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Conference Florentia Hotel
Ranked #358 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Reviewed 18 June 2013

We stayed here because the points were low so I guess I should have expected what I got. The room was sized ok but that is as far as it goes.No air.No windows that open more then 2", one straight back wooden chair , hotel shuttle that ran at very inconvient times and taxi fares of 25-35 e to go anywhere including a local restaurant 12 min away.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Looking on the positive side, almost every room has a fantastic view of the Chianti hills, typical Tuscan buildings on hilltops, and rolling landscapes. On the downside, the building is an embarrassing abomination that should never have been built. Inside, rooms are typical Sheraton, large and bland, but fittings are a bit worn and dilapidated. Breakfast is OK, staff are reasonably pleasant and the price is very good. It is about 20 minutes from Florence centre, and right in the edge of (in fact just inside) the Chianti area. If you turn right out of the hotel and keep driving, in about 20 minutes you will find yourself deep in the Chianti countryside; Grossetto, Imprunetta etc. You will find lots of good restaurants there but you can also find good food nearer to the hotel. Try Osteria Di Gigio in Ponte a Ema, which is only 5 minutes drive away for typical local Tuscan food.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We drove by car to this location and had to go twice back to the toll way in order to find the right exit to this hotel which is just right next to the toll way exit, wasn't easy at all to arrive, had GPS and even GPS couldn't point to the right exit. Upon arrival, found this 1970s/80s looking-hotel, the worst looking SPG hotel I have ever seen (am a platinum member and have stayed in many SPG hotels around the world). Free parking which is a good thing but its completely out of the city, shouldn't be charging anyway. They had free shuttles to city centre but limited timings. Very old hotel, room very basic and breakfast was horrible. Very limited selections - bread & cheese & coffee. In the middle of no-where, had to walk at least 15minutes for a local restaurant. Hotel staff are rude and not helpful at all. If you have a choice, don't stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

The attitude from the lobby staff was not worhty a Sheraton hotel.
I wanted info about wifi and the first man in the lobby told me to buy access from the computer from my room, I went up and tried. The computer told me to buy a key in the lobby, I went down and get new info from man no 2, "it is not possible from a tablet", wich I had one. I went up and gave up. The morning after I told the third man whats happened and also gave me new info, "you can buy it here in the lobby"...Here I went very confused and gave him the whole story of disinformation. His attitude was not kind at all and he let me know that he couldn´t verify the story i just have told him, more or less he did not belive me...!? This distroyed the whole stay in Sheraton Firenze. The normal way to handle this should be to exuse what happened and maybe offer med a free wifi or something...

Room Tip: This hotel is not for the customers, its for the staff
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 March 2013 via mobile

The hotel's tired façade is only surpassed by the even more tired interior. I am not sure that this hotel has been updated, or even cleaned, since the early 1980s.

As soon as you walk in you smell mildew and see the outdated decor. Unfortunately, the lack of investment wasn't restricted to just the lobby. The rooms are just as bad. (Take a look at the comforter and TV in the picture from my room.)

The restaurant does serve some pretty good food. That's a good thing, because there is really nothing around this hotel within walking distance.

As a frequent Starwood hotel visitor and huge fan, there is no way this should qualify as a Sheraton.

Unless you REALLY need to stay here for some reason, I'd highly recommend you find another hotel for your stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

This is a bad hotel: bad location, old furtnitures, needs heavy remodeling. Few good things: the employees are nice, especially the breakfast lady. Room service has a fast delivery. The only reason to go there is the SPG membership program.
It is often too much heated.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

A large, depressing conference style hotel that looks tired from the outside and proves to be so from the inside. Rooms are way too hot. Even in January had to sleep with the window open. The breakfast is of a typical Italian Sheraton standard, TERRIBLE. The only positive I could find was the staff, who were friendly, polite and welcoming.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Address: Via Giovanni Arcangeli 33, 50126, Florence, Italy (Formerly Sheraton Firenze Hotel)
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#125 Luxury Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £74 - £176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Conference Florentia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 317
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Also Known As:
Sheraton Florence
Sheraton Hotel Florence Italy
Florence Sheraton

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