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“Good Value, Good Location” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Elite
Ranked #257 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Maine, US
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51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good Value, Good Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

This accommodation is in a great location- minutes from the train station, and able to walk to many of the major sights- Accademia, the duomo, piazzelle Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio. The price was fantastic compared to other accomodations in Florence. The down sides of this hotel would be the room- the bed was so loud that I would wake myself up by moving! We had chosen the room with the shared toilet (which really wasn't a problem at all) but the shower is in the room, and I could reach it from sitting in the bed. The room did have a nice view though. What I really did not like about this hotel was that there was no staff there when we arrived at 5:30p, and saw directions to go check in at another hotel around the corner. It literally is around the corner but after traveling all day, with luggage, the last thing that you want to do is walk around Another corner! Also, I thought the clerk in the other hotel was not that helpful- made me come back and pay the tax in cash, and then when I came back, had to wait for him as he was not at the desk. During the day, there is a host at the hotel, who is absolutely lovely, charming and helpful!
One other thing- which isn't any fault of the hotel itself- the wifi did not work in the bedroom, and only in the lobby- I forgot my purse down in the lobby overnight, and the next morning when I saw it, my money was gone. I was thankful they left the purse because my credit card was still in it, and it wasn't that much money (around 50$). It could not have been hotel staff as it was late that I left it down, and early that I was leaving. It had to have been another guest in the hotel:(
All in all, I would stay in this hotel again if I was on a strict budget. If I had a few extra dollars to spend, I would somewhere else.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank katie1128
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Stayed in Florence for 1 night. Not sure if this hotel is for business during the week but it seemed like a business hotel. It's in a decent location, right down the road from a Soccer stadium where we saw a game. The hotel is very very clean. We ate at the hotel restaurant and the food was excellent. We wanted to take a bottle of champagne back to the hotel room so they sent it up for us with snacks that we didn't have to pay for or even asked for which was nice. Hotel room was big!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NovemberRain27
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Dublin
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

I found Hotel Elite quite by chance on the Internet, as I searched for places to stay when in Florence. My trip was both business and pleasure, as I planned to take in a small portion of a computing conference before moving to more cultural activities. I was travelling alone, so a safe city centre location was a must.

The hotel is located about 5 minutes walk from the main Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station, which is one hour of a train ride from Pisa airport. Like many smaller hotels, it's situated in a mixed use building, with a shop on the ground floor and private apartments on the upper floor. If you arrive after 4pm you will check in in the sister hotel on the adjoining piazza - it's less than two minutes walk but it may be a good idea to check it on a map first if coming by train to avoid having to retrace your steps!

I booked a single room, but a very nice double was assigned, which included a shower, sink, TV and a proper air conditioner (not the chilled water junk seen so often in many US and Irish hotels). The toilet was shared amongst a number of rooms. The room was spotlessly clean and well made up each day. The hotel was quiet at night and I got a great nights sleep. The wifi works best downstairs in the lobby, perfectly understandable as the building walls in Europe tend to be quite thick.

The hotel manager was very helpful when I asked to extend my stay by three more nights, and was a pleasure to chat to, with plenty of recommendations for places to visit and restaurants to eat at. I'm delighted to have found this hotel and will be using it again when I visit florence next time.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank PeteDel
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dubai
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69 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

The location is great, right in the center, 10 minutes to walk to the dome.

Nadia - the hotel keeper is very friendly and helpful with tip to visit Florence and other cities in Italy! Upon her suggestion we visited Luca and it was just awesome.

Suggested - Spend less time in Pisa and her for Luca instead.

Internet connection is very good in the rooms.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Amit A
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

The hotel is about 500 meters from the train station in Florence and 200 m from the tourist information. The house from the 1400s is "gently renovated". Next door to an outstanding beautifully decorated pharmacy /perfumery from the 1200s (opened for public sale in 1612). We thank Nadja at the reception for her great tips: Buy picnic food in the market hall, then take bus No. 12 (€ 1:20, instead of the Hop on-hop off bus for € 25) and go around the city to the famous viewpoint Piazzale Michelangelo. In the town center there are mostly pedestrian zones, so buses can not come close to the sights. Nadja also recommended a typical Italian restaurant without the feeling "tourist trap" with sloppy made food and high prices (Trattoria Za-Za). Instead, visit Ostaria / Ristorante Centopoveri on Via Porcellana 41. We were completely satisfied :-)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HolgerArthur
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Provo, UT
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

We stayed at both the Elite and Desiree hotels due to nights that weren't open online. In short, we created a real challenge for them with a late night arrival, 1 night in Elite followed by a night in the Desiree and finally back to the Elite. They were VERY VERY helpful through all of this. We really couldn't ask for a more professional group of staff members. VERY honest and upfront about everything!

Yes, you are getting a low price property. But, they are GREAT people to work with.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank enjoytraveling_9
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Arezzo, Italy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

There were mosquitos everywhere. We killed at least 10. The shower doesnt have a floor and the curtain touches the toilet so after the shower everything is soaked. Also, the floor started to flood after about 5-10 minutes so I had to start turning the water on and off to drain. The walls and bed spread were very very gross. The only good part was location.

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Property: Hotel Elite
Address: Via della Scala 12, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
#26 Best Value Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Elite 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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