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Hotel Arcobaleno - Siena

3 star Hotel Siena

Via Fiorentina 32/40 - Siena

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 63.00
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The hotel Arcobaleno is a prestigious 19th century villa surrounded by a wonderful park, located only a few minutes on foot from the ancient walls of Siena and the local train station.

The hotel offers its guests an elegant restaurant situated in a stone cellar, perfect for intimate dinners and smaller cocktail parties, thanks to its discreet, refined and truly enjoyable environment. The restaurant serves the local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is closed on Sundays.

Furthermore the hotel offers coffee in lobby, a computer station, a 24-hours business center, a bar, an outdoor play-park for children, a private parking area, designated smoking areas, onsite medical assistance, television in lobby, and a babysitting service for a fee. For a surcharge, the hotel can arrange a rountrip airport shuttle and a train station pick-up service. Free wireless Internet access is also available.

Pets and service animals are permitted in some guestrooms. Fees apply for pets, but not service animals.
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Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
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Breakfast at Hotel Arcobaleno

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Arcobaleno

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Laundry service
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Free parking
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Baby sitter

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2 PM and 11 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.50 per person, per night, up to 6 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property in cash: EUR 2 per person, per night, for the first 6 nights. For stays from 1 November to 29 February the tax is reduced to EUR 1 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to residents of the city, children under 12 years of age, or disabled persons. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

Hotel Arcobaleno is also known as

Hotel Arcobaleno
Arcobaleno Hotel Siena
Siena Arcobaleno Hotel

9.0

Clean

7.6

Location

8.2

Quiet

7.7

Spacious

9.1

Service

Hotel Arcobaleno reviews

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Excellent ratio quality / price. Owner very friendly and competent as the members of her staff are really attentive to customer needs Excellent rapport qualité/prix. Propriétaire très sympathique et compétente; les membres de son personnel tout comme elle sont attentifs aux besoins des clients. La proprio parle plusieurs langues dont le français.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This small intimate hotel excel by its extremely competent, helpful and dedicated staff. A short bus or taxi ride takes you to the historic district with easy walks to significant plazas and buildings. The reception is staffed alternately by the two owners and another beautiful young lady. All are not only always helpful but in a difficult situation, a fire in our rental car a block from the hotel, they assisted with talking on our behalf to the police, the fire department and the rental car agency (we do not speak italien), to our complete satisfacion.

5.6 Ordinary
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

"A prestigious 19th century villa" - resembles more a 1940's bunker. "Surrounded by a wonderful park" - saw no park and was there 3 days. Do they mean the pot plants on the terrace? "A few minutes on foot from the ancient walls" - true, only 15 minutes. However, the footpath is approx 30cms wide part of the way and one must keep changing sides of the road (hair-raising experience) as it is not continuous. "An elegant restaurant" - I saw a run of the mill pizzeria. Situated on the road from Siena to Florence with the accompanying all hours of the day and night heavy, noisy, polluting traffic. On the bright side, the staff are wonderful and the rooms are simple but quite recently renovated and clean. Overall, not enough positive to offset the negative.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

VERY WELCOMING, AMPLE CAR PARKING, GOOD LOCATION FOR EASY ACCESS TO FLORENCE, COMFORTABLE WALK TO TOWN CENTRE, VERY HELPFUL STAFF, RATE IT HIGHLY.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Nice hotel (but bugs in the room one evening!), a bit far from the city centre. Really great staff.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Good information from the staff. The restaurant have had good pizas

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

The receptionist was very helpful, but hotel was not quite situated where we thought, and was a long hike up to the walled city. Buses were very eratic and hard to figure out which one took you where and none came back later in the evening.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

A great place to stay. Clean quiet rooms, excellent breakfast, close to old town Siena, free parking, friendly staff. What more could you want??

