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Aurora Hotel

Via Luigi Alamanni 5, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #191 of 463 Hotels in Florence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was lovely but a gent on reception quizzed guests and made us feel like we weren't welcome. A shame for all the hard work other members of staff were doing to make guests feel welcome. I'd give it a miss. Near the train station, good location but the repeated bad staff experiences put us off visiting again.

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Giovanni C, Proprietario at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I thank you for your post I'm so happy you had good impression of the hotel. I'm so sorry about her feeling on our staff, as you see from all other reviews our staff as a good relation with the guest, but this is the second advise in 14 years like this, we are always available for every... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed for one night at Hotel Aurora on our way from Italy to France, but we would more than happily stay there again! The staff are all very friendly and helpful and took time out to explain some good places to see and restaurants to eat at. The room had a large bathroom and a big bed, along... More 

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Giovanni C, Proprietario at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I thank you for your post I'm so happy you had good time and you wish to come back to visit us and to be a 10 minutes off from the main attractions can be a top advantage if you wish to enjoy the less touristy area we live in! We look forward to seeing you and your... More 

Kirkwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This recently renovated hotel is located directly across from the Santa Maria Novella train station on Via Luigi Alamanni 5, and is convenient to all the points of interest by foot. The staff is very helpful, the rooms comfortable and clean, and the breakfast excellent and ample. Giovanni and Davide both speak excellent English, and know the area well, especially... More 

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Giovanni C, Proprietario at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your nice words of appreciation and for the time you spent for this. We look forward to seeing you, your friends and relatives at Hotel Aurora again, so you can have the possibility to test the other kinds of rooms we have, all completely and recently renovated. My best, Giovanni Cirnigliaro More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

While this hotel is currently undergoing renovations (to be completed shortly), the location, price and overall design make it an amazing value. Room was large with rainfall shower, free wifi, free breakfast in beautiful garden, walkable from the train and bus station in Florence, and incredibly convenient to all the major sites of the city. The staff was very helpful... More 

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Giovanni C, Proprietario at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your nice words of appreciation and for the time you spend for this, we are so happy to know that you have appreciated our service, we will always be here trying to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We look forward to seeing you your friend and relative at hotel Aurora again, so... More 

New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We chose the Hotel Aurora because we were stopping in Florence for only one night (on our way from Venice to Rome) to see an exhibit at the Palazzo Strozzi and didn't want to bother with taxis. The hotel was being renovated on the outside and had been renovated on the inside. We had booked a Deluxe room and it... More 

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Giovanni C, Proprietario at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I thank you for your review and for the time you spend for this. We are just a little bit confused from your description because for instance: our garden is absolutely private, no car or external person can go inside, except passing from the reception and blocking the porter, (the porter if you are not a guest don’t... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Was very easy to locate and was walkable from florence station. Had few indian restaurants nearby.. All perfect from staff to cleanliness to overall hospitality. Booked in advance rewarded by a free upgrade to garden view room. Marco is a funny guy 😆😆

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Giovanni C, Proprietario at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your nice words of appreciation and for the time you spend for this, we are happy to know that you have appreciated our service, we will always be here trying to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We look forward to seeing you at hotel Aurora again My best, Giovanni Cirnigliaro More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stayed there during April for 4 days. A wonderfully neat and clean hotel with a decent breakfast was a surprise for the price it came for. Also it's proximity to the SMN Station is a huge plus point. It is 10 minutes walk from the city center and the the main market. Also easy for those who want to do... More 

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Giovanni C, Proprietario at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your nice words of appreciation and for the time you spend for this. We look forward to seeing you your friend and relative at hotel Aurora again, so you can have the possibility to test the other kind of room we have, all recently renovated. My best, Giovanni Cirnigliaro More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We said we would come again and we are so glad we did. Once again we were made most welcome by Giovani, his wife Orietti and his ever so helpful staff. The stylish hotel is so handy for all the sights and easy to find. The garden is so peaceful and very relaxing you would never believe you were in... More 

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Giovanni C, Proprietario at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs Stuart, I thank you for your so nice words and for the time you spend for this, I'm really happy you had good time here at the hotel Aurora. We try do our best to fell you comfortable. What can I say? Just thank you a lot, is a pleasure to have guest as you and... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great location, excellent services, very clean and comfortable. Close to S.M. Novella and a short walk from most city attractions. Located across the street from the train station, makes it easy for the regional traveler. Elevator to the highest floor makes it easier for kids and luggage.

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Giovanni C, Proprietario at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your nice words of appreciation and for the time you spend for this, we are happy to know that you have appreciated our service, we will always be here trying to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We look forward to seeing you at hotel Aurora again My best, Giovanni Cirnigliaro More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This hotel is well priced very comfortable and is located very close to the main rail station. It is for that reason we chose it and with suit cases in tow a quick walk gets you there. Difficult to find at the moment because safety fences and scaffolding hide the hotel front from view. Major works in the neighbourhood are... More 

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Giovanni C, Proprietario at Aurora Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your nice words of appreciation and for the time you spent for this. We are to know that we are going in right direction. We look forward to seeing you, your friends and relatives at Hotel Aurora again, so you can have the possibility to test the other kinds of rooms we have, all... More 

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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