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“nice hotel, not sure about location”
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Hotel Lido
Ranked #370 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Reviewed April 17, 2011

this is a nice hotel, very clean and modern with friendly helpful staff, who speak good english, and will do all they can to help you, provide directions and book taxis!
the breakfast is lovely with a good selction for european standards. the room was small but comfortable with a bed, wardrobe, desk, bathroom with a jet shower, i was in a single room, so other rooms in hotel may be larger. there is a nice terrace for guests to use, there is free wifi for hotel guests to use, you just need to get a code from reception! the only problem i had with this hotel was the location, it is about 25-30min away from the center with not much around in the form of restaurants and shops. in the daytime i had no problem walking back to hotel, but at night i would much rather getting a taxi as i was a solo traveler. overall this was a nice hotel just not a great location!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 20, 2011

the hotel is in a very nice position, not too far from the center (10 minutes walk, worth it because of the traffic limitations in the city center)
nice deal for medium/short trips, we booked for 3 nights and the last night was 50% off.
good breakfast, excellent service (the staff is very kind, knows a lot of places to suggest, called 2 places for us just to ask if they're open and how much the entrance costs).
the staff speaks at least english and french very well.

the room we were in was awesome, very big, clean (without moquette, tiled floor)
internet is wi-fi and free (and also VERY fast)

they have a huge balcony and a very nice garden

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2010

Perfect 4 stars! Good price, good location, cozy. Milena, the girl in the front desk is wonderful, friendly, always willing to help in everything! Love that place!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank AventuraBird
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Reviewed May 10, 2009

Although this hotel is a 15 minute walk from the centre - you can walk along the beautiful river bank and it really doesnt seem that far. The staff were very helpful and had good english. The room was excellent, spacious, clean and with everything we wanted. the bathroom was modern, clean and had a good shower. There are terraces to the hotel but we didnt use them as we were only there one night. The breakfast was good - although get there early to make sure there's still some of everything left (i think it's served until 9.30). If you're planning on flying into or out of florence airport (for info) the taxis will cost you 20 euros plus 1 euro per bag. We ate out at Golden View bar and restaurant - the food was really good - for 50euros you can get a three course meal while listening to their live jazz singer and if you're lucky enough you can get a seat overlooking the ponte vecchio and the river. There are loads of leather merchants in florence so make sure you haggle if you're thinking of parting with money. The queues for the duomo were huge when we were there so think about getting up early to get in before the hordes. If you're staying in Florence for a few days, a trip to siena is worthwhile - the train is direct and takes an hour and a half (12 euros 20 return).

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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3  Thank traveller1079
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Reviewed October 5, 2008

We found the hotel whilst driving into Florence.
It seems to have been recently renovated, and we were all looking forward to a comfortable nights sleep.
However the beds are really soft so none of the group could sleep well.
The bathrooms looked really clean on the first glance but there were a few stray hairs around. The power shower cabinet did not work well and did not drain well.
Breakfast was not worth it, Much better to drive into the city and have a real coffee.
But the price was ok and we could park easily.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 13, 2007

The hotel rooms and service were nice. The bathrooms were immaculate! I couldn't believe, cleaner than my own..and a nice size for European standards. Breakfast was good, but not great selections...not very breakfasty for American standards. HOWEVER, they claim to have A/C, but they never used it. It was some of the worst sleep we've had and we really needed it after long days of walking and sightseeing. Sleeping with the windows open wouldn't have been bad if not for the extremely noisy street the hotel is on and it's location in Mosquitoville. My husband and I were covered in mosquito bites each morning (seriously 30+ each). The hotel management couldn't believe we had difficulty sleeping, there were no other rooms anyway.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank lrs17
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Reviewed August 9, 2007

This was a great hotel! I loved the fact that it had a bed and breakfast feel to it. I realize some people may not like that but that is why I agree with another comment made by a traveler that The Lido may not be for everyone. The bathroom was excellent and very clean. I loved the big green window shutters. Very cute place and staff was great! Great location too.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Teech34
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Address: Via del Ghirlandaio 1, 50121, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #370 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Price Range: $70 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lido 3*
Number of rooms: 1
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