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

small but beatifully appointed hotel, excellant staff and the room was good. Unfortunately the restuarant was shut the evening we stayed but it looked nice, it wasnt a problem though as there was a good restuarant just 100m away. If I was in the area again I definetely wouldn't look anywhere else as it really was that good

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Greece

very helpfull reception parking gives an extra star to the hotel veeeery good and fresh breakfast!!! everything was aboooooove average!!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff were very helpfull in recommending restaurants etc. A very good location

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Accueil agréable.Bon rapport qualité-prix. Mais petit-déjeuner minimal.Pas de restaurant à proximité. Parking gratuit très appréciable.

5.9 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Along a very busy road without proper sidewalk for pedestrians - unfriendly access to the city center inspite of a bus stop 300 m away Hotel situé le long d'une route très passante sans trottoit d'une taille suffisante - Accès désagréable au centre de Sienne malgré les bus à 300m

6.5 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Hôtel d'un bon niveau, literie très confortable, salle d'eau très propre. Le petit déjeuner est médiocre comme souvent en Italie. L'accueil est agréable. Parking très pratique. Attention : hôtel loin du centre si on n'a pas de voiture pour s'y rendre.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

Super schönes Hotel, nur leider sind die Zimmer sehr hellhörig und die Hauptverkehrsstrasse ist im Garten zu hören. Dennoch eine Empfehlung, wir kommen sehr gern wieder.

7.1 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Nice hotel but located right on a busy, noisy road...also restaurant was closed for renovations. Christiana was an incredible resource and made us feel very welcomed for our 3 nights!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

séjour tres agréable avec un personnel compétent a qui je pouvais m'adresser en Italien et qui m'aidait à compléter mon apprentissage dans cette langue

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Coming fm Firenze our objective was to find an Hotel close to Sienna with a car park. This is what this hotel offer. We really enjoyed our stay.

7.5 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Nice small Hotel, very practicle for tourists, close to old city of Siena

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

It's the best-profumed hotel I've ever stayed in. In some cases, I think the photos couldn't do justice to the hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

The service in this hotel is one of the best we've every received. The breakfast room is lovely and the multilingual staff was wonderful. Special compliments to the staff working April 25-26, 2008. After we checked out of the hotel we had a problem with our car. Knowing no one in the area, we called the hotel staff. They were amazing! They arranged taxis, allowed my mother and son to stay in the lobby while my husband and I sorted out the car issue, helped us arrange transportation to Florence, stored our luggage to be picked up days later... We were facing extraordinary circumstances, and the staff rose to extraordinary levels to assist us. I have never been more impressed! Thank you Arcobaleno!

7.9 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Not as close to "downtown" Siena as expected, at least a 15 min walk to Siena gate/entrance with very busy, load road to walk along

7.7 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Staff was very welcoming and friendly. Breakfast was good. The surrounding gardens and sit down area were excellent. Room, however, was quite small. The property was quite a distance from any meaningful restaurant that was open before 7.30 pm, difficult to get a meal at what we considered to be a reasonable time.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Finland

At day-time lots of buses go by, but after 8 p.m there are just one ore two possible start from Siena centre (Piazza Antonio Gramsci bus station). Check the buses on the monitor at the nearest bus stop. We walked, since the receptionist provided false information...

7.8 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A lovely welcome, hotel a bit far out from city centre, no fridge in room, air conditioning a bit laboured. Not a pleasant walk into Siena. Buses few and far between.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

Needed bit of help with directions from Montalcino, but polizia very accommodating! Ended up following the signs to the 'ospedale' (hospital) and suddenly there it was just around the corner. Hotel a good half hour walk from Campo, but preferred that to waiting for buses. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Free internet in lobby with comfortable sitting area. Great breakfast. Ate in local restaurant for dinner as city centre too far away. Our room was well appointed, though as usual the bathroom was small and the shower tiny, but there was plenty of hot water so no complaints. Even though on a main road there was no noise at night due to double glazing, shutters and heavy drapes. Parking was tight so recommend a small car! We chose to walk everywhere rather than battle traffic and then find and pay for parking closer to the centre. The hotel was perfectly placed for our departure north-west to Monteriggioni and San Gimignano.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

