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Hotel Garden - Siena

4 star Hotel Siena

Via Custoza 2 - Siena

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Book your stay at Hotel Garden in Siena, a prestigious 19th century villa with original frescoed halls, surrounded by a secular live oaks park. The property is situated in an exclusive panoramic position in the north part of the city, just 10 minutes from the lovely historical centre of Siena.

The historical building has been entirely renovated over the years, adding 3 new buildings, a beautiful rose garden with colourful trees and a modern ballroom (built in 2003) for meetings, conferences, and banquets to what has now become a contemporary hotel. The property also offers wired and wireless Internet access (surcharge) and technology support staff. Cordiality, warm decor and a family spirit blend harmoniously with the highest standards of comfort and quality here, earning the respect and satisfaction of all customers who’ve spent some time in this romantic Siena, Italy lodging.

Restaurant La Limonaia is the perfect place to sample the rich taste of Siena cuisine surrounded by panoramic views of the city. Guests can relax in the large swimming pool and enjoy the tennis court in the summer. Babysitting/childcare is available. Also enjoy the convenience of private parking for cars and buses, where you can leave your vehicle and visit the city centre on foot or usin nearby public transport. The hotel is also conveniently located near the train station.
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Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
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Breakfast at Hotel Garden

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Garden

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Snack bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Beach umbrellas and deck loungers
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Children swimming pool
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Free parking

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  • 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.

Check-in: after 2 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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 3.00 per hour (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


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.
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Hotel Garden reviews

7.8 Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Singapore

The surrounding is nice but the room was basic. A little disappointing given the price we have to pay. Comes with complimentary 1 hour wifi but getting connected was a challenge. Overall, room is clean and spacious enough for two. Location is a little far from the centre if you walk.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Couple with baby perfect staying

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • South Africa

The stay was very enjoyable, mainly as a result of the assistance of the staff at reception (especially Eglantina (hope I remembered well). I'll recommend this hotel to anyone and will definitely book my stay there again when I return

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Standard room maybe not at the four stars level for the building and tha lobbies but service, cleanliness and kindness completely compliant. Marvellous location and the main building, good brakfast, and good dinner, (maybe it would be better have a more strongly tuscan menu). Beautiful landscape on the historical centre of Siena. Great park around the mansion.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel with superb facilities and wonderful restaurant though at the higher end of costs (£75 for two courses with a bottle of wine). Rooms were very sizable for Italy and certainly comfortable. Sienna is easily accessed by bus or a 15 minute walk takes you to the old town (15 more to go to the other side). There is lots to see in Sienna and well worth a visit. The excellent pool provided a very relaxing environment as well. This was the best hotel we stayed at on this trip and also the cheapest!

6.5 Fair
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Outdated and old fashioned, this seems a hotel that has its glory days behind itself.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Our only disappointment was the restaurant. You'd think a four star hotel's restaurant would be special. Certainly their prices would suggest that but it was bright as a cafeteria with numerous fluorescence lights that were full of dead bugs.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

very nice and relaxing place , just the 2 kms from station informed are ok but in a hard way to walk to take a taxi from rail station because walking is too hard and the hotel is located into a hill 10 minutes in bus to the center of the city and bus stop 2 blocks from hotel

7.0 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Staff was not very friendly upon arrival. Room was not 4 star quality as we were in the module added off the back of the property.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Splendid location with a wonderful sight on the city of Siena

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

we have been staying at this hotel for years and will return!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

We had a very big room in the depandance of the Hotel. Wonderful!

4.4 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Gardens beatiful rooms a walk away and separate building from reception. Receptionist rude and unhelpful. Taxi ride into Siena.

