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Hotel Alex - Siena

Via G. Gigli, 5 - Siena

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 42.00
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Superbly located within walking distance of Porta Pispini, one of the ancient gates leading to the Medieval heart of Siena, Hotel Alex will ensure guests a relaxing and pleasurable stay in this splendid city, world-famous for its Palio di Siena horse race.

This refined inn is housed in an ancient mansion and features many amenities designed for guest comfort, including well-appointed rooms, a large panoramic terrace, and limited private parking (charges apply). The result is a unique atmosphere, remaining intact over the centuries, in which tradition and modernity live perfectly side by side. Amenities at this pet-friendly inn include a computer station with Internet access, a bar, room service during limited hours, a safe/deposit box at the front desk and tour/ticket assistance while wireless Internet access is provided in public areas for an extra charge. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available on request for a surcharge (guests must contact the property 48 hour prior to arrival to arrange airport transfers).

Situated just 1.5 km from the fabulous Piazza del Campo and many of the city's attractions, Hotel Alex is an ideal starting point to discover Siena, with its narrow alleys and streets, countless towers and churches, as well as the surrounding areas, characterized by beautiful landscapes and unique art treasures. Pets are allowed at Hotel Alex (some restrictions apply).

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.4 Good
Based on 75 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Difficult access and exit from garage. Bathroom tiny and a lot of steps. But good ...

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Breakfast at Hotel Alex

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Alex

  • Bar
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking
  • 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 offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2 PM and 8 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.


Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 9 PM.

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.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 5 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 1 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 1 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 220 per vehicle
  • Self parking fee: EUR 7 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 5 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.

Hotel Alex is also known as

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Hotel Alex Siena
Hotel Alex
Alex Hotel Siena

8.3

Clean

7.3

Location

6.5

Quiet

7.5

Spacious

7.6

Service

Hotel Alex reviews

7.7 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

very good suggestion for the dinner. Osteria violenta in Siena is a perfect place for a delicious meal. tks a lot.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United States

Location great for access to the city. As others have stated, the language barrier is a minor issue. The steps referred to in other reviews were real, in fact in our room, but were a non-issue for us - may be consideration for individuals with disabilities. Staff is very friendly and helpful! We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay!

7.6 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

perfect to visit the centre of siena!

6.1 Fair
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Rude staff but hotel has a great location to walk to sites in Siena (as advertised). Parking was down a VERY STEEP ramp with a hard turn in the middle of the ramp. YIKES! Mopeds at 2 am will keep you awake if you are a light sleeper. Also you get ONE got drink for b-fast for free. Then they try to charge you. If you want a place to sleep its clean, simple and close. If you also expect to feel welcomed for your Euros.. try someplace else.

7.4 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

So-so, not so bad. Very cute hotel. There is parking by free of charge. But...very narrow and underground. I think big car is difficult to parking. Synthetically, cute but narrow...

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

This is a sweet, family run establishment just outside the city walls. My single room was very spacious. For anyone in decent shape, the walk to the center is manageable, and there is a good grocery store and pastry shop very close by. Unfortunately, some sites in Siena are closed at this time of year, and the room was at times a bit cold.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Alex. We were given a large room at the back of the hotel; not a great view, but very quiet. Staff were very friendly but spoke no English - not a problem, we managed to communicate easily. Good choices at breakfast, and a really good, hot shower. 10 min stroll to the centre of Siena

5.5 Ordinary
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Unbeatable location (pleasant 15-minute walk to the Campo). On-site parking (if you have a smallish car). Amiable owners (but they speak no English). Decent breakfast. But this isn't a hotel you want to spend much time in: our room was spartan, the bed was rock-hard, the bathroom was tiny, the street was noisy. Good value if you're on a tight budget - but next time I'd pay more to be more comfortable elsewhere.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

I booked a single room and was given a double bed on single occupancy. The hotel was exactly as described on its websites and on other web fora, so there were no surprises. The room was clean and comfortable. The building has "designed out" the heat of the sun, so I didn't need to use the air conditioner very much, but it was nice to have it when I did. The staff were, as others have said, very helpful. I speak fluent Italian, so the fact that only one member of staff speaks English was no issue for me. Wi-fi access is available, but the elderly owners don't know how to make it work - you have to wait for one of their children to be on duty for that. The breakfast is generous by Italian standards, though you have to pay if you want a second cup of coffee. The hotel was fine for me as a fit young man, but is not very suitable for those with walking disabilities: there are a lot of steps up and down. Even the ensuite bathroom in the room was down steps.

7.7 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Very cramped room for 4 people....2 adults and 2 youn teens. Other than that it was fine

7.8 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Hotel a due passi dal centro di siena. Noi eravamo in 5 con 3 camere e tutte e tre erano belle, spaziose e pulite. Consigliato...