It is an excellent hotel, very good standing, very professional, with a very tasty breakfast included in the price as well as the parking lot, but it's a 30 min. walk to the Piazza del Campo - 15 to the old town gate and then 15 min. more to get there. However, it's a nice walk, especially intra muros.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

la localisation permet d'eviter la foule de la ville mais l'acces à pied n'est pas tres facile du fait d'une route passagère et peu de place pour les pietons. heuseusement l'arret du bus n'est pas loin. Prevoir acheter des billet à l'avance. chambre petite mais correcte salle d'eau avec douche à l'accès peu aisé et beaucoup de trace d'humidité.le parking est gratuit ce qui est appréciable car utiliser sa voiture n'est pas à conseiller.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Reasonably close to old city, buses nearby if no car,would definitely stay there again when next in Siena.The staff were extremely courteous and helpful and no trouble communicating and booked all excursions. Christiana was a standout and a pleasure to get to know.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Greece

We are a young couple traveling on motorbike. Needed a place to stay overnight and have a quick look in Siena, on our way across Tuscany. The hotel is bikers friendly, not in the historical center (that means easy access) but in walking distance from it (20-25min-that means no need to use the bike) and most importantly with a private parking yard-away from public eye.Clean,cosy, ok breakfast (not continental), polite staff, small room, ok price for the season (75e for a double).Recommended.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

En un hotelito pequeño, encantador, decorado con muchisimo gusto, todo coqueto, con un personal muy amable. La vista al valle desde las habitaciones es un regalo para los sentidos. Esta a las afueras de siena, a unos minutos de la puerta Camolia, y en el hotel hay parking para el coche, que es segun mi opinion la mejor opcion si se aloja en este hotel. El desayuno es bueno, continental con un pequeño buffet, servido en una terraza muy agradable, con un servicio de mesa todo detalle. Proximo a la salida de la ciudad facilita mucho en los desplazamientos en la zona. Creo que coqueto y encantador define el ambiente del hotel, muy, muy recomendable.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Hungary

Clean, quiet accommodation but far from the center. Very nice staff. The bathroom was very small but it was not a problem for us.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Tanzania

This was our favourite of the trip, the staff were lovely and we felt very much at home in this hotel, which compensated for being a bit further from the centre than we had realised. Also it is very quiet despite being on the main road. Only downside, the hotel restaurant was being renovated and there are not many restaurants within strolling distance.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

Great hotel, with competent friendly staff. Fantastic breakfast in a lovely setting. It was a flat easy quarter hour walk to the walls of Siena. Only downside was no lift in the hotel and three storeys high.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

We loved our stay at the Arcobaleno, the staff really made us feel like family. They were so friendly and helpful! We esp. loved the table in the front area outside, it was quite pleasant to eat there for breakfast or a picnic dinner. It's a lovely hotel. The only downsides I think were location far from the city center -- but we were able to take the city bus back and forth -- and the fact that it no longer has a restaurant on the premises. But we went to a trattoria nearby which was good. I'd stay here again. We met so many people here and even met people on the city bus.

7.7 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

The 4 rooms we saw are a bit dark, but clean and comfortable, but showers small, although clean and modern. A bit noisy with windows open, but only to be expected for it's position close to the city. It's a 25 min flat walk to centre of Sienna, or 10 mins by bus (cheap & regular). Hotel has good parking. Breakfasts are basic Italian - rolls butter jam & cakes + coffee, but nice setting. No restaurants of note nearby, but you'd eat in Sienna (the Campo-square) anyway. Directions are not very clear, easiest way is to go to the main train station and continue along that road as it goes up a hill. Hotel is on the left just before a main junction.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Lovely boutique type hotel. Average breakfast served in a closed in garden type patio. Nice clean rooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Property was quite a way from the old town of Siena, so having a vehicle for us was a must.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Neat establishment, topped by superb hospitality. Not close enough to walk to Sienna sites, but buses are ok until 10pm. If I return to Sienna, I'll stay closer -- with 1 km walking distance from sites of interest -- not at the Arcobaleno. Had I a car during our stay my review would be better.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Wonderful stay at this hotel - and the restaurant was great - we did not walk into historic center but other guests said it was a 20 min walk. Great location to visit other towns in Tuscany as well. Recommend this hotel highly.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

