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Hotel Albatros
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   via di Prato, 62, 50041 Calenzano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Calenzano
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“well located hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The hotel is well located in Calenzano , about 400 m from train station and there is a bus stop 50 m from the hotel .There is a shopping center and a Carrefour supermarket nearby at 300 m. Bus no. 2 goes to Santa Maria Novela train station in Florence . The room was small , with basic and old furniture ,old and small Tv screen , need some renovations. Breakfast was basic consisting in sweets , croisant , ham , cereals , milk , juice , and was the same every morning .

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The hotel is ok to stay for a short time, they were cleaning the room every day, but still there was a lot of dust in the room, we had ants and other insects in our room, bathroom and even on the breakfast table. The breakfast is really horrible, every day the same, dry cakes from the store and the bread was awful, the only good thing were the fresh made croissants and one friendly and helpful receptionist.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Baldock, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We`ve just spent 3 nights at this Hotel which,we understood to be only a couple of kilometers from Florence city centre.Sadly,thats not the case-more like 15-20.A one hour bus ride to Florence,although the Bus is only 1.2euros.A Taxi is 40 euros-bad news if you want to go into town quickly.The Hotel itself has no facilities(except continental breakfast).The Hotel is sited along a busy main road on edge of town and close to an industrial estate.Only one restaurant in walking distance-no other facilities around.No television working in room despite several complaints to Reception.Also no room telephone working and no Hot water available on Sat 23/11/13(day and night).Shower has no screen-only a curtain which does`nt reach to tray,so water runs all across floor.Avoid this Hotel if you can unless you`re slumming it on a working trip!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mississauga, Ontario
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12 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night on July 16th 2013. We checked in early at 11 am because one of the 4 members of our family did not feel well. We had problem finding the place as there is no option for the address in our Gps. I had to ask at 4 different places by the time we found it. Reception is run down looking and small but both the female and male receptionist spoke enough English to understand us. Hey were asking to pay the city tax 2 eu per night per person ahead which we never had to do at other places. We got a room at the end of the hall and opening the door to the room was already giving me a bad feeling. The whole room was looking like a soldier cabin with 3 beds tightly beside each other and one beside the wall. Room was very cramped for 4 people 3 had to sit down for 1 to get around. In the bathroom the toilet seat moved many times it felt you will fall inside. Ceiling in the room is metal panelled and missing board so wires and electric parts are visible. When we took a shower no matter how much we tried to keep the water inside the curtain it overflowed to the floor. Very hard to move around too if you were washing yourself with a little more movement bumped your arm elbow to the toilet water tank which was about this hight. Bathroom cramped and dark, light fixture is a bulb only. A/c was going all day could not even feel it so decided to open the window. It was not the best option as there is a soccer field right outside the room and a match was going on with a lot of noise and reflector lights right into the room. Within seconds we had a thousand of Mosquitos in the room and had a Terrible night listening and chasing them. Walls are thin I could hear people's conversation and how they were moving the chair or bed around. Breakfast was equally terrible. They served cake for breakfast one type of bread sweets nothing fresh. They did not even care to provide knives so we just put on the butter with our spoon. Only good thing is free parking and free Internet which was only working in the lobby.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Very very bad hotel.
It is noisy, bad located, the rooms have no maintenance whatsoever, with damaged furniture and half-destructed roof, noisy and stinky ventilators and the bathrooms are filthy.
You can hear the other guests using and flushing the toilet. That is disgusting.
We had booked two nights but left after the first one (because we could not leave earlier for we were traveling with our children!).
Do not stay here!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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11 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

We booked this hotel for a weekend break as a package deal. The hotel is about 30 min drive or train away from Florence, but it did not effect our experience of Tuscany. We had a very good experience at the hotel no issues, in fact we laughed at some of the quirks of the establishment. There are several good restaurants and bars around the location as well. Basically it is what it is, clean tidy and friendly staff, you can not ask for more. I would stay here again.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My friend and I have just returned from a short break in Florence and a stay at the Albatros. I was quite worried about going there after reading some of the reviews.I have to say we found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. The room was basic but we only wanted a hotel to be a base as we would be out most of the days. There was a fridge in the room with beer, coca cola and water, which we did use. Our bed linen and towels were changed every day. Breakfast included in the price but there was no other food facilities provided. The only drawback is the location of the hotel. There's not a lot around the area, and the few places there are tend to close early. We took the bus to Florence, cost 1 euro 20 cents and the journey takes nearly an hour, but they do run every 20 minutes. We also travelled by train to Calenzano and was shocked to find the train station closed and in darkness. There are no taxis around the station area and we ended up getting lost and walking a couple of miles through an industrial estate to find the nearest hotel, who very kindly phoned us a taxi to take us to the Albatros. Taxi from the Albatros to Florence cost us 36 euro and only took 15 mins. Can't fault the hotel (or the staff )only it's location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Additional Information about Hotel Albatros

Address: via di Prato, 62, 50041 Calenzano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Calenzano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Calenzano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Albatros 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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