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Hotel Vasari Palace
Ranked #151 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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18 reviews
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“VERY NOISY”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you arrive in Florence by train then the position of Vasari Palace is hard to beat.
The centre with all of its attractions is only 15 minutes walk and restaurants abound.
The hotel is a little tired but clean and pleasant enough.
The reception staff are outstanding, with nothing to much trouble.
The only down side for me was the noise from the road outside, weekends are particularly bad and sleep was difficult. Double glazing would help but may not be in keeping with the originality of the old hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

I stayed at the Vasari Palace for two nights in mid-April. The hotel is about a five-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station, but is well removed from the attendant hustle and bustle, fast-food outlets, etc. However, the street on which it is located is open to vehicular traffic, which could pose a noise problem for street-facing rooms. (I was given a room facing an interior courtyard, which proved to be quite tranquil.) The doors of the rooms feature rather arresting life-size portraits of 17th- / 18th-century aristocratic ladies. Room decor was spartan and somewhat old-fashioned, although the bathroom and its fixtures were modern. It did not appear that my room was equipped with air conditioning, which could be an issue in warmer weather. Front-desk staff was always courteous and hospitable. All in all, a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Like other reviewers, we thought that with such unbeatable rates in a city like Florence, we could not expect much. We were pleasantly surprised for the two nights we stayed. The hotel is comfortable, in an excellent location - 5 minutes from the railroad station and within walking distance of all the sights of Florence. A nice breakfast is served each morning and the staff is helpful and welcoming. While the rooms are more or less no frills, and the bathrooms rather small, the beds were comfortable and we slept very well. The hotel well serves its purpose as a pleasant place to sleep after enjoying the pleasures of Florence during the day. (One does not come to Florence to stay in a hotel room.) The value for the money is excellent. I would come back again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

I liked it. When booking this kind of hotel one has a certain amount of trepidation, the likelihood that it will be a dump (at this price) is quite high. However, my fears were relieved when I entered. It is not a high end property so expect to compromise on a few things, such as the shower. Nevertheless you get what you pay for and taken as a whole it represents good value for money.

The real selling point is the location. It is bang in the centre of town near the S.M. Novello. From here you can walk anywhere and in a city like Florence that is a great bonus.

The staff are also nice and helpfull.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

I really liked this hotel. Its location is very central and you can walk everywhere. Having my car parked in the hotel courtyard was a great bonus. It was also easy to reach the place as it is just next to the railway station.

The hotel is welcoming, the beds were OK and the service very helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. The only minus goes to the size of the bathroom - it is tiny!
I will definitely stay there again if back to Florence.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Lyon, France
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I had an experience similar to the previous post. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the hotel was very clean. The shower was tiny, but we had sliding doors, it was almost impossible to raise my arms the wash my hair and I am not a large person. The beds and pillows were very uncomfortable. There was an unpleasant smell in the room, like it used to be a smoking room. It's a very loud area and the street noise was too much even with thick windows.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Mountain View, California
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We were very pleased with the staff at the Hotel Vasari, but unfortunately the accommodations were not pleasant.

My main complaint is the shower. The shower was so small, that the curtain stuck to you the entire time. Our room also smelled musty and damp. Opening the windows did not help.

It may have just been our specific room. I do love the Renaissance theme of the hotel. Each rooms door is a different painting, and each room is decorated with prints of famous paintings as well.

Location is also great if you are traveling by train within Italy. We will probably try and stay somewhere else if we return however.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Vasari Palace
Address: Via Bernardo Cennini 11, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #151 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vasari Palace 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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