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“Very good location, hotel in transition”
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Albergo Firenze
Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in Como
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Had a lovely view from the small balcony overlooking the Piazza Volta. Location very central for restaurants, sights and the ferry. WiFi was irregular and air conditioning woefully inadequate for the warm weather. When we mentioned both problems we were told that the hotel was under new management and these were things that would be addressed. Alas, too late for us.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We had room number 32 which opened up to a stunning lake view in the morning! The boat service is right across the street and is in a great location - perfect for evening strolls and people watching.
It is worth getting a day pass to go see Mennaggio and Varenna...the two other beautiful towns nearby.
Note that it may be possible to take the train from Varenna to Milan as an alternative to taking the train from Lac Como to Milan. It will save you money if you are heading to Milan after the trip to Bellagio, which is about 45 minutes by taxi from Lac Como. You can take the ferry (2hours for the slow ferry - about 4.50 euros) or the hyrdofoil (about 20 euros a person - 35 minutes). The ferries and hyrdofoil will drop you off right in front of the hotel!

Room 32 had AC, room 12 did not. The showers are hand held type in a tub, no enclosures. Excellent breakfasts!

Room Tip: Some rooms (room 32 ) have AC. Not all do. At night, you may not need it though, as it can get coo...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

Location of the hotel is great, right amongst all the cafes, restaurants and across the road from the pier, where we got the boat up Lake Como. Room was a reasonable size and pretty clean & tidy inside. There were a few gripes we had though: It was noisy until the cafe's closed at night and there was no air-con but the main thing that totally disappointed us was NO INTERNET FOR OUR ENTIRE 3 DAY STAY. It was very frustrating not being able to check emails and research/plan our trip. In fact this was the only hotel in Europe we stayed at which had no working internet (it was broken down apparently). Oh, the breakfast was pretty decent, and the staff were helpful (and sympathetic!) Apparently the hotel has been through a number of different managers in the past 18 months which is why things aren't going too smoothly.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night on the spur of the moment -- a day trip that turned into an overnight. The location is perfect for people-watching - steps away from the bustling piazza. The room was a comfortable size, not too tiny, and a very good value. We ate dinner in the piazza that night and had a wonderful time watching all the people and dogs walking by. Best surprise was breakfast the next morning, which included a delicious buffet of breads, meats, cheeses, fruit, and other good stuff.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

This small hotel, overlooking Piazza Volta, is in the heart of Como and just a short walk from the Lake. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms beautifully clean, and the breakfast excellent. The dining room staff were, in particular, efficient, friendly and patient. The only problem could be that, in Summer, Como is very popular with tourists, and concerts in the square below the hotel are quite loud and go on until late at night, so if you are at the front of the hotel, sleeping could be a problem! However, if you like live, good and diverse entertainment, Como is the place. No need for a car, everything is within walking distance, although bicycles are very popular and useful. Many of the local shops have English-speaking staff.

Room Tip: try to get a room at the back of the hotel because of the noise from the Piazza, but it isn't a...
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

This hotel was a huge disappointment. It's in a great location in the heart of Como, and looks out onto a cute little plaza. However, I have never slept on such a horrible bed in my life. Honestly, sleeping on the floor would have been more comfortable. Fire alarm went off at 5am (there was no fire). The hotel over booked and forced my parents out of the hotel, despite them having made a reservation. "Breakfast" was poor. Glass of juice, fruit from a can, and a slice or two of bread and ham. Will not stay again. Try staying at Albergo De Luca while in Como. Great hotel with great staff.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

Four of us stayed two nights at this hotel. The staff were very friendly and most helpful. As the hotel is situated one street back from the main road it is very quiet. The rooms are small but are clean and the linen and towels are of good quality. The breakfast which is included in the price is good. It hotel is in an ideal position, as it is 3 minutes walk to the boat ferry station and the old part of the city starts just behind the hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Albergo Firenze

Address: Piazza Alessandro Volta 16, 22100, Como, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in Como
Price Range: £67 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo Firenze 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Firenze is a welcoming 3-star hotel located in a historical Neoclassical building, in the centre of Como, in Piazza Volta, meeting point of the town. Hotel Firenze is situated in the limited traffic area: however, guests can reach the hotel by car and leave their luggage, they can then declare the number plate and the model of their car to the reception in order to avoid fines.The advantage of the pedestrian area is allowing guests to enjoy the maximum relax without the trouble of the noise of the city traffic. Hotel Firenze is located at walking distance from the Como S. Giovanni railway station and from the FerrovieNord railway station, both important for connections between Como and Milan. The little tourist pier of Como represents the starting point to reach the wonderful lake destinations such as Bellagio, Argegno, Tremezzo and many others.In this hotel, business travelers or visitors on vacation will find an ideal place to relax and refresh close to the lake. Hotel Firenze offers its guests the best services: the large hall overlooking Piazza Volta – where breakfast is served every morning – and hosting business appointments as well as meetings with friends for entertaining moments; free internet wireless connection; 44 rooms equipped with digital TV, direct telephone, mini-bar, air-conditioning and hairdryer.The kind and reserved staff, the welcoming and familiar atmosphere, the quality services complete the offer and guarantee a pleasant and unforgettable stay. Hotel Firenze is an excellent starting point to visit the town of Como. The hotel is located close to the spectacular lakeside promenade, while the streets around the hotel branch out with their many boutiques, restaurants and tourist attractions.A boat ride is mandatory when in Como and represents the ideal opportunity to visit wonderful landscapes, while a trip aboard the renowned funicular climbing along the mountain as far as Brunate will let you enjoy a breath-taking view on the city and on the basin of the Lake Como. ... more   less 
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