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Hotel Minerva - Siena

3 star Hotel Siena

Via Garibaldi, 72 - Siena

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 78 .00
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The Hotel Minerva is located in the historic center of Siena, just 1 km from Piazza del Campo and the Duomo, 700 meters from the railway station, the Artemio Franchi Stadium, 1 km from the Palazzetto dello Sport sport center, and 300 meters from the bus terminal in Piazza Gramsci. The hotel bar offers a complimentary buffet breakfast with Tuscan-style cuisine.

Hotel amenities include a business center, a meeting/conference room with access to satellite TV, video conferencing equipment, video/overhead projector, technology helpdesk, technology support staff, and wireless (high-speed) Internet access for a surcharge. Limo or town car service is available. Enjoy the wonderful view over the Old Town directly from the hotel rooms!
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.0 Very Good
Based on 496 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

This hotel located in very comfortable place, just 10 minuts from the main square ...

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Breakfast at Hotel Minerva

A free continental breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Minerva

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Secretarial service
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Private parking
  • Limousine service
  • Guarded car park
  • Medical service
  • Internet/Email services

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's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.


Beginning 1 March 2012, 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.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 12.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 12.00 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 10 per pet, per stay
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 32.00
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 34 per night

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.
  • All citizens of Italy will be charged the national value-added tax
 

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.

Hotel Minerva is also known as

Minerva Hotel Siena

8.6

Clean

8.0

Location

7.8

Quiet

7.9

Spacious

7.9

Service

Hotel Minerva reviews

7.9 Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

The relationship between price and quality is very high. High quality of breakfast.

7.8 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

General good experience. Room too poor style. Wi-Fi doesn't free.

6.8 Fair
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

good position room clean and with great panorama

7.5 Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

The hotel as such is a standard 3-star hotel. The location is quite convenient, it is within 10-15 min walk from the town centre. The room was a bit small, however the view was absolutely fantastic: narrow streets running up the hill towards a wonderful perspective on the Duomo and the Torre del Mangia. It is worth staying there for this reason alone.

7.7 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Must have got the staff on a bad day. The room the view, the location were excellent. In this day and age we expect staff to at least look like they enjoy their jobs.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The hotel overall is great, highly recommended. The front desk employees are great, as the room maids. We have two suggestions, First, should improve the breakfast, because wasn't too good and the service was poor. Second, should offer some transportation facilities to the Siena town center for the guests (isn't too close). Thank you.

2.3
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Very poor decoration of room and bathroom. No sound insulation between our bedroom and next-door bathroom where an unfourtunate lady was vomitting most of the night! We thought she was in our room when she flushed the toilet! Staff not helpful or welcoming.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Roberto (reception) was very helpful and made are stay more enjoyable as a result. A room with a view of Siena is recomended.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Great value! Comfortable bed, clean room, great view of Siena from the room. Close to bus and train and an easy walk to the country if you want to escape the noise. The included breakfast was a perfect way to start each day.

7.5 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

On arrival the receptionist did not greet us at all but merely continued her telephone conversation whilst checking us in. No greetings were given at all whenever we requested/handed in room key.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

I really loved the hotel's view from the balcony of the room. The breakfast was a good buffet breakfast. Also the staff's knowledge about the area is really good. By the way, the restaurant L'Oro di Siena which is in front of the hotel and was recommended by the hotel reception had really great food and good price.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I was very pleased with all aspects of the Minerva and the terrace outside my bedroom was an unexpected bonus. Cost was reasonably for the high quality accommodation within easy walking distance to everthing in Siena. I woukd stay there again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Hotel Minerva sits at the perimeter wall of Siena some 10 minutes walk from the Main Square (Il Campo). It provides excellent accommodation and breakfast with views over old Siena. We enjoyed a spacious balcony. The major advantage was a secure garage for the car but this had to be paid for in cash at 12 euro per day.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

A very good hotel for me, my wife and my children....

