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Hotel Athena - Siena

4 star Hotel Siena

P Mascagni 55 - Siena

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The pet-friendly Hotel Athena is located in the historic center of Siena, approximately 500 meters from the Duomo and Piazza del Campo, in a quiet and easily accessible area with a wonderful panorama.

The property is a fully air-conditioned hotel, with all the necessary comforts for business travelers and tourists. The multilingual staff and concierge desk are happy to help arrange tours and tickets. Guests will find it easy to stay up-to-date with complimentary newspapers in the lobby and staying connected is easy with complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. After a day of sightseeing guests can relax on the patio or the terrace.

Business travelers will find a conference and meeting room with audiovisual equipment, a business center, and business services available. The Athena hotel also offers secretarial and translation services, and a technology help desk. Banquet facilities are also available.

Athena hotel also offers childcare, express check-in/check-out services, laundry facilities, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available on request for an extra charge and free parking is also available. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the elegant Italian restaurant.

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Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
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Breakfast at Hotel Athena

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Athena

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Free parking
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

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 (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2 PM and 5:30 AM.

Check-out: before noon.

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 2.50 per person, per night, for the first 6 nights. For stays from 1 November to 29 February the tax is reduced to EUR 1.50 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 Athena is also known as

Hotel Athena
Athena Hotel Siena

8.7

Clean

8.5

Location

7.7

Quiet

8.2

Spacious

8.3

Service

Hotel Athena reviews

5.8 Ordinary
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Russia

Never use stages below 5.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

breakfast was excellent

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • GB

lovely hotel, helpful staff, great location, value for money

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We loved this hotel, not only for the great room, but the panoramic terrace that was open to guests. Our room also had a lovely little terrace. The room itself was cool and quiet. The staff was great. The only comment I would make for improvement would be to recommend taking a taxi from the train station (on the "direction" part of the website). It's confusing for travelers to take the local bus from the station.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • US

Some people have complained that this hotel isn't "close enough" to main attractions. Siena is not friendly to people unprepared to walk up and down LOTS of hills and stairs. That being said, we felt the location perfect! The option to park inside the city made this hotel our top choice, as it is right inside the walls and therefore doesn't require navigation through the crazy streets!

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Wonderful hotel and location.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The room was great, the only negative was the breakfast. It was not the best we had on this trip. Siena was encreadable and we truely enjoyed our stay. This was our first time to Siena.

6.8 Fair
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

the location of the property is the main problem---it is a real hike to the center of Siena and any of the tourist attractions. This is a good property for the low budget traveler.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Athena is a very good hotel and inside the city wall with free parking. The scrambled eggs that they serve a breakfast are awful. But, the overall experience is very good. Very, very good value too and only a few minutes walk to the Campo. The staff are great!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The reviews we read about the hotel were all correct. A very nice hotel with parking (often a rarity in ancient cities), extremely friendly staff and large rooms. The restaurant was also quite good, although not much in terms of atmosphere. The only downside is that (as reported by previous guests) the walls are quite thin, but it did not interfere with sleeping. Very nice terrace from which to watch the sunset.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Next time we will go back to the same hotel, well located, and quite comfortable

7.9 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

The Athena Hotel was very comfortable in all respects with the major exception of the catering. The breakfasts were mininal, and not of a quality one expects from 4 star hotel (lack fresh fruit, and juices, poor choice, etc.). The food at the hotel's restaurant, which we eat at on two occasions, was of poor quality, badly cooked and poorly presented, despite the relatively high price. The waiter service, however, was very good. The bar snacks were acceptable. The car parking facilities were reasonably good, and very useful with the centre of Siena being only 10 minutes walk away.