5.9 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Advertised as four star, but missing many services normally associated with that rating. Air conditioning was not working on arrival due to general outage impacting several rooms. No maintenance personnel on site so slept with open windows the first night of a three night stay. Reception was clearly unhappy about the complaint, remarking that the room felt "fresh," on a hot summer day (shouldn't I be the judge of that?). No remedies or compensation was offered. After all day in the hot sun, air conditioning is a basic requirement. My children (young adults 18 and 16) stayed behind one day and dined at the hotel. The maître d'hôtel was going to refuse seating as they did not have a reservation when the restaurant was completely empty. However, my daughter was insistent and they were served. Americans on travel in Italy must generally lower their service expectations, but I definitely expected more given the price. On the positive side, though, the hotel is very cute and clean and the rooms spacious. Didn't see the gardens that are supposed to be on the grounds as they are not visible from the parking lot or on the way to the rooms. This is a great spot to begin excursions in Tuscany. When visiting Siena, though, be sure to leave early morning as the traffic is intense and nearby parking limited. By 9AM, we had to park in a residential area and walk 30 minutes.

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

Hotel Garden was our middle retreat between Venice, Florence and Rome. The location was spot on, the old villa hotel was stunning but the annexe of rooms that were attached were too modern and we were unaware that it existed until our arrival, this should have been explained beforehand. After travelling for 4/5 hrs by boat and train I am afraid that the member of staff who greated us was unprofessional and abrupt. May I suggest that if the reception staff are unable to understand accents then they should point out in either written form or broken English that they were struggling as the experience for the customer was very off putting. However, undetered we had a wonderful time in the quiteness of the old hotel and spent little time in our annexe room. The food was excellent, the bar staff great and the resturaunt was slightly stiff and quite but one member of staff made me smile several times as he attempted to lighten the mood by singing!! hurra!!!! I would recommend this hotel as the setting makes up for the few niggles we tolerated.

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

The Hotel was about 15 min walk to the city walls but another 25 min walk to the centre of Siena (The Palio) The Barman was excellent as were the receptionists. The dining room staff, apart from one young lady who served breakfast, were indifferent. We only had one dinner which was fine but the ambience in the dining room was very poor, very bright lights and no atmosphere. The hotel itself and the swimming pool were both excellent.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Breakfast staff and breakfast itself did not meet the otherwise good standard

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

No porter available. This is a problem, not for me that I was alone, but I saw families in difficulties

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Not as far from the centre of town as it might appear. Very good hotel and excellent value for money. Free onsite carparking a bonus over most hotels in Italy.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Nice hotel; rooms, setting and restaurant all good. Very nice grounds. Don't fight with the traffic in Siena - get the No 1 bus outside the hotel, but buy a ticket before in the little shop on the opposite side of the road to the bus stop.

7.7 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

pool was closed which was disappointing. Best buffet breakfast of my whole trip. Taxi from train was 7.5 Euros but 10 returning to train even with less time and traffic due to start fee. Gorgeous view from common decks Charge for Internet a bit much

1.9
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Terrible room for a 4 star,it was a 2 star room.Grounds were very nice. We stayed only one night and left.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This is a beautiful hotel, however, as noted by others, it is not a 20 minute walk from the center of Seina. It is 20 minutes to the gate at the edge of the center, however then it is another 20 minutes to Il Campo. So great if you have a car, not so great if you don't. You can take a taxi and I think there is bus service, but we did not investigate that. After our first treck into town, we drove in and parked at the Fortenza lot.

3.2
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The room was very small and it dit not deserve a 4 stars rating. It was not very clean. There were stains in the bidet and sink that should have been cleaned. A four stars hotel should present a very clean and set room. However the dining room was very good and the garden beautiful. The view of the city was good.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This is a wonderful property. We took the bus into the traffic of the city and enjoyed the quiet of the hotel afterwards. Perfect!

4.4 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We were very disappointed with our room which I would not grade 'Superior Double' in a 4 star hotel. It smelt of smoke, wallpaper was hanging off the wall, a bedside light did not work, most of the woodwork needed repainting, the bathroom tap/shower fixture did not work properly and there were no bedside carpets.

6.2 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The location and view from the main hotel building is great. There is a garden, and it is lovely. Pool looked good, though didn't have time to use it. The room we were in was in an annex, and the room was not particularly clean, or very nice. It looked like perhaps rooms in the main building were nicer.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Good hotel, like a college dormitory.

0.5
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

regarding to the prices it is very expensive and the staff is really not nice .. the bedroom was awfull , the smell inside was horrible and the floor really durty .. the bathroom was not clean and smell bad ..the staff was not concerned by all theses details and didnt pay attention ...

