hotel recommendations in Siena, Italy

Old Jan 1st, 2008, 04:01 PM
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hotel recommendations in Siena, Italy

Hello,

We will be spending two nights in Siena this coming May and would like to know if anyone has any experience with these hotels:

Palazzo Ravizza
Hotel Garden
Hotel Santa Caterina
Palazzo di Valli
Hotel Athena
Hotel Borgo Grondaie

We know that some are slightly outside the city center and are OK with that since we don't mind walking. However, an accomodation inside the centro storico would be great too.

Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated. We are looking in the 150E - 200E price range.

Thanks,
Shannon
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Old Jan 1st, 2008, 04:07 PM
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Hotel Santa Caterina is really very nice and it has parking which is a huge advantage if you are driving. There is a nice garden area and breakfast room. Ask for a room facing the garden rather than the street which can be noisy.
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I stayed at Palazzo Ravizza two years ago, and it was great. Ask for a garden view room for an amazing view over the Tuscany countryside. Great buffet breakfast.

Only thing was, don't ask them to make dinner reservations. I got to Cane e Gatto to find I didn't have a reservation. Of course, I can't be sure if the hotel or the restaurant screwed up, but I wouldn't take the chance.
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In Siena I like Hotel Il Giardino, because it is very close to the center of the town, it is clean, the owners are friendly and it is not expensive.

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Thank you to those who have posted thus far. One addendum to this question:

Would you advise having a car while in Siena or is it easy to see the city on foot if we were to walk, bus or cab it to the city center?
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Oh, no car in Siena, only your willing feet !


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That's what I thought ... thank you for the confirmation Vicenzo!
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We stayed at Palazzo Ravizzo two years ago and loved it. It has parking if you have a car (not needed for Siena but is needed for nearby hill towns). It is located just a short scenic walk to restaurants, shopping, and central piazza. Garden rooms w/view are great (and quiet).
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