Palazzo Fani Mignanelli0.0 out of 5.0
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This a well located hotel, very central and only about 10 min walk to bus. While it has an elevator, they don't tell you you still have to carry your luggage up and down a lot of stairs. We had the junior suite. It wasn't expensive but then again it was no more than a 3 star room. It is a very tired hotel. They haven't spent any money modernizing it so you get what you pay for. The pictures look much nicer than the reality. The room is large, the tv is tiny. The shower is a typical European tiny box and the room and bathroom are basic. The 'lounge' chair is a sofa bed and the cushions on it kept falling down. The basic breakfast was basic and the breakfast room definitely needs a paint job. Why they don't pay out 15 euro and get a decent toaster? Staff were very friendly and helpful. This place is not expensive so for the price it's reasonable. But to advertise it as 4 star is pushing it.
We loved everything about this hotel. We stayed here for three nights and the location could not of been better. Walking distance to the bus station, all the sites and restaurants. Our room looked out over the wonderful old streets and we could see the tower in Piazza del Campo from our window!! Our room was large, bed very comfortable, had safe, fridge and sofa bed. Bathroom was large and separate to room and the shower had great pressure! The hotel is not new, therefore called tired by some, but we felt it was a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of old Siena. Enjoyed hearing the sounds of Siena with the windows open during the day and once the shutters were closed at night the room was very quiet. Breakfast was good, price right and we would definitely return to this hotel again.
We only stayed in Siena for one night so this location was well placed for a day of exploration. It was very close to the Piazza del Campo and some nice shops. The rooms were quite small, however they were charming and felt authentic. Typical of many places in Italy, the walls were thin and we heard movies and music from the neighbouring rooms. The breakfast was quite basic - some croissants, cereals and of course, coffee! We checked out but wanted to explore a bit more before our afternoon train. The man at reception was happy to watch our bags for us which made for an easier time walking the cobblestone streets.
The photos look beautiful. One expects a luxurious villa, but it's just a converted apartment. It's quaint but it's seen better days. Overpriced. The cleaning woman is very friendly though she didn't speak English. Breakfast was OK. No electric kettle in room.
Aiuto, ho bisogno di vostro email per prenotare una stanza all'inizio di Luglio 2018 !!!! tuttavia non lo posso fare qui online, e urgente. We loved this hotel & location now we need the email address of this hotel so that we can book again for July 2018 !! Not possible to do it on line yet.
Unfortunately my husband and I stayed at this hotel in August.I have to say there was nothing I liked about this hotel.In our room we had an old cast iron bed that had no comfort what so ever and it squeaked every time you rolled over.If the air conditioner went below 24 degrees it beeped loudly.Our shower was filthy and the breakfast was appalling, no fresh fruit, tin fruit salad instead.
Palazzo Fani Mignanelli was one of our favorite accommodations on our European holiday. The rooms are situated on the fourth floor of the Palazzo. There is an elevater, which allowed us to get our luggage upstairs with ease.The rooms are decorated so tastefully. Both the lobby and the rooms are filled with nice artwork and decor. Our party of seven booked three rooms and all were very pleased. The rooms were large and airy. The floor was bricked and the ceilings are beamed, and our room had a very large tree trunk that has been used as a support beam! They are also air-conditioned and have TV's (which isn't always standard in Europe). From our window we can see the Bell Tower in the Piazza del Campo. Breakfast was simple, but good, bread, jams, juice and hot chocolate served in a pretty dining area with small round tables and pretty pictures adorning the walls. Siena is a magical town with excitement in the air, and the Palazzo Fani was perfect!
There are several reception guys during the days spent in Siena, but the one of Tuesday 19 of July in the afternoon just made everything negative, frustrated, sour and at the limit of rudeness. I do not know what is his idea of working in the service sector, unwilling to speak, to help, to smile, to work, sorry if I disturbed!!, what is he doing there?
I tried to book a hotel at/near Sienna where I could park the hire car that we were using to tour the region. This hotel came up on the list as having its own parking. IT DOESN'T. When you complete the booking you will immediately get an email that seeks to provide directions to the nearest car parks. The email also 'helpfully' provides Sat Nav address details for the car parks. We were using a fairly popular Sat Nav (Mr Tom Tom) and the 1st two road names given don't feature which is unhelpful. To be fair the email from the hotel does say 'do not attempt' to enter the hotel address. If you get tempted (as I did) to enter this address on the theory that 'if I get near to the hotel I will find somewhere to park' my hard earned advice is DON'T!. You will be taken on a heart stopping tour of pedestrian only streets. A journey that is only for taxi and delivery drivers. If you are lucky enough to find your way to a local car park it will bump up the price. Less that 24 hours on one of the car parks that the hotel recommends (that we found after 2 hours) added €35 to the cost of the trip. The hotel is pleasant enough, it is very centrally located, the room was sizeable clean and had a great view, the staff are friendly and helpful and when you eventually park up and find it the whole experience is good; but the parking issue is not the only challenge with finding this place. The hotel is situated in the upper floors of a building that is accessed through the weirdest entrance I have ever experienced. It is like the meeting instructions in a spy novel. You enter through an archway between two retail shops; it is dark and dingy and like no other hotel entrance you will have ever seen. There is a short dark corridor that leads to a doorway. Through the door you will enter an (again dark) empty courtyard, empty save for some random building materials, on the right hand side of this courtyard is a lift. You take the lift to the 3rd floor, walk across a bridge link and bingo you get to the hotel. If you are travelling to Sienna by train, bus or taxi then this will be an unusual but on balance positive experience but if you are travelling by car I would recommend that you find a hotel outside of the City and make you way in by taxi, foot or bus.
We were so fortunate to find this little hotel a short distance from Piazza del Campo, and in one of the more exciting streets in Siena, Banchi di Sopra! Easy to miss unless you look for the number 15, then walk in and check for its name at the end of the atrium, it has a lift. The room was small but tidy, and together with TV, air con, a spacious wardrobe, a clean bathroom with a great shower, the amazing location, free Wi-Fi & breakfast all in a neat pacage it was great value for us. We arrived from Florence by bus which left us in Piazza Grasmci, we walked a few metres to Via Montanini whish connects with Banchi di Sopra & then walked along admiring the sights all the way to the hotel. We were welcomed by Andrea who was very helpful & gave us a few tips on where to eat etc. We highly recommend you stay here specially if you only have a couple of days in Siena then stroll down 2 minutes to the Piazza del Campo & have a Spritzer under the Tuscan sun.
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78% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 265 reviews