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“Other then some terrible things, the hotel is ok, in general.” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Bonifacio
Ranked #158 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Other then some terrible things, the hotel is ok, in general.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

First the negatives: there are some terrible things about this hotel

1. Small TV with no English channels (only one in French). A short person won't even be able to reach to turn it on. I wasn't even aware that they still make TVs so small lol (maybe the reception could use one as small close to their phone, not in the rooms). And they don't have any other TV in the common areas either. Low volume.

2. Appalling Internet reception (if at all and only in the common area, close to reception).

3. The worst breakfast I've seen in ages.

4. If you inquire about the possibility of a Queen or King Size bed (as opposed to two single beds that easily spread apart), the receptionist, Karin, blames you for "travelling" lol.

5. Small and poorly placed fridge (you wonder if it works at all, yet barely does).

6. Stained/dirty carpets in the hallway. Really?

7. Ripped railings on the stairs (they forget to warn you, but they've fixed it afterwards).

The owner of this hotel is not in his right mind to offer such a small TV plus poor Internet and breakfast, especially to North American customers.

Other then that, the hotel is OK, the room facing the back is quiet, so is the location in general (although a bit farther away, still not a problem). Too bad that the pool you view from the balcony doesn't belong to the hotel :)

Minor tip, but cute: Go on Via Galla (Second one from the hotel) to the beads store to find one of the most beautiful salespersons you can imagine (Claudia) and buy green Fiumio Pearls...
Leather jackets and purses from the Mercato centrale (and food such as egg plant dishes).
Don't forget to go across the river to Michelangelo Plazza and take the buses to Sienna and San Gimignano for a day trip. Email the hotel to reserve you tickets for Ufizzi and Academia. Bargello you can see on your own.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Florence
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

Very clean and very friendly staff. Bit of a walk to the attractions.Close to the train station,pleasant breakfast area.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Madrid, Spain
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60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

The negative details of this hotel are:
1. Air conditioning, if you go in summer to 35 degrees in Florence is required to work to perfectly. The first room we were allocated did not cool, the receptionist kindly assign another one where it worked a little better, which for us was acceptable, but people who like the air really cold, maybe it could be not enough.
2. The worst of this hotel is the breakfast, it was really bad: the bread was stale, a juice that seemed water with a little of juice, a machine for coffee and chocolate throwing colored water no milk, and the worst: 40 minutes from the end of the breakfast hour there was no cheese nor ham, the waiter don´t care, only said "finished". I find it stingy and shameful that lack of professionalism in this regard.

On the other hand, the room was huge, as well as the bathroom, good beds, clean place. It´s location is ok near the downtown, a 10 minutes walk takes you to El Duomo, la Accademia is very close. It would be a very good hotel if not for that shortcomings.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David F
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Vienna, Austria
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

I liked the room since it was huge but for me it was a bit too far from the main places (15 min to walk to the Dome) - which might be ok for others! Price is fair & good. Service is good. Rooms with very cute balcony available with a nice view! Breakfast was so-so

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SandET
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New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

The downbits first:
It's a bit of a walk from the city center. It is not the fanciest of buildings (resembled my halls of residence from university) and the rooms do not have the most modern of amenities.

However, point one: Florence is a beautiful town, quite walkable really and if you want a neat and clean place to catch on a comfortable good night's sleep you shall do just fine with this property. I had absolutely no concerns with safety in this neighbourhood, the room was spacy and the beds were comfortable. The small TV was adequate to catch on some news and the bathroom good to have a decent shower.

Was out of room for bigger part of the day. Walking up to this place was never really a bother despite the relatively large distance which in actual is not much. In fact everything is close to everything in Florence, just that some things are a bit closer than others.

Friendly chaps at the reception, nice big and clean rooms with a refrigerator, decent sized bathroom. All in all all non fancy necessities met and some more.

I would not mind staying here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

Whilst the location was very handy (about 15 mins from the Cathedral area), from the moment of arrival, with the tiny reception area, this did not feel like a 3 star hotel.

The bedrooms were rather dark, and not nearly as spacious as photos suggest! However the beds were comfortably firm, and the bathroom had a decent supply of hot water and nice towels. Another indicator that it wasn't a 3 star hotel - the (small amount) water leaking through the roof of the bathroom, which didn't look new!

Wifi was decidedly spotty - not all the bedrooms were covered, neither was the breakfast area, however where it did work it was quick. The small tv did not appear to have any english tv channels, which was a shame.

Breakfast was pleasant enough - plenty of food, if a little uninspiring. There wasn't any hot food, but with the heat outside, there wasn't really a call for it !

Overall, uninspiring.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank fartoomanyusers
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

The price was reasonable, location good - walking distance from city centre. Clean, simple rooms and friendly staff.

Breakfast was good.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Bonifacio
Address: Via Bonifacio Lupi 21, 50129, 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
Hotel Style:
#154 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bonifacio 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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