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Was told had wifi in room for a fee. Paid for wifi but no wifi signal in room. There was no wifi signal in public area either. So when tried to use hotel computer in public area it did not work sometimes. Next time I would stay closer to old historic center.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

the hotel offered more than one can expect - unusual great breakfast for Italy - quiet room, great view, safe garage and that all for little money - my favourite for my next stay in Siena! and I like venere. com also very much - because in case of not being able to go on holiday it´s possible to cancel without any problems.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Colombia

Excelent hotel, well located very near main bus station, and very close to the historical center of the city. Only one with complimentary PC and internet in the entrance hall. Staff extremely kind, competent, helpful. Great rooms in size, cleanliness, bathroom, facilities, details, quietness. Great breakfast included. Price was 70 for a double room. Would return many times, for sure.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • United States

The hotel is located a walkable distance from Il Campo, however, be prepared to walk uphill to get there. We did have some difficulty with the internet access, and the desk staff was not very helpful when asked about anything other than tourist locations in town. We did go two days without fresh towels because the maids showed up at our door early on our first morning, so we sent them away as we were still getting ready. They didn't return. We had to ask the front desk for fresh towels, and the room was never cleaned while we stayed there (3 nights). We can only think they misunderstood us when we sent them away the first morning. Overall, the hotel was clean, relatively quiet and a in a good location for us (in between the train station and Il Campo).

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

time at the Minvera hotel was very enjoyable. only about a 12 minute walk to the center of Sienna, so it's very conveniente. Breakfast was very good with good choices and the staff was very accomodating. we also had a lovely terrace off our room. I would recommend this hotel to my friends.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

excellent hotel,stayed 2 nights, very clean good breakfast, staff are friendly & helpful, roberto reccomended a very good restaurant 5 mins away. 15 minuet walk from train station, with signs for the minerva. would stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hungary

We stayed for 5 nights and everything was just perfect: the room was clean and quiet, the staff was helpful and polite and the breakfasts were varied and delicious. Thank you very much.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

An excellent hotel in every way.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

This is a big hotel, about a 10 minute walk from the Campo. The breakfast is amazing, with free cappucinos and creme pastries on top of good quality sandwich materials, cereal, and other breakfast stuffs. Wi-fi is not free but there is one computer in the lobby with the internet. I especially recommend room 209 that had a huge terrace roughly as big as the room itself with a beautiful view onto Siena.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Close to the train station if you did not have to carry or pull heavy bags uphill! Nevertheless great spacious room with a fantastic view of the city. Rooms could do with an upgrade. We had the hardest bed in our 2 week stay in Italy however it was surprisingly comfortable. Would be nice if they could have managed an earlier breakfast given the train to Rome is an early one. Very friendly and helpful staff. Internet is free only in the lobby. Great staff and the accomodation and facilities, though very adequate, has great potential for a makeover which I think has commenced. Can't wait to return when complete. Thank you.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Directions in English from station are inaccurate. I suggest new wording as I discussed with the hotel. It is 800 metres not 500 metres. Her eis the new wording: Come out of the station and turn left, walking past the clock tower and through the car park. Walk up the hill to the roundabout and continue to follow the clear signs to the Minerva. It is worth the walk to a great location and only 5 minutes walk to the Piazza di Campo and all that Siena has to offer.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The hotel staff was very friendly. The hotel is very well located, within a walking distance from the city center and many good restaurants.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

A downward walk from bus stop easy in a hilly town. A downhill walk to train station . Each about 15 mins.

7.8 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

As an artist looking for painting material, the city was great for resources. We were there for three days and used it as a base for visiting other areas too. The hotel was great and walking distance to major sites. Breakfast choices were plentiful. We had a double superior room, which included a great terrace/balcony and a view of the city center.

7.0 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great place. But looks a little too old on the inside. Perhaps a renovation would help. However, it is your best bet for Siena and you get the best bang for your buck. The breakfast was especially delicious.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Well located - very close to the city centre. The a/c in our first room didn't work (hot August day) so we were moved to a much bigger room at no extra charge, which was really good considering it was very high season. Excellent breakfast and this is the third time I have stayed here so that should be recommendation enough!!

