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Hotel Desiree

Via Fiume 20, 50100 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #160 of 459 Hotels in Florence
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The hotel itself is really nice with comfortable beds and bathrooms. The only problem is that once you arrive there you realise that it's in a building with two other hotels and an elevator to all floors. But once inside the scene changes 360 and you can start to relax.

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Eugene, OREGON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Stayed 4 nights with family in a room arranged for 5. Given the lack of family hotels in Italy in general, that was a good deal. The room was, I think, originally for 3, and they added 2 cots for the kids. It got a little cramped, but still we had a nice rest all together. The location is great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a comfortable characterful small hotel,2 minutes from the train station,and just on the edge of all the experiences and sights of florence,we wouldn't hesitate to stop here again when we come to florence. The management have to be congratulated on their choice/training of staff as every member of staff we met were charming and so helpful,putting us at... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

1. Great location--less 5-minute walk from Florence station, and many bus stops 2. Friendly staff--we had to catch an early train to Rome, and the staff went out of their way to prepare breakfast half an hour earlier than it is usually served. 3. Strong wifi 4. Cleanness 5. Very reasonable price

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

So from a horrible vintage-like BnB in Rome (I prefer not to mention the name) to a nice modern-like hotel in Salerno (Grand Salerno Hotel), Hotel Desiree in Florence was just the perfect combination of both. Not so fancy breakfast like in Salerno but very good enough, croissants of your choice and coffee, then you are good to go. And... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Comfortable beds and spacious room for family. Within walking distance to Florence train station. Very beautiful pictures of Italy hung on the walls.The hotel receptionists were very helpful and friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Pros - Good location near the railway station and bus station - Good, large bathroom - Clean room - Quick check-in and check-out - Walking distance to all the major sights, 5 minutes to Duomo - Safe neighborhood Cons - Extremely noisy hotel, even at night a lot of noise coming from the inner courtyard and the electronic systems in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A VERY CHARMING OLD FASHIONED HOTEL WITH LOTS OFCHARACTER..Very close to the Maria Novella railway station and within a short walk to all the sights of Florence -churches,museums etc.The staff were very helpful and friendly and gave good advice as to good resteraunts etc.We had a large ,spacious bedroom with a good sized bathroom and a breakfast was included each... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. You review is perfect and we are so happy to hear this from you! "A VERY CHARMING OLD FASHIONED HOTEL WITH LOTS OFCHARACTER.." Really THANK YOU! Kind regards, Mirko. More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Hotel signage is poor, I walked past without noticing. Must have exact address with you. The same building has another 2 hotels on different floors and the signages from the other 2 hotels are bigger. But it is really near to the train station. Didn't feel like a 3-star hotel when I saw how the other 3 star hotels looked.... More 

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41 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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 

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