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Inn Iris - Siena

Viale Camillo Benso di Cavour 134 - Siena

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Price starting from 55.00
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Iris Townhouse is located to a few steps from the historical center of Siena, in the residential district of the city, near Antiporto Camollia.

Situated in the ancient Sapori Palace, completely restored in 2002, this townhouse offers comfortable rooms. The homely welcome is a guarantee of a pleasant and relaxed stay.
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Guest Rating 7.2 Good
Based on 53 hotel reviews © 2015 Venere.com

It is fine, not far from the center. About 15 minutes walking straight ahead, it...

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Breakfast at Inn Iris

A full breakfast is served between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM for a fee.

Inn Facilities at Iris

  • Lift/elevator

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.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a 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 7 for adults and EUR 4 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 2 per day (rates may vary)

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


You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • 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.
8.9

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6.8

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6.4

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7.6

Spacious

6.9

Service

Iris Inn reviews

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

Kitchen can't be used, it would improve the grade here. Only point to improve is the drain of the shower. It was a little bit blocked.

5.6 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We expected it to be in someone's house. It was in a flat with rooms and no one there except to let us in and collect the money. So it was a bit strange, but saying that it was clean, the location was good.

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

This is not a Bed and Breakfast (actually the breakfast is not included) but rather an "affita camere", as it is mentioned when you get in. Very poor quality of beds.

3.4
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Waaaaaay overpriced for the basic facilities provided. As SOON as I got there the woman came by and told me I had to pay her right then, in cash, which I of course was unprepared for, and it was rude. Then, when I tried to eat breakfast the next day, which was really crappy food to begin with, the cleaning woman came over and communicated that I wasn't allowed to eat the food set out- even though the price I paid included breakfast..... really bad communication and services, really really overpriced. For 5 euros more I had an 100 times better and more luxurious experience at the place I stayed in Milan... this place just pissed me off.

7.3 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

Badroom could be better. No shower head holder. No towel hooks. No cups. Loose seat.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Great place. Close to the center plaza. Room was small but there were 4 of us. Service was great. Nice people. LOcation is perfect.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

I was really surprised by Iris. The room was perfect and the bathroom really clean. And we would go to Iris any other time when we'll stay in Siena!!! Perhaps also because of the totally perfect stuff!!!!!

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Canada

The lacotion was a little out of the old city but is wasn't too far to walk. You will need a cab from the train station up the hill, but it's pretty cheap (5 euros). The room was clean and nice but there was no hot water in the shower.

7.5 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Iris is five minutes walk from the edge of the old town and fiften minutes to the piazza. The building is a modern block of apartments and has the usual associated problems - noise transmission between rooms and a rather soulless feel. The staff were very polite and helpful. The room was a little over-priced, in my opinion, for March. Up the road, a very pleasant ensuite room in a hotel was cheaper but that's my fault for not turning up without a booking to look around. The bus from the station goes right past Iris. Just ask the driver to stop nearby. Julian

4.9 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Ireland

I requested and was confirmed a private room with bathroom. When I arrived I was given double room with shared bathroom at the same price. I made verbal complaint but they said that the price stayed the same as I had a bigger room! Wanted private bathroom - could only sleep in one bed!. As it was at least 20 minutes walk from the city centre I did not want to try and look for alternative. The shared "bathroom" was miniscule being the with of the shower.Your choice of questions below make no sense as cannot make decisions on issues until arrival. Where is price and location??? Have just filled in to make response!!!!!

3.8
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

It was like a prison cell ... it was white walls, white walls and more white walls... very plain and despressing

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Just one remark: Iris is not a hotel but "affitacamere", "chambres d'hôtes" in french, not even bed and breakfast as you expect it in England, because breakfast is not included in the price, and, by the way, in Italy it is more convenient and nicer to have the breakfast you want in a "bar". Arriving, I was surprised not to find a "hotel", so it was a bit difficult to search and finally, to find "Iris".

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We had a nice stay for two night in end june 2005. the room was clean and they give fresh towels and soap everyday and even tidy up the room while cleaning. Sabrina (owner) is v. helpful. She woke up early 7am to help us call a taxi to the station.

4.7 Ordinary
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Australia

VERY EXPENSIVE ACCOMMODATION FOR WHAT IT IS, INFACT THE MOST EXPENSIVE ENCOUTERED IN EUROPE WITH BELOW AVERAGE QUALITY. WOULD NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENT, AGAIN ONLY FACILITY IN EUROPE REQUIRING CASH PAYMENT

6.5 Fair
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Idris = Hotel what Hotel?! Actually an adjoining appartment to the owners converted to 6 bedrooms with internal shower/wc/basin. Actually quite OK and the VERY BEST cheaper accomodation in Siena. Located over the top of Blockbuster Video Shop in new appartment block. No reception, no breakfast, no lounge actually nothing but your rooms. But very clean, comfortable with good TV. But main road is noisy all night so need to sleep with windows closed and in summer that must be uncomfortable. Actually recommended if you just want a reasonable bed cheap in a major tourist center. PS they only TAKE CASH no visa etc. Cash machine at entrance to block!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • France

Iris is the perfect place for people wanting to spend a couple of nights for cheap price in Siena. The rooms are very clean, the owners are very nice and even though you have to walk for half an hour to reach the Piazza del Campo, it is a very pleasant walk through the mysterious streets of Siena ! Not having the breakfast included is no problem at all as you can go and take a coffee at some local café amongst other local people to emerge you more into the culture !

