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Hotel Ester

#103 of 457 Hotels in Florence
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Largo Alinari, 15, 50123 Florence, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First stayed in July '14 and returned this summer. The rooms are excellent, views across the city from 22 & 23 are second to none. On both trips the rooms were clean with good WiFi, fridge, safe and air conditioning. The staff are very friendly, with a good knowledge of the area, and can't do enough to make you welcome.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ester is just next to the Florence Train station so its very convenient. next to the hotel is the Conrad supermarket and Mcdonald...the hotel also serves breakfast next door which is also nice.. I love th location of the hotel and also has a card park ( payable basis ) and being close to the station its easy to visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great location!!! Fantastic staff. Very knowledgeable, obliging & helpful. Spoke English well. Room on 2nd floor looking out onto via nazionale. Clean, neat & relatively new room. Wifi good. Fridge with bottle water. AC good. Comfortable & relaxing. Would not hesitate to return

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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Nice clean hotel with friendly helpful staff who have a good knowledge of Floence. Stayed in a room on the 5th floor with views of Florence. Room was clean and comfortable with air conditioning and elevator access. Had access to a communal kitchen. less than 5 minute walk to SM Novella Station. Small supermarket across the road from the hotel... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This hotel in Florence seems to be in two parts and we got the extension. We first went to the main part and the receptionist guy took us to our annexe and was generally helpful. The lifts in the building were definitely from 1930! The whole place looked grim. (Next morning we had to go to a small local cafe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The area looks a little sketchy at first when walking from the train station. However, that's just Florence in general. (i.e. Full of swindlers trying to take your money). Nevertheless,when you walk up the stairs you are greeted by the best staff. We stayed here 4 nights. Each night we encountered a different staff member. They were all consistent with... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We hit the jackpot, in this place you feel like at home, staff are friendly, funny & welcoming. The location is great, just 5 minutes from all the hot spots, such as Piazza del Duomo or the Market square. Rooms are neat, modern & super well equipped. Thanks for a great time Hotel Ester

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Stayed here for a weekend with friends when we visited Florence and everything about it was great. The location is perfect just a short walk from the train station and the staff are friendly and welcoming. The room was clean and new and had AC, all of which we were happy about. Great value for what we paid as it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We were lucky in that we were given a room on the top floor with an amazing view. The rooms are kept clean and the bed was very comfortable which we haven't had in the other places we have stayed in Italy. The owner is lovely and very helpful and the hotel is located close to the station, markets, restaurants... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great location near the train station, after climbing a few sets of stairs you will be greeted by a friendly staff member who is always available. Room was clean and quite spacious, we we're surprised by the large and updated bathroom as well! Not many common areas, but in a great city like Florence you don't need to spend much... More 

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San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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