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“Good location but jaded hotel”

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San Giorgio e Olimpic
Ranked #230 of 411 Hotels in Florence
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38 reviews
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“Good location but jaded hotel”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

The best thing about the San Giorgio is its location near Florence's main train station, Santa Maria Novella. Our room had mature furniture in the Tuscan rustic style which is not to my taste. Our room overlooked a small unused courtyard but this made it very quiet at night. The bathroom was small with poor fittings, particularly the shower with no dish to put the soap and shampoo in. No English language TV. Breakfast was OK but no fresh fruit, tough rolls and vanilla flavoured croissant. Perhaps a Tuscany speciality but not too my taste. Tables weren't cleared and they have an odd policy with knives. They leave spoons and forks for you to collect but you have to wait for the waiter to bring coffee and your knives. Perhaps its Health & Safety getting in on the act. Short walk to most of the cities sights and restaurants, and very close to the main market which is quite interesting.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Stayed at the San Giorgio 2 nights in September. It is a fine family-owned hotel with excellent friendly/helpful staff. The complimentary breakfast was very nice. We arrove in Firenze via Trenitalia and the location of the hotel was an easy walk with luggage. Our room was very adequate [typical remodeled/updated older Italian building]. Most all the major sites are within an easy walking distance [Michelangelo's "David" & other terrific museum items, Baptistery/Duomo/Campanile Tower, Museum with Ghiberti's golden doors, Piazza della Signoria with it's great sculptures, Ponte Vecchio bridge; even the Michelangelo Piazza across the river is really not too far]. Very pleased with the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights & 3 days between 24th & 26th Aug 13. Location of Hotel is very convenient particularly budget travelers - you can walk across from Train station. The pick-up points for local tours is just few yards from the Hotel.
The rooms are small & old with very narrow corridors, flight of steep steps.I wonder whether layout of the Hotel will meet safety norms.
Staff were courteous, Spread of items in Breakfast table is good. Overall OK place for a short stay only for its location advantage.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

The San Giorgio is a great place to stay in Florence. It is ideally located near the SMN train station
and had several lovely restaurants nearby. Though the hotel is old, and the rooms are small, the service they provide is invaluable! Wonderful front desk staff who go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The breakfast provided is simple, but adequate. Location is ideal as we were able to walk to most of the city attractions without difficulty. You have to remember that it is a 3 star hotel. I would recommend it to anyone who wants plain basic service and an enjoyable experience.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Solo traveller so had small single room which was fine and all i needed. Location is near train station and Piazza San Lorenzo. Breakfast was pretty good and staff front desk staff happy to help. Free wifi in lobby, doesnt work well in rooms. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

its a good basic hotel - clean friendly - parking right there laundry - walking to all attractions - breakfast is good - would stay there again - easy check in - wifi only in the front area - was there 3 nights - price was very good for the location etc..

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: San Giorgio e Olimpic
Address: Via Sant'Antonino 3, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #230 of 411 Hotels in Florence
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Hotel Class:3 star — San Giorgio e Olimpic 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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