Stayed here for 2 nights in early October, kind of a last minute booking and everything else in florence is very expensive already.
The room rate I got (excluding breakfast and through Agoda) was quite cheap so I went ahead and booked here.
Location is a (very) long walk from the train station and quite a walk to the main tourist areas. In all fairness, it's just one straight street so it was very easy to get to the Duomo area.
The famous sewage smell is true, I was able to smell it in the corridors, fortunately , didn't get the smell inside the room.
The room was HUGE! like, seriously. The bed is ok. The bathroom is ok.
2 negatives for me are:
1) When I reached out to the front desk about poor wifi in my room, a slightly older man attended to me in a kind-of fierce attitude saying that "it's not possible". So we went to my room checked it, and he told me that maybe it was my phone that has a problem. I was too tired to argue so I just brushed it off and he said he'll check it.
In fairness, it the wifi worked "better" the following day.
2) On my last night, I killed at least 4 mosquitoes in my room. Not sure if it was my fault that I opened the closet because I just got curious what's inside.
Probably the only very positive thing I'd say is that the 2 staffs I have encountered and dealt with were very friendly and helpful! they're probably the saving grace of this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HOSPITALITY AND CONVENIENCE! The Welcome Hotel is a lovely budget hotel in the historical center of Florence, with the spacious, bright and kept with care, offered at extremely affordable rates for a pleasant holiday in Florence without spending a fortune. ... more less
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