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

This is an older, but extremely clean hotel. They had a very friendly staff and good breakfast. Great location to the city (just a short walk to one of the gates). Highly recommended for a 1-2 night stay. The only drawback was 'thin walls'.

2.6
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

No lift . Access very difficult with luggage. It is an hotel 2* and not a 3*. We don't appreciate this hotel.

7.8 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

The hotel was very well located as we could easily walk to the center and back through pheasant typical streets of the medieval part of the city. The breakfast served, including a succulent cappuccino, was excellent.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Près de la porte d'entrée de la petite ville de Sienne, avec un garage pour la voiture(difficile d'accès mais pratique),l'hotel est bien situé.Le petit dej.n'est pas servi sur la terrasse en photo mais en salle(nettement moins sympa)

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

I HAD A GOOD EXP. IN THIS HOTEL. I LIKED IT VERY MUCH AND I LIKED MY ROOM. IT IS NEAR OF THE CITY AND I WENT INTO THE CITY ON FOOT.

7.6 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Finland

It was a nice hotel, seemed family run, as reception staff were laid back but friendly enough. Very helpful getting me into the tight underground car park(space for 7 cars at a squeeze). Rooms were nice enough with remote controlled air con. and good shower room. Thought it was slightly over priced for the quality, but I think you're paying for it's very good location at the gate to the Old Town. Finding it was tricky, but all the hotels in Sienna are well sign posted, if you spot the sign posts!

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

This was a very adequate hotel for our needs and while in no way luxurious, I am very glad we stayed here. In particular staff were very helpful at all times and accomodated us excellently with regard to storing bags for us before check in, and having those bags in our room for us when we arrived later to check in. Help was also very competent with regard to advise on use of local taxi and train services.

7.0 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

We are a family of 4 who spent 4 nights at Hotel Alex. Our room was a little crowded for 4 people. Also, our room overlooked a busy intersection so we had to keep our window closed and the air conditioning on the whole time. It was clean and neat, if a little old and dated. It is well located just outside Porta Pispina for walking into old Siena. The breakfast room is bright and airy and parking is available

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

i would stay here again and recommend it to others.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Convenient Hotel and very helpful staff. Better avoid rooms on the street side: really noisy. 15 minutes walking distance from the city center, or there is a small bus right from the hotel to center. Parking can be difficult in the street, I didn't even try to use the Garage offered by the Hotel: impressively steep and narrow access.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

I would definitely stay at this hotel again. The rooms are very spacious, and the staff very friendly. The hotel was easy to find as it is located on the main road very close to one of the gates to the city and there is parking under the hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

I really liked Hotel Alex. The location was very good, just outside the walls of Siena. The hotel staff was friendly, even though they didn't speak much english and I only spoke survival Italian. The included breakfast was very good and in a bright and sunny room. Our hotel room was very large and very clean. The street is very quiet on the weekend and a bit busier during the week. I'd definitely stay at this hotel again

6.9 Fair
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

7.2 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • New Zealand

4.7 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

7.8 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

3.3
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • China

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4.6 Ordinary
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Uruguay

7.9 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Andorra

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

7.2 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

6.9 Fair
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.5 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

5.0 Ordinary
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

4.0 Ordinary
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

6.3 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

6.9 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

2.8
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

4.4 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.6 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

2.7
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

6.1 Fair
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

6.2 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Alex, offering 14 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 14-inch televisions. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks during their Siena visit.

Guest rooms are individually furnished, making each stay a unique experience. Private bathrooms are outfitted with superior features such as showers, rainfall showerheads, bidets and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include minibars, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Alex

By car
Take the Firenze Certosa exit of the A1 Milano-Napoli motorway and merge onto the Firenze-Siena freeway. Proceed towards Siena for about 40.4 miles/65 km and exit at Siena Est, following the indications to Arezzo-Perugia. At the first roundabout, continue straight following the directions to Siena. After 2 km/1.2 miles, at the crossroad, turn left towards Porta Pispini. Proceed straight until you reach the next crossroad and turn left. The Alex hotel is located at the corner, in via G.Gigli number 5.

Distances from Hotel Alex

Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Porta Romana - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
San Spirito - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
San Martino - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Sinagoga di Siena - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Siena State Archives - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Piazza del Mercato - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Palazzo Piccolomini - 1 km / 0.6 mi
University of Siena - 1 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
Siena Museo Civico - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Teatro dei Rinnovati - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Oratorio di San Bernardino e Museo Diocesano - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Alex is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 55.2 km / 34.3 mi.

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

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Alex

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