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Hotel Desiree

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Fiume 20, 50100 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #194 of 461 hotels in Florence
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place - nothing super fancy or special. Nice service, good wifi (only in the hallway), and walking distance to many of Florence's beautiful attractions. The breakfast was also good! There's an elevator but it takes too long, so just know that you have to go up the stairs to find the place. It can be hard to find, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the Desiree hotel in Florence. It is close to the train station, but it a quiet area. ..that is important because my husband is a light sleeper. It is on the second floor with a good elevator. The staff was helpful and spoke English well. Very clean.Very nice breakfast room...and breakfast.English TV news during breakfast too! Good air... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

5 mins from SM Novella station, behind McD/BK. Nice building view from outside. Perfect vintage elevators with manual door closing. Second floor. WiFi excellent. Big and spacious toilet, small shower. No kettle but free hot water with pot given. Simple and good breakfast. Walking distance to major attractions and halal food around. Recommended

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stayed 5 nights here recently and couldn't have been more pleased. It was RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET from the Florence train station so was SUPER convenient for arrival and departure. Just a short walk ANYWHERE in town...this hotel made a great base for exploring. My room was small but very clean and the bathroom was spotless with brand new... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We recently stayed 2 nights at Hotel Desiree. It is old and very charming. The rooms are small as is typical of European hotels, but having said that , it was more than adequate. The staff managing the front desk were extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet had a nice variety of pastries, fresh fruit, bread, cereal, yogurts, and... More

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Lilydale, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Good location, 5 minutes from the station. Clean and spacious room but small ensuite. Friendly staff and happy to assist with city maps and directions to all the major sites. The only real let down is the breakfast. No fruit or bread (toast) although they have a toaster. Ok if you like pastries but little else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Taking into account that its not a luxurious place , I think it is a good place to stay if you get to florence specially by train. Very close to the station. Quite good breakfast. Friendly people. Clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

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

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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*
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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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