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“Perfectly placed”
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Room Mate Isabella
Ranked #38 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Skipton, United Kingdom
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325 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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“Perfectly placed”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

A great location within easy walking distance of all of the main sites in Florence and less than 10 minutes walk from the main train station (SMN). It is also located on Florence's premier shopping street with the likes of Prada,Gucci and the rest of the posy designer shops. Plenty of bars and restaurants also within a few minutes stroll.
Our room at the front of the hotel was spacious, clean and comfortable and had a large bathroom.The only criticism is that the lighting was somewhat inadequate and the room felt gloomy - this was not however a problem for us as it was simply a haven to spend the night!
Breakfast perfectly acceptable by european standards without being exceptional. However, a plus point is that breakfast is served until noon so if you want to get off early to see one of the major attractions before the queues get frustratingly long, you can do so and be back for a later breakfast.
The staff are very friendly and helpful and this is a perfect place to stay for a short break in Florence. However, please note that there is a longish flight of stairs from street level so if you have any mobility problems or have difficulty in climbing stairs, stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pinnos
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

After booking this lovely hotel for the second time in 2.5 weeks it was about time to come and say how wonderful and pain free this experience has been. I first dealt with Silvia who is beyond professional, friendly and a clearly deserving of a raise! She was prompt, clear, organised and reassuring that our business trip booking was taken care of right down to the last detail. She verified all and phone calls with her were really nice, like I was talking to a friend. My boss and staff loved the hotel which they described as wonderful. Well decorated, comfortable rooms and located in a classy area of the city. Close on foot to all. Great staff, clean, organised and all around pleased. Our second booking was done with Valentina. Professional and organised as well. Quick to sort out the last details minute details. No issues whatsoever and if I could give 10 stars I would! These two ladies are deserving of a bonus or something. It's not that in the industry there aren't these exceptional people, it's just that when they are present and representing your business, they need to be recognized for doing such an good job. These ladies ADD to the experience and give the hotel a better name and image. Thank you thank you and you've gained repeat clients!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

For its class in Florence, an excellent pick. Great location, much larger than average rooms, nice staff, and a limited selection but tasty breakfast with good cappucino (ignore the machine option and ask for the real stuff).

Pros--location (convenient to Duomo, Uffizi, and the train station, reasonable bus/cab to airport), comfortable bed, large room, high-fashion street with no street vendors other than a couple of musicians.

Cons--shower awkward (very common issue in Italy; on the Italian scale it was better than average), noise from plumbing pump was bad one night but hotel fixed next day. Room could use more/brighter lighting.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Loved:
Location was perfect. Very close to all key attractions.
Room was stylish and pretty. Spacious.
Staff were nice and helpful.

To improve:
Breakfast was ok but not great, a bit disappointed in the quality. Like another traveler mentioned in review, the cappuccino could be better (was my least favorite in my entire Italy trip this time).
Bathroom somehow seemed like a disconnection from the room, was very basic and nothing stylish about it. It smelled of bleach when I arrived. Shower was small and messy (the glass panel was very small).

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel and would definitely recommend a stay here. The location is just perfect, about a 3-4 minute walk to the Duomo and 5-10 minute walk from all the other main sight-seeing attractions and an approximate 10 minute walk to the main train station. Everywhere is lovely, however the Boboli gardens are beautiful and have amazing views.

The hotel has great decor, good breakfast and very friendly and helpful staff. Our room was a good size, along with the bathroom. Even though your right in the centre and on a very popular shopping street, the hotel was very quiet.

If your looking for somewhere nice to eat nearby, then we would recommend a restaurant called Rose's, turn right out of the hotel and then take the first street on the right. We had a lovely meal, there were also another couple of restaurants there that looked lovely.

We would highly recommend the hotel and would return.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

we stayed here for 2 nights in April. The lady at the front desk kindly upgraded us to a bigger room and we really enjoyed it. Great decor, space, and conveniently located. Staff were wonderful, incredibly polite and helpful about what to see and where to eat. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Walsall UK
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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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:
#29 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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