7.8 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This hotel pleased my teenage children enormously because of the clean, sunny pool and terrace dining for breakfast and dinner. However, my husband and I had no idea that the charming old villa hotel had developed several new, less charming buildings. Our room in one of these buildings was spacious but ugly and cheap-looking, though it did feature a pleasant, private patio. The expansive hotel layout has compromised services. With no bellhop, I fell in the process of dragging my suitcase down an unfamiliar path with an odd step here and there. Pool, dining, and happy children were pleasant assets.

7.9 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

That was my first expirience with Garden and it was very good....nice inviroment,nice people,well done !!!

6.8 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

The personell, especially waiters were grumpy, uninterested and seemed totally unhappy about there job. Reception and cleaning staf hardly greated you and you could see they had to make an effort to be polite and pleasant. Waiters did not consider you or help you; you had to work hard to get there attention, especially mornings. Dinners were badly organized and you felt that you were in their way. But placing,surroundings, view, Siena and Tuscany are adorable. The hotel do not seem ready to accomodate people who wish to stay several days - as myself.

5.5 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

The first night we have had a room with the air conditioning system out of order and we can have a new room only the second day

7.8 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This hotel is located in a beautiful garden. The view from it's terraces is very nice. The staff was friendly and helpful, and recommended great restaurants. We booked a triple bedroom, which was way too small, so we asked to get an extra bedroom. They were very acommodating and adjusted the price to our satisfaction. If you are driving this is the perfect location, since there are plenty of parking spaces, and the hotel is easy to find. The taxi service to go to the old center of Siena was very efficient, and much easier than driving with our own car, since it's impossible to park in town. Overall we enjoyed our stay there and would stay there again.

7.7 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

On the web-page, there was no clear indication that the hotel has a main building and supplementary buildings, and therefore one did not know beforehand that the room would be in a supplementary building.

7.2 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Just pleasure.

2.4
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Check-in, although friendly did not allow any of the guests to access a room prior to 14.00 hours. When actually checked in at 16.00 hours (our choice) we were directed to a room (in annex), unaccompanied,the room was in the condition left by previous occupants - uncleaned andd smelly. Another room was found in the main building, supposedly more expensive, small and smelling strongly of cigarettes. Bathroom clean but shower base took more than 10 minutes to clear after 1 use! Restaurant and food poor - service competent and friendly.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Beautiful property!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

+ Great surroundings, quiet rooms, good breakfast. - Strong potential for improving staff service levels: The hotel charged us EUR 5 extra for two small glasses of Orange juice requested during breakfast without first informing us about the cost, service personnell appeared stressed and unattentive, and the male receptionist appeared unfriendly and impatient at check-in

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We returned to this hotel for the sheer delight of the the hotel and the restaurant in the hotel! The service is impeccable, the staff-so hospitable, and the food- DELICIOUS! A MUST stay for anyone for visits Sienna!

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

A little out of town, but very easily accessible by bus (once you know the route!), taxi (a very easy system for booking cabs into town, tho taxis can sometimes be hard to find in Siena centre for return to hotel at busy times) and on foot. Fantastic grounds, spacious and relaxing public spaces, great breakfasts and good staff. Some reports have described some staff as stand-offish, and I can see why an inexperienced or fussy traveller might draw that conclusion, but we thought they were fine, on the whole, especially if you talk to them as people. And the barman is absolutely one of the hotel's chief attributes, he's friendly, funny and goes out of his way to help. We loved him! Try to get a room in the main building rather than the annexes (where they seem to put tour groups), the main building is quieter and more characterful. You feel like you're living in a villa. The terrace is a great place to have breakfast and a lingering evening drink (and plentiful free bar snacks). Very relaxing. We were there for four days and will use it as a base again. Provided you're not trying to travel on a Sunday, you can also easily get to other places like San Gimignano, Florence, Pisa,Monteriggione, or Arezzo by public transport from Siena. Don't bother with the San Gimignano wine tour offered by the hotel, you'll just be pressured into buying wine more expensively than you'd like (although our guide, Britta, was very nice). We used the tour as a way to get to San Gim because Sunday transport was difficult, but we were rushed as the main focus of the day was the winery (and its attendant commercial pressure). Go to San Gimignano - and other places - independently, and spend as much time there as you'd like! On the whole, The Garden was a delight. My sister loved the swimming pool!

