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“Excellent Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Bretagna
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lungarno Corsini, 6, 50123 Florence, Italy (Formerly "Pensione Bretagna")   |  
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Ranked #73 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Florence was our departure city at the completion of a three week trip through Europe .
Hotel Bretagne was the last of 9 hotels chosen for this vacation . My initial choice for Florence was fully booked ,so Trip Advisor and Trip Advisor reviewers to the rescue . Thank you.
My criteria for Florence was much the same as all the other cities visited . Location ,cleanliness ,sleep quality, parking, moderately priced .
Hotel Bretagne ticked all the boxes and the bonus was it had two rooms available . This can sometimes become a huge issue when planning a family vacation , you may research and choose suitable accommodations , then discover only one room is available .
The hotel is located in what I understand was a former palace . The facade of the hotel faces the Arno River which is directly across the street. Many Florence attractions are nearby. It is also the perfect place to be if you enjoy walking late into the evening.
There are parking restrictions in Florence, however you may park in front of the hotel to unload and reload your luggage . Advise reception on check in that you require parking . They have arrangements with an independent car park nearby . They will take your car there . When you depart the hotel it will be brought back to the front of the hotel . Parking fees are not included in your hotel bill . They must be paid in cash to the attendant who brings your vehicle . The charge for a small vehicle is 25 Euro's per day.
Reception area is lovely as is the adjacent public room , typical of the grandeur of older buildings in Florence.
The people working in reception were all pleasant and helpful.
I had chosen a single room . It was small with small scale furniture to match,desk,armoire,night table , luggage stand and bed . The bathroom was also small but modern . Both were very clean . The room was quiet and the bed comfortable . The nearby second double room was similar on slightly larger scale.
I had read a few complaints regarding breakfast for ourselves this was not a huge issue as we prefer a light breakfast before heading out. After an hour or so we generally like to stop at an outdoor cafe for coffee and pastries, collect our thoughts and do a little people watching . Breakfast here was pretty well your standard hotel breakfast buffet , however I would have to agree with some of the others on this issue . I found the variety was there but the quality of particularity the bread and pasties could use a little upgrading.
This hotel apparently has rooms available with a river view at a slightly larger cost ,something to consider for those who might be spending more time in their rooms.
Personally this hotel had checked off all of my requirements prior to booking . The reality is ,it did indeed fulfill each one . There were no hidden surprises .
Hope this rather detailed account helps someone out there in your choice of your Florence Hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotelbretagna, Direttore at Hotel Bretagna, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Guest:

We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our team’s efficient and friendly service, as well as our facilities. At Hotel Bretagna we love to take care of our guests so they can get best possible experience while visiting Firenze.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at Trip Advisor with such kind and detailed comment.

If your plans brings you back to Florence please do not hesitate to contact us directly by phone or email. We'd love to have you again as our guest!

Warmest regards,

Fabrizo
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Excellent service and very friendly reception. Perfectly located in the center of Florence. The entire old part of the city in walking distance. The hotel was the perfect location for us to enjoy our stay. Only downside: rates way to high.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotelbretagna, Direttore at Hotel Bretagna, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for writing a positive feedback of Hotel Bretagna.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Hope to welcome you soon again in our Hotel.
Very best regards from all of us.

Fabrizio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed at the hotel recently on our trip around Europe, we got there early and there was no wait for our rooms we were able to check in staright away. The staff were lovely and couldnt do enough for you, the rooms were small but lovely, the bathrrom was spotless. It is in a fantastic position and it was really easy for us to get around everywhere.
The breakfast was wonderful lots of very good food and as we were leaving early one morning to go on a tour they made sure we had eaten before we left.Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Hotelbretagna, Direttore at Hotel Bretagna, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of Hotel Bretagna.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed our location, your room and the breakfast.

I look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Warms regards,

Fabrizio
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Cambria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My wife & I have just returned from our trip to Italy. This hotel was the first of several . The highlight of this hotel is not only it's location on the Arno River but the hotel staff. All were enjoyable but in particular was Julia. She went out of her way to make us feel at home in a new environment. Her warmth and sincerity was appreciated. People like this are the true treasures of Italy. I highly recommend getting a bottle of wine and enjoying it on the balcony while you watch the sunset over the Arno. The beauty of that night set the tone for the rest of our trip.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotelbretagna, Direttore at Hotel Bretagna, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dearest Guest,
thank you very much for such a nice feedback. It' s been a pleasure having you here as our guest.
I'm proud to hear that our team is doing their best. One of our goals is to make feel all our guests as if their were back home. Great recommendation regarding the balcony and of course a bottle of nice wine. We all are totally in love with that spot and especially with the beautiful view+sunset.
Hope to welcome you soon again in our Hotel.
Very best regards from us all. Be well.
Fabrizio
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Great location to stay and very central to everything that you want to see in the city. Being close to the Arno River makes it easy to find. It's also only a few blocks from the city locations for rental cars making it easy in and out. Expensive, but everything in Italy seems to be that way. Enjoy a great night or two in a beautiful city.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotelbretagna, Direttore at Hotel Bretagna, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear guest,
thank you for finding a spare time to leave your feedback for us, we do really appreciate. Glad to know that you found perfect the position and fact that the location is right in the city centre close to everything. You better know that September is the highest tourist season and that's the reason hotels are more expensive than normally.
Wish to be able to welcome you soon in our Hotel again.
Best regards,
Fabrizio
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We can conclude that the stay at Hotel Bretagna was in any way succesfull and specially the kindness of the receptionists was a great comfort. It was a bit of a surprise that the hotel did not have a fully licensed restaurant, but ofcourse Firenze did cater finely for us...
The room was comfortable and nicely decorated and the bathroom excellent. Specially the view from the window over the Arno River was beautifull.
We can certainly recomend Bretagna to other travellers.
Faithfully yours
Annette & Carsten Frölich

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Hotelbretagna, Direttore at Hotel Bretagna, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Annette and Carsten,

I really appreciate your excellent comments regarding your last stay at Hotel Bretagna.
Your kind words will certainly encourage us of doing even better.
We are happy to know that you really enjoyed our location and the view from your Junior Suite.

Our Hotel does not have a restaurant but the reception staff is always on the way to give you some tips where to eat well.

It has been a pleasure having you here as our guest and we really hope to welcome you back soon!

Warms regards form all of us,

Fabrizio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great hotel in a convenient position - just. 5 min walk from Ponte Vecchio - with amazing river view!!
Bedrooms are clean and big, free wi-fi, all the staff was helpful, super kind, always smiling to customers.
That's our first choice when we stay in Florence!
Totally recommended!!!

  • Stayed September 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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Hotelbretagna, Direttore at Hotel Bretagna, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
Dear Francesca,

Thank you so much for your review!
We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and we really hope to welcome you back soon!

Warms regards,

Fabrizio
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Address: Lungarno Corsini, 6, 50123 Florence, Italy (Formerly "Pensione Bretagna")
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Business Hotel in Florence
#74 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#79 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bretagna 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Bretagna **, as well as Residenza d'Epoca Bretagna, are located within the Gianfigliazzi Palace (former home of Louis Bonaparte King of Holland). The position of the building is the best we can expect to enjoy the artistic and architectural beauties of the city. ... more   less 
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