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Hotel Desiree

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Fiume 20, 50100 Florence, Italy
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very unique place, 18th century palazzo with a different hotel on all four levels, the Desiree is on the third. The small 100 year old elevator you ride adds to the charm of the place and one of the best things about the hotel is the charm. You are greeted during the day by a brother/sister combination whose family... More

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Hoteldesiree, Responsabile reception at Hotel Desiree, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your kind feedback! Our staff is so proud to receive feedback like this! We work hardly to get this results! I would like also to talk about the other things: Florence in summer is very humid, each rooms has the electric plug for mosquitos, with the plug you can also open the windows... More

Bolton, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent five days in Florence at the Hotel Desiree. It is a family run hotel located on the second floor of a building very close to the Santa Maria Novella rail sation. We had a comfortable spacious room with a balcony. The bathroom was tiny but manageable. Staff were very friendly and arranged tickets to the Uffizi Gallery... More

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Hoteldesiree, Direttore generale at Hotel Desiree, responded to this review

Hi Lorraine, Thank you for spending your time to review our hotel! We are so happy that you enjoy our hotel and our fantasic city! Hoping to see you soon here, Best regards, Mirko Calamini. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well situated, close to the the main train station and city center. Friendly reception. Nice breakfast. Clean rooms. Authentic elevator. On the minus side: quite noisy during the day and (early) morning as the street is used as a bus parking. Also the bathroom fan is terribly loud.

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Hoteldesiree, Direttore generale at Hotel Desiree, responded to this review

Dear Greg, Thank you so much for the feedback! Your opinion is very important, we will use all the suggests to improve our service. See you soon in Florence! Best regards, Mirko Calamini. More

Israel
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9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We spent 2 nights with our baby daughter. Overall it was a pleasant stay. The room is large and has two very big and beautiful old windows. The breakfast is good also with a large variety. The only downside is that the mattress was was a bit old and not the most comfortable. The hotel is less then 5 min... More

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Hoteldesiree, Direttore generale at Hotel Desiree, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your candid feedback! Hoping to see you soon here, Best regards, Mirko Calamini. More

Munich, Germany
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14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

As soon as we arrived, I saw the place and I wanted to go upstairs to cancel my booking. The surroundings are terrible and the people passing by in the street quite scary, even for the scary standards of Italian hotels near train stations. But then I went inside, the receptionist was kind and welcoming, the place looked all right... More

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Hoteldesiree, Responsabile reception at Hotel Desiree, responded to this review

HI Eleonor, Thank you for your feedback. Fist of all we don't know why you would like to cancel the reservation before arrival in hotel. We are in a great liberty style palace of 1800, 50 metres from the main train station and in our street there are only hotels, offices and apartments, so absolutely no bad people around. About... More

Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were here for three nights, enjoyed good breakfast with nice linens, artwork, and balcony view of verdant courtyard. Friendly and adept staff who made reservations for our excursions into Tuscany for vineyard tours. Make sure they get you into museums on days they are open, as best ones are closed Mondays. Walls and windows are very thick, so all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very good location, close to Firenze SMN station and the central market. The receptionist and other staff were very kind and helpful. Our room was clean. Easy to get free wifi access and it was strong enough..

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San Jose, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very good hotel. Great location, Walking distance to all Florence's Museums and sites. Helpful staff, the front desk is working 24/7. Clean room nice and classic furnished , free wifi and nice breakfast. I'm strongly recommend

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Izmir, Turkey
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13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

we prefered the hotel for the location, just the opposite side of central station Firenze. although firenze is not a big city, the hotel is located to walking distance of all Florence attaractions.. the hotel is too old and smeells old furnished. Our room was so small, even if we couldnt place our luggage. the linens are not so clean.... More

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Hoteldesiree, Responsabile reception at Hotel Desiree, responded to this review

HI Pasta With Tuna ( Your id on TA ), Thank you for your feedback for our hotel. At the beginning i want to clarify that you booked an economy double room, so you know in advance that the room is a smaller size than the standard, but with all the furnitures. The hotel is old stile, a great bulding... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This hotel is very clean and is within 5 minutes of the Firenze station. It's located on the 2nd floor. The lift to take you up is like the one from the movie "Angel Heart" - it right out of an old mystery movie. However, the rooms are charming and furnished in a wonderful old style way. Free Wifi with... More

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Address: Via Fiume 20, 50100 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Desiree 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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