Hotel Santa Caterina
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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!
Lovely, superior 3* hotel
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).
Our room was very tastefully furnished - wooden furniture, tiled floors, immaculate bathroom etc. As other reviews have commented, there can be quite a bit of traffic noise in the rooms alongside the road, although the double glazing reduces this. But the rooms at the back, with dreamy views of the Tuscan countryside, are definitely the ones to get if you can - will make all the difference to your stay. Staff seemed pleasant and efficient. Having breakfast in the lovely garden area, overlooking the surrounding countryside, is a huge bonus.
Overall, we had an excellent, romantic stay here and would definitely go back!
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Great location but at a very busy intersection at one of the main gates. Can be quite noisy.
Really a terrific place
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.
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... trip. Just so many beautiful sites to see and experience.
Reflecting on why I am loving Italy so very much and think it is because it combines many things that I love about Europe. I love England for its quaint tiny villages but the food and wine are a tad iffy - great beer and Pubs tho' says Rich :). I love France for it's culture and food esp presentation of small portions and delectable tastes and oh yes, their wines. Italy has all this but friendlier people I ...
... discovered by chance a few years ago and had wall paintings dating back to the 13th century. Another favorite from our walks was The Piazza Del Campo which was at the center of the city and a meeting place for everyone to hang out around this huge square. This is where they hold the annual horse races every year that Siena is known for. We also decided to attend a 2 hour long wine school to learn more about the Tuscan wines ...
... to, it is very prestigious. There is a famous bell tower "Torres del Mangia" (1338 -"tower of the eater" because the bellringer was rumoured to have eaten all the profits!) in the main square which stands 102m high, same height as on the Cathedral. This was to indicate that the state had the same power as the church.
Once our guided tour finished we had free time to have some lunch and do some shopping. We found a small cafe to have a salad and sat outside on a ...
... within the Cathedral examining the intricate work. The most striking element being the black and white marble stripes. Then we moved onto the crypts which freaked the kids out. After another excellent lunch, we wandered the streets quickly realising it wasn't going to be a retail paradise like Florence so we wandered on into a town park which afforded a great view of the city. As the ...
... on even going so far as to represent Siena as the centre of Italy with Rome and Florence as subordinates. Somehow I doubt the Florentines or Romans would agree with that.
After a wander around the Duomo it was off to the baptistery and one of the narrow Sienese streets down to the Piazza del Campo. Dodging the occasional car it still amazed me that some drivers would navigate down them with twists and turns obscuring any line of sight; a stray car or an ...