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“A Very Nice Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Room Mate Luca

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Room Mate Luca
Ranked #44 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A Very Nice Hotel”
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

This hotel is within an easy walk to eveming in Florence, in a safe, quiet neighbourhood

Next door ìs a laundry (self wash and dry or by the weight.

Within a block or two in all directions may bee found numerous, family restaurants of various standard.

Despite being on a main road the room is very quiet at night

Breakfast is so-so but more than compensated for by the friendly, efficient staff and the good value.

I became somewhat of a Room Mate fan in Spain, and Luca doesn't let the team down.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at this location for three nights. The reasons I booked this hotel is that I had read an article in a magazine about this new Spanish chain and its founders and really wanted to try one of their hotels.
I booked through a third party website at a very good rate.
The hotel is to the north of the main sights, which are easily reached on foot in less than 15 minutes. It is also conveniently located near good eateries and the Centrale market which offers excellent Tuscan treats. It is also just a 10 minutes walk from the main train station.
The reception staff were all exceptionally welcoming and our room was ready (1 PM).
The decor in the lobby is very colourful and cool and seems to have been newly renovated.
We were on the 1st floor, facing the main street.
The room was a bit dark and small, though the high ceiling managed to not make it too claustrophobic. The wallpaper and the bed looked very chic and seemed new. The bathroom was nothing special but very clean.
The bed was very (too) soft and was actually two beds put together, so if you tried getting too close to your partner you would sink in the middle.
The a/c didn't seem to work but I think they deactivate it at this time of the year, and because the room was right in the main street opening the window was out of the question as it could get noisy.
Breakfast was buffet-style and not very good. The first morning our coffees were prepared by the waiters, and were good. However the next two days we were directed to a coffee machine which had awful coffees. The juices were equally as bad (there was even some sort of syrup at the bottom of the glass) and the pastries on the last day were stale.
So overall I feel I got what I paid for and was in general satisfied and would recommend this hotel if the orice is good.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

After my stay in Rome, this hotel is such a delight. Reasonable in price, great staff and beautiful colours! The bed were really comfy and location was just a stone's throw away from Duomo. In fact, it's within walking distance to all the interesting sights.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

The decor and attention to detail in this hotel is perfect. Nothing is too much trouble, the staff are friendly and helped with some very good restaurant choices.
The rooms are delightful , window shutters and bold colours. The public rooms are wonderful, hardly used , which is a shame, but everyone is out exploring Florence. If I return to beautiful Florence, and I hope I do, this is the place for me!

Room Tip: Higher floor and look over the roofs of Florence.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Luca A, Responsabile reception at Room Mate Luca, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Dear Guest,

thank you very much for leaving the comment about your stay here: we are very glad to see that Room Mate Luca is the place for you! Actually, as Room Mate wants to provide people with special friends in all the cities where we are, we can say that "Luca" has became the "friend" for you in Florence. And friends cares for all details...

We look forward to welcoming you again soon, then. Our dearest regards,

Luca Albonetti
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

I stayed at the Mate Luca for 2 days on a business trip to Florence. The hotel is only a 15 minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station and about 10 minutes to the Duomo, 10 minutes from there and you're on the Arno. Great amenities including a free breakfast spread that stays open far longer than most hotels. The staff were incredible and always quick to make recommendations about great local spots to check out. Would highly recommend to all.

Room Tip: Keep your keycard away from your phone :)
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Luca A, Responsabile reception at Room Mate Luca, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Room Mate Luca would like to let you know that he is very glad to give you an excellent stay for your business trip.

The location combines the functional and comfortable aspects: next to the main train station and in the city centre. Our buffet breakfast is open every day until 12:00 pm, so there is no need to rush if you wish to sleep a little more. The Staff always strive for giving the best service, with authentic recommendations and willing to smile.

We hope to welcome you again soon here and thank you for your kindness.

Greetings,

Luca Albonetti
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Great stay in Florence. Easy walking to all the sites - 10 minutes from main station, 10 mins to Duomo etc.

The staff were all so lovely and very accommodating and eager to help.

The breakfast was great, and on our day of departure they allowed us to start earlier in order to make our train- very much appreciated.

The decor of the hotel is great, very bright and colourful and quite modern.

I had a minor issue with the shower in our room but realised it was a user error (doh!) which contributed to flooding the whole bathroom...once I was shown what to do we never had this issue again.

Room Tip: We had the corner room in the main picture and it was pretty big and very clean. Had beautiful views...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Luca A, Responsabile reception at Room Mate Luca, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Dear Selina,

what some wonderful words! Location, staff, breakfast, decor... we are so happy that everything was up to the top of your expectations and Room Mate Luca is part of your memories of Florence.

Room Mate hopes to see you in any other ciity around the world where you can find them!

Best regards,

Luca Albonetti
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights and were very happy with our stay.

The location is great. The hotel is only a 10-15 minute walk from the train station and 10 minute walk from the main Duomo piazza and main shops etc. There are also a few restaurants/bars very close and the Accademia gallery is only a 5 minute walk.

Our room was on the second floor looking out onto the road and was quite noisy. We live on a very quiet road usually so the buses took a little getting used to. The room was lovely though - very big and clean.

All in all a great hotel and very good value for money. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good hotel in Florence that is close to the centre and good value but maybe try to get a room at the back of the hotel.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Luca A, Responsabile reception at Room Mate Luca, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Dear Lizzy,

thank you so much for taking your time to write this nice comment.

We are very happy that your stay with "Luca" was satisfying: actually, the location of the hotel is strategic for visiting the city and, as you say, the nice decor of the rooms gives an original touch to comfort. We thank you also for the suggestion you have made: we wish to improve every day and your opinion is very important to help you in this matter.

We trust on surprising you much more the next time you will come and visit us. Kindest regards,

Luca Albonetti
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Property: Room Mate Luca
Address: Via Ventisette Aprile 3, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Florence
#31 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#32 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#62 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Room Mate Luca 4*
Number of rooms: 53
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