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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
London, United Kingdom
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“Great location and excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights in early July. I had booked a single room with a shared bathroom, however I was given a room with a private bathroom. Location is perfect, the hotel is only 5 min walk away to the main train station and to the Duomo. Air con was working well, so was the free wi-fi. I was on the same floor as reception and breakfast room, but didn't hear any noise. Downstairs of the building is a bar, most of the time it was very quiet, but one of the nights there were a few people who didn't seem to be aware of the noise they created. The next day receptionist enquired wether I heard the disturbance, which I found was quite nice of him to ask. Overall its a budget hotel, so there was some wear and tear, but most importantly the room was clean.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The Lorena is minutes from everything - the sights, the train station, the Central Market. And right above a very popular bar/cafe with a late afternoon happy hour that can't be beat. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms aren't the most modern or chic, but clean and comfortable. Add to that a great price.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 July 14, 2013

For a two star hotel, this place definitely exceeded our expectations! We had a room with a bathroom included, and the room was very big, as was the bathroom. All very clean (although be mindful that towels are changed once every two days).
The location is perfect, 2 mins from San Lorenzo markets, 5 mins from the central station and 5 mins to the duomo.
Breakfast was included in our room price but it is definitely worth the 5 euros if not included. The lady makes a fresh coffee and will make another if you want too! There is yogurt, cereal, croissants, boiled eggs and bread biscuits, enough for us to get through the day.
The staff at the hotel were wonderful and keen to help where possible. Definitely the perfect place to stay, great value for money in a great location!

  • Stayed July 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Hotel Lorena is a perfect place for a few nights in Florence especially if you are not there to spend a lot of time in the room. Our room was small but looked out at the Medici Chapel and the Duomo. The room was clean, the staff was quite polite and hospitable, and the breakfast was small but good. The management was a bit cool to us upon checking in (some rude Americans no doubt paving the way for us). But we found out about the birth of my granddaughter early on our second morning and when I told them, "Sono Nonno!" (I'm a grandpa!) they treated us warmly and like family. We loved the central location and spent a lot of time and money at the San Lorenzo Market across the street. The neighborhood is great; walkable from the train station and lots of restaurants within walking distance. The television reception was good but the wifi was weak at times. We'd stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Nice sized rooms (dated furniture) with a window that overlooked a courtyard with sidewalk cafes - we even heard some musicians playing for the diners. The ambiance of Florence when you opened your shutters/windows but completely locked out the noise when you closed the multiple layers of shutters. Great price for great location.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Lorena for one night before going to Siena. The Hotel is very nicely situated nearby the main station and nearby the cathedral and other highlights of Florence. The area has street market directly in front of the hotel and some restaurants and cafe´s.
But the first annoying thing is that the elevator is not going to ground floor. That means you have to carry your luggage (for my case 20kg) to the reception on the first floor. The elevator is tiny and only working for one person plus luggage and even then its really small. The room cointained only a wash-bowl but no toilette or shower. The floor beneath the bed was really dirty. The shared bathroom was ok and clean.
I looked for an overnight stay with a fair price. I got it but I would not use this hotel again. It is more like a youth hostel and even these are in part of better quality.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed in Hotel Lorena for a night, though initially we were supposed to stay for 2 nights but we cancelled one night without any hastle. we reached morning 8AM, check-in time was 2PM, we were allowed to use the bathroom in the commmon area which was very clean and was allowed to keep our luggage which was moved to our room when we came back around 4PM to check-in.The owner also highlighted the places to visit in the map and also handed over a printout with all important location listed in it, he was very helpful(though tad bit of extra smile will definitely not hurt ;) ).The room was very clean, had all the comforts and necessary ammeneties including a mini-fridge. The bathroom was clean and of average size( looked bigger to me as i came back from Rome where our bathroom was tad small). Towels provided were squeaking white and clean.Location of the hotel was excellent and very close to Duomo and Lorenza market. This one hotel i definitely would recommend in florence, had a lovely stay there.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#36 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#95 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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