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Hotel Ottaviani

Piazza degli Ottaviani, 1, 50123 Florence, Italy
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ALL TRAVELERS SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE! It is not qualified to be a hotel or a hostel. All the photos are FALSE ADVERTISEMENTS! The place is extremely dirty, old, and completely unkept. The shared bathrooms were so gross we could not use them. We booked online in a rush for one night and paid USD $100 - it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Firstly the hotel is in an excellent location - few minutes walk from major places such as the central station and the Duomo. The staff were friendly. We also booked a room with a shared bathroom and were given one with a private bathroom which was a nice surprise. However, the toilet didn't flush and the plug in the sink... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The 'deluxe' room consisted of a bed with about six inches between the edge of the mattress and each wall of the room, you could barely fit a suitcase on the available floorspace. Stayed in either room 10 or 11 - hard to tell because it had both numbers written on the outside door with one crossed through in pencil,... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

OK, It's $56 a night in Florence Italy...so what do you expect, right? Well....I never expected the little guy behind the counter to act like we were checking into an exclusive Italian resort hotel! Granted we got in late, around midnight, but I let them know we would be arriving late. He proceeded to give us lip about not calling... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed 2 nights and had a series of unfortunate events mar an otherwise fairly pleasant experience. The first night, there was a loud fight at the "front desk" that resulted in an angry (and possibly drunk?) patron pulling the fire alarm. The night receptionist didn't know the password to turn it off so it sounded for multiple hours until... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I stayed in a private room and whilst there was nothing fancy, it was nothing less than expected of a one star hotel. It is wonderfully located for walking to the main attractions of Florence, and super close to the SMN train station. Importantly for me, I felt safe leaving my things there while I was out an about. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Service was pretty poor. People were kind of rude and not helpful. Showers weren't good and the rooms were kind of falling apart. If you're traveling on a budget/not expecting much though, this place isn't horrible. Location right by everything you wanna see and beds, etc. are acceptable. The breakfast is jokes though so don't even bother.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

We found this place very last minute and kind of had no choice but to stay here because every place was booked. It was soo over priced for what we got. My sister and I stayed in a double bed room that was hot, smelled, and the bathroom sink drain spewed water all over the floor everytime you turned it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I've never wrote a TripAdvisor review because they aren't really my thing, but gosh... Someone needs to stop these outrages... First of all, they give you pictures that do NOT show the real rooms. Those are either fakes or rooms of whatever hotel that they stole to make their 'thing' (I honestly can't call that a hotel) look 'acceptable'. It... 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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