You have to stay at this hotel just for their in-house restaurant which has probably some of the best food in Italy. We were so impressed, we ate there both nights that we stayed there and enjoyed the food immensely. Although the hotel is outside of the walled city of Siena, it is only a 20 minute walk away, it has lovely views over the Tuscan hills and the staff are very friendly and helfpul (and multilingual).

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We spent 8 nights with a rental car (thru Kenwell, highly recommended) touring Tuscany. Arcobaleno is ideally located for travelers with cars and even provides free parking. Although it's within level walking distance to the center of walled Siena, we always took the inexpensive and convenient bus -- about a 5 min. walk from the hotel. The restaurant below the hotel's lobby was very good and reasonably priced; we found it convenient for many dinners after spending a full day exporing Tuscany's many charming villages and wineries. The breakfast buffet was of very high quality and much larger than most in Italy. The entire staff was friendly and very helpful. Of the negative comments posted, we would agree with only two: (1)the odd shower is very small and a very large person might have difficulty, and (2) the hotel is not easy to find by following their instructions. However, you only need to find it once. And, we did not notice the vehicle noise from the busy streets adjacent to the hotel. We would give our highest recommendations for the Arcobaleno for those using it as a home base to tour Tuscany by car. However, if we were only planning to visit Siena for a day or so, we would instead choose a B & B within the walled city.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Probably the most helpful people that we encountered during our vacation. Beautiful breakfast area. Rooms smallish, clean and quiet.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The easy access to the bus stop, train station, and feeder roads to the Chianti region made this hotel's location excellent. The restuarants food was delicious and inexpensive. The hotel day manager, Lucca, was friendly, helpful, by far the nicest we had in 4 cities. He made this hotel stay our favorite.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Would recommend this property as a good value. Not easy to find, as the viamichelin directions are not always perfect. A good base for daytrips. Good restaurants nearby(heading away from Siena on the left is an"pizza" place that has excellent pizza and pasta,meats etc.). The bus stop is a short walk down the street, and the service is regular.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This hotel is small and charming....very convenient to the train station. To walk to the historic city takes about 10-15 minutes. It is on a busy street but the room was fairly quiet. The staff was very nice & couldn't be more helpful. There is an excellent restaurant downstairs where we had a great dinner our first night in town. The shower stall was one of the smallest we encountered on our trip but had good water pressure. We enjoyed this hotel because it was cozy. The public areas are very comfty and enjoyable. Breakfast was good (typical) but they will make you a cappuccino to order!

6.3 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

Nice hotel. Rooms are small. Good beds. Much traffic in the street. Take the bus to Siena.

7.7 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Siena is a beautiful place!!! You will not realize its beauty until you walk up the hill to the old city. Explore, explore, explore. We walked every where we went in Siena and I mean we walked every where. Siena is a must see in Italy. Arcobaleno is about a 15 minute walk to the beautiful city. It is about a 10 minute walk from the train/bus station. You will notice a sign outside the station,to your right, go to your right. You will walk up the street and come to a major intersection, cross the intersection and continue straight up the street. Do not turn. Keep going!! The hotel is on the left side of the street, so, you have to cross the street then go up some stairs, go right, around a corner, and you will find the entrance.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Very beautifull Hotel,with lovely employes. Rooms are not big but very cleaned . Typical italian breakfast with brioches and cakies, fruit juices, marmellate.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Davvero un ottimo soggiorno. Da non trascurare il fatto che sotto l'hotel c'è un buon ristorante con prezzi assolutamente contenuti.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

