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“Great location, nice little hotel”
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Hotel Collodi
Ranked #138 of 412 Hotels in Florence
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Edwardsburg, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
238 reviews
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“Great location, nice little hotel”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

One of my colleagues recommended the Hotel Collodi for a conference in Florence at the end of August. The location is excellent: close to the train station, conference center, central market, and just a few minute walk from the Duomo. The staff are friendly, professional, and helpful with directions. They helped me make a reservation for the Uffizi Gallery. My room was reasonably large with a mini refrigerator and was very clean and comfortable. There is a small but lovely rooftop terrace which we used for small meetings and to socialize. My own room, which was interior, was very quiet and I slept well. But my colleagues, whose rooms looked out at the street, had to deal with noise from a Cuban bar until late at night. The only real downer for me was the terrible breakfast which I can only describe for U.S. travelers as twinkies, wonder bread, and plastic cups of coffee/tea. After the first morning, I skipped breakfast entirely. There is a small market close by where I bought yogurt and juice.
Overall, my experience was excellent as this was a value hotel in a great location with helpful staff and a lovely room. But, if you don't plan to be out late partying, yourself, ask for an interior room and hope that they come up with better breakfast offerings.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Pike Road, Alabama
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We recently spent 4 days with the great staff at Hotel Collodi. This is our 3rd time to stay here and the quaint property was once a convent. The hotel has only 12 rooms but each is unique to the others and beautifully decorated. Service by the staff is superior and they are so helpful in helping with travel plans, tours, directions and restaurant suggestions. 5 star service for sure. And their location cannot be beat, one block from the huge market, 3 blocks from the Dumo. Wifi in every room......free.

Room Tip: 401 has an old well in it that used to supply the convent. 406 has two stories with a loft with sec...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

The hotel has great location, thats for sure.. We were on first floor room 402, the room itself was nice though too small, If I was planning to choose the hotel for long stay maybe I would have asked other room, as I know they have nice big Ones too, But as it was short stay I prefered to stay in same room.. Roof terace is cosy and great place for smokers, breakfast is limited but enough for morning meal.. Staff is helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Felt right at home. I really like this hotel. It is so comfortable and so nice plus it is close to some great places to eat and spend a nice evening. The room we had was very spacious, neat and very very clean. We will stay here again when we visit florence. I was looking forward to this stay here and it not only met but exceeded my expectations. Great job in management of the hotel. Well done and keep it up. I recommend this hotel to my friends and family.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We were a family of 4 consisting of 2 adults and 2 kids (7 & 10) and stayed in the quad room with loft (see picures in hotel description). We arrived at the Hotel by taxi as we couldn't be bothered walking with our cases. It would however be possible and I'd suggest it would take 15 mins or so.
We were met there by Giovanni who I'd earlier spoken to a couple of times on Skype when investigating the hotel. He was quite pleasant and seemed quite organised. We placed our bags in the hotel elevator and walked the 1 floor minus our Daughter as she accompanied the bags due to the fact the floor button needed to be held until it reached the floor your wanted. We beat her up by 30 seconds or so and decided we would in future take the stairs (not steep and broken into 3 flights) even though my wife had dodgy knees. The stairs are easy.
We entered our room and after being spoiled for room in Rome (see review) we were a bit surprised at the lack of floor space. After a few minutes though we realised that the camera angle in the pictures was used to it's maximum advantage and after unpacking realised we had more than enough room.
The bathroom was small which was to be expected but fully functional. Just a tip not to have real hot showers otherwise you won't see much due to lack of ventilation. The towels where thin but full size, surprisingly they did the job though and the texture gave a good back rub/scratch.
The beds were quite comfortable and full size, us having a large double and the kids a single each upstairs. Noise from other room could be a factor as street noise would be with windows open. We were so exhausted after 8-10 walking a day that the kids didn't hear a thing and after thinking we'd be annoyed for 5 minutes or so we would wake in the morning. No issue in the end with this and given the hotels location well worth a bit of noise. Thhere was a small television for memory but we didn't bother with it. We did pop the air conditioning on one afternoon to test it out. It did do enough to take away some heat but not a great impact. I'd suggest more would be felt in the middle of summer but don't expect a gush of cool air.
Breakfast was served in a small room downstairs that have 4 tables with 4 chairs to each. Only one morning we found it full which just meant popping back in 10 minutes. Breakfast consisted of a choice of pastries, hard boiled eggs (cold), yogurts, cereal, toast and a tea/coffee/chocolate machine along with another for juice. The pastries we restocked every 5-10 minutes as well as yogurts if required.
Plenty of cheap places to eat withing a minute or 2, under 5 minutes to Dumino, under 2 to street market and only say 10-15 mins to Ponte Vecchio (turn let outside front door, right at end of street and the keep walking.

Now onto the service.

Giovanni we found to be busier than a bee, buzzing back and forth from the front desk to the breakfast room. If you were disappointed with the remaining pastries for breakfast you only had to wait a couple of minutes and there was Giovanni refilling it. He was always seemed to have a smile on his face and acknowledged guests whenever he saw them with a warm greeting.
Then there was also Nadine who took over from Giovanni after his shift. Again nothing but smiles and very pleasant and helpful with great English also. I'd suspect Nadine could also help any German visitors also of an afternoon.

NOW.....a big tip if you like art (or not as id with me) and especially if you have kids. It is a must to walk a couple of streets to Studio D'Arte Balletti and see Caterina Balletti. She is not only an amazing artist but a truly lovely lady. The kids still haven't stopped talking about her. my son even emailed her himself yesterday which reminds me aI have to do the same and send her some pictures. AGAIN....this is a must as you're under 5 minutes away and I'm not an art lover by far (even didn't bother with statue of David whilst there). Tell her Bradley and Jessica say Hi (my kids) and watch her smile.

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Would I stay here again? After the 1st 5-10 minutes I would have said no. Now it's a resounding yes given the location and service. I'm sure there is better out there but we wouldn't risk it and this is more than enough.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Florianopolis, SC
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115 reviews
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Close to most of the main tourist atractions and the train station. Rooms of a reasonable size for the price paid, breakfast room was a bit cramped at times but selection was OK. Staff all very friendly and eager to help.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank stevepaint
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Hook, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
Reviewed June 13, 2013

We found this hotel via Tripadvisor and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Florence was very busy and crowded, but the hotel was a haven of peace and quiet, and the staff most friendly and helpful. We could walk to all the places of interest, and the hotel was close enough to the Duomo, that we could easily return and flop out there after climbing up into the dome! There were plenty of eating places nearby, both touristy and more traditional. Would definitely recommend to any future visitors

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Collodi
Address: Via Taddea 6, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#93 Family Hotel in Florence
#96 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Collodi 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Collodi is a lovely little hotel located in the historical centre of Florence. It is located within walking distance to the most important sights and museums. ... more   less 
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