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“Great location but that's about it...”
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Hotel Maxim
Ranked #231 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

We only stayed here for three nights so it wasn't too bad but wouldn't recommend for an extended stay. Florence is really small so anywhere in town you're only a few minutes walk from the major sights. That makes the only positive about this hotel a little less appealing. Room felt dirty, crumbs in the armoire, college dormitory feel to the bath room. Staff was very nice and breakfast was good. Nice cappuccino/ coffee machine but slow and got backed up with ppl waiting every morning. About 8 flights of stairs or a tiny little elevator lift ride up to the lobby, followed by tiny little hallways that you could barely move through and more stairs to climb. Underwhelmed, wouldn't stay here again now that we know the location wasn't that big of a help.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

-Location is amazing although a bit difficult to find. Right on the main road, close to the duomo and inside the shopping district. You cannot beat that.
-There is a lift to carry your luggage to the Reception but NOT to your room. You will have to do that yourself and if you are the lucky one (pun intended) to get a room on a higher floor, like we did,you have to walk all the way and then carry your bags through a flight of stairs and then reach your room.We laughed stating we need a map to find our room first and then of the city.
-Staff was very friendly and helpful.
-Breakfast selection was good.They play old music in the radio which is nice.
-Station is about 10minutes walking distance.
-Room and bathroom was tiny but clean. Very very small in size.We just had enough space to store our luggage and no space to move at all.
-Wi fi was good.
-Get your own adapter, if possible. They do not have any to rent.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Priyanka M
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

You can drive here but be aware you will get looks when you drive down the pedestrian only area. The room was nice, but the AC was not yet turned on so we left the window open. This is not recommended for light sleepers as it will keep you awake all night.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

The room was very small. We expected a bigger room. Before, we saw pictures of the rooms of hotel Maxim, and they looked bigger. So we were disappointed.
The lokation was very good, near the duomo. The rooms were clean.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jan B
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Location is perfect, staff is helpful, room was clean. You don't need more for the city trip! Every interested thing is within walking distance, so you can save a lot of time for traveling. I definitely recommend this hotel for a short city trip!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank NguyenV
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We arrived in on the train and had about a 10 minute walk to the hotel. It was easy to find and an excellent location for visiting the main attractions of Florence. Although it is located on a busy thoroughfare, the room itself was very quiet. The Duomo is literally a 2 minute walk to the left and the Palazzo Vecchio is less than 5 minutes to the right. The room was perfect - not that we spent much time in it. The bathroom was quite small and a bit old, but certainly sufficed. Breakup fast was included and provided quite a selection - a great start to the day. The staff were very friendly and helpful and they kept outer bags for the afternoon, after we checked out, which allowed us to do some more sight-seeing without the burden if luggage. There were computers available for use in the lobby, with wi-fi in the rooms and there were plenty of brochures available with touristy suggestions. Great place I stay.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank CaroleD37
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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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Address: Via Dei Calzaiuoli 11, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
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Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #231 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Price Range: £62 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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