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Hotel Alma Domus
Ranked #20 of 40 Hotels in Siena
Reviewed 25 June 2012

I loved this hotel. My sister and I stayed 2 nights in late May, and the atmosphere of the hotel and kindness of the staff was unsurpassed. We thought breakfast was amazing; lots of variety and great coffee. The view from the window of our spacious room just added to the "Siena" feel. The location was central and very close to the bus stop, so coming from Rome by bus couldn't have been easier. There is internet available, and the room was spotless. Just to warn you, this is not a fancy "white bread" hotel with an "American breakfast". This is a charming Siena hotel, which is why I loved it. Very quiet also. The only thing I didn't like were the pillows...pretty hard. Although the beds were a bit hard too, they didn't bother me as much as the pillows. I do think they should invest a little money into some new ones. But even the hard pillows would not keep me from staying at this lovely place again!

Room Tip: 3rd and 4th floors offer the best views, but I think almost all the rooms have delightful views.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

The Hotel Alma Domus was my favorite of the three places I stayed on a recent trip to Italy. (Oddly, it was also the LEAST expensive). The rooms are simple--you will believe that all the floors used to be part of a convent, as opposed to the one that remains active for that purpose--and the complex has a feel a bit like a retreat center. The staff were polite and kind. There's a common room (with computers to use for a quite reasonable fee, and books to browse or borrow), a good breakfast, and clean rooms. No TVs in the room, which added to the calming feel. But what really made this place for me was the balcony, which looked over the tiled roofs of Siena and made the hustle of the city center feel miles away (as opposed to a ten-minute walk). So ask for a room with a balcony on the 3rd or 4th floor, and enjoy!

Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

We stayed here for one night with our two kids, ages 14 and 12, excellent location, quiet, clean and comfortable! The Quad room was very spacious with it's own kitchenette. Very friendly staff. We plan on coming back to Siena and would stay here again without a doubt!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

No frills here but an inexpensive place to stay in Siena. The breakfast is lacking in service and selection. While the rooms are air conditioned, ours was turned off the first night between 12 and 3 AM which made for very unpleasant sleeping. Also, there is no TV so be prepared to stay out until you plan to go to bed. Hairdryer and electrical adapters are available at reception. Location provides good access to shopping, bus service and historical sites.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

We stayed for one week, and thought this hotel had some big plusses but a few downsides.

The plusses first:
Location: about 7 minutes walk to the Piazza del Campo, close to the main bus station and with good restaurants very nearby.
View: We had a top floor room with a small balcony that looked up towards the Duomo. Fantastic. We had room 11.
Public areas: Pleasant lounge, and very pretty terrace.
Staff: Always pleasant and helpful.
Whole place was spotless and towels changes most days.

Not so good:
The rooms themselves are definitely no frills, though we found ours comfortable enough.
Shower room had only rather skimpy curtain around the shower, so it was impossible to have a shower without making the room rather wet and slippy.
Breakfast: Quantity no problem - lots of croissants, cake and pastries and also some fruit and some indentifiable fruit juices. One type of cereal. Yoghurts. However it wasn't of the highest quality and there were no cheeses of breads. But why would there be for the price?

We are torn between 3 and 4 stars, and went for 4 because of our view. Without that it would definitely only be 3.

Room Tip: Top floor, facing towards the Duomo for tremendous views. None of the rooms are quiet because Siena...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

The Alma Domus is in a great location not far from the bus station and within easy walking distance to the main part of town. The rooms are very basic with no frills, but are reasonably comfortable. There are no extras like fridge, TV or hairdryer. The continental breakfast buffet was decent with one large free cappuccino included (unlimited regular coffee).

Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Charming small hotel with VERY friendly and helpful staff, SUPER clean rooms and FIVE STAR views. This was our third stay and we'll be back next May. Waking up to the sound of birds singing and the churchbells from both San Dominica and the Duomo is amazing. We enjoyed the beautiful courtyard where we sat sipping wine and enjoyed a couple of casual meals picked up from the nearby shops. Easy stroll from the bus station at Pza Gramasci and a short walk to the Duomo or Campo. My only complaint is the lack of hair dryers in the rooms---maybe they'll have them next year.

Room Tip: Ask for a "view room" when booking.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Camporegio 37, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Siena
Price Range: $82 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Alma Domus 1*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in the center of Siena; the building that is now the Hotel began its life as the drying room of a medieval wool works (hedificum tiratorium), probably dating back to the early 1300s; several rooms have balcony with amazing view; the hotel offers a range of services and facilities including: TV lounge,Breakfast room, Reading room, Music room (with piano), Conference facilities,Internet access, Air conditioning, elevator. ... more   less 
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