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“Great little hotel, perfect location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Room Mate Isabella
Ranked #33 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great little hotel, perfect location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed with a friend in a twin room on the corner at front on second floor. So had dual aspect huge windows. Lovely decor. Room and all areas very clean. Great wifi. Tv, tea and coffee facilities. Spacious bath/shower room. The location was unbelievable. A few minutes from the river, right in the centre, all sites minutes walking distance. Above Gucci! Very nice. Opposite an art gallery. Eateries everywhere. Staff very helpful.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Carla M
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Luca A, Responsabile reception at Room Mate Isabella, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Carla,

it is a pleasure for us to read that you liked and enjoyed every aspect of our Room Mate "friend", Isabella.

We are happy we gave you the exact experience you wished to have and are willing to give you many more in the future in any city where you can find us.

Dearest regards,

Luca Albonetti
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I just spent 3 amazing days in Florence. The Room Mate Isabella is a beautiful boutique hotel located in a perfect spot in the city. Everything is within a 15 minute walk. The hotel is clean, unique and has all the amenities necessary. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast each morning downstairs in the quaintly decorated lounge area. Pastries, meats, juices, coffee and hot egg dishes are available.

The service at the hotel was 5 star! All the employees were fantastic in meeting our needs and making us feel welcome. Monica at the front desk is THE BEST! She is very personable, speaks perfect English and has a wealth of recommendations within Florence. We had the finest meals and sightseeing experiences of our trip because of her. Thanks Monica and everyone at the Room Mate Isabella...we will definitely be back!

Stayed October 2013
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Luca A, Responsabile reception at Room Mate Isabella, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

"amazing" is just the world that we think it describe Isabella better than any other! We are really enthusiastic about your experience here and have shared it with all our staff and with Monica in particular.

We are all wishing to see you again here in Florence and hope you will have a special eye for Room Mate in the other cities around the world.

Dearest regards,

Luca Albonetti
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

We only stayed here for 1 night but were very happy with our choice as the hotel is very convenient and central (walking distance) to ALL common tourist destinations and the SMN train station. Our room was clean, modern, very quiet, and surprisingly large for the location. The staff at the front desk and porters were extremely welcoming, helpful, and friendly (our limited Italian was not a barrier). You will have to walk up a staircase, but a porter immediately helped with our bags. Wireless internet and a standard continental breakfast are included. Recommendations for dining and maps were provided and the staff was more than willing to help with restaurant reservations. (Side note, we highly recommend Quattro Leoni, within walking distance, alfresco dining in a quaint square). Although we had reserved tickets for the Uffizi and Accademia from home (definitely recommend; the lines are outrageous), we also noticed staff helping guests secure tickets for the next day. We have absolutely no complaints with our choice.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Luca A, Responsabile reception at Room Mate Isabella, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Virginia,

we think that we have reach a huge goal if we have managed to make you feel Isabella's "vibe" in a one night stay. Sometimes it could be hard to get to transmit what we wish to in few time but we are very happy that we were able to leave you a such a nice memory about your day here.

We hope to see you again soon and send you our kindest regards,

Luca Albonetti
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Hartley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Just returned from a lovely weekend in Florence. Made all the more perfect by the warm welcome we received at the Room Mate Isabella. Perfectly situated just a few minutes walk from all attractions this hotel was just perfect for us. The staff were very helpful and the room was perfect for either a romantic weekend or a couple of friends. The breakfast buffet was well stocked and service very attentive

all in all this hotel made our weekend absolutely wonderful

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Julia R
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Luca A, Responsabile reception at Room Mate Isabella, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Julia,

thank you very much for taking the time to let everybody know how welcomed and good you felt staying at "Isabella".

We really wish to provide our guests with an ideal stay in Florence and your words give us the energy to go on this way.

We hope to welcome you again in any other Room Mate you can find around the world,

Luca Albonetti
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Toronto, Canada
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136 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Everything about our stay was great. Our room was a good size and very clean with really soft, comfortable bedding. The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly, plus very helpful with any questions we had as well as calling for taxis when we needed them.
The breakfast room was cozy and quiet with a nice variety on the buffet in addition to having the offer of eggs cooked for us each morning.
The hotel is in a perfect location, within a 5 to 10 minute walk to all of the main sights and train station. I would absolutely stay there again and recommend it to anyone visiting Florence!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank newtraveler0910
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Luca A, Responsabile reception at Room Mate Isabella, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Visitor,

after all you have pointed out in your comment there is not much more left to say... we are so glad you experienced the perfect stay we wish to give every person who comes and stays at Isabella.

We look forward to welcoming you on your next trip to Florence, best regards,

Luca Albonetti
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Vancouver
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Room Mate Isabella. The staff were very friendly and helpful and suggested some great nearby restaurants for dinner and helped us arrange a great afternoon In Tuscany. Breakfast at the hotel was good. The rooms were decorated very nicely and the room was nice and big! Loved the location. Right in the shopping district and very close to attractions. Would definitely stay again!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Luca A, Responsabile reception at Room Mate Isabella, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Sara,

we are glad to see that you loved staying at Isabella. It is perfectly right: location is just the ideal one, staff are always there for their guests, then, comfort along with a ward and stilish decioration ultimate the wonderful stay you had.

We send you our dearest greetings from Florence,

Luca Albonetti
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

This hotel is right in the heart of the downtown area and you can walk to all the major attractions from the hotel. We have stayed at other Room Mate hotels and you can never go wrong with these hotels. The rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable and the staff extremely helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Marcia M
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Luca A, Responsabile reception at Room Mate Isabella, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Marcia,

what a nice surprise! You have stayed at Room Mate more times and you have seen that Isabella is just another "friend" who welcome people at her "house" and city. The experience you had with us is the main goal we can score and, trust us, Room Mate will be there to provide you with this feels anywhere you can find us.

So... see you again soon!

Kindest regards,

Luca Albonetti
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Property: Room Mate Isabella
Address: Via Dei Tornabuoni 13, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#56 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#95 Family Hotel in Florence
#96 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Room Mate Isabella 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Room Mate Isabella is a modern design hotel located right in the historic centre in a 19th century building within a 5 min. walk from the Duomo, the Cathedral of Florence. Renovated in 2013, the rooms feature free Wi-Fi, 37'' flat TV, double-glazing soundproof windows, complimentary buffet breakfast until noon 12:00, bell boy and a reading-room perfect for enjoying the Palazzo Strozzi views while savoring a fine wine. ... more   less 
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Albergotto Hotel Florence

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