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“Perfect Location for Sightseeing and Great Value”
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HOTEL LORENA
Ranked #130 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 August 2013

My wife and I spent 2 happy nights here recently and found this to be a great hotel. To begin, it is only a 5 minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station and within easy walking distance of Florence's major sights, with the Duomo right on your doorstep.

We had a room with a washbasin but shared a bathroom and that was never an issue for us. The aircon worked wonderfully and the double glazing and shutters completely eliminated all noise from the busy streets outside. The bed was comfortable and the room and bathroom impeccably clean.

Lorenzo on Reception was very helpful in chasing up our lost luggage, which eventually arrived just as we were about to move on. It was also great to have free Wifi to assist us in our struggle. Breakfast was simple but adequate with the usual cereals, rolls, juices and coffee.

You won't find a better hotel in a better location anywhere in Florence, which offers such great value for money and I strongly recommend it, especially for travellers by train.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Our room was more than adequate. It was larger than I expected, simple and clean. I read previous reviews that said it could be noisy at night. We stayed three nights and had no problem with noise. The front desk was helpful. For us, the best part of the stay was the location. Very close to the Duomo, the market and train station. We also walked to the Oltraarno area a few times to eat and never felt like it was too far. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Margery M
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights in early July. I had booked a single room with a shared bathroom, however I was given a room with a private bathroom. Location is perfect, the hotel is only 5 min walk away to the main train station and to the Duomo. Air con was working well, so was the free wi-fi. I was on the same floor as reception and breakfast room, but didn't hear any noise. Downstairs of the building is a bar, most of the time it was very quiet, but one of the nights there were a few people who didn't seem to be aware of the noise they created. The next day receptionist enquired wether I heard the disturbance, which I found was quite nice of him to ask. Overall its a budget hotel, so there was some wear and tear, but most importantly the room was clean.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank keikei_review
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

The Lorena is minutes from everything - the sights, the train station, the Central Market. And right above a very popular bar/cafe with a late afternoon happy hour that can't be beat. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms aren't the most modern or chic, but clean and comfortable. Add to that a great price.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank jamginsu
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Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

For a two star hotel, this place definitely exceeded our expectations! We had a room with a bathroom included, and the room was very big, as was the bathroom. All very clean (although be mindful that towels are changed once every two days).
The location is perfect, 2 mins from San Lorenzo markets, 5 mins from the central station and 5 mins to the duomo.
Breakfast was included in our room price but it is definitely worth the 5 euros if not included. The lady makes a fresh coffee and will make another if you want too! There is yogurt, cereal, croissants, boiled eggs and bread biscuits, enough for us to get through the day.
The staff at the hotel were wonderful and keen to help where possible. Definitely the perfect place to stay, great value for money in a great location!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Hotel Lorena is a perfect place for a few nights in Florence especially if you are not there to spend a lot of time in the room. Our room was small but looked out at the Medici Chapel and the Duomo. The room was clean, the staff was quite polite and hospitable, and the breakfast was small but good. The management was a bit cool to us upon checking in (some rude Americans no doubt paving the way for us). But we found out about the birth of my granddaughter early on our second morning and when I told them, "Sono Nonno!" (I'm a grandpa!) they treated us warmly and like family. We loved the central location and spent a lot of time and money at the San Lorenzo Market across the street. The neighborhood is great; walkable from the train station and lots of restaurants within walking distance. The television reception was good but the wifi was weak at times. We'd stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jeff R
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Nice sized rooms (dated furniture) with a window that overlooked a courtyard with sidewalk cafes - we even heard some musicians playing for the diners. The ambiance of Florence when you opened your shutters/windows but completely locked out the noise when you closed the multiple layers of shutters. Great price for great location.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about HOTEL LORENA

Address: Via Faenza 1, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#105 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £39 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HOTEL LORENA 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Florence (only 4 minutes walking distance from the Cathedral, 6 minutes from the station, 8 minutes from the Congress Palace and 12 minutes from the Pitti exhibitions) the hotel is the right place to visit the historic center. Rooms with private bath, Tv, direct dial telephone, air-conditioning and wireless internet free of charge.Upon request, rooms with mini-fridge.Panoramic rooms with view on the Cathedral and Medici Chapels ( from the 4th floor).Paid garage facilities avaible 50 mt from the hotel.Hotel Lorena is far walking distance from:Medici Chapels: 55 metriDuomo : 200 metriDavid di Michelangelo ( Galleria dell'Accedemia ) : 300 metriPalazzo Vecchio & Uffizi : 500 metriPonte Vecchio : 700 m ... more   less 
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