What We Love
- An enchanting stay in Tuscany's historic city of Siena, with breakfast and a restaurant discountSavoring delicious Tuscan specialties and enjoying a discount at the hotel's restaurant
- Visiting Siena's central square, the Piazza del Campo – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Strolling the charming medieval streets of this historic city
What To Know
- The large pool, terrace, tennis courts and gardens are great spots to relax
- Breakfast is buffet-style
- It's a 20-minute walk into town (or five minutes by bus, which is easy and affordable); to explore the countryside around Siena, it's best to rent a car (parking is free at the hotel)
How to Get There
After much independent research of Hotels in Siena, We decided to stay for a week at hotel garden We found it to be a great location to explore Siena without it being right in the centre of busy city.
We worried that the distance with 2 small children would be an issue but both children managed the walk back every evening and we got the bus in to the city when the heat was at its peak. The bus is very simple and you can get your tickets from reception and the bus takes you right to piazza gramsci which is the end of the line so no fear of
Missing the stop.
Our room was spacious, airy and clean. It is in keeping with Italian decor and the villa itself looks
Very grand and elegant.
The pool area is lovely as are the Surrounding Gardens. We were a little concerned with the pool to start as the shallow end was too deep for our 8 year old and she was nervous about swimming, not being able to touch the floor. The children’s pool was too shallow for her. However as days went by she got more confident.
The pool was fairly quiet most days but on Sunday after we came back from a day of sightseeing, there seems to be an overwhelming number of
People in the pool. It felt like the whole of
Siena had turned up. We felt as though these were
Local people so not sure if the pool is open to the public at weekends but if so, this really did spoil
The day for us. If we wanted a Crowded pool, we would have chosen a big Resort and package holiday. Perhaps in peak season,
Hotel garden Should consider the amount
Of non residents allowed at the pool?
We only had dinner in the restaurant one evening
But the pici and ravioli was delicious and
The Red wine was the best we tasted throughout our whole stay. A little more expensive to eat at
The hotel so we ventured into the city most
Nights and found great places every time. Breakfast was typically continental and plentiful.
The waiters were very friendly towards our
Children and the front of house staff very helpful (bar one who was a little stern)
We would fully recommend this Hotel for its tranquility and beautiful surroundings.
Siena is beautiful and we enjoyed really
Getting to know the place. It is also a great place to the venture into the countryside and within an hour or so you are in the heart of the postcard views and towns such as pienza and montelucino.
I went to the hotel with my grandparents, and spent 2 nights. During the Palio, so down town was crazy.
The hotel has an incredible terrace, that offers appetizers, and you can get really good drinks, while admiring the amazing view of siena.
The restaurant has a really good steak fiorentina - T bone, rare - good pasta, and i try the lamb, which was really really good.
All the hotel - reception, bar, restaurant - has really polite staff.
The swimming pool is a good brake, during the tuscan summer.
The hotel is not close, to the historic center, but has really easy access with public transportation- bus.
I wouldn’t recommend for people with mobility difficulties, because some rooms require quite a bit walking and some stairs, but the gardens are amazing!
Been to this hotel 5 times...been to many beautiful hotels in many countries. But for price service position staff and food...this is my number 1.....it has all the comforts that you could reasonably ask for ..and more...quite simply..it ticks all the boxes...and it’s spotlessly clean..a 25 minute walk away from the centre of Siena...great swimming pool....fantastic terrace..have I said enough?!