The guesthouse is located a few meters from the beautiful Piazza del Campo, famous worldwide for the Palio. It is a great place to visit by walk the whole town and to be a protagonist "in the front row" during the suggestive and famous all over the world "Palio".
The Palio is twice a year: on July 2 and August 16. During the Palio period, we ask a minimum stay of three nights.
In a historic building, the "guest house" apartment is at the first floor, accessible with a small flight of stairs. The double room is furnished in Tuscan style, with fan, free internet wi-fi, two windows with double glazed and private bathroom with shower (the bathroom is new).
The environment is quiet and extremely comfortable. In the area there are several restaurants and shops.
Breakfast is not served.
The price does not include the city tax, payable at the check-in: 2.50 € per person per night (in the high season, then it becomes 1,50€).
The house is easily accessible by public transport, and it is well connected to the railway and bus station.
You will stay in the heart of Siena!
My wife and I stayed two nights in Laura's room recently and we couldn't have asked for an easier check in process and a better location. Laura's assistant met us exactly on time and brought us to our room. At first glance the room was perfect. It appeared to be recently renovated and very clean.
It wasn't until the first evening that we found out about the rooms shortfalls. First due to it location, it was very difficult to get a good night sleep. Both nights we were kept up until about 4:30 am because people tended to hang out just outside the room because there was a restaurant patio that people would sit at when the bars closed down. Now this is no fault of Laura and her room but it is definitely worth mentioning.
Another thing that was every minute for about 10 to 15 seconds there would be a humming noise coming from within the building (our guess it was a water tank heater). This would happen throughout the night. So if the people outside didn't keep you up, then the humming would.
And finally the shower was horrible. Not only did the water vary from extremely cold to extremely hot (there was no in between), but the shower head would only work if you held it in one hand. If you left the detachable shower head on its holder, the water would only trickle out. You would only get good flow if the shower head was removed from the holder making it very difficult to shower.
That being said we did enjoy our stay in Siena. If the shower were to be fixed and maybe if we brought ear plugs for sleeping at night then we might consider staying here again in our next visit. If you can get over the shortfalls mention, this is a decent place to stay.
My friend and I had no trouble finding the meeting point, the antique shop near the apartment. We received a very friendly greeting from Cristina and Luana, and baby Carlo. Luana took us to our pleasant room with private bath on the first floor. We were happy not to have more steps to climb with luggage and to be in such a good location, between the Campo and the Duomo. Unfortunately, there was construction happening on the outside of the centuries old building, so a nap in the afternoon was not happening. More unfortunate was the partying going on just outside our window in the middle of the night (2:30 to 4:30). However, Laura responded the next day by moving us to another room in the apartment. This room was also pleasant, and with double pane windows. We only heard nighttime noise when we got up to the bathroom, which was closer to the party corner in front of the bakery.
We felt taken care of and felt the difficulties were handled promptly and courteously.
We would recommend Laura's place in Siena to other travelers, with a reminder that it's a university town! And a very lovely one at that!
Laura has a great place in a great location. She was very helpful and dependable. We recommend her without hesitation!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.