We had a wonderful 4 night stay at this hotel. All of the staff were so friendly, helpful, encouarging and fun. The breakfast was one of the hightlights of every day, Its spotlessly clean and we just could not fault this property. We would definitly stay again and highly recommend it.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

You will NOT want to walk to Il campo and back, and the bus only runs once per hour after 22:00, but the hotel and staff ere wonderful and the restaurant is very good.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • India

Excellent staff and had a wonderful stay at this hotel .We would recommend it to tourists.We fell in love with the hotel as soon as we entered it.I was travelling with my wife and another couple.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Very friendly employees, room could be a little larger, ist was the only hotel we stayed where we got hot water for shower every morning :-)) It is a little bit out of the inner city, you always have to take the bus or walk at least 30 minutes to come downtown. Breakfast very "italian"( only sweet things and cereals )

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

L'hôtel n'est pas dans le coeur de Sienne et c'est ce que nous recherchions.Comme le parking était compris dans le prix de la chambre,on laissait la voiture au parking et allions au coeur de Sienne en autobus.Le personnel était très attentionné.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Mexico

very close to City Centro

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Clean, beautifully decorated, spacious, good parking extremely friendly staff, outstanding buffet breakfast in lovely glassed in porch. Convenient attached resturant was good. Five minute walk to bus stop made Siena access easy. (buy tickets at the fruit market across from bus stop). Disclosure: hotel is located between two busy roads that can make it initially difficult to find and access . However, once located access and parking were easy. (We parked in the large resturant lot below.) This was our first time driving in Italy. We used our Garmin GPS with Europe card. This made driving fun and easy. We would definately stay at this hotel again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

The staff was so very helpful. The meals at the restaurant at the hotel were great and the wait staff very accomodating. We walked into Siena each day...about 15 minutes to the walls of the city and another 10 minutes to the main square. An easy walk and good exercise. We are seniors and had no trouble.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

lovely little hotel right outside siena walls. Very compentent staff and very clean!!!

0.5
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at the Arcobaleno for one night which was quite enough! we had booked for three, but left early due to the fact outside our dull and dreary room (which was on a busy main road) a manhole cover clanked all night!! The instructions to find the hotel where so poor it took us 2 hours to find. The price of the hotel was very expensive for the services provided, this is one place we will not be visiting again

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Very good hotel for the price. Relatively close to old city.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We were very pleased with our stay at Hotel Arcobaleno. The hotel was actually much closer to the old city than I had anticipated. The staff was welcoming and helpful in giving directions, helping with tours, and recommending restaurants. A plus was the restaurant located on the hotel's property; it was obviously a local favorite, and the food was quite good and reasonable for Siena. Our only negative would be the shower--it was very small; a large man would have trouble negotiating it.

6.6 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

This hostel require a mode of transport to go to the city center. Staff efficient . Expensive price ( Siena !)

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Clean, modern, with very helpful English speaking staff. A great restaurant downstairs with better prices than you would find in town. It is 2.5 Km. from the town, which can be easily reached by bus #11 or bus #4 to the train station. Excellent breakfast for Italy. The walls are paper thin. My wife was kept up all night by the guy in the next room snoring loudly. You can hear "everything".

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

Easy to find, room Nr.106 is too close to the mainroad to open the window. Perfect for an overnightstay or two... to visit siena. Secure parking and cosy 15 minutes walk to the "citygate".

