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“Great views and location”
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Rosso 23
Ranked #130 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great views and location”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Okay, so the location is awesome. Within walking distance to everything and once they moved us to the room we booked, we had a brilliant view over the Santa Maria Novella. The previous room was absolutely tiny (we were tripping over our bags) and kind of dark so definitely worth springing extra for the superior/ deluxe room. There is definitely a smell which hits you as you walk into the property, but I personally found Florence a bit on the smelly side (it's like there are sewerage grates or something positioned around the city... I'm not really sure). Fortunately the rooms and breakfast room were clean and odour free. Some of the staff were helpful and friendly and others not so much. Breakfast was great, lots of variety and there was an apple cake (I think it was apple) that was out of this world. I would love to get a recipe for that or to know what it's called.

Room Tip: The standard rooms are tiny - definitely worth paying extra for a deluxe room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

I found this property to be satisfactory in every way. From the staff, to the breakfast, and the rooms. For the value, it is above average for a 3 star status, and the location is superb. During the day you are on the doorstep of all museums. The train and bus station is very near for day trips to Siena, etc., and the peace and tranquility is essential for a great nights sleep. I recommend this Hotel!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

I have used Hotel Rosso 23, many times over the years and recommend it highly based on it's excellent position and price points. It is one of the best options in Florence. I have always found the rooms clean and comfortable, the staff impeccable, breakfast lovely and peace and quiet priceless for a good sleep.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Only 3 star hotel we stayed in during our trip and it reminded us why we should put more money towards our accommodation! The smell just from walking through the hotel was disgusting. It smelt murky and lingered around the entire hotel, except for the actual rooms. Hotel is incredibly small and difficult to fit our bags in with us. Worst of all was the room. We were beyond shocked. We were given a room that wasn't even big enough for us to fit our suitcases sideways in. We literally had to crawl over the bed to get around the room! The walls were all torn up, door was punched in and the bathroom had mould in the shower! My partner couldn't even go toilet without burning his leg on the heater! We instantly went down and requested to be upgraded, whatever the cost! The staff member on duty was incredibly lovely, understanding and helpful (although the only one, as the others were incredibly rude and uninterested in assisting with anything) and we moved to a bigger room. This room, although still with scratched up walls, was incredibly spacious. However, the location (although beautiful) was facing the street, meaning we were woken every night by loud groups of people walking by and the incredibly loud sirens of the ambulance (which I believe are based across the road from the hotel). The 'red' of the hotel, which is why we stayed in the first place, was incredibly disappointing and hardly 'red' at all. Breakfast was the most limited and basic I have ever seen.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

The great location meant we could walk directly from the train station to the hotel in 10 minutes. Also very close to Duomo, markets, Ponte Vecchio and major galleries. The breakfast had plenty of variety. We had a room on the fourth floor overlooking lovely terracotta tiles, it was overheated making it difficult to sleep comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Stayed 4 nights here in Nov and I really must say that the location is superb. You can walk to the train station and to most major attractions. The breakfast was decent and the room was alright, just a little dark.

The only qualm about the room was the noise. Think the sound-proofing needs to be improved. We woke up whenever our neighbours made some noise, like showering and so on. Oh... the bathroom was pretty small too. Otherwise the bed was comfortable and the front desk staff were very helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

The hotel is located in a lovely square within 5 min from train station. The room was a good size with twin beds. Adequate bathroom. Reception staff very helpful. Needed to do on- line check in on our last day and were advised to use facilities at their sister hotel where they have a computer and the receptionist advised us to email our boarding passes to her and she printed them out. Breakfast was excellent with fresh espresso etc. would go back.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Rosso 23
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 23, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #130 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rosso 23 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
3 stars hotel located in the heart of Florence, nearby the Santa Maria Novella railway station. On recent and meticulous refurbishing, the Hotel Rosso23 offers 42 comfortable accommodations of different typologies, some of them with a breathtaking view on Piazza Santa Maria Novella. ... more   less 
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