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Hotel Ester
Ranked #170 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Proper attention to service...none of the 'here are your keys,off you go!' type service. Room was clean & functional. No view but I didn't book the hotel to stay inside all day! Location a key factor. When your flight is delayed & you're tired...a 2 minute walk from Santa Maria Novella Station is welcome. Close to almost everything. In short...in Florence...definitely value for money.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank andylporter
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This was a wonderful family hotel very close to the train station, which was helpful to us, as we did several day trips from Florence by train. The room was cheerful and clean. The bathroom was modern. Our room faced a busy street, but sound was not noticeable. The people who ran the hotel were very friendly and helpful. A comfortable ambiance; not your cookie cutter chain hotel.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
Thank Petra V
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Good little "flash packers".. Minutes from the train station and easy to wander to all the Fierenze sites. We had a huge room with a private bathroom, PC with good internet connection in the room and a large flat screen telly. Very happy with staff, location and room and would definitely book again if we were back in Florence.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank AdamMarkFord
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

After traveling for 9 weeks in Europe at this price range hotel I discovered this gem.They have comfortable beds, soft pillows, sky TV, airconditioning, a computer in each room, great wifi, international calls , a fridge,hairdryer, electric jug and drying rack for clothes. they do your washing for a few euro, clean rooms and a safe in the room. They are really close to to the train and bus stations and a supermarket. the markets are within 5 mins walk and the Duomo maybe only about 15 mins maximum, safe walking here at night. The staff are helpful and most speak pretty good English , they supply maps and info about buses and the city attractions.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
Thank karin s
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Just a stroll from Florence station ( 100m) , friendly front desk and room # 23 on the fifth floor has views of the Duomo that will delight you and your camera. The bells are a nice touch. The room has a balcony, and shop across the street at local supermarket and enjoy an Al Fresco dinner on your balcony overlooking this historic city.Room is AC, About the only downside is the tiny shower cubicle, almost impossible to use in comfort.
Good value for money and so convenient!

Room Tip: Room #23 just for the balcony and views.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gunner do
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

The Hotel Ester was really nice! As a seasoned traveler, I am used to being a bit disappointed here and there, but this was a pleasant surprise. Florence is NOT cheap, but this hotel represented good value. Staff were amazingly helpful and friendly, whilst the room was lovely and also clean as a whistle. The location is literally min from the station and 8mins walk from the Duomo I'd estimate. (BE AWARE THAT YOUR ROOM MAY NOT BE IN THE MAIN BUILDING THOUGH). They also have a building across the street, which by the way is fine and the rooms are all very nice. Added bonus of a PC in my rooms, as well as air-con (I never book a room without it) and a lovely shower. Only small problem I had was finding the hotel, but many people spend a while in Florence searching for their hotel, as addresses can be confusing. So, here goes: If you come by train, turn left at the end of the platform, out of the doors to your LEFT and cross the street towards McDonalds facing you. Then, turn right at end of crossing so that you are passing McDonalds on your left. Then turn first left into Via Nazionale, cross the street and see the large yellowish building, find the archway in the middle of that building, enter and you will see a wrought iron gate on your left and one to the right, take the one on the right, call the lift to the left of the stairs and go to the second floor - That is Hotel Ester reception :-) Honestly, just follow these directions and you will be fine - Otherwise it is difficult to find - I spent about 20mins looking. But, as far as quality and value go, it's really lovely.

Room Tip: Maybe try the fifth (or was it 4th?) floor, as they have a good view. I stayed in two separate rooms...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

My shower was a little temperamental, but very happy for the price. Would go here again no problem. Excellent aircon for the hotter months and staff were always helpful for directions etc? Location was exceptional for both train station and main points of interest.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
Thank Greg321rw
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Address: Largo Fratelli Alinari 15, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#102 Family Hotel in Florence
#112 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $81 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ester 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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