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Hotel Relais Il Cestello

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 20, 2016

The Hotel was central to the area I wanted to shop, the weekly Market, the local shops, and restaurants all within easy reach. The Hotel staff were very nice and made you feel very welcome, my bedroom was clean & had a very large double bed, not two singles put together like some hotels and very high ceilings but the...

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Nottingham England
Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is a small family run hotel clean and simply furnished and just perfect for a long weekend. Walking distance to everything but away from the noise and hubbub of the city. Breakfast was not included but well worth the extra. We found several good restaurants in the back streets near here. Very much recommended

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Hated it from the moment I saw this place outside. Looks like a one star hotel. No elevator, so prepare to carry your bags to the second floor, where reception is. Check out is at 10am unbelievably early, traveled a lot in life,, but first time experienced early check out. Not a single iron at the hotel, which is also...

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Arrived there in mid-June with my daughter, to meet with my youngest who was studying abroad there. We arrived by train and crossed the bridge over the Arno river. It was exactly the experience I wanted. I didn't want to be in a swanky hotel. I wanted to experience Italy simply. Florence was like walking in a history book. The...

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Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here. This was a small hotel across the river from the min city, but only ten minute walk from the city. So much quieter and reasonably priced. Rooms were quaint - ours has a vaulted ceiling and traditional furniture. Good breakfast and friendly staff.

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Porec, Croatia
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Oir room is small but very clean and good room. Location is very good only 10 min from centar. Problem is only very slim pillow, air condition wind in our heads so we needhave close air condition, then in room was hot, but ok. Breakfast is good but don't have so many choise (chees, salami, mortadella, jam, bread, cornflax, yogurt,...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed June 23, 2016

The place was quite a walk from the train station itself but while walking to find the hotel you will already see the beauty of Florence. The hotel has no lift but its fine. The room was really cozy it felt like you are in your own home. Its near the river and theres a church beside it. Walking distance...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed June 12, 2016

It was much better to stay just a few blocks from central Florence and enjoy a huge room and reasonable rates. If you are tired of walking, taxi fare to the centre of the old city is very reasonable. The only downer was the smell when we got in, but after opening the shutters that soon disappeared. We had a...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed June 12, 2016

The location itself is great. Relatively short walk from the train station and is a very short walk along the Arno river to the Ponte Vecchio, and from there all the main attractions are very close by. It's on the opposite side of the river from the main sites which is actually quite nice as it shows a different side...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The location is nice, the staff are super friendly, breakfast is the normal Italian meat, bread, cheese, plus fruit, cereal and yoghurt. They will also make you a fresh real coffee. No lift and about 18 stairs to get to the reception but looks like some sort of wheelchair device on the side of the stairs if needed (ask hotel...

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Staying in Santo Spirito / San Frediano

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Relais il Cestello is an old structure used in the past as a post office that worked with horses and carrozze. The hotel looks on piazza di Cestello and from the windows you can see the beautiful church Cestello, the San frediano surroundings, Ognissanti church and the river Arno.San frediano is a very typical old florentine suburb where you may still find wood, leather, glass and jewelery shops. Close to the hotel you can visit piazza del Carmine, piazza Santo Spirito and not so far Pitti Palace.In fact Hotel Relais il Cestello is situated in the heart of Florence in a few minutes you can walk tO the central railway station, the Ponte Vecchio bridge, Piazza della Signoria and the beautiful streets such as via della Vigna Nuova, Via Tornabuoni, Via Strozzi piazza della Repubblica where you may shop in all the high fashion and antique stores ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Relais Il Cestello

Address: Piazza del Cestello 9, 50124, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Price Range: $57 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Relais Il Cestello 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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#32 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#75 Family Hotel in Florence
#90 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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“Choose the top floor!”
 of 5 bubbles ladyzorro97, Aug 21, 2016 | Read review
“comfortable stay”
 of 5 bubbles keipinay, Jun 23, 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want traffic noise, ask for a back room”
 of 5 bubbles Cosmoss, Jun 12, 2016 | Read review
“With a view means you will be overlooking the Arno river and the historic district....it was lovely!”
  • This was photo from side of the river where the hotel is.
 of 5 bubbles 395kayleek, Feb 23, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a view of the piazza might be noisy - there are restaurants and a car park in the square.”
 of 5 bubbles wordyt, Jun 14, 2015 | Read review
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