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“Very nice place; Very nice people.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Il Chiostro del Carmine
Ranked #28 of 116 Siena B&B and Inns
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very nice place; Very nice people.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

My wife and I recently stayed here for four nights and it is a wonderful place with very pleasant and accommodating staff. Our twin room was of good size and so was the bathroom. Breakfast is plentiful and again the staff does its job with a smile. The views from the breakfast room are splendid. Hotel is a few minutes walk from everywhere and is close to some very good eating places.
We had a very good stay here.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chandler, Arizona
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111 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

Our stay at Il Chiostro del Carmine was delightful. After arriving by bus, we walked about 15 minutes through the city centre to Il Chiostro. Upon arrival, Jean-Pierre --whose English is perfect-- informed us that we had been upgraded to deluxe accommodations. He made sure we knew our way around the premises, and that we could find our way around Siena. He proceeded to show us up the stairs to our spacious room. It was beautiful, and the bathroom was enormous!

After Jean-Pierre made sure we were comfortable, we ventured out for a moonlight walk around the city. We popped into an alimentari for some fresh local food and a bottle of wine which we brought back to the monastery. Jean-Pierre supplied the corkscrew. Our lovely room had a door that opened onto a rooftop patio, where we enjoyed our finds al fresco. Magical.

After a perfect night's sleep, we were treated to an expansive breakfast buffet in the sunlit dining room, with impeccable table service. Jean-Pierre was still on duty, and made sure that we had all of our questions answered, including advising us about travel options and providing clear maps, before we set out to enjoy Siena,

Il Chiostro is beautiful, and every staff member we encountered was charming and welcoming. We will be back!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boca Raton, Florida
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

I'll always remember the narrow, winding streets of Siena - one of my favorite stops in Italy. Hotel Il Chiostro del Carmine is ideally tucked among the streets, a short walk to the center of town. It is moderately priced and so much of the original charm has been preserved, making it a memorable place to stay. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and everything you need for a night or two. The staff is very helpful, breakfast is quite nice. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Selby, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2011

A beautiful building where we had a lovely spacious room - the people on reception were very helpful and we can highly recommend this hotel. Just on the outskirts of the city centre but that only means a 10-15 minute walk to the Duomo etc.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robert P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

We found our stay here absolutely delightful! All the staff we dealt with were as polite and helpful as can be. I agree with another recent reviewer that service must have improved since some of the bad reviews were made. There was no lift because, well, what do you expect when you stay in a 500+ year old monastery?! Staff brought our very heavy cases up to the 2nd floor. They also helped with booking dinner, organising trains to our next destination and even provided wine glasses, plates and bottle opener for our picnic! The rooms are comfortable and clean, not fancy but good for the price. Yes the sound travels between rooms a bit, but the beautiful residence makes up for it. Would definitely recommend it to travelers.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aussieellie83
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Parma, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

This hotel provides you with a unique Italian experience staying in what originally was a monastry. Our room was very large with a large bathroom and we only booked the cheapest room available!! So we were pleasantly surprised :) Our window view also looked out towards some of Siena together with the Tuscan countryside! Staff were fantastic, they could not be more friendly and helpful. We also used their parking facility which was easy to locate and enter and exit during our stay. Breakfast was very good in Italian standards - toast, cheeses, cold meats, crossaints, cereal, fruit, spreads, juice, tea and any coffee you like. Also, the location could not be better - you are 5 minutes walk to the main street, but you leave the hustle and bustle behind you when you return to this hotel at the end of your day, meaning peace and quiet! We would most definately stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hayley M
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Brampton, Canada
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84 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

I agree with the other reviewers. Nice, quiet,clean and spacious rooms. Close to the downtown and great views of the Tuscan hills. Breakfast was good, not extensive but adequate. Too bad they don't take advantage of the lovely little courtyard at reception. It would make a great little spot for a morning coffee or an afternoon drink. Several great little restaurants close by.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank donald m
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Property: Il Chiostro del Carmine
Address: Via della Diana 4, 53100, Siena, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > Siena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 116 B&Bs / Inns in Siena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Il Chiostro del Carmine 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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