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Hotel Desiree

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Fiume 20, 50100 Florence, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is very convenient for the railway station, less than 5 minutes walk away. The old traditional cage lift is fantastic, and the interiors in the hotel, especially ceilings are lovely. It is more of a budget option than modern luxury, but the period charm adds a lot. The staff were very helpful, and the breakfast was decent. All... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Don,t go by the hotel building photo that you see online, they only own a floor in that building...perhaps only the second floor...The lift is antique...! We reached early at 11 so were not allowed to check in as they said the official time to check-in was 1400 hrs...The toilet which we used in the common area had no lock...for... More

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Hoteldesiree, Direttore at Hotel Desiree, responded to this review

Hello, frankly, it is difficult to respond to a review like this. We are always very objective and willing to admit our mistakes but this time the review says many lies ... First of all, our house is a great palace of 1800 and we occupy the second floor. ( What characteristic of Florence are many hotels hidden in the... More

Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed here during our 4 day long florence stay. Geneally, it was a nice home base. At the city center, economical. The food was great and the young staff were very courteous and helpful. The negative was that the facility is a bit old (even smelled mouldy in places) and is located in a hotel farm. But has that... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Desiree was on the third floor of a building shared with other hotels. We were able to temporarily park the hire car outside and unload our luggage and the receptionist called for a car park place to collect the car. When we checked out we left our luggage with the hotel and did some more sightseeing. When we were... More

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

Dear Christine, many thanks for the time you dedicated in writing this review; we really hope to have you again as guest at our Hotel. Best regards, Mirko. More

Johor Bahru
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

A charming hotel with vintage furniture,windows and lift.It is centrally located as it is close to the railway station and attractions.My husband and I toured Italy by rail and the ideal location of the hotel made it very convenient for us.Although it is in a busy area with heavy traffic,our room (which so happen to face the busy street) was... More

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

Hi Guest, Thank you so much for your great words for our hotel! We are really happy to make your long stay in Florence memorable. We really hope to have you again as guest at the Desirèe. Best regards, Mirko. More

Kingston, Jamaica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Great hotel, extremely close to the train station and not too far from the sightseeing. Wonderful quaint decor. Buffet breakfast was delicious in an adorable room with a balcony where you can see the Duomo in the distance to the right. They were extremely helpful and made you feel welcome. Due to the length of our stay, they upgraded our... More

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

Dear Guest, the location is really important for the choice of Desirèe Hotel ; as repeated many times we really are close to the main sites of interest in Florence: no bus, no taxi , just walk and enjoy the city. Thank you for the time dedicated in writing this feedback. Come back and visit us again, Best regards, Mirko. More

Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. The hotel is across the street from the train station which made it very convenient for us. It is also within walking distance of many attractions. Despite its central location, it was quiet at night. The staff was very helpful in scheduling a side trip to Pisa for us. The room was... More

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

Hi Guest, thank you very much for spending your time to write a feedback for our hotel. Thanks also for reporting any problems that will be improved as soon as possible. Please make attention when you book about the difference from an Economy Room than the Standard room that has more space in the room and in the bathroom. Best... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great location to the train station. Decor is very fitting, unlike bigger named hotels. Stayed two nights, my teenage son lost my bag, the staff were persistent in their efforts to help find it (with a positive outcome). The staff booked the tours and reservations to the statue of David. In four weeks of travel, without a doubt the most... More

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

Hi Guest, just one word fo your candid feedback: THANK YOU! We really hope to see you again as soon as possible in our hotel. Best regards from all the staff of Desirèe. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The best hotel staff ever! As helpful as you could hope for and very friendly. Very good English so no communication problems. Excellent help with booking tickets and tours. Very close to train station but still quiet for a room in the city. We are a family of 5. The room was still quite comfortable with all of us in... More

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

Hi Guest, just one word fo your candid feedback: THANK YOU! We really hope to see you again as soon as possible in our hotel. Best regards from all the staff of Desirèe. More

Armidale, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Small hotel with decent sized and old world italian charm rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nothing was an incovenience - easy to book gallery tickets, vespa tour, whatever. Great breakfast; wifi. Mossies in summer so arm yourself! Small lift but hey you only need it to save lugging your bags..otherwise take the stairs. Great central location - minutes from... More

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

Hi Guest, just one word fo your candid feedback: THANK YOU! We really hope to see you again as soon as possible in our hotel. Best regards from all the staff of Desirèe. More

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Additional Information about Hotel Desiree

Also Known As:
Desiree Hotel Florence
Address: Via Fiume 20, 50100 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#175 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Desiree 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Desirée: eighteen bedroom-suites placed in the centre of Florence in the quiet atmosphere of a small family-run hotel. Our Hotel is located one hundred meters far from the main station and few steps away from the most important monuments of the city, Florence Dome (Santa Maria del Fiore), the Fortezza da Basso and the Convention centre.In our Hotel every accommodation, finely furnished by the owners, is provided with all comforts: rest room, telephone, air conditioning, phon, safe-deposit box, free wi-fi internet connection in all the rooms and LED TV.The decorated floors, the Polloni’s windows, the Dome and the San Lorenzo’ view, together with friendliness of the host family offer to Desirée’s guests a pleasant and absolutely enjoyable stay. ... more   less 
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