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Alex House
Ranked #561 of 649 Florence B&B and Inns
Hamburg, Germany
1 review
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“awesome location!”
Reviewed July 8, 2011

Very friendly staff, clean and comfortable facilities. Has everything you need to make your trip easy and hassle free., Great location ,walking distance to many tourist spots!!

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

It was completely awful. We arrived at 2:30PM after letting them know we'd arrive between 2 and 3. There was nobody there. We had to call the manager and wait outside for 15 minutes just to check in in the middle of the afternoon. We booked a double bed -- they gave us a room with two single beds of uneven height, so we couldn't even push them together to yield a bigger bed.

The room we stayed in was tiny, cold, and ugly. The building it was in -- a building separate from reception -- was downright scary. There were two books in the building -- an Italian White Pages and a Guidebook of Italy. The White Pages had a crushed cockroach on the bottom cover. The Guidebook was missing the pages on Florence. There were no towels. From the room we were in, you could hear everything occurring both outside on the streets and in the other rooms in the building -- and we had the window closed. I am not a light sleeper, and it was impossible to sleep for more than a couple hours at a time due to the noise from outside.

The woman working at the front desk was nice enough. The location is very good. That's about all there is to say on the positive side. The room cost 80 Euros. Buy a big cardboard box, station it outside the Duomo, and save yourself 78 Euros. The experience would be pretty similar. In all seriousness, do not stay here. Splurge an extra 20 Euros for a real hotel -- it will be worth it. We considered just packing up and finding a new hotel, and considering the 80 Euros sunk cost. If Florence weren't so amazing, this place would be enough to ruin a vacation.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2005

Alex House, Florence, Italy.
Great location! Hundred steps from Uffizi and 300 yards from Santa Croce. A bit noisy in the night, when crowds were getting from one place to another. We stayed there in September 2005. Booked with HostelPlanet.
We met younger receptionist only when checking in and out. We had a key to the room and the gate, complete freedom. It is more the apartament than hotel room. Small living room with fridge (!) and two rooms plus bathroom. We paid for "ensuite" and "owned" the bathroom (locked). Second room was occupied only for one night.
Clean room and bathroom - no AC.
I also recommend Trattoria Anita, close by. Excellent food and nice service (closed on Monday).

  • Stayed September 2005
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Reviewed August 5, 2005

I was a bit worried about this accommodation before we arrived because it was the cheapest hotel in our 5 week trip and it hadn't been reviewed in trip advisor. I need not have worried! the hotel was in a fantastic location, only steps from the Duomo and all the sights of Florence.

We had the family room with a double bed and 2 singles. the room was very large, spotlessly clean, had plenty of cupboard space and included a small table and chairs in an alcove. The bathroom was large with a shower big enough for two.
The room wasn't luxurious - the floor had tiles rather than carpet and wasn't airconditioned,( the fan didn't cover all 3 beds no matter how much we adjusted it!) There wern't many rooms and not all had ensuites so I would book early. I don't think there would be better value in Florence.

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Property: Alex House
Address: Borgo dei Greci 13, 50122, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
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Ranked #561 of 649 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
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Number of rooms: 5
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