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Hotel Esperanza
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via dell'inferno 3, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #410 of 461 Hotels in Florence
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Filthy”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is cheap-ish, great location, and nice owner, but it is so dirty! The carpet was so so gross. We change hotels and fora better location and $15 more we have a great place around the corner.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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ankara
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I have stayed there just 8 days. I think location is great, rooms are clean and personnel helped me about everything. Breakfeast is simple but delicious. I can suggest this place everyone who wants to come Florence.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Sedona
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This very old, very small downtown Hotel is extremely hard to find. It is basically in an alley right next to Gucci row, so it is in an excellant location, right in the middle of things. But although it says parking garage, what it means is that you pay 28 Euro a night to park because it is not their parking. The rooms are very old, but clean and a little depressing as it is just very utilitarian and old downtown. The manager is very nice and the breakfast was fine. Definety budget looking. There were cans of raid on every floor in the hall.

Room Tip: The 3rd floor romm with the balcomy is what we choose. Too bad the plants in the pots were all dead...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012 via mobile

We just arrived here yesterday, and it is such a cute place! Rooms are simple, beds and bathroom are clean, carpet is not too clean and has cigarette holes throughout. The best things about this room is the windows with shutters (very Firenze), and the glass doors leading to a 3 meter squared patio, complete with table, chairs, and window boxes with flowers...we squealed with delight when the owner opened the doors to the patio!

Not all rooms have this feature, so may be best to call and ask in advance.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Hotel Esperanza, situated on the corner of Via dell'Inferno and Via del Purgatorio (romantic, eh?) deep in the heart of the old town is not easily accessible. Better don't try it by car (we did), not sure, if it's any better by taxi. Later on, however, all the sights are only a short walk away. The hotel is very modestly signposted, so don't look for large banners.

Our room (up on the third floor, won't suit unfit people) seemed like it was refurbished decades ago, well before I was born, but very clean and spatious. It definitely added to our Florence experience. :) An internet connection was available, just ask the owner for the key. Breakfast consisted of instant cappucino prepared by the man running the hotel, and a biscuit.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

When arriving in Florence on our honeymoon our original hotel (Hotel Medici) had electrical problems and redirected us to Hotel Esperanza. The man that greeted us was very nice, but I was not impressed with the hotel. It was down a creepy alleyway, and located above a mechanic and garage. It was very noisy in the morning. The carpet in the room was disgusting, as was the bedding. In the hallway to our room I spotted a big an of Raid bug spray and should have decided to run right then and there. Instead I woke up to bug bites all over my legs and arms. I also saw several bugs in the sheets in the morning. Suffice to say, I would not recommend this hotel. The breakfast was also very stale and bad.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

We expected basic rooms for the price in Florence, and that is exactly what we got for about $60/night for a double. The owner was sweet and helpful and the location was excellent. Breakfast was packaged and simple, beds semi-comfortable and some ceiling and walls cracked.
There was a lot of noise from the car garage immediately below - with only a few quiet hours from 2-6am. This was the biggest downside. We were also there during a heat wave and the rooms were baking hot - although the fan helped a little. Ironically, it is located at the corner of the streets Inferno and Pergatorio.
In hindsight, I would have paid more at a different place for less noise and AC. But for the price, it is a fair deal during July in this popular city.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via dell'inferno 3, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #410 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Esperanza 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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