Clean room, with air conditioning, a television, and a central location. The bathroom had a funny smell in it (not created by us!), and there were a lot of hotel ''rules,'' which gave the place an unfriendly feel. Other than that though, it was ok. The walk from the train station is pretty long so catch the bus if you can.
hotel la perla is a great budget hotel and after staying in hostels it is grand. the price is right, you get your own bathroom and there was a tv in our room. the place isn't that clean. the bathroom had hair stuck on the wall from the last people. there also is no breakfast included but it was well worth it.
This was a great deal and a very nice place to stay in Siena. It is in a plaza just off the main plaza. We were able to walk all over the city from there. We had a great view of our plaza from the room with a very Italian window with wooden shutters. We thought we would be sharing a bathroom but were pleasantly surprised with our own! The room and the bathroom were very clean. It was a good temperature in the hotel. The innkeeper let us use the computer to check e-mail. We had a TV in our room, too!
We stayed mostly in hostels during our two-week trip in April 2005 so it was nice to have our own room. Rick Steves said to use this hotel as a last resort. He called it funky with stark rooms, old bedspreads and miniscule bathrooms. I usually follow his advice but didn't on this one. I had no trouble. Sure the room was not decorated too well but I don't care. I am only using it to sleep in. My bedspread looked pretty new to me and though the bathroom was small it was great.
The only bad thing about the hotel that they could control was that the mattress could have been more comfortable (I think they pulled together two twin beds). It wasn't that bad though. Other things bothered us while we were there but it wasn't the hotel's fault. There was construction going on one night next door that was very loud and the next night it seemed that lots of drunken people liked to walk by singing very loudly. Bring really good earplugs if your room is off the plaza or next to the lobby. One morning there were a bunch of very giggly girls in the lobby for what seemed like forever! I guess they could have asked the girls to keep their voices down but we could have also let them know that they were disturbing our sleep and we didn't. Other than that, for a one-star hotel, you can't do much better than this. We loved our room with a view and hope to return again someday!
Hotel La Perla Reviews from the Web
bagno piccolo ma nel complesso pi che buono
Ottima posizione, ideale per chi vuole chi vuole visitare in poco tempo la citt con un prezzo molto contenuto!
tutto sommato bene, niente di speciale ma per il prezzo abbastanza bene. La posizione molto conveniente compensa magari i bagni piccoli e un p scomodi delle camere. Ideale per conoscere a piedi tutta Siena e tornare tardi dopo far serata senza doverti preoccupare di come raggiungere l'albergo.
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La Perla is an hotel placed in Indipendenza Square, in the historical centre of Siena, near 'Piazza del Campo' (about m 50) and near the Cathedral (about m 200).
Our hotel is located at the second floor of a beautiful medieval palace (sorry but there is no lift, the building is too ancient!!!!!) and its windows open up to the square with views of 'Pulcino Tower' and town roofs as well as a sight of ' S. Domenico church' and 'Saint Caterina Monastery'.
This hotel has got 13 single, double, and triple rooms, all ensuite, television and air conditioning . The rooms are bright with panoramic views. The bedrooms are split between the second floor and in the attic with views of Siena. On July 2nd and on August 16th every year the widely celebrated 'Palio' is held in Siena.
Cancellations have to be made 48 hours in advance of arrival
You will enjoy, please visit us and groups are especially welcome.
PS. For the palio period 02.07.07 and 16 .08.07 we accept reservation for a minimun of four nights, palio night included........
Location and Contact
• By Car: • From Siena -West go straight on towards Siena centre- stadium, Pescaia Street, Cesare Battisti Street. The road skirts the medicea fortress until St. Domenico Church. Now you are in a limited traffic area, go straight on Sapienza Street, Terme Street and Indipendenza Square. • From the railway station: • you can • take a taxi and in 10 minutes you'll arrive (price 12 euro!) • or.... • take a bus but......get out, go towards the PAM ( the big supermarket on your left), take the stairs on your right and go down to the bus stop. Take the bus direction to 'CENTRO' or 'PIAZZA GRAMSCI' or 'VIA TOZZI' (it's all the same), 10 minutes and you'll arrive in the center. Then walk for 400 meters direction to 'Piazza del Campo' (the famous square of the 'palio'), we are just in front of!!!! • (don't take the bus in front of the station or you'll arrive in the center in 1 hour!!, it's a long travel because go in the opposite direction)!! • From the parking 'Santa Caterina' in 'Fontebranda' there's a small bus service, which only takes a few minutes to bring you at our hotel.
Via Delle Terme 25, Paizza Indipendenza 25, Siena,
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