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Hotel Athena

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Via Paolo Mascagni, 55, 53100, Siena Italy
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#8 of 41 hotels in Siena
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Hotel Athena is located in the historical centre of Siena at five minutes walking from the principal attrastions of the city (300metres far from the Cathedral, 500 metres far from Campo square). Easily reachable by car from San Marco gate getting the exit of Siena Ovest with private and guaranteed parking & garage. The hotel offers a panoramic view over the Tuscan hills from its terrace and from Deluxe & Executive rooms. The restaurant offers a typical Sienese cuisine every day, while in the morning, the rich breakfast American buffet is always included in the room rate until 11am. Our multilanguage staff is always available to give tips, suggestions and book tours and tickets.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking nearby
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Vacationer760188 wrote a review 12 Oct
6 contributions
This hotel is ok because of car parking and roof terrasse with nice view. Because we arrived late and had been driving we dident want to go out for dinner, but we wish we did. Either the breakfast or dinner was something extraordinary. The room was ok, but not very up to date.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Hotel Athena, Proprietario at Hotel Athena
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sir/Madame, Thank you for leaving us a review. It's regrettable that you left us such a low score, we're used to receive much higher ones. And it's unfortunate you didn't find the room to be of your liking, being in a historical town we must follow strict canons; of course all our rooms have all the comforts of a four star Hotel. As for the Restaurant: it offers a wide selection of dishes, each prepared with the utmost care exclusively with local ingredients... we're wondering why you did not find it to your liking, is there something specific you expecter from breakfast or dinner? Best regards. The Staff.
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Anthony S wrote a review Sep 2021
Frederick, Maryland8 contributions
Perfect views , great location in Siena, right outside the center so easy to get to by car. Parking lot a little tight but what else is new in Italy. Good service, clean large rooms. Great central location of you plan to travel Tuscany.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Hotel Athena, Proprietario at Hotel Athena
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Anthony, Thank you for your amazing review! I think you went over our major virtues: the location in the City Centre, we're just outside the ZTL and walking distance to all the major points of interests here. The view of the famed Tuscan hills. Hoping to see you soon again, Kindest regards. The Staff.
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Anthony Barbera wrote a review Aug 2021
17 contributions15 helpful votes
We had a nice three night stay at the hotel Athena. Our large executive room was spacious with a great view. The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. From a location perspective the hotel is a ten minute walk away from the Piazza Del Campo. The breakfast spread included eggs, bacon, cereal, yogurt, and an assortment of pastries. Complimentary parking is included at the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hotel Athena, Proprietario at Hotel Athena
Responded 25 Aug 2021
Dear Anthony, Thank you so much for your words. Indeed the Hotel is only a few minutes walk from Piazza del Campo, we're glad you mentioned that. The breakfast is made with care and only using local ingredients by the Mangia Restaurant staff, we do offer the continental version as well as a more typical Italian breakfast. Parking and valet service is always included. Come back soon! Kindest regards. The Staff.
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Silvi I wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We’ve been there for 2 nights this summer. Pro: walking distance to the city centre, nothing else. Cons: Needs refurbishment, expensive, car park too small, awful breakfast, just don’t go! Such a pity
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hotel Athena, Proprietario at Hotel Athena
Responded 24 Aug 2021
Dear Silvi, We’re sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with us. But we have to say, we're a bit confused: you joined Tripadvisor this August only to leave two reviews? one in Italian and one in English? no photographic evidence? no argumentation? we were wondering when you checked in and which room you had… if you’ve ever been here. We don’t see why the Hotel would necessarily need refurbishment, we would have loved to hear your argument for that; perhaps a more modern style is more to your liking, but I can assure you that the Hotel has been refurbished quite recently following a more classical style, which is far more appropriate for city like ours. All our rooms are furbished and well suited, our guests' comfort is to us paramount. As for the car park, while it’s true that it cannot contain one hundred cars we have always managed to offer an efficient valet service, making good use of the of all the public parking spots; to this day in 45 years there hasn’t been a single car that went un-parked. Finally regarding breakfast your comment beggars belief: it’s entirely possible that our services might not be to anyone’s liking, but “awful”? we offer a wide selection of in-house made pastries, or savoury options, all made with local ingredients. We hope to have you back in our Hotel one day, I’m sure you’ll find your stay enjoyable then. Best regards. The Staff.
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nonny24 wrote a review Aug 2021
Solon, Ohio85 contributions57 helpful votes
This is a lovely little boutique hotel situated just inside the walls of the city. We had a beautiful view. We picked this location because of the availability of parking which was quite easy. It’s a bit of a walk to the center of town but worth it for the parking. The room was more spacious than I expected and the bathroom was updated nicely. The breakfast was wonderful! The terrace upstairs was great!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hotel Athena, Proprietario at Hotel Athena
Responded 22 Aug 2021
Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your kind words! Compared to the other Hotels in Siena we're not that little, in fact we have 100 rooms; but we understand that in the US your hotels are quite bigger. We believe you listed all our virtues: The beautiful view from our Deluxe or Executive Rooms; or from our panoramic terrace overlooking the Tuscan countryside where our guests can enjoy a drink or dinner. The parking, which is always included, inside the City Centre and only a 15 minutes walk form Piazza del Campo. Finally we're glad you enjoyed our breakfast: the pastries are made in house and we also offer a wide selection of savoury options for our guests who prefer the continental breakfast We hope to see you again soon! Kindest regards, The Staff.
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PRICE RANGE
US$98 - US$233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of SienaSiena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Athena
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Athena?
Nearby attractions include Duomo di Siena (0.4 km), Tours of Tuscany (0.4 km), and Centro Storico di Siena (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Athena?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Athena?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Athena?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Athena?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Athena?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Piccola Ciaccineria, Blandis Cafè & Wine Bar, and Antica Osteria da Divo.
Is Hotel Athena located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Siena.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Athena?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Athena offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Athena?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Athena?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Centro Storico di Siena (0.4 km), Battistero di San Giovanni (0.5 km), and Casa di Santa Caterina (0.7 km).