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Hotel Mario's
Ranked #78 of 422 Hotels in Florence
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90 reviews
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“Lovely authentic hotel”
Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

We visited here for 2 nights and were very pleased with the classic Italian feel and the friendly staff. It was so unusual to find quality china at breakfast (steelite) and coming from the potteries made me feel at home. It is not far from the Duomo, the bus and train station and some nice restaurants. Would recommend this hotel especially if you arrive into florence by bus as we did.

Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We absolutely recommend Hotel Mario's for a nice (not luxury) hotel. Let's start by saying that we needed a hotel that could store our bicycle cases while we did a self-guided 2 week trip through Tuscany. We took the taxi to the hotel from the airport because of our bike boxes, otherwise we would have taken the bus to the train station and walked from there.

Hotel Mario's is located in the the center of Florence, on a 1st floor (stairs only). Thankfully Leonardo helped us right away with storing our bikes at street level. Our room was simple but with Tuscan style. Our window opened and overlooked via Faenza - a narrow one way alleyway street.

My husband and I stayed two nights. The desk staff was always very helpful and gave good recommendations on restaurants and easy walking directions (with map) for town. The lobby area has two nice sitting areas with lots of books and one with a little coffee/bar. We had coffee one afternoon and there was no charge.

The breakfast was plentiful with meats, cheeses, breads, cereals, yogurt, fruit, and hard boiled eggs.

We are looking forward to staying 2 more nights at the end of our trip. The only downside was that the street was a little noisy at night so we had to shut our window.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

This was our third stay with owners who treated us like friends/family. We returned here due to their excellent customer service We stayed one week in comfort and quiet room that was perfect for us. The staff provided excellent breakfast in a lovely dining area and catered to our every request with personal service. It was very clean, safe and located on lightly trafficked street. It was so convenient to Train and Bus Station since, tours and train was our method in which to see the area. The route to the Duomo was straight and easy walking. It gave easy access to Market and special churches and monuments. Their recommendations for tours, restaurants and events was "spot on" and their action to make our reservations allowed us to relax. The three brothers were delightful. As mature travelers it offered us a great value. We will return again.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

We chose Hotel Mario's because of its convenient proximity to my husband's conference venue, and were delighted with the overall experience. He was there for a total of 9 nights, 3 of which I shared with him before returning to the States ahead of him. The room was lovely with the best air conditioning we encountered on our trip. The bathroom was quite nice with a good sized shower. The breakfast was a little thin, but the coffee and service were lovely. The location was incredibly convenient, within walking distance of just about everything. They also held one of our suitcases while we toured Tuscany before culminating our stay in Florence.
We would gladly recommend Hotel Mario's to anyone visiting Florence.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Located on a quiet street close to Florence centre, this warm, welcoming hotel made our stay in Florence perfect. Our charming room was clean and well equipped for the stay. Breakfast was plentiful and accompanied with fresh coffee and a smile. The making of this hotel though, is the accommodating, friendly and helpful staff. They couldn't have made our stay more comfortable, keen to offer advice and made a great effort to chat with us daily about our stay. Like many other reviews on here, Hotel Marios goes highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

My wife and I arrived in Florence by train, walked out of the station, across the street and then into Hotel Mario's. At least that is what it seemed like. Mario's is located on a quiet street within walking distance of everything you want. The staff at Mario's was awesome. They were very kind and helpful regardless of the hour. Breakfast in the morning is just what you need to kick start your day. The only negative we noticed is that the walls seemed a bit thin. However, our neighbors weren't night owls and it wasn't a problem. We look forward to our next stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed only 1 night, recommended by a friend who had stayed a few weeks earlier. Had a triple room (double and single bed for 5yr old), the 1st room to the right of the reception desk thrui the door. It was clean, quiet, roomy, big tub, fresh sheets and a working AC! Breakfast buffet was plentiful, especially in Italy!! you could even make a grilled ham and cheese sandwich! As previously stated, just around the corner from the main station, and Florence is a walkable city. The 2 young men at the reception could not have been kinder: with a 92yr old and 5yr old, carrying the suitcases up n down the entrance stairwell was no problem: they raced to help us. Decorated in very florentine style, it had charm and will be back again and again. Have since recommended it to another friend going in October.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Mario's
Address: Via Faenza 89 Black, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#37 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#57 Business Hotel in Florence
#58 Family Hotel in Florence
#60 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mario's 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Mario's welcomes its guests in an atmosphere of ancient Florentine private house. A classic tradition of hospitality for this exceptional family run Florence hotel with charm and simple elegance. Located few steps from main train station in a building of the seventeenth century in the prestigious Via Faenza, an ancient road dating back to 1200, which still retains the medieval appearance. Classic environment with warm and cozy atmospheres, bright and comfortable spaces, elegant and refined details... A mix of images, sounds, scents for your dream stay in Florence... Classic environment with warm and cozy atmospheres, bright and comfortable spaces, elegant and refined details... A mix of images, sounds, scents for your dream stay in Florence... ... more   less 
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