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“Left early it was that bad!”
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Hotel Canada
Ranked #341 of 649 Florence B&B and Inns
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Left early it was that bad!”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Before anyone puts me in the "whinging / hard to please category" please let me say that I have been traveling through Europe with my partner for the past 5 weeks and have nothing but great things to say about all the hotels we have stayed in. Unfortunately that stops here. Save your money, do not stay at this hotel. The woman who claims to be the owner has no hospitality skills & the place feels like a prison. You have to buzz in & out, there are video cameras everywhere, as soon as you leave your room she pounces on you to hand your room key over to her. To make matters worse the rooms are noisy from the streets below from the restaurants until about midnight (we was woken on our first night at 1am with someone drunk on street spewing) the street sweeper then comes past at about 4.30 so my advise is to make the most of the quite time between 1 & 4 if you want any sleep.
After day 2 we decided to loose our next nights accommodation and head on to our next spot - cinque Terri (which we cannot fault - amazing here!!)
Oh I forgot to say lone good thing at least the room was clean.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

The location is what really sells this characterful pensione in the heart of Florence. The Duomo is right outside the front door practically, the train station is a short walk and it is less than 10 minutes to many major attractions, such as Uffizi gallery, Accademia gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. The street it faces onto is very busy, so I would suggest requesting rooms facing onto the quaint backyard but on the plus side, there are some nice eateries very close by. The 1am curfew was not a problem for us, given we were there to sightsee. Although the bathroom was separate, it was next door to our room and private, as well as spotlessly clean. The staff were helpful and warm, although it does help if you have done your research prior to turning up and have cash ready for payment/ understand that keys are handed in when you go out etc. All in all we had a great time in Florence and this central, good value accommodation met our needs. A safety security box would have been a helpful addition to the room, as well as wifi but they were not necessities.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, ask for a room at the back or take some ear plugs.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auburn, New York
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

1 am curfew. Very noisy in the front of hotel from late night partiers, which will not be you because of curfew, to early morning street maintenance and store deliveries. Have to drop off key and get rung back in which is a pain if you want to leave for a short or a number of times. They will accept a credit card if you press the issue. Was told my credit card was no good since it did not have the European chip, but reluctantly had to use the strip reader on card reader.There was a modem in the lobby but no w-fi for the guests. No parking. Must have a reservation at a garage we were told.

Room Tip: away from the street. Must think about parking.Nightmare driving through Florence
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Canada! Our room was quite and clean, and quite confortable for the price. But the main two best points are the location and the staff. People who work there are very nice and always seek for helping you, and the hotel is at 1 min from the Duomo and the old downtown.

I can just recommand you to choose this hotel if your budget is limited and if you want to enjoy Florence like it deserves!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leipzig, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Service very friendly. No wifi or breakfast, but very good location in the center of the city near Duomo. Very good prices and very clean. Ask for a room with backyard windows (front windows are noisy).

Room Tip: Ask for a room with windows to the calm backyard
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

The location is superb, only a minute from the Duomo. The hotel is extremely clean, probably the cleanest bathroom in all of Europe! The rooms are nice and big. We had a shared bathroom but our room had a private shower and a bidet. Our room also had a small armoire and a small table with two chairs. We never ran into any problems with the shared bathroom. I went in September when it wasn't that hot at night so the fan was all we needed. As people mentioned you have to turn in your key every time you leave which we thought was weird and were turned off a bit but then when we stayed in Venice the hotel there had the same process so maybe its just what the smaller hotels do... The lady was easy to find. We never waited more than a few minutes to turn in the key. She was quick in getting you buzzed into the building. The street below is a bit loud so keep that in mind if you like to sleep with the window open. We felt safe walking back to our hotel in the evening (10-11pm ish ). She also has a 1am curfew which might be a problem for some. There is no wi-fi which we really needed. You also have to pay in cash. There's no tv. The price was excellent. We booked over expedia.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

I stayed 2 nights in this hotel with a friend and we had an absolutely fantastic time. The staff was extremely friendly - and multilingual, our room was lovely and clean, the bathroom we shared with other 2 rooms was always very clean and neat. It is a 10-15min walk from the station, just around the corner from the cathedral square and so central we could reach everything on foot. In addition to this, the landlady was just great and advised us on the best places to eat out in Florence to avoid the touristic traps. A really nice place where I will return next time I'm in Florence.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Canada
Address: Borgo San Lorenzo 14, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #341 of 649 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Canada 1*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Its superb location, only 30 mt. from the Cathedral Square, in the pedestrian area of the lively San Lorenzo district, will enable you to easily reach all the main historical and artistic sites within a short walking distance. Only 5 minutes by walk from the main railway station, Hotel Canada has 9 confortable guest-rooms, either with or without private facilities with simple but tasteful furnishing. ... more   less 
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