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Soggiorno La Cupola
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Via Panzani 1, 50123, Florence, Italy (San Lorenzo)   |  
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Ranked #542 of 618 Florence B&B and Inns
Aubrey, Texas
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“Don't understand the bad reviews”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

My daughter and I are staying here 2 nights (tonight is our second night). The room we have is 2 floors up from reception. We're only one floor away from the amazing rooftop terrace! All sights and many good restaurants are within 1/4 mile of the hotel. The only bad thing we've encountered is the heat - no a/c, but the location, price, and friendly staff make up for it.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2013
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This place was not worth the money. It doesn't even look like a hotel. Feels like a make shift apartment. We didn't even last 1 night before we had to find a different place to stay. It was loud and dumpy.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The pensione is a 5 minute walk from the train station along the main road to the Duomo, its located within an apartment block between shops so look for the nameplate on the door.
The owner was waiting for us, we arrived just before 7pm, she was friendly and checked us in to one of the rooms quickly. She only spoke little English but this was'nt a problem as everything was easy & she pointed at what she could. Our room was overlooking the main street, as there are windows and shutters we didnt encounter any issues with noise.
The free internet was a bonus.
Breakfast consisted of a fresh coffee and pastry from a small cafe over the road.
We liked the roof-top terrace, our favourite view in Italy! As it's a small pensione you wont get disturbed by the staff or other guests which was great.
The Duomo is 5 minutes up the street and all the attractions are within walking distance.
Would definitely reccommend satying here - Grazie

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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West Palm Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

The hotel was older, but did the job. Beautiful rooftop terrace to have a picnic/drinks and enjoy the view of the Duomo and the rest of Florence. One downside...... traffic noise, but the ambulance driving by with sirens wailing every 15 mins. for 3 days straight got to me eventually. The Ambulance must be stationed very close, because it was non-stop. Non english speaking staff.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We have stayed there for 2 nights. The location is perfect just in the middle of train station and Duomo. Bed is clean and good.

Bathroom is a little bit small, if you are below average in terms of height and weight, I do recommend you as a budget option in Florence.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

Soggiorno La Cupola is on a great spot in Florence, more or less next to the Duomo. Its big roof terrace is amazing, with a great view of the church and bell tower and over the city. You can sit there day and night.

The room itself is small (especially the bathroom) but clean and has a nice italian atmosphere. Nice staff as well. Not around 24h/day but available when needed. Speaking italian is an advantage.

I would recommend this to anyone going to Florence!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2010

I should start by saying that our expectations were not really high (for ~$60 American what could we expect?) so what we got from Soggiorno La Cupola met, and in some cases exceeded, those expectations. Many other reviewers have mentioned that the staff (namely a woman who is perhaps the sole proprietor) is not very present and speaks only Italian. For us this worked well as we were not looking for any help or advice and preferred to come and go with little interaction. If we did need her, she provided her phone number to call. She was, too, upon check-in very friendly and animated in trying to communicate everything we needed to know, and this was after staying up late to meet us for our late arrival on a Saturday night.

The floor on which the B&B resides is fairly small, a cluster of five or six rooms off of a main sitting room/lobby. Our room was cozy and nicely appointed with a bottle of wine waiting for us at check in. We also found that the shutters/windows made the room nearly completely quiet at night, allowing both my husband and I to get solid and comfortable nights of sleep. The bathroom was tiny as others have said and the shower was slow to drain. Again, with lowered expectations (and knowing that we're staying in a building that is centuries old), it was great with us and was totally functional and reasonable for our entire three-night stay. If we had preferred, there was a larger communal bathroom and shower across the hall that we could have used.

Down the street and around the corner, we enjoyed our breakfast of juice, coffee and croissants each morning. We liked this arrangement of eating at a local cafe instead of a more traditional breakfast room with other travelers. The cafe's staff was friendly and hospitable, serving us at our table in typical restaurant fashion.

Our overall lodging and dining experience (not to mention the amazing rooftop terrace that other reviewers have written about) was a great kick-off to our stay in Italy.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Soggiorno La Cupola
Address: Via Panzani 1, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
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Ranked #542 of 618 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
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Hotel Class:3 star — Soggiorno La Cupola 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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