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Hotel Santa Caterina - Siena

3 star Hotel Siena

Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini 7 - Siena

Price starting from 136 .40
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The Hotel Santa Caterina, a 18th century Patrician villa, is situated just a few metres away from Porta Romana, one of the medieval gates to the historic centre of Siena, and a 15-minute walk from the renowned Piazza del Campo.

The property is a small hotel surrounded by a verdant and peaceful garden, overlooking the countryside. The bedrooms feature a customized decoration, in a typical Tuscan style. Furthermore, a bar is at your disposal for a cocktail or a fresh beverage.
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Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 220 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Fantastic garden and view of the Tuscan countryside. Extremely helpful and polite...

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Breakfast at Hotel Santa Caterina

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Santa Caterina

  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Baby sitter
  • Private 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: between 12 AM and 12 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

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

  • Self parking fee: EUR 15 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.
 

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 Santa Caterina is also known as

Santa Caterina Hotel
Santa Caterina Siena

9.1

Clean

8.6

Location

8.5

Quiet

8.0

Spacious

9.1

Service

Hotel Santa Caterina reviews

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff was wonderful gracious and could not do enough for us we loved the hotel manager Lori ,she was so wonderful warm. We would definitely stay at this hotel it was great. All the staff was wonderful and friendly

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Loved the breakfast room & view of garden, Tuscany hills. Staff was very helpful w/ bus directions and getting around generally.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Very nice and quiet hotel in walking distance to the piazza grande. We enjoyed our stay there and will be back.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The staff was excellent at this nice hotel. The breakfast was beautiful and served in a lovely dinig area.

7.2 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The air conditioning was either freezing or too hot. The wireless internet services were not working. The beds were two single beds joined together, which is common in Italy, but a pain in the backside for you!!!

7.6 Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Hotel location is excellent for visit to Siena within somewhat arduous uphill walk directly to the Campo and other sights. Hotel and room were very nicely and elegantly decorated; breakfast is good and served in light and airy garden room. While hotel says it has parking it charges $15 per day for on-site parking and there doesn't appear to be any alternative.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

Hotel Santa Caterina meet my expectations. Excellent location (Porta Romana), car parking, very good breakfast, wonderfull view.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

This is a deligtful hotel just outsider Porta Romana. It's a perfect base to explore the beautiful city of Siena, with a warm welcoming service and a gorgeous aspect over the Tuscan landscape. On the recommendation of the receptionist I dined at Fori Porta 300m down the road rather than return into Siena for dinner. The food and service was exceptional. I will return to Hotel Santa Caterina again.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The service is excellent and the staff are really kind and ready to pay attention to your needs. Ask for rooms with window facing the internal garden; they are silent and with a beautiful view. Breakfast served in the garden is lovely and even in case of rain the internal backup area is pleasant. Unfotunally you need about 15 minutes walk uphill to reach the city center, but being out of the ZTL you can reach the hotel with your car. On the other hand, if you want to visit not only Siena but also the area of San Gimignano, Montalcino or Pienza it is on the right way.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Look no further for a reasonable priced hotel with a lot of atmosphere near to Siena historic centre. The rooms were clean and airy, the staff first class and the view fron the verandah garden superb. Hope to return one day.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

This hotel has a luxury feel to it and it was nice that it was just outside the Sienna walls as it was quiet and offered nice views, our room had a mezzanine level so mobility impaired would have struggled with the stairs up to bed,but I'm sure they have level rooms also. The staff were more helpful than Siena Tourism Office and made reservations at Rapalano Spa for us. The only issue would be if you wanted to get here on foot from Bus or train station as both are opposite side of town, but taxi only around 7-10 euros. 15 min walk to Sienna centre, I would stay again. breakfast outside, overlooking Tuscan countryside was lovely.

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

Our view of Tuscany from our room was like a picture book but better. The staff was charming. Good breakfast. Convenient walk into the walled city piazza, although may be considered strenuous for older Americans. I lost weight even though enjoying marvelous meals, so I think the balance between walking and obtaining meals was perfect!