7.9 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Israel

Nice small hotel. Very friendly staff. Good breakfast. Small room but nice. Could be a little cleaner. The shower was a problem. Very small and hardly any pressure to the water.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Our stay at Arcobaleno was most memorable. The staff was friendly, courteous, helpful and spoke English better than expected. We highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again. It was very clean, breakfast was continental with variety, and in a quiet location. Also the restaurant below the hotel was one of the best we ate at in Italy. ++++ This hotel is worth checking out.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The reception staff was EXCELLENT. They were always helpful without asking going beyond any expections we had.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

The only bad thing I can think of about this hotel is that it is very hard to locate. We gave up in the end, parked and walked to where it was. We stayed for 6 nights from Jun 13 07 and had a wonderful time. The staff were extremely helpful and they enabled us to visit places we would never even have known about otherwise. The restaurant which is on the same site, but I don't know if they own it, was very good. The food was excellent and the menu comprehensive. The waiters could be a little non communicative though. I would agree with some other comments re the size of the shower - not for the larger person. This is a place I would definitely stay again.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

What a great hotel. The girl at the desk was super helpful with making dinner reservations and directing us to a local public pool. Room was great. Only problem was that onsite parking for car was kind of cramped. We took the bus to downtown as it is quite a distance to walk from here, but this was easy.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Arcobaleno is a nice property located away from both the historic center as well as the business center. There is some traffic noise as the hotel is situated in a "triangle" between 2 busy streets - but the noise was not really a bother. Contrary to other reviews, we did not have much trouble finding Arcobaleno as we entered Sienna from the north (Firenze) direction. From the south is another story as we found Siena in general a very confusing city in which to drive. The front desk staff was extremely helpful with dinner recommendations and advice on where to visit and when. The common areas were wonderful with a comfortable gathering lobby, screened porch breakfast area, and a very good and brightly lit restaurant on the lower level. There was also a large table with umbrella in the front courtyard - a perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine at days end. The restaurant was a godsend as we dined there 2 of our 3 nights in Siena and didn't have to venture back into the city to try to find an eating establishment. Our room as on the small side, bathroom as well, but that seemed to be true of many of the hotels we visited. All in all, we found Arcobaleno a great find for the money.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The Arcobaleno was all that we hoped it would be. It is small and friendly with helpful staff. We were in the main building and the room and bathroom though not large were perfectly adequate and spotlessly clean. It is a 20 minute level walk to the gates of Siena. We can recommend the restaurant under the hotel.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We had a hard time finding the hotel with the directions that we had. The only thing that saved us was I remembered the picture that showed the parking lot. I thought it would have been in a more rural area. The bus stop was close to get into the main area of Siena and there was ample parking in the back. The parking in the front of the hotel was a little tight. If the parking lot was full you would get in there (behind another building) and have to try and back out onto a fairly busy street.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The staff was professional; very welcoming and helpful. Elevator would be appreciated.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

I would recommend this hotel on the merits of the helpful staff, the location, and the comfort level that they provide. I must admit that when I arrived in Siena, I was unfortunately ill. I have never seen a staff go out of their way as much as this one did to try to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They helped in every way imaginable, and went above and beyond their duty helping me get better, and feel better.

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Great hotel in great location (although not within walking distance of any major attractions). Wireless internet requires paying by the hour. Cappucino is free 24/7 and very tasty. Good parking, rooms are comfortable although a little noisy because noise filters upstairs from reception and the restaurant. We stayed two nights and had no complaints. I would recommend.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This hotel was wonderful! The staff was very friendly and answered any and all qeestions with a smile. The restaurant in the hotel is delicious. Great place to stay because it's close to the highway and easy to visit the surrounding towns in Tuscany.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Our family enjoyed a delicious dinner at Hotel Arcobaleno. The front desk lady was very welcoming and extremely helpful with directions and suggestions for our drive back to Bologna. We wished for better directions to the hotel; a more detailed map would be helpful.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

One of the nicest hotels in all of Italy. Hotel had outstanding front end staff, always friendly and willing to help. A 30 minute walk to the centre of Sienna and 5 minute bus ride away. Yummy breakfast! THis was the first time at Hotel Arcobaleno and it was wonderful. I think the hotel was newly renovated and lovely decor.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

Good hotel and clean. Excellent price/quality ratio. Location between two roads, not so quiet, but easy to find.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

