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
       

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