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“Fabulous Location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of HOTEL LORENA

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HOTEL LORENA
Ranked #125 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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55 reviews
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“Fabulous Location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Great location right in the heart of Florence! It's a 5-10 minute walk to the train station, so very easy to manage with your luggage. It is smack dab next to the Medici Chapels and a 5 minute walk to the Duomo. The San Lorenzo markets are a 3 minute walk and it took us about 10-15 to get everywhere else. The room is VERY spacious (so is the bathroom) with air conditioning, free wifi and a pretty comfortable bed (compared to some others we slept in). We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel, we just ate at the little cafe right underneath and it was very good!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 20 and it was very quiet. No noise whatsoever.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

I booked a room at the Lorena for €30 and was a little nervous about what to expect. However I was absolutely bowled-over by how fabulous the hotel actually is. It is around about 5 minutes walking from the main railway station and is located opposite the medici chapel and san Lorenzo church in a very vibrant part of town. There are high quality bars and restaurants everywhere in the locality. The hotel is basically above a bar/restaurant and I stayed in room 45 on the top floor with fabulous views of both the medici and the Duomo. The room was basic and the bathroom shared but everything was clean to a very high standard. I was late for breakfast having drunk too many peronis the evening before and the staff at the Lorena went out of their way to re-open the breakfast room - a fantastic touch I thought. I will most definitely be visiting Florence again and the Lorena will undoubtedly be my number one choice

Room Tip: Top floor with great views
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Good value hotel... Very friendly staff, clean spacious air con rooms, free wifi and a great view to boot. Great base to hop around Florence, cheap and cheerful.. no frills but perfect the few hours you spend there. We were given our breakie as a bonus, able to leave luggage while touristing around still on check out, the wifi and only a hop around the corner to the main centre. Would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed for two nights in two rooms as a family.
We were disappointed as when we checked in we were told that we would have to change rooms for our double room after the first night. A real hassle when you are sightseeing all day. We had to rush around after the first night and pack our stuff then leave it in our second room, as we couldn't put it straight in the other room they moved us to. The double room we moved to smelt like cooking smells which I think came from the restaurant downstairs. Apart from that the hotel is in a very good location. The rooms are tired but you get what you pay for and as far as central hotels go it was avery reasonable price. They let us store our bags till 6 pm the day we checked out so that was helpful. Reception is on the first floor so getting bags up the first two flights of stairs was a pain, after level 1 there is a tiny lift which fits one person and a bag.
We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel, there is a cafe down the street which was good.
Overall the location was excellent but the beds were old and hard and we didn't sleep well there.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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hotel_lorena_firenze, Responsabile reception at HOTEL LORENA, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Good evening!

we are sorry of your review.

Unfortunately, in a hotel the unexpected can happen as you know, and the moved from a room to another one is one of these.
Will have noticed that the night before we assigned you a triple room that was booked the next day, otherwise we would not have bothered you, of course!!
It seems excessive to give as grade 2 just for this fact, but we respect your idea

See you soon!

Grazie

Lavinia
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Geelong
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Hotel Lorena is across the road from the Medici Chapel so a great landmark when you get lost and also very central to most of the churches and museums.
There is a lift but it starts from reception on the first floor.
My room was perfect for my needs, clean, comfortable and a view. The room has external shutters, the 2 seperate windows that open and provide double glazing, then timber doors. With all closed you nothing frm the outside world with them all open the noise that is Florence floods in.
I have a shared bathroom but whenever I have wanted to use it it was available.

Room Tip: I have room 35 and have a view of the dome
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Marau, RS
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Very good accommodations despite it does not have elevators. It was allowed to us set early check in. The hotel probably is owned by a family and it brings an special environment.... like your house. Thanks.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

I and my husband stayed at Hotel Lorena in May 2014. I have to admit at first I was a little skeptical about all the reviews stating how good it was, but when we arrived I was pleasantly surprised. I loved it here. For the price this is most definitely the best value. The elderly man and his wife that run the place are extremely nice and helpful. About a 10 min walk to the hotel from the train station and all other sites were within walking distance too.
If we ever go back to Florence Italy I would most definitely stay here again. Thank you Hotel Lorena for making our stay a wonderful one!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a bathroom in the room if you don't want to share with other guess. Rooms h...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#105 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#119 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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