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

bon rapport qualité prix bel hotel au charme vieillot dans un grand parc de verdure,calme, en ville dominant sienne .le centre ville n'est pas si loin que cela à pied (20-25 mn) et la ballade n'est pas si désagréable que certains le disent. Le restaurant le soir , sous les tonnelles face à sienne illuminé est tout à fait correct.si disponibilité ne pas hésiter à demander le surclassement dans le batiment principal.En conclusion c'est un hotel que je conseille

7.9 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Arab Emirates

The Garden Hotel is generally good. I was a bit dissapointed that we were put in a separate building which didn't look or feel as good as the main hotel building, the staff were friendly and tried to find us a better room but couldn't. Breakfast room and terrace are absolutely fantastic, and the food was good too. Parking was ample and comfortable. I forgot my camera battery and charger in the room, but the kind staff found it and sent it to me after few days to Garda!! (Thanks, Massimo!)

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This is a lovely, peaceful hotel. The rooms were very nice, the staff was efficient and the food at the hotel was great! I would recommend this to others.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

A very nice hotel with a country atmosphere but within (long) walking distance of Sienna's city center. The charge for internet access is a turn-off, but otherwise, no complaints.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We were surprised at how nice it was. We will stay there again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Venezuela

Nice hotel. Very American oriented....Nice gardens, view of siena...

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

Hotel très agrèable, un peu en dehors de la vieille ville (5mn en voiture). Excellent petit déjeuner et chambres spacieuses et très calmes.

4.4 Ordinary
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Se potete non prenotate una standard double. Assolutamente poco confortevole, arredamento cheap, bagno bunker e datato, rumorosità inaccettabile tanto da provare disagio nel sentire tutto ciò che accade nella stanza vicina. E tutto ciò al "modico prezzo" di €.100,00 per notte. Fate vobis.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

the photo on the internet was not representative of the room I was given however when I questioned the staff on this matter I was moved to a room which was similar to the photo presented. The staff were very helpful and I will stay there again.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We chose this location based on being outside of the historical city in order to park our rental car. Turned out to be a nice place. Approx 10-15 min walk to the closest gate entrance into downtown. The views from the hotel were great - very typical Tuscan countryside. We would stay there again if we had a rental car, if not, then we would find something in the city center.

7.1 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

The hotel is too expensive in relation of what offered. Probably this hotel is better during summer and for tourist that spend time in the hotel, but during autum, when the swimming poole and the gardens are not useful, I strongly suggest to get and hotel closer to the city walls.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Japan

I recommend this hotel to tourists who want to stay leisurely in Siena. The hotel is located 30-minute walk from center of Siena. But it's enjoyable to walk through the medieval street. From the terrace one can see the Torre del Mangia. The hotel room is modernly furnished. I enjoyed reading books beside the beautiful pool of the hotel for couple of hours. The front desk showed us great hospitality. He managed to find our taxi to the station when there was no taxi available at first. I want to stay at this hotel again.

7.2 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

If you would like to have a dinner at hotel, I would recommend to book before check-in. As for me, I checked in about 5 o'clock and tried to book a table for two, however the earliest time I could get was 9 o'clock !!!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Very, very nice hotel. A bit remote for the person without a car (not able to walk to any shops or restaurants) and the hotel dining room was terrible - poor selection and terrible food in the evening. Breakfast okay. I would recommend this hotel however. Very lovely, nice rooms (we had 3 single rooms) and capable and helpful desk staff.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This is a beautiful hotel. Surroundings are just unbeliveable. Tennis courts and pool were an added surprise. Staff and resturant were wonderful. Would stay there again and would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to visit Siena.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Didn't realize that standard rooms were not in the "main house" that was pictured on the web site. We were in an adjacent building located elsewhere on the property. Still, the accommodations were clean, albeit dormitory like. The staff was very helpful in arranging a wine tasting tour, which we thoroughly enjoyed.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This place was really facinating! We were there for a wedding and as it was our first time in Siena we found the staff to be extremely helpful. They were especially friendly with most speaking English. They catered to all our needs. The grounds, rooms, staff, dining room, swimming pool and other amenities were terrific. We would return in a minute!

