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“Convenient location for an old hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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De Lanzi
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via delle Oche, 11, 50122 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #275 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Convenient location for an old hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Location is unbeatable for this hotel but this is pretty much the only good thing I can say about this hotel.
Access to the hotel is already challenging if you have some luggage as it is located on the 1st floor of an old building and the elevator is so old and small that you can barely fit in.
Room is very basic and seems old but still good for a crash.
Never had the guts to try food there.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Location is the best thing about this hotel - it is literally steps away from the Duomo, and the gelato shop opposite, which is open till quite late. Breakfast was quite basic.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011 via mobile

This was in a great location, the staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Rooms were very clean but a little old and tired looking. If you don't eat here it would be a great place to stay. The breakfast was very poor. I couldn't eat anything even fruit was frozen , cheese was dry and old and the bread stale. plenty of cafes for a nice breakfast

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

The hotel is in a GREAT location, it is steps from Piazza del Doumo and walking distance from the Historic City Center (Piazza Segnoria, Uffizzi, Ponte Veccio) and the Train Station. We agree with other Trip Advisor Guests we did love the location!! The service was good but future guests need to know the hotel is VERY simple and the rooms seem old, breakfast is very plain and not very tasty. The biggest complaint we had was that they seem to turn off the AC in the middle of the night and we woke up a couple of times sweating. Also they turn the AC off at around 8:30 am so it is hot/humid while you are getting ready/dressed. Because of the heat of the Italian Summer this, to me, was extremely annoying (I understand they want to save electricity but it should not be done at the expense of the guest's comfort. We had to call the front dest continuously to have them turn on the AC (There is AC control in the room but it does not really work) If they address the AC situation I would rate them higher. Also, as other Trip Advisor members pointed the GROM gelatto shop across from the hotel was AMAZING, a must have!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Excellent location, just off the Duomo and quite easy to find. Definitely would recommend this to anyone visiting florence as you cannot get better location than this. I was suprised how quiet it was inside, (but the cathedrale rings at 7am and 8am in the week and at 8am on sundays, but didn't find this a problem for the excellent location). Air-con worked, Clean room and ensuite bathroom clean (cleaned+stocked daily), breakfast was good, bread, crossiants, some ham/cheese and coffee/hot chocolate and juice limitless. Staff were friendly and spoke good english. A good place to stay for a city-break, reliable, safe and clean. ps A self-coding safe in bedroom which was handy! I booked this through lastminute.com.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oregon
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011 via mobile

One block from the Duomo, yet quiet. Decent rooms and bathrooms. Very clean and an excellent value. A/C did not work in one of our two rooms. Friendly staff and an average breakfast buffet. Pet friendly. 5 euros extra for wi fi.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

This hotel was pretty difficult to find. We found the street, but the numbers are all out of order, so we pretty much knocked on every door on the street asking for this hotel. In the night however, you can probably see it quite easily from the tacky neon lit sign. When we walked in, I was pretty disappointed from what I saw from the photos, but sheets and bathroom were clean, which were most important. The decor was just very dated.
The location is wonderful. From the breakfast room, you can see a small sliver of the Duomo, which is great when you want to take a mid-day shower. Breakfast was included, and it was pretty good, with coffees, teas, fruit, pastries, salami and cheeses, yogourt, etc
One thing to note though is that the staff is completely useless. We asked for directions to a restaurant, and the young man pointed us in the complete wrong direction... we asked the hotel to book advanced tickets to Uffizi and they couldn't, and didn't follow up on it, so we had no idea whether it was booked or not. Only the morning staff (the manager) handled things, so if you asked anyone else, they weren't able to help. We asked to change the room because the air conditioning wasn't strong enough and was told to ask the manager the next morning, we asked about the Chianti wine tours, and they didn't know the price, etc
Overall, we think this hotel was pretty reasonable, it was good value. If they had free internet access I would be tempted to give it a 4-star considering its price but the lack of internet and service did prove to be a little inconvenient.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about De Lanzi

Address: Via delle Oche, 11, 50122 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #275 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — De Lanzi 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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