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Our stay at this hotel was a pleasant one. The staff are top-notch, very helpful and welcoming. They definitely made our stay and are the best part of this hotel! The view from the garden is spectacular. We did have a problem with ants in our first room, but the hotel switched rooms for us and gave us an upgrade. The rooms could use some updates and could have been cleaned a bit better, but it wasn't too bad. I would have liked to see some hot food on the breakfast, but otherwise it was good.

6.5 Fair
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel has a beautiful garden for breakfast and amazing view of Tuscany. Rooms for triple were substandard. No public transportation on that side of city but nice walk into the center.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Libya

Terrific warm hospitality. Beautiful breakfast; lovely terrace from which to view gorgeous valley, moonrise and wine with friends. Hotel common areas and rooms were lovely. V Good bathroom/shower. Our triple was a loft - rather warm and not much air circulation up there. We stayed here late March 2010, weather was cool, room wasn't. You'll likely need to use the AC in summer.

7.3 Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

a useful base for visiting Siena, parking available but difficult for big saloon, price was a little high for time of year.

7.7 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Staff was kind and nice, our room was clean and tidy. Continental breakfast of good quality, beautiful view from both our room and the breakfast terrace. 10 min. walk from il Campo and the town centre. Good location to visit Siena's surroundings. I would definetely reccomend this hotel to anybody going to Siena.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

A charming place.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Austria

The hotel was beautiful,quiet, situated in an old palazzo close to Porta Romana- one of the gates in the ancient city wall-10 min.walk to the center.Breathtaking view over a garden to the Tuscany landscape. Pleasant breakfast room, friendly service,buffet offered something for every taste. Only problem: not enough time!

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Really helpfull, competent, and friendly service; convinient walking distance to city center; satisfying breakfast; very beautiful garden; repairing small technical deficits in rooms would considerably improve the overall impression

7.1 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

First room offered on ground floor had inadequate bathroom (tatty) but a change was offered for the second night to a nicer first floor room with good views, split level with raised bedroom and better bathroom. Breakfast location and service excellent with good choice and quality of food on offer.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Holiday stay of 7 nights. Second time in Siena. Rooms excellent for comfort and cleanliness but would have been on the small side for couples (we were in 2 singles). Most of the hotel's rooms were larger however (only 4 of this size). Staff very friendly and efficient. Garden excellent setting for breakfast (good cold buffet) and for relaxing/reading during the day or a drink at night. Just outside the city walls (very convenient if driving in and out into the countryside) but walk into centre 20 minutes (uphill) on the way in or 15 minutes (downhill) on the way back - could be a little strenuous for anyone with fitness/mobility problems. Hotel was quite expensive (with the single supplement we paid) but with these provisos, I would happily recommend it for anyone who wants to be in easy walking distance of central Siena and we greatly enjoyed our stay.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Nice and friendly staff, warm welcoming with helpful inputs concerning points of interest/shopping/dinner/nightlife in siena.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel Santa Caterina was excellent. The staff were extremely helpful and courteous and the view from the garden was lovely. The hotel is very near the Porta Romana and only a short walk to the centre of Siena. We would definitely come back and would highly recommend it.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

Merveilleux hôtel avec une vue sur la campagne siennoise exceptionnelle. Il faut réserver une chambre donnant sur la campagne car les autres donnent sur la rue. Nous avons eu la chance d'avoir une suite de 4 pièces avec une vue splendide(mais non climatisée) au même prix que la chambre (climatisée elle mais donnant sur la rue)! Séjour inoubliable!

