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“Really hard place to find” 3 of 5 stars
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La Corte dei Principi
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via il Prato 66, Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #228 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Birmingham, England
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Really hard place to find”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The hotel?? it's self is in an apartment block, with no signs outside, I spent 1 full hour walking up and down the street to try and find it, luckily a local shop keeper showed me where it was.
I found it a pleasant place to stay, It's only 10 minutes from the train station. The breakfast was really basic and I mean basic. Not badly located.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We experienced a wonderful stay at La Corte dei Principi hotel in Florence. The room was bright, airy and very comfortable......The beds were comfortable, room was clean and it was air conditioned,which was great as the weather was extremely hot and humid. We all enjoyed the breakfast provided and the coffee was great.....Thanks to Carmine and Giovanni who made our stay so enjoyable and accommodated us with anything that we needed....can't wait to return there in the near future......thanks so much.......regards danielle and frank volonnino and family....ciaooooooooooooo

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is impossible to find. There is no sign. Just a tiny label on the door buzzer. The front desk is rarely attended and not at night so you risk being locked out if you can't work the strange external keying system.

The bathroom has no bath or shower screen. If you take a shower you will flood the bathroom.

The breakfast is small and the coffee is cold. Better to eat breakfast out.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Lovely b&b, well located in the heart of Firenze, very near Santa Maria Novella train station and all the attractions and museums. My bedroom was super clean and the bathroom was HUGE!!!!! Free wifi and air conditioning (very needed In summer)
Great breakfast (the coffee was perrrfect), friendly and helpful staff. Win win for me!!!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

My first (and last time) in Florence. I spent a good hour walking up and down the street looking for the place. It turns out the only sign they have at the front is a small 2cm x 5cm gold plaque (clearly you need optimum vision to see that from the streets).

Once you find the place it's not bad, and it's very clean. The 2 guys who run the place are friendly but use the excuse "it's an old building...that's why we haven't got any signs". If you read other reviews they've been using that excuse for a long time...fix it up fellas...

They should also invest in shower screens or curtains because it's all open space. Plus the bathroom doesn't drain properly...you have to have showers in 1minute intervals to allow water to drain.

Oh and If you don't mind the smell of raw sewerage then Florence is the place for you. Every street you walk down stinks. The good thing about Florence is the train station or airport is only a short trip from wherever you're staying so you can have a quick getaway!!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We were happy with our stay at La Corte dei Principi. Our room was spacious and the bathroom was clean - this was one of the better showers I took while traveling in Italy (which is a welcome treat after a long hot day in Florence). The staff is welcoming and we felt comfortable that our bags were safe and well looked after while we left them there for the day. A pretty good value for Florence. It's too bad it can not be more visibly marked from the street because I can see this as a potential drawback. Other than that, a good value and a perfectly nice place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Misled by reviews my wife and I booked this place during a recent trip to Florence. First, the taxi driver could not find the hotel since there are not signs posted. Finally, following the address, we found a small inscription on the intercom panel: "La Corte dei Principe". It happens to be be a very old building which has one floor converted into a "Residenza", by no means a hotel. Upon entering the premises we encounter this cavernous empty hall very poorly iluminated without any indications where to go. After several minutes of yelling "Hello..Hello!" a tenant from an upper floor shows up and indicates that the "Hotel" is in the second floor and point us in the direction of an ancient minuscule elevator which hardly fits two persons with luggage.

The attendant showed us the room which happens to be adjacent to the "Front Desk". I asked him to turn the lights on, he replied "The lights are on" pointing to the ceiling where there is chandelier with what appears to have10 watts light bulbs. Being tired and without a chance to get our money back we decided to stay.

Taking a shower was another ordeal. The shower, located in a corner of the bathroom had no curtain and its floor was flush with the bathroom floor causing the water to run all over and making it slippery.

Althought the room decor was extremelly depressing, the bed was clean and confortable.

We spent two nights and swore never to return again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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principi1, Proprietario at La Corte dei Principi, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
I'm sorry that you have judged a negative vote with our hotel, I can say that, as you noticed above the front door, written in Roman numerals, the building is 1800, hence it is called historical residence, also the furniture is all created by the classic style and bought by companies who make only hotel furniture. I can I can say that the room is a beauty, and has a charm, also if the light is low, so to avoid wasting enregia, and causing problems to our land. I apologize for these cold words.
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Address: Via il Prato 66, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #228 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Corte dei Principi 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Florence, in a palazzo of 1800 is Residenza D'epoca La Corte Dei Principi. In a unique environment in the world, walking distance from central station and from the most characteristic monuments of the city, offers its guests rooms with all comforts: tv, air conditioning, soft drinks and water, we also have the dependance, always rooms with private bathrooms, quiet rooms, in our residence. ... more   less 
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