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“Convenient to Train Station and Il Duomo but Noisy Street Below!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Paris Hotel

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Paris Hotel
Ranked #123 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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“Convenient to Train Station and Il Duomo but Noisy Street Below!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2009

While we appreciated a 5 min taxi from the train (which we highly recommend if you have luggage), and the short walk to Il Duomo, the street noise continued all night long. We had a nice room for 3, which was actually 2 rooms within one, where one had a twin and the other had a queen and the (very small!) bathroom. Elevator only fits 1 person with luggage, but that was how it was all over Italy. Downside - we had booked a reservation to go see David at the museum, but had an emergency where we needed to cancel. We were charged 7 euros per person "penalty" which is their gratuitous charge for every 10 euro entry ticket they sell - we talked to 3 different people and they were all indifferent to our situation and insistent on the penalty payment. In reality, I don't believe the museum would have cared as hundreds of people pass through every day - the hotel just wanted their cut! I'll never stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2009

My daughter (15) and I (45) were in Italy for two weeks. We stayed four nights in Paris Hotel; the hotel staff is very kind and helpful. The room is very nice, spacious, and clean. We enjoyed the fresh and generous breakfast every morning. It was an enchanting experience to be in this - formerly palace – hotel. It is beautiful with the frescoes on the ceilings and antique furniture, and chandeliers. The location is great too, a short walking distance from all the major sites. We would definitely recommend it to our friends, and would love to stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2009

The best thing of this hotel is its location. If you turn left, you have the Duomo a few steps away, if you turn right you have the train station Santa Maria Novella, also a few steps away. The city center isn't that big and you can easily see it by walking. The hotel it's a little bit older but if you're not looking for luxury it will serve your purpose for a city break trip. Diogo Costa - Portugal

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2009

We had one of those experiences where I can not really fault but if I were to return to Florence I would try somewhere wlse.

The reception staff and porter were great and spoke excellent english and french. They organised tours and when we needed to extend our stay they arranged another hotel (as the hotel could no longer accomodate us).

We had a view over a construction site which is no the hotel's fault and in a city like Florence, likely to happen regularly but the banging early in the morning was not great. The bed quilts smelt like cigarette smoke even though the room was non-smoking. Again not the hotel's fault if guests smoke in rooms but doesn't help. The carpet was thin and the tv small - but you don't go to Florence for tv!! The room was large with high celinings and a good bathroom (although a shower rose at shoulder height kept showers short!)

My one complaint was that the coffee for breakfast was UNDRINKABLE and that cups for juice were plastic. On our second day we took breakfast in one of the many fine cafes.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2009

The staff of Hotel Paris Firenze could not have been better. They helped me with all of my questions, reservations for the museums and other concerns even before we left to go to Florence. When we arrived they fulfilled every request without any questions. They helped with travel tips, directions, and so much more. The hotel was beautiful, the rooms were clean and had everything we needed and the breakfast was more than you would expect. We would return and any time and I will recommend this hotel to the most experienced traveler. We had a great time and much of it was due to the accommodating staff. My family and I are very grateful to their undying service all week.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2009

The Hotel Paris in Florence was a big disappointment to us. The only good points: breakfast was included and good, and the room was fairly large. Beyond that - nothing!

The air conditioning didn't work. You will not get a good night sleep because the noise level is extremely high. Our room faced del Giglio. The bed was a thin mattress over a metal frame - haven't slept on that since the Army. Paint was peeling off the bathroom ceiling. 2 of the 3 staff people in the lobby could care less, and we had to carry our our bags to our room. Want wi-fi internet, pay another 8 euros. Want the hotel to help get tickets, double the price.

Best advise is to throw a dart at a Florence map and you'll have to do better than the Hotel Paris! Better yet, skip Florence unless you are an art major.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2009

My single room was like a cheap YMCA room. It was nothing more than a very basic small room with a tiny shower. If you are booking a single room, stay away from this hotel. (but the shower/toilet, hairdryer, TV worked fine.) The view from my window was nice, overlooking the Duomo. This hotel was just as lovely as shown in the photos (as far as I could see), except for my ugly single room. Anyone who is going to stay in a nicer room than a single room shouldn't worry, because I think single rooms are the only ugly part of this hotel. Excellent location. Friendly staff. Lovely breakfast room. Be careful if you leave your luggage after check-out. Their luggage room is left unlocked and anyone can walk in/out. One could take anyone's bag and walk out without getting caught.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Paris Hotel
Address: Via Dei Banchi 2, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#149 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Paris Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in a historical building of the 17th century, the Paris is a luxury boutique hotel featuring frescoed ceilings, stained glass windows and and Florentine tile floor, all original of the 17th century. It lies 300 metres from Florence Cathedral and next to Santa Maria Novella Square: it is an excellent location walking distance from all the major attractions of the city and also from the congress and exhibition centre of Florence.Rooms at Hotel Paris are richly decorated with antique furniture and equipped with appropriate amenities. Each room has flat-screen satellite TV & PAY TV, minibar, WI-FI connection. The superior categories offer a view on the cathedral or on Medici chapels, others have exposed wooden beams on the ceiling. The classic marble bathrooms come with either bath or shower, they include personalized toiletries and hair dryer.Breakfast is served with a rich buffet in an enchanting room on the first floor with complete frescoed ceiling and stained glass mosaic all original of the 17th century. There is also a hanging garden on the 1st floor, which offers views over the historic centre of the city.Free & unlimited Wi-Fi connection provided through all the hotel, an internet point (to be paid) is at guests’ disposal on the first floor.Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station is a 5-minute walk from the Paris. For guests arriving by plane, the hotel can arrange a shuttle to Amerigo Vespucci Airport, 10 km away. Important information Hotel Paris is located in a controlled traffic zone. Guests may drive to the hotel but must park their car into a garage located within the ZTL that provides to inform the car registration number to the office of competence.City tax must be paid in cash. ... more   less 
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