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Hotel California Florence

Via Ricasoli 30, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Modesto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here three times over the last 6 years, usually with a group of students, primarily for the location. The location can't be beat. Within a block in either direction you are at the Academia or the Duomo and everything else is an easy walk as well. (There is even a laundry near by. However, my room this... More 

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my, where to start with disappointment related to this Hotel? 4 star hotel that is charging 200 Euros per night absolutely should not look like this. Entrance to Hotel looks like entrance to a garage. Reception floor does not feel and look like you are in 4 star Hotel in Florence but more like apartment of guy who just... More 

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Overland Park, KS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hotel California as part of a Rick Steves Tour. It was the largest of the hotels we stayed at, with a large lobby and breakfast room. The staff was very impersonal as I expected at a larger hotel. We had a giant room with beautiful modern bathroom and a patio. Free wi fi, the usual terrible... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of a Rick Steves' Tour of Northern Italy. Great rooms and service in all respects. Close to the Duomo, and Uffizi, Accademia, and Galileo Museums. There is a wonderful outdoor lounge and bar area on the upper floor with a view of the Duomo (dome top) and the surrounding rooftops. Lots of dining and shopping... More 

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Not bad for a night or two. Nice bathroom. Bed could be much better. Good view. Staff is average. Breakast: don't mention it... You'll get much better outside! For a longer time I would search elsewhere.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We spent two nights at this quaint old hotel. It did not look much from the front, but our room was spacious and clean. The bathroom was all marble and almost as large as the bedroom. Breakfast was European style and just OK. the hotel was only just down the street from the main Piazza which offerred plenty of dining... More 

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Dove Canyon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stayed here last week and it was horrible. The first night I got bug bites on my arms and legs. The second night I wore a sweater and they bit all over my face and hands. I had to get medicine from the pharmacy because they turned into welts! The hotel didn't care. Their response was shrugged shoulders, like I... More 

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Dwight, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I spent 3 days at Hotel California and was not sure what to expect since I wanted a Italian feel to my Italian trip. The name threw me off, but it was very Italian. The location was the best part, since 2 blocks takes you to one of the most beautiful sections of Florence. The hotel has a large patio... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Our group stayed at the hotel for a week while in Florence. There were a few things I didn't like about the hotel such as there were bugs in out room. Our friends in other rooms also ended up getting bug bites. Also, it seemed inconvenient that they only have us one key with 3 people in the room. Some... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This hotel is in a great location with easy walking to all the main attractions. The hotel's entrance is not an enticing advertisement to the property - You think you are entering someone's garage! The reception on the 1st floor is however more warming. The young lady who checked us in was extremely helpful and very customer service oriented. The... More 

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