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“A nice place with great staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Betania
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Del Poggio Imperiale 23, 50125 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #84 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A nice place with great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We´ve spent a few days at Villa Bethania and had a great time. Nice room with one door opening to the well kept front garden, spacious and well equipped bathroom, nice breakfast and surely the best staff we found in this Italian tour.. They were very attentive and supportive when I needed medical care in the middle of the night. Highly reccomend it, even for those without a car: not only there is a bus stop a few meters from the hotel entrance but also the cab service is very affordable to get to the old town or train station.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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brisbane
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Peaceful... Lawns...trees.. And flowering shrubs..
A haven from the "maddening crowds" of Florence.
Room was perfect and staff very helpful and accommodating!
In fact we returned for a second stay ...

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We really just had the place to sleep for a night but it was disappointing. The room was tiny, the shower flooded the bathroom each time and the walls so thin we could hear everything from adjoining and upstairs room - well negating the supposed advantage of being surrounded by parkland. We were in the newer rooms out the back, perhaps the older building is better insulated. We found the service indifferent. Breakfast was ok. I wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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rio de janeiro
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Villa Betania is a perfect choice if you are using a car during your stay in Florence,in order to visit other Tuscany towns. You pay only 5 euros per day for parking and there is a bus right accross the road if you want to go to central Florence. Besides that, the property is bautiful, the rooms are spacious and the reception people are really nice, specially Simone, who did his best to help us with everything me needed.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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farnham common
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Visiting Florence, accommodation might just have to be a compromise and Betania is just that. Not the most impressive but a haven for the car and a 30 minute safe walk or bus ride into Florence. Florence, on the other hand, is a must with so much to see and visitors with a car might consider Betania. On arrival we reported a broken toilet seat; nothing was done about it despite promises. The towels were also very uncomfortable to use. Otherwise very average for the price.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We stayed 4 nights from Monday to Friday and found the room clean and comfortable. The buffet style breakfast is excellent with a choice of fresh fruit as well as the usual bread rolls, cheese and cold meats, cereals, yoghurt etc. Warm croissant was also available so you can really fill up if you want.
The Hotel is located well back from the road in private grounds and has a breakfast terrace for use on warmer days.
The Hotel is up a long, straight and quite steep hill 15 to 20 minutes walk from the Porta Romana on the edge of the old city. It is another 10 minutes walk from there to the Piazza Pitti and the Ponte Vecchia in the center of Florence. We walked every day but taking the bus back would be a good option. It is about a 30 minute walk round to the hotel, pretty much on the level, from the Piazzale Michelangelo viewpoint which has excellent views over Florence.
The hotel staff were very helpful and all spoke pretty good english, much better than my rudimentary italian, and were able to advise us of places to eat locally.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Florence is very well known for its limited parking oportunities so we chose this hotel for its acceptable parking fees as well as its great location. The hotel is located in a very safe neighbourhood. It takes you about 20 minutes walk to get to the center. On the way back to hotel I recommend to take a bus which runs every half an hour because the hotel is a little bit uphill. The last bus is around 9:30 at night. The hotel employees were helpful. As soon as we got to the hotel we were given a city map and the receptionist explained us how to get to the city center. The hotel is very well decorated and has one of the biggest rooms I have seen throughout Europe. The hotel charged us extra for an additional bed for our 3 year old daughter but the beds were really comfortable and we really felt like home. The breakfast was also an extra charge but everything was fresh and we enjoyed it too although I believe it is a little bit overpriced. Overall I recommend this hotel for families traveling with car. You would feel comfortable to know that your car is in safe place in a city like Florence and it has a great location with great rooms which will boost your energy because you will need too much energy to walk in a city like Florence and no doubt this hotel is a real good choice for it.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Viale Del Poggio Imperiale 23, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Betania 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is nestled in its own lush park, removed from the noise and confusion.It's an ideal location for those who wish to find peace and relaxation in an elegant atmosphere.Hotel Villa Betania is a small hotel with 20 rooms under family management, with an international touch.Completely renovated in 2006, among other amenities, it features free parking and free Wireless Internet Access. ... more   less 
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