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B&B Hotel Firenze City Center
Ranked #276 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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81 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Absolutely Basic and affordable hotel”
Reviewed 8 June 2013

This hotel is a pleasant walk from the city center and the places of attraction.
The price is amazing.... it does not promise more and nor does it give less.
My room had a private balcony to look over the city rooftops and could also see the dome from there. There is a counter at the reception for water,soft drinks and beer along with chips which is not expensive like the minibar in most hotels. parking would be an issue but there is one very nearby. Its a absolutely basic hotel which is clean and does not hit your wallet a lot.
I missed the breakfast since there was a huge group of students in there and I was getting late for the meeting.... but no complains I had saved enough in the hotel price to get a deent BF somewhere else.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

The hotel is located near a bus stop which is useful to get from the train station. It's 10 minutes by foot from the historical center. There are some cafes and restaurants nearby which are much more cheaper than touristical ones. The Staff was very friendly, good breakfast service and nice small rooms.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reno, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We stayed at this hotel on May 17th. I'll start with the pros: the hotel is conveniently located (the bus stop is literally right around the corner), it's located on a main road but noise is not an issue, the rooms are nicely decorated and ample (pictures attached), the breakfast is very cheap and nice (I think it was around 6 euros per person and it included scrambled eggs, juice, toast, ham, cheese, yoghurts, etc.), some of the staff is friendly, and it is actually pretty close to the center of the city (this one time we walked from Ponte Vecchio to the hotel in around 15 minutes). And now the cons: there is no door in the shower area so the water spills everywhere, there is no coffee machine, no safe, no peephole, the check-in is not until 2pm, the shower can be quite slippery, the elevators are very small. We also could not get the internet to work on any of our devices and when I called the front desk to ask for help the guy who answered was not friendly at all (he even hung up on me while I was still speaking). Also, on our last day we found that we had some time left over before leaving for Rome so we decided to leave our luggage in their deposit. They didn't even see what we put in there or ask for an ID or anything; they simply gave us a key and told us to just put our luggage in a room by the elevators. We thought this was very unsafe, as someone else could easily take someone else's luggage with them and there would be no way for the hotel to prevent it. Lastly, the room "key" is a password on a sheet of paper that they print for you and that you punch into the keypad on your door. The bad thing about this is that if you misplace this sheet of paper for any reason, your name, hotel, room number, and password are available for anyone to see.
The hotel was okay, conveniently located, and the cheap breakfast was very helpful, but we would probably look for other options if we go back to Florence.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

We stayed 3 nights here in May. Location is great, you can easily reach train stations and attractions by walk and by bus. Cafe and supermarket is closed to the hotel. Room are standard, clean and comfortable. Staff is helpful and pleasant, even though we had asked a lot of recommendations and questions.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fairfax, Virginia
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98 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Not horrible, not great. The rooms are very minimal and kind of on the tiny side. There is no safe in the room. The location is great though! Very close to shopping and also very close to the city center. Everything is within walking distance. Elevators are very small though - and be careful some of our group got stuck in one! And if you want to take the stairs be warned the 1st floor of rooms is really on the 2nd floor and the stairs between floors seems like double the normal amount - so if you want to walk up (which a lot of our group did when we first got there with all their luggage) it is further than you would think.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Conveniently located not far from the city center. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Easy access to all city sights. Staff members are helpful. A very good place to stay. Good alternative for pricey hotels in downtown Florence.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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South Africa
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Comfortable, large room with a lovely double bed. One particularly helpful staff member, very pleasant, English speaking and a joy to consult. Other staff members met the requirements but no more. Very close to bus route into town although also a pleasant walk (even for a senior couple). Be careful of dates when booking. One night was bedlam because of a tour of loud 12-13 year old kids. Teachers eventually called at 0330 in the morning. Beware of April in Florence - overrun with kids' school tours.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: B&B Hotel Firenze City Center
Address: Viale Giovanni Amendola 34, 50127, Florence, Italy (Formerly Viva Hotel Capitol Santa Croce)
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #276 of 411 Hotels in Florence
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Hotel Class:3 star — B&B Hotel Firenze City Center 3*
Number of rooms: 99
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