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“Modest but historically interesting and charming.”
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Hotel Bavaria
Ranked #153 of 422 Hotels in Florence
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“Modest but historically interesting and charming.”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Firstly, Lenny is excellent. He is informative, friendly, speaks excellent English and appears to have a genuine interest in history and art. (A testament to this is the Bach playing in the mornings which floats into the breakfast area.) I can't speak for the reception-floor of the hotel, but we stayed in the floor above (be wary, lots of stairs to climb with luggage - but Lenny happy to help out) which was really quite special. The small door opens to a spacious atrium with communal seating and all the proportions you'd expect from a former sixteenth-century palace. Our room was the most basic, a single double with shared bathroom facilities (clean, excellent, really no fuss to share) with large windows with views stretching across the central-Florentine streets. It is noisy at night, I do warn, but this did not detract from the overall pleasantness of the stay (or our sleep). Warm, comfortable. No qualms with the bed, sink in the room with a sofa and wardrobe. Ceilings very high; you really do get an authentic feel for sixteenth century architecture. The breakfast was simple and no frills, but was a warm addition. Small cakes, lots of breads, orange juices, teas and coffees. Whilst our room had no television, this was not a bother; the hotel is so conveniently close to all the nearby sites that you have no excuse to stay in your room. WiFi is available, but was not accessible from our room. Overall, this is a special little hotel for those who want an authentic feel but do not care for the luxurious thrills of more competitive and expensive mainstream hotels. Access to hotel is through a spacious courtyard with some original frescoes, above the Pandolfini which is an exclusive art dealers. Very happy indeed and will stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

This february even though it was not a cold winter at all the room where we stayed was rather cold. We had to use the extra blanket and sleep with a sweater and socks on. The hotel itself was nice and the people at the desk were really friendly! Definitely a good deal for the price. The location is great, you're very close to, well, everything. The breakfast was fine. The room was good, except that the shower pipes made some noise after use and the shower was a bit weak, but not a major problem. Overall I would say it is a lovely hotel (for the summer)!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We really enjoyed the convenience in the heart of the old town and the price was quite reasonable for the location. The room was fairly large, clean and had a magnificent view of the Duomo. The desk clerk was very helpful in recommending local restaurants. This is a very decent hotel for the money you pay.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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istanbul
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

It's an odd and charming place with its historical atmopshere.

Spacious rooms with a little "old" smell but the bed is very comfortable and provides good sleeping quality.

Breakfast is not special but ok for a couple of days.

Shared bathroom was clean. (3rd floor)

It's in the heart of old city and very reasonable priced. Daily room service is a plus.

Room Tip: room number 16 with shared bathroom facilities would be a good choice; - not near the toilette an...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Iasi, Romania
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I stayed in this hotel at the end of August. The staff was welcoming , they offered us a lot of informations about the city, restaurants and places to see. The informations on the booking was equal with what we have found. Actually was even better, seeing the history of this place.
I would definitely return to this charming hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

We stayed here for 1 night in September and it was great for what we needed- characterful building close to the historic centre, very clean, nicely decorated rooms and good breakfast selection. We stayed on the floor above the reception which had a large communal lounge with bedrooms leading off. There are stairs to get to the hotel but we didn't find them a problem at all. We had a shared bathroom which was next door to our room and was clean with a hot shower. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Our room was overlooking the street which was quite noisy at night but we were that tired from walki...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Bavaria
Address: Borgo degli Albizi, 26, 50100, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#136 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Bavaria 1*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO HOTEL BAVARIA, History and charm in Renaissance FlorenceA few steps from the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore (alias Florence's Duomo), immersed in the artistic treasures of Florence, on the third floor of the Palazzo Ramirez-Montalvo, Hotel Bavaria will frame your unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
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