Albergo Cannon d'Oro
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... choice but to skip out! It's not like we didn't try a few times to pay. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and for the next 3 hours we learned all about the Catterdrale, Libereria Piccolomini, the Pailo - the bareback horse race which was going to be run in a weeks time and the 17 contrada of the city who are vying for the horse race - a kind of state of origin type rivalry. The Palio, at Piazza del Campo only 10 contrade compete in each race and it is not a touristic event, and ...
Apologies for bombarding you with blog notifications, but it's been so long since I had a reliable Wi-Fi connection I thought I'd best take advantage of it while I can. As an aside, I had to book into a pricey downtown hotel to make sure you blog readers didn't go hungry for any longer than absolutely necessary, and what does it matter really if no-one pressed OPTION 1 on their handset to sponsor my stay here. I guess having access to soft, white, ...
... as there is only one bus every hour. Keep in mind that the last bus from Siena is at around 8pm so if you intend to stay late, you might have to return by the train instead. The bus trip takes around an hour 30mins to reach the city centre of Siena.
The bus tickets are 7.80€ each way and are sold by per trip. You will have to purchase another ticket for the return trip. There is a tabachi shop marked with a big T just next to the bus station in ...
... looking place we have seen so far, and was beautiful and peaceful. (We got a great work-out hiking around those Tuscan hills)
It has been bittersweet thinking of everything that is happening at home, that we are missing. I wish I could have been a part of those things and hope everyone knows that my heart and spirit were there celebrating with everyone. However this is a trip of a lifetime and Im so glad we are here.
Off to Rome, to do like they do!
... old Roman ruin in the middle of the city that was closed off to tourists and had become a cat haven! We spent 20 minutes watching many cats sleep and walk around the 2000 year old Roman ruins. After our siesta, we returned to Trastevere to eat dinner at the same place as the previous night. Dinner was so good, we HAD to return. We had another great dinner there, but a lot less wine! Rome/Tuscany - Day 7. Time to leave Rome. After 3 crazy days in Rome, we were ready to move ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Albergo Cannon d'Oro Siena
We stayed here 1/2/05. We decided to backpack to Siena at the last minute so had no place in mind to stay at. The nice thing about Cannon d'Oro is that it was a nice location, not to outrageously priced at 70 Euro. It included breakfast, which was good. The noise is horrible though for both inside the hotel and out from the street. The staff was friendly and spoke good english.
Too much money for poor quality
The hotel is located ideally in the centre of Siena.
The reception gives the impression of being in a
rather nice hotel.
When we entered our room we were shocked by
the state of the furniture. The veneers of the
wardrobe were hanging down in stripes. The bed
and the bedside tables were looking as if bought at
a second hand fleamarket. We feared that some kind of creepy crawlys might appear somewhere
in the room (which did not happen anyway).
The "electrical installations" in the bathroom were
a little dangerous so we had no real good feeling taking a shower next to a poorly insulated cable which was hanging loosely by the showers side,next to the showers curtain. However to pay
90 EUROS for one night (EXcluding breakfast) seemed to be a price which is not fair for a two-star
rated hotel which has the comfort of a youth hostel.
Nightmare in Tuscany
Great staff, family runned hotel. Very central and easily accessible.
Major disadvantage in our staying there (august 2003) was the noise. We had the 1 st room right next to the depository room, right after the lobby. People were yelling and singing around 7am...very disturbing. We told the manager that we we not too happy...but guess what...next morning, same story. They don't even bother to close the door from the lobby to the hallway...At check out, he did knock off 10 euros out of the 80 charged.The room was rather clean but it looked like we were staying in a hospital room. Bed was made of poor quality, the lighting would be comparable to what my grand-father use to have in is garage back in the 70's...Toilet was clean and spacious, nice italian ceramics.We stayed there 2 nights but took off right after. Most probably you could find quieter rooms in this place...just ask before.
Clean, Helpful, Friendly
This is a great place to stay. I found it on the internet. The information that the hotel gave was identical to our experience. It is convenient to all of the major sites (and a secure parking garage). I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
A great location, nice staff, noisy rooms
We stayed at the Albergo/Hotel Cannon D'oro in Siena, Italy in early December 2003. It was a fantastic location. We paid 70 Euros for a double room including breakfast (off season rate). The room was fine, however, with the ceramic tiled floors as are common in many European hotels, the echo of the doors slamming in the hallways was my only complaint. It was quite noisy...and this was with the hotel nearly empty as far as I could tell. However, if you are looking for a very clean hotel, with good service, typical breakfast, and great location, I would recommend this hotel. It is a very short walk from the bus station, el campo, and right across the street from the consorzio siena which is a grocery store that sells typical tuscan fare.