4.5 Ordinary
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This property is completely misrepresented. We were shown two different rooms, both looked like college dorm rooms. Decorated terribly. We booked this 4 star hotel expecting it to look like the picture on Web Site. What a joke. The staff were pleassant and the breakfast was very nice. I would call this a 2 or 3 star hotel until they can do something about the dorm rooms. These dorm rooms were not what were presented in Web the Villa was what you thought all the rooms and building were about.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

After carefully reading previous reviews, we selected this out of town Hotel for a short holiday in September 2005. We were not disapointed, the Hotel was every bit as good as the earlier reviews had stated. We were fortunate to be allocated a room in the main building on the first floor, which had great views from the bedroom over the city. The Breakfasts were superb, and the staff were helpful. The Hotel Bar had the most extensive range of nibbles that I have ever seen (over 20 different types), and the prices were no more expensive that the bars in Siena itself. The Hotel is however, at least 30 minutes walk to the City walls, OK if the weather is fine, but not so good if it's raining. However there are frequent local buses running from the main road outside the Hotel into the city. Bus tickets can be purchased from the Hotel reception. If visiting Siena again, I would definately stay again at this Hotel Taxi fare to/from the Railway station was 9 euros

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Garden. The staff were wonderful, the view from our room (we stayed in the older building) was breathtaking, and the breakfast kept us going for a good part of the day. In addition, the lcoation was perfect. Very close to the highway, and yet less than a 30-minute walk to the Campo. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

it was a magic holydays for us... and the garden was the right location for our stay!

3.4
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

Hotel was full and we were placed in what seemed to be a prefabricated building with very cheap fittings. The staff seemed generally unable to cope with the numbers of guests while the management ignored queues at reception. Nice pool and view shame about the rest!

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We really enjoyed our staff at hotel Garden primarily because of their facilities. They have a great bar and outdoor sitting area with excellent views of Siena. We are Americans and we were able to meet many wonderful people from around the world in the bar/ourdoor sitting area. This was a huge plus for us! The pool area is nice as well. The breakfast buffet was excellent. The staff were helpful and multi-lingual. We had a very hard time finding the hotel on our arrival date even though we had specific directions. The hotel is a 4-star hotel; however, we felt it was a lower end 4-star since it was beginning to show wear and tear. Despite this, we would definetly stay in hotel Garden again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The Garden was a wonderful hotel. It was clean, beautiful surroundings, excellent breakfast with numerous choices for all tastes. The staff was friendly, helpful, and epitamised customer service. We (party of six) were sorry that we only had 2 nights and 3 days to spend in Sienna. We all would return to the Garden Hotel and spend more time in the area.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel and would stay again. Our room was in the Casa Bianca which, although very clean and well maintained, had brown plastic moulded furniture so had no character at all. I believe rooms in some of the other parts of the hotel are much more homely. Needs a walk through modern Siena to get to the city walls or you can catch a bus for 90 cents.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Assolutamente incantevole

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was very good, the staff were extremely friendly, the breakfast was great and the swimming pool area was excellent.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

We Stayed in one of the annexes to the main buliding. Very Clean and quiet. Enough room for two teenagers as well as us. The swimming pool was well cared for and had a lifeguard. The breakfast Buffet was excellent. The view from the terrace over Sienna was beautiful. This view can only be seen from the bedrooms in the original mansion house.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

we loved this hotel - the room was very pleasant, clean and comfortable with quiet air-con (it was a double superior in one of the annexes); the pool area lovely and peaceful in nice gardens with lots of loungers; dining room and terrace restaurant covered in vines, with stunning views over Siena and tuscan countryside; good food; nice grounds...would go back again and again. Bit of a walk from the town centre, but the spaciousness, grounds and views made that worthwhile.

