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Hotel Rapallo
Ranked #25 of 411 Hotels in Florence
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

This hotel is a 3 star property but in my opinion it is better than most 4 stars in the area.
It's 7 min walk to the rail station and about 12min walk to the Piazza della Signoria. The rooms are simply furnished but are very clean and adequate. The hotel is very small and if you can get a room then you are lucky. The breakfast room is somewhat small and tight but the quality of the breakfast is good. What's great it has free WiFi. it came in very handy. Its a great value for your dollar.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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rapafi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Rapallo, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2012

dear Rosario
thanks for your comment, with your words have made ​​our hotel a little pearl to search. you are very grateful. is true that it is a small hotel and it is difficult to find a place, but our goal is to satisfy all our customers, some of them always offer a good hospitality and the hope of being able to return to Florence, with a beautiful memory of us and our city.
soon a hug
lorenzo

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is a lovely hotel within easy walking distance of both the railway station (10 mins) and the main city area (15 mins). It is very clean and comfortable with free bottled water available in the mini bar in the room as well as complementary tea, coffee and cakes set out in the lounge in the afternoon. Breakfast is good and varied and the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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rapafi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Rapallo, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

dear guests
thanks for your comment. the hotel is always at your disposal augurandoic you again soon in Florence.
a warm greeting from all of us
lorenzo

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Great location, easy to get to the main sights. Nice quiet hotel, helpful staff. Breakfast was good with lovely coffee. Comfortable beds. Easy walking distance from main train station although narrow sidewalks make it a little tricky, but can be do

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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rapafi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Rapallo, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

dear guests
thanks for your comment. the labergo as you know has been recently renovated, and we have tried to adapt to spaces condfortevoli. the city of Florence is adjusting, sidewalks, narrow streets still are normal in a city like ours, but with a bit 'of time of course, you adapt, it also comes to love her for that. thanks again for your choice, we hope to see you soon with us
lorenzo

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Our first night we would have rated the hotel a 4 star only because the room we had was small with 2 single beds in a very narrow room. It had a lovely terrace, but it is November and we would not use. The room would have been great for a family with children as it had an adjoining room for the adults. The next day they moved us to a wonderful room with a large bed. A very Lovely room. The rooms are spotless, newly renovated. The staff here is superb. Extremely helpful and so nice. Gave us directions to see the city, recommended restaurants that were fabulous, had pizza delivered to our room on our last night as we were very tired and we needed some relaxing time with our feet up. They made us feel very welcome and bent over backwards to assist us with anything we needed, the true sign of a 5 star hotel.

Breakfast was great. Lots of choices of pastry, rolls, eggs, yogurt, meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and wonderful coffee. One great thing they did extra was for 5 euro you could purchase a bag lunch of several sandwiches and water to take with you on your day out which feed my husband and myself. What a great way to enjoy Florence sitting by the statue of David in the Piazza del Signoria people watching having lunch.

The hotel is very close to everything. Just a few minute walk to the Duomo, Uffizi gallery and the Accademia. It is about a 15 minute walk from the train station. We would highly recommend this hotel to our friends and family, great place to stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the lower floors, they were quieter.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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rapafi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Rapallo, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

dear Salli
thanks for your lovely comment, you have saved anything, you wanted to describe everything in detail, a sign that tuttioo've enjoyed, and in every detail. I'm really glad to have been able to offer an excellent service.
I hope you will come back soon. greetings
lorenzo

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed here for three nights in October and I would reiterate jillbeebee's review title comment of "5 star facilities in a 3 star hotel". The hotel has been totally refurbished relatively recently in a very tasteful manner and it was a real pleasure to stay there. Treat the staff with respect and you will find them extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

It was a dark and stormy night (no kidding), and our arrival in Florence had been delayed for 12 hours. We were bedraggled and cold and, then, we were greeted by Mauro! who made us feel so so welcome. Before we asked, he asked us whether we wanted him to make reservations for us in a neighborhood restaurant that he knew would be very crowded - the food was great, inexpensive and a short walk away. We jumped on the chance and had one of our best meals of the whole trip. What a relief. As you have read from others, the hotel was perfect for our needs - comfortable bed, excellent shower, and HUGE bathtub. My husband thought the reading lights were too dim, and he wanted another shelf for his toiletries. I'm a little claustrophobic so used the stairs rather than the small elevator. It was a great way to walk off our fabulous dinner. The following morning Lorenzo created a very clear map of a great 2.5 hour walking tour of Florence that exactly fit out needs. Would stay here again in a minute.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed at Rapallo hotel in Florence for 3 nights in October and had a wonderful time. I chose this hotel initially based on its proximity to the railway station and we also prefer to be in a quieter location away from city centre. On our arrival in Florence we had a shortish walk from the station (approximately 10 minutes pulling a heavy suitcase) to the hotel. The hotel is situated on quite a busy road but we found our room was on the top floor to the rear and was extremely quiet.On checking in we were immediately offered refreshments with tea, coffee,cakes and biscuits available throughout the day in the breakfast room (hint, there isn't usually any cold milk to put in our 'english style cup of tea ' but staff are very friendly and will readily go in search of some if requested!) Besides being very quiet and peaceful our room was also beautifully clean, well decorated and had all the facilities you could ask for which included as standard air conditioning, TV, fridge, tea/coffee. plenty of storage space, walk in wardrobe and safe. There were four complimentary bottles of water in the fridge which were replaced every day free of charge which was a pleasant surprise. The ensuite bathroom was superb, sparklingly clean and well fitted out and we slept very soundly in an extremely comfortable bed. Breakfast was varied and plentiful from 7-10, lots to choose from including cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruiit, ham and cheeses, croissants, pastries, cake, toast and if that's not enough there's a variety of omlettes available for a small additional charge. The walk to the sights of Florence took us anything from between 15/30 mins depending on the route that we chose, (not always the most direct one). The staff without exception were very polite and approachable, nothing was too much trouble and they were always willing to help and offer suggestions and advice if needed. There is free Wifi access in the hotel and there is also a computer available for the use of guests (with a new printer!)
We wouldn't hesitate in recommending the Rapallo Hotel to anyone considering a trip to Florence, can't believe it's only rated as a 3* hotel, it's one of the best we've stayed in in Italy and we shall certainly return if we visit Florence again,

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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rapafi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Rapallo, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2012

honored guests,

thank you for taking your time to leave a comment so good and detail of your stay and the hotel. and 'was a pleasure to have you as our guests, and we hope soon to be able to serve again. a cordial greeting from the whole hotel

lorenzo

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Address: Via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria,7, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Price Range: $103 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rapallo 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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