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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Garden Siena
A fine hotel
We had a double in the lest costly wing in October, 2004. The room was very modern, plenty of room, and comfortable. My only wish was that they used a less strong floor cleaner - smelled like clorox! But, opening the large windows took care of that daily.
The breakfast was an excellent buffet and the cozy bar was welcoming after a day of sightseeing. The views are gorgeous and with a bus stop in front of the hotel path, you are in Siena's center in minutes.
We would stay at the Garden on a return visit.
My friends and I just returned from our trip to Siena, and we all really loved the Hotel Garden.
The staff were amazing - friendly, helpful and had a great sense of humor. The hotel itself was very clean (the review complaining about cleanliness was from four years ago - things are certainly clean now).
Some of the nice features: internet access just off the lobby breakfast (a step above those in other hotels we stayed at in Italy) Atla, the friendly bartender
We stayed at the Hotel Garden 1st to 12th September 2003. The whole experience was excellent. The service is pleasantly attentive, the food is fabulous and the whole hotel is spotless. The hotel grounds and pool area are a delight. We stayed in the Casabianca annexe - quiet, with lots of comfy seating areas and a pleasant terrace. Grey painted wardrobe and vanity units are a bit austere - but certainly did not spoil our stay!!
Great value for money
We stayed here in May 2003 and after reading the reviews I was very concerned about my booking. To my delight I found the hotel very charming and the rates very reasonable. The resturant food was great and the staff friendly. This hotel is quite dated but what do you expect for 200 euros a night. !!!!!We upgraded and stayed in the Belvedere wing of the hotel -the room was very spacious and peaceful.
The hotel is set in an excellent location just outside Siena and the views from the outside bar/resturant are lovely. The pool area was very basic but I didnt go to the hotel to sunbath so this didnt reflect on my stay but if you fancy spending hours round a pool I would suggest staying at a different hotel.
We stayed there in 2000, there were 9 of us total. Unfortunately we were only able to stay 1 nite. We loved it. They were so nice---I had broken my ankle in Rome and was hobbling around and very uncomfortable. I am a travel agent and have sent others there whenever I could. I have had all positive responses.
Never going back
I stayed at Hotel Garden four years ago. My stay was for much too long, and my family luckily found another hotel to move to-- but only after the Palio had ended. The hotel was 2 wings: while both are grimy and extremely mediocre, the wing closer to the pool is much better. We refused the first room we were shown because of a horrible stench of nail-polish-remover-type odors. While our second room was better in appearance, it turned out to have an even more nauseating smell of either fungus or dead animals. The staff was incredibly unhelpful in resolving the odor problem. The stench was so bad that we could not turn on the air conditioner (presumably where the smell originated) which made the warm Italian nights almost unbearable. Perhaps, fortunately, we left the shutters open, but, because there are no latches, our shutters banged all night long. A choice between heat & noise is not much of a choice. The food was fine, nothing memorable. I certainly would not return to Hotel Garden and wish that I had never been-- except that it does make for some very funny stories, retrospectively, of course!
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... to be a good luck charm, or something, but I was totally and completely grossed out.
Bob's words: "Definitely gross. She was a trooper about it though and just laughed about it. I felt more grossed out than she seemed as I wiped the poop off with tissues as she laughed. And the only way that could be good luck is if it's relative to the luck you just had when you got pooped on - anything is good luck compared to that."
... the main square and site of the 330-foot City Tower, City Hall and Fountain of Joy. There we found an outdoor restaurant and enjoyed a leisurely lunch. Afterward we gazed in awe at Siena's ornate and absolutely stunning Duomo! It's exterior is divided into sections, each filled with patriarchs and prophets, studded with gargoyles and topped with Gothic pinnacles. Sitting at the highest point of the city, it's ...
Siena has a big rivalry with Florence, (it's larger neighbour about 1hr north) and I have read in several places that people tend to form a strong preference for one or the other, and I would say in our case it has been Siena which has come out strongly on top. It has been our favourite place in Italy on this trip and we have had a wonderful week here. Unfortunately you are just going to have to take my word for it as it has been very hard to capture the spirit and beauty ...
... grab a water. I thought hopefully she sorted her sniffles out.
Part II. Started off with a solo from the pianist. ..................
Once the singing started again stupid ***** started sniffling, but was also putting in some sort of mixture into a plastic drinking bottle, THEN SHE SHOOK IT? The church was so small every echo sounded, so I couldn't say shut the ****up cos that would of reverberated around the church too. So stupid ***** sniffed and shook her ...