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Hotel Abaco

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Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 9, 2016

We only stayed here for one night and we were happy to leave. The location of the hotel is perfect since it’s right in the center of Firenze but everything else was disappointing. The room was incredibly noisy both because of the traffic downstairs and because of the reception and breakfast all being on the same floor. The front door... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Roomy, old building and the hotel consisted of seven rooms on one floor. Staff was attentive and nice. The complimentary rolls and cappuccino/juice/chocolate were a nice start. Location is advantageous for touristing. Be prepared to haul luggage up to 4th floor but not a big deal.

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Reviewed January 6, 2016

Abaco Hotel is in a great location and is in walking distance to all attractions. The staff was very friendly and incredibly helpful throughout our stay. The rooms and communal areas are filled with culture and charm. A true hidden gem in Florence!

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Armidale, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2015

This hotel is much like many in Europe. The rooms are small, and the bathroom is more like a cupboard than an en-suite. Having said that the rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. The breakfast area was also pretty small, not sure all the guests could occupy it at once. The breakfast was basic, the croissants were nice and... More 

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Olney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 29, 2015

Visited the hotel for a short break in October 2015, we were looking for a reasonably priced hotel in a decent location and the Hotel Abaco met both of those requirements. The hotel is slightly quirky and not for those who are looking for a bit of luxury, however our room was comfortable and clean, The bathroom was very small... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2015

The place was little difficult to find as the hotel sign board is so small that we missed it twice. One has to climb a steep flight of stairs.. ' a lot of stairs' to actually reach the hotel. It is a boutique hotel with theme based rooms on famous Italian artists. We stayed in the Leonardo room which was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is in an old building in a very central area. Close to everything you want to visit, all walking distance. The lady at the front desk is very friendly and helpful. Affordable prices as they can be flexible with your budget, which is an unusual kindness in the business :) the rooms are very clean and with a... More 

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Saltspring Island BC Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Abaco operates from the second floor of a centuries-old palace, and guests climb stairs to the second floor because elevators cannot be installed in this historical building (the website advises this information, so no one should complain). The rooms are small, like many European hotels, and are beautifully decorated, each with artwork of a prominent artist (try to get the... More 

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed July 4, 2015

Hotel Abaco has a terrific location very close to nice restaurants, gelato, shopping, train station, the duomo, and sunset bridges. Our room was spacious for 4 people. We didn't realize that Florence has a large no-driving zone downtown, which made getting to it difficult, but driving in Florence in general is a bad idea. This would be ideal for anyone... More 

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Farmington, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2015

Although this is a wonderful hotel for families, young people and couples, I've been there eight times with large groups of students. It is my favorite hotel ever. I discovered Abaco in 2005 when planning a travel course to Italy, and we've returned every time. You can see the nearby Duomo from the entrance, and everything in the center of... More 

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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Address: Via Dei Banchi 1, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: $52 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Abaco 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Travel light, the stairs are a challenge.”
 of 5 bubbles jenwild, Nov 17, 2015 | Read review
“I slept in the room Botticelli”
 of 5 bubbles rf440, Apr 28, 2015 | Read review
“I believe all the rooms overlook the streets below, be aware there are noises you may here from vehicles and or pedestrians, however it didn't bother us.”
 of 5 bubbles Stanspud, Sep 28, 2014 | Read review
“The rooms vary in what they offer, and we made sure we had one with a private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 287christophera, Jul 6, 2013 | Read review
“Michaelangelo room :) 2 twin beds, 1 pull-out bed and 1 king/queen sized bed.”
 of 5 bubbles ClarenceB859, May 25, 2012 | Read review
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