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Hotel Silla
Ranked #61 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Never quite stayed in a Hotel like this ,even though they were renovating it was very old fashioned and needed
more than a face lift !!
Having said that it was quiet and roomy.
Car park charges were 19 Euros per day over priced we agreed.
Position was good just a short walk over the river to centre.
Stayed 3 night 29th Sept for 3 nights.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This hotel looks a bit dated, but in a sort of cute English b&b kind of way. It is centrally located - right across the river from many of the major sites. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They recommended a great restaurant in the neighborhood one evening. There is a bus stop nearby and the bus will take you to/from the train station and to many major areas of the city. The hotel also has a lovely veranda, which is a perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee in the afternoon. There is free wi-fi and the hotel offers free use of a laptop in the lobby. The morning breakfast was fairly expansive and delicious. My only complaints are that the mattresses were very hard and the maid was smoking in our room (twice we found cigarette ashes and a stub on the window sill) and she closed our window after cleaning which meant that the air was stale when we came back later in the day.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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hotelsilla, Owner at Hotel Silla, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2013

Dear JSandIL,
Thank you very much for the very nice words about the hotel and our staff.

I'm very worried by the fact you found cigarette's stubs on the window sill. Please be assured our staff is made by professionals who know how to do their work and they have the management's and my trust. Said that and taking into account that smoking in the room would trigger the fire alarm, I suspect someone from the windows above your room might have threw their cigarettes, so they ended up on the window sill.
If we knew about this issue during your staying at the hotel it would have been easier to find out what exactly happened, still I'd be very grateful if you could write us to let us know the number of the room you stayed in.

Thank you again for your time,
Best Regards
Claudio Belotti

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

The staff at Silla Hotle were fantastic, especially Laura who served esppresso drinks in the morning and was always working hard. Salvo at the front desk was really nice and helpful. He provided good tips on where to dine and where to shop. One funny thing, the faucet handle in the bathroom sink kept falling off. The staff tried to fix it but it made using the sink a little challenging. Good location for exploring the city.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great location in the Oltrarno. Just a short walk from major sites in Florence, but away from major street traffic. Neighborhood has a variety of local eating places within minutes. Nice neighborhood feel. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

This place was perfect. The service was excellent from the very attentive staff. Enjoyed the terrace/bar area on more than one occasion. Chainti was very reasonable. Would spend more on quality though. Pretty well located making the city seem like a smaller city. Our room was not huge but it was clean and the bathroom was decent size with a tub over shower. I would totally recommend this property.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The hotel Silla was a welcome relief! When we arrived My sister had been assigned a large, light room and we had been assigned a small room looking directly at a hedge, We were moved after the first night to a great room. As with many small hotels - room sizes can vary alot! A Rick Steves travel group was also staying in the hotel. They had free WI-FI which is not common in many places in Italy. The breakfast was great. The front desk was very helpful as we had paid for a city tour that was cancelled due to the European bike race being in town and several road closures.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Wow this room was huge even by American standards let alone European standards. I had a double room all to myself and it was perfect for a week in Florence. Plenty of dresser and closet space to unpack. Big bathtub to soak those aching feet and legs after a day of sightseeing. On the other side of the Arno so quieter, but still within walking distance of all the sights. Good coffee shops and restaurants right in the same area. Escalator so don't have to climb stairs. Breakfast good; lovely patio. Staff all super helpful, especially for a solo woman traveler.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Address: Via dei Renai, 5, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Piazzale Michelangelo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#49 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $93 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Silla 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your moments of rest in Florence in a XV century palace, away from the tourist crowds but at only 5 minutes walking distance from Ponte Vecchio, Uffizzi Gallery and the Cathedral. Have your buffet breakfast in our lovely terrace or just relax with a refreshing drink after a day among art, history and shopping. Hotel Silla offers a gracious hospitality. Each of our well-furnished rooms has air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar, direct-dial telephone and safe. The hotel is provided with a spacious garage, located in the same hotel building. ... more   less 
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