We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“You get what you pay for”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Esperanza

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Hotel Esperanza
Ranked #324 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

We expected basic rooms for the price in Florence, and that is exactly what we got for about $60/night for a double. The owner was sweet and helpful and the location was excellent. Breakfast was packaged and simple, beds semi-comfortable and some ceiling and walls cracked.
There was a lot of noise from the car garage immediately below - with only a few quiet hours from 2-6am. This was the biggest downside. We were also there during a heat wave and the rooms were baking hot - although the fan helped a little. Ironically, it is located at the corner of the streets Inferno and Pergatorio.
In hindsight, I would have paid more at a different place for less noise and AC. But for the price, it is a fair deal during July in this popular city.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank IanRoss82
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

112 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    13
    32
    34
    17
    16
See reviews for
14
57
9
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2011

I was looking for somewhere simple at the last minute and hostels were all full. The charming old guy at reception was friendly and helpful. Wifi was excellent. The room was basic and the bed wasn't great but I had no troubles sleeping. Some mosquitos at night because I left the window open. Woke up a bit early due to noise and no heavy curtains. No fridge in the room. Light Italian breakfast was all out of packets, partially saved by real coffee.

Room Tip: same floor as reception is a bit noisy
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jack V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2006

This hotel was recommended by a local bartender, and it was well worth the price of a beer! As the previous reviewer has noted, the rooms are small and pretty basic, but are imacculately clean and airy (nice high ceilings); mine even had a huge terrace overlooking the terracotta roofs of Florence. It's a family-run place, and the owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. The breakfast is pretty basic, but enough to kick-start you for the day. If you're hung up on minibars and TVs this may not be for you - but I don't know why anybody would come to Flroence to watch TV. The only real downside is that the beds aren't great - if you have a bad back you may find them too soft. Also, there's no airconditioning so it may get pretty hot in high summer.
The best things? The location, which could scarcely be better, tucked behind some of the city's nicest streets, near to the river. And the price, which is astonishingly low.
I've given it four stars rather than five but if you're on a budget, this is hugely nicer than those tacky backpacker hostels for not that much more money

  • Stayed May 2006
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank BritishDavid
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2004

Cheap one star hotel in the heart of the most expensive shopping areas in Florence. Very basic room and bathroom, very clean and decent, though there is no TV. About 15 mins walk to the main station. Owner of the hotel, Claudio, is very friendly and polite.

Helpful?
6 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Florence hotels
Duomo
Hotel Scoti
Hotel Scoti
#202 of 421 in Florence
4.0 of 5 bubbles 281 reviews
Santa Maria Novella
Hotel Balcony
Hotel Balcony
#84 of 421 in Florence
4.5 of 5 bubbles 719 reviews
Santa Maria Novella
Unicorno
Unicorno
#125 of 421 in Florence
4.0 of 5 bubbles 574 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Duomo
Hotel Villani
Hotel Villani
#209 of 421 in Florence
4.5 of 5 bubbles 91 reviews
San Lorenzo
Hotel Romagna
Hotel Romagna
#212 of 421 in Florence
3.5 of 5 bubbles 370 reviews
Duomo
Costantini
Costantini
#331 of 421 in Florence
3.5 of 5 bubbles 197 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Esperanza? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Esperanza

Property: Hotel Esperanza
Address: Via Dell'Inferno 3, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #324 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Esperanza 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travel Republic (UK), Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, Agoda, Priceline, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel Esperanza reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing