Hotel Villa Liana
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Hotel Villa Liana

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Sojourning at Hotel Villa Liana means staying in an oasis of tranquility even if you are staying in the historical center of Florence. Hotel Villa Liana, antique aristocratic villa from the XIX century and former consulate of the British Empire, is situated in a residential neighborhood a few minutes walk from the Santa Croce square, the Florence Dome and Galleria dell’AccademiaThe Jewish synagogue is closed to the Hotel.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Italian

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Via Vittorio Alfieri 18, 50121, Florence Italy
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fp t wrote a review Oct 2020
La-Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hidden gem is within walking distance of all major Firenze landmarks. Though small, it does offer a parking -a rare plus in a city rightfully chasing vehicles outside the centre.

The staff was extremely attentive: specific hygiene measures were taken to ensure compliance against Covid, and the premises were very comfortable -our rooms were isolated enough for us to feel in an appartment whilst having the breakfast room literally in our doorstep.

It is not a luxury place nor it feels brand new, but it is clean, has charm and personality from what it seems an ancient demeure refurbished into a hotel.

I do wish for them to survive the current pandemic onslaught -and as far as we're concerned, we'd choose the place again without hesitation.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Azerajion wrote a review Jul 2020
München
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Went here in July 2020 for a short city trip. The hotel is on the edge of the innermost city, approx. 15 minutes on foot from the major tourist spots. This allows the hotel (if you book directly with them!) to offer free parking in their small backyard outside the traffic free city zone.

The hotel is housed in a 15th century villa which shows in the high ceilings and decor but is also very spacious and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well.

For dinner, I suggest walking to the nearby Trattoria Cesarino which has a very good Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florence-type steak) and you can get a 10% off coupon at the hotel for it.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Villa Liana, Agenzia/Consulente at Hotel Villa Liana
Responded 2 Aug 2020
Thank you for your nice review!!!! Hooping to welcoming you soon in the future we wish you all the best. Hotel Villa Liana Staff
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Tishka57 wrote a review Oct 2022
Seattle, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely hotel in a very nice neighborhood of Florence. Located just outside the main tourist area Hotel Liana was still within east walking distance of everything. Very quiet and beautiful rooms. The front desk staff was exceptionally helpful. They assisted us in tracking down our luggage which was lost on our flight in. Highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Florence.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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philippew24 wrote a review Oct 2021
Athens, Greece
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great quiet location a 10 min walk from the center, spacious room, very clean. The staff is very helpful, also nice breakfast. To be in an old villa with a soul surrounded by architectural beauty inside and outside is, personally, an immense pleasure; This atmosphere cannot be replicated with a more modern arrangement, far too often stale. If I ever come back to Florence, I will return to this charming place.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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mdoesburg78 wrote a review Aug 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very friendly staff. Hotel is located near city center, only a 15 min walk to the Duomo. Hotel is situated in old Palazzo with beautiful frescos on the ceiling. Safe and private parking at the back of the hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Philip H wrote a review Jun 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely traditional hotel within walking distance of the city sights. Staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was lovely too. The room decor & size varied acriss the 2 rooms we had but both were clean and comfortable.
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Trek26020 wrote a review Dec 2004
Hertfordshire
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After taking the train from Pisa to Florence we jumped aboard a number 31/32 bus to Piazza D'Azeglio.

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights, split into two parts as we also visited Rome. For the first part we were taken to room 25, a lovely room with a double and two single beds, a fridge and balcony which overlooks the road in front of the hotel. The corridor up the top of the building was a little musty, but we just opened one of the windows in the corridor which overlooks the garden at the back and that sorted that out in a flash.

The breakfast was nice and included a good range of food. The building itself was built in the 19th century and apparently use to be the British Embassy. The frescoes on all the ceilings and decor are lovely.

However after our initial impression of this hotel we were disappointed with the second part of our stay. As with the other reviews which I have only just read here, there was a sewage problem.

Unfortunately despite complaining and asking to be moved to another room we had to stay (we had already prepaid and there were no other rooms available). Room 24 was behind the desk at the back and had a small patio... a wet towel on top of the shower plug hole was left in an effort to block out the smell but in the end we just used the bathroom across the corridor as the smell of bleach and wafts of sewage was a little to much too in the end.

Had we not encountered this room I would have highly recommended the hotel... Although maybe when booking, you should specifically ask for a room which hasn't had any reported sewage problems.

