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Residence La Repubblica
Ranked #46 of 297 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Top location and nice apartment”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

First of all the residence is in a top location right in the heart of Florence. You walk out in a square surrounded by (expensive) restaurant and bars. All the main tourist attractions are walking distance and Florence is lovely to walk around.
We booked a studio apartment but ended up with two bedroom one. Sadly, it didn't overlook the square which was a little disappointing but being on the interior meant it was quiet.
The room was clean, spacious and everything we needed was there. We didn't use the kitchen as we ate out every night.
Sure, the lift is cramped and check in at the nearby Hotel de Lanzi is a bit of a pain. However, the staff were always very helpful.
All in all, we'd definitely recommend if only for the perfect location and good value for money when compared to a hotel.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

The residence with it's perfect location has won brownie points for me. Located close to all the main tourist attractions, shopping streets, restaurants, transportation stops,as well as the tourist information.....what more can a tourist ask for? The residence lies on one side of a square surrounded with restaurants, and a carousel that i could spot right from my window. The place comes alive in the evening with lights, people in the square, the lit up carousel, live music. A supermarket located two blocks away was of much convenience.The train station at a distance of 10-15 mins made it convenient to commute to Pisa, and catch our train to Milan.The bus station near to the train station helped us to get to Siena. The check in is to done at Hotel De Lanzi which is closeby.We had to pay for the entire stay upon check-in itself.The staff is helpful and provided us with directions to the hotel prior to our travel.The rooms have all the ammenities and were clean and spacious. However one drawback was there is no housekeeping!!!! I surely would overlook that and definitely stay at the residence on my next visit.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Greece
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63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We chose this residence because of the location and we didn't disappoint. Its position is perfect for city tours, shopping, sightseeing etc. Also if you stay in this hotel you don’t really need any means of transportation because you can go everywhere by foot. From the central train station is only about 10-12 minutes walk, from Duomo 1 minute, from Ponte Vecchio bridge 3-5 minutes, from Uffizi 3-4 minutes, from San Lorenzo market 4-5 minutes always depending on your pace. Another strong point of the Studio (323) we stayed was that it was spacious and had a kitchen corner with utensils (if you don't clean the kitchen during chek out they charge you with 40euros). However, some basic tools such as a toaster was missing, and there were some little damages (e.g., window knob was detached, and doorknob of the closet was broken) in the room that reception didn’t care about. Also, the reception of this accommodation is two blocks away, and the small elevator is impractical and difficult to use especially when you have to carry things such as a baby stroller. In general, the room is comfortable enough and so perfectly located in the centre of Florence that any drawback seemed irrelevant.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and thought it was great. It took us a while to find the place (we didn't read about the check in at alternate venue) but once that was done all was good. We were over the moon about AC, the room was good, functional and so central to everything in Florence! We were a little surprised to find only single beds in the room but pushed two together and all was ok.

The kitchen seemed functional (stove, sink, cutlery, utensils etc) but we didn't use it as we were not able to find a supermarket near by.

Great value for money, would happily stay here again

  • Stayed July 2013
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Miami, Florida
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

We picked Residence La Repubblica for 1 night in Florence prior to getting on our Mediterranean cruise. We wanted to cover more of Florence by doing a transfer tour from FCO airport to Florence with stops in Tuscany along the way with Joe Banana Limos. However a few of us in the group had the misfortune of having pur flight cancelled due to a mechanical issue on TAP Portugal. In trying to contact La Repubblica, there was no direct number registered on their website nor anywhere on the web that could connect me with them to inform them of the cancellation. I sent 2 emails and called the msn hotel chain number lusted which is in Milan with no success. I even had our tour company try to get a hold of them with Italy and yhe number would ring with no answer. This is a little concerning if you find yoursrlf in this situation. The 3 others in our party were already in Rome and were able to do the transfer tour as planned and really enjoyed the location, view, and size of the rooms. However the guest services were not accommodating and did not try to work with us and still proceeded to charge my card. We are coming vack to Florence but may opt to stay elsewhere where there is better customer service.

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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372 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Ideally situated and charming studio with lovely renaissance ceilings and direct view of the lively Piazza della Reppublica. Close to everything. However, the location comes with a price, hotel reception and parking facilities are far away and the square can be noisy. Also the elevator in this old building makes the whole room shake when used (luckily not too often per night depending on who else stays there).

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Yorba Linda, California, United States
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2012

This was by far our favorite place to stay during our 2 week Italian vacation. Forget all the "confusing reception desk" reviews. If you do your homework and are prepared for the 2 locations, which are not very far from each other, it really is no big deal. Before leaving for Italy I Mapquested the "walk" from the train station to the Residence La Repubblica and then Mapquested the "walk" from the Residence to the reception desk. Our party of 8 had NO problem, suitcases and all, walking from the train station through the streets to the Residence. Us moms planted our families at the wonderful restaurant just outside the Residence door and we walked to reception where the friendly staff checked us in, answered all our questions and gave us our map of the city. They had a wonderful man take us back to the Residence where we joined our families for lunch and he brought our suitcases up to the rooms. This location is the bomb!!! Early morning walks were wonderful and the streets were bustling with fun stuff into the night. We never had a problem with noise and felt so comfortable coming and going and felt we were in the center of the city. For the days we were there we felt like locals. Tip, go to the local grocery store and stock up on water, cheap cheap cheap, and store in the room's refrigerator for your stay :-) Great coffee house just outside the Residence door!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Residence La Repubblica
Address: Piazza Repubblica 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 297 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Residence La Repubblica 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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