The staff was friendly, the room very clean and comfortable (not luxurious but very decent by any mean). While a little noisy in daytime (well, what do you expect from a city hotel...) it quieted down nicely at night and was perfect. Breakfast is buffet style (all you can eat) with a rather good selection for a European breakfast. Good coffee served by amicable and smiling staff. Nice complimentary lounge if you wan a drink before supper. The hotel, while approximately one km from the walled town, is actually very nicely located if you use it as a base to travel in the nearby Chianti, Le Crete, etc. by car. You can also take the bus (which runs approx. 10-12x a day) 200m away to Florence for 6.5E. (which saves you the aggravation of parking in Florence...). And there is a nice, rather inexpensive restaurant(for Italy)in the basement which serves great food (mostly...:)). All in all, we loved it and would recommend it and return if we ever need a room in Siena again. Oh, as a side note...we stayed for 10 nights...so we had plenty of time to make our judgement...and I forgot...they got a private parking! which means peace of mind for your rental...:)

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a great place to stay in Sienna. We stayed 2 nights. The directions to get there on Venere could be a bit better though. Luca, the manager, was extremely welcoming and helpful - pointing out good places to eat in the town, and even reserving a table for us! He also showed us some great places to visit on our onward journey. The room was as good as anything we have stayed in in Italy. The only minor gripe was that the shower was quite small and you had to be careful not to slip. One major plus is the restaurant downstairs. We had our best meal of the week in there. Highly recommended. We'll be back! Thank you Lucca.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Warm Welcome; very helpful reception staff. Well cared for property and good breakfast.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

très joli etablissement, très bien isolé un peu loin à pied du centre historique mais possibilité de bus avec arret tout proche. Le restaurant situé en dessous de l'hotel est excellent et d'un prix abordable ( très pratique le soir après une journée de marche) seul hic, le personnel ne parle pas le français.mais fait des efforts. établissement à conseiller

5.7 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Près d'une route, très bruyant; chambre pour 3 très petite, les installations sanitaires dangereuses en particulier la douche; aussi le lit d'appoint rajouté est dangereux, blessures causées à la jambe avec une patte de lit;

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

This was hotel was by far the best we stayed in during our entire trip! Luca was such as pleasure to deal with. Before we could even ask he had maps out and was telling how to get to the main part of the city as well as things that were a must see. He also recommended a GREAT resteraunt for us that was amazing. The hotel was clean and our room was very spacious. The breakfast in the morning was very good and had a decent variety. We took a taxi from the train station, only 7 euro - it was worth it with luggage. Other than that the walk to the main part of the city was very easy and safe. Our only regret was that we stayed there only one night! Many thanks again to Luca for his wonderful hospitality!! Kyra and Dave Mancini

6.0 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The staff was friendly and helpful. The shower was almost impossible to use. Could hear people in the next room very plainly. The location of the hotel was excellent.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed 4 nights at this hotel and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Room was very clean and well presented. The plus points were the availability of parking and the ease of getting onto the main roads in and out of Siena. The only drawbacks were the distance from Siena town centre (20 to 30 minutes walking) and as the hotel is sandwiched between two main roads, the traffic noise (with the windows open) and the fact the bathroom had mould on the ceiling.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was such a lovely suprise.The welcome from Luca and the other staff was second to none.They were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.Even us having a drink later in the evening after a night out, the bar was available to us. Hotel was so clean and homely.We stayed in the annexe with automatic front door opening and hall lights.Breakfast was good and varied in a lovely covered terrace outside.Very good value for money, would definitely recommend. Deserves more than three star grade.Siena was walkable but a good 15 walk to outer wall and another 15 mins to centre along main road and we're aged 47 and 55.Not a problem you can drive in and there are enough car parks.Get Luca to tell you. He knows everything about the area.

