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Hotel Por Santa Maria
Ranked #210 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 14, 2010

We stayed here for 2 nights in early July, 2010, for our honeymoon. We actually booked with Hotel Chiazza, but were informed when we got there they had a water problem with the room and made reservations for us here, at Hotel Por Santa Maria. Apparently it's owned by their son, and they called a taxi and all that jive for us (very nice people).

Anyway, the couple that runs Hotel Por Santa Maria were very nice. They gave us some information on the town, called us a cab on the way out, and let us leave our luggage there for a while on our last day.

The room was quite nicely sized, very clean, and comfortable. The portable AC unit in the room kept it cool, but it required us to drain water by hand about twice a day - no biggie, but worth mentioning. Bathroom was also a good size, clean, and modern.

The location was superb. At the end of the block is the main piazza where the Uffizi and many excellent restaurants are. It's also a 10 minute walk to either the Museo Bargello or the Duomo, and about a 15-20 minute walk to the Academia. The covered market next door also gave us a nice shopping opportunity.

We'd definately recommend this place to others. Awesome location, quiet at night, comfortable, clean, and decently priced.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2010

We spent two nights at the Por Santa Maria...The staff (owners) a young couple were most friendly and helpful...The location is wonderful...right in the heart of Florence...Rooms are all air conditioned...No problems with noise for us...great views...I will be staying here again on my next trip to Florence.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank tmshpd
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Reviewed November 16, 2009

I’d like to thanks Mrs. Liliana and all the Hotel staff, they were always very sympathic and helpful. We took a room with a private toillet, it was always clean and cozy.
The location is perfect: beside the Piazza della Signoria and near from Ponte Vecchio;
we could walk around day and night. There´s no breakfast but there are many nearby options for take a good cappuccino in the morning.
We had a very pleasant stay there, the hotel is cozy and very clean , in a next time in Florence we will certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank domm22
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Reviewed October 7, 2009

That about sums it up. If you hop out of the hotel, you will land in Piazza Della Signoria which in my opinion is the best part of Florence. The owner/manager is polite and helpful.

Tip: The shops under the train station are a great option for shopping in Florence.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

Really really a nice hotel in Florence.. close to all must visit place in Florence.. A lil bit confuse find Calimaruzza street but very close to all citi center..

Never met nice ladies like Ines and she really helpful.. Definitely will stay again in this hotel..

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 12, 2008

For only 35 euro a night, I had a great 4 nights at this property in Florence this August. It's right near the Piazza Signoria (actually can see it it you crane your neck out the window).
Bathroom was across the hall, but the double rooms had their own. Nice sink in room.
Super fresh linen every day. Portable airconditioner in the room.
The front desk gives you a key and so you feel like a real Florentine! There is an elevator up to the floor.
I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled solo
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3  Thank findley2
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Reviewed September 29, 2008

I stayed at the Por Santa Maria for one night only and had been looking for a central budget accomodation, basically I just wanted a clean and well-located place to sleep one night.
The location is fabulous (just very few steps from Piazza della Signoria and Uffizi) and my room as well as the shared bathroom were very clean.
Unfortunately, I hardly got any sleep because it was just so noisy. Noise was coming from the corridor, but more importantly from the street. I could hear every drunkward singing on the street (it was Saturday night) as if they were walking through my room and in the early morning, the garbage-trucks arrived. Windows and shutters were closed but didn't help at all.
As all I wanted from this hotel was a good night's sleep, I was quite disappointed and I probably wouldn't return, in spite of the location, low price and nice reception staff. If you're using earplugs and don't mind the noise, everything else was fine.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled solo
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3  Thank Richard R
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Address: Via Calimaruzza 3, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
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#27 Best Value Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $55 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Por Santa Maria 1*
Number of rooms: 8
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