How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Minerva Siena
Ok, but lacking in charm
This place was just ok. Initially, we were disappointed to find that it's not right in the middle of Sienna. The walk into the centre, though, is hardly worth mentioning. It's 5 - 10 minutes, depending on your clip, and picturesque. Rooms are clean and large, though lacking in charm. The price is reasonable. The view out the windows is nice.
Service at front desk is not exactly friendly, nor is it rude. Great parking if you have a car. Overall, it was ok, but wouldn't stay again.
You can do better for the price. I'd rather sacrifice modern convenience, i.e. elevator, for a bit more charm.
Good location, nice enough hotel
The hotel is about a 10 minutes walk to the main square of Siena. It is an up-hill walk, but not at all strenuous. We had a room with a balcony that overlooked the town - nice view. We sat in the sun and had a little picnic and drank some wine. The room was average size and the bath was adequate - good shower pressure. They have a free computer with internet access in the lobby. Parking was about 9 Euro extra, and the inside garage was right next door - very convenient. Not a luxurius place but definitely comfortable.
Not a first choice
This was the worst hotel experience we had during a 5 city Italian vacation. The air-conditioned room we had reserved was not available when we arrived, and the room we were given instead was pretty shoddy. The hotel staff was not at all accomodating or pleasant to deal with. They even tried charging us the air-conditioned rate when we checked out!The only positive thing I can say about this hotel is that it was very convenient from the train station.
Great hotel, but a bit hard to get to
This is a nice hotel with an excellent breakfast. But be aware that it is a difficult uphill walk from the train station. We arrived via bus, which is a much easier walk, and left via train, but if we had done the reverse it would have been very difficult. Also, it is a 10 minute + walk from the old part of the city.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Minerva Siena
Travel Blogs from Siena
... place in photos.
Our home for the week has been in a relatively recently built (well last 100 years) 2 storey outbuilding to a very large house right on top of a hill just outside the walls of the city. It is set amongst a stunning olive grove and has 360 degree views over Tuscany. We are sharing the estate with our host's 99 year old father and 95 year old mother, his sister and a few other random people. The city of Siena is fortified and surrounded by ...
... is a very large plaza with a beautiful but smallish fountain. We read somewhere that this is the best plaza for people watching. We certainly enjoyed the scene. We found a strategic outside table and settled in for an entertaining view of tourists and ordered lunch. When our combo pizza arrived each topping was on a separate quarter so we had olive pizza, artichoke pizza, mushroom pizza and ham pizza, all pretty tasty. Many Italian tourists had a dog in tow. Big dogs, ...
... jockey on back.
There is a massive black and white striped cathedral here which is not completely finished due to the effects of the Black Plague.
It is also home to sweets such as Ricciarelli (almond biscuits) and Panforte (almond chocolate cake with fruit - like Christmas cake). I have to try these of course but I am not the biggest fan of ...
economic and educational opportunities and political participation, Italy
trails many other advanced countries. Fewer than ...
... But after trying some more wines at the various Montepulciano enotecas (enoteche is the plural in Italian) my
favorite was a local Merlot. Oh how nobile I am.
I had also visited Il Duomo and some of the Siena museums before we departed for the trip. I think this may be my favorite church so far in Italy. And I say that even after seeing the church at the Vatican! I just love the look of it and the stories associated with it. It has these bold black ...