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“Decent budget hotel”
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Hotel Marine
Ranked #78 of 310 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Decent budget hotel”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

The hotel is located not too far off from the main train station - about a 5 minutes walk. However, it can be tricky locating the hotel for the first time. I had typed in the address on Google map to find my way but Google map marked out the wrong location (although it's along the same road). Here's a handy tip: watch out for the unit numbers that are in Blue along the street - that is the rightful unit numbers. There are other numbers marked along the same road so it can get confusing. A local offered this tip and sure I found my way on the other end of the road. It is also nearer to get to the train station by turning right when you back face the hotel.

The room is average - big but the floor feels a little dusty. Bathrooms are renovated so it's clean - no complains. The room had a little balcony however the doors were a little faulty so we kept it closed most of the time.

The hotel is located 2-3 floors up and there is no elevator so if you have heavy or a lot luggage with you this can be a concern. The stairs are not steep though. Also, I had expected the reception desk to be upstairs but it's actually located on the ground floor so head there before going all the way up!

The hotel is a decent budget hotel - if you can get a good price then it'll justify the stay. I paid around 80 euros..not all that cheap.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

Probably should be 3.5 score, it is good for a 2 star hotel. Not sure if it is worth €90 a night though?

Location is fantastic, a few minutes walking from train & bus station (only if you have a good map, not the tourist map you buy at station - this map will get you lost). 3 mins to fabulous food markets. Only about 8 - 15 mins walk to most of the major sights including the Doumo which I could glimpse over roof tops from my window.

The room was very big, comfortable bed, good pillows, huge cupboard for storage.

This hotel is in a big building that also has 3 other hotels on different floors. There is no elevator. Marine is on the second floor. The breakfast is included in price, it is pretty basic - yoghurt, cereal, pastries, meat, cheese, bread & jams. The only thing is that the breakfast room is for all 4 hotels so it is a bit like cattle lining up for straw to get your food. Things run out quickly.

House keeping was excellent. Room was always clean, bed sheets changed after third day.
Staff friendly.

The only bad thing was the bathroom, it was fairly small. This was not a real issue, the problem was there were no fixtures at all. Not one hook for towels at all, not even for hand towel. No hooks anywhere in room. The only place to put the towel is over the top of bathroom door, but then you can't close the door to use room. There was no shelve or draw for toiletries. Had to leave toiletry bag on the desk by the window. There was not even a toilet roll holder. Toilet paper just fit on the edge of the basin, if you make a splash cleaning teeth or hands the paper is wet. This is a shame as the bathroom was very clean with nice tiles and there is room for theses things.

I would probably try to look for something better. We were here over May Day and it was the only hotel with a room available.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Marine
Address: Via Faenza 56, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 310 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Marine 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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