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“Liked the hotel, despite the noise”
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Relais Modern
Ranked #132 of 643 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Liked the hotel, despite the noise”
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Enjoyed this hotel EXCEPT for the noise from the street. Im a light sleeper so didnt get a good nights rest. My room was the only room that faces the main street (La Marmora) so I suspect this isn't such a problem in the other rooms (which face a less busy street). Otherwise, I thought this was a smart ( perhaps even 'cool') hotel in a great location. Staff were friendly and helpful, including making gallery bookings for us so we could skip the queues.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

It was not easy choosing a place to stay in Florence, where hotel´s there are very expensive. A friend indicated Relais Modern for us.
- Location - it´s in the ZTL, but not in the "historic center" of Florence. It is good, because you´re away from the crowd, but demands walking a few blocks to get to the major points. For us, it was ok;
- Facilities - its a B&B, so after 18h00 you don´t have any staff in the hotel. In the first day we had difficulties to use the TV and internet was off. We had to wait until the next day to ask for orientation (although we had a telephone number that could had been called).
Internet is free - what is great!
- Breakfast - simple but enough (bread, croissant, jams, butter, coffee/cappucino, cereals, toasts, juice). No fruit.
- Room - simple and "modern" decoration. No carpet, what is good. Although not in the "historic center", there´s noise from outside. So, if your sleep is "light", consider asking for a room facing the internal courtyard. Good shower and confortable bed.
- Staff - helpful and easy-going;
- What could be improved:
a. written information about the use of facilities;
b. orientations of behaviour should be clear (we were lucky, because there were not noise coming from the other guests, but there´s no one to guarantee it at night);
c. our room had a strange smell, although clean (we told the manager about it, and was temporarily solved (maybe something that has to do with the bathroom sewer) - but sometimes we felt the bad smell again);
d. the roof, made of plaster, had a strange and continuous sound (acceptable, though).

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Truro, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2012

I can't make a comment about the hotel itself because I never successfully managed to negotiate the reception staff in order to make a booking!

I made multiple international calls over the course of a week in an attempt to change a single room to a double room. The first 3 occasions, I was asked to call back so that the manager could be consulted. The next 3 occasions, I was promised a confirmation email which never arrived. I am not sure whether their email system doesn't work or their staff are incompetent. Either way, I lost patience and cancelled. Good luck!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Selangor, Malaysia
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

My husband and I had taken a train in from Rome, and with our luggage, we had to take a cab to the B&B. Approx, 5 min cab ride costing 11 euros ( walking to the station would have taken approx. 20 mins ).

We stayed 2 nights and everyday was a bit of a walk to and from the sights in Florence.

What we lliked :

1) Free WiFi

2) Nice, modern decor and spacious room - large enough to fit a small table and 2 chairs


What we didn't like :

1) Location - though "walk-able" to many sights ( approx. 20 mins ) it was a bit of a hassle
including lack of dinner places around the area. Also the area tends to be rather quiet at night
so didn't feel safe walking back in rather empty streets..

2) No coffee-making facilities - though we were told, upon checking, that if we wished, we could
use the kettle in the pantry.

Breakfast was in the pantry - decent with buns, croissant, cereal, and coffee/espresso, etc.

Overall, a comfortable place to stay if you don't mind walking "out" everyday.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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102 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

This was a reasonable choice for Florence. We only stayed one night, on our way out, and perhaps had been spoiled by better hotels and accommodations. Moderate value for money. There was no particular "wow" factor -- average breakfast, had to park in public garage (about 20 euros for 24 hours). Staff made good restaurant recommendations and offered to help us reserve.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Cologne, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2011

From this location it’s less than a 10 min walk to the city centre. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room was nice and simple with a renovated bath. Recommandable.

Our hint: if you book early enough you can ask for a quiet room and you will get one facing the backyard.

(Period of stay: 2 days in August 2011)
(Room: one of the main rooms facing the backyard)

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

From beginning to end a lovely place to stay in Florence :-) Easy to get to from the train station & within walking distance of most breathtaking sights in Firenze (Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, etc). Staff who are professional but also friendly & kind. A modern, spacious & clean room with a great shower. Cannot wait to visit again :-)

  • Stayed October 2011
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Thank dr_sunbeam
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Property: Relais Modern
Address: Via Alfonso La Marmora 22, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Marco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
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Ranked #132 of 643 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Modern 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Open by young Florentine guys, the Relais Modern is ideally located in a residential and quiet area in the historical centre of Florence. Modern furnitures, comforts, technologies and warm hospitality will welcome you during your family holiday, business trip or any other cultural & leisure occasion to spend your time in the marvelous Florence! ... more   less 
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