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Santa Maria Novella Hotel
Ranked #29 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Newbury
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“A room with a view.”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed here as part of a rail excursion holiday touring Northern Italy. This hotel is within easy walking distance (c. ten minutes) from the main rail station and will arrange for your luggage to be collected at the platform on arrival so you do not need to look like tourists when walking from the station to the hotel. They will also arrange the same service on departure from the station assuming you are travelling by train as were.
What made the stay so enjoyable was the room overlooking the Piazza Santa Maria Novello with the beautiful church at the far end.
All the main sights are a few minutes walk from the hotel as are good restaurants and delis.
During our stay, the Piazza had a market of local produce and wines which we took full advantage of.

Room Tip: Try to get a room overlooking the Piazza for the view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

We stayed here Sept 2013 and would have to say it made our trip to Florence the most enjoyable time. The hotel and it's staff were magnificent, so accommodating with any little thing. The breakfast was magnificent, and the breakfast room was so charming. Do yourself a favour and book a room over looking the Piazza, you won't be disappointed ! The restaurants lining the Piazza are fabulous, and when you don't feel like staying out for long, come back to your room and watch the never ending parade through the Piazza. You won't want to leave.
Short walk to Ponte Vecchio and all Florence attractions. 5 minute walk from Main Train station.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Binghamton, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

As the sun sets, enjoy a glass of vino on the rooftop with a magnificent vista of this beautiful ancient city. Then stroll one half block down to the Piazza where everyone gathers in the evening for chatting and visiting neighbors. Good food surrounds the square, complete with Gelato and Bread Soup. The hotel has mile high ceilings with verranda doors that open onto small balconies.
Truly a wonderful experience.

Room Tip: Overlook the pool if you can.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Easy easy walking distance to/from train station. Piazza out front is very active with a great market day/night. Relaxing spot to grab some wine and tapas before going out. Easy walk to all the major sites - Duomo is 7 minutes away and within view of hotel front door. Nice to be a little removed from the tourist packed center of the center but adjacent to it. Hotel is very nice - room was great - larger than expected. Definitely an odd layout on each floor and depending on where you are located, might have stairs to climb. Not a big deal but different. Some great restaurants right around corner - all the staff recommendations were excellent.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I stayed in this hotel last August . I have no complain . Location is very close to all attractions.
Stuffs were very friendly and room was clean . It was little tricky to reach to Hotel with car. Be careful about oneway roads...

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights. Friendly welcoming reception staff who helped with whatever questions we had.
The room was large and spacious- I had brought my wheelchair with me so the hotel was accessible.
Really lovely big marble bathroom. Comfortable room. Very clean. Good breakfast (included) in a really lovely mirrored dining hall downstairs. Beautiful interiors in line with the rest of florence.
Great location on the Santa Maria Novella square. Right by the church which is beautiful (take a look inside!!)
Overall a really lovely stay.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

My wife and I spent 6 nights at the Hotel Santa Maria Novella in late March 2014 while I attended a conference. We have nothing but positives to report for our stay: staff were friendly and helpful, our room was spacious and well-appointed with a lovely and elegant bathroom, efficient wireless internet, and plenty of closet space. Our room overlooked the piazza but the noise was fairly well controlled by the windows although things were pretty quiet during the chilly week we were there. The breakfast was more than ample with Italian lunch meats and cheeses, fresh fruit, yogurt, pastries, eggs, pancetta, and breads. Sometimes there was a crush in the breakfast rooms if a large tour group all came in for breakfast at one time but the women did the best they could under this onslaught. There was a nice little bar to catch your breath and refresh for the evening's excursions. The hotel is a 5 min walk (easily manageable with luggage) to the main train station, 10 minutes to the Fiere Firenze conference center, and very conveniently located to the Duomo, Palazzo Ufizzi, and the Ponte Vecchio major tourist sites. We recommend this lovely hotel most highly.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the piazza may be noisier in warm weather.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Santa Maria Novella Hotel
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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