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“Florence break” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Arizona
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Luigi Carlo Farini 2, 50121 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #93 of 461 Hotels in Florence
glasgow
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Florence break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed at the Arizona in May for four nights and would recommend it.
It's quite central - pretty much everywhere is within walking distance in Florence. It's less than a ten minute walk from Sante Croce in one direction and about 10 minutes from the Accademia in the other. I would recommend a map though as I arrived and veered off in completely the wrong direction!
The hotel is a small hotel and my room was like an attic room, but with a window with shutters that overlooked the synagogue. The room was a fair size with a TV and fridge. The ensuite had everything you need and wasn't too small.
Breakfast was continental with the woman from reception checking that nothing ran out on a regular basis. The morning she wasn't there went a bit off as the men weren't really on top of things, but no major problems, just the tables not cleared as quickly.
The staff were all very nice and helpful if you needed directions or advice on how to get somewhere and I did see them going to the supermarket specifically to get soya milk for one of the other guests.
There are also plenty of supermarkets nearby in case you need to buy water, juice, etc.
Overall, a nice liitle hotel, pretty central (without being noisy)with very reasonable rates.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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 of 5 stars
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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed here the first week of July 2013. A/C worked well. Our room was on the second floor, and the elevator worked well, so no bags to lug up the stairs. Rooms were remolded, with small fridge. Bathrooms were up to date. Emil & his staff were always attentive & helpful. Always went the extra mile to assist. Breakfast was plentiful & fresh. Centrally located & just a short taxi ride from everything. Down the block from the the only Kosher Restaurant (Ruth's), Florence synagogue & Chabad. Would definitely stay there again.

B Twersky
Los Angeles

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Extremely helpful staff, could not do enough for you, we stayed here for 5 days, and although the room a bit small, it did not matter as there for city break. Everything was clean, and continental breakfast the best, plenty to choose from, would highly recommend

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a completely renovated hotel located in the center of Florence and only 15 minutes from Vespucci airport. The hotel is central to all there is to do in the great city of Florence but off the busy streets which make it a quiet retreat from the fast paced city. This is a historical hotel with beautiful frescos throughout yet the upgrades provide all of the modern day comforts you need and expect from a quality hotel. The staff was great and helpful, the amenities are abundant and the 24 hour bar is a plus for those long nights or early mornings. Well worth taking a look at.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I would definitely stay here again. Its not a budget hotel but its not expensive either to say it is near to the town centre. I think that the price I paid was fair to the room I had. There is a lift. The staff are really friendly and helpful,with very good English, they even helped me out with my Italian. The breakfast is basic but there is a fair choice. I was a solo traveller so had a single room with private bathroom both of which was small but its what I expected to get (being Italy). My room had air-con. There was internet access. The hotel was clean and tidy. 30 minutes from the airport and accessible for taxi's ( which is 20 euro's each way, + 1 euro per bag). It was a 10 minute walk to the town centre. They don't do lunch or evening meals but there are plenty of places to eat out anyway.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Berat, Albania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed there in the middle of May,
we were not very lucky with the weather but florence is beautiful anyway!!
Hotel is owned by 3 young brothers and they were veeeery nice to us!
Rooms a bit small but this is italy!!
breakfast was very good and the hotel is very good located!!
Good luck to the best three brothers!!!

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Sydney
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137 reviews 137 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Please see my other review re the Hotel Dante.

We ended up stating here, although we had not booked. Our original confirmaed booking was for the Hotel Dante, but we got 'moved' to this, their sister hotel.

We were put in room 40 on the 4th floor. Interestingly the entrance to this floor is normally closed by a gate with 'Privato' on it and the tarrif for the rooms displayed in the foyer stops at room 39!

Now we know why!

This room was very substandard and easily the worst we have stayed in on our 4 week trip. Worst of all, the room reeked of cockroach/insect spray..mortein, to the extent that my wife refused to sleep in it, preferring to sleep on a chair in the foyer.

I am sure that other rooms must be OK given the reviews, the apologetic service was good, the breakfast was acceptable, the location was a bit away from the action, but acceptable. However we feel that we got a terrible deal, firstly kicked out of the hotel we booked into and then put in one of the worst rooms in the place.

We will never return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Arizona

Address: Via Luigi Carlo Farini 2, 50121 Florence, Italy
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:
#74 Family Hotel in Florence
#111 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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