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“Excellent location and service”
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Hotel Colomba
Ranked #73 of 411 Hotels in Florence
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent location and service”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We only stayed here 1 night but it was great for our family of 4 . It is located directly above one of the Leonardo da Vinci Museums which was fun to visit with the kids. The lift is tiny but very helpful to get suitcases to the hotel located on the 2nd floor. The rooms were quite spacious, clean and quiet and the location was fantastic being only a 10 min walk from the train station, 5-7 mins for the Duomo and 15 mins from the Uffizi. The hotel organised reservations for the Uffizi for us and were very helpful with details of restaurants, best places for gelato and local laundrette. Breakfast was great -buffet with fruit, yoghurt, cereals, croissants, boiled eggs, rolls, meat and cheeses, juices and delicious cappuccinos or lattes. A great stay at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Staff very friendly and helpful, offering lots of help and advice plus good choice of teas! Great position close to centre of Florence near bars and restaurants. Some work taking place next door but no noise heard. Massive rooms! Hotel is on 2nd floor, but lift available. Thanks for great stay!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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thewalrus711
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

My wife and I were fortunate to return to Florence this summer and were happy we booked Hotel Colomba for our stay this time. On the surface, the hotel might seem dated and lacking a bit of curb appeal. However, our stay was fantastic and the service, attention and assistance given to us by the staff was first rate - beginning with a friendly greeting and continuing throughout our 7 night stay, we enjoyed calling this place home. Granted, it was a bit strange at first to get to our room as it was on what seemed to be the owners floor but it was a large, comfortable room with a nice view, stocked refrigerator and typical bathroom. The bed was comfortable and we had no trouble sleeping - of course all the walking you do in and around Florence helps that out too.

Part of what makes this place so appealing is that it is 5 min walk from Accademia, 10 min walk from the duomo and baptistry, as well as less than 5 minutes to the Mercado Centrale (you MUST go here and enjoy fresh local food and beverage - seafood is incredible.) and San Lorenzo markets. My wife and I walked everywhere and at all hours of the day and night and never had an issue or felt unsafe. The door may be shut after hours but a quick buzz of the call button gets you in as there is always someone managing the desk.

Breakfast was pretty simple - great cappuccino's or latte's upon request, fruit, breads, meats and cheeses, hard boiled eggs, cereal and danishes. Exactly what you need to get started.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brookhaven, Mississippi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Although we were in Florence for only 1 night (which was not long enough), our stay at Hotel Colomba was a very good experience. When we arrived we needed to see a pharmacist. Sabina was on duty and gave us suggestions as to what to ask for and directions to a nearby pharmacy where she knew they spoke English. She also answered questions about our previously bought train tickets and went online to get further information.

The hotel is centrally located, and it was easy to walk to all of the attractions we had on our list. The breakfast selections were good as well. There are also many restaurants in the area.

There is so much to see in Florence that we hope a return trip will be in our future, and we certainly plan to return to Hotel Colomba.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights in September. It is ideally located just outside the centre but only a short walk to the Duomo and the the other major attractions. Plus there were many good restaurants close by as well. The hotel seemed a little outdated when we first arrived but any fears we had were put to rest. Our room was clean, comfortable and fairly spacious, although the view from our window overlooking an inner courtyard wasn't too glamourous.
The most enjoyable thing about staying in this hotel though was our hosts, Michele and his wife Rosanna, an expat Australian, and the other staff member Sabina. Rosanna was fantastic and she made us feel like we were staying with an old friend back in Australia. They were all extremely helpful especially when I hurt my knee, by supplying ice packs and doctors contact details. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Taipei, Taiwan
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We sent a group of 25+1 people to this hotel in early October 2013 for 3 nights. We started contact with hotel from March and have sent out hundreds of emails from checking all the details to buying museum tickets or restaurants reservation etc. Some are hotel’s issue but some are not. Surprisingly, hotel staff Sabina is so helpful!! She is my angel helping me solving all kinds of questions. We successfully bought Uffize tickets and ate Bistecca alla Fiorentina (famous huge steak) and enjoy other good restaurants. It’s all because Sabina’s help!!

We got thank you email from the organizer of this group. She is very happy with Hotel Colombas’ services!! (Everybody should!!) They feel at home and the owner just like 'family' , very friendly and hard working! Great location and nice coffee too. If 100 is the best score, she gives Hotel Colomba '101'.

Me either, I rate the hotel 6 star for everything they have done!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Buxton, ME
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We loved this hotel, it was right in between the Statue of David, the Duomo and the markets, 5 or 10 minutes walk to everything. The hotel room was bigger than most we had in Italy, and the price was very good. It is on the second floor, and I have seen some people complain about the steps up and the old elevator, but really, this is a 500-year old building, and you have to expect to do some walking and climbing to see authentic Italy. Breakfast was simple but fine. Sabina was very helpful, marking up a map with all of the local highlights on our arrival so we didn't have to hunt much, and giving us tips on how to get tickets to some of the museums that can be hard to get into. There were always staff there when we returned and departed, and we felt very safe there. We would stay there again if/when we go back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Colomba
Address: Via Camillo Cavour 21, 50129, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#45 Family Hotel in Florence
#65 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#74 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Colomba 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Colomba prefers the familiar look and aims to make travelers feel at home. The hotel staff is well prepared and ready to respond to all the needs of travelers. Located in a central area of Florence, this hotel is also famous for its cooking. ... more   less 
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