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“Great location, Clean rooms”
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Hotel Malaspina
Ranked #290 of 422 Hotels in Florence
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2 reviews
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“Great location, Clean rooms”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in August. We really enjoyed our stay in Florence and found the hotel to be an excellent base for exploring the city.

The staff were friendly and our room was cleaned on a daily basis.

We had a road facing room and traffic was not a problem, we actually slept much later than normal in the room.

Breakfast was continental style and okay, no complaints but not fabulous.

The hotel supplied free wifi.

We had no transport so cannot comment on parking. It is an easy 5 min walk to the central station.



  • Stayed August 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

Reception desk on arrival. "Passports! Then, there is a local hotel tax" and I'll tell you about it without making eye contact because I am more important than you. Dear, oh dear, what does it take to just make your customers feel welcome. And this wasn't the young man or the female desk clerk who dealt with us subsequently. Good hotel with great locality yet risks lost business with poor front desk attitude by one solitary individual. Too long doing the same job or just bored?
It's not that common for me to slate and I don't do it lightly but how do people learn?

  • Stayed August 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Friendly staff at the reception. Short walk to the trainstation and the wonderful venues of Florence. Wifi is okay. Breakfast is quite good, but you have to ask where it is, quite strange. Malaspina really needs to pay attention to people who travel alone, because I had the smallest room ever. I could not even open my suitcase without touching other elements in the room. Very small TV. Also, when you put your own stuff in the fridge, it is gone the next day when you get back to your room... Overall a pleasant stay but could be so much better...

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Rio de Janeiro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2013

We travelled to italy (firenze) on march 2012
31st march to 2nd 2012
in firrenze we chose malaspina by a friend's suggest
The Hotel is very close to the historical center and you can walk few blokcs to get there and municipal market
reasonably sized room, clean
cost-effective
we could stay in it again

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Reasonably priced Florence hotel in good location. Very clean rooms well fitted out. Continental breakfast was generous but serving area can get congested. Double windows keep out the noise although adjacent rooms can be a problem if there are noisy neighbours. Free internet was good. Overall we found the hotel met our needs for comfort, cleanliness, location and reasonable price. The reception staff varied from cheery and helpful to downright dour. If I was the Manager I'd get a training programme going to ensure consistency of customer service.
I'd stay there again.

Room Tip: We were in room 206 which is a twin room. There are no views from this room but it is quiet and comf...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2013

The positive sides of this hotel are its proximity to the train station (10 min walking) and the main attractions (15 min by foot), as well as the price. There are eateries, bars and convenience stores nearby. The hotel is clean and well maintained. The downsides are the small size of the rooms and the noise from the street. Get a room on a 3rd floor if you'd like to open the windows (a must during the warm May weather when the general a/c is not switched on yet (there's no individual a/c in the room) and the plastic windows are so tight you can loose your breath it's so stuffy).

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Florence
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Very good, good place in the near local area of the city, a significant smell every time when you walked through the reception, maybe comes from a toilet or something from the bottom from the house.
Nice park just outside the hotel.
However, I should really come back next time i visit Firense!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Malaspina
Address: Piazza Dell'Indipendenza 24, 50129, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #290 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Malaspina 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With the same hospitality accorded Dante at the Castello di Fosdinovo in Lunigiana, the descendants of the Marquis Malaspina have opened their Florence residence on Piazza dell’Indipendenza to offer modern hospitality with that touch and culture that makes Hotel Malaspina a truly charming hotel.The lady of the house, Benedetta Torrigiani Malaspina, has created elegant rooms with period furniture with inviting halls and parlors, where the intimate atmosphere resembling a private home is enhanced by the excellent comforts, superior among those proposed by 3 star hotels in Florence. Starting with the garage just steps from the hotel (a valet takes your car and brings it back when you want it) and reception open 24h.The TV room and lobby are very pleasant, ideal situations for relaxing or socializing over a cup of coffee or glass of Tuscan wine served by the bar reserved for guests and open from 8 in the morning until midnight.Those staying at Hotel Malaspina for business can also use a conference room which can hold up to 20 people.The pretty breakfast room offers a plentiful buffet with sweet and savory foods, typical Florentine sweets, juices and hot beverages. Guests can obtain all the information they need at the reception for visiting the city and our concierge service makes reservations for tickets to the most important museums and sights, music and theater performances, recommends and makes reservations for restaurants, guided tours and tours to the surrounding areas and transfers to and from the airport (plane and train tickets can also be purchased). ... more   less 
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