7.9 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

A nice hotel for vacation.

7.5 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We had a lovely,spacious room with a large balcony.The view of the old city was tremendous. The laundry service left much to be desired as the return of items was somewhat erratic and there was no service on Saturdays nor Sundays. Breakfast offered good choices

7.9 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A fair walk from the station - receptionist said it was 500 metres without even being prompted and so he had obviously faced the question before. I'd say it was nearer 750. But other than that a fine place to stay - the walk to the town centre was okay and along well lit streets. Room was fine and breakfast okay - recommended for the price. Wine tour very good if a bit expensive.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Stayed in a single room, quite small however it did have a very good view of Siena from the balcony. A good restaurant across the road from the hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This hotel had the best buffet breakfast we had been offered throughout Europe. Rooms were nice. Definitely need to catch a taxi to the hotel not an easy walk. Would stay here again. You will love siena!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Minerva, is located just over a 1/4 mile from the train/bus station. The walk is all paved up a long gradual hill.(I would say that all hotels inside Siena, you have to climb the gradual hill). They even have bright yellow "Minerva" signs to guide you to the hotel. Minerva is central in location in relationship to the train station and the center of town. (Campo) The rooms are spotless, and quiet. The front desk is professional and welcoming. The breakfast in the morning is the typical cereals, juices, ham and breads. But it's a great way to get the day going. There is a free computer for internet emails if you need one. All things considered, it's location was excellent for our early morning depature. It's location was quiet, just far enough away from the center of town. While in Siena, make sure you climb the tower in the Campo. 400 narrow steps, 25 people are allowed at a time. You'll get home and smile, knowing that you did it.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was our second visit and we actually got the same room we had the first time! Wonderful terrace, beautiful view. Great location. Fabulous staff, extremely helpful and diligent. Nice breakfast. We will always still here when we visit Siena.

7.9 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is a good "functional" option in Siena. Close enough to the old town to be a reasonable, though uphill walk. Free parking is an issue, but the hotel now has indoor parking available next door which is very convenient. Staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast adequate without excess. Has an elevator - not to be underestimated when travelling with large bags.

6.3 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

The room was simple, the AirCondition made a terrible noise( switched it off) room was hot, Reception Staff helpfull and friendly. Peter Christian Kerkhof, HotelManager /Consulter

7.3 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Africa

Enjoyed my stay at Hotel Minerva. Well situated, within walking distance to the main sites. Room was quiet except for air conditioner which belonged to other room which was situated on my balcony and went on and off throughout the night. But that was for only 1 night and when I spoke to the manager he was prepared to move me to another room. With regards to being close to the station - reasonably close but pulling suitcases uphill could be a challenge for those not so fit. Would stay there again.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is within a 10 minute walk of the centre of Siena, offers secure off street parking for 10euros per day, we requested and were given one of the 3 terrace rooms which had an excellent view. Staff were welcoming and knowledgable.

4.3 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

la camera era piccola e non molto bella dava un po' il senso di sporco;in compenso la vista era molto bella e valeva la pena di esserci.siena è sempre siena!

3.7
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

It was very cold in the room. Breakfast it was thin. Not reccomend.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The front desk was very helpful and recommended a great trattatoria in the neighborhood that was great.

5.0 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

siena itself was wonderfull, friendly and welcoming, locals lovely. Hotel was good most expensive place we stayed on our trip though. You had everything you needed nice and clean, nice room. The staff werent particulary friendly or welcoming, but it was okay.At the end of the day it was somewhere to sleep, spent most of our time wandering the streets of Siena, enjoying nice meals and the wonderful atmoshphere.Would probably look for somewhere else to stay if we go back.

