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HOTEL LORENA
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   VIA FAENZA 1, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #111 of 461 hotels in Florence
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“Excellent BUDGET choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Stayed three nights in early January, and my husband and I were both very pleased with the hotel. Great convenient loction and helpful and pleasant staff at a more than reasonable price. Our room, #32, had a small private bathroom with a queen AND a twin bed, a wardrobe/ closet, desk, TV, and even a small fridge. Plenty of heat and hot water. We skipped the breakfast as there was an extra charge at the time (it is now advertised as "Free" in a promotion)

This hotel has received many excellent reviews, including ours. But make no mistake- this is not a full service 5-star hotel as we know it in the states. For example, towels were changed after 2 days. There is no lobby and a small and dark "breakfast room". This is a small budget hotel, but PERFECT for us- retirees who love to travel without spending lots of money on accomodations.

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  • Stayed January 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012 via mobile

Great location, and friendly staff. Breakfast wasn't the best, but was decent enough. Beds comfy and everything worked. Only comment is bring ear plugs - it can be noisy.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

We (my wife and I, in our 60s) stayed here October 2011, for five nights. Lorena is located very conveniently to both the train station and the central pedestrian district. The staff is very helpful and the hotel clean and neat. We liked room 31, a larger room with a partial view of the dome of the Doumo. This is a budget hotel and a good value for central Florence. Be aware you have to climb a set of stairs to the first floor to get to reception and the elevator to the rest of the hotel. We've stayed here before and will again when we next visit Florence. Recommended without reservation. Tom O.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

I stayed at this hotel in early October of 2011. The location was excellent, close to SMN train station, Duomo and other attractions. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Florence, and will recommend this hotel to others travelling there.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

My wife and I spent 2 nights in Florence in Lorena Hotel. The room is clear with private toilet, big, just beside San Lorenzo and is about 10 mins walking distance from train station. It exceeded my expectation. we lived at highest floor, so I could see Duomo from our window!! Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Very nice and clean budget hotel in the center of Florence. Everything is in walking distance, train station is only a few minutes away. Very helpfull and friendly staff and surprisingly clean rooms. For the price we paid, I don't think we could have gotten a better hotel!

  • Stayed August 2011, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

stayed here recently with a friend. excellent place to stay, great location...but then again in florence everything is walking distance. great double pane windows to keep the noise out when going to sleep. The AC worked fine, though somehow errily came back on when it was turned off. Good continental breakfast. Wonderful custard danishes! Friendly staff. You do have to keep your keys at the desk when leaving the hotel everyday, but it was not a problem, the staff know who you are. Bathrooms and rooms are clean. Price is great as well.
The only reason I put 4 stars instead of 5 is that I really dont want other people to come here and thus make the prices higher because of demand (I know, selfish of me huh?!)
I would love to go back to visit Florence and would love to stay here again.
Stayed here with a friend, looking for great budget places.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about HOTEL LORENA

Address: VIA FAENZA 1, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#35 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#96 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — HOTEL LORENA 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Florence (only 4 minutes walking distance from the Cathedral, 6 minutes from the station, 8 minutes from the Congress Palace and 12 minutes from the Pitti exhibitions) the hotel is the right place to visit the historic center. Rooms with private bath, Tv, direct dial telephone, air-conditioning and wireless internet free of charge.Upon request, rooms with mini-fridge.Panoramic rooms with view on the Cathedral and Medici Chapels ( from the 4th floor).Paid garage facilities avaible 50 mt from the hotel.Hotel Lorena is far walking distance from:Medici Chapels: 55 metriDuomo : 200 metriDavid di Michelangelo ( Galleria dell'Accedemia ) : 300 metriPalazzo Vecchio & Uffizi : 500 metriPonte Vecchio : 700 m ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Lorena Hotel Florence
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