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“Great Little Hotel”
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Hotel City
Ranked #55 of 422 Hotels in Florence
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Colorado
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Little Hotel”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We found the staff on all shifts to be very helpful and accomodating. The location is very close to the train station and a short distance to the main sights of Florence, estimated 10 minute walk to the Duomo and the center of the city. The rooms are decently sized and reasonably priced for a European city.

A good option for staying in Florence.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Yes, the location was great. The room and bath were very clean, and the bed quite comfortable. But the rooms felt very small for the price, and we found the staff to be rather unwelcoming. We had friends meeting us in Florence, and arrived too early to check into their own hotel. We offered for them to keep their large backpacks in our room for the early afternoon while we all explored the town, and we were given a hard time about our friends so much as going further than the lobby. Was also disappointed that there was no safe box in the room. I will probably search around for another option on my next trip to Florence.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank DMW1982
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Durham,England
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We have just returned from our trip to Florence.
As others have stated the hotel is ideally located - 4 minutes walk from SMN Rail Station (with a suitcase). All the tourist sites are within 20 minutes walk with bars and restaurants on every street.
The indoor market is at the end of the street and well worth a visit for all that is good with Italian food and drink.
The hotel is quaint. We had a warm welcome and although early by 2 hours were given a choice of room.
The hotel has a lift.
We were on the second floor. The room was large enough for two of us, Florentine styling with a large en suite. There was a small fridge, good enough to store your own drinks.
Breakfast was buffet style. The staff were attentive and pleasant. Breakfast had a lot of variety and was of a good quality.
The hotel is paid for on departure and there is a separate Florence Tax of 3 euro per person per night.

In summary an excellent hotel for a short vacation and if we return to Florence, we will definitely stay here.

Room Tip: We had Room 32 which is on the side, over a small quiet street.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank kaypeeDurham_England
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013 via mobile

Hotel City is a well locationed 3-star hotel near the SMN train station. The staff was wonderful and exceptionally helpful, breakfast was included and very nicely done, and complementary wireless connectivity was also included.

We arrived several hours prior to the checkin time, but were still warmly welcomed. We were given several rooms to look at and choose from before we finally settled on room 21. The rooms themselves were comfortable and air conditioned. The towels were very thick and absorbent, and the maid service was perfect.i

One unexpected plus for us is that they accept the Discover Card as payment, via the Diners Club infrastructure. Since there is no foreign currency transaction fee with Discover, that translated into an immediate savings of up to 4%. A nice bonus.

Bottom line: This is a great small hotel in and near the middle of everything in downtown Florence. We felt very well taken care of during our 8 night stay. I recommend it enthusiastically.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

This hotel has the ambiance of a well appointed small European hotel; furnished in antique style showing excellent taste. Quite contrasting, this a simple hotel with a lot of class; employees are courteous, competent and well trained. It offers free Wifi and an outstanding breakfast including Capuccino, Espresso, American coffee among other things. The hotel is clean and comfortable. We stayed for two nights and enjoyed its excellent location and the advise of its staff which led us to an outstanding restaurant nearby, Giovanni.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank CamilleyJerome
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2013

The hotel is central to Florence and near the railway station which is convenient for transfers to the airport. The hotel is beautiful inside with a lovely charm. Our room was clean, comfortable and tidy with all the usual amenities - TV, fridge and air con but an added bonus of free Wifi. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was Continential - ham, cheese, croissants etc and plenty of it. The only downside was the room backed on to a courtyard which made the room dark and noisy at times but this would not put me off staying in the hotel again.

Room Tip: Avoid courtyard rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

This is not a 5 star hotel ( nor does it pretend to be) but we found it great to stay in. The staff are very helpful and speak good English in most cases. The location is terrific being very close to the main train station, the point where many tour buses pick people up , the local produce market and a large flea markets as well as quite a few restaurants and major attractions such as the Main cathedral. In any event it only takes about 15 minutes to walk to the centre of Florence so buses and taxis are generally not used. We found our room was very clean and cleaned each day and the bathroom very new, The nature of the hotel , a very old building, means bedrooms will come in different shapes and sizes . We found our room generally very quiet and slept well . Breakfast is a mixture of buffet and generally was good. The hotel has great decor reflecting its Florence origins.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel City
Address: Via Sant'Antonino 18 | San Lorenzo District, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #55 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel City 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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