5.4 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

Great old hotel, very convenient to Siena-very small rooms-no phone service or TV in the rooms-very friendly, staff-gorgeous garden and views of the country side

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The Santa Caterina is a beautiful boutique hotel. Number 19 & 23 were definitely the best rooms (19 with the balcony & 23 up in the tower). The staff were so friendly & helpful. The restaurants that we went to were amazing & very local and delicious food & wine. Breakfasts were ample & very good. The hotel was so clean and beautifully kept. I would recommend it to anyone and would go again. Next time lets hope the pound is stronger than the Euro!! An amazing 40th birthday. Thankyou. Vanessa & Niels van Dinther and Laura & Paul Miller

6.3 Fair
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel was just fine. Loud near road. A hotel in town may have fit our needs better than on the outskirts. Front desk help was good and a hostess at breakfast very sincere and welcoming. I believe a stay in the later spring overlooking gardens like previous reviews recommended would be very nice.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

coffee can be better: is it coffee?

7.3 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The room itself was very spacious; however, the hallways and room entrance smelled horribly of cigarette smoke. We opened the windows to air the room out. The hotel staff was adequate, but often, unwilling to look up bus times, site times for us.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Wonderful small hotel in a beautiful setting. Service and the helpfulness of the staff was also wonderful and warm. We had a double room with a loft - everything was just perfect. Highly recommended!

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

The staff was excellent and responsive to our needs. We wanted to turn in our rental car in Siena rather than driving back to Rome, and without asking they made all the arrangements. I was impressed with the breakfast each morning and the quality of the staff. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great location just outside the city within walking distance to all that Siena offers.

2.4
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The room was very small, the beds had poor quality mattresses. We had back problems the remainder of the trip. There were roaches in our room

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

Excellent friendly staff. Very helpful. Parking is a general problem. Location at Siena gate very good.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was the first trip to Italy for my wife and I. We chose this hotel based on descriptions of the view and facility. We were not disappointed. The morning view of the hills rolling from rich green out to distant pale blue mountains was wonderful. We had a two level room with a sturdy metal winding stair. It was the quietest of the four hotels we stayed in on our trip. The Duomo, Baptistry and "crypt" at the center of town were stunningly ornate and beautiful. For a great view take the spiral stone staircases to the top of the Facade.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

A gem of a small hotel located just outside the Roman gate away from the bustling city center. Pleasant walk to the center, but local bus service also is available. My room faced the road but was not noisy at all with the window and shutter closed at night. The garden is perfect for breakfast and lunch, with a sunny room also available for rainy days. Very friendly, competent and helpful staff. A small grocery store and a fantastic bakery are nearby, about 200-300 meters down the road away from the Roman gate. I'd recommend a taxi to and from the train station, which is across town from the hotel. I´d come back to this hotel anytime.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This was our first visit to the Santa Caterina. We were particularly satisfied with the helpful, welcoming attitude of the staff and the peaceful garden. Access to the centre of Siena was easy, a 10 minute walk. There is quite a good restaurant about 200 yards from the hotel.

6.0 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

If you are going to book try to get room 19, it has the only balcony in the hotel that shows great views into a valley below sienna. Half the rooms show a good view, the other half show a view of a busy road! The hotel is outside the city walls and it's about a 15 minute uphill walk to the main piaza.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff were helpful and polite. The room was clean and pleasant. The location was fabulous. Just at the entrance to the walled historic centre easy to walk into Siena square. The breakfast in the garden was amazing. The view out over Tuscany was breathtaking and we shall be going back.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A lovely hotel and excellent welcome from very friendly staff. a pleasant 10-15 mins walk from the centre of Siena but quite a walk from the station but on the bus route although buses are very crowded. Bus station is nearer. Room was on 2 levels with bedroom up a staircase not suitable for anyone with limited mobility. Only a wardrobe and no drawers in the room. Would have been perfect if it had also had a balcony! Lovely gardens to sit and relax in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

the hotel, staff and location were ideal! just back 2 weeks ago(july 08). the hotel is 500 hundred feet from la porta romana which leads to the campo, an additional 10 to minute walk. we had a room with a view of the splendid garden, a loft bedroom lovely bath and precious oak armoire. the view from the garden was "soo tuscany"breakfast was generous and served by a lovely server,friendly and willing to please. the desk staff suggested great restaurants. we were most delighted!

