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“Cramped rooms are overpriced and noisy”
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Hotel Hermitage
Ranked #66 of 412 Hotels in Florence
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“Cramped rooms are overpriced and noisy”
Reviewed October 29, 2004

If you want similar accomodations to the room we stayed in, save some money and stay at a hostel. They do have some spacious rooms -- my wife stayed here 3 years ago in a very nice quiet room. However, this year they put us in a cramped tiny room where you could still hear the noisy traffic going by all night. The morning breakfast on the roof was good with a nice view, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. But its not worth the price to feel like your at a YMCA hotel.

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Reviewed August 12, 2004

The Hotel Hermitage is at the most an average Florence hotel. We found the rooms cramped and overpriced, although very clean and very convenient. If we return to Florence we will not stay at the Hermitage. We will select a hotel a little closer to the Duomo.

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Reviewed August 11, 2004

Our room was under 170e and was a great value. It is right on Ponte Vecchio and truly within walking distance of ALL the main attractions/museums. Rooms are fairly typical but the jaccuzi bath/shower was fantastic - best bathroom in our 5 hotel trip. The garden top breakfast area was lovely and relaxing. We had no street noise. It was very, very nice for the money. Highly recommend it!!

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Reviewed August 9, 2004

We found this hotel to be a hidden gem, with friendly staff, in an amazing location, at a great value. In addition, we visited Florence during an amazing heat wave, and the Hotel Hermitage is Air Conditioned. Much of Florence is not! It was so hot during our stay that we would return to our room every afternoon to cool off before venturing out into the heat again. The breakfast up on the terrace was charming, with beautiful views. My only suggestion would be for staff to work on discouraging the flock of birds who tend to swoop down on tables. The building itself is very old, but so is Florence, and that is half the reason to visit. We found the room to be simple but full of old world charm, and the bathroom was actually quite large and very modern. The shower was amazing(it came in handy during the heatwave...)We would certainly return!

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2004

We stayed in the Hermitage in December 2003 and had a wonderful time. The room was spacious and the bathroom had an amazing jacuzzi tub--the perfect respite after an overnight flight from the United States that led right into a full day of walking around Florence. The staff was very helpful and they do offer a breakfast (you pay about $10 a person extra for it, like most everything in Europe) that looked good, though we opted to find a street cafe instead. They also have a beautiful rooftop garden that was flowering and green, even in December. A wonderful find and not too pricey for Florence. You can negotiate prices for offseason stays.

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Reviewed April 9, 2004

We had a great time at the Hermitage in May of 2003. The room was not too big - but the nice jacuzzi tub made up for it after a long rainy day of site seeing/shopping!!! Ask for a room facing the Arno...we could open the windows and view the river from our room with a glass of wine after the day out! The rooftop terrace was the best place to enjoy breakfast or a glass of wine in the afternoon. This was the best place to take a picture of the Ponte Vecchio too!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was helpful and kind and the hotel had the BEST location. Great gelato right outside the hotel door too!

I would highly recommend this hotel if you want a small, intimate, charming, italian style hotel. The old world charm with modern/clean/new bathrooms was the perfect combination. I would go back!!

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Property: Hotel Hermitage
Address: Vicolo Marzio 1 | Piazza del Pesce, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style:
#31 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#81 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Hermitage 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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