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“Location, location, location!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Perseo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Cerretani 1, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #44 of 459 hotels in Florence
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“Location, location, location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I came to love this hotel. Admittedly the entrance to the building looks a little shabby and you have to go up 3 floors before you even reach reception, but - as has been mentioned many times - the location is fabulous. You really could never lose the hotel as it's so close to the Duomo, and close by the train station as well. The staff were all really warm, friendly and helpful. The breakfast is your normal continental fare, but served with fantastic coffee - just as it should be in Italy! The rooms were absolutely fine - we found the bed to be the most comfortable thing we've ever slept in, and you control your own heating, which is nice. The only downside to the room was the tiled floor, which was pretty cold beginning of March. Generally though I would definitely return to this hotel and I'd also recommend to friends. The positives far out weigh any minor negatives.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Positive points:

fab location, right near everything. ciouldnt have asked for better.

good breakfast, plenty of choice.

pleasent looking rooms

staff were friendly and had a good local knowledge and spoke english which was a bonus!

Negative points:

When lots of people booked in to the hotel there can be a wait to get a table for breakfast, and this is in febrary! there were a couple of school trips though so maybe thats why!

we only stayed for 2 nights but althought we had clean towls, i wasnt convinced the sheets were changed, however.. i dont change my own sheets every night so wasnt worried!

the beds were not that comfy. my back did ache a bit the next morning, hubby also thought the same.

there was a begger outside the hotel all day, every day.. they didnt hassle and it wasnt a deal breaker but a bit offputting,

would have been great to of had tea/coffee making facilities in room/ fridge.

it was annoying having to go to reception everytime you wanted to go out to hand in the key, and then ask for it when you wanted to come in (when you just were walking nearby and wanted to use the toilet for example). but i guess you got used to it!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Florence is a smallish town when it comes to seeing the sights. At Perseo, you're just a few blocks from the trains and no more than a 10-15 minute walk to even the furthest attraction. You're almost literally next to the Duomo and Baptistry.

That being said, I didn't love this hotel. I'd rate it 3.5 if I could. In room 412 in a cold February 3 nights, the tile floor was freezing. Wear socks. The bathroom tub leaked all over the floor during a shower. And the ambulance sirens wail. But in Florence they're so loud I doubt anyone in an 8 block radius wouldn't wake up.

The staffers were decent. We had one from New Zealand who was incredibly helpful but the others were just okay. The breakfast was typical, nothing special, but free so that was nice as a bit of a budget traveler when it comes to lodging. And note: do not use the laundry service. 4 pants, 3 shirts, 4 socks and some small sleep wear was stretched to 2 loads and cost us 18 euro from the original 24 euro after some debate. We even asked them not to take it if they thought it'd be 2 loads, but we came back and sure enough that was the case.

So a value-to-location-to-reviews ratio was why we picked Perseo and it was about as expected. The heater worked well and the bed was just a bed. This was a value 3-Star hotel that lived up to a value 3-Star hotel. No one went out of their way to make it special and it wasn't. If you're just here to crash and be close to the attractions and save a few bucks, by all means this is the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I`ve stayed with my husband for 3 nights in February 2013. The Hotel is great, the breakfast was fine, the room was very comfortable (just a little problem with the bathroom, but it`s ok). The location is fantastic! I`ll stay in this hotel again definitely!

  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

The location is great! Especially the proximity to the train station. We walked there with our suitcases and it was no problem.

Right next to the beautiful Duomo, so we never got lost

Tons of restaurants around, a lot are really touristy, but you can find great local ones close by.

We never took a taxi once.

Breakfast and coffee were great.

If you want a loud, bustling hotel with a bar and fancy restaurant, this isn't the best place. But it's clean, comfortable, homey, nice sized restroom.

Staff was super nice and helpful at all times.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I spent just one night here it was a great experience! The hotel is very clean, free wifi, free breakfast, control of your own heat, everything! I had a beautiful view of the tower and you are in the BEST location you can get. The staff was incredible they helped me with reservations, places to go, random questions, everything. I would stay here again for sure. When my family comes I want them to stay here- its such a great hotel I felt so comfortable there. Very satisfied! I paid 70 euros for one night for a room for 2...well worth every penny.

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  • Stayed January 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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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We have stayed 3 nights in this hotel in January 2013.
The location is excellent! Just 15 m to Duomo, 5-10 min by walk from train station. And it's very comfortable to work around.
Room is clean and nice. Free wifi. Standard breakfast.
So it's nice and not so expensive.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Also Known As:
Il Perseo Hotel
Il Perseo Florence
Address: Via Cerretani 1, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Florence
#66 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Perseo 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely renovated in 2006, Hotel Perseo offers large comfortable rooms full of natural light, many with spectacular views of classic Florentine landmarks. A superbly central location and friendly welcoming atmosphere combined with a stylish designer decor make Hotel Perseo a perfect place to stay when visiting Florence. ... more   less 
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