7.7 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

had a room in the villa ,a bit small and sparse but the view is breathtaking ,good restaurant and bar,will come again

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • France

This facility is overall quite good compared to what you can find in Italy. On the other hand, it is of a lower standard of 4 stars hotels you can find in France or other European countries. Our room was in the new wing, and I think there was nothing exciting about it.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Excellent value for money.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We had a wonderful three days stay at the Hotel Garden which is in a superb location not too far from the centre and is good value for moeny. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, it has good local transport and parking facilities, beautiful views of Siena from the terrace and lovely surroundings with a very pleasant eating and swimming pool areas and clean, well equipped rooms with adjustable AC. It would have been useful to have a mirror in the bedroom and more towel racks in the bathroom. We enjoyed the varied and ample breakfast, where everything was fresh and tasty, but we found the one dinner we sampled less good value with rather ungenerous portions. Furthermore, the dining facilities seem insufficient to cope with guests arriving late afternoon/evening arrivals without a reservation. The head waiter was not at all accomodating to us and we were only able to get a table when a kind couple saw our plight and vacated their places for us, moving their after dinner drinks to the adjacent bar area. The reception staff and cleaners were invariably courteous and helpful, as was the chief bartender, however a couple of the waiters and one of the externally contracted pool attendants were discourteous. As the personal touch is very important, the offhand attitude of individual staff slightly marred the otherwise positive experience, so I have given a less than excellent rating for the 'services provided' item among the predominantly top scores.

5.7 Ordinary
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This hotel is incredibly deceiving from the photos. The main building is really old and the room we got was right near the elevator. I would ask for a room in the outlying buildings, if possible. The one drawback of the room we moved to after realizing that we didn't like the room by the elevator, was filled with smoke anytime someone in neighboring rooms lit up. Somehow the AC transmitting the smells from other rooms. That being said, the hotel staff was very helpful and warm and tried their best to help us. They recommended great restaurants in Siena. It is a trek to the city by foot, certainly takes longer than 30 minutes, so you will need car, scooter, or learn the buses.

4.5 Ordinary
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Don't stay here

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We had a very pleasant stay. Matrimonial suite was very clean althougha bit small. Staff was very helpful and the breakfast was very good.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Nice Hotel in a beautiful, peacefull location overlooking Sienna. Breakfast on the terrace was excellent with good variety. Fair walk to Sienna but would definitely stay at the Garden again if in the area.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Our room was too warm. The airconditioning unit did not function properly. Other than that everything was fine.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

A little off the beaten path.Overall a good place to stay..The first night my wife was not feeling well so we decided to eat at the hotel..a big mistake..they but on a good show but the food is marginal.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

A beautiful hotel overlooking Siena. The rooms were spacious and the a/c worked fine. Lovely gardens and pools. Dinner on the terrace was great, as was breakfast. We definitely would love to come back some day!

6.6 Fair
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

In the middle of a heat wave the pool is wonderful. The rooms are standard modern hotel rooms (absolutely nothing special)--somewhat dissapointing after reading the description on line. Breakfast buffet is superb. Would only stay there again if we were determined to have access to the pool.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

beautiful pool and grounds, great food on a wonderful veranda overlooking Siena, just a 10 min. bus ride into the old city - could not believe what a great place for a very reasonable price!

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Best breakfast during our 10-day trip through Western Italy. Staff was nice, but not helpful in providing taxi service or directions. Lovely property, nice views, and the flowers smell amazing. Did not use the swimming pool or tennis courts, but initial glance looks good. Great place for a weekend, especially for a family who needs a respite during the hectic travels.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

If you plan to visit Siena, and don't mind being outside the city walls, the Garden Hotel is just the perfect place. A seventeenth century villa with a beautiful garden, and a terrace from where you can see the gorgeous skyline of Siena and its surrounding hills. The room was quiet and breakfast abundant high quality. Truly recommendable.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Hotel Garden was a wonderful surprise. Very quiet setting with beautiful view of Siena. We enjoyed two wonderful evening meals at the hotel restaurant. Great environment for families, since kids have room to explore. We used Garden as our base for exploring Tuscany and it was nice place to come home to every evening. The walk into Siena is a nice hike; make sure you have good directions walking or driving to the hotel as it is a little difficult to locate the first time.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Ireland

