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Leonardo Da Vinci
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Guido Monaco 12, 50100 Florence, Italy (Santa Maria Novella)   |  
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Ranked #338 of 463 Hotels in Florence
Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Modern”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This hotel had a really modern feel to it, the rooms were more colorful, and the furniture was also in a different style than other hotels I've been to. It is located very close to the train station and other tourist attractions. One of the best aspects is the free wifi at the Internet Spot! The Internet was extremely fast and it was easy access to anyone who knew about it.

Unfortunately, my friends had problems with the lock on their room, meaning their lock simply would not work. Even though we knew everyone on our floor because it was a school trip, it was still a safety problem. When we contacted the front desk, they simply said "We'll deal with it tomorrow", leaving two 14 year old girls completely vulnerable. We ended up dragging two mattresses and fitting it into a room meant for only two people, as fun as it was, the response we got from the staff was a bit startling.

Room Tip: We got a room with a balcony looking out at the train station, extremely loud and noisy, it didn'...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The hotel is nicely located just 10 mins walking down to Firenze S.M.N station and down town. The staff is really nice and helpful. Locker for baggage available free of charge. Most importantly, hotel is very quiet with great contemporary design.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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stockholm
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49 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited this hotel with our choir (same group as Arthur23). Limited service from the staff. Poor Wi-Fi. The bar in the basement was closed all the time. Where the TV should have been, there was just two holes in the wall. Mould in the shower and bed bugs! The only soothing thing was that we had a room not facing the railroad.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Carmelo L, Direttore at Leonardo Da Vinci, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear Custumer, thank you for your kind comments.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenient but honestly never before we had with kind of troubles in our hotel.

Honestly this problem arrived from clients luggages travelling around the world. It could happen, but not for our inobservance.

Then we thank you very much to let us know so now we are able to check your room and in case solve the problem.

Obviously our mission is satisfy each client, for this reason we are really sorry if your stay was not good as it got to be.

Hoping to welcome you again in our hotel for your next stay in Florence, I send you my Kindest Regards.
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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nice contemporary décor, wood flooring, clean hotel, floors are mopped daily and very well kept. I enjoyed this hotel, the design gives a nice warm welcoming feeling and it is very clean, good location next to train station but not too close to hear noise, very quiet, nice balcony. Within walking distance to everything, piazza signora and duomo. Maids did an excellent job keeping the place clean.

Cons, complaints are that the WiFi is really awful, it logs kicks you off internet in literally only one minute so you have to keep logging back in every minute. Big mosquito problem, tons of mosquitos and no effort made to resolve this. The flat screen TV is about the size of a laptop screen depending on type of room you get. The beds are tiny, like a cot, uncomfortable because I could feel the springs sticking in my back. Air conditioning does not do a good job keeping a cool room in the summer.

Overall I liked the hotel because it was clean and well maintained with a nice décor. If the management would make an effort to resolve the other problems then this hotel has alot of potential.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sigtuna, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I and my choir stayed in Hotel Leonardo da Vinci supposed to bee a 3 star hotel. The service was very bad and so the breakfest. The hotel is situated beside the railwaystation why it is very noisy even nighttime. But the worst thing was that at least 18 persons (around 33 percent) of the members of the group were afflicted by lice.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Carmelo L, Direttore at Leonardo Da Vinci, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Custumer, thank you for your kind comments.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenient but honestly never before we had with kind of troubles in our hotel.

Honestly this problem arrived from clients luggages travelling around the world. It could happen, but not for our inobservance.

Then we thank you very much to let us know so now we are able to check your room and in case solve the problem.

Obviously our mission is satisfy each client, for this reason we are really sorry if your stay was not good as it got to be.

Hoping to welcome you again in our hotel for your next stay in Florence, I send you my Kindest Regards.
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Seinajoki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights. The basic things all worked, so our stay was pleasant enough. As Florence was rather hot at the time we were please with the air conditioning that worked well. We kept it on the whole day and as it was rather loud we were able to turn it off for the night and still sleep in pleasant condition. The free wifi also worked well until out last night when a group of students checked in, and then the connection started getting spotty. The staff were not too enthusiastic except for the blond-haired lady who was always ready to help. The breakfast was adequate, nothing spectacular but nothing really missing.

There were no big problems, except that there was no tv in the room. Reception informed us that some kind of electrical problem had fried some tvs and they had not got the replacements yet. Another person in our group told us that they had a tv set but no signal. Well, we did not really need the tv.

If you consider this hotel please be aware that although they advertise sound-proof rooms that is a gross overstatement. You can easily hear what other people are saying. That can be a problem depending on the people. And of course the hotel is near the train station. The trains do not run at night, but they woke us up every morning between 5 and 6. So you can sleep rather well, if you do not stay up too late. And of course you have to walk 10 minutes to the historic centre of Florence.

Overall, not a perfect stay but good enough for us.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is be know means a 4x hotel, the rooms are so basic not even a chair to sit on the shower room had a cracked toilet seat and the light didn't work, when I informed reception they said tell us tomorrow because we will forget, that's if the staff could be bothered to talk to me, the iron and ironing board and mini bar didn't excised the air-conditioning didn't work, the afternoon receptionist was just below rude but was out classed by the night porter who I have to say was the rudest person we had the miss fortune to meet when he was at the desk which most of the time he wasn't. in short stay any where but here

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Leonardo Da Vinci

Address: Via Guido Monaco 12, 50100 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#114 Luxury Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Leonardo Da Vinci 4*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel , only 300 meters from the Santa Maria Novela train station is located in a modern palace on the borders of the historical center of Florence. The Exhibition Hall (Fortezza da Basso) and the Meeting Center (Palazzo dei Congressi) are a short 5 minute walk away. All the tourist, cultural and commercial attractions are only a 10-minute walk away. The hotel is easily be reached by car and offers parking by arrangement. ... more   less 
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