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Hotel Colomba
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Cavour, 21, 50129 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #42 of 461 hotels in Florence
SLC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Hotel Colomba is a fantastic family run hotel. The staff is wonderful and helpful with everything we asked. They had recommendations for dinner, instructions on where to find local markets and even where to find a good value for olive oil and vinegar. The rooms are very clean, the maid, (I didn't get her name, and I hate to call her the maid,) even left wine glasses in the room when she noticed we had a bottle of wine. She also ran and got us an extra chair when we were using the computer. She anticipated our every need. Rosanna, and Sabina were very attentive and helpful as well. In addition, the hotel is centrally located to the Accademia, Doumo and an easy walk to the Uffizi Gallery and other local sites.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Hotel Columba is an excellent value. Room was very clean and comfortable. The staff were great and but out an excellent breakfaste every morning. The hotel is in an excellent location within a short walk of everything you likely want to see in Florence. My only complaint was that the room was a little noisy at night. Some sort of machinery was running somewhere nearby. It wasn't so loud that it would wake you up, but it did make it a tiny bit difficult to fall asleep at times.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Simone M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Colomba, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

It is a family-run B&B and it has a great location with 5m walk to the centre, 2m to the Museo Academia (Statue of David-however i highly doubt if it is woth to give 11 euros for just to see one statue) and 10m to the train station. We had a warm and informative welcome and we were given a room upstairs in the apartment of the family. The room was facing backyard so we didnt suffer from any noise from the Street. The room was very clean. There was a variety of toileteries and they were put in abundance. The breakfast was continental and sufficient. The staff would even anticipate your need (new coffee, new plate) before you ask.
However, the stone floor was left bare without any carpet so it was too cold to step on it bare feet and it made the room quite cold as well. It would be better to have more than one electricity outlet too. The bathroom was a bit tiny and i didnt like the towels made from piece of cloth, I would prefer regular towels.
I would recommend it but i am not sure if i would visit again. The staff and location were great but they could invest a bit more in the rooms i think

Room Tip: A room facing backyard would save you from the noise of the street
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Based on the other reviews on tripadvisor, we decided to book this hotel and we are very happy that we did. We were there for more than a week and it felt like home away from home. Thanks to Rosanna, Sabina and Michael for making our stay a memorable one. As already reviewed by others, the hotel is situated in a central location - a few minutes walk from the Dumo. We miss the morning cappucino very much! All in all, we had a very pleasant stay in Florence.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Simone M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Colomba, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for your review, we look forward to accomodate. Hotel Colomba Florence Italy
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San Rafael, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Disappointing
We chose this hotel based on reviews read here. Although clean, and the staff was friendly the room was stuffy and loud, the bed horrible and it just wasn’t a great deal. I have been to Florence before and although the location was fine the hotel itself just so-so. You can find better.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Simone M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Colomba, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
We apologize for the inconvenience, we are aware of our little faults in our small but we try to offer an excellent service and well structured.
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Paphos, Cyprus
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for two nights last week and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff, with Sabina in particular, spoke excellent English, were charming and invariably helpful and provided a map, directions to the major sights and recommendations for restaurants. The hotel's location could hardly be faulted, being close to most of the major attractions. Our room was a reasonable size and the bathroom was more than adequate. The TV system is one of the best I have seen in a non-English speaking country hotel with Sky Italia programming providing many English language programmes. Furthermore, if watching an English language programme (film or series)dubbed into Italian, in most cases you could access the original soundtrack by using the remote control. Breakfast was good with a choice of coffee types. The one drawback was the noise from the street. With our room facing the main street, to have the window open resulted in loud traffic noise, particularly in the early morning. My only other down side was parking the car. This was left, on arrival, to be collected from the roadside and taken to a remotely located garage at a cost of €23 per night and returned on departure. A car for use while in Florence is superfluous and walking is the best option. However, these minor moans did not detract from a thoroughly enjoyable stay and I would heartily recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in Florence.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Thank you for your word, we will happy to see you again! Hotel Colomba Florence
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This hotel is ideally situated. Most of the main tourist spots are within walking distance, and the railway station is only a 10 to 15 minute walk. It is a family run hotel, and the staff are exceptionally kind and helpful. The rooms are reasonably large with bathrooms, air conditioning, TV, mini bar and an electronic safe. The guest area of the hotel is limited, but there is a small sitting area with an adjoining dining room where breakfast is served.

The hotel is easy to find, and the upstairs lobby is accessed by a tiny ancient lift (or by the stairs). Bear in mind that the hotel is within the ZTL (limited traffic access zone), so beware if you are driving. The hotel staff can advise you if you need to drive. Because of the lack of vehicles, the hotel is quiet and peaceful.

Overall this is a very good hotel considering how expensive it is to stay in Florence. The friendly and helpful staff are charming, and its excellent location would persuade me to stay again. Well done Hotel Colomba!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Thank you for your word, we will happy to see you again! Hotel Colomba Florence
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Address: Via Cavour, 21, 50129 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
Hotel Style:
#31 Family Hotel in Florence
#40 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Colomba 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Colomba prefers the familiar look and aims to make travelers feel at home. the hotel staff is well prepared and ready to respond to all the needs of travelers. located in a central area of Florence, this hotel is also famous for its cooking. ... more   less 
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