7.4 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Hotel newly renovated but thin concrete floors and thin walls meant there was a lot of external noise in the evenings

7.5 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

2 day stay very convenient to historical downtown many cafes & restaurants within walking distance parking is difficult

6.1 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • New Zealand

We found the accommodation a little difficult to find once in Siena despite following the centre of town signs. However handy location to main sights - easy walking distance. Rooms OK but a little noisy.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

An excellent hotel with easy (although being Siena, steep) access to the city - a bus is also available nearby to reach the centre. If arriving by train be warned - it's a long and weary journey up from the station, so try to get a taxi! As over 50's we found the hotel very accommodating, even if the concierge had a little trouble with english. Good spacious room and a clean, functioning bathroom with a little balcony overlooking vege gardens and the city skyline in the distance - charming.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very pleasant neutral spacious bedroom and nice bathroom. Pretty handy for the town centre, about ten minutes walk. It is difficult to park near the hotel. Good breakfast (pastries, fruit etc) though tended to run out of things.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We had a nice stay. The superior room offered a great view of the old city. Good breakfast and modern bathrooms. Distance from train station should read as 1500 m (~20 min walk or short cab ride from station). Location convenient to major tourist sites.

7.3 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We chose this hotel because it is walkable from the "Campo" and it has a car park (+10 Euro). Our room was basic but had views of the city and the air con worked. Free internet in the lobby was a bonus.

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

The view to the city is possible only from one side of the Hotel, and this should be highlighted in the WEB-site (in this sense the photos could be misleading). Otherwise, everything is perfect!

3.5
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

It is very far form the actual town centre, although they say it is in the gùhistorical city centre, I dont think so. A person of the staff at the reception desk was not very helpul and rude.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

I had an exceptional stay at the Minerva. It is very conviently located within walking distance to the train, bus, and the piazza del Campo. Our room #7 was a triple but could have slept four. There was a king size bed and two chairs that folded out into beds. They were very comfortable. The view of the city from our room was amazing! The staff was very helpful. They helped us with car rental and we had to call to see if they would look up a location on the internet and give us directions. I left some items behind and they were very helpful with retreiving them helping me get them back. Breakfast was more than adequate. Free internet in the lobby was helpful.

6.6 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

It's one of the cheaper hotels in Siena, but the price didn't really match the quality of the room. We stayed for much cheaper in Perugia, for example, or Rome.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

posizione centrale, ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo.

7.8 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Localisation parfaite pour visiter le centre ville. Salle de bain assez et petit déjeuner "pauvres".

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Convenient to the train station, Hertz rental car, and an easy walk to the town center, so we were quite pleased with the location. Hotel is clean and well maintained. The website advertises free parking, but good luck getting one of the spaces...they stay full. The good news is that parking is available next door in a garage for 10 euro/night. Overall we were very pleased.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Sienna. The staff were friendly and the rooms were very clean and spacious. They serve a buffet-style continental breakfast, which is very good. The hotel is about a 20 minute walk from the train station (with luggage) and about a 15 minute walk to the centre of Sienna. There is not much around the hotel, so you need to walk a little way to find somewhere to eat.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a great location and the staff refered us to an excellant restaurant for dinner. The only problem was breakfast. Just a typical Italian Hotel breakfast but we had to ask them twice to replenish as when we arrived there was no fruit or buns etc out. Other then that it is a short 15 min. walk to the Campo and beautiful Sienna. But I must say the views from the hotel windows were amazing!

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Excellent solution to visit the town of Siena Lift a little bit noisy ( for room near the lift), but acceptable

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

Very good location, especially if you travel by car. Ask for a room with view, as we did, and you will enjoy the magnificent view of Siena. Breakfast was ok, the room was small but clean and the staff gave us great information about the area. The extra charge of 10 € per night for the parking was reasonably priced. We would definetely stay there again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Nicely situated for visiting the main historic part of Siena

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very pleasant stay with lovely outlook from room. Some noise from neighbouring room and hotel undergoing refurbishment, otherwise an excellent stay.

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

Short uphill walk from hotel to town. Easy to get around from hotel. Good location to train station. Good view of Siena from window.