4.2 Ordinary
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

Iris is far from the city centre, at least 20 minutes walk. It is in a very new, modern appartment complex at a very busy road so if you have a room on the road side it is very noisy!! Rooms are ok but VERY basic and no decoration at all.

6.5 Fair
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

The description on the site says it's only like 20 minutes to Piazza del Campo. This turns out to be a lot more. However, if you like walking, the distance is still ok. It was kind of strange that the owner of the place wanted to have our passports as an insurance for our payment unless we paid in advance.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

Iris is not including breakfast. However, it is a nice place to stay in Siena. It is a little bit far from the city center (it takes 30 min on foot to/from Il Campo), but it is worth visiting Siena by walk. If you want to go faster, you can take a bus: there is a bus stop just in front of Iris. You can choose a room with or without a bath inside. In our case, it was not inside, but it was very close. In fact, it is a common flat composed of 3 rooms, a bath and a living room. We were sharing the bath with only another one room (there is a "suite" room with bath inside). A fridge can be used (it is highly appreciated in summer) but the kitchen can not. I would recommend Iris B&B to anyone who wants to visit the lovely Siena and does not want to expend much money.

7.5 Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Denmark

Iris was OK. We will probably stay at Iris next time we visit Siena. Wanted: Comfortable chairs in the room. Wanted: Kitchen

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was a B&B in an appartment block in the modern end of siena - not so good if you want to see the medieval centre. The rooms were wonderfully clean and the welcome was nice but the walls are rather thin and so we were a little disturbed by the people in the next room. However everything else was lovely and we had a good time. Fanatstic power shower mmm.

6.6 Fair
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Spain

I didn't understand why I had to send a cheque by post for reservation. Isn't it enough with my credit card number??? I had to ask for a chequebook to my bank and it took ages to arrive as no one use it anymore.

3.9
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

sterile. it feels like a room in an office complex. very cold and impersonal space. definitely not worth the money.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Very friendly & welcoming staff. No real public areas to gather. Rooms split between floors of large building. Clean, well furnished rooms, good shower. Streetside rooms a little noisy. Overall great value for the price. Location great for access to train & center of city. Not to far to walk.

5.5 Ordinary
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

You rent a brand new room. In the building is an elevator. But only the first B of the B&B segment was offered. After we had read the internet description of the room we had the idea that the booked room was with shower and a shared restroom. After arrival we saw the difference. No problem, if all others have a bathroom for their own. But in case not ... If the temperatur is high and you want to open the window befor you go to sleep you will find a road with high frequency. And no A/C in the room.

7.7 Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

To say the truth, in Siena "Bed & Breakfast" seems to be an "affittacamere" (rent-a-room) so breakfast is not included. However, the room and the bathroom were tidy and clean and recently refurbished, the employees very kind, the place next to Porta Camollia, that is the very heart of this beautiful city, with a good selection of restaurants and "osterie".

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

7.5 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Finland

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Netherlands

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

4.7 Ordinary
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Israel

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Spain

6.0 Fair
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

7.1 Good
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

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9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

6.5 Fair
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

4.1 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.1 Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

5.2 Ordinary
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

7.0 Good
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.7 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

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Room Details

Iris has 6 guest rooms. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks during their Siena visit. Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Wireless Internet access
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer on request

How to reach Iris Inn

On foot
Iris Townhouse is connected to the historical centre of Siena by a lovely walk, in fact it takes you 5 minutes starting from "Porta Camollia" (the beginning of ancient walls of Siena), 10 minutes from "Piazza Gramsci" (Bus station) and 15 minutes from "Piazza del Campo" (the true heart of city).
By car
Arriving from the NORTH: coming from the A1 highway you must exit at "Firenze-Certosa" and then you can take the "Firenze-Siena" road towards Siena.
Arriving from the SOUTH: coming from the A1 highway you must exit at "Valdichiana" and then you can take the "Bettolle-Siena" road towards Siena.
Arriving from the SEA: coming from Grosseto you can take the road n° 223 towards Siena.
When you reach the tangential city road, you can enter from "Siena Nord" and you can continue towards Porta Camollia (in direction of city's centre).
By train
The railway station of Siena is situated outside the historical centre of the city. You can take the bus n°9 to arrive in five minutes in our Townhouse. The bus stop is beside our front door.
By bus
There are plenty of buses (every ten minutes) that connect our Townhouse with the other districts of Siena. From the historical centre (Piazza Gramsci) you can take the bus n°10 or n°11 and you will be here in 5 minutes, while arriving from the hospital "LE SCOTTE" you will be here in 10 minutes with bus n°10. The railway station of Siena is more or less 5 minutes away with bus n°9. The bus stop is beside our front door.
By airplane
The airport of Siena is located at Ampugnano-Sovicille (SI). There are other important airports in the vicinity such as Pisa, Florence, Rome and Bologna. All these cities are connected with Siena by bus and train.

Distances from Inn Iris

Siena Stadium - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palasport Mens Sana - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Antiporto di Camollia - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Porta Camollia - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Enoteca Italiana - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Fortezza Medicea - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Stadio Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena - 1.4 km / 0.8 mi
Basilica di San Domenico - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Monte dei Paschi - 1.5 km / 1 mi
Palazzo Salimbeni - 1.5 km / 1 mi
Piazza Salimbeni - 1.5 km / 1 mi
Casa di Santa Caterina - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Santa Maria alle Scotte Polyclinic - 1.6 km / 1 mi
San Cristoforo Church - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Oratorio di San Bernardino e Museo Diocesano - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
The preferred airport for Iris is Perugia (PEG-Sant Egidio) - 99.7 km / 62 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.