Thought we would try Porta Romana again after two nights stay in 2011. By coincidence? we ended up with same small room in the annex to main building. Having read other reports this may be a good thing as no noise problems. The bad smell we encountered last year was not in evidence. In my opinion the best things about hotel are car parking and position overlooking Tuscan hills.
May have been unlucky again with breakfasts. Other reviewers rate it as good but I found it off putting that food was brought out almost on demand and in mean fashion. One always seemed to be picking up remains and leftovers. Putting that aside there is no excuse in Italy for stale bread. I will be charitable and say it was from day before but was dry enough to be two days old.
There is a sort of meanness about what is on offer, hard to explain but can be summed up by open air jacuzzi that was pointed out on arrival. It costs 10 euros each to use, an unexpected extra charge in a hotel that is not cheap. needless to say we did not see it in use during our three day stay.
Wifi did not extend to our room so had to sit in reception/breakfast room or outside.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The majestic Porta Romana and the green hills of the sienese countryside are the perfect background for our Hotel. A XVIIIth century building recently renewed and equipped with every modern comfort. A perfect blend for the ones who wish to enjoy one of the world's most fascinating cities. The Hotel, overlooking a stunning hillside scenery, is located 15 minutes walking from Piazza del Campo. Large private parking. Telephone, Sat TV, Wake-up call, Laundry service, Bar, Jacuzzi hot tub and private parking free for direct reservations, Free WiFi Internet access, Pets admitted, Panoramic terrace and solarium, gay-friendly, Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Diners. ... more less
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