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Hotel Relais Il Cestello

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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,... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Lovely! Room light and clean. Staff really friendly and helpful. Great location - a few minutes walk from the centre but that meant it was a bit quieter, and handy for less touristy restaurants. Really lovely place to stay.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

This is one of the best hotel stays we have ever had. This 3-star outdid the 4-star we were in in Rome by far. The staff really cares. The hotel is lovely. The location is wonderful -- tranquil yet accessible to everything. Our room was comfortable and truly felt like we were in Italy (not some generic hotel feel). Someone... More 

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Florence Hotel Relais Il Cestello is conveniently situated in a tranquil yet central part of town on the south banks of the River Arno. The Hotel overlooks the charming Piazza di Cestello and is moments away from all the major sights of the Renaissance capital of the world.This stylish 3 star establishment with its spacious climate-controlled rooms is the perfect base whether travelling for business or pleasure. Within a short walk from this centrally located hotel you will find Piazza del Duomo - the heart and soul of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery, Michelangelo's David, Palazzo Vecchio and Ponte Vecchio. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Relais Il Cestello

Address: Piazza del Cestello 9, 50120, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Price Range: $60 - $159 (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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Also Known As:
Relais Il Cestello Florence
Hotel Style:
#37 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#75 Family Hotel in Florence
#90 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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