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Hotel Merlini

1.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Via Faenza 56, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #202 of 511 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014
Amy G Newport, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the pictures on the website and the TA reviews this sounded like a great budget option for our stay in Florence. We paid 75 euros/night for a double with a shared bathroom and breakfast each morning, which seemed reasonable compared to prices elsewhere. We booked directly with the hotel as we specifically wanted the room overlooking the duomo, however... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The best part about the hotel was the location. We took many day trips from Florence and it was a five minute walk to the train station. It was also a ten minute walk down to the duomo. The room and bed were clean but the family who owns the hotel smokes in the hotel and you could smell it... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Pretty basic hotel, but made nice by the family who run it, the cheap price and the proximity to everything. There are three flights of stairs which made getting the pram and my ever expanding pasta girth up the flights a little difficult. They love kids and were great with our baby, but so it seems are everyone in Italy.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This b&b is located only a few minutes walk from the main train station and is a short walk to all main attractions. The staff were very nice and welcoming. Our room was very large, spacious and clean and had a cute view of rooftops outside. The breakfast was great - varied pastries, fruit, juice and cappuccinos. Just a note:... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Very good location , central but also quit, basically perfect.Rooms are large and clean. what you need for a short stay. Good value for money. Definitely suggested if you want a budget hotel and do not mind climb 3 floor of stairs without elevator.

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The hotel is run by a family who were all very friendly and helpful (we asked them to refrigerate our food in their kitchen and to boil water to make tea). The hotel is a bit off the center near the station area but is a short walk from the main cathedral in Florence. The breakfast was very nice in... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Not your normal hotel, from having to knock and wait to be let in at the front door ( whatever the time of day or night) to listening to the owners going about their lives down the corridor. On a plus side the hotel is in a lovely central location with all the normal sights only a short walk away.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Nice staff, family owned and very helpful. The bathroom had recently been redone so nice and clean. The room was in dire need of repainting and the air conditioner needed a clean filter. No screen on the window to open it at night to let some air in (mosquitos in Florence are pretty active), only screen was in the bathroom.... More

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Address: Via Faenza 56, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Merlini 1*
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Also Known As:
Albergo Merlini Hotel
Albergo Merlini Florence

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The historical Barbera Palace dates from 1700. Inside this lovely building one can find the Hotel Merlini which has been there since the end of W.W.II. The Hotel is located in the heart of the old city of Florence, a short distance from the Central Station Santa Maria Novella. It is also very close to Piazza del Duomo and the Palace of Congress. This favorable position will permit one to visit the old city on foot. ... more   less 
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