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“Fantastic boutique hotel and great find!”
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Rosso 23
Ranked #137 of 411 Hotels in Florence
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Bangkok
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6 reviews
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“Fantastic boutique hotel and great find!”
Reviewed 24 March 2010

I was lucky to come across this gem via agoda.com and booked based on the reviews on this site.
My wife and I were bracing ourselves for disappointment, thinking that the photos would not be like on the website, but were pleasantly proven wrong.
The hotel is located very close to the train station(5-10 minutes walk) and like previous reviews, we found it a little difficult to find due to the lack of (obvious) signage. The place itself has a very nice modern touch to it and the service was decent and the staff were relatively helpful (make sure you ask them to help you book tickets for attractions like the Uffizi). The room itself was surprisingly small (half or even a third of a regular-sized hotel room in Asia) and the reviewers were not kidding when they said the shower was small. However, my brother-in-law, who had stayed at other European hotels assured me this was the norm in Italy.
Other than that, the room itself was very clean and well-designed to maximise the use of space. Furthermore, the breakfast, composing of cereals, cheeses, coffee, etc was surprisingly good.
All in all we were happy with the hotel and would recommend it highly to other visitors, though if you wanted to stay in a "historic" hotel, this would not be the place for you.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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taiwan
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Reviewed 5 March 2010

The hotel is clean and chic and close to main spots in Florence. The room is comfortable and spacious. Breakfast is delicious and has lots options. The biggest drawback is staffs, they are unfriendly and impolite. I am not sure what bothers them that they barely smile and show more hospitality. Three of four staffs in the reception desk never say hi or good morning to me during the four days of my stay.
The hotel is full of certain smell, very strong and very ITALIAN style. The room on the other hand smells like tobacco combined with musk; every time I come back, I have to open the window for about 30 min. So if you prefer light and fresh or no smell, this hotel will probably make you uncomfortable.

  • Stayed February 2010
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Ireland
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2010

Hotel Rosso 23 is in the perfect location, close to the best sights and restaurants. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, pointing out the best restaurants and making sure my stay was the best possible. The breakfast was great, as well.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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Mumbai
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Reviewed 8 January 2010

The hotel is a few minutes walk from Santa Maria Novella station, and hence very convenient for dropping luggage. We reached before the check-in time, dropped our luggage and went exploring. Florence is a small place, hence all attractions are within walking distance.

The hotel has an attractive decor in gray, white and red colours. The room was small, as we found in most hotels in Europe, but the shower was exceptionally small, tucked away in a small corner of the bathroom. The windows opened into the back part of the hotel - one could only see walls of other buildings. If you are in Florence to see the place, the room view won't matter so much.

The staff was helpful and efficient.

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  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Kuwait
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Reviewed 18 November 2009

the hotel was clean , best location near the train station & attraction . close to the centre of the city , the room was huge , Pretty décor ( red & gray )

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 November 2009

We enjoyed our week stay at Hotel Rosso23. The room was large enough, clean and the bed comfortable. The only issue was a lack of drawers to place your clothes in and the tiny shower.

The staff was very helpful, friendly and housekeeping was excellent! Cheerful and modern hotel.
Breakfast adequate but would have been nice to have hard boiled eggs.

Great location! Overall good and would definitely stay again here!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed 4 November 2009

My wife and I were a bit hesitant booking this hotel a few months back as there were no reviews. The hotel is wonderful, a convenient location near to the station and walking distance to all the sites.The toilets are very small. The staff were lovely.
Though the hotel is non smoking our room had a smoke smell to it. A staff member promtly brought a air freshner and also the windows were opend which helped. Strongly recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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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 #137 of 411 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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