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Hotel Annalena
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

If you prefer a building which is steeped in history, away from the glitz and glamour of the more trendy hotels close to the Duomo, then this is the place to stay. Yes the place needs work, but I throroughly immersed myself in the history of the city when staying at Pensione Annalena. It was not 5 star accomodation, but I managed to rest well at night and enjoyed the magnificent garden next to the hotel as well as Giardino Boboli, across the road. Eveything of importance is within walking or even cycling distance. Once inside the hotel, walk on floors which had been laid down centuries ago, with the main entrance area exhibiting a magnificent ceiling. Remember though, it's NOT the glitz and glamour of other hotels, but simply authentic Florentine hospitality, just ask Antonio for everything you need, or any of his wonderful staff. No restaurant, but they have an arrangement with Trattoria Ginone, a short walk away from the Pensione.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the garden are best, and quieter, if you can get one!
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Antonio at the Annalena was SO helpful to our family. We decided to visit Florence the day before arriving! Antonio secured tickets for us to Uffizi and Academia even before we committed to staying at the Annalena.
Our room was very big for 4 people. The breakfast was great. The hotel does need some work, but the value is hard to beat!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We stayed four nights at Hotel Annalena. Arriving in Florence by train, it was a quick bus ride across town to this lovely part of the city. Once inside the hotel, we loved the furniture and decor giving the hotel its old-world charm. Our room was light and airy, although the bathroom was really basic (with a shower curtain, rather than an actual shower stall). The breakfast is nice and the coffee is freshly made to order. Wifi was free and excellent. The hotel is within easy walking distance of major sights and there is a laundromat and a grocery store along the road from the hotel. Grab a brochure in the reception area to read all about Annalena's history.

Please note, the hotel itself is on the second floor of a large building without an elevator, so if you have lots of luggage or are mobility impaired this may not be the best place for you to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

I spent the least amount of time choosing Hotel Annalena on our 3 week trip and it was our favorite hotel. We enjoyed the restaurants, shopping and people watching around Piazza Santo Spirito (especially Gusta Pizza). You feel less like a tourist in this area, yet it is so easy to walk to every Florence attraction and even the train station. The front desk staff was always helpful and welcoming. The rooms were simple, but had beautiful antique furniture. We loved our balcony too. We absolutely loved the fresh to order cappuccinos for breakfast and their wide assortment of bread, cereals, yogurts, meat, juices, etc. We will definitely stay here on our next Florence vacation.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We thoroughly loved our stay at the Hotel Annalena. The room was clean and spacious with a beautiful balcony overlooking a garden. The hotel surroundings were elegant and the hotel staff extremely helpful and friendly. The breakfast was excellent and it offered a wide variety of choices. The location was perfect; close to the city centre and within walking distance to everything. I whole heartedly recommend this hotel to anyone and I hope to return again myself! A wonderful experience!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony. It is worth the extra cost.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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