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“Good hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Nazionale
Ranked #291 of 422 Hotels in Florence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Located a few minutes walk away from the Florence SMN station, and nearby to the other attractions such as churches. There are a few restaurants and bars nearby, so it is very convenient if you are a bit tired.

The room was neat, it was a good enough sleep, although the walls are a bit thin.
There is free wifi, but the signal strength is not great, and it keeps logging you off every 15 minutes or so.
It is good enough if you want to have a quick browse on your laptop/phone. There are a few computers downstairs if you want a better internet experience.

The breakfast was good, the choice was enough, and the dining area was pleasantly clean.

Overall, it is a good hotel for a nice price.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Harry C
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Pros : Well located, a few minutes walk from SNM and main parts of the city. Clean room and friendly staff. We rented a room with washroom which was kept tidy enough.
Cons : The wifi did not work in our room though, we had to go to the common room to get internet access. While we were expecting breakfast, the lady told us on the first day that she did not serve it during this period. We did get a discount though on our final bill.
Overall, the price is reasonable for the location and quality.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff
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63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We booked on the 27th May having searched Expedia for wifi included hotels in the centre. On arrival, the first thing the lady told my wife was that the wifi had been down for a month as she was changing providers. Wifi is something we really rely on when we travel as we use it to keep in touch with friends, check restaurants, weather and things to see (blessed TA), so we spent quite a long portion of that evening looking for places that had wifi that worked (the pub next door had wifi what wouldn't let you connect).

In the morning, when we mentioned to the lady that we had booked wifi, she told us we should have read the terms and conditions as it stated there that wifi was not available until the end of June. I checked this out later as I had printed out the contract and there were no such terms when I had booked, so they had been added since I had booked a couple of weeks before (I suspect shortly after my wife arrived the previous evening, but have not asked Expedia about this).

It put a downer on the three days of our trip really, but if you aren't worried about such things, the room itself was basic (no tv) but clean and very well located. It is not really a hotel, but more a hostel with a normal door at street level, but quiet enough and with en suite). I must say, in other respects, the lady was very helpful and also discounted our stay 5 euros a day when we left and appeared to genuinely care in an argumentative sort of way.

We took some time (without the Internet and TA to help us) finding a good place to eat and would recommend the buffet at Cruise Lounge Bar a couple of blocks away. For 8 euros, you get a generous glass of good wine and well prepared cold buffet with pasta, salad, fish, calamari, sandwiches and so on. We found it late, but hopefully this may help someone.

Room Tip: I recommend asking about whether the wifi is sorted (may have mentioned that in my review ;-) )
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank ElGales
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IRAN
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

The hotel is located in a good area near to all important parts of florence. However there is no elevator there is a friendly Manola there who always ready to healp you.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Samereh
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Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Matteo and Manola treat you like family. This is a nice, simple, conveniently located hotel in the heart of Florence. Hotel Nazionale is perfect for the college student, the backpacker, the budget traveler or anyone who wants a simple hotel with no fuss. The hotel is a quick walk from the SMN train station.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank LLBSacto
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Fresno, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

Hotel Nazionale was a wonderful place to stay when I visited Florence. The rooms are large, the beds are comfy, and each room has it's own private bathroom and shower, which is really really nice! The staff couldn't have been nicer, which was one less thing we had to worry about. The location is great. Just a couple minute walk from the main train station, so you don't have to drag your bags very far, and you don't have to worry about paying for a cab! It's about a 7-10 minute walk from the main town square (Piazza del Dumo) and only a five minute walk to the San Lorenzo Market. The staff is very willing to help you if you need recommendations or directions getting somewhere. You also get free breakfast, which you won't find at every hotel. I strongly recommend Hotel Nazionale for your stay in Florence. I will definitely stay there when I go back!

ps. room 9 (one of the triple rooms) has a great view of the Duomo :)

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank jquinn2
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Property: Hotel Nazionale
Address: Via Nazionale 22, 50129, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
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Ranked #291 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Nazionale 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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