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- 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
... On the way home we stopped at a small village, Castellina in Chiant which was the most medieval of the Chianti League towns.. a lovely town well off off the tourist run.
We took a walk around Radda with its great views and then we settled in the "drawing room" with lovely glasses of Chianto Classico. Dinner and another day is done. Rome tomorrow.
... section I am taking from a book.
The order of the Contrade:
- Leader with men-at-arms
- Major Page Standard-Bearer with Standard Bearing Pages
- the jockey on a parade horse
- the race horse with barbaresco or guardian of the horse
To explain what we saw is impossible! It would be like to explain Woodstock or Jasper explaining Gladstonbury. You just have to be there.
From the hats or helmets down ...
... been shopping for supper while the queue theoretically decreased, to simply buy some European postcard stamps. Double the internal ones will do....
As I was buying double the internal ones I discussed the Italian post with the tabac owner, yes he said it's terrible and we have to live with it, "welcome to Italy". I am amazed that such a universally bad service in a democracy is ...
... Andria & Jon but realized it was 4AM back home.
We had some cockamamie idea of having my license faxed and/or FedEx'd but given the weekend and the requirement that we actually have a physical license, we gave up on those plans. Thanks to Andria & Rigel for making every effort to help out. They jumped right in, but it was not to be.
We arrived here at the Aia Mattonata, 2 km outside of Siena, to the most lovely ...
... wa headed
in that direction and were staggered at its beauty and majesty. It is
every bit as magnificent as St Peter's (but not as large). It now
ranks as second top of Darren's list of churches (knocking off Notre
Dame). It is even more beautiful on the inside and we paid the 3 Euro
entry without complaint (and even bought a stack of postcards and
gifts for relatives at the souvenir shop).
Feeling a bit chilly ...