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Hotel Machiavelli Palace
Ranked #193 of 412 Hotels in Florence
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Cheap and Cheerful!”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

This 3 star hotel is centrally located, in reasonable walking distance to the main station, the Duomo and the Uffizi.The Reception staff are welcoming and efficient. Breakfast is continental style, but more than adequate. Our room was quite large, the issue we had was temperature, even in late April. The air conditioning unit in the room basically didn't work, at least it didn't do anything but pump out warm air. the solution was to turn it off and open the window. The hotel corridors were also very warm. But if you want a budget stay in the centre of Florence, this hotel will do the job.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Hotel Machiavelli is centrally located on a safe street convenient to all the major attractions. Clean. Good breakfast included. Free wifi, but it is generally rather slow. The rooms and bathrooms are small but typical for Europe. Be aware that the showers are very tiny.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, SA
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

The hotel was located close to everything. Hardly a 5 minute walk to the train station and only a 10 minute walk to the Duomo.
Room was quite dark with a small bathroom, but it was fine. The room was quite warm so went to put the air conditioner on but it only seemed to blow hot air. We simply opened the window as soon as we got in at the end of the day and that seemed to cool the room down enough before bed time.

A bottle of wine was provided to us on our third night which was lovely but unfortunately neither of us drink wine.

Breakfast was fantastic! Cereals, pastries, meats, yoghurt, fruit, juices and a coffee machine were a few of the things available. Plenty to fill up on for the day ahead!

Staff were lovely and were happy to help where they could.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Florence!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Paris, France
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2014

had a great time staying here, the staff were very helpful when we needed them, the hotel is well located close to the station, sights and shops. It was great to get a good brekky before a day out. Large comfortable room for three people, happily recommend for others to visit

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is an extremely convenient spot in Florence, close to most everything. Clean and well appointed, with an accommodating front desk staff. It's an easy walk to the train station, and there are several restaurants in the area to choose from.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Great location, but hotel is very basic - we were there in winter and the room we had - had a tiled floor so although warm always felt cold :(
breakfast was included which was basic but good.
Location - right near train station so very very easy to get to.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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gumac, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Machiavelli Palace, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Kind guest,
thank you very much for your review and for your holidays with us.

We are very sorry for tiled floor, but we prefer this kind of typical Florentine floor to other solutions less hygienic as the carpet. We have the pleasure to inform that we are introducing wood parquet instead of Florentine terracotta both hypoallergenic materials and Safe against fire.

We hope to have you again with us in the next future as a valuable guest.

Best regards.

Guest manager
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Very closed to SMN station . 'Supposed 5 minutes on foot from the hotel to the station (when you have a big luggage , it would take more couple of minutes to reach the station from the hotel .)
Hotel clerks were so kind . It's very cheap and seriously a good accommodation .
(The room was smaller than I was expecting though , room was very clean . )
There are lots of trattorias , ristorantes , one supermarket store and cafe shops .
The hotel has free wifi service .

  • Stayed February 2014
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Property: Hotel Machiavelli Palace
Address: Via Nazionale 10, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #193 of 412 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Machiavelli Palace 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Florence and built on a Templar church, just a few hundred metres from Santa Maria Novella train station and the Fortezza da Basso, the Hotel Machiavelli Palace is the ideal location from which to explore the city's secrets and reach all the major museums and monuments on foot in only a few minutes.Multilingual staff 24h.Rich buffet breakfast.Air conditioned.Exchang service.Wi-fi service and internet point. ... more   less 
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