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B4 Astoria Firenze
Ranked #144 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was our favorite hotel experience on our recent trip through Italy. The price was a great value for a luxury room. The room was large, comfortable, beautiful with a very nice large and updated bathroom. The location is quite good and convenient. The lobby was nice. The service was good. The breakfast was good. The only negative comment is that the "free" wireless only works in the lobby.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife and I spent 5 nights at this hotel and had a great stay. The hotel is in an old Palace and the original frescoes were beautiful. The location is within walking distance to all the major sites in Florence.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

6 ladies of a certain age off on our travels again and again found a gem. The Boscolo Hotel Astoria Florence.

10 minutes walk from the railway station and no further from the Duomo
The hotel was formerly a palazzo and lots of original features have been retained. Yes some of the furniture is "distressed" but what do you expect after several hundred years.

The staff were welcoming and very helpful
The beds were comfortable with clean linen every day and we all had rooms with a bath with shower over.

Breakfast was as good if not better than average for a continental breakfast except the lack of rolls .
The coffee was not good but as someone else mentioned they would willingly make you a cappuccino .

Not to be missed is the view from the Roof Top terrace bar especially at night when there are beautiful views over the illuminated city with the Duomo taking pride of place. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

After choosing the Boscolo Astoria Florence for a special occasion was bitterly disappointed with service and food. Additionally had 15+ room card changes as the door had faulty locking device Staff said wld fix but never did. Rooftop good but service again poor. Was expected to pay Eur 3.50 for hot water for tea making that WE had to go to kitchens to collect ourselves. Aggressive waiter staff said wld not deliver. NEVER will stay there again - don't bother!!!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Had the pleasure to spend 5 days at this hotel this past June.

The good.

The place is conveniently located next to all of the major sites and the train station.

The staff is very helpful

The Bad,

They only have WIFI in the lobby. At times the place looks like a starbucks.

Avoid the eggs and meats at breakfast as they're not that good

The bed in our room was very hard and cause both my wife and I to have major backaches

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Like everyone else is saying this hotel is great. The staff helpful and the rooftop bar and restaurant is a delight. Wonderful views of Florence from here. It is central to everything and you can get a bus tour to all the sites around florence from the railway station which is about 5 minutes walk away. The only thing that lets it down is the breakfast. It is not that great . Shame as everything else is fantastic. If only they would upgrage the food for breakfast then it would score a lot higher with me and it seems with a lot of other people on here. But saying that I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was my daughter's first trip to Europe and I tried to get a hotel that was central to all the wonders Florence has to offer and the Boscolo was a great choice! We were within a 10 to 15 minute walk from everything! The staff was very accommodating. The hotel itself reflects the art of the city.

Room Tip: Very close to attractions, and good restaurants.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about B4 Astoria Firenze

Address: Via del Giglio 9, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#86 Luxury Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $102 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — B4 Astoria Firenze 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Boscolo Astoria Firenze is the ideal choice for your stay: you'll be accommodated in the rooms of the Palazzo Gaddi and Palazzo Arrighetti, historic buildings belonging to noble Florentine families, where art recounts the passage of centuries every step of the way. Indeed, it was while living at Palazzo Gaddi that the great English author John Milton found inspiration for his masterpiece, Paradise Lost, and in these very rooms that he wrote it. The noble past of Hotel Boscolo Astoria Firenze is also reflected in its location: the church of Santa Maria Novella, abounding in great art, is right nearby (as is the convenient railway station with the same name), and a short stroll will take you directly to Florence's historic centre. An undeniable advantage that puts the most beautiful areas of the city right at your fingertips. The prestigious salons of the luxury Hotel Boscolo Astoria Firenze, decorated in original Florentine Baroque style, are the perfect backdrop for important events. The restaurant will pamper you with typical Tuscany and Mediterranean dishes. ... more   less 
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