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Lovely little hotel conviniently placed just outside the roman gate=calmness after the tourist tracks round the Campo and Doumo. Nice and relaxing walk to centre with small bus service availible. Unfortunelately placed just by a road with traffic light meaning some noise from the road, but once you are in a room facing the garden it´s OK (I wouldn´t wánt one facing the street). The lovely garden with panoramic views is a tranquil place to relax. Very friendly and sensitive staff. We´d come back anytime. In case I missed to mention it: Siena and Toscana is just pure magic.

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

Hotel Santa Caterina is located in a great spot, outside the walls of the city. Staff were very friendly, car parking was good. The only down side, was the room, it was a tiny loft room, with the bathroom and wardrobe downstairs and the bed was up a narrow spiral staircase, wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea. I would stay there again and request a different room.

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

The rooms were beautiful and the view from our room was magnificent! Our children had a triple, which was a 2-story room with one bed and the bathroom downstairs and an iron spiral staircase up to the loft with room for 2. They loved it!

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Great location, great rooms and views over Tuscan hills. Breakfast on the terrace garden a must, great choice and views.Although the location is just below the Porte Romano, the walk to the Campo is more like 1000 metres, not the 700 they say. Still it was a nice walk.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Short stay in a very nice hotel. It was not the season to enjoy the garden. The price to park the car is expensive as the car is in the back of the garden. Is it sure ?

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Greece

Overall we were happy with our stay at this hotel .The staff were very helpful and welcoming,the room was clean and comfortable with a good view over the countryside South of Siena.We had no problem with traffic noise as has been mentioned in some reviews of this hotel but as we stayed in February windows and shutters facing the road were kept closed.The hotel is well located (especially for arrival by car) to visit the old town as it is about 200 metres from the Porta Romana entrance gate from where it is a 10 minute walk to the centre of the old town. Parking is a problem in the whole area but the hotel does offer private parking at extra cost however getting in and out of this private parking area in anything other than a smallish car would be almost impossible !

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We would return in a heartbeat, the location is perfect; just outside the city walls, with a lovely garden in the back. Breakfast was in a beautiful sunny room looking out over the hotel garden; VERY friendly staff, and we loved our room, even though it was a bit small; that was not an issue for us.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Lucky to get a garden room on the ground floor which was just lovely. I couldn't believe how peaceful it was given that there where main roads on two sides of this hotel. Whether on not other guests are so lucky I can't say. Quite a long haul up to the "campo" but not out of reach of the determined pedestrian! Superb small hotel.

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

Our view was breathtaking, the view of the rolling tuscany hills, we had the only room with the balcony. Worth the take this room. The breakfast was excellent and the garden setting is beautisul. it is a nice walk to the main piazza. Ask the hotel to recommend dinner venues.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

wonderful views of tuscany from back rooms. a little hard to find due to lack of street signs. must pay to park. staff very friendly, breakfast in gardens was great.

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

Situated on the corner of a main road junction our initial fears were soon dispelled. With a room overlooking the gaarden there was no traffic noise and our stay of 3 nights proved a very pleasent one. The room had very effective AC, was very clean and well appointed as was the bathroom which had good towels and hot water flowed from the hot tap. Breakfast was a very pleasent experience with a wide selection provided buffet style. each morning we were able to eat in the garden but if this had not been possible I think the breakfast room would of been very crowded. Apart from breakfast the garden was a pleasent place to sit and the hotel does serve refreshments there. However there is very little casual seating available !00 meteres from the Santa Romana gate and 700 from Il Campo the hotel is a good tourist base and we would return

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

very highly recommended!!

