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Hotel Etrusca
Ranked #398 of 420 Hotels in Florence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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86 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“basic hotel”
Reviewed September 22, 2011

I arrived at this hotel very late due to the train system breakdown. Luckily I made a call to the hotel and told them that I will reach very late, like 1am. The location is good, near to the attractions and main train station. The rooms are very basic. Some hostel I stayed in Europe is actually better than this hotel. You get what you paid for. I got the whole double room for my own ^^ which was near to the reception so I had a good signal for the wifi. The receptionist was friendly. The bathroom was quite a disaster where the water won't flow. So after each bath, I basically flooded the bathroom. The bathrooms are basic, cleanliness is ok, but not great. The best thing about the stay for me was I got the whole room myself for the shared room price :)

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Nuremberg, Germany
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2011

Positive: Location is really great, close to the market and the old town, not far to the station as well. Rather save as well it seemed.
Negative: Stayed with 4 friends in one room - too small. No A/C , very hot. The bath room was nasty and the girls really had issues to use it.

Overall not worth the 104 EUROS we paid.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2011

Well i am pretty much impressed to see a lot of good comments about this "hostel" .
Wish what should I start .
Firstly I am a traveler and I have been in few hostels around Europe . This one disappointed me as u cannot imagine , I had a private room .

Why to not go there :
- small and dirty
- the smell in the room was of something similar with not cleaning properly for days
- the sink we had in the room spread awful gem
- bathroom dirty
- to hot inside (they pretend on Internet that they have air conditioned but actually we got a fan if u are lucky which makes a noise similar to a taking off plane )
- the window opened to interior court as that all the neighbors could see your bed

Definitely I would avoid "Hotel etrusca" whenever I gonna glance it .

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2011

Yes, is a good place to spend a day in Florence, especially if you don't need to spend lots of time in hotel. Basic and confortable room (ac in our room). Was really quiet and clean and the staff was very friendly. I reccomend this place to all the people who don't need luxury but just a room to sleep and feel confortable.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Josh V
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Holland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 12, 2011

The staff is the best thing there. Rooms are simple but confortable and in general the place is clean. Perfect location.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2011

This place is cheap and within walking distance of the train station in the town, however, calling it "hotel" is a joke. It looks nothing like the pictures. Our rooms smelled bad, sheets were stained, and the curtains were just sheer pieces of muslin. The shutters to keep the light out only came down a third of the way.
There was a construction site right at the back during our stay (Aug 2011) so lots of noise. And lots of bed bugs too. We also had some souvenirs of hairs in the sink from previous occupants of the room.
Initially, the staff was friendly. On our second day there, one of the guys banged on the door at 8am to tell us we needed to change rooms - we'd booked a twin; they wanted us in a room with just one double bed - we refused to move. After this, the staff was unfriendly and unhelpful and pretty much ignored us.
From a practical point of view, there is just one key if you are part of a group sharing one room - which is annoying. The elevator is very, very small - all the rooms are on the 3rd floor. Occupants of the rooms are not allowed to keep the air con remote in their own room, instead have to go to reception every time you need it.
Overall, staying at this unaccommodating and dirty hostel had a negative impact on the trip to the beautiful town of Florence.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Montrose, California
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2 reviews
Reviewed July 31, 2011

Our impression of the Hotel Etrusca got off to a wonderful start thanks to the desk attendant, Nalin. He was undoubtedly one of the kindest, most accommodating people we met during our entire two week European odyssey. The rooms were a tad small (the bathroom was practically microscopic!), but how much time should one really spend in a hotel room when they're in Florence, Italy?! Four of us had no problem sleeping and bathing comfortably in one room, and the views were expansive and gorgeous!

The hostel was a quick, easy walk from the train station, and the perfect distance from everything we wanted to see and do (Ufizzi, Academia, Basilica of Santa Croce, the Piazza della Signoria, tons of street vendors, fresh food market, etc.). There's even a great little bar right across the street that does really good food and its own craft beers that aren't too shabby! Plus they're open late. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Etrusca
Address: Via Nazionale 35, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #398 of 420 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Etrusca 1*
Number of rooms: 10
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