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“What a Gem!”
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Hotel Rapallo
Ranked #24 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 16, 2013

If you are looking for a hidden gem, clean and brilliant then this is the hotel you are looking for. The staff were always friendly and polite and bent over backwards to assist you. The rooms are reasonably spacious and very comfortable. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and intend to go back with my partner.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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lorenzo c, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Rapallo, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Dear guest, thank you for your comment, looking forward to his friends, and in Asutralia we send our best wishes
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

The hotel ticked all the boxes for a 5 day stay - clean, quiet, roomy, location, helpful staff and good breakfasts. The hotel is located not far from the train station which was a bonus - an easy walk. Although located on a reasonably busy road we did not hear any traffic noise. Breakfast (continental) was perfect but for extra you can order a fresh cooked omelette. Room had tea and coffee making facilities - a feature not common in Italy. Would recommend the hotel to all friends.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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lorenzo c, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Rapallo, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Thank you for your comments, we appreciate a lot of the comments of travelers who arrive from places as far away for us, and are then used to travel a lot to different countries. we try to maintain a style Italian and continental, but we see that this is appreciated, because here is original. friendliness
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Loved our stay at Rapallo's (we stayed 4 nights) - beds were really comfortable,room and bathroom very clean and modern and staff very helpful and passionate about their city and what it has to offer. Breakfast was something to look forward to and so were the free drinks/nibbles in the afternoons (check-out time of 12 noon also helpful). Would go again!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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lorenzo c, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Rapallo, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Thank you for your comment, our service is to meet small needs of our guests and try to make oncontrare them in the most convenient way.
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

When we arrived at Hotel Rapallo around midday, we were immediately offered coffee or juice, and this welcoming, helpful attitude continued throughout our stay with all of the staff. Although all staff members were attentive, I want to mention that Rino was exceptionally helpful and patient when we had a computer problem with our airline tickets.
The Rapallo's bar/breakfast room is open all day with complimentary coffee, juice, and snacks. It is a comfortable room, and we found it a pleasant place to have a drink before going out in the evening.
Our room was very attractively designed. However, we had reserved a superior double as it was supposed to be more spacious than the regular doubles. It was not spacious. Fortunately, we were only there for 2 nights as it would not have been comfortable for a longer stay. The bathroom was also very attractive. Although the marble floor looked great in the bathroom, it was a bit of a problem as it got extremely slick when any water got on it. (We are over 60, in very good shape, but nervous about falling in the bathroom.) A rug would be helpful here.
Overall, this hotel is a pleasant place to stay because of the staff.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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lorenzo c, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Rapallo, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Thank you for your comment, I'm glad you enjoyed the intervention of our night porter, rino. what of the night is a very important service, and our hotel provides assistance for 24 hours without limit.
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We booked this hotel totally on the reviews of other Trip Advisor comments. I booked the room in January - for June. I followed the reviews during that time period and they just kept getting better.
The hotel itself is really not out of the way. Not in the historic district but less than a 15 minute walk to lots.

The hotel is without a doubt the cleanest property I have ever stayed in. Everything about the space was perfect including our much surprised large terrace with a view. The property was almost Perfect!.

The only improvement I would suggest would be to the staff that shows you to your room. The young lady who escorted me - did not offer to help with the luggage, showed me how the key worked and disappeared. I had no idea how to turn on the lights or work things in the room as the electronic key needed to be in the door to keep the lights and ac working. If you leave the room - all electronics get shut down - an energy saver but a problem not having one working outlet when you need to charge phone computer, etc.

The hotel staff is accommodating, made us reservations at a wonderful restaurant that we thoroughly enjoyed.
The hotel is hip, clean, very comfortable -and everything it web site states and more.

On top of that it is extremely affordable by Florence Standards. I could not consider staying anywhere else... Nothing could be better in so many ways.

Thank you Lorenzo and staff for an almost perfect stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Hotel Rapallo is a great hotel. :) From the time of email correspondence to actual stay, the service rendered deserves a 5 star rating! :) The hotel is actually pretty near to the main train station, and very easy to locate. In addition, it was also near to the main attractions in florence, bapistry, dumo, etc, signori square, etc. The rooms are very clean, it has cable TV, free-wifi as well :) breakfast was fantastic,danish, croissants, toast, coffee, tea, cheese, meats, cereals, fruits, yogurt, etc.. Most importantly it is the staff at the lobby which provided the best experience :) on two occasions,

1) Very prompt and helpful, they really went the extra mile to help arrange for transport/taxi to and fro; tuscany, wineries

2) Attentive as well :) when one time, i was waiting to use the common computer for some urgent research, the staff promptly invited me to use another computer behind the counter. :)

If you are looking for a place to stay while in florence, Hotel Rapallo is your answer. a true hotel which deserve more ratings.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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lorenzo c, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Rapallo, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

and then here is the opposite of what some may say on the discretion of our staff. my dear, your honeymoon was something special for us, we knew how your story was beautiful and the desire to spend some memorable days in Florence. thanks for letting us share your joy. hope to meet as more and more is required of us, other couples by offering them a dream in florence
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We came to Florence only for two nights for a day trip to Tuscany so we weren't looking for anything too flashy or luxurious... just a place to leave our bags and shower. Overall, the hotel was what we needed. Very close to the station which was a bonus, plus walking distance to the centre of Florence (bit of a walk) but still doable.

Hotel staff weren't very friendly, but the room was clean and although the bathrooms were small it didn't phase as too much as we were only there for 2 nights. If we were there for longer it may have been a bigger issue.

The breakfast was good. I have Coeliac Disease and didn't request special meals before I arrived or if they could provide gluten free food, but I tried my luck and upon asking the server at breakfast I was delighted that she was able to bring me a whole basket of GF foods including cereals and cakes. A great bonus for me!

Would consider staying here again if I was in Florence for a short time.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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lorenzo c, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Rapallo, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013

his commentary is very special. I really appreciate what I call shadow travelers, it seems that you see in the hotel, that no one notices. instead our dicrezione is equal to yours. we are careful to make you meet what you want, and everything can also look casual. attentive staff, that smile that the customer can not see the staff is in the mouth of satisfied customer
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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 #24 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Price Range: $98 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rapallo 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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