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Hotel California Florence

Via Ricasoli 30, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is in a perfect location. Make sure you go to the bar area and out on the terrace - you can see the top of the duomo and it's pretty amazing. The rooms are an adequate size and very clean. Breakfast was decent for a continental. Two cons: 1. No free wifi. We didn't pay for the wifi... More 

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New Jersey
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

ok, it's not super luxourius, but rooms are clean, and charming. located just a few minutes from cathedral, palazzo medicci, and san lorenzo. but, the reason why i rate it excellent is its roof top terrace, with a wonderful view of the dome of the cathedral. breathtaking

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Ozamiz City, Philippines
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59 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Rooms were nice and classical but the location however was not so good. Its about a 6 minute walk to the Duomo and 15 minutes from the Firenze Station. breakfast was ok but they served late. Everything was dark in the hotel. Too much light conservation.

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east yorkshire
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Wonderful staff had great time very central couldn't do better read reviews on trip advisor was very unsure as to stay there but was very happy good rooms nice location great food at night on roof top

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here at the end of September. It's clean and the room is nice. Bathroom is large for Europe. If you have any expectation of sleeping however, you better take your own pillow. After a long day of sightseeing you want a comfortable place to sleep and I feel there could be some improvement there. Breakfast was good. Not a... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

A very nice first impression. But as per some of the negative reviews, this hotel could use a little self evaluation. The rooms are nice but small. Although no more than the rest of the E.U. WiFi is way to expensive. ( 10eu/day ) breakfast is typical. The staff could put a little more effort into improving their people skills.... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Let me start off with saying that the staff has no character. Our room was located on the second floor but the hall to get to our room was a little dark; better lighting would be great. Didn't care much more the room; it was clean though. Wifi is expensive and breakfast wasn't good. The only good thing is the... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Don't let the name or the outside fool you. Once inside, Hotel California is a wonderfully accomodating hotel. The staff is friendly and very responsive to your requests. The room is a little heavy on the decor, etc. and the furniture is a bit worn, but the mattress is new and comfortable and most of all.... the air conditioning works... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The location makes this hotel worthwhile. It's located very close to the centre of Florence and everything is within easy walking distance. The hotel itself is okay. It's clean and the rooms are serviceable, but nothing exceptional. The free breakfast has yogurt and fresh fruit, but the pastries were stale. WiFi wasn't included in our room rate and we decided... More 

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bothellgirl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had three rooms here on a Rick Steves tour. We had stayed in several hotels in a Italy and this was by far the least comfortable. It is close to everything and easy to find. The air conditioning is spotty, works in some rooms, not in others. Several people in our tour group had little to no AC and... More 

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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