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Novella House

3.0 of 5
Via della Porcellana 53, 50123 Florence, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
38 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

A great place to stay. Central enough that walking most places is easy. Bars and restaurants near by. Rooms very elegant but with a modern feel. Very clean and comfortable. I would stay hear again and recommend to others. The staff were polite and very helpful.

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Budapest, Hungary
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The location is very good, the accomodation is clean and the room sizes are good. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We made a trip in Tuscany so we had 2 rooms in Novella House, but both was very good. The room with canopy was on the groundfloor, so it was a bit more noisy, but the room was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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119 reviews 119 reviews
28 hotel reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Novella House is very inconspicuous on the street; indeed when we found it we hardly could recognize it as a hotel. There is no lobby or reception desk as such. However the very nice young man in charge greeted us promptly at the door, took us to our room, and carried all of our considerable luggage up for us.... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Novella House provides excellent location with easy walking access to all major attractions. An added bonus is the train and bus depots are very close. The rooms are large, comfortable bed. Franseco is very supportive and provides willingly support and will book tours to major attractions This house is very clean and well priced but will be in need of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Stayed at this hole for two nights. VERY large room with sitting room and separate bedroom. Had coffee maker in room with snacks that were free. Owner was a very cordial young man that spoke very good English and was very helpful. He made recommendations for several restaurants both for lunch and dinner. For lunch turn right out of the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you are looking for something authentic, reasonably priced and very close to the historic centre of Florence, Novella House is a great choice. The large suites are spotlessly clean and airy, beautifully furnished, and air conditioned which is a boon in summer and early autumn. The bathrooms are not North American style, but once you get used to the... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Unfortunately I had only one night here. A quaint, push the bell entry and the 17thC building unfolds. I had a large room overlooking a back garden with a oainted ceiling and the bathroom was down a small hallway, I did say quaint. The position is an easy short walk from the station and very close to Santa Maria Novella,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The "Palace" (which just means big house in Italy) has a very plain door, but it's very nice inside. Our room was small, but we loved the fresco ceiling. No hot breakfast, but a fine array of snacks along with an espresso maker. The proprietor, Francesco, is charming, eager, and gave us good recommendations. The location is the real draw... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Florence was one of the last stops on our two week stay in Italy. We were hoping for a little more than what we got. It seemed old and dusty, not well kept. There weren't enough towels. The inn keeper was difficult to get in touch with. On the plus side, there was a refrigerator and hair dryer. Also, it... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
28 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

LIKE : - Classic Bedroom with painting in the ceiling - Complete in room facilities (refrigerators, expresso maker with various choices of coffee, heater, AC) - Very Spacious room & bathroom - 700m walk from SMN Train St with easy to medium path traversed by 4 wheels big luggages (Some road are paving blocks). - Fransesco is helpful DISLIKE :... More 

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