7.3 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The sign is small, so easy to miss driving by. Colorful flags at the gate help if you know to look for them. No elevator in our building. Don't know if second building has one. Probably not. Bus stop one block away (buy ticket at tobacco shop) to go to city center. Ask staff about bus numbers and retun bus info. Easy if you know name of stop so you can ask bus driver if correct bus. Otherwise you may end up going the long way around. Hotel staff was very nice and helpful. Arranged for a load of laundry to be done off premises. Breakfast typical. Restaurant was good, but not great.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This is a very nice Hotel. Reception desk staff were fantasic. They had great recommendations for restaurants and the food at the on site restaurant was excellent. Breakfast very good, excellent capuccinos! Hotel rooms are of course small by North American standards, but hotel is beautifully appointed and clean. Parking in top lot a challenge, but plenty of parking down below. About a 15 minute walk to main gate into Siena, first 1/4 mile a challenge as there is no sidewalk and plenty of traffic. Taxi an easy and not too expensive option. Siena is magnificent as are so many of the surrounding towns; San Gimiginano, Volterra.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

the view was wonderfull and restaurant could use to be expanded. if your spending a few days there th menue is limited. everything elis is a 10

7.9 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • South Africa

We were very happy and would certainly stay again if we were in the area Jeff

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

Although we had some difficulty finding the hotel due to incorrect directions, once there we enjoyed the hotel and it's convenient location. It is on a busy thorough fare but our room was very quiet. The staff was extremely helpful, even calling our previous hotel for us at no charge when we discovered that we had left a camera there. Definitely recommend this hotel!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff were very welcoming, warm and cheerful. The hotel's restaurant was very good, we only ate out once! I would have reservations about the walk into the city if children or any infirm people were involved. We had no problems with it but the initial stretch from the hotel is along a narrow pavement on a busy road. I will happily return to this hotel next time I am in Sienna

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This Hotel was very good. I should mention that I am handicapped, I walk with a walking stick and do not do well with stairs. The promotion said Handicap friendly so I assumed there was a lift. There is no lift so if you have trouble with stairs tell them up front so they can assist you. Turns out with their help I made it fine. I will not assume in the future and will tell each hotel that I have problems climbing many stairs.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

The hotel was a very good choice to stay in. I am glad it was no further from the old city of Siena as it took us 20 minutes to walk to the gates. The receptionist didn't recommend the bus service but I feel we should have been told where to catch the bus and given a timetable.

7.8 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

très bon accueil, personnel à la disposition du client. revoir l'insonorisation des chambres...!

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Serbia and Montenegro

Very nice hotel with VERY friendly and competent staff, speaking excellent English. Breakfast is not too good, although not bad either... The biggest issue is the distance from the downtown. It's 15-20 min walking fast!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Slovakia

Very good hotel, but a bit away from city center, walking distance to the city center not less than 30 min.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Arcobaleno, offering 19 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 20-inch TVs with digital channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free (wired) high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Siena visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • TV
  • High speed Internet access

How to reach Hotel Arcobaleno

By car
From the A1 highway (coming from Florence), exit at Firenze Certosa and follow the indications to the superstrada Siena-Firenze. Exit at Siena Nord and follow the indications to the Centro-Porta Camollia. Turn left at the second traffic lights and you will see the hotel.
From the A1 highway (coming from Rome), exit at Valdichiana-Bettolle, take E78 in direction Siena and exit at Siena Est, follow the indications to the station Stazione and then to the hotel.

Distances from Hotel Arcobaleno

Siena Stadium - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palasport Mens Sana - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Antiporto di Camollia - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Porta Camollia - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Enoteca Italiana - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Fortezza Medicea - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Santa Maria alle Scotte Polyclinic - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Stadio Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Basilica di San Domenico - 2 km / 1.3 mi
Monte dei Paschi - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Palazzo Salimbeni - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Piazza Salimbeni - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Casa di Santa Caterina - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
San Cristoforo Church - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Arcobaleno is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 52.8 km / 32.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Arcobaleno

  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Free parking