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Santa Maria Novella Hotel
Ranked #28 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 November 2012

Quiet despite convenient location for station and historic centre. Fab view from our junior suite (room 503) overlooking the square. Nicely decorated and clean - big bathroom. Good service from the staff. Would recommend and stay again. Breakfast was fresh but not a lot of variety.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

The hotel was fabulous. The room was large and beautifully serviced. Could have happily stayed in the bathroom and it was such a relief after a lot of travelling to have a generous bathroom. The room was right on the square and a food market set up in the square the day we arrived so as well as sampling fine local produce, we loved the atmosphere it provided. The hotel was steps from the main train station and chosen because we came from Venice by train and left for Rome by train. As well as being convenient to the Dome and the Ufizzi and the Ponte Vecchio and a host of other lovely spots, you walk through some very tempting shopping spots. As well it was convenient for a quick train trip to Pisa for the day. The tourist bureau is also nearby. Staff were professional...ie. helpful and pleasant without being obtrusive. I could not recommend this hotel highly enough. Just go! We too, were fooled by the lack of signs but a small snag at the start very much outweighed by the facilities. Breakfast was also fabulous with beautiful local produce and freshly baked goodies. Also, felt very safe....important in Italy for two more mature women. Don't forget to visit the rooftop terrace. There is an ambulance station across the square but luckily people stayed safe and we weren't bothered too much by sirens.

Room Tip: View of Santa Maria Novella Square is great if you can have a room that faces the square.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 November 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for three nights and would have no hesitation in recommending it.

The staff are all very pleasant and courteous. The room had clearly been refurbished recently and although we found the decor a little overpowering for our taste it was very presentable and comfortable.

The bathroom was spotlessly clean and featured a lovely rainwater style shower. Our room did not have a bath which we missed.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at the hotel and the breakfast each morning was appetizing with cappuccino to die for!

1  Thank JimmaJnr
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

Just steps from the train station, reasonably price, The Santa Maria Novella has its old world charm while being conveniently located. Duomo is your backyard and "David" a few blocks away. Fantastic restaurants surround the hotel. The staff was terrific in every aspect of our stay. I can't wait to go back

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Amy O
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

This was a good choice to stay at and well located for all the tourist traps. We got there late one evening and it could do with a slightly larger sign as it was difficult to see a brass plate behind a shrub. Nice rooms. Tourist tax was a not a very nice surprise they should build that into the room rate. Very nice choice of breakfast.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

It is a nice hotel, on the square, walking distance from the station, restaurants, shops.
The staff is very helpfull for restaurants and directions.
On may the weather was very good, quite hot except the last day was very windy and raining.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

Extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff. The rooms were very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The restaurant recommendations by the front desk did not ever disappoint and being within walking distance to most of the attractions in Florence was a great bonus.

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Thank Shane C
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Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 1, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#25 Business Hotel in Florence
#29 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#31 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £142 - £367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Santa Maria Novella Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All the rooms are furnished with air conditioning/heating, direct dial telephone, free Wi-Fi internet connection or lan cable connection, hair-dryer, minibar, bath or shower, electric safe, flat screen tv, courtesy set of "Officina Santa Maria Novella," vanity mirror, sleepers, tea pot with herb tea. Superior room with view has a splendid view over the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, flat screen TV, mini-bar and a splendid marble bathroom ... more   less 
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