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

Front desk people were pleasant and helpful. Rooms were very clean and patio was pleasant as well, (see photos in separate e-mail). Having free internet access was added value for me to email children, check credit card tranactions as they occurred during our trip and be able to pay bills as we recived them in our e-mail account. Breakfasts were adequate and up to snuff with other Italian hotels we stayed at on this trip. Be prepared for a lot of uphill walking. We ate our way through Italy but didn't gain a pound because of the walking.

2.7
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

It was hard to find a hotel within the old city walls so we made this choice. Services not good and room walls paper thin you could hear people snoring in the next room. Dont recommend unless you are looking for a cheap stay with basic services in the old city

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

I had specifically requested a room with a balcony and the request was met - the balcony had a wonderful view over Siena - beautiful place to sit and watch the sunset!!

6.9 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

Nice reception-staff slowly service at breakfast.

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

This was our 2nd visit to Minerva and this was even better than before. They have a wonderful breakfast. The hotel is a moderate walk from the Campo and Duomo, but not too out of the way. Parking is available on the street (sometimes) or in a nearby ramp for 7 Euro per day. Access to the hotel is easy from the Ponte Ovile entry to Siena. Staying at Minerva is not cheap, but compared to hotel rates in Rome, this is quite a value. Also quite convenient for day-trips from Siena into the Tuscan countryside.

3.5
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

NO ES UN HOTEL,MAS BIEN SE TRATA DE UN ALBERGUE.HABITACIONES PEQUEÑAS,MUY SENCILLAS Y ANTIGUAS.EL PRECIO NO ES ACORDE CON EL SERVICIO Y CALIDAD DEL ESTABLECIMIENTO.SE PUEDE ENCONTRAR MUCHO MEJOR AL MISMO PRECIO.EL DESAYUNO ES LIMITADO,NO REPONEN LO CONSUMIDO Y EL PERSONAL BASTANTE ANTIPATICO.NO HAY GARAJE EN EL HOTEL AUNQUE LO PONGA EN LA WEB,HAY UNO DE PAGO Y ES CARO,ADEMÁS NO TE DEJAN APARCAR EN LAS PLAZAS QUE HAY DELANTE MISMO DEL HOTEL,COSA INCOMPRENSIBLE SIENDO HUESPEDES DEL MISMO....

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Really enjoyed Siena and Hotel Minerva was a perfect base. Suggest book garage if arriving by car as we did, it is very convenient. We had room #5 with a large balcony and great view.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

located on a busy street, however we got a room with a beautiful balcony and view of Siena convenient location if traveling by car

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

My favorite hotel in Siena. Common rooms beautiful; staff always pleasant and helpful; continental breakfast excellent. Rooms have outstanding view of city.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A comfortable hotel located fairly conveniently for the city of Siena and about 20 minutes walk from the railway station. Our Superior Double had the advantage of a private terrace area, affording good views towards the city. Public areas spacious but a little bland. In-room air-conditioning not overly efficient. Buffet breakfast adequate rather than outstanding and heavily reliant on self-service.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

No comments

7.5 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

A large hotel just inside the city walls and only 300 metres from the railway station. The rooms were good and the view we had from ours was great. Breakfast was average and while the reception staff were excellent some of the other staff were less helpful. The maps could be more helpful. We did not realise just how easy it was to get from the station to the hotel and had a much longer taxi ride as a result. On the positive siena is a great city with some excellent restaurants and the hotel is very coneniently situated to get to these.

5.6 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

On arrival, the night desk clerk, Mr. Moreno was extremely rude. We are seaseoned travelers and are quite familiar with the customary procedure of giving our passports at the time of registration to the fornt desk. As such, when asked, we gave our passports to the abovenamed clerk on arrival. Two hours later, when we requested to get our passports back, he refused to return them to us, stating that he did not have time to complete the registration and that, he was going to keep the passports in his possession until the following day. In the meantime, he had simply left our passports in an unsecured area on the front desk within the reach of any passers by. When we demanded that he should complete the registration and return the passport to us that night so they do not get lost, Mr. Moreno got quite apprehensive and actually forced the passports out of my hand and threatened to call the police. I invited him that he should call the police to resolve the problem. Due to our insistance, he returned the passports by throwing them in front of us. That incidence left a nasty taste in our mouth which did not go away until we left the hotel two days later. Language was definitely not a barrier or excuse.Despite the courtesy of the remaining staff, our experience was definitively tarnished by our experience at the time of arrival. I will never recommend this hotel to anyone.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great accommodations, awesome view of Siena, extremely clean with great amenities - good quality for the price of the room. Staff was very professional and accommodating.