6.2 Fair
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Just an OK hotel. Not much better than a convenience hotel near an airport. The location is good (not great) as it is a short walk to everything. We had a "superior room" that was just OK. Very noisy between rooms. The walls do not have very much sound proofing. The breakfast was typical of most hotels in Italy, just OK. The staff were great however. They were helpful and cheery from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. The beds and pillows were hard which was ok with me but not with my wife I would probably not stay again just because I like my hotels to match the charm of the area I am staying in. The value was ok as I was traveling with my two adult kids and would prefer not to spend $1000/night. It did the job.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Almost perfect... except for the size of the shower! A 130 cm chest person (like me) just could hardly use it.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mauritius

More like a business hotel, but good location.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Great Hotel, friendly & helpful staff. Internet didn't work well in rooms, but they took it off our bill at the end. Free parking, inexpensive internet, clean, close walk to center of town (10mins). GREAT!

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

As what you would expect from a 4* hotel. Only 10 mins walk from the square and duomo. We arrived by coach and it is about 20mins walk we were hand baggage only so we walked heavier baggage get a taxi left by taxi to train station. Taxi a must as it is some distance but only around 12 EUR fare.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The staff was extremely helpful and spoke excellent English. The dinner on the terrace is highly recommended. I would definitely return.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Most enjoyable stay at Hotel Athena. All the staff were extremely pleasant, attentive and obliging. Location is very good with, for our room on floor 7, superb views. Breakfast is ample and varied, though tiny cartons of jam are not good and a little bacon occasionally would be welcome, to go with the scrambled egg! Dinner menu is based on local dishes and is good, with excellent service either in the restaurant or the floor 7 terrace. There's plenty of parking space - easy to get in, awkward to manoeuvre out - staff will help. Not far to the Duomo and Il Campo but bear in mind Siena is a hill town with consequences for walking if you have problems. We would certainly stay here again.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

The hotel has a fine terasse with nice view. The breakfast is ok, but the location nore normal and not excellent.

7.8 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

The hotel is comfortable, located in a quiet street and easy to reach when travelling by car. The staff is very helpful. There is somebody to park your car in a free parking lot. The restaurant serves a tasteful tuscanian food. The rooms are a bit noisy: you can hear your neighbours taking their showers, or babies crying.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

We booked Athena based on its location close to the center of Siena, possibility to park your rented car close to the hotel and the comfort of the room. Athena proved to fit all 3 criteria and as a bonus then the luxury room proved to have an exellent view over the hilly surroundings. Roof terasse exellent for an afternoon cup of coffee or drink. For a good meal just walk up the road and round the corner. There you will find an excellent local italian restaurant. Menu is in italien, but just ask. Siena is a wonderfull piecefull town.

6.3 Fair
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

We were only in Siena for one night and picked Athena Hotel because of its location in the city walls. The hotel is of its 4 star rating based on its amenities. Our room was very spacious and clean. We were surprised that the hotel restaurant is only open for dinner from 7 to 9:30 which by european standards is very brief and early but we did not plan to eat there so it was not a major problem for us. The one thing that totally disappointed (I would say even ruined) our stay was the fact that our room was right above a kitchen and the noise (staff yelling and dishes clanging) at night and morning made it impossible for us to sleep. Also our queen size bed (though hard like all beds in Italy) was two full size mattresses pushed together...absolutely not what we expected from a 4 star hotel. If you stay there please make sure to ask for rooms away from any of their kitchen areas if you want to get any sleep. Just a comparison for you, our Bed & Breakfast in Florence was extremely quiet and had a proper queen size mattress for less than half the cost of this Hotel. We probably weren't recommend this hotel to anyone unless you are just interested in the full of a 4 star hotel and not the comfort.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

While the Athena may, at first seem a bit far from where you enter the city, it is a jewel of a hotel. Clean, professional, great breakfast (actually the best we had in 18 days in Italy). Location is actually very close to where you want to be. The Athens is very close to the cathedral and main square. Staff were great.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel is one of the nicest we incounted during our two week trip through Italy and France. Very convenient to walk to all of Siena's attractions. Park your car and forget it. Bellman will bring your luggage to your room. Sweet. Many restaurants, cafe's and shops nearby. The morning breakfast buffet is a good value at 9 Euros. I can't think of anything to complain about with this hotel.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Greece

NIce and spacy room, kept very clean. the breakfast was very good and so was the service. very nice view of our room in the 8th floor. it was about 10 minutes from the centr of Sienna.I would stay there again.

