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Solihull, England
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

The hotel is down a side street parallel to the station, nice and quiet but close to everything. We stayed for 6 nights The reception is on the first floor and rooms on 1st and 2nd floors. Some have ensuite bathrooms (ours was no 26 and had a lovely view over the garden) Lovely Terrace, lovely to be able to... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Friendly staff and reasonable rooms, but this is honestly more of a hostel than a hotel. The owners spoke English well enough, and they were very helpful with any questions I had. There is a supermarket a few blocks away, as well as lots of local charm. Unfortunately, the "Hotel" is a good 20-minute walk to the downtown core. I... More 

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Leonardo T, Proprietario at Hotel Monica, responded to this review

Dear Steve L, I think there is something wrong in your review: - pictures that you have posted are not of our property - hotel monica is located in the historic center - hotel monica is a 2 stars hotel not an hostel Best regards Leonardo More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Hotel is nice and clean! Staff are very friendly, it has a very good location near santa maria novella train station and bus terminal. breakfast is good and not expensive compare to other hotels therefore good quality for money!

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 1, 2016

We stayed at the Monica Hotel for three nights. The location of the hotel is perfect. Its in a narrow and quite street, which means at night you have no problem to sleep, at the same time, you walk a few minutes,and there you are in the middle of the action, tones of restaurants, stores, Santa Maria Novella train station,... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

The terrace is awesome and the staff is great (Domenico and Elton) so it pains me to say this is not the best hotel in the area. Reception is one flight up and our room another flight up - no lift. Room is big and AC was on during our stay in hot July, but we were never quite cool.... More 

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greece
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

The hotel is very close to the train station (5minute walk) and it is situated in a great street full of small restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy your meal. The building is old, ofcourse, as most in the buildings in the centre. The staff is very polite and there is always someone in teh reception 24/7. The rooms... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

The Hotel Monica is a well run nice place. The staff is friendly and efficient. The rooms are large enough and clean. It is located central enough and good resturaunts are close. With a breakfast included, you could not ask for more on a budget.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Never expected to be cold in a hotel room. No heat until 6pm and then just lukewarm. For the price 75e, I expected at least a warm room. If you are hot blooded, you may like it... Room Is near the train station which is nice. Entrance is up a flight, so be prepared to carry your luggage!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Located just minutes away from the magical basilica of Santa Maria Novella and the railway station the Hotel Monica is in a prime place to suit the tourist short on time and funds. It is modest in facilities but lavish in charm with spacious rooms, an internal courtyard and terrace with views onto old time Florentine houses with terracotta tiles... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2015

Me and my friend stayed here for two nights in a row. The rooms are quite tiny and unfortunately in our case the airconditoner didn't work. We got a room with a balcony, however, a generator was also next too the door and made noises regularly all night. The bathroom was shared but clean. The breakfast was simple but tasty.... More 

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Staying in San Lorenzo

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Additional Information about Hotel Monica

Address: Via Faenza 66, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: $44 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Monica 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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Monica Hotel Florence
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#37 Best Value Hotel in Florence
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Might request a room away from the shared bathrooms as it can be noisy at night.”
  • View of my second story balcony.
 of 5 bubbles O3337HOstevel, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Maybe room on the second fl, ( I think there is a third fl). there is no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles 38mariaelenab, Aug 1, 2016 | Read review
“choose one at the back with better views.”
 of 5 bubbles michaeldX7705HY, Oct 14, 2015 | Read review
“There is a patio by the reception that you can enjoy when the weather is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles abdelhadi, Mar 12, 2015 | Read review
“Street-side rooms will have traffic noise as Via Faenza can be quite busy until the late-night hours.”
 of 5 bubbles Work2Roam, Nov 21, 2013 | Read review
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