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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is in an excellent location close to train and attractions however I have never slept on a more uncomfortable bed. Apart from being tiny for a relatively small couple, it dipped in the middle which resulted in broken sleep and a sore back the next day. A real shame as everything else about this place was good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This hotel is located within minutes from the bus and train station and easy to find. We arrived whilst the receptionist was there and check in was fast and simple. They took the city tax on arrival saying it was because the reception was not open 24 hours. We had booked the small double room which was fine, fridge, hairdryer,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We booked this hotel through Venere.com, and stayed there on 18th March 2016. Location is a big plus - Closer to the train station (Just come out of the station towards left, identify a tower near a cross road; back side of this tower is a sqaure, diagonal on your way is the hotel), closer to other places like Ponte... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Pretty much next to the Piazza Di Santa Maria Novella, the hotel is only a few minutes' away from Firenze SMN train station. The location of the hotel is great. The Basilica Di Santa Maria Novella is just a minute away, the Piazza Della Repubblica and Cattedrale Di Santa Maria Del Fiore are 5 minutes' away and the Piazza Della... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights while we were visiting Florence for the weekend. The room was small but it was all we needed. We had a nice balcony and bathroom. Breakfast was good in typical Italian fashion. Great location close to the train station and just off of a very nice plaza. It was a short walking distance to great... More 

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vince70, Direttore at Hotel Tourist House, responded to this review

Thanks Adam! We hope to welcoming you again in the next future. Kindly regards, Vincenzina, Cristina, Lucia, Milena More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a night while we were staying in Florence. The first thing we noticed was the great location, a few minutes walk from Santa Maria Novella station. The price is average but considering the location we were happy with it. We didn't see many members of staff during our stay but the ones we did come across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This felt like a small, boutique type hotel where you were treated as an individual. The hike in city tax was a surprise (booking.com's error). The bathroom and room was well appointed with lovely old antique furniture. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Right in front of Santa Maria Novella square and the train station.Very clean, simple yet honest breakfast. Our toilet was a bit stinky but so did the streets, so I guess its an issue of an old city with old plumbing. Hotel's reception closes by night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Mixed feelings about the whole place. The location is absolutely perfect: close to the main station, tourist agency, tour meeting point and city center. The bathroom is new and clean. The rooms have sizes that depend on the type you pay- me and my mother booked a basic double room, but the size felt more like a single room, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is perfectly positioned less than 5 minutes from the train station, a 5 minute walk from all major attractions, and a gelato shop across the street. Email the hotel directly and you can get everything done within days! I found the lady helpful with everything including showing me where breakfast would be. Our room had air conditioning, a... 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Tourist House*** Florence Set right in Santa Maria Novella square, overlooking one of Florence's most important churches, the HOTEL TOURIST HOUSE*** offers spacious rooms housed in a historic building. All rooms are equipped with: Private Bathroom, WC, Toilet,Shower, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Air Conditioning, Desk, Fan, Heating, Flat-screen TV, Refrigerator. Florence's churches, galleries, markets and shops are all just a short stroll from Tourist House. Santa Maria Novella train station is just a 5-minute walk away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Tourist House

Address: Via della Scala 1, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: $55 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Tourist House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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