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Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli

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Via delle Mantellate 2, 50129, Florence Italy
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#326 of 431 in Florence
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3.9
Cleanliness
3.6
Service
3.5
Value
3.2
Set in an impressive, 16th-century building, Palazzo Ricasoli is found in a quiet neighbourhood of the historic centre of Florence. You can walk to the Duomo in 10 minutes. Your guest room is spacious and elegant. It includes air conditioning, Satellite TV, and internet connection. Hotel Palazzo Ricasoli features a fully equipped conference centre with a maximum capacity of 100. Start your day the Italian way with a typical breakfast at the bar. Snacks and drinks are available throughout the day. The cosy tea room is open until 23:00. Why not relax on the panoramic terrace, which is equipped with deckchairs and sun umbrellas. The Ricasoli faces the historic street of Via San Gallo. It is only 600 m from the Accademia Gallery. Florence’s main trade centre, Fortezza da Basso, is 1 km away. The professional team of staff can organise wine tasting tours and book museum tickets for you.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Bar / lounge
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Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
French, Italian

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Rice76 wrote a review Dec 2019
Toowoomba, Australia59 contributions62 helpful votes
Central location about 10 minutes walk from station and cbd. Rooms were quite large and had two bedrooms and two toilets for our family of four. Decor was tired but clean. Kitchen in room was very substandard and no facilities provided other than few plastic cups which really needs review. Laundromat and bottle shop across the road which was very handy also lovely little pizzeria. Room on 2nd floor faced street and was terribly noisy on Saturday night!!!! Service not as bad as others say but staff certainly don’t go out of their way nor are welcoming but obliging and polite enough to respond to questions.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Penny U wrote a review Nov 2019
Lincoln, United Kingdom11 contributions7 helpful votes
The rooms are apartment style which need refreshing and updating sporadic items of furniture with no purpose smells stale and smells from the drains very noisy from street noise from the restaurant opposite if you are on the street side prehistoric hairdryer breakfast good but will definitely be visiting Florence again but not this hotel 2 star at best
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled
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David G wrote a review Nov 2019
14 contributions3 helpful votes
Having visited Florence a number of times over more than 40 years, I would rate this hotel as just about the best value for money available. It is located just inside the circonvallazione, the broad avenues that mark the limit of the inner city. My room was spacious and featured four outstanding qualities. First, the shower in the bathroom had full water pressure. Too often in Italy, you encounter sluggish pressure in the shower. Second, you could set the water temperature exactly as desired, instead of having to fine-tune the setting to avoid either boiling hot or freezing cold water. Third, the sink was set in a table with a lot of area to put toiletries, also something not too common in hotels anywhere in Europe. Fourth, the refrigerator actually worked and kept water and wine cool. Again, unlike most hotel room refrigerators. Breakfast was generous and varied, service professional and courteous.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Happy visitor wrote a review Nov 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice big room but yes could do with an update. Buffet brekfast had a good selection. Good central location however would not recommend walking to train station as quite a distance and cobbled street makes pulling a suitcase quite hard, much easier to take a taxi !
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Dutch Monkey wrote a review Nov 2019
Wayland, Michigan1 contribution
AC described in brochure, but not working...told the desk manager and were informed that they had turned off the AC for the season. No chance to get it back on. We had to open windows since the room was too hot, put up with street noise, sewer smells, cigarette smoke, car exhaust and bugs entering the room because there were no screens. To sleep at night, we had to close windows due to noise, so room was very hot.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Companion09341396299 wrote a review Oct 2019
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Stayed for 3 days, in the newer building, not shown. Pro - great breakfast, quiet, easy walking distance to historic sites, helpful staff, good restaurants near by, lovely courtyard for afternoon coffee or drink. Con - Very small shower, towels could be better, room lighting dim. Would I return - Yes
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Date of stay: October 2019
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waynelacey wrote a review Oct 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand16 contributions3 helpful votes
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Our family stayed here for 3 nights on our first visit to Italy based on the recommendation of our travel agent due to buffet breakfast to start the day and being 4 star. Two bedrooms and bathrooms were a plus for family's. This hotel is not 4 star on world standards, the room was dark and out dated, cracked toilet, paint peeling off bathroom walls. It was a little way from the main center if you are not able to walk.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Ash S wrote a review Oct 2019
Adelaide, Australia115 contributions51 helpful votes
Stayed here at this hotel for 2 nights. Was in a great location. We walked to everything. Even the train station was within walking distance. Staff were friendly, breakfast was good, drinks were good in the bar at night, wifi good, room was nice and comfortable- spacious, bathroom clean, just not enough lighting in the room itself. Would stay here again regardless of that.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled
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reissa p wrote a review Sep 2019
Ottawa, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a very good experience here. The hotel is close to the train station, as well as great restaurants. The staff were helpful and the room large. Breakfast was delicious. Enjoyed spending time at the terrace on top of our building.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Alessandra G, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli
Responded Sep 28, 2019
dear Reissa we really thank you for your nice review about us. we are more than glad that your overall experience was positive. We're thrilled you enjoyed our prime location and proximity to so many of the city's best attractions. it will ba also an honour to share your nice words with our staff always happy to be helpfull and charming with our guests. our terrace, recently renoveted, it is a good place where to chill after a long day in town, we are glad you have appriciated. we hope to welcome you again on your next trip in florence alessandra g
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blacktabster wrote a review Sep 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
As previous reviewers have stated the premises are dated with odd bits of random furniture. There was a kitchenette which was not in use. The layout of the room was odd with two rooms 'described'as an apartment but not very functional. We had a major problem with mosquitos every night even though we kept the window shut. As a result in trying to despatch the problem clouds of dust emenated from the tops of wardrobe and under the bed which had clearly not been cleaned for months. The air conditioning unit was not efficient and noisy. The breakfasts were European and not much choice for cooked breakfasts which never changed throughout the week. Finally did not have much contact with the staff who did not appear to put themselves out leading to no atmosphere. We got the impression that Florence was the selling point and the hotel staff were going through the motions with no real measurable standards with regards To it's guests. This is not a four star hotel and we would not recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Alessandra G, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli
Responded Sep 29, 2019
Goodmorning Blacktabster Thank you for sharing yours opinions on tripdavisor.cm We regret that your time with us was less than ideal as providing our guests with a pleasant experience is very important to us. It is disappointing that you did not feel sastisfied with your room. The kitchenette is working, its use is on request as not so many guests need o want to use it during their vacation. We always recommend to call the reception if you wish to change the room if guests do not fell comfortable in the one given . We apologize for the mosquitos, ,September is not usually the mosquitos season, it is consequence of the global warming. The problem has been solved by a disinfestation. Our staff takes a lot of pride in the one of kind service we provide. We are upset that you felt as if you were not well taken-care of by them. They usual strive to exceed all the needs of our guests. They do their job without stealing the leading role of our enchanting city Florence. Anyway , we'll be sure to address your concerns internally and we would love to show you how hard we work to give our guests the best service in the future. We are also concerned about unsatisfaction for our rich breakfast. We will take in consideration your points. Our continental breakfast offer a wide variety of regionals products and home-made cakes , plus eggs . We remaining at your disposal for any further assistance you may need. alessandra g
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli?
Nearby attractions include Museo di San Marco (0.3 miles), Chiostro dello Scalzo (0.2 miles), and University of Florence Natural History Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ribeo, Trattoria Pizzeria da Nasone, and Antica Trattoria da Tito dal 1913.
Does Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (0.7 miles), Basilica San Miniato al Monte (1.6 miles), and Basilica of Santa Croce (1.0 miles).
Is Hotel & Residence Palazzo Ricasoli accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.