Florence was a beautiful city and this hotel just 15 minutes walk into town would have have been perfect... It is certainly an above average hotel but they really do need to sort out the sewage problem!
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Date of stay: November 2004
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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OnAir12198 wrote a review Mar 2003
St. Louis, MO
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Liana is a fifteen minute walk from the Duomo, but the price, the staff and the room made it worth the extra walk with my group of eleven college students. I shared a garden room with twin beds. Lots of light. Nice and quiet, unlike the area in the city with many of the three star and two star hotels. The shower in my room was one of the hand-held European jobs with no shower curtain, but that was survivable and even comical. The showers in some of the other rooms were American style. A note of caution, ask for a room upstairs or in the back, behind the desk. They tried to put some students in a first floor room in the front, but I made a fuss because the room smelled like raw sewage. I know I am not the only one to have complained about this room. I had read a review before I went that mentioned the same problem. Sounds like a problem with city sewage, but the room would not have been bearable. As a result they put four students in a suite instead of two twin rooms. It was not what I wanted, but a minor inconvenience. Simone and Laertes were especially nice hosts.
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Fadza01 wrote a review Aug 2013
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm writing this review whilst in the room at the hotel. this hotel delivers on all fronts. first off is the value. never have I stayed at a hotel which charges so fairly, and I've had the luxury of staying in some of the best hotels going. if it's 5* commercial environments you're after, forget it. if you're after pure character & deep history, this is for you. the character & period setting more than makes up for the lack of a 4th or 5th Star rating. then there's the staff. very helpful, great with kids, and hugely accommodating (this is my 1yr olds first trip out of the UK). the location is ideal, set on the outskirts of the city close enough to walk to the livelihood this city has to offer, but far enough that you don't have to worry about noise or traffic. the rooms are very well decorated & clean. the breakfast is what you'd expect from a European hotel, but if you're after more there are many cafes in the city which will feed you to your liking. some have complained about the lack of hot water from the shower. but if it's 40 degrees Celsius outside, who wants a hot shower?!

all round a very pleasurable experience, and this hotel is now rooted as my choice everytime, for one of the most incredible cities I've travelled to & have already planned to visit again.
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Date of stay: August 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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BarbadosAdrian wrote a review May 2012
barbados
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This former British consulate built in 1869 has been lovingly maintained/restored so that it is a virtual museum of period furniture and frescoed ceilings. We considered ourselves lucky to have disregarded the low ranking and made a choice for our 13-day stay which was fully justified, aided by the excellent management.

ARRIVAL You will be welcomed during the day by handsome Laerte or charming Simona who both speak perfect Enlgish, but the manageress, Marie Therese Blot is certain not to be far away, as unlike most managers she keeps fully involved with all aspects of the 26 room hotel.
They all provide excellent advice on nearby restaurants, shopping and transport. Tickets for local buses are sold at the front desk (Eur 1.20), also the Tour Bus for the city.

If you arrive from the Novella station (trains & buses) by taxi (Eur 10-12) you enter from Via Alfieri. The entrance door has the monogram of the hotel, and a Trip Advisor emblem, nothing more! (There is also a reminder under the glass at the front desk to send a review of your stay to TA). Walking from Novella is practicable only if your wheeled suitcase is carry-on size.The entrance lobby leads past the little bar, and PC for guest use, to the double doors leading to the parking area of the hotel and its lovely garden watched over by a terra cotta maiden. The Int, Herald Tribune is on a table to keep you abreast of world news.

INTERIOR Facing the front desk is a broad stone staircase leading up to the lounge for DVD or TV viewing, complete with tea and coffee materials at all hours. The lighting is not suitable for reading. The palatial sunny hall overlooks the garden at one end, the other leading into the breakfast serving area, then the former consulate reception room where you have breakfast. The high frescoed ceiling and carved marble fireplace are embellished with golden trim cornices with breathtaking result.

ROOMS Our spacious ground floor room (#23) had a 15ft ceiling and French doors leading out onto a shaded private terrace with table and chairs. Our large bathroom was blue-tiled and equipped with tub and bidet. The beds and pillows were very comfortable, We saw two adjacent rooms during our stay, and while not as nice as ours, were roomy & comfortable by normal standards. Our TV had around 40 channels, but none in English. There was a mini-bar, but no tea making facilities as they are provided in the lounge.

Other luxurious rooms can be seen on Hotel Liana's website or in Trip Advisor, with some being grander than others. One cannot expect the uniformity of a Hilton in a 19th Cent. mansion. Our room, facing the garden was as quiet as a cemetery, and even the rooms onto the road should not be troubled by traffic, passing motorbikes excepted.

BREAKFAST Unusually lavish for a "continental" breakfast e.g. 3 fruit juices; 5 cereals including muesli; many yoghurts, fresh fruit salad, the fattest prines you ever saw, pears and kiwi on a stand. Hard boiled eggs and an egg flan, sliced ham, bologna and salami. 4 breads toasted in an unusual toaster that my wife had to show me how to operate; brioches, rolls, cakes, fruit tarts; coffee, tea and hottish chocolate to drink. (My only criticism of Hotel Liana reflects my fussy need to have coffee piping hot. Their practice is to replenish the coffee from the kitchen in a stainless steel jug which is emptied into the already lukewarm coffee urn. This way the coffee never starts hot. I commented on the un-hot coffee to Simona who took it up with the kitchen, because she asked me the following morning if it was hotter. I had to admit it wasn't. I even suggested that the heating element under the urn was not being used. After 3 days' comments I could not make further nuisance of myself and solved my problem by asking for capucchino which was brought to our table nice and hot. But out of interest I would hold the back of hand against the urn each morning and it was never too hot for my hand. I guess this is just my foible, if other guests are happy).

