siena attractions like the Duomo or just just some great shopping are also just steps away.

The downside to being so close to everything and having a corner room with two windows that we needed to keep open due to warm nights was that it could be fairly noisy. You just have to expect this in this location.

You also can't expect to park a car right next door. We actually parked a few blocks away in the Il Campo parking garage and hoofed in what we needed. If you want to brave the streets you could also drive up to the door and leave your stuff and then park elsewhere. We opted not to hassle with driving in any further.

Count on carrying your stuff up a few flights. I didn't see any elevator.

Our room could best be described as fairly spartan. Just a bed, a desk, a tv and a place to hang clothes. No other chairs, tables, or things like a minibar or fridge. It was just comfortable place to hang your hat at the end of the day and hit the sack.

Bathroom in our case was down the hall, but otherwise a private bathroom. Clean and spacious though towels, though clean, were worn to the point of needing to be replaced.

4 keys to navigate our way around the place. One to enter the building downstairs, one to enter Palazzo Masi upstairs, one to enter your room and one for the separate bathroom. No problem with that but just something to keep in mind - this isn't an ordinary hotel.

All in all, a great place to stay in Siena.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Towels
Stayed September 2006
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Property: Palazzo Masi
Address: Localita Casato di Sotto 29, 53100, Siena, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 123 B&Bs / Inns in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Palazzo Masi 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A medieval building completely restored in Siena's heart, adjacent to the Piazza del Campo and very close to the Duomo. Two different kinds of rooms, superior and standard, all equipped with antique furniture and modern amenities, in an historical building surrounded by the most important attractions in Siena, guested by a real sienese couple happy in sharing tips and things to do with guests. ... more   less 
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