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“Great but small”
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Hotel Ester
Ranked #176 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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215 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great but small”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Hotel conveniently located near the station. The room as extremely small, it was literally a room with a bed. We are on our honeymoon and all other hotels we stayed in made a bit of effort either with a room upgrade or a small bottle of champagne,but this hotel did not even acknowlegde this. Extremely noisy in the corridoors and we had the first room near the reception,so it was very noisy. The bed was extemely hard,backache! The bathrooms are great though and the room was very clean with free wifi! Staff was friendly and showed us on a map of florence they provided, all the important sights and what to do. Pity there isnt breakfast included,you have to go accross the road to a little cafe for breakfast. And a word of caution,dont go to the reastaurants they suggest,I think they have a deal with them,as it is not as cheap and authentically tuscan as they propose!

  • Stayed September 2013
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Marco and crew gave us the best stay we had in Italy. Nothing but the best experience here!

Super accommodating, free wifi, perfect location and laundry service. Tough to beat for the price.

Very clean, respectful, helpful. I am eagerly awaiting a return trip to Florence and Hotel Ester will be the first place I book.

Thanks Marco! good luck with everything!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

Had such a lovely one night stay at the Hotel Ester. It is very conveniently located right near the train station and close to all the main attractions. The room was basic but TFT bed comfortable and the new bathroom was excellent. We had a computer and wifi access in the room. Coffee and tea available and s book swap. The staff were very friendly and helpful. For 100 euro in peak time, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

This hotel really scores in the essentials. The location is excellent, very near to the train station, which helps when you have to lug your bulky luggage. It is within walking distance to many tourist attractions. There is a supermarket opposite the hotel. The hotel has a lift and is generally quite secure.The newly renovated bathroom is planned with the traveler in mind--an enclosed shower area which keeps the rest of the bathroom dry, good water pressure and thick towels are provided. I like the large wall clock, the air conditioning, the safe and the kettle in the room. The young lady receptionist is helpful and friendly. However, being a budget hotel, there are some things that you must be prepared to live with--slow wifi speeds, small room, hard bed and tired looking furniture.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. Room was clean and comfortable. Bed very comfy. Wifi was nice and quick too!. The location is excellent. A minute from the train station and close to all the sights.

Really enjoyed our stay here.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Great location, right next to the station and walking distance to all the sights and markets. The room given to us had no view but was spacious and clean. The reception staff are so very helpful and friendly - loved the kettle /fridge in the room and free tea/coffee making service near the reception area. Breakfast was not included. Proximity to the markets was another added bonus. Close to restaurants, city centre, free wifi and great staff. Thanks to the eversmiling and helpful intern at the reception desk ( am so sorry i don't remember your name, just bad memory on my part) think it is Josef. Your tips and assistance is so appreciated. Will definitely recommend this hotel to friends and return if we plan a trip again.

Room Tip: Higher floors have better views
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Fantastic hotel great location, right next to station and walking distance to all sights. rooms on 5th floor have amazing views :-)) WIFI, kitchen, air-conditioning, first wash is free.. What more can you ask for? Ok, here is some more, great staff on hand to help with everything, very clean and secure. Would stay there again (stayed 2 times) and would highly recommended.

Room Tip: Room with a view on level 5
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Ester
Address: Largo Fratelli Alinari 15, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#102 Family Hotel in Florence
#112 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ester 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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