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“Cheap and cheerful” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Nazionale
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Nazionale 22, 50129 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #290 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Cork, Ireland
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14 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I stayed in this hotel last week while visiting Florence on business. The staff were very friendly and the hotel was very clean. The room was tiny, the bathroom was extremely small with a shower (complete with curtain) toilet bidet and handbasin all within easy reach. The walls were paper thin, and the noise levels from the street outside were quite high. If you are on a tight budget then it's a good option, but remember you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: I was at the front. It was very noisy from the street below.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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travellertony73
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We visited Florence at the end of July from Canada and we stayed there 2 days. The owner Manola made us feel right at home. The hotel was clean and most important, close to all the main attractions in Florence. We spent two wonderful days in this beautiful city. Manola is the best.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Located a few minutes walk away from the Florence SMN station, and nearby to the other attractions such as churches. There are a few restaurants and bars nearby, so it is very convenient if you are a bit tired.

The room was neat, it was a good enough sleep, although the walls are a bit thin.
There is free wifi, but the signal strength is not great, and it keeps logging you off every 15 minutes or so.
It is good enough if you want to have a quick browse on your laptop/phone. There are a few computers downstairs if you want a better internet experience.

The breakfast was good, the choice was enough, and the dining area was pleasantly clean.

Overall, it is a good hotel for a nice price.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Pros : Well located, a few minutes walk from SNM and main parts of the city. Clean room and friendly staff. We rented a room with washroom which was kept tidy enough.
Cons : The wifi did not work in our room though, we had to go to the common room to get internet access. While we were expecting breakfast, the lady told us on the first day that she did not serve it during this period. We did get a discount though on our final bill.
Overall, the price is reasonable for the location and quality.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We booked on the 27th May having searched Expedia for wifi included hotels in the centre. On arrival, the first thing the lady told my wife was that the wifi had been down for a month as she was changing providers. Wifi is something we really rely on when we travel as we use it to keep in touch with friends, check restaurants, weather and things to see (blessed TA), so we spent quite a long portion of that evening looking for places that had wifi that worked (the pub next door had wifi what wouldn't let you connect).

In the morning, when we mentioned to the lady that we had booked wifi, she told us we should have read the terms and conditions as it stated there that wifi was not available until the end of June. I checked this out later as I had printed out the contract and there were no such terms when I had booked, so they had been added since I had booked a couple of weeks before (I suspect shortly after my wife arrived the previous evening, but have not asked Expedia about this).

It put a downer on the three days of our trip really, but if you aren't worried about such things, the room itself was basic (no tv) but clean and very well located. It is not really a hotel, but more a hostel with a normal door at street level, but quiet enough and with en suite). I must say, in other respects, the lady was very helpful and also discounted our stay 5 euros a day when we left and appeared to genuinely care in an argumentative sort of way.

We took some time (without the Internet and TA to help us) finding a good place to eat and would recommend the buffet at Cruise Lounge Bar a couple of blocks away. For 8 euros, you get a generous glass of good wine and well prepared cold buffet with pasta, salad, fish, calamari, sandwiches and so on. We found it late, but hopefully this may help someone.

Room Tip: I recommend asking about whether the wifi is sorted (may have mentioned that in my review ;-) )
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IRAN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The hotel is located in a good area near to all important parts of florence. However there is no elevator there is a friendly Manola there who always ready to healp you.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Address: Via Nazionale 22, 50129 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Ranked #290 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Nazionale 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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