7.9 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

a great location for us. we would definitely go back. only drawback was some noisy guests using the terrace near our room into the early hours. next time we might ask for a room on the other side of the hotel.

7.1 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Nice hotel with an excellent location, within walking distance of the historical center. Breakfast was ok, but the beds were not very comfortable. Parking is very tight.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

In general, everything was wonderful. The dinner was fabulous and the outdoor veranda restuarant was quite nice. However, the garage was rather tight for getting into and out of. Nothwithstanding this one criticism, I would definitely stay there again.

3.9
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Stayed two nights; 1st one was Ok (spacious room / quiet / rather new, e.g. flat screen TV), 2nd night was hell (right above the street / small room / shower tap broke / small TV) however the price was the same!!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were very pleased with the quality of accommodation and service. Location was excellent. Only complaint we had that they should have some provision for package break fast if the guests were leaving early in the morning right after break fast starts, which was our case. We will definitely stay there if we are in Sienna.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Breakfast could be better. But, the front desk staff were very friendly and helpful with directions, restaurant reservations and special requests. Cani & Gatti deserves special mention as a great restaurant experience.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Beautiful hotel withing walking distance of all major sights. We loved it!

7.9 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

We enjoyed our stay and would stay again. The breakfast included in the price was generous and the front desk staff were very helpful and friendly.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

We had dinner on the terrace of the hotel. The food was OK, but not excellent - a bit pricey for the food. The Wine was excellent and from a local winery. The rooms were very nice for the price.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

We were very happy witn the hotel location but be aware it is about an 8 minute walk into the centre. The great boon was having parking available at the hotel.As two septuagenarians we were well satisfied with the hotel and its facilities.Staff were excellent ,

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel. Would certainly recommend it.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

Very pleased with the hotel - short walk to the city centre (Il Campo),quiet area and fantastic view over the Tuscan hillside.The front desk staff were not up to date with bus services avalable in Siena.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

It was excellent. The only thing is it was Monday and they recommended us a restaurant for dinner: they should know Mondays most of them are closed, so we had to walk and look for a open place to eat... The rest was great!

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great property and a great location. A little bit of a walk to town center (10 minutes tops). But an entertaining and enjoyable walk. Upper floors provide unbelivable view of Tuscany!!! Loved Seina and loved the Athena! Plus we had a meal there that was suprisingly good.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our view room from the 7th floor over the Tuscan hillside was amazing. Our room was huge for European standards and had floor to ceiling glass doors opening to the gorgeous view.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Excellent price. Breakfast was good, but not great. Only a 5 minute walk into the "city". Not a quaint, cosy hotel, but nevertheless ticked all the boxes, internet point, air con, FREE parking was brilliant. Would love to have stayed longer. Great location and wonderful views from the roof terrace - romantic dinners etc

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Athena is a beautiful hotel in a great location. Other reviews complained about the walk, but we did not find it bad, considering the entire city is very hilly. Our room was great, we booked the Double Superior and it had a lovely balcony. The WiFi was the best on our trip, although it is not free. Overall, it was one of our favorites on our trip to Italy. The Hotel also has a terrace with a wonderful view and free parking.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

could not have been more pleased with this hotel..situated perfectly within very short distance to town centre yrt in a very quiet area. the room was perfect and the staff charming. i have never given such a positive review for any hotel. many thanxs..

