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Hotel Arizona
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Luigi Carlo Farini 2, 50121 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #78 of 458 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A nice hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

A nice hotel....clean, neat and comfortable. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful.
Buffet breakfast was good. This hotel is a bit of a hike from the main train station. It took us about 20 minutes each way. The neighbourhood is good and quiet. I would recomend this hotel to anyone and would stay there again

Al and Charlotte Lawrence

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbia, SC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

My stay would have been much more pleasant had we had an airconditioner that acutally cooled the room. We had not control over the unit at all with exception to turing the power on and off and I sweated my butt off all night. Luckily we only stayed one night in Florence or I would have packed my bag and found another place. Other than the AC problem, the room was ample, had free wifi, and a good breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Stayed one night late July, 2011. About a €12 taxi ride from the train station. Close to the city center (well, Florence is very compact anyway). Rooms are typical European...tight. However, this is one of the few hotels which can/will accommodate 4 in one room (2 twins, 2 foldaways). Bathroom seriously sage (layout)...all 4 pieces were running into each other. Full tub/shower. AC is controlled from front desk...even then, it's a bit warm. Free wifi in room, and there are 2 desktops set up in room off of lobby. Breakfast was ample...assortment of cold meats and cheeses, boiled eggs, cereals, pastries, yogurt, etc. We paid €150, which is better than most (although we only paid € 73 for a hotel at Malpensa).

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ILKLEY
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129 reviews 129 reviews
75 hotel reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

They said we could park outside the hotel, but you have to find it first!
No places, but Daniele took my keys & 30 mins later the car was parked outside.
Smallish but well appointed room with a/c. Wifi Friendly staff. Good breakfast.
Close enough to all the attractions without being city centre.
I was delighted overall & told them so. They were pleased.
Very good value for Firenze!

Room Tip: we asked when booking. I think the room was 18 end of corridor 1st floor.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

Small but serviceable and clean bathroom. Bed not perfectly flat (old?), but clean and serviced daily. Free wifi for guests, telephone in room available for both incoming and outgoing calls overseas. Dial 0 not 012 as it said on my handset sticker. Air conditioning a blessing in spring/summer, not just for heat but general ventilation. No flyscreens (rare in Florence), means its impractical to open windows unless you don't mind being bitten by mosquitoes. Pity, because those windows are a beautiful feature of Florence. Curtain impedes window opening properly anyway. Small lift a bonus if you have heavy bags or are less mobile. Unexpectedly, two vegetarian restaurants right outside ('Il Sedano Allegro' and Ruth's Kosher one attached to the Synagogue). Hotel breakfast selection and room are good. Courteous staff. 20 minute walk to train station and all major museums in city. Overall, a nice little temporary home in a fascinating city.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Based on the photos and for the price I had higher expectations as well. Our first night was claustrophobic, at the end of the bed you could reach out and touch the wall; it felt like sleeping in a walk in closet. The next morning, since I could not sleep in this room well because it was so small and on a road with traffic noise I asked to be switched to another room. At first he claimed all the rooms were the same size but I told him I saw the website and knew that was not the case fortunately we were upgraded to a room double the size it faced another building that was quiet and large. Appeared to not be used much a bit dusty. The decor of the hotel was a lot more run down than I expected, looks like it may have been an old days inn that was converted.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

High expectation from seeing the reviews. A bit of let down after seeing the room.

Air conditioning is remotely set from reception. You'll need to ask them to adjust the temperature if you want a nice cool room.

The pillows are too flat. You'll need to ask reception for extra pillow.

Reception is really friendly so service is good.

Don't expect much from breakfast, e.g. boiled egg. Only espresso is fresh coffee.

Location is great for me - in a quiet area and 15-20 min walkable distance to major attractions. Yes the road is under repair and it doesn't look like in a nice area but feel safe.

The worst is the free wifi - drops every 1 min. Probaly it was set such that if you idle for 1 min, you need to re-enter your ID and password to get re-connected.

If I had not seen the reviews, I'd probably not be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Luigi Carlo Farini 2, 50121 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#71 Family Hotel in Florence
#89 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arizona 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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