Hotel Minerva

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, Enoteca Italiana, and Basilica di San Francesco.
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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

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Siena

    Just when you thought it couldn't get any better!

    A travel blog entry by cpickess on Sep 12, 2014

    28 photos

    ... driving and Grant is now quoting Shrek … something about waffles so apparently it does not need to be specifically Italian movies to keep us entertained!). Since there was no internet at the last hotel or on the road it is pointless to worry about the office (much) so we have switched to worrying about Chester who we are convinced is probably depressed and has likely stopped eating in protest of our abandoning him. I think in truth ...

    Driving to Siena

    A travel blog entry by joeandsusan on Aug 30, 2014

    3 comments, 27 photos

    ... a McDonalds on a similar street. After finding the McDonalds, our reprogrammed GPS led us to the approximate location. We were a bit disappointed to learn the Country B&B may look like it’s in the country but it is really in the town. We were pleased to discover this charming brand new small "lodge" which has four rooms and we were no longer disappointed.

    After a helpful orientation of Siena from the pleasant staff we picked a random ...

    ...and you're the dirty rascall

    A travel blog entry by tk2014 on May 28, 2014

    13 photos

    ... we can say is WOW!!! To say that the castle was breathtaking is an understatement. It has panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside, including the vines that produce the Castle's amazing Chianti Classico wine. Yes it's a castle, an actual castle - like from the 13th century - like played a real part in a real war kind of castle. How cool! And yes we did feel a bit king and queenish as we opened the 10 foot wooden doors to our new home. The castle was ...


    A travel blog entry by sandemac on Nov 26, 2013

    The hotel is really lovely. Comfy bed, warm, and quite. Breakfast is in a breakfast room and we are the only two there with a lady who doesn't speak english to serve us. It's the same old breakfast of crosaunts and coffee. This is getting really boring. We get organised and walk to the other side of the square to Meet up with the person taking the walking tour. She is a young girl who has a degree in ancient ...


    A travel blog entry by kperissinotto on Jun 16, 2010

    2 comments, 41 photos

    ... government, so we were back on the tourist trail. The Palazzo, and its high bell tower, are the dominant features on the Piazza del Campo – the tower is called Torre del Mangia (apparently the bell ringer was idle and ate a lot, and it is a reference to the Italian phrase “mangia guadagni” i.e. to eat the profits!) We really enjoyed the visit to the palazzo and its art gallery – I really liked the room which has (semi-recent) frescoes showing ...