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • France

Right beside the old city walls and a relatively easy 10/15 min walk to the Campo and Duomo. Really awesome place to visit

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

This was a great find. Location perfect with easy walk to all sites in Siena. Staff friendly and helpful with recommendations. You have to know to ask for Espresso for breakfast and that beats the coffee on offer.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a fantastic location with easy parking! View was fantastic and it was just far enough away from the square so we didn't get any of that noise. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

Nice hotel, good sized room. Ours was next to the staircase and a bit noisy. Parking garage is tight for in/out; may be better to use the external lots (although we can't complain about free parking!). Good full breakfast. The view from the rooftop bar was very nice. Hotel is close to city wall (makes arrival by car easy) and just 7 min walk to center.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

The location of the hotel is great, a few minutes from the town centre and at the same time in a quiet area; easy to reach by car, also. Our room was on the 7th floor, the windows were high , at the top of the wall, but they overlooked a large sort of garden and no noise at all came from the outside. (I don't know about the rooms overlooking the street). The bathroom was big and full of light. There is a lovely terrace on that floor, with a fantastic view. The staff was kind and efficient. We enjoyed our stay there very much.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Great location, easy walk to main sites

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Everything about the Athena is marvellous--friendly, professional staff dedicated to helping with all arrangements & dealing with vagaries of Italian transit systems. Fabulous breakfast, view of Tuscan landscape to die for. Every comfort provided. The highlight of our stay in Siena. We would return just to stay at the Athena, and highly recommend it to anyone seeking a peaceful oasis in Italy.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

The standard room we got had no view, in fact it was below the pavement. Had we known that to be a possibility, we would not have booked this hotel. But service and hotel as such is good value for money.

6.2 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel is satisfactory, but some distance from the center of city and sites of interest requiring strenous walking with few sidewalks. No landmarks close to the hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Lovely hotel. Superior room was lovely and very spacious with excelant bathroom facilities and with lovely views of the Tuscan countryside. Found the staff very helpful when helping us make bookings for wine tour, taxi's and advising on timetables etc for train for our journey to next destination.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We really enjoyed our stay at hotel Athena. We were initially there for a week but our flight was delayed because of the volcanic ash so we ended up staying for two. The staff were excellent and quickly offered us another room at the same price. They helped us with all the questions we had. The breakfast was fantastic also and the breakfast staff were also brilliant. We are looking to visit again next Easter for another stay.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

We enjoyed our stay at the Athena, it was a nice hotel in an excellent position. However the front desk staff were not up to date with bus services and what was available in Sienna. They were professional but distant.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Athena is located on the edge of the old part of Siena, next to an interesting cemetery that has fantastic views. It is a short walk to Il Campo and just a bit further to the buses. The hotel is deluxe, the staff extremely competent. Only when the youngsters on spring break in the next room began to party was there any noise & a call to the desk soon brought back the quiet. The rooms are huge. It was excellent value. The breakfast was gourmet & lots of it.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel with a wonderful breakfast and an easy walk to the square. Our off-season prices were incredible. For great pizza go to "Due Porte" just down the road from the hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Friendly, helpful staff, excellent breakfast

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We were very pleasantly surprised by the Hotel Athena. Particularly due to the mixed reviews on the web sites. We were graciously received at check in in the evening. Parking was easily accessible. We were given a very large room (even for North American standards). We were told it was the largest they had for the standard room. Our stay was a total of four nights. Breakfast was very generous - hot and cold - eggs, pastries, bread, yogurt. About a 7 minute walk into the center of town, with shops on the way. The hotel is just in the old city walls, as stated. The only annoyance was there was no internet access in the room - we had to go into the lobby to check email from our laptop. Excellent stay - great quality for the price.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

Very nice location, although a little bit far from the train station, close to the places of interest in this city. By the way, Sierna is excellent! Only the attitude of the staff is not very well, but their advice were really helpful. Anyway, I like this hotel!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This is an excellent place to stay when visiting Siena, Italy. It is easy to reach when entering the city. We were parked on the street initially and the gentleman at the front desk even parked our car in their lot for us. It is located about 2 blocks from the main action of the city. Everything was very clean and the rooms were spacious. The bed was one of the most comfortable we slept in. Staff was very helpful and courteous. We needed to book a hotel in Rome for one night and the gentleman at the front desk was very nice and called to reserve us a room. We would definitely stay here again. Excellent value!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Excellent value for money. A lovely hotel where everything was taken care of around us. Quiet, elegant and a little bit of luxury.