7.8 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

very good location, near to the porta Romana. excellent breakfast in a beautiful garden, people charming and good hospitality unfortunately we did not have a view on the garden but the room was spacious and night quiet, noise of the street during the morning though (parking is 15 e but it is inside the park) only negative point is that we cannot stand or park even few minutes in front of the hotel. Romantic scenery we will go back

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is right outside the walls of this great town. It is a small hotel that was very welcoming and freindly. We had room 19 which is the only one with a balcony. The views from the room are spectacular (see photo). The outdoor breakfast area is set in beautiful surroundings and with excellent service. I could not find fault with the hotel and would return again.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Great location - didn't have to deal with horrendous Siena one-way systems> Those guests with special needs would have to ensure they avoided the mezzanine style rooms

7.8 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

A very nice, simple hotel in a very convenient location for the city centre. The views from our room / balcony, and from the patio garden were stunning - a lovely surprise.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel - would recommend it

5.5 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Japan

I couldn't take the rooms on the garden side because I took my reservation one day before I arrived.It was a little bit noisy all time. But I could enjoy the breakfast at their beautiful garden.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

First trip to Siena. Hotel located just outside hte Romana gate.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very nice hotel fantastic views from the garden, good location. Luckily we had a room facing the garden I think if anyone had a room facing the main road it would be a little noisy. My only quibble would be that I thought it was a little expensive for the standard of hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

A nice and quiet room wtih a view over the garden. All the people working in the hotel were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was served in a beautiful room in the garden. We look forward to come back!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

A beatiful hotel. Room was large and fantastic. The bathroom in particular was superb. The staff were friendly and were happy to recommend restaurants for dinner. The hotel is located outside the city walls but it is only a short walk into the heart of Siena. We would highly recommend this hotel.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a charming hotel with a lovely breakfast area, garden beyond and views of Tuscany hills. We especially enjoyed our room with the balcony overlooking the hills (#19; only one of two rooms with balconies). On our departure there was no problem getting a breakfast before leaving even though it was not during the sceduled breakfast time (delicious variety and more than received at other hotels.) There is an uphill walk to the piazza (20 min.) which is fine. Do take a taxi from the train station as route to hotel way too complex. Lorenza, owner, helpful with local information and very friendly. Her staff polite and efficient and met our needs.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

We were at the hotel like turists with our two sons but we, my wife and me, have known the Santa Caterina since 1989, during our honeymoon!It's always a pleasure!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We loved this hotel, it was our favorite, even surpassing one in Cinque Terre! Our loft room had a wonderful view of the Tuscan countryside, and it was only a 15 minute walk to the Piazza. We'd highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I was staying at this hotel for my wedding and it was a perfect retreat from the craziness of the event. Restaurants were in walking distance, but the walk in to the center of town did look like quite a hike, climbing of stairs and such. Much like the hills in San Francisco. However, the whole hotel did not have an iron or were not very willing to assist in finding one so that I would get the wrinkles out of my wedding dress. The bathrooms were amazing and we had been contacted my the owners and were given a beautiful room over the garden with a terrace. Breakfast was amazing. Worth the splurge, and very romantic.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Our highlight in Italy was Sienna and it started with Santa Caterina. It was beyond our best expectations. It is like staying at a 5 star B&B. The staff treated us like royalty from day one. Lorenza knows EVERYTHING so just ask her for suggestions. We even hired a driver and went to a winery. All restaurant suggestions were spectacular. We were there during preparations for the Palio so that made our first trip to Sienna even more special. Pictures can't begin to show the breathtaking views over the valley from the garden at this Hotel.

7.1 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I thought the loft setup in the room was a bit awkward (having the bedroom upstairs and the bathroom downstairs) but overall it's a very nice hotel. The view from the garden is absolutely beautiful and the staff were very attentive and helpful.

