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Historical Traveler Reviews NH Excelsior Siena
Location great; Hotel below average
Jolly Hotel Siena was below average. Stayed in an unrenovated room June 2004 which was hot, noisy and tired - poor value. No internet access available at hotel. Some staff speak English well and some don't. Location is perfect though just a short walk from Piazza del Campo.
It was okay
We stayed at this hotel in late May 2004 and were generally pleased. Our room was spacious and had recently been renovated. The room decor was very modern - while I prefer a more "old European" ambiance, it was difficult to complain because it was so comfortable. We arrived without reservations at around 9:30 p.m. and it was apparent that the dining room was closing up but they were, nonetheless, extremely gracious in agreeing to serve us dinner.
During our stay the hotel was undergoing extensive room renovations and very noisy construction started early in the morning.
Overall, it was a good stay - very convenient to the old town center. I would not have a problem with staying there again but there are undoubtedly more interesting hotels in Siena.
This is more of a response to the widely varied opinions expressed by other reviewers. I have stayed with my students groups at the Jolly in Siena three times and will again this summer. It's location is excellent --a block from the old city. The rooms are entirely adequate, as is the buffet breakfast, the service, the cleanliness, all we ask in a tour hotel. I wonder if the negative reviews are from people who expect 5-star accomodations at a 3-star price. I have 20 years of experience with students tours all over Europe. The Jolly in Siena ranks well above the run-of-the-mill; we request the Jolly year after year.
Good location in medieval Siena
I am a tour operator and have stayed at the Hotel Jolly Siena with groups many times. The location is excellent (if you don't have a car and don't have to worry about parking.) Walk across the street, through an alley, and you are in the 1300s. The rooms are smallish, as you would expect in a medieval city where space is at a premium, but clean and neat. The showers have plenty of hot water and good water pressure.
The public areas and dining rooms are large. The food is good and reasonably priced. The breakfast buffet is ample. The staff is professional.
We rated this the worst hotel in our two week stay in Italy. The bed was about eight inches from the not very clean floor. But the major problem was the shower that flooded the entire bathroom and took hours to drain. I felt worse after I showered than before. When we checked out we asked if they could call us a taxi but we were told to call ourselves because taxis are Sienas nightmare. We definitely would not recommend or stay here again.
Nice, small hotel. Very well located. Clean and friendly atmosphere.
View of Stadium
We stayed at Jolly in April and the hotel is located adjacent to the stadium, so you could sit on your balcony and watch the game; it was within walking distance of the city centre; the rooms were small but very clean and new; the hotel bar was cheerful and the internet access was not crowded. Overall, we had a very good experience at the Jolly in Sienna.
The Crappy Hotel
One of the worst hotels I have been in!
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... at 8:45 a.m. our bus left for the first stop: San Gimignano (we would also stop for lunch and wine tasting in the Chianti area, travel on to Siena, and end the day with a quick stop at Montereggioni – more info about each of them below).
Leaving Florence, the drive reminded us of why we wanted to see the Tuscan countryside – picture "Under the Tuscan Sun." Rolling hills lined with fields of ...
... No kidding we both agreed that we will always keep coming back to Siena and to the duomo because it is that stunning. We also did another climb (again) to the panorama at the top of the duomo – more amazing views. When we came out it had become very dark and then started to rain. We had a LONG walk back but even though we did get a little lost we didn’t get too wet and the pretty drive home was gorgeous. What a lovely part of the world to live in! Back home is nice and ...
... Led by the captain on his grey horse, followed by the rest of the troop. The 12 horses in three across by four formation , three grays then three bays etc, are prancing and dancing and are ready for what happens next. The crowd is clapping, then the crowd roars as the horses charge around the arena swords raised and thrust outwards flattening the enemy as they go, then they disappear out of the arena. Woo hoo , what a beginning.
The parade I cannot put ...
... we determine that it is just ravioli della casa, which in this case is potato. I get the impression that the ravioli filling is not important in traditional Italian cuisine (it's usually ricotta and spinach), and that it's the sauce that really counts.
We take our leave, sad that we won't be dining here again for quite some time. However we have already concluded that Florence will need a return visit, and Trattoria dell Carmine will be top of the ...
... clothes they smelt so bad.
Moment I thought I might die: getting the bus along Death Road to the jungle, Bolivia.
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