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Novella House

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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Portland, Oregon
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120 reviews 120 reviews
29 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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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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46 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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4 helpful votes 4 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The Novella House has a great location ,close to the train station and close to the main attractions of Firenze .We rented an apartment (apart 50) for 6 nights . The apartment was spacious and pretty clean , but no maid service (all this time) , no breakfast , traces of dead mosquitoes on the walls , bathroom radiator not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The novella house is at a great location near major attractions. There is a slight smell of sewers but that only adds to the overall medieval feeling of the street. Take note that the parking is not included and is situated about 300 meters away at a private parking for 20 EUR p day. During the night there is noise... More

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Francesco b, Direttore at Novella House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hosted you in our structure. Today is one years of Novella House (started on 12th March 2013), and slowly we are making improvements to the structure, like air conditioning, Tv led32", internet wifi and more. On next week we will provide to install a soundproof windows CE certified, to avoid... More

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Address: Via della Porcellana 53, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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