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Hotel Tourist House

Via della Scala 1, 50123 , Florence, Italy
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Broadalbin, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights while we were visiting Florence for the weekend. The room was small but it was all we needed. We had a nice balcony and bathroom. Breakfast was good in typical Italian fashion. Great location close to the train station and just off of a very nice plaza. It was a short walking distance to great... More 

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vince70, Direttore at Hotel Tourist House, responded to this review

Thanks Adam! We hope to welcoming you again in the next future. Kindly regards, Vincenzina, Cristina, Lucia, Milena More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a night while we were staying in Florence. The first thing we noticed was the great location, a few minutes walk from Santa Maria Novella station. The price is average but considering the location we were happy with it. We didn't see many members of staff during our stay but the ones we did come across... More 

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Masterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This felt like a small, boutique type hotel where you were treated as an individual. The hike in city tax was a surprise (booking.com's error). The bathroom and room was well appointed with lovely old antique furniture. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Right in front of Santa Maria Novella square and the train station.Very clean, simple yet honest breakfast. Our toilet was a bit stinky but so did the streets, so I guess its an issue of an old city with old plumbing. Hotel's reception closes by night.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Mixed feelings about the whole place. The location is absolutely perfect: close to the main station, tourist agency, tour meeting point and city center. The bathroom is new and clean. The rooms have sizes that depend on the type you pay- me and my mother booked a basic double room, but the size felt more like a single room, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is perfectly positioned less than 5 minutes from the train station, a 5 minute walk from all major attractions, and a gelato shop across the street. Email the hotel directly and you can get everything done within days! I found the lady helpful with everything including showing me where breakfast would be. Our room had air conditioning, a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was looking for a hotel that had some old-world Italian charm and that's exactly what I got. The person who checked me in was extremely friendly and spoke very good English. She provided me with a free map, even circling some of the main tourist attractions. My room was located down half a flight of stairs from the lobby... More 

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

I was with a large group who split between three hotels - the Abaco, Giappone and Tourist House. This is run by the same people who own the Giappone. The Tourist House is friendly, very clean, and located right near the Santa Maria Novella church, near the train station. The center of town is a ten minute walk. Unlike the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I came back to The Tourist House for three reasons. Price, location and friendliness of staff. I found the cleanliness perfectly fine. I loved my room and even asked for the same room I had last year and they were happy to oblige and were happy to see me upon my return. This is a woman owned, woman run business.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is more a hell hole than a tourist house. Certainly not a hotel. 1. Rooms are spartan. Not even a proper table beside the bed 2. Wifi weak 3. Moquitoes galore 4. And there was a dead cockroach too 5. Blankets felt dirty 6. Towels are paper thin 7. Receptionist unfriendly and lazy 8. Breakfast was scary - esp... More 

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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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