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Hotel Giappone

via dei Banchi 1, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #287 of 463 Hotels in Florence
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In an overpriced Florence, this is a good option if you're searching for something a bit cheaper with a good location in the centre, only a few minutes walking to the Duomo. The hotel is on the third floor of a building without an elevator so it's quite the climb, especially if it's very hot outside and you have heavy... More 

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Farmington, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Although up a long flight of stairs with no elevator, the climb is worth it. This charming hotel has clean, comfortable rooms, an extremely helpful owner and staff, and it is warm and welcoming. Some rooms have their own facilities, some share a shower or WC. There is rarely a wait for a shared one, and they are always clean.... More 

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Paraguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The location is ideal. Right in the middle of the main train station and Santa Maria dei Fiore. Everything is walking distance. The place is quiet, nice and clean. Only thing I'd suggest is that they answer emails, since I sent emails before arriving and they were never anwered.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went here for 2 nights with no expectations and was surprised and delighted with our accommodation. Based very centrally, just a hop around the corner to the Duomo, clean and good value this place was a great base to explore Florence. The owner was very welcoming and friendly, the room was clean and we were given fresh towels day... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Via dei Banchi is a strategic location, in between of Mercato Central, Duomo, and Santa Maria Novella aside from the shopping streets! Room are clean although tiny for a single room. Just a little disappointed with the misleading information from their advertisement in Expedia, I purposedly canceled my earlier booking considering the fact that the room comes with a private... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

What a VILE hotel. We were put in the room just near reception, there was a window that looked in to reception with see through curtains! We could hear everything that went on. The decor was disgusting and the bed sheets were dirty, the shared bathroom didn't have a lock and the "shower" was a small hotel in the floor... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

It was a cheap single room, I must agree on that. This family run hotel could work on being more courteous and helpful to their guests. I needed to crash for a single night and managed to do so, as I am sure I may not have survived more than one night here. The hotel is on the main road,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Cons: There are so many STEPS. There is nothing you can do about it. You share a bathroom. The hotel is on the third floor. The hotel is owned by very sweet woman. We stayed here for 4 days. She was so kind to change our rooms when we accidently booked 1 queen bed instead of 2 seperated beds. Kudos... More 

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Essendon, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Nice hotel, beautifully located about 5-10 minutes' easy walk from the central station, and only a couple of minutes from the Duomo. The only "downer" is the lack of an elevator, so the four floors of stairs up to the hotel with your bags is a bit of a slog. Very friendly owner, though her English is limited, if you... More 

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Florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I was bit worry about the location and the room state knowing that it has cost me 20 euros. at least based on bathroom for sure. but when I got there, I have to say I wished Travelodge provide the same service and have fully understanding what the customer is looking for? The lady was helpful and the room is... More 

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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