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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Santa Maria Novella 20, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #295 of 461 Hotels in Florence
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best room in the house, we had a stunning view over Piazza Santa Maria Novella and the basilica. Our room was clean and comfortable with magnificent marble tiles. The bathroom was roomy and we'll equipped. From the hotel we walked to all the sights and the dozens of restaurants around. It may not have been as great without our... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is great! The room has a modern sense to it, the bed for me is extremely comfy and the staff are so helpful. A few things could do with improving eg. The breakfast buffet neds a bit more range and the wallpaper has started to peel but they are no biggies!

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Doha, Qatar
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Midway between the train station and the Duomo, it's an excellent location. We had a triple room. The size was okay and the bathroom was spacious. It faced into the ventilation shaft, not an ideal view but probably quieter. Room lighting was fairly poor. Breakfast was good, not outstanding compared to some others I've had in Italy. Given it's an... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if hotels in Europe don't use to have big rooms, ours was very good, with plenty of space! We liked that this hotel is very close to train station so we did not have to carry our bagages very much. Breakfast was good enough, with enough things to choose. Staff was very nice and gentle. Only thing that concerned... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

非常糟的飯店!門不能鎖,用手就可以打開,房卡是裝飾用的。冰箱是壞的,冷氣不是中央空調式卻找不到遙控在那,還佈滿了灰塵,看起來非常髒。向飯店反應,一開始沒有人處理,後來處理人員只解決了門的問題,其他問題態度十分敷衍。表達換房意願卻要求再額外付費?!浴室的排水系統也很糟糕,居然會淹水!!三顆星根本太多!!! You can open door without key-card. Refrigerator is broken too, and the bathroom become swimming poor after taking a shower. Anyway, this is the worst hotel experience I have ever had!

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Kansas City, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

There was black mold on the shower curtain. If that wasn't bad enough, the service was cold and unhelpful. The only good thing about this hotel was the location which was near the train station. It was convenient for an early morning departure. However, I would not recommend this hotel. There are plenty in the area.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The hotel is very near to the station, just 2 mins walk. Room was ok for couple, had all things that should be there. Only thing disappointing is the size of shower. It's less than 1.5ft wide. One cannot even turn properly. Breakfast is ok. Staff is friendly.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have been travel Italy vietnam bangladesh. This hotel worse than vietnam and bangladesh hotels. No lights. No sunshine. No view. No free WiFi. Bad breakfirst. toillet has awful interior and structure. The hotel has a strong point. not far from station. thats all. I think there are many type of room and various cost policy. so you should check... More

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Florence, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a 1 star hotel not a 3 star. The breakfast is terrible, my room had a air conditioner that loud that it had to be turned off, the shower recess had black mould in the tile joints, every time some flushed a toilet from upstairs, the noise in our room was terrible,the pillows were useless, and the room... More

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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great location near the train station but surprisingly in a more quiet area. Right next to a beautiful Santa Maria Novella Piazza and some little bars and shops. Hotel staff very friendly and accommodating. Room was clean and the free breakfast had plenty of good options. The location is what made this the perfect place. We were within 10 minutes... More

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria Novella 20, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Universo 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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