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Hotel Maxim
Ranked #215 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Perfect Location”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The location of this hotel is truly perfect. You are only about 1 to 1.5 blocks from the Duomo and Bell Tower. This is a perfect base to walk to all the major sites in 10 to 15 minutes. The room was plenty clean and comfortable, and the staff was very helpful. Obviously not the Ritz or Four Seasons, but truly an excellent value for the price and location.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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County Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

The Hotel Maxim is an ideal locaton for exploring Florence. We have just returned from a visit and would recommend this hotel. The staff are great particularly Lorella on reception, all speak perfect English which makes things very good when your Italian is not so good!! A big thank you to all for making us so welcome. Mary & John, Kilkenny, Ireland.

Room Tip: If outside city noise is a problem ask for a quite room
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013

A perfect location for sightseeing in the old town, the Hotel Maxim has friendly staff who speak English and are very helpful. Our room was large enough and clean, with shuttered windows that opened onto a side street. It had a wardrobe as well as a table and chairs. The bed was comfortable with crispy clean linen. The bathroom, however, was below the standards I expected for a hotel in its price range, with old fixtures and a shower that was hard to regulate. There was a hair dryer, and the towels, although thin (my wife called them "tea towels"), were plentiful and changed as needed. We didn't use the tiny TV, but we found the WiFi frustrating because the Internet connection was slow.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We love this hotel! Situated on Via dei Calzaiuoli just steps away from the Duomo on our first stay at Hotel Maxim we awoke to the sound of the Giotto's bells ringing and found a charming breakfast room decorated with the owner's paintings and lovely old Tuscan pottery decorating the walls. When we returned to Firenze three years later we knew we wanted to go back to this hotel. The breakfast itself was basic but generous with lots of rolls and croissants and cereals and yoghurts and kiwi fruits. The service at reception was always helpful, the rooms clean and spacious. Our only complaint was the noise from the bottle recycling pickup at 7 in the morning at the restaurant on the street below our room. This time we asked for a room on the courtyard and found it much quieter. The hotel has also installed a state of the art coffee machine in the breakfast room and you can have as many cappuccinos and lattes as you like. Book ahead because this is a popular hotel in September.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

My husband and I and another couple just spent three nights at the Hotel Maxim in Florence. As others have said, the location could not have been more ideal and the staff was very helpful. What sets the Maxim apart from other hotels in this price range is that the rooms are large enough for two people to navigate and there is a lovely parlor with comfortable sofas to sink down into after a day of sightseeing. We often relaxed there with our friends late in the afternoon. We had the rooms just behind the front desk, and there were a number of students on another floor. Perhaps because we had reserved so far ahead and asked for a quiet section of the hotel we were placed where we were. The owners really seem to care about providing a pleasant atmosphere for their guests. In fact, one morning a gentleman came through the parlor and straightened all the pictures so that they were hung very precisely. The continental breakfast was adequate, The only negative was a grumpy kitchen worker who was angry that we asked if she could brew a pot of coffee when the large automatic coffee maker would not work. I would certainly stay at the Maxim again, and feel fortunate to have found it.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

This is a charming little hotel located on the fourth floor of an old building right in the middle of one of the main streets in old town Florence. Just like everyone mentioned before, the location is perfect as you can walk everywhere from here. The hotel staff is very nice and helpful. The staff speaks both English and Spanish and are very accommodating, even when most of them are young. They have free Wi-Fi, which is spot on strong and reliable. Our room was a triple and had a double bed and a twin bed, both beds were firm and nice. The room, although small, was very clean and cozy. I read to request a room away from the street and we did but they gave us a room in the middle of the hotel. Big mistake! There's a lot of traffic at night from guests coming in and out and because most people are no considerate, we had a hard time sleeping at night. We stayed there only two nights and I cannot say I slept well there. If you're reserving a room, make sure you ask something all the way to the back of the hotel near the cafeteria. I would think those are a little quieter.
Another problem are the towels and the safe. Our safe did not work and the towels seem to be paper towels. I'm not talking about the hand towels but actually the big body towels, they also have a weird smell to it. I would recommend you to bring your own. I hope those little negative details don't deter you from staying in this hotel, it was overall, a good stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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High Point, North Carolina
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

situated between the Duomo and the Uffizi on Via del Calzaluoli, you could not find a more convenient location in Firenze. The staff is friendly and the free WiFi has a strong signal. A nice breakfast is included. The major sites and excellent dining (and shopping) are all very close. The train station is also within walking distance if you are reasonable with your luggage.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Maxim
Address: Via Dei Calzaiuoli 11, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #215 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Maxim 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Maxim is located in Florence historical city centre, between the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery.All major sights and monuments are a few steps from our hotel.The Maxim has, single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, all have bathroom; all equipped with airconditioning in summer, telephone; satellite tv, Wi-Fi internet connection, safe and hairdryers.The hotel staff will be at your disposal to advise you and make your stay unforgettable.L'hotel Maxim, categoria 2 stelle, si trova a 50 metri dal Duomo e dal Museo degli Ufizzi. L'hotel all'apparenza introvabile, si trova invece al terzo piano dell'immobile dove sta il Disney Store.La reception è al terzo piano con ascensore. L'albergo offre il trattamnento della prima colazione incluso nel prezzo ed ha solo camere con bagno.Singole, doppie, triple e quadruple con aria condizionata d'estate. ... more   less 
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