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Hotel Perseo
Ranked #44 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 March 2009

I am so glad we stayed here. It is a great central location (2 minutes to the Duomo), excellent staff, free breakfast (rolls, Danish, hard boiled eggs. cereal, OJ, fruit, toast, they have staff to make cappuccino, espresso, etc. for you each morning). The staff is extremely helpful and gives good recommendations for places to eat. The rooms are very nice, well kept and fairly sound proof from outside noise. They lent us a computer cord for our Acer laptop for internet access. The bathroom has a wall hairdryer like on a cruise ship and a towel warming rack (good to dry washed socks). We got an internet special for 94 euro a night. I can’t believe this hotel is not in the guidebooks!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2009

A nice, clean hotel in the middle of the action in Florence. Nothing is far away, especially the train station as you can walk the three blocks to the hotel. Very friendly staff and modern accommodations. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2009

Traveling with a coeliac condition is not always that straight forward but this short holiday was made absolutely easy by the excellent assistance provide by the hotel staff. They put my mind at rest from the very moment I’ve sent them the first email as Louise new everything about the condition and made sure that the staff provide all the necessary assistance. Anna was very keen on the preparation of the gluten free food for breakfast and Tani was absolutely helpful for the selection of the right restaurant offering GF food, he even went a step further and plotted them on a map which also included the nearest GF gelateria.

We traveled as an extended family and we stayed in two separate rooms one for two and another for four persons. Both rooms were absolutely clean and spacious with very modern bathrooms. The location of the hotel is very central and less than ten minutes walk from the main central station S.M.N.

We will definitely recommend this nice, small and lovely hotel to any one traveling to Florence.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 January 2009

We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Il Perseo!

We arrived in Florence at 7.30 am on the overnight Artesia train from Paris (don't do this, it was a nightmare!).

We were very tired after the train trip, but it was only a short walk from the train station to the hotel. We had expected that we'd have to leave our bags and come back later on. However, the staff kindly found us a room that we could check into straightaway (at approx 8am). So after a nap and a shower we were in a much better frame of mind for sightseeing!!

The room was very comfortable and spacious, the hotel is quite small and the staff were very friendly. They assisted with a tour booking (and recommended a great tour to the Chianti Region and Siena), provided free happy hour drinks and internet access. The hotel is also very central to everything in Florence. Breakfast was great too.

We couldn't have asked for more, the hotel and staff were lovely and it all represented excellent value for money. If you are on a long trip staying in hotels, you will definitely appreciate the nice change of staying in a small well run establishment like this one.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2009

I booked this hotel based on the great reviews on this website and we weren't disappointed. The Duomo is RIGHT NEXT TO IT and is easily seen from anywhere in Florence. You can walk to every great museum and attraction, it's central and there are some great restaurants around. It's a five - ten minute walk to the train station, and not far to the river.

This rooms are comfortable and the bathroom was surprisingly modern. There are only a few rooms which gives the hotel an exclusive feel.

But what made this hotel great were the staff. Laura made us feel really welcome, helped us book train tickets, recommended sights, gave us maps and was just generally lovely.

We absolutely loved florence and wouldn't stay anywhere else. An absolute pleasure.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2009

We read all of the great reviews and decided to give it a try. They were all correct, the place was great. The room was clean and we had a great view out our window. The best part of the hotel was the staff. You can get a nice room anywhere but they staff really go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. They chatted with us every time we stopped in the lobby for their happy hour, asked us about our day and gave us helpful tips on where to go and what tours past guests have enjoyed. We had to take care of some business at home but didn't have our computer (they offer free wi-fi) so they offered up a laptop that they keep available just for the guests. The breakfast was good and the dining area was always very clean.

We would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2009

My friends and I stayed at the Hotel Perseo to run the marathon. We were all extremely happy with accomodation. The hotel is about 200 metres from the duomo and only 5 minutes walk from the main station and you are spoilt for choice with places to eat and shop, and all the sights are on your doorstep.
The hotel is newly renovated and kept very clean and serve a good quality continental breakfast, the coffee is very yummy.
The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help us with all our queries. Also the hotel was only a 20 minute jog to the start of the marathon and 10 minutes crawl from the finish! Breakfast normally starts at 7 but they set up for us at 6 and also let us keep one of the rooms till 3pm so we could come back and shower after the marathon at no extra charge! They also gave us excellent restaurant recommendations, good food at reasonable prices. You cannot beat this place for quality, price and location.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Perseo

Address: Via Dei Cerretani 1, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#48 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#54 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £87 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Perseo 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely renovated in 2006, Hotel Perseo offers large comfortable rooms full of natural light, many with spectacular views of classic Florentine landmarks. A superbly central location and friendly welcoming atmosphere combined with a stylish designer decor make Hotel Perseo a perfect place to stay when visiting Florence. ... more   less 
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