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Hotel Mia Cara & Spa
Ranked #106 of 411 Hotels in Florence
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London
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 30, 2009

First of all, why this hotel is marked as in Chianciano Terme when it is actually in Florence? The street address is right, but the town is wrong. Anyway, we stayed here one night and the position was very useful close to the main rail station and to the city centre. The room was spacious and clean and with the basic needs (fridge was empty). Bathroom was clean but the toilet seat was broken and there were only a couple of soap bars, no shampoo or shower gel. Breakfast is basic with croissant, bread and jam and some other small things. We enjoyed the bkfast in the outside garden. Good value hotel.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Thank Artmoz
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West Midlands
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2009

Stayed with a group fo friends, very clean, comfortable beds, good coffee, nice manager. Very reasonable prices and close to bus station.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2006

Was a little hesitant after reading all the reviews about the Hotel. But we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The location was fab - close to the train station, markets and most sights. The room was very clean and newly renovated. It was definately not as noisy as i thought it would be. A helpful & lovely family run hotel. The only downside would be the breakfast if you are expecting a hearty meal.

  • Liked — cleanliness & location
  • Disliked — the breakfast
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with family
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1 Thank Allieong
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Winnebago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2006

My daughter and I stayed 3 nights at Hotel Mia Cara in Florence. This was our first time ever in Florence and we arrived by train from Cinque Terre so we appreciated how close this was to the train station. We found Florence to be a very walking accessible city so we never had to use public transportation even with luggage. This hotel was very clean, the rooms were modern and comfortable. The bathroom was especially nice. We overslept for the breakfast (did run down and grabbed some rolls once) so can't comment on that. There were some wonderful restaurants on the same block. We were happy with what we got for the the price we paid.

  • Liked — cleanliness
  • Disliked — the stairs when you first enter, may be hard for handicapped travelers
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with family
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Thank barbrn
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Cincinnati, OH
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2006

My experience with this hotel was simply horrible.

It started with the check-in. Noticing that the hotel is located in a narrow street, with reasonable traffic, I asked for a quiet room that would not face the street. The woman that was at the reception told me that she did not know if my room faced the street, but that it was quiet. Given that the hotel is a small one, with a few rooms, I could not believe that she did not know where my room was located.

The room we stayed was OK, although the lighting was poor.

Our problem started on the first night, when at 5:00am we were awakened by a tremendous noise outside right by our window. It was so loud that it seemed to be inside our room. I opened my window and saw two sewage cleaning trucks that stayed working for two hours. This, after I asked for a quiet room. I asked the receptionist if that was usual and I was told that this was done once a week and that this would not happen again that week. Another lie: next morning at 5:30am, the two trucks came back again, this time in the building next to the hotel and stayed there for one hour and a half. On top of that, we could not stand the strong smell coming from the sewage.

The breakfast was simply croissants and coffee and the person who served breakfast was always in a bad mood.

As far as the rest of the staff is concerned, except for the woman who lied to us during the check-in, who occasionally gave us some smiles, the rest of the staff seemed like they hated what they were doing. Even the person who checked us out (I think she was one of the owners, but I am not 100% certain, did not say a single word to us, other than how much my bill was.

If you want to have a good time in Florence, stay away from this hotel. It will certainly spoil your stay.

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  • Disliked — The staff
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
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5 Thank camedeiros
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Washington, D.C.
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2006

We stayed in the Hotel Mia Cara in July 2006. This was the best hotel we stayed in during our holiday in Italy and London. The Palazzo Rosa in Venice was a close second. This hotel has an automatic door in the entrance. It also has a lift which is a big plus since many of the hotels don't have that option. The room was average size for European hotels. The room and bathroom was decorated very tastefully with bright colors. Our window faced the courtyard. So our bedroom was not facing the main street. We didn't hear very much noise in our room. The bathroom had a bidet and doors on the shower. We had to ask for our towels to be changed daily. We didn't get wash cloths. The staff was polite and helpful. The hotel is near the train station but on a side road. We were close to the Piazza Santa Novella. The major sites were probably a good fifteen minutes away walking. We needed the exercise and did not mind the walk. We had standard European breakfast which was the red orange juice and a crossaint. There was a internet cafe with a phones. The internet cafe staff were very friendly and helpful. For the price, the hotel is a good bet.

  • Liked — The room
  • Disliked — no business services
  • Tips/Secrets — Read reviews on Trip advisor. It was a big help in choosing good hotels.
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Mia Cara & Spa
Address: Via Faenza 90/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Florence
#64 Family Hotel in Florence
#120 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mia Cara & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the heart of Florence - Come and visit us! View map Hotel Mia Cara is located 200 meters from Santa Maria Novella Station and a 10-minute walk from the historic center of Florence, Hotel Mia Cara offers a hearty breakfast served daily and rooms with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, computers and flat-screen TVs. Family-run, this hotel is ideally situated, around 1 km from the Old Bridge and Piazza della Signoria, where you will find the Uffizi Gallery. Available 24 hours a day, staff are happy to provide tourist information. The property also has a TV room, a spacious lounge with original frescos, and a small garden. Breakfast is served in a bright breakfast room and includes hot drinks, bacon, eggs, fruit juice and pastries. The Hotel Mia Cara & SPA features a wellness center that includes a swimming pool Whirlpool, sauna, experience shower and a relaxation area, and offers spa treatments and massages by appointment. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mia Cara Chianciano Terme
Mia Cara Hotel Chianciano Terme

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