We stayed 3 nights at Hotel Aurora early Oct 12. It attracted me because Aurora is much closed to the station.
I check-in around 7pm. The front desk staff settles all check-in process, then, he gives us a map to go to another building. Two ladies pick up 6 items (include 2 big luggages) and 2 back pack. How do we go to another building? Finally, the front desk staff helps us to pick up the luggages but he only put to the entrance. The really bad item is the building is very old. And it’s like a household, need password to open the door. The elevator is very old and waiting elevator areas need turn on the light by self. And our room stays in 4th Floor. It has the main door that need put the password again. The hotel areas feel as a household rather than hotel and it feel dirty, old and insecurity.
In addition, the room cannot access wifi. OMG! I book Aurora having 2 reasons 1) near station, 2) free wifi. No wifi, I cannot access internet 3 nights. Next day, we go to breakfast in main building. We request to change another room that stay in main building. But he said no room next 2 days in main building. And he said wifi signal will be weak on busy time. The main building is also same situation. But we use the wifi at 2-3 am. I guess anyone already go to sleep.
Therefore, if you have another choice, don’t select Aurora.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Aurora is situated in an ideal position in Florence, in front of the Santa Maria Novella railway station, close to Palazzo dei Congressi, Fortezza da Basso and only 5 minutes by walk from the Dome. Internet is free, and all rooms offer air conditioning and a private bathroom.The hotel is situated in a neoclassical building from the beginning of the 20th century, completely renew WITH LIFT, and is overlooking with wide windows the historical centre and the romantic hills of Florence. Some room, superior level, are available with views of garden.The hotel is elegantly furnished and offers all the modern comforts, rooms include a minibar and an LCD TV, and buffet breakfast is available from 07:00 until 10:00. The hotel has a pleasant garden, a small oasis of relaxation in the city center.Hotel Aurora features a paid private parking and a large garage in agreement with the hotel. An experienced and professional staff will provide guests a personalised service and all kinds of tourist and travel info. ... more less
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