6.4 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

In the middle of August, the air conditioning did not work. We called the girl and she said she would send someone up. No one came. Two hours later we called again. We asked for a fan. They sent a fan up and did nothing about the air conditioning. We slept with the window open and a fan and paid a lot of money for that room. The front desk people were not friendly and even were sort of making fun of us (snide). They were not helpful.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Perfect location. Superior room : excellent rate price/quality. I warmly recommend this hotel.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Very helpful staff

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had a newly renovated room. The bathroom is high quality as was the room overall. The entire hotel was clean and looked recently renovated. The location was accessible to the heart of Siena with a short walk but the hotel is sort of on the outside of the property. Free parking is available with valet if wanted. Wifi is available too. Lobby staff helpful booking day trips. Overall, they exceeded my expectations and it was an excellent value not to mention a nice place to stay.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Accomodating, friendly, clean and up to date. Would stay there again should I return to Siena.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Portugal

The room was quiet but medium and with a small window to the backyard. The emplacement was excellent.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

My general experience at this hotel was very nice .Helpful staff and good food at the restaurant.Room should be a little warmer in days so cold as those I spent there.The way from hotel to downtown is 10m walking up and down.Meals were cheaper at the hotel restaurant.I went to San Gimingnanno by bus and was a real nice opportunity to see wonderful Toscana landscapes.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

This is a fantastic hotel, with PARKING ON SITE! The staff could not have been nicer, and they had everything ready for us, even though we arrived early. WE had a quad room and a double, and both were spacious (even with all 4 beds) and beautiful. Siena was a revelation - we had never been. We will return, and will likely stay at the Athena again.

5.8 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

It should be ranked as 2 star hotel as the rooms need renewal urgently, the couch and the bedspread were worn out and dirty, the furniture looks from the 70s and the bathroom though clean needs fitting. I had not seen that kind of tiles and flash since I was little- 40 years ago. The only advantage of the hotel is the location, a 10 minute walk from the Cathedral- and it would be fine if it cost half the price and were ranked as 2 star.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Great hotel, excellent location. Only problem is the thin walls between the rooms.. Otherwise its a great quiet hotel in the best location in siena. Near the center, but still quiet and with a private parking, so u dont have to pay extra money for the parking space.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Ideally placed hotel and, although we had a standard room we coud enjoyed a wonderful view of Sienna surrandings. Breakfast was very good. Also, we spent five days and we were able to enjoy same good restaurants nearby, a short walk from the hotel.

6.2 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The Hotel is at walking distance from Piazza del Campo. The rooms on the back are not so quite, but there are clean and spacious.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel was extremely clean and well-maintained, but it could have been a little closer to the center of the city (wasn't bad though, only about a 10 minute walk). The staff was very helpful in finding restaurants and were very friendly, as well. I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Siena.

7.6 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

After we'd negotiated the bus from Siena station and walked right across the city, we gratefully found the Athena roughly where the map said it would be. We were two couples, and allocated 2 double rooms, one which overlooked the road, and was fairly dark, and a second which was lighter and with a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside. We immediately asked to change the first room to one with a view and the very helpful desk clerk arranged it for us straight away, even though the hotel was busy. This room was smaller than the first with the tiniest bathroom ever, but it was worth it. The hotel has a great terrace where you can sit and watch the sunset with a bottle of wine, and turns into a restaurant some evenings, although we didn't eat there as it was fairly pricey. The inclusive breakfast was buffet style with a good range of pastries, meat, cheese and fruit, and the lounge and bar were nice enough with plenty of local info and newspapers to read. Siena isn't cheap, and the room felt small for the amount we paid (especially the bathroom), but the friendliness of the staff and the great location made the Athena feel like a good choice.

