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“Hotel Maxim a Lovely Find in Florence!”
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Hotel Maxim
Ranked #219 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Reviewed October 28, 2013

My husband and I and another couple just spent three nights at the Hotel Maxim in Florence. As others have said, the location could not have been more ideal and the staff was very helpful. What sets the Maxim apart from other hotels in this price range is that the rooms are large enough for two people to navigate and there is a lovely parlor with comfortable sofas to sink down into after a day of sightseeing. We often relaxed there with our friends late in the afternoon. We had the rooms just behind the front desk, and there were a number of students on another floor. Perhaps because we had reserved so far ahead and asked for a quiet section of the hotel we were placed where we were. The owners really seem to care about providing a pleasant atmosphere for their guests. In fact, one morning a gentleman came through the parlor and straightened all the pictures so that they were hung very precisely. The continental breakfast was adequate, The only negative was a grumpy kitchen worker who was angry that we asked if she could brew a pot of coffee when the large automatic coffee maker would not work. I would certainly stay at the Maxim again, and feel fortunate to have found it.

Room Tip: Stay on the floor behind the check in desk.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a charming little hotel located on the fourth floor of an old building right in the middle of one of the main streets in old town Florence. Just like everyone mentioned before, the location is perfect as you can walk everywhere from here. The hotel staff is very nice and helpful. The staff speaks both English and Spanish and are very accommodating, even when most of them are young. They have free Wi-Fi, which is spot on strong and reliable. Our room was a triple and had a double bed and a twin bed, both beds were firm and nice. The room, although small, was very clean and cozy. I read to request a room away from the street and we did but they gave us a room in the middle of the hotel. Big mistake! There's a lot of traffic at night from guests coming in and out and because most people are no considerate, we had a hard time sleeping at night. We stayed there only two nights and I cannot say I slept well there. If you're reserving a room, make sure you ask something all the way to the back of the hotel near the cafeteria. I would think those are a little quieter.
Another problem are the towels and the safe. Our safe did not work and the towels seem to be paper towels. I'm not talking about the hand towels but actually the big body towels, they also have a weird smell to it. I would recommend you to bring your own. I hope those little negative details don't deter you from staying in this hotel, it was overall, a good stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

situated between the Duomo and the Uffizi on Via del Calzaluoli, you could not find a more convenient location in Firenze. The staff is friendly and the free WiFi has a strong signal. A nice breakfast is included. The major sites and excellent dining (and shopping) are all very close. The train station is also within walking distance if you are reasonable with your luggage.

Room Tip: Firenze is a busy city, with hard surfaces building to building, so noise can not be avoided. From...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great Hotel with lovely personal. Location, location! Breakast was good with excellent coffee.
Everythng was clean, beds were comfortable.The best time to visit Florence is September.
We will return as soon as possible.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jacob936
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Had a wonderful break in Florence. The hotel Maxim made it even better. The staff are really friendly and very helpful. They will help you to book any trips that you may be interested in. The hotel is in an excellent position,and only10 mins walk from the train station. Breakfast was good, with lovely warm, fresh Croissants every morning.

Room Tip: Rooms not facing the road where the shops are will be quieter.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Actually, I had done the reservation at Maxim Hotel, however I was rellocated to Axial Hotel, which is in the same building but is 3 Stars. Great Hotel, wonderful bedroom and bed, bathroom inside the room. Great Shower! Everything very clean, great breakfast. The location is excellent, in the main shopping street in Firenze, close to all attractions. Highly recomended.

Room Tip: Dont try to go to the hotel driving, take a cab.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

The hotel needs a little rehauling, but the position and the reasonable price make up for it. The lady at the front desk, Ida, is an absolute darling and very helpful. Had a one night stay and was
pleased with it. The position of the hotel is fenomenal.
Maria Kilian Gennaro and Diana Burnett

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Via Dei Calzaiuoli 11, 50122, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #219 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Price Range: $87 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Maxim 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Maxim is located in Florence historical city centre, between the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery.All major sights and monuments are a few steps from our hotel.The Maxim has, single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, all have bathroom; all equipped with airconditioning in summer, telephone; satellite tv, Wi-Fi internet connection, safe and hairdryers.The hotel staff will be at your disposal to advise you and make your stay unforgettable.L'hotel Maxim, categoria 2 stelle, si trova a 50 metri dal Duomo e dal Museo degli Ufizzi. L'hotel all'apparenza introvabile, si trova invece al terzo piano dell'immobile dove sta il Disney Store.La reception è al terzo piano con ascensore. L'albergo offre il trattamnento della prima colazione incluso nel prezzo ed ha solo camere con bagno.Singole, doppie, triple e quadruple con aria condizionata d'estate. ... more   less 
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