LOCATION Many reviews comment on the extra 5 mins walk from Hotel Liana to the heart of the city, but usually end by saying it is a pleasant walk. This is because, being in the better part of the city one crosses Piazzale D'Azeglio with its shady trees, benches, boys' enclosed socceer field, and an area where all the lovingly groomed dogs are taken by their owners to run around and socialise. At the far corner of the park is the bus stop, including 6A or 6B to Novella station. Just beyond on Via Farini is the green domed synagogue which is a useful landmark if you lose your bearings in the city.

Towards the end of the next block on Via Carducci is Il Centro supermarket, and a few yards beyond that the collection of streets in front of S. Ambrogio church leading to all the city's main attractions.

If we had been staying in Florence less than a week I might have chosen a hotel in the historic area such as Hotel Alessandra, but I realised that to be in the thick of those busloads of tourists crowding the narrow dark streets for 13 days would be rather claustrophobic. With its own garden, and nearby parks Hotel Liana is refreshingly uncongested.

It is interesting that the No2 ranked hotel, Four Seasons is a block further away than Hotel Liana on P. Donatello but there is no adverse comment as to being far from the centre. No doubt anyone who can afford Four Seasons price will taxi everywhere. But nearby 5* Hotel Regency or H. Rita Mayor are also said to be conveniently close to downtown.

PARKING Florence is renowned for the difficulty in parking, so to anyone arriving or using a car Hotel Liana is a godsend with its own parking area accessed from the main perimeter road around the corner, Viale Antonio. There is a gate with speaker and remote opening, leading round into the garden and gravelled area for a limited number of cars.

RANKING It perplexes me that this gem of a 26 room boutique hotel should be ranked as low as 174th. I would rarely consider a 3 Star hotel so lowly ranked, but was grateful that I found it.
On reading the older reviews I suspect there is a legacy from 2009 when there was a drain smell problem in the area, long since rectified. Other nearby hotels escape criticsm for being too far away from the centre. Being so small prevents this hotel from having a fulltime restaurant, nightclub etc. With the helpfulness of all the staff making one feel very much at home one really feels that Hotel Liana deserves much higher ranking. If the low ranking does not attract the crowds, then I am grateful this enabled us to stay there so contentedly.

RESTAURANTS, LOCAL TRANSPORT ETC. I will comment on these separately as this review has become rather lengthy- but, IMO, deservedly.
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Date of stay: May 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Altho we had a great ground floor room, I think the upstairs rooms overlooking the garden must be...
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Truebluemif asked a question Jan 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom35 contributions57 helpful votes
Is there a safe in the room?
Answer from Bridget E
Bingham81 contributions23 helpful votes
yes
Mark E asked a question Oct 2017
Maryville, Tennessee
What parking Is available for your guests?
Answer from Anita D
Cornwall, Canada8 contributions6 helpful votes
When we were there, a private parking lot was accessible from the back of the hotel. Contact them to open the gate. Do not drive in front of the hotel as it is restricted and you will get a hefty fine.
pb7711111111111111 wrote a tip Jun 2022
Riverside, California376 contributions155 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"1st floor was quiet and nice courtyard/garden view and no stairs to climb"
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sittavl1 wrote a tip Oct 2019
Prague, Czech Republic4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A bit tricky to draw courtains and to make really dark"
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schaffnersharon wrote a tip Oct 2018
Denver, Colorado1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a quiet room, not on the street side."
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Gemima987 wrote a tip Sept 2018
16 contributions20 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Mosquito repellent and earplugs"
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JDB1992 wrote a tip Jul 2018
Leicestershire, United Kingdom40 contributions80 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid Room 2 on the ground floor - a lot of noise comes through from reception"
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£109 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Villa Liana
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Villa Liana?
Nearby attractions include Sinagoga e Museo Ebraico (0.2 miles), Museo Archeologico Nazionale (0.3 miles), and GAME OVER Escape Rooms - Firenze (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Villa Liana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Villa Liana?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Villa Liana?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Villa Liana?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Villa Liana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Il Palagio, Acquacotta, and Trattoria Cesarino.
Is Hotel Villa Liana located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the centre of Florence.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Villa Liana?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Villa Liana?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Villa Liana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Villa Liana?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (0.6 miles), Basilica of Santa Croce (0.6 miles), and Basilica San Miniato al Monte (1.2 miles).
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