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Residence San Niccolo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Piave 1A/2 | Lungarno Zecca Vecchia 8, 50122 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #268 of 461 hotels in Florence
Toronto, Canada
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“Last Minute Treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We booked this hotel last minute as we were staying in Florence one night before flying out. We were pleasantly surprised the service at reception was excellent (got us in as soon as possible and booked our cab for the next morning) we got the little cottage, so cute, a bit dated but part of the charm, really clean and had jams, and treats for breakfast!
It is a little out of the way but it is a walking city so a a bit more walking isn't a big deal. Oh and go to Baldvino, a restaurant nearby.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Booked in for 5 nights with 2A / 2C after checking website - very overated for the money.

Rooms are good size and clean but shower is very small and cannot turn around even for small kids. Cooking utensils are very limted for a family apartment. Stayed in room facing river - very noisy at night with ambulances always using sirens. Service was friendly and helpful.
Temperatures were warm but air conditioning was not able to be turned on.

Although carpark was cheap compared to other places, it was very tight to manoeuvre - almost impossible for a big car.

Only 10-15min walk to almost all attractions, restuarants and supermarkets.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

We booked 6 night's stay through our travel agent. Upon our arrival (at midnight), we were ushered to our apartment, the only one located in the parking lot. Felt very unsafe. Flimsy door with large window and small lock and all windows facing the parking lot. The space was very small, but clean. Unfortunately, the point of renting an apartment was to make good use of the kitchen. The kitchen fell short of our expectations (based on pictures on the website and our experiences renting apartments in Europe - Prague, Paris, Lisbon...). There was only one reasonably sized burner and no oven. How are we expected to cook meals with only one burner??
Only 2 hours after our arrival (2 am), we were startled to hear someone who appeared to be in our apartment. After investigating where the sounds were coming from, we discovered that a mere bookshelf was blocking what used to be a doorway (in order to separate our apartment from our neighbors'). Nothing more. You could see the light emanating from the other apartment under the book shelf. It felt like the other tenants were in our apartment (could hear them brush their teeth and could hear them whispering). We did not feel safe at all (between the door to the apartment and the improvised wall). Needless to say, we didn't sleep a wink and checked out the very next morning.

Not recommended. Website was very misleading.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Lemoore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

The hotel is only a ten minute walk from all the main landmarks. Parking was inexpensive compared to other hotels. Staff was very nice.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

The Residence San Niccolo was definitely more expensive than some other Florence hotels but you get what you pay for. We rented a triple (easily could have fit 6 though) for two nights and paid about $430 (USD). The bedroom was large and had an armoire to hang your clothes in. We had one of the apartments with beautiful views of the river both during the day and at night. There's also a bus stop right outside the front door.

There were some cons but definitely not deal breakers. Breakfast wasn't great but can't expect too much when they have to leave it for you the day before. They gave us a croissant, the hard toast, jelly and juice. The shower was kind of little but the rest of the bathroom was a decent size. Lastly, we had to ask the on site guy for an extra sheet and he got a little annoyed asking us why we needed it (regardless he still got it for us).

Nice place to stay if you have a family and want some extra space but otherwise I'd save some money and stay at a hotel.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2009

We stayed here for 2 nights and were very happy. It is an apartment, not a hotel, so no breakfast, etc, but we had 4 rooms, including kitchen. It has free, secure parking, there is a laundry on site and it is within a short walking distance to almost everything. Cab fare from train station was aound 14 euro. The internet is via the phone line, but free. The double bed is actually a double bed and not 2 singles pushed together, which we came across a few times while in Italy. We had the separate apartment at the back, so no views of the river, but at least we were very private. A definite gem within the city.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2009

Booked five days away with E*****a and chose this "hotel" on the basis of the description on the website. First problem was actually trying to get in on a hot, sweaty Sunday afternoon, that took ten minutes. First impressions were favourable until I checked out the shower, manky and tired described it best. Tea/coffee making facilities were a pan and a two ring cooker and breakfast was packets of melba toast, preserves and fruit juice left the day before by the cleaning staff. As the Residence is on the junction of two very noisy roads, tranquility was out off the window. Not what I expected and so we moved out after the first night. This hotel may suit some people, without the road network it is great location but I expect more when it's rated as 4 star.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Piazza Piave 1A/2 | Lungarno Zecca Vecchia 8, 50122 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#97 Luxury Hotel in Florence
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Hotel Class:4 star — Residence San Niccolo 4*
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