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Hotel Villa Liana
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Vittorio Alfieri 18, 50121 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #192 of 461 hotels in Florence
Montreal, Quebec,
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“You won't be disapointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stayed for a second year in a row at this very nice little hotel , walking distance from Florence center without being in the middle of the crowd . Rooms are big , very clean , staff is nice. We saw reviews saying it was noisy but some expect to have everything for nothing. Great little breakfast .Honestly a very good spot to remember . Not pricy for the quality of what you get . You can then spend the difference on what is really worted.
Absolute sensationnal little Trattoria near by , Cesarino Trattoria , a real discovery . far away from the tourist places near Duomo . Simple decor but unbelievable food , great wine and friendly staff . Don't miss it . We travel all over the world and I can easily say that , for the location , price and comfort , Villa Liana is a sure bet . If noise bother you , get some ear plugs to sleep...

Room Tip: room upstairs are the best as you are still in a building that is near a century old
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I just stayed at HVL with two friends for a short break in Italy and had a great stay.

The hotel is out of the town centre and is probably about a 20-30 minute easy walk from the central train station.

The building is beautiful. The rooms are very Italian - basic and functional, which was all we needed.

The reception team were helpful and informative. They spoke good English and encouraged our attempts at speaking Italian. They helped us work out the best way to get around and even checked train times for us to get to Pisa. They even went to find us chocolate biscuits one night when we had a desire for something sweet.

Breakfast was not the best in the world but perfect for us. Coffee and tea, fruit juice, water, sweet cakes and pastry, cereals, hams and cheeses, breads, fruit etc. It wasn't 'waited' but a very informal 'help yourself' affair.

Wifi is available but it wasn't always a great connection. It didn't work in our room for example and only really worked well in the main hall/lobby. They also had a PC for general use too.

I loved the hotel and would definately stay there again if I return to Florence.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Despite its good recommendations, we found our stay at the Hotel Liana very disappointing.

Firstly the room. We were given a ground floor room, right next to the main reception area. The walls were incredibly thin, and we could hear the people coming in and out of the hotel, as well as the people in the room next to ours, all the time. There was no feeling of privacy at all. The bathroom was bascially a converted closet, with poor quality toiletries. We also found blood on our sheets, which they did change, but there were some there the next day again after they had changed the bedspread.

The staff were also incredibly unhelpful. At no point did they offer to advise us on where to go in Florence. After asking what we could do on a cold and rainy Saturday night, the bloke at recpetion, suggested the Duomo Cathedral. When we pointed out that this would probably be closed, he went 'Oh yes, you're right', had a think, and his next brainwave was for us to take the open top city tour bus. In the cold and rain. Needless to say we came up with our own plans after that.

Breakfast was also very poor. The milk was UHT, not fresh and the rest of the spread a bit sad looking (and tasting).

On a positive not, the rooms are decorated nicely, and its nice not to be right in the city centre, but there are probably much better hotels that you can get round the area for a similar (or better price).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The water pressure was so low that there was little or no water on the second floor for shower or flushing the toilet. We visited the hotel in beginning of october 2012, so no season excuses by little rain or something else are valid.
Internet was only working at the reception of the hotel, while wifi should be available in the entire hotel.
The personnel did nothing with both complaints.
And by-the-way: there is no elevator; quite a climb with your luggage.

The location of the hotel is okay. The style of the hotel has something. The breakfast was good.

Room Tip: Not on the second floor; see my review. I would not advise this hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We arrived at HVL in mid-October, finding it really easy to walk from the stazione central, taking around 30mins. Upon arrival we were given the ground floor room, which was nice but due to the dehumidifier the window couldn't be closed and all traffic could be heard, didn't cause any huge problems overnight but when the locals fire up their Vespas to head off to work, we knew about it. We asked to change rooms, and this seemed to be no problem at all for the very helpful staff, and we were promptly moved to a room outside of the main building ad up the stairs which was lovely, airy and kept out the noise.
Breakfast was very good, and all you'd expect, albeit I'd advise that you can ask the kitchen staff for a cappuccino or latté rather than using the general pot;). The breakfast was easily sufficient to stave off hunger until much later in the day.
We were also advised of a good restaurant by the staff (Acquacotta) which was beautiful and very reasonable, and open very late:).
All in all a great stay and only 10-15minute walk from the Cathedral and pretty much on the same road as the Galleria Academica (which opens at 0815 and queues get huge). Would definitely stay here again.
Grazie
Aaron. x

Room Tip: Try to avoid the ground floor room for street noise.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Our first room was last floor, and well decor, with nice painting and the roof and hug. But the air in toilet didnt work, so next day we changed to other room which is less nicer than the first one as it is ground floor. The most important last floor could not connect internet, but our second room can connect which I love the most :-D, cause everyday I need to use internet for my works.
Second room also big, we have 1 big bed and 2 small beds.

Little bit for parking since we drive our own car and the entrance is a bit difficult access. Breakfast is fair, not many choice but fine.

Location is very good in the center just some minutes walking to down town where we can find many restaurants, bars, night club and sight seeing.

We will leave tomorrow and we are going to miss it ;-D

Room Tip: Please request for the top floor which you can get very nice view and room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This villa hotel was right for us. Not 5* but we weren't expecting it to be. We did expect it to be
comfy
clean
big airy rooms
big hard but comfy beds
balcony
very helpful staff - nothing was too much trouble
good location (close to no 2 & 3 route to the centre.. tickets cost 1.20 euros
typically boutique Italian
great breakfast
tea/coffee, day and night (not in room)
quiet
Garden and terrace
daily newspapers in all languages

It had and was all of these things. A perfect 'gentleman's' hotel, the sort you get in quieter parts of London

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the first floor...with a balcony or the family exterior room was lovely. We had ro...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Via Vittorio Alfieri 18, 50121 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#132 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Liana 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sojourning at Hotel Villa Liana means staying in an oasis of tranquility even if you are staying in the historical center of Florence. Hotel Villa Liana, antique aristocratic villa from the XIX century and former consulate of the British Empire, is situated in a residential neighborhood a few minutes walk from the Santa Croce square, the Florence Dome and Galleria dell’AccademiaThe Jewish synagogue is closed to the Hotel. ... more   less 
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