6.6 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Thailand

The room was too noisy from the room upstair.After requesting for checking,the officer informed that there were nobody?? The hotel was too far from the Piazza Gramci about a half an hour by walk.If you were travelling by bus,better chose other hotels.By the way,the room are clean and spacious and also good food.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I was there for the Palio and this location is great. Close enough to walk to all the major attractions within the wall but far enough away that you don't hear all the noise at night. Staff is very helpful and they provide free parking which is a big plus in Siena. Internet access in the rooms at a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We stayed 3 nights just before the Palio and although the hotel was busy, we found the accomodation, service, facilities and location all to be excellent.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Un ottimo albergo vicinissimo al centro città. Grande professionalità e gentilezza alla reception. Il giorno della partenza, per permetterci di visitare ancora Siena ci hanno permesso di lasciare la autovettura nel loro garage.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Have stayed at the Athena several times. Good location - close to Siena centre but streets still wide enough for easy car access. Young man on reception very helpful when I needed an adapter to recharge my mobile phone. A good value mid-range hotel.

7.6 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Staff were extremely welcoming, offering an upgrade and a choice of rooms. We were shown both rooms before having to decide (and opted for one with a terrace). The room was spotless and the bed very comfortable. Breakfast was good. Parking was excellent.

5.4 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

The quality of the rooms was infact much poorer compared to the pictures advertised. The noise from the street outside was very disturbing.

5.8 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Nothing special here. The upscale traveler will be disappointed with quality and the budget traveler will be alarmed at the price. The roof top bar/cafe has ceased to exist. Easy to get to in a car and parking is provided. That is why we picked it for one night.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Location of property was fantastic AND it has parking.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I really enjoyed the hotel. It is truly a 4 star. The outside appearence of the hotel may not look that great, but once you enter, it is very nice. The location of the hotel is close to all attractions at Siena that you can walk. The Taxi drivers in Siena are very nice, they are not trying to rip you off like the ones in Rome. In general, Siena and hotel are both great!!! Breakfast is a feast of buffet with both meat savory dishes as well as sweet French type of breakfast. Coffee great.

7.4 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

L'hotel nel complesso si presenta bene, grande e molto silenzioso, il personale è gentile e le camere sono piu' che accettabili. Unica nota dolente, la moquette ricopre il 90% dei pavimenti dell'hotel e per la mia allergia non è stato proprio il massimo.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Rooms were spacious, well maintained and clean. Cold buffet breakfast of breads, pastry, cereal and yogurt was included in the room price, though some information said it wasn't available. Location is just inside the medieval walls. This provides spacious views of the country-side and a 10-minute walk through medieval streets to the tourist sites. There are also many good restaurants nearby.

5.6 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The staff were pleasant, the common areas of the hotel were very nice. For the area, the price was moderate. Our room was clean but quite small, and the bed was very hard. The room's decor also needed updating badly. Overall it was tolerable but was the least favorite of the four hotels we stayed in while visiting Italy.

7.1 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Good location, pleasant staff & good parking. Crticisms would be that the hotel was noisy at night and the bar never seemed to be open. Overall, worth it for the location.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

lovely hotel, well appointed, great view from terrace down the valley. Inside the walls but just barely and quite a hike to Duomo and Campio.

7.2 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

When I arrived at the hotel, quite late, I didn't have enough euros to pay the driver and he wouldn't take a credit card. The woman at the front desk did her best to help me, which I appreciated, but the hotel policy would not allow her to advance me 15 euros against my credit card (which left me despairing). The staff in general was professional, but not at all friendly. I have to say that it was the least welcome I felt in my entire trip. As a woman traveling alone, having an indifferent staff probably seems worse than it would if I'd had a friend along. I was given a very spacious room, but being on the road side was rather noisy. The housekeepers were unbelievably loud, shouting at each other from opposite ends of the hall. When I looked out to let them know that not all the guests were out of the hotel, they lowered the volume a notch, but not enough for me to sleep in, which I would have liked. The front desk was very curt when I asked for a later check-out - telling me that they were fully booked (which clearly they were not). The housekeeper knocked on my door at exactly noon. The hotel's location was good for me. I don't like staying too close to tourist spots and I didn't mind walking the 5 minutes to town. The view from the terrace is really fantastic, but the only meal you can have there is dinner. Being October, it was already dark and chilly by then.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very nice. Would recommend

