Hotel Santa Caterina
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Ah, Florence! Many church bells ringing all day and many, many blackbirds circling the sky and singing all day long. It was a quiet afternoon as I got ready to travel the next day. I checked the bus schedule online and I am ready to move on to Siena in the morning. There are only two buses on Sunday. I will choose the 9:10a. Last night, I went for …
... it made us scared for our lives because the drivers are ten times more reckless compared to NYC taxi drivers. The next morning we headed back into the center and got our bus tickets and walked through the local craft show. Then we were back on the road home, to Florence. The more I travel the more Florence feels like home. And after getting there and back safely we gained a confidence in our ability to travel on our own and not with a program like bus2alps or florence for fun. ...
... on. It was such a beautiful, sunny day and the views from every vantage point were stunning.
With Saacha navigating, we left Perugia for Montisi. It took us a little while to find our way out of Perugia, but once on track we were fine. It makes all the difference having someone assist!!!
At this stage, I had no idea why we were going to Montisi, other than the kids had organized something for my birthday and we needed to ...
... Shame really because other parts of the town are really nice, like Piazza del Campo i saw yesterday and the architecture od some of the buildings. Apart from the cattedrale, the arty stuff here isn't really my favourite, maybe thats it, Im looking forward to Florence tomorrow.
Went into the Pinacoteca Nazionale, an art museum that was incredibly dull. Endless paintings of the Madonna and Child or Madonna and Saints which to be honest I'd seen similar ...
Today, I decided to chill by the pool at the hotel all day. But first I figured I'd go get a haircut. I found a place that seemed decent and used google translate on my phone to tell them what i wanted (a big ass afro of course). They did a good job, and it only costed me 13€... what a bargain! My plan had been to catch a ferry in Ancona later - but it was full, so my idea then was ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Santa Caterina Siena
A perfect 40th Wedding Anniverary celebration.
Perfect setting on 25/26th July 2004 for our Ruby Wedding date on our tour of Pisa, Siena, Florence and San Gimignano. Proprietor (Lorenze) perfect in organising those little extras. The garden setting for breakfast was intimate with beautiful views. A room at the rear of the hotel was very quiet with the panorama of the Tuscan countryside. Highly recommended.
Loved the Villa Santa Caterina
I highly recommend the wonderful Villa Santa Caterina. Just outside the Porta Romana, and about a 10-15 minute from the Campo, it is small and charming, with a cosy lobby and comfortable, pleasantly decorated rooms. Excellent service and friendly, helpful staff. It is a converted villa with a beautiful garden where an abundant buffet breakfast is served, and views of the Tuscan countryside that go on forever. I loved this charming hotel and felt very comfortable here.
Stayed here in early June 2004 and would stay here again. We were traveling with our college age daughter and the room we had was very nice. The hotel itself is charming, and has a lovely breakfast room and outside seating area. The staff were polite and helpful.
Hotel Santa Caterina is a gem!
My wife and I stayed at this hotel May 14-16th and really enjoyed it. It may not suit everyone's taste, as the room layout is unusual (their standard room would not comfortably accomodate four people but is just fine for two) and there is a ten minute walk into the city. However, the staff (Lorenza, Joseph and Roberto) are among the nicest young hoteliers that we have encountered and will go out of their way to make your stay a pleasant one. The hotel garden overlooks the rolling hills south of Siena and is a perfect, romantic spot...the view is breathtaking. This hotel is excellent value for the money and we would return without hesitation.
My family of four stayed here for one night, and then we had to leave.
We asked for a room for four which was only comfortable for two. The cotts my kids slept on were uncomfortable. The queen size bed was up in a very clostrophobic loft. OK for 20-somethings, not for us!
My family stayed at the Hotel Santa Caterina on December 21-24. We had one of the family apartments on the rear of the property. It had 2 bedrooms and 2 pullout chairs in the living area (which were actually comfortable!). We had a living area with satellite TV and a large dining table. The bedrooms were a bit small but were 2 twins pushed together for king size beds and they were firm and comfortable. The apartment was very clean and the view out of the back was beautiful...the sweeping tuscan hills and valleys!!! The owner was very pleasant and the breakfast was a nice buffet. The walk into town takes about 15 minutes but is very nice and it goes quickly (even in the cold weather)! We had a lovely stay and would return to the Hotel Santa Caterina!
A beautifully maintained hotel just outside the city walls - an easy and picturesque 15min stroll into the heart of Siena (Unless you're particularly infirm, or averse to walking through stunning medieval towns).
Careful of This Hotel
Great location but at a very busy intersection at one of the main gates. Can be quite noisy.
I just returned from a 3 night stay at Santa Caterina in Siena (05/23-05/26)We absolutely loved it! We requested a room with a view and it was perfect, overlooking the Tuscan countryside. Our room was bright, spotless and spacious enough for us. The big bonus was the beautiful garden in which to enjoy breakfast(which was very nicely done) or an afternoon drink. The garden is nicely manicured, with a lovely selection of flowers and greenery. The staff was helpful, a little standoff-ish, but never rude. They were accomodating, and even provided us with train and boat schedules to get us to Sorrento. We would heartily reccommed this hotel, even though it is definately a 20 minute walk to Piazza del Campo. The walk is pleasant and can be done at any hour safely. Kudos to Santa Caterina.