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“Convenient to historic center” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel California Florence
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Ricasoli 30, 50122 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #263 of 461 hotels in Florence
Connecticut
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“Convenient to historic center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

we booked it online at booking.com two days before arrival. very easy, no problems checking in. convenient location to Academia dell bell'arte and the Duomo, easy walking distance of the center of the city

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We found this hotel in a real hurry working on patchy wifi in Pisa - you get the picture.

Google maps got us there perfectly without any trouble and the bonus of having a parking garage literally right next door to the hotel was great. On the same street as the Academia that houses Michaelangelo's David and the Cathedral at the end of the street - location is perfect.

Staff were really friendly and helpful - we extended the booking (from one night) on a very good rate and they helped us locate another hotel for the final night of our stay when they were fully booked.

Rooms were clean and bathrooms better standard than most - although it did appear that our bath leaked it was fine with a bathmat and we were too busy exploring Florence to remember to tell them.

Breakfast was fine but wifi is extra and extremely patchy we ended up doing most of our planning at restaurants over meals, which wasn't ideal.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Canton Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights in October. The hotel has an excellent location, Is very clean, has very helpful staff and is quiet . Beds are comfortable. Breakfast in the morning is good and plenty of coffee and expresso is available.Hotel will call you a taxi , if needed, and it will show within 5 minutes. Everything is within walking distance.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Very nice place to stay, clean, tidy, well maintained. Handy to everything including David and the Ponte Vecchio. Great restaurant,loved the food morning and evening, great staff, very helpful and obliging....room well set out and very comfy, would have liked in room coffee and tea making but cant have everything I suppose. Our second time there and it is still a good one.

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  • Stayed September 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Our room was nice, clean and comfortable bed and pillows. The ac worked well. The breakfast is very good and always fresh. Nice little space to eat in the garden. The terrace has a partial view to the Duomo and its almost in the corner! The only thing I didnt care for was the safe, too small...
The wifi is not free, an inconvenience for anyone.
The front desk is corteous and helpfull.
Will come back for sure!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on our only night in Florence. Well located, walking distance to the train and the duomo and historical sites. We stayed in what I believe must be the best room in the place, with high ceilings, crown molding, terrace and the best view of the duomo. The front desk staff was nice but lack technological support. The hotel overall seems to be haphazardly run, with random rooms being used for storage, poor Internet wifi service (additional charge), a small rooftop "bar" that is underutilized, and breakfast too that is poorly stocked and unappetizing. All in all the room was so good we would stay here again and just skip the breakfast and local bar. There's so much to do in Florence anyway that all you need is a good bed and good bathroom and both were perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Ricasoli 30, 50122 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #263 of 461 hotels in Florence
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel California Florence 4*
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