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“Great affordable, great location.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Rex
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Faenza 6, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #337 of 461 Hotels in Florence
San Francisco, California
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4 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great affordable, great location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Friends recommended this hotel, they always stay here: it's very popular and fillls up.
A room in the back is what I asked for and got, so it was quiet. Rooms on the Via Faenza can be noisier. Perfectly comfortable, if a bit dark, but who needs a beautiful room in Florence, when you only sleep there? Breakfast was fine, adequate, nothing special, but enough and nice service. Desk staff are great, and the location could not be better, for access to the station, and to all the sights of Florence.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Russia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Nice good located hotel in the real centre of Florence. You will admire the city for USD 100 a night. All turist places of interest are 20-30 minutes maximum! Rex hotel is an ordinary one, there is nothing special. Moreover, there is no safe box at all (rooms and reception). However, I had no problems, no discomfort... Everything was good enough to stay there one night and 2 days.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Location was excellent. An easy walk to all the major sights. Plus some good tips on restaurants. Yes, we experienced the bad smelling carpets when we first arrived. They gave us a room on the 3rd floor and as soon as we walked in we almost gagged from the old, smokey carpets in the room. I went down to the desk and Rocco was apologetic and without hesitation gave us a better room on a different floor that had the carpets out and replaced with hardwood. All for the same price. Breakfasts were fine, nothing more.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Location was right in the middle of all sights and very close to the station. Previous comments from others regarding the carpets are accurate, they should be replaced as they are grubby. However this is the only complaint I have. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room itself was a good size. Breakfast was fine and altogether the hotel offers excellent value for money,

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Lifts unsafe and inadequate. Our room small & not v clean, bathroom horrible. Carpets, particularly in corridors, stained and dirty - also frayed and lifted in places. Breakfast facilities a joke for large number of people.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The staff was friendly and helpful both times we stayed at Hotel Rex. (2010 and 2012) The breakfast was very good. Room was a good size and clean. Close to the train station and within walking distance of major attractions. People at the front desk are willing to suggest a good place to eat that is not far away where we had one of the best dinners both years we were in Florence and the service was also very good. They will also suggest where to shop.

  • Stayed July 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The Rex hotel wasd ideally located only a short walk from the station and really central to most of the must see locations in Florence. It was 2 minutes away from the street markets where a great deal was always available and within walking distance to evrything else. The rooms were not huge but were clean and comfortable. A small lift made access to the rooms wiht heavy suitcases very easy. A good number of restaurants very close by and a bar directly opposite if you wanted it. Staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: Via Faenza 6, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #337 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rex 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned & managed with modern ensuite facilities; located 200 meters from Santa Maria Novella Rail Station; near the Duomo. ... more   less 
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