Hotel Minerva

Address: Via Garibaldi 72, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located on Via Garibaldi 72, Siena, is near Il Palio, Basilica di San Domenico, Basilica di San Francesco, and Enoteca Italiana.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Minerva Siena

    Ok, but lacking in charm

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
     

    Travel Blogs from Siena

    Day 16 Thursday, May 28, 2015 Florence Tuscany

    A travel blog entry by frankandcarolyn on May 28, 2015

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    ... known as Il Campo).







    Il Campo fans out from the city hall to create an amphitheater, divided into nine sections to represent the council of nine merchants and city bigwigs who ruled medieval Siena. The buildings surrounding Il Campo are the color of the soil on which they stand – the color known to artists and Crayola as “burnt sienna.” Our escort left us – and we (Frank and ...

    Tuscany Tour - Borgo San Luigi

    A travel blog entry by robynp on May 26, 2015

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    ... between Florence and Siena, is famous for its medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the surrounding buildings offering an impressive view of the city from the surrounding valley.

    Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990, San Gimignano offers visitors the chance to step back in time while enjoying its local products including saffron and its white ...

    Palio

    A travel blog entry by marrigolde on Jul 02, 2014

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    ... three in the colours of Italy, three in the black and white colours of Siena carrying a festoon of laurel branches symbolise the end of the parade, more than two hours after it started.
    I think the cannon went off again, and all the while throughout the parade, the bells, the bells.

    A little bit of time goes by , then more cheers from the crowd, and the horses appear on the track. We were near the start line. The start is defined by a massive ...

    Siena

    A travel blog entry by culauralynn on Nov 08, 2011

    From Firenze, where the weather was manageable- cool and occasional rain, we stopped in Siena for a night. I really like Siena, though it was a bit small. Just a neat old Medieval town. It was chilly and rained in the evening, but earlier in the day we found ourselves in the Campo- or the main piazza which in Siena is a horse track. They are known for their horse races that they do once a year, and Henrique told us that it is a bigger event than ...

    Too many tourists

    A travel blog entry by sharonmerrick on Oct 20, 2010

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    ... in the shopfront next door. So window shopping becomes quite an arduous and time consuming past time.

    We lap up the sunshine and eat in an outdoor cafe. We go to a museum that has recreated San Gimigniano as it was in the 13th century, model size in ceramic. It's fascinating to hear the history of this city and how the powerful families built towers to try ...