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

This was the one of the best places we stayed on a two week trip from Rome northward. Unfortunately it was only a one night stand (a Sunday night). The hotel was very nice. Staff was exceedingly friendly. They had a great outside garden area in the back with a nice view of the countryside. It was located on a busy intersection, so noise might be a problem if your room is on the street side. Try for a back side room. It's a ten to fifteen minute walk to the center of town but we enjoyed walking and the walk is entirely thru the old part of town. Parking can be a problem. Street parking is available but tight. The hotel has some parking in the back but charges 10 Euros a nite. I would certainly stay here again.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Had a lovely stay. Unfortunately they were unable to accomdate us when we wanted to stay another night. However they did ring around to other hotel nearby and found us a room.

7.9 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

The rooms, though small, were clean and quiet, especially on the courtyard side. What set this hotel apart from the others we stayed in on our trip(8 in all)was the excellent personal service we received from Lorenza and the rest of the staff. This and the great location made the Santa Caterina an excellent value for the price. Enthusiastically recommended.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

lovely view from garden side; good breakfast; odd upstairs/downstairs room not suitable for elderly; ~20min walk to center; convenient bus

5.8 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

Skip this hotel. The best thing about the Santa Caterina is the courtyard and the view of the countryside. However, we were given an awful little room right next to the front desk and public washroom, and our window overlooked the entrance into the courtyard at ground level. We could not open the window coverings and get air or see the view because of the lack of privacy of our room location and we would not have been able to see the view anyway, since you needed to be up on the 2nd level, at least, to see it. The room was also quite smelly; we believe the smell was coming from the washroom next door, since it was worse at some points. As well, the Italian practice of leaving your room key at the front desk when you are out of the building did not bother us anywhere we stayed, except here. At the Santa caterina, the keys were hung beside a small counter just inside the door of the hotel. People entering the hotel could almost reach them from the door, which would not be a problem if there was someone sitting behind the counter at all times. Andrea, the night clerk, was usually very good about rushing right out when he heard someone come in, but the woman during the day (Lorenza?) was not quite as attentive. At one point we were waiting for at least five minutes before someone appeared to give us our key, and even then it was the maid, not Lorenza, plenty of time for someone to grab the keys and get into the guest rooms (this was also the only place we stayed where there was not a safe in-room). At the time of our prebooking, it was indicated to us that there was parking at the hotel. They must not have had many spots, because they were 'full-up' the whole time we were there and we had to park WAY down the street. One evening we even had to repeatedly go out and check for spots along the road, while our car was illegally parked on the sidewalk, because there was nothing available. We don't know how the hotel decided who got parking and who did not.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

Hotel sencillo pero encantador, situado un poco lejos del centro, pero, hay una parada de autobus en la puerta. La gente estupenda, lo mejor los desayunos en el jardín con vistas a la campiña. Pasear por las calles de Siena es una delicia. Un error cenar en la plaza, mucho mejor por las callejuelas. Vale la pena probar los vinos del Chianti.

7.2 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

The hotel is very well located close to "Porta Romana" (10 minutes walk to Piazza del Campo) but right on a cross road with traffic lights so you should ask for a room facing the garden. Ours was on the street and rather noisy. Italian scooters !… :-) The website mentions a car park in the hotel but there is only room for 6 cars. Free parking in the street is very difficult but you can park right on the Porta Romana for 1,50 € per hour (night is free). The breakfast is average but served in the pretty terrasse garden where you can enjoy a wonderful and peaceful view on the country side below. All in all the hotel was a bit too expensive, but Siena is an expensive town anyway…

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We were fortunate to have a room with a balcony from which there is a wonderful view. The staff were extremely helpful and professional. The public rooms are small but gracious and the garden a delight (it was a real treat to have breakfast there). Although the hotel is outside the city walls and in the summer heat there is a fairly strenuous walk to the city centre, we would certainly choose the Santa Caterina again.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

The best stay we had while travelling in Italia! The staff were so friendly and helpful. The breakfast area and view from there was awesome! Our room was quite unique, making use of little floor space by including a loft. Great location just outside the walls.

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

I was so impressed with the staff. Ther were freindly, helpful and efficient. The breakfat was superb. We especially loved the graden. Our room was so unique with the loft. I would highly reccomend this hotel.

