Minerva - Siena

Via Garibaldi 72, Siena, Italy, 53100show map
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Overview

Minerva is a 3-star classic hotel providing a comfortable accommodation only 10 minutes away from San Cristoforo. Since 1959, it has been hosting guests in the center of Siena.

Basilica di San Francesco is located just 350 meters from the venue. Guests will find Siena city center within a 10-minute walk from the property.

A basilica, a church and a cathedral are set within walking distance.

60 minutes' drive from Peretola airport and 5 minutes' walk to National Picture Gallery Siena train station.

Rooms

Minerva Hotel offers rooms with a simple interior, an in-room safe, satellite TV, central heating, wireless internet and a dining area. Some rooms overlook the city. Bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and guest toiletries are featured in every room.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. Offering Italian meals, L'Oro di Siena is around 50 meters away.

Services

There are car, limousine and bicycle rentals available on site.

Relax

Guests with children can avail of cribs and a buffet offered at the hotel. The hotel provides hiking and horse riding for an active pastime.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at EUR 20 per day.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   56.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotAll children3 - 6 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Piazza del CampoPiazza del Campo2000 ft
Siena train stationSiena train station3300 ft
Siena train stationSiena train station3300 ft
National Museum of Etruscan ArchaeologyNational Museum of Etruscan Archaeology2700 ft
National Picture Gallery SienaNational Picture Gallery Siena3300 ft
San CristoforoSan Cristoforo1700 ftPiazza Tolomei
Casa di Santa Caterina Casa di Santa Caterina 2000 ftCosta di San Antonio
Basilica di San DomenicoBasilica di San Domenico2100 ftPiazza San Domenico
Palazzo Chigi SaraciniPalazzo Chigi Saracini2700 ftVia di Citta' 89
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L'Oro di SienaL'Oro di Siena200 ftVia Garibaldi 61/65
Corner Ristorante PizzeriaCorner Ristorante Pizzeria1000 ftVia degli Umiliati 1a
Osteria Le SorellineOsteria Le Sorelline1100 ftvia dei Rossi 76
Tre Cristi Enoteca RistoranteTre Cristi Enoteca Ristorante1200 ftVicolo Provenzano 1/7
L'Aia di GinoL'Aia di Gino1300 ftVia dell'Arco, 8
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Palasport Mens SanaPalasport Mens Sana1.1 mi
Castello di MeletoCastello di Meleto9.8 mi 53013 Gaiole in ChiantiItaly
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Getting around
Airports
Siena (SAY)6.1 mi
Peretola (FLR)34.2 mi
Train
Siena train station3700 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  794  reviews
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    It is excellent if you have a car as easy to get to and close to all the city sites. The staff were helpful.

    We booked a 'superior' room which in comparison to most of the hotels we have stayed in was pretty basic and not superior. It was expensive for what it was.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Hotel is in the right location - just away from the city hub. Breakfast is ok, staff courteous.

    Needs some redecoration.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The view from our room was unbelievable, overlooking the medieval part of Siena. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel was great as it was a short walk from the train station and to the medieval part of Siena.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The lovely view from our window; the convenient distance from the railway station; the free internet; the delicious croissants at breakfast were the best we encountered during our entire trip!

    The 15 minute time limit on internet - think 30 minutes would be more realistic given the fact that keyboards differ from place to place and it takes time to adjust to those differences.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very close loacation to the city center. Available garage/parking place.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Close enough to everything yet out of the way of crowds. Quite comfortable and quiet. Good breakfast.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    That a computer terminal was made available for use in the lobby. The staff at reception was so friendly.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The Hotel MInerva was reasonably close to the train station- though it was up hill to get there- much better when we left! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was not very big- one of the smallest on our trip, but the view of old Siena was to die for!!! The breakfast was nice- lots to choose from and the hotel organized an excellent tour for us. We had a take-away meal one evening and the hotel very kindly provided a fork and plate for us inthe dining room,which was nice of them.

    It could have had tea and coffee facilities in the hotel- and a bigger room, but it was fine!

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Hotel Minerva was a great choice. It was about 10 minutes (decent) walk to the main center. I spent much time considering other reviews. I cannot tell you how pleased we were when we arrived. Our room was modern, very clean and of a decent size, both bedroom and bathroom (with large shower). I was worried about the distance to the main attractions but this was not a problem. The hotel is based just within the city wall but if you are fit or not it is not a problem to walk from. The road winds only gradually up from here (not uphill as other reviews had mentioned). I guess only if you were very elderly or had problems walking then it might not suit you. Otherwise it's a fantastic base for Siena. The breakfast was substantial and delicious with full choice of pastries, cereals, juice, coffee, water, fruit, yogurt. Yum. A great stay apart from the renovations happening on the floor (first floor) that we were staying on, but the porter (only) did apologise. I suggest that you try not to stay on this floor if you have the option! It did get a bit noisy with the builder's early (7am) starts and then staying late into the evening (7pm) the day we were there.

    The day (bald) hotel receptionist was not friendly, he did not welcome or show us the direction of our room, just handed the key and continued to do what he had been doing prior to our arrival. The staff are not very professional - shouting across the lobby to each other as well as us, due to giving us a room they realised (after giving the key) wasn't ready, so we went back (after being shouted at) to get the new key. We had become accustomed to Italian's (different) style of business, so this was not a problem for our stay. However, the evening receptionist was a lovely older man who seemed very kind and helpful. Hotel Minerva is a great three star and really great base for visiting Siena. I would stay here again.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The view from our balcony patio was great!!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Very good staff were helpful.

    Bit noisy at night could hear someone showering in the night

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    We had a fabulous room with a large terrace looking out over the town below and up to the back of the Piazza del Campo. The room itself was large and sunny as was the bathroom. In general the hotel was light, bright and spotlessly clean throughout, its floors tiled and its decoration well-chosen. The staff were helpful to the last and the breakfast ample and varied.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Good location. Enjoyed being able to sit outside in our own courtyard. Comfortable room.

    Plastic glasses only supplied for drinking. Computer facilities advertised but only 1 slow computer appeared to be available for guests and on 1 occasion the mouse was not working.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Close to the city center.

    Personel can not speak English, espacially ladies in breakfast saloon. Parking is too expensive.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Its position within the old City wall and a short walk to the centre . Not easy to find from the coach drop off point as the local map was not clear and also the road signs. However it was only a ten minute walk after I found the way.

    The breakfast area was too small for the number of people, but if you get up early and start at 7.15am it is much better.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  794 reviews
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in Italy

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotAll children3 - 6 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Siena (SAY)6.1 mi
Peretola (FLR)34.2 mi
Train
Siena train station3700 ft
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