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“Good location but rooms with no view”
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Hotel Olimpia
Ranked #307 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Good Location right at the middle of the city with all major attractions and river at walking distance. Good breakfast and friendly staff. only complaint was for rooms with no view and average decor and very small bathrooms where you struggle to bath with no pressure at shower. No free internet and small and old style lift to go to the reception located at the 4th floor.

Room Tip: Go for room at the front though they have only 2-3 rooms at front
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hotel Olimpia is right in the middle of Florence. All the main attractions are within easy walking distance, for the price you get all the essentials, a clean room comfortable bed and helpful staff. Yes there are other hotels with bigger rooms/bathrooms better decor but you don't come to Florence to sit in your Hotel. For the Price this is fantastic, save your money for the shops.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing Piazza della Repubblica
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

The only positive thing about this hotel is it's central location. Otherwise I would not stay there again. It has an atmosphere of a cheap shady hostel, rude and obnoxious night staff, the bathroom is a joke- shower is pretty much above toilet. Oh and you totally get ripped off with wifi (note: it's per device, so if you are using your smartphone and your laptop- you pay twice). Also, if you do end up staying in this hotel- make sure to ask for the room facing the back, otherwise it's very loud.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Fantastic location, very central but surprisingly quiet during the night and early morning. Basic room and bathroom but all we needed. Great breakfast included in the very cheap price. Would recommend and go back!


  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Susie W
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed at this same hotel in 2013 and liked it very much. It's in a great location in Florence. However, when I went back again this year, they must have changed management. The hotel was rather dirty in one of our rooms. They also had NO air conditioning despite it being advertised on their website. A/C was the MAIN reason we picked the hotel last year. It was on last year and I went at the same time - mid-May. They said no A/C until June 1st due to local regs. Funny how those regs changed in a year but they didn't update their website.

Room Tip: Ask ahead of time - even if you've stayed there previously
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights while staying in Florence and I can definitely agree with all the other reviews about the fantastic location! It is very central and convenient to almost everything, considering how small Florence actually is. However, upon our arrival I immediately noticed how loud our room was - we could hear everything going on in the piazza as well as anything from all rooms around us, including upstairs, across the hall, down stairs and next door. I understand that the building is old but I didn't get any sleep that night (since the bed was uncomfortable as well). The breakfast was mediocre, at best, as the coffee was terrible and the food tasted stale. Also, the incompetent staff had managed to lose my reservation. If you don't mind a bit longer walk, which isn't bad consider the size and convenience of Florence, I'd recommend to avoid this hotel as all that was good about it was the location.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We reserved for our trip to Firenze on October and had a lovely surprise when we knew the location of the hotel, its very centric and near the great spots of the city. The reception staff was friendly and the room was quite interesting it had 4 beds ( reminded me of a convent room) but it was cute. The weird thing was the restroom who converted to a bathroom so you had to shower standing next to the toilet and the place would get all wet( but I guess its a European thing because at another hotel that we visited was similar). The breakfast was a small buffet with yogurts,coffee, cereal and tea and it's included so it's good.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Piazza della Repubblica 2, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
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Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #307 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Price Range: $77 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Olimpia 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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