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“Good value; great location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Serena
Ranked #341 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Singapore, Singapore
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“Good value; great location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2011

Location and Value:
Hotel Serena is located in a prime central area just across Firenze SMN, within walking distance (in fact less than 5 minutes if you're a fast walker) and it will link you to almost all the tourist spot in no time. I have to say this is the most value for money hotel in the area with nice breakfast (good enough for me)

Cleaniness:
Room are clean daily (though I'm not sure if they change the beddings and towels).

Room and sleep quality:
Spacious and big; retaining the best of Italy culture. The room i stayed was not renovated, everything was almost like "old school italy". The hotel is "shared" with a few other hotel and offices in the same building; linked with a really sturdy but old lift. The one thing I hate is that we're super near one of the bus terminal and the street has plenty of young punks creating a nuisance of themselves at night. It also doesn't help that the floor above Hotel Serena was also a hotel and if the one staying above are not considerate enough, you're bound to be in for a "good time"

Overall; I'm giving Hotel Serena a above average rating due to it's location and nice owners.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2011

Very convenient, walking distance from train station. Lots of places to eat in the area. Walked to all the sites from here, but could catch bus if needed. Very nice room & bathroom. For breakfast, don't expect too much, just some sweet pastry and coffee.

My last night at the hotel was sleepless due to the guest in the room above mine, who walked around on the floor wearing hard heels, if the guilty party is reading this, please don't do it again.

This hotel is for budget traveler

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2010

The service from Giovanni and his family was excellent. They were very patient with my pigeon Italian and confusion over the booking (which was my fault!).
The room was a good size for a single and really was better than what I expected given the excellent rate for the room. Bathroom had everything I needed so no problem there.

The hotel is a five min walk from the central train station and is on the first floor of No 20 Via Fiume (there is a lift). It is walking distance to all the Centro Storico sites that Florence is famous for.

If I was going to say anything negative about the hotel, it would be that you could hear everyone coming in and going out, as it seemed that all the bedrooms were based around the central reception area. Once people settled down for the night, there was no problem.

I would definately stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Serena
Address: Via Fiume, 20, 50100, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #341 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Serena 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Florence, next to the Palazzo dei Congressi and Fortezza da Basso, just in front of the Santa Maria Novella train station , the Hotel Serena offers at its costumers big, refined and confortable rooms with private bathroom, eccelent cleaning, flat TV, save box, free wireless connection, rich buffet breakfast. ... more   less 
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