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

Beautiful view overlooking the valley and located one block from the gate to the old city. Short cab ride to the train station.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very friendly, excellent service. The staff are very eager to please. The grounds provide a very peaceful surrounding. The room was spacious and comfortable.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was medium price and exactly as expected. Nice large comfortable bed and large bathroom all nicely furnished. Lorenza wonderfully flambouant. Lovely view over the country side from the window. Traffic noisy from about 7.30 in the morning, but not a problem as you are on holiday and siesta is the order of the afternoon if required. Staff very helpful, accommodating and pleasant. Good breakfast. Very good base to walk into the city and explore the surrounding area. Would use this hotel again without doubt

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Our stay at Santa Caterina was fantastic. Our room overlooked the Tuscan hills. We were right at the end of the corridor and so it was very quiet. Reccommend requesting a room facing the back of the property and the otherside faces a main road and could be noisy. Request car parking too. A fantastic stay, the main plaza was only 10 minutes walk. The staff are wonderful. highly recommended to all!

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

Santa Caterina was the one of the better hotels we stayed at while in Italy. I would defintely book this hotel again. The staff was nice and patient with our questions and the little bit of Italian we knew. The location was just outside the walls, but with easy access into the heart of Siena. The room we stayed in was unique (two story with a spiral staircase up to the "bedrooom") and comfortable.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

This was absolutely my favorite hotel on our trip to Italy. The staff was wonderfully friendly and Roberto greeted us like old friends. We walked from the bus stop to the hotel and it was only about a 15-20 minute walk even with all our suitcases. Part of it was uphill, so be warned, but then again Siena is all uphill! I spent my 30th birthday here and could not imagine a better city in which to celebrate. Breakfast was fantastic mostly because of the stunning views from the garden and the service was impecable. Our hosts looked up train schedules for us on the internet and anticipating what time we were scheduled to depart from the train station, called a taxi for us without our having to ask. This was our "splurge" hotel and it was worth every penny. I will stay here again and again every time I visit my new favorite city, Siena.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

Comfortable hotel with excellent view from back. Suited us (couple & son 13 in triple room) very well.Quite a long, but pleasant, walk to centre of Siena, so less suitable for anyone not prepared/able to walk the distance.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This was a lovely place. The pictures don't do it justice. The breakfast was generous; and the staff was delightful.

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

we were very pleased with our stay. We had rooms on the back of the hotel and they we were very quiet. We were offered an apartment upon arrival at the same price of the two rooms we had reserved, which was very nice. The service was very professional and friendly. Breakfast was wonderful in a beautiful room with fresh fruit,wonderful coffee and great service. Our stay here was a bonus to staying in Siena.

5.7 Ordinary
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Santa Caterina is much more designed for retirees seeking a quiet bed and breakfast than a young couple. The breakfast is quite good, and the garden is probably quite beautiful in the Spring ( we went in late December and it rained the whole time, so we couldn't enjoy it). The bed was terribly hard/lumpy, and the toiletries were not of high quality. The breakfast staff was helpful.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Excellent welcoming and services for a lovely stay. Very easy to find coming to Siena by car. The hotel parking must be requested in advance (there are just few places available) and it is not free (anyway it's very convenient because the centre of the city is only pedestrian and the city parkings are not so cheap). Piazza del campo is just a few minutes far from the hotel by foot. Many useful information, maps and "suggestions" by the hotel staff about restaurants, surroundings, events, etc.

7.9 Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

A good hotel right outside the Porta Romana. Not much in the immeidate vicinity of the hotel, but it's not too long a walk to the Campo and lots of restaurants. Friendly, helpful staff, very nice breakfast and breakfast room. Rooms are a little strange -- beds are in a loft. Makes for more space, but bathroom is downstairs, and there is little or no room to sit and read. The rooms are not quiet -- we heard people on both sides. Overall I'd recommend it, though -- we had a very nice stay and it was a good value in a good location.