7.7 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

Not in the heart of the old city, but only an enjoyable 10 minute-walking from the Campo, and very practicle to reach the station (10 minutes.) Very professional, very nice welcome. Nice hotel for couples and children, less fun for backpackers but still very comfortable, nice view on the old city if you get a room at the back. Do not miss Siena!

7.9 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I would certainly recommend staying at Minerva Hotel if you are traveling to Siena. The hotel is only a pleasant walk from Piazza del Campo and conveniently close to public transportation. There is a garage for a fee, and there is limited free parking in front of the hotel (don't count on it). Free internet on a single computer at the lobby is also welcome. Note that the rooms are pretty simple and spartan, but clean and efficient. Ask for a room in the back, the view is pretty.

2.1
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Location too far away from center but good access to train station. Rooms were small and stark but clean. Reception staff helped us immensly with computer needs. We were able to get use of desk computer in reception desk area!

7.9 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

very convenient location. At thetime of our stage road works made road access to the hotel difficult.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

good friendly staff, good location ,overall excelent

7.9 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Very good hotel, very quiet if you ask a room on the back (see pix for nice view) : some have a nice terrace. Rooms apparently recently revonated, good bed. Web access in the lobby. About 10' walk from Piazza del Campo. A few parking places in front of the hotel if you are lucky enough.

7.9 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

If you feel you need to stay in Siena the Minerva provides a decent location at a reasonable price. My suggestion would be to pay a little extra for a superior room. This will give you a patio that overlooks the old city. Roberto at the front desk was very nice and accomodating to our requests. The breakfast was nice and overall the hotel was clean. It doesn't have that quaint feel of the small inns that you typically see in Tuscany but if you are looking for more of a standard hotel Minerva will do just fine. Siena is a must see city but were I doing Italy again, I would stay in one of the smaller Tuscany cities and see Siena as a day trip.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Was a bit difficult to find by car, but the great staff made up for that. Had parking on the street right out front. Staff took bags to our room. We were given great advice were to eat. Hotel offered a nice continental breakfast in a spacious room. Our room was large and we got one of only a few with a veranda/deck as I'd requested. only a few slight problems, the room was a bit cold with it's marble floors and the centralized heating didn't come on until 5:30. The biggest drawback had to be the extremely low water pressure in the shower. Great price of ONLY 70 Euro a night! The view, staff and stay were all GREAT!

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Really enjoyed staying at this hotel found room to be very clean and spacious for a single room a really nice place to stay, a word of warning do there are two types of room as I overheard complaints of a room some people were staying in complaining of old furtinure etc. the anser being there are supier class rooms which I got so I would suggest you pay the extra and you will not be disapointed.

3.8
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Although the hotel is in a quiet area and we had a wonderful terrace, the walls were paper-thin so it was noisy at night. The distance from railroad station to hotel was mis-quoted. The rooms were OK although if you have to stay there, recommend you get a room with a terrace. Location of hotel in relationship to the town center was a short 10 minute walk (up hill). Breakfast was fine but not out of the ordinary.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Minerva. The staff was very helpful and the view from our room was wonderful.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The noise from people over us and on either side was pretty evident.Other than that we were pleased with the room which seemed like an upgrade with the veranda outside our room. Directions from SR2 or autostrada would be helpful. Also, we were much closer to old Siena than we originally thought. Good location.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

My "Single Superior" room on the lower level was a double room. When I raised the shutter, I was delighted to find access to a lovely little terrace overlooking a small valley. The room was clean and quiet, but while the bedroom was heated, the bathroom was not. Reception staff were very helpful when asked for assistance, but did not think to tell me that the clocks were altering during my stay, or that the trains would be on strike that weekend. The breakfast buffet was not as good as other hotels I stayed at on my tour, but it was adequate, and the coffee was excellent. The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the Duomo and Il Campo, and is also near the bus terminal (very useful when the trains aren't running!).

