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Globus Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via San Antonino 24, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #72 of 460 Hotels in Florence
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“Location, breakfast and staff brilliant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

No views but location is so central to everything, breakfast was plentiful and staff are very friendly and helpful. Our room was fantastic with a terrific bathroom. I really would not stay anywhere else as it is a great home base for a busy tourist.

Room Tip: I think we must've been in a disabled room as the bathroom was enormous and very well equipped...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Loved the hotel and the location. The people were amazing and helpful. It's pretty tight quarters and not much of a view from the room, but super clean and updated. The breakfast was quite nice. We had fruit, yogurt, a choice of cereals and the usual meat, cheese and bread selection. Plus my green tea! Truly a great place for a great price.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This hotel is in an excellent location just a few blocks from the train station. The staff was extremely friendly and the room was clean. There is a small breakfast served in the morning. It isn't much but it is enough. Overall an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was shocked at how nice this room was. I was expecting much less considering the excellent price. It was clean and comfortable and the staff was really, really friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this place and will plan to stay here next time I'm in Florence.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

So all Florence is at a walking distance from all the main attractions. Hotel Globus is located at 5mins walk from the Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station. Great location to go catch buses at the station, for instance to go to the Piazza Michelangelo, Pitti Palace or Boboli Gardens. The room was really small though, just enough space to walk around the room, lay down, and that's it. Bathroom was really small also, I guess it was barely 1x1 size. It is located next to the central market, making it great for buying souvenirs and leather bags, belts, shoes, etc. One other thing that caught our attention is that it was surrounded by chinese stores and restaurants, almost like a mini china town going on that street. Breakfast area is really small, so make sure to get there either earlier or later. The hotel is located at the second floor onwards, the elevator is really scary, because it's one of those like temporary elevators? I don't know.. it's like 1X1 also really small and when you hop on, it even sinks a bit, not for me. Apart from that, the staff was incredibly friendly, I didn't catch his name, but this guy from Poland was really helpful and provided us all the information we needed to tour around Florence. We didn't have a fantastic view from the window, we were looking at the back patio, but again, when you travel is not for staying at the hotel but to go out ant get to know the place.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We were not disappointed by Hotel Globus - the location is excellent and we had a large room (it was actually two rooms plus a bathroom) for four people. There was a very large double bed in the main room, and two twin beds in a smaller room which was separated by a door between the main room and the bathroom. Perfect for our two young kids to go to bed early and then we could stay up and talk or watch TV. The breakfast was nice but the breakfast room is a little small and if everyone comes at once then you have to wait. A nice touch is that the hotel sets out a complimentary evening aperitif with some light snacks which is nice before heading out to dinner. Also nice is that we could use the breakfast room to eat lunch - we bought sandwiches a couple times as a break from restaurant dining for lunch and it was nice to have a table to eat at.

Can't say enough about the staff - everyone was very helpful and kind, wonderful with our kids, and also made excellent restaurant recommendations. My only quibble is that the wifi was very spotty and we did not have good luck connecting. Some days we would get kicked off repeatedly and others we couldn't get on at all. There was a computer in the lobby available to use and it was almost always free so between the wifi and the computer I could meet my needs but it was a bit annoying. That's the only reason I didn't give five stars though - we loved it and would stay again.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Wow, what a steal. 5 minute walk from the train station. Great location, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms and bathrooms, comfortable beds. Can easily walk to all the attractions in Florence. Street is very quiet at night. Lots of great restaurants (especially Guido's which was recommended by the staff) and gellaterias in the area, as well as a market. Highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Globus Hotel

Address: Via San Antonino 24, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#47 Business Hotel in Florence
#75 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#81 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Globus Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located 5 min. walk from Firenze S.M. Novella train station and Duomo, contemporary, intimate boutique hotel offering free WI-FI, free buffet breakfast, free Happy Hour, complimentary coffe and tea in lobby, laundry service (extra), major Credit cards accepted, Garage nearby (extra charge). 23 rooms offer : air conditioning/heating, SKY TV, minibar, safe, hairdrier,WI-FI, superior rooms with laptop. ... more   less 
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