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The location was great, and the atmosphere very nice. Lorenza was especially helpful -- as well as being nice and intelligent.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Spain

LITTLE BIT OUT OF THE CITY, BUT EXCELLENT. VERY NICE ( OR WONDERFULL ) ROOMS, WONDERFULL VIEW OF THE TUSCANY COUNTRY, WONDERFULL GARDEN, WONDERFULL BREAKFAST. IF CASE, TO MUCH WONDERFULL HEATHING SYSTEM, WUE STAY THE TWO DAY ONLY WITH THE BATH ROOM HEATH UNIT, AND IT WAS ENOUGH

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

A great place. Charming and convenient location. The location was not exactly as we had imagined according to the maps online; the hotel is just outside the city's old walls, as opposed to being inside. However, it was only a 5 minute walk to the inside of the walls. The room was very comfortable; the only complaint was some nail-banging in the morning by a construction crew working on the roof. Not sure if the hotel could have been in control of this. Staff was extremely helpful.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Satisfactory and reasonably priced. Excellent breakfast in pleasant garden with great view. The location is not great, as it is a 15-20 minute uphill walk to the Campo. Room was spartan and quite small, but acceptable.

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

A lovely hotel with excellent views of the Tuscan countryside. On the advice of others on this site, we asked for a room facing the country. We had what appeared to be the only room on the back side with a balcony. The room was a little small, but with the small entryway, we were able to comfortably fit in all our belongings and ourselves. The location is good... it's about a 10-minute walk to the Piazza del Campo, but we like to walk and enjoyed the country view from our room enough to make it worthwhile. Plus, by notifying the hotel in advance, we secured a free parking space at the hotel for our rental car. Key, since you can't park or drive in central Siena. The staff here is excellent. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. Lorenza in particular was very helpful as we were departing with suggestions for our next stops in Tuscany. She insisted on calling ahead to make dinner reservations for us at the restaurant in Pienza that had been recommended by our friends (Latte di Luna). She also suggested that we eat lunch outside of Motelcino at Taverna di Barbi and tour their cellars (she even knew the timing of the tours). We enjoyed both verty much, especially the amazing lunch (best bruschetta of the trip!).

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Will recommend to all my friends and relatives planning visiting Siena

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Very nice stay. Excellent location, easy walk to everything. Nice views from garden area. Nice breakfast. Friendly, helpful staff. Street is noisy, but 3-layers of windows and shutters adequately blocks this, and the room had airconditioning. I would definitely stay again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

The lovely garden and beautiful breakfast room are the best features. Our room overlooked the garden and valley. We thought the traffic noise would be bad but the windows completely sound-proofed our room. The staff were helpful. You should advise that there is limited parking on site (6 cars, I think) and that the cost is 15 euros per day. The parking should be reserved in advance with the room because street parking is a big problem.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Santa Caterina, offering 22 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with digital channels. Business travelers will have access to free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary newspapers during their Siena visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and free dial-up internet.

Accommodation Services

  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • TV
  • High speed Internet access
  • Dial-up Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Santa Caterina

By car
From the superstrada Firenze-Siena exit at Siena Sud and follow the indications to Porta Romana.

By train
The hotel is 3 km from the Siena railway station.

By airplane
The hotel is 55 km from the Florence airport.

Distances from Hotel Santa Caterina

Porta Romana - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Porta Tufi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Orto Botanico dell'Universita di Siena - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
San Spirito - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Fisiocritici Onlus Academy Natural History Museum - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Pinacoteca Nazionale - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza del Mercato - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Sinagoga di Siena - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
San Martino - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Accademia Musicale Chigiana - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Palazzo Chigi-Saracini - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Torre del Mangia - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Palazzo Pubblico - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Piazza del Campo - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Santa Caterina is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 55.7 km / 34.6 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 Santa Caterina

  • Private parking