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Room Mate Isabella
Ranked #42 of 420 Hotels in Florence
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Walsall UK
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“Great location”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Brilliant location
Good sized rooms
Lovely staff and free wifi
Breakfast adequate with eggs to order
Very long queues for Dumo and David statue
Florence is very beautiful and you can walk everywhere in the historic centre. Food is very expensive and unusually you pay a tax/charge to sit inside a restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We stayed for five nights at Room Mate Isabella in October 2013. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely return to Room Mate Isabella.

Hotel: As many reviews state, you have to climb some stairs to get to the hotel's elevator. There is a bell at the front door, and you can easily ring the concierge to carry your bags up. Room Mate Isabella makes the stairs as easy on their guests as possible! All of the common areas are charming and very clean. The location is very convenient and very safe. It's walking distance to all the main sites in Florence and less than 10 minutes walking to the train station.

Room: We stayed in a Deluxe Double, and it was lovely. The room has been recently renovated but still has lots of charm and character. We had a pair of floor-to-ceiling windows, which seemed more like a balcony, with a nice little view of the street. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable.

Bathroom: The bathroom was spacious and extremely clean. Our only issues with the bathroom were the small-ish shower and lack of counter space, but these are nit-picky concerns.

Service: The employees were very friendly and helpful. We even had a couple of unusual issues, such as a plumbing issue and that we accidentally broke a glass shelf in our bathroom, and the service was still prompt and friendly. They kindly arranged tickets for the Accademia for us.

Breakfast: Breakfast was great. They had made-to-order eggs in addition to fresh continental fare. The service at breakfast was also very friendly.

Overall, Room Mate Isabella was a great stay. I'd happily stay there again and highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Our Double Deluxe room had lovely floor-to-ceiling windows.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Right in the heart of everything. Extremely comfortable. Well appointed. Great breakfast with a courteous staff. If you want to be in a lovely place within blocks of all the attractions, this is it. My only negative was the water temperature in the shower - which fluctuated way too much for comfort - but other than that, it was a perfect stay. One other word of warning - the elevator is located up a rather large flight of stairs from the street - but you can press a button at the entrance and they will come down to carry your bags if you're not up to the challenge yourself.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Room Mate Isabella was the perfect hotel for our recent stay in Florence. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and it was in a great location, only a few minutes’ walk from the main tourist attractions. Also, it's just opposite a very good 'mozzarella bar', effectively an italian restaurant, which is very modern and does good food.

Our room was lovely and clean and the bathroom was a great size. Bigger than any city hotel we have every stayed in. We had breakfast everyday which consisted of a delicious selection of continental treats. It was a very pleasant stay and one which we would definitely do again when we next visit Florence.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We were looking for a hotel with a king-sized bed during our stay in Florence. The reviews of the hotel were great, and we booked. The hotel is an easy walk from the train station and to every place else. The location is central to all the tourist spots.

The front desk was very helpful in recommending restaurants, and we found to the breakfast to be a nice, varied selection.

The room was large, by European standards and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was good sized and had a full-sized tub with a shower. All in all, we couldn't have asked for anything more.

There are a lot of steps to go up to get to the reception desk and a small elevator, but we didn't mind the exercise. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Really lovely boutique hotel in an incredible location in the centre of Florence. Less than 5 mins to Piazza della repubblica and Ponte Vecchio. Room was a great size with a huge, comfortable bed. Staff incredibly friendly and very helpful, giving great advice on the sights of Florence.

Breakfast was also great and on until 12 so you can enjoy a very long lazy lie-in on your holiday, which is a great touch and can't always do at others hotels. There is also a great restaurant right around the corner (Trattoria Marione). Everything we wanted from our trip and would definitely use this hotel again

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Room mate Isabella is an amazing hotel with an even more amazing staff. Prime location and close to everything in florence. The friendly staff, in particular Simona, helped us plan our stay, and when we decided to spend an extra day in florence she helped us book a room. Since the rooms at isabella were out of our budget for that extra night she called room mate Luca, which is their sister hotel 15 minutes away, and got us a beautiful room which was in our budget. During my three week excursion through Italy room mate isabella was my favorite hotel. It was clean, had a great location accessible to all the sites, and very friendly/accommodating staff. The only thing is, since it is in the city center there can be noise, however I only experienced it once out of the 5 nights I was there. Can't wait to return!!!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Property: Room Mate Isabella
Address: Via Dei Tornabuoni 13, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#30 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#56 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#95 Family Hotel in Florence
#96 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Room Mate Isabella 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Room Mate Isabella is a modern design hotel located right in the historic centre in a 19th century building within a 5 min. walk from the Duomo, the Cathedral of Florence. Renovated in 2013, the rooms feature free Wi-Fi, 37'' flat TV, double-glazing soundproof windows, complimentary buffet breakfast until noon 12:00, bell boy and a reading-room perfect for enjoying the Palazzo Strozzi views while savoring a fine wine. ... more   less 
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Albergotto Hotel Florence

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