7.4 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Was unsure where I had entered Siena area so finding area of hotel a little difficult. Signs did appear a few blocks away. Parking in hotel space was convenient as was the hotel in relation to central points of interest. The twin room was a little cramped, but bathroom was spacious. View was into a residential area with vegetable gardens and a nice homey feeling. Free internet never did work, but there is a small internet shop about 3 blocks away walking toward center.

7.2 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Location is very good for both train and bus stations...and Il Campo...an easy walk to all. Service, especially at breakfast, could have been better. Breakfast was very basic and you need to get there early for full choice of breads! Excellent coffee!

5.8 Ordinary
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

rooms could use a spruce up such as carpet instead of cold cracked 'marble' also they could use some nice reproduction paintings on the walls...if the notice on the door is correct re rates that can be charged then the high season prices are way too expensive...off season in january we found the rates a bit on the expensive side still given what one can find in not so far off Florence for the same period. (this hotel is in Siena, also in Tuscany) jhb toronto canada

7.1 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel was very plain but perfect for us as it had a parking garage right next door so our car was close by for day trips. While it's a steep walk up to the center of town, it was still very close and a good value.

3.1
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

We have agreed to pay more in order to get a more spacious room and one that fronts the old city. We have been given a small room at -1 floor that has a view to a wall. After complaining, they changed our room to a more spacious room with old city view, but still on -1 floor. The room was a smoking room and it was hard to sleep there due to the strong smoke smell. We asked to change it, but the porter claimed that this is the last room available and it was at 16:00 !! Of course he lied. The breakfast was very basic. Bread and marmelade. No eggs, nor cheese or ham. The service at the breakfast - very bad.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Comparing the cost of room versus United States standards the cost was a little high, but for European rooms it was an average cost. If you expect the Embassy Suites you'll be disappointed, if you expect a the normal European room you'll be happy. The rooms were a little small but neat, clean and quite acceptable. The area was nice and quiet and we had a great view. Location to the train station was excellent and the hotel was easy to drive to and had ample parking available. We also liked the location for it was a nice and short walk to Il Campo. The hotel staff was very helpful. Breakfast is included and was a nice light breakfast with very good croisants. Overall...I would definitely stay there again! I recommend Minverva to anyone.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Minerva, offering 56 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 16-inch flat-screen televisions with satellite channels and free movie channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and direct-dial phones during their Siena Historical Center visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bathrobes and bidets. Refrigerators, minibars and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and safes.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Minerva

By car
From Rome the hotel is easily reachable by the highway A1 Roma-Firenze, exit Valdichiana. Take strada n°326 Bettolle-Siena, exit at Siena. Follow directions Centro/Porta Ovile.
From Florence the hotel is easily reachable by the superstrada Firenze-Siena, exit Siena Nord. Follow the indications for Centro.

By train
The hotel is 500 meters from the Siena railway station.

By airplane
The hotel is 60 km from the Florence airport.

Distances from Hotel Minerva

Siena Basilica di San Francesco - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Oratorio di San Bernardino e Museo Diocesano - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza Salimbeni - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Monte dei Paschi - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Salimbeni - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
San Cristoforo Church - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Stadio Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Casa di Santa Caterina - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Piccolomini - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
University of Siena - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Basilica di San Domenico - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Porta Camollia - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Siena State Archives - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Fortezza Medicea - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Teatro dei Rozzi - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Minerva is Perugia (PEG-Sant Egidio) - 98.4 km / 61.1 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 Minerva

  • Private parking
  • Limousine service
  • Guarded car park