Food was outstanding. scenery lovely. rooms very nice. Well situated , within walking distance of Siena. All at a very reasonable price. The best value for money I had during the whole holiday.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Norway

I booked in advance and got a double room for 100 euro. I stayed in th main villa. Beautiful view. Bed a bit hard.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This was our favorite hotel stay during our trip to Europe! I had a feeling from looking at the website information that we would be sorry that we only had one night to stay there and I was correct. Even my 9 yr old nephew didn't want to leave! Because we had 4 people in our group, they couldn't accommodate us in the main building but we were comforatble and happy in our Ground Floor room in Casabianca. We had a private patio with flowering greenery and gardens to see on our short walk to the main building. The pool was open and there is a towel service at the pool. The bus stops are convenient to Siena and the front desk has tickets available for purchase. Personnel were wonderful. The breakfast was the best we had been served during our vacation and we sat on the outdoor patio overlooking Siena. Flowers on the terrace were lovely as well. Internet is available at 6 euros per hour I believe; purchase card at front desk and the time comes off your card as you use it. There was also a bar open in the Main building with tapas type treats available gratis. The Main area also has a tv room. We were all so happy and plan to highly recommend this property to friends traveling in the Tuscany region!

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

It was very resort-like, compared to other hotels we stayed at in Italy. The breakfast was great...even had scarmbled eggs and bacon. The grounds have cute rose garden and a pool. This was a great stop to rejuvinate before heading on to Rome.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Australia

A wonderful hotel in the Sienese environs, beautiful garden setting, clean, quiet and excellent dining room.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

What a wonderful hotel! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Enormous breakfast buffet each morning. The hotel offers a dinner/wine tasting once a month, which was a wonderful way to spend our first night. Be sure to ask for a room in the main building, as it is much more charming than the other building, and has better views of Siena. There is a bus a few yards away that will take you to the city center. It is then a short walk into the heart of the old city. I would definately stay at Garden again.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We loved this place. Great location, beautiful grounds and marvelous service.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Norway

Very nice experience, I would like to reccommend this hotel to anyone! I wish the pool area could have been open, but it was probably in the beginning of the season (late May).

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Israel

the "Garden" is a small, charming hotel which helped making our stay in Firenze - a plesant experience. Its beautifully decorated, spotless and has a friendly and helpful staff. located on the southern bank of the Arno, which means away from the noisy center but not too far (bus 23 will take You there in less then 10 minutes). In short: a bit expensive but highly recommended! we loved it

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

Hotel Garden was beautiful. I took the advice of previous venere users and requested a room in the older building overlooking Siena. I received just this and definitely think we had one of the nicest rooms in the place (the older building just has more character but is still in great shape). The only caution here is that it is a fair distance from Siena. You can walk to the edge of the walled city on 10-15 minutes but to get to the middle of town, where the Duomo and Piazza are located, the walk is more like 35-40 minutes.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

Excellent breakfast buffet was provided. Within walking distance to centre.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Make sure to ask for a room on the first or second floor with a view of the historic city if they have one available. We did (based on a website recommendation!)and it was extremely nice.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This is a very good hotel - it has a great location if you want to tour the Chianti country and also visit Siena. John. Cleveland OH

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Garden, offering 125 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with cable channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as complimentary newspapers, safes and phones during their Siena visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Garden

By car
From the A1 highway, 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 right at the second traffic lights and you will see the hotel.

By train
The hotel is 2 km from the Siena railway station.

By airplane
The airport of Florence is 70 km away from the hotel.

Distances from Hotel Garden

Siena Stadium - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palasport Mens Sana - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Antiporto di Camollia - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Porta Camollia - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Enoteca Italiana - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Fortezza Medicea - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Stadio Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Basilica di San Domenico - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Casa di Santa Caterina - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Piazza Salimbeni - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Monte dei Paschi - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Palazzo Salimbeni - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Santa Maria alle Scotte Polyclinic - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
San Cristoforo Church - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Garden is Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei) - 84.2 km / 52.3 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 Garden

  • Free parking