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“Not a hotel... but a hostel? DO NOT stay during Summer!!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Bavaria
Ranked #164 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Not a hotel... but a hostel? DO NOT stay during Summer!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and it wasn't the best place to stay. You have to climb alot of stairs to reach this place and is the worst during Summer. The room was nice with basin and a fan and they also provided towels and shampoo (which was not refilled during our stay). The shared bathroom is so-so, it's sometimes not that clean as many people use it. During Summer, the heat is unbearable in the room and you have to open up the window to provide some kind of relief. However, when you open the window, you let in the mosquitoes and the noise from the street. You will just be constantly bitten by mosquitoes and the fan does little to help with the heat. At the end of our stay we had bites everywhere and it was the most uncomfortable stay I've ever had. The location is quite good, however Florence is a city where all the attractions are within walking distance. Do yourself a favour and avoid this place during Summer or suffer from the heat, mosquitoes and the street noise.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

The only downside was the shared bathroom but this is a minor issue because it was always clean and free. The hotel is quaint and very friendly and well situated. Highly recommended if you want a friendly hotel in a good location that has history and character

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Max4s
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New Johnsonville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Very friendly staff who spoke excellent English and were eager to help in any way possible. They even allowed us to use their fax machine to contact a hotel we would be staying at later in our trip! The rooms are not air conditioned, but a fan is provided which we found to be sufficient. Excellent location - very close to the Duomo. We were pleasantly surprised to find a shower in our room; only the toilet was shared. The breakfast provided is plain, but no worse than any other B&B in Italy that we visited. The entrance could be better lighted at night, and the automatic door stays open a bit longer than one would desire for top security, but overall we were very happy staying here. Would definitely recommend this property to other travellers!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Haley J
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otterystmary
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74 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Located in part of a converted palace, this amazing hotel is just like the pictures. We stayed in a triple room-No 15- at the back of the hotel overlooking the Duomo. 70 Euros/night. Large high ceiling room including sofa,desk,balcony with table and chairs.There is a communal lounge area with lovingly polished antiques! The room on the floor above the reception/lobby area, so even more stairs, which is fine if you're fit.Clean and quiet with private shower. The fan was essential as the day temp was 36*C. Adequate breakfast. The hotel sign is tiny-we almost walked past it! There is a great supermarket nearby- Pegna, and a lovely friendly pizza etc snack bar-Cucciolo.

Shared toilet rather busy in the morning, but to be expected and was aware of this when booking

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Stayed for one night with family in May 2012 . We got a very big n spacious with 1 queen bed and 2 twin beds. It has a very nice bathroom and overall the stay was very comfortable with nice staff and their great service. We were able to cover all attractions in florence because of the hotel location about 5 minutes to main attractions. It is true that the entrance of the hotel is little bit hidden but not difficult. The train station is about 15 minutes and close by restaurants. I would definitely visit this place again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

The hotel staff and very friendly and helpful. The lobby is lovely and the location is very central. However, the rooms are dated and the bedding and beds themselves are worn and uncomfortable. We too had issues with the mosquitoes and being bit. This was very unpleasant and did not make us want to return. The breakfast was OK but not great, they could do a bit more to improve it. There are many steps to climb to reach this hotel and no elevators, so would not recommend to elderly or older people who have trouble climbing stairs. The price and location is what made us choose this hotel but we would not recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

Very very nice hotel compared to the price of the rooms. So close to everything that it surprises me how it can be so cheap. The service is very helpfull and the breakfast is enough. We stayed at a room with our own private roof terrace wich were absolutely wonderfull.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Bavaria
Address: Borgo degli Albizi, 26, 50100, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#136 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Bavaria 1*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO HOTEL BAVARIA, History and charm in Renaissance FlorenceA few steps from the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore (alias Florence's Duomo), immersed in the artistic treasures of Florence, on the third floor of the Palazzo Ramirez-Montalvo, Hotel Bavaria will frame your unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
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