5.6 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Nice hotel with competent employees but as a single traveler, the room was excruciatingly small for the money; restaurant menu rather exotic and very highly priced

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Mexico

the atenttion at arrival was fine but to get there was complicate,the map is not clear enought,the restaurant service and meals were very good and the hotel location is good to get downtown easily.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great property. Great location on a quiet street only a few minutes walk to everything in Siena. Spacious rooms. We had a great view from our room of the hills below Siena. It's a new hotel relative to other properties in the area so it is clean, modern and very comfortable. The only small criticism I have is that the staff, though knowledgeable and helpful when prompted, were not overly warm and friendly.

2.0
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

My partner and I travelled for four weeks around Italy using venere.com and a few other on-line sites for all our hotel bookings, made usually on the spur of the moment during our travels. We had no problems at all, and in fact some great surprises. We didn't take any time at all when booking this particular hotel, we simply looked up 4*, and the location and booked quickly. On arrival following a very long drive, I must say I was impressed with the reception area, and was really looking forward to my nice bath and a relaxing evening. Especially since the receptionist had handed me a leaflet on the hotel services and the rooms looked excellent. The porter came to the car with me to assist with our luggage, which was significant (we'd been travelling for 3 weeks!) and then he simply disappeared! We waited for a while, then decided to go on up to our room as we needed the facilities. To say it was a nasty surprise when we arrived in the room would be an understatement. I actually thought we had somehow gone into another hotel. The room was dirty. It was small and dark and very grubby. It looked like no-one had been there for a very long time. I had no option but to use the bathroom, which was a major shock. They had crammed a loo and a bidet into a tiny space, and to sit on the loo, you had to engineer you way under the sink, which meant you were sitting with the sink taps under your nose! Not an easy feat! After some discussion, I did something I've never done before - I phoned reception and asked for a change of room. Do note that we are a couple who take 4 weeks off work each year and travel around either Europe, USA or the Far East, and we've learned a lot about hotels and their advertising, but we have NEVER felt the need to make a stand such as this. The receptionist was not pleased, put me on hold for a long time, and when she came back, asked if we had used the bathroom, and when I said yes, she said she couldn't change the room then, and that

1.9
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Poland

Would not recommend this hotel. Terrible rooms - dirty and smelly. Poor breakfast. The hotel should have 2 stars maximum. Not 4! The only nice thing is the location and great small restaurant just on the corner on the way up to the center - Osteria Donna Gina.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Athena, offering 100 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy LCD televisions with premium digital channels and first-run movies. Corporate travelers visiting the Siena Historical Center area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones.

A good night's sleep in memory foam mattresses will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with slippers, bidets and hair dryers. Refrigerators, minibars and complimentary bottled water can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional guest comforts include air conditioning, safes and blackout drapes/curtains.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Microwaves and irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Mini fridge
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • TV
  • High speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Athena

By car
The hotel is easily reachable by the superstrada, exit Siena Ovest. Follow the indications for Porta San Marco. Turn left, proceed for 200 metres, then turn right and you will find the hotel.

By train
The hotel is 15 minutes from the Siena railway station.

By airplane
The hotel is 1 hour and a half from the Florence airport.

Distances from Hotel Athena

Chiesa e Convento di San Niccolo del Carmine - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Ospedale di Santa Maria della Scala - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
National Museum of Archaeology - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Duomo di Siena - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria della Scala Museum Complex - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Piccolomini Library - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Pinacoteca Nazionale - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Fisiocritici Onlus Academy Natural History Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Siena Crypt - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Accademia Musicale Chigiana - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Siena Baptistry - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Chigi-Saracini - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Orto Botanico dell'Universita di Siena - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Basilica di San Domenico - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Athena is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 55.1 km / 34.2 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 kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Athena

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