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“Nice hotel in the centre of Florence” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of B4 Astoria Firenze

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B4 Astoria Firenze
Ranked #160 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Oslo
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice hotel in the centre of Florence”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located close to Duomo, and is within walking distance to all key locations in Florence. The rooms are clean, and contains enough space for luggage etc. The staff is unfortunately not very helpful when it comes to tips of things to do in Florence, but on the other hand that is not the most difficult task to find out on your own.

Stayed July 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very sumptuous surroundings as befits the amalgamation of two 17th century palaces. A little tattier than what you see on the website but then you don't go to Florence to get modern do you. I had an ensuite with an upstairs bath and bedroom. The breakfast is taken under a frescoed ceiling. Continental plus choice of scrambled eggs and bacon where you can breakfast like a prince. The bar on the 6th floor gives you an amazing view of the Duomo and the city. Drinks are accompanied by nibbles. Ideally suited to explore the city and not far from the railway station.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

We travelled to Florence for a close friends 50th Birthday and stayed in the Astoria Hotel.
We were booked in to the Superior rooms which were excellent. The beds were huge and very comfortable and a small fresco adorned the wall over the headboard. The Hotel feels very grand but not stuffy. The breakfast Buffet included Cereals, Fruit, Cold Meats, Cheeses, Scrambled Eggs and Bacon and all in plentiful supply. The staff were very polite, friendly and very helpful. A big bonus is the roof terrace with it's beautiful view across Florence. There is a bar on the terrace which is a little pricey, but we also got free nibbles and sandwiches with our drinks which was unexpected. The hotel is very central only a couple of minutes walk from Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo and other main attractions
If we go back to Florence in the future I wouldn't hesitate to book in to the Astoria again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

Superbly located for the Academia, Uffizi, Duomo etc. The room was very comfortable with a large en-suite, one wall had been left undecorated to display part of an earlier fresco reminding you that you were not in a generic hotel but staying in a C16th? Palazzo. Eating breakfast in a grand hall under the watchful gaze of countless marble busts was quite a treat. There were no tea & coffee facilities in the room & it was tricky to get room service to produce a hot beverage. There was one very smiliey chap on the desk who couldn't be more helpful, otherwise the staff seemed rather untrained, rather than unwilling. The panorama from the roof terrace is worth taking in.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

Booked two rooms via Hotwire for the four of us. The reception lady was very nice and told us that she had reserved two adjacent rooms for us. We arrived in the morning so we placed our bags in the locker for the day. We were happy to hear breakfast was included. It was a decent continental breakfast with a variety of choices. We only stayed for one night so we were okay about the rooms being not so perfect. We stored our luggage in their locker for the rest of the next day for free. All in all service was great. The hotel looked tired and the free wifi internet at the lobby was a bit slow. But you can't beat the location, as it was just a short walk from the train station as well as the main attractions.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Hudson, Ohio
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a fantastic 3 day stay at this hotel. The room was beautiful and the staff was friendly, helpful, and very professional. The roof top bar was incredible. The location was wonderful as we were able to walk almost everywhere. We would highly recommend this hotel for a unique and memorable stay.
Joel and Stacy

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

With the short distance from the train station and amazing central location, we thought we had booked a 4 star hotel in an ideal location...alas no, only the location was right.

This hotel is so tired, old and unkempt it deserves to not only have the 4star rating downgraded but needs to be closed down as a health hazard.

Our room was Smelly, mouldy and the carpets were thread bare. The bathroom lights are barely functional and the shower alcove had a dangerous step down and leaked constantly flooding the bathroom floor. No tea and coffee facilities in the room and no internet service other than in the lobby.

The breakfast room is dark and dingy with a buffet offering that was nearly inedible. The hotel advertised a roof top bar with lovely pictures on the website of pretty views an nicely set tables. When we found the rooftop it was dilapidated, unattended, clearly not being used and resembled some low class dive of a place that would be avoided at all costs.

The front desk staff were nice and helpful, but management should be ashamed that a hotel with such grand heritage gas Ben allowed to deteriorate to such an extent.

Avoid this one...

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#84 Luxury Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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