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Principe Hotel
Ranked #203 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“5 great days in Florence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

What a wonderful place to stay. Just a little place of quiet and wonderful living. Had a room with view of the Arno, and a lovely balcony. Breakfasts are beautifully served and nice assortment. Staff (mostly family) are very friendly and so helpful. Felt like living in traditional Florence.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the room with the river balcony. Sunny in early afternoon, but loved watching the river.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

If you are after family run boutique styled hotel, this is it. Close to all amenities, laundromats, restaurants and minutes from the santa novella train station, the river view hotel is amazing.
It is a little dated in decor but that is the essence of the hotel, being traditional and very Florentine in its decor and service, the owner who runs the place knows how to run a hotel.!
Cannot fault service, the sitting room, breakfast daily was fantastic and meticulously maintained.
Bedrooms were spacious but a little old and creaky and bathroom does need a makeover-ceiling had water damage, however the atmosphere of the hotel and the impeccable service ensures us such a fantastic experience and stay we extended the trip in Florence just to soak up the atmosphere of the hotel, and the city itself.
Probably more suited for couples and teenage families who can appreciate the service and ambience.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Launceston, Australia
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

Stayed in an Arno facing room the first night and garden room the other 5. Breakfasts were excellent. Staff very helpful. Female housemaid was an absolute sweetheart. Beds comfortable. Florence is so hot in summer but we had a great nights sleep. Front desk staff great despite my appalling Italian. Great location. Steeped in history. Can highly recommend. View from the roof at night was relaxing.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Florence for 3 nights and the hotel was perfect.

The staff were more than helpful from before we even arrived, responding to emails and phone calls, giving directions and reserving us a place at the accademia gallery.

While the breakfast was somewhat limited on variety it was all good quality and we certainly didn't feel hungry on account of or like we have in some hotels.

Location wise it was ideal, out side of the town centre so to avoid noise and crowds, but close enough to walk to all the major attractions.

Unlike many hotels in Florence the hotel offers free parking. Also, if you request it you might be able to secure a room with a river view, though your room will be a little smaller, it'll be worth it.

NOTE it is close to the ZTL (limited traffic zone) please keep an eye out for the signs if driving as they can catch you out and give you a fine.

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United States
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143 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

The good: location is 15 minutes for walking to Florence's main attractions; staff is pleasant and helpful; common rooms in lobby are beautiful. The not so good....air conditioning did not work well in our room even though it ran constantly, which made it difficult to sleep; bathroom is extremely small even by European standards; no ventilation or air conditioning in bathroom; shower is in a steep tub which can be slippery & tricky to climb into; breakfast is not scheduled to begin until 7:15 so if you want an early start you are out of luck. This is compounded by the fact that it does not really start at 7:15! One person staffs the breakfast room and one morning he was still putting things out at 7:45. Bottom line...would stay somewhere else when visiting Firenze.

Room Tip: Make sure the air conditioning works in your room!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Hotel Principe is centrally located but added to its location is a wonderful view. The front of the hotel faces the Arno River and the back overlooks a beautiful garden. This hotel is family owned and everyone goes out of there way to help make your visit to Florence a memorable one. I would never stay anywhere but here when I visit Florence again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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geelong
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Hotel principe is close to the centre of Florence 10minutes walk to the centre and the bridge.
Ask for a room with a river view although the garden is beautiful.
Staff helpful it is a family owned business and old palazzo the breakfast room is beautiful

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Principe Hotel
Address: Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci 34, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#96 Family Hotel in Florence
#99 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#100 Luxury Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Principe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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