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“Good value for money... Very far from city center” 3 of 5 stars
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Idea Hotel Firenze Business
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via del Pantano 16/D, 50142 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #315 of 461 Hotels in Florence
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“Good value for money... Very far from city center”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for three nights and even though the room, the place and the service were good the hotel is not accesible and close to the city center. You have to walk 300 mts, take a bus and then take a tram... At least an hour travel and no service after 9 pm. If you are looking for something in a budget I recommend you look for hotels near the T1 tram line stops.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We were lured into this hotel by the price and its quote of "easy access to the city centre by bus."

We were greeted by overflowing rubbish bins and an incredibly rude receptionist. All of the facilities that were quoted as available were completely unavailable...no bar, no water in the rooms, no hairdryer and while there was a bus journey to the city centre, you had to walk 400m, catch a bus to some place we didn't understand because hte receptionist couldn't be bothered to explain properly, and then catch a tram.

Don't stay here, it's not a cheap alternative, it's a frustrating, miserable place. Luckily we only had one night.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The hotel itself nice, but I don't think it should be a 4 star hotel. A nice 3 star hotel is more like it. The staff was friendly, the rooms are a good size and the breakfast is good. The hotel is outside the city of Florence (11km) but you can get to Florence using public transportation. You'll have to take bus #26 to the tram station, and then the tram to the train station in Florence. It takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on how well you time the bus. At first I was little skeptical, but the fact that it was outside of Florence was not an issue for us. We would leave the hotel after breakfast, go to Florence for the whole day, and go back to the hotel by 9pm. The public transportation was reliable, and the hotel is in a quiet location.

If you like to go back to your hotel for naps, or if you like to go out late at night...this hotel is not for you. I would suggest you find something inside the city of Florence. If your schedule is more like mine (9am to 9 pm), this hotel works well.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

We stayed for 2 night's and we had a car. The hotel is outside the city in industrial area, so if you don't have a car I wouldn't recommend to stay there. It's about 15 minutes by car from downtown, so keep that in mind. Bed was comfortable and the room was clean. Parking is free in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Jerusalemisrael
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Outside the city,nothing else in the area ,no restaurant,internet not working,phone in the room not working,and the staff did not try to solve the problems.We had to go and change the phones between rooms in order to make a phone call. At breakfast,there was not enough staff and there was no food. the only positive thing i can say about this hotel is that it is clean.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Uppsala, Sweden
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

We stayed for 1 night and overall it was ok. The hotel is outside the city in industrial area, so if you don't have a car I wouldn't recommend to stay there. There are no restaurants or pizza nearby, you need to drive to find smth. A room was clean and basic as well, almost no furniture, just a bed and desk.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Pietra Ligure (Sv) Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

This hotel is located outside the city of Florence, is nothing else that a place where you go, sleep and leave. And you'll soon forget it.

Pro Parking is free (average cost of parking in an hotel in Florence is 25/30 euro/night)
Pro Is not that far from Autostrada

Con You have to pay for wifi
Con Breakfast buffet is "shy" but ok if you 're not used to huge buffet

If you're staying here i and want to visit FLorence i suggest you to go with your car to Piazza resistenza in the center of Scandicci (6 min) park (for free) and take the Tramvia to hit to the heart of florence

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Idea Hotel Firenze Business

Address: Via del Pantano 16/D, 50142 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #315 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Idea Hotel Firenze Business 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Florence Business Hotel is a modern 4 star hotel of recent construction, with 72 welcoming and modern rooms, located between the West area of Florence and the commercial zone of Scandicci. Just 200 m from the Firenze Scandicci exit on Highway A1 (Milano-Napoli) and only 9 km from the Duomo of Florence, the hotel is easily reachable both by car and public transportation ... more   less 
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