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Hotel Tourist House

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via della Scala 1, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #229 of 460 Hotels in Florence
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Winchester, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very convenient for the centre and the railway station but a nightmare to find by car. The receptionist to whom I spoke to ask for directions was less than helpful on the telephone and took no account of the fact that I was English so she did what the English are famous for doing - she spoke faster and more... More

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is very well situated: 5 min from the train station and 5 min from the Duomo. It's just on the corner of the Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Clean with spacious AC rooms. Staff has been very friendly and professional. We've stayed just for one day, so we havwen't had any special requests. The basic things were just fine. Breakfast... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The customer service at this location is great! The staff has been very accommodating and very patient with me even though I don't speak Italian. They have done everything that they could to make me feel welcome. Hotel is in great location downtown and is very affordable.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

this is our second visit to The tourist house- Florence mainly because of its location. Situated near the train station and within walking distance to all the major attractions . It is very basic but clean the rooms are large which is more than can be said for the breakfast room, if more than four people want breakfast at the... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I was on a solo four week trip over northern Italy and Florence was my second stop. The hotel was 5 minutes walk from the train station and at least 5 minutes to the closest tourist spot (Duomo and Arno River are just 5 minutes walk). Lots of restaurants, coffee shops, pizzerias, convenience stores in the area. Location is great.... More

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Halifax, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night on the second leg of our trip. Located close to the train station. Within walking distance to main attractions. The room was very large and clean, although there was a bit of a stuffy smell. Continental breakfast was not that great. Overall, decent hotel for budget price.

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Paris, France
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74 hotel reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The hotel is located in an old Toscan building, with double colorful shutters, like you will see many in Florence. It is 5 min. away from the train station and 10 minutes walk from most sites (Accademia, Uffizi, Duomo) which is very convenient for visiting all day long. It has free Wi-Fi. The room was clean and staff nice, when... More

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Bundaberg, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is not a "Bells and Whistles" hotel. Rather it provides neat, basic accommodation in a very central location. The rooms are of a reasonable side and quite comfortable. Although a jug/kettle would have been appreciated. Staff are very helpful and run through the basics of the room. Continental breakfast is included from 7am at the downstairs eatery. Easy walk... More

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I brought a group of US university students to Florence for a few nights, and we stayed at this hotel. I am staying on for a couple more nights after they've gone, and I couldn't be happier to be here. This is not a hotel where you can call the desk and have someone come fluff your pillows. But it's... More

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London, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I travelled throughout Italy with my daughter using primarily rail as our main transportation. This guest house was fairly reasonably priced, and approximately 600-700 meters from the train station which is good because we typically have a heavy pack to carry. We walked to the accomodation easily, although, it was not the easiest to find. There are no lifts, so... More

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Address: Via della Scala 1, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Tourist House 2*
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Hotel Tourist House, Florence Set right in Santa Maria Novella square, overlooking one of Florence's most important churches, the HOTEL TOURIST HOUSE offers spacious rooms housed in a historic building. All rooms are equipped with: Private Bathroom, Toilet,Shower, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Air Conditioning, Desk, Fan, Heating, Flat-screen TV, Refrigerator. Florence's churches, galleries, markets and shops are all just a short stroll from Tourist House. Santa Maria Novella train station is just a 5-minute walk away. ... more   less 
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