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Residenza Millenium
Ranked #248 of 305 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Melbourne, Australia
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“noisy ... and a bit smelly!”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

This residence is centrally located - easy to walk into the city centre and all the attractions. It is not a hotel and so be prepared for the check in dance around contacts, times, etc.

I was staying for 4 nights and put in room 5 which is street facing. This residence is actually opposite the exit point for all the buses from the central bus station. Sleep was limited because of the buses starting up and leaving the station. but quite between 1-5am! I did ask for a room change which they could accommodate on the last night.

room 5 seemed to have old building/sewage pipe issues and was very smelly in the bathroom.

the beds were old and lumpy.

my stay was ok... the buildings access codes make it feel very safe and there are a couple of good restaurants downstairs. I would recommend staying here - just as long as you get a room out the back of the building - or are a heavy sleeper!

Room Tip: near the back of the building
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Residenza M, Direttore at Residenza Millenium, responded to this review, 15 June 2013
Dear Madam,

we thank you for staying here at Residenza Millennium.

Unfortunately we do have some issues with the noise in few rooms as this is the fee to pay for being very central and close to the Santa Maria Novella train station, however this winter all windows facing the street will be replaced with sound proof ones.
It is not an easy process as we had to request permissions to the art department of the local government, but finally we succeeded.

All mattress are brand new here, we changed them on January 2013, maybe for a woman 6.1inc. (185 cm) and 300lb (140kg) they might feel a little too hard.

Also in the bathroom of room 5 the cleaning lady found your salame and a piece of pecorino cheese next to the bidè, maybe all that food smelled not good...??

Check in hours ( 10:00am -20:00pm ) are clearly stated on every web site that list us , so no dancing, but careful reading is the right word!

We hope you will come visit again,

Residenza Millennium
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

I stayed at the Residenza Millennium many, many years ago. My cousin and I were backpacking through Europe and when we stepped off our train at SMN we were approached by a representative of the Millennium. We were a little apprehensive but were convinced to just check out the room. We decided to take a look seeing as though the hotel was within a short walking distance. What a nice surprise!!! Beautifully done building with marble and painted frescoes on the ceilings. We decided this was our hotel for the next 3 nights!

Very clean, safe and close to everything. This was by far the best place we stayed during our 4 week trip across Europe. I'm not one to spend my time in a hotel while on vacation however my cousin loved the huge marble tub in our room that she decided to stay and have a soak while I went out and explored!

Excellent value. Would recommend to anyone visiting Florence!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2013 via mobile

Was looking for a convenient place to stay around the SMN and since i was going to be out most of the day this place was perfect. Nice hot showers, free wifi.

This place is not a hotel its actually a private residence with the 'hotel' taking up the second floor. So once u master the door combinations its fine. And yes the owner does come across abit grouchy but as long as he's not trying to swindle you then think of it as some local culture.

I would come back n stay again.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

Had a great experience, the owners were awesome, really nice couple with a good sence of humour, always happy to help and very knowledgable about the city, both past and present. Room was really nice, awesome shower and reliable wifi which was a nice change. Great value for money would come back in a flash.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Residenza M, Manager at Residenza Millenium, responded to this review, 14 December 2012
Thanks for your positive feedback.
It was a pleasure having you here!!
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

The hotel is located 1 block from the train station. It is very secure. Our room had a great painting on the ceiling. The owner and his girlfriends were very friendly and accommodating. They lent us a guide book for Florence and there were even umbrellas to borrow when it rained the one day. There was a strange sewer smell in the bathroom, but we found we could keep it at bay by keeping the fan on during the day. If you can, request a room off the street as it will be quieter. Good value for your money.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Residenza M, Manager at Residenza Millenium, responded to this review, 14 December 2012
Thanks for your nice words :)
kind regards
Residenza
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

Not sure where all these bad reviews are coming from, We had a very lovely time at the Rezidenza Millenium. We didnt have a hotel booked so we met the owner at the train station, he walked us down the street to the greatly located hotel. Everything was perfect in our room, comfortable beds, very clean and I loved the ceilings with original paintings. Celia who checked us in gave us a few restaurant recommendations which turned out to be some of the best eats we had in Italy! The street noise is a little loud however it didn't bother us at all. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for an affordable place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Residenza M, Manager at Residenza Millenium, responded to this review, 14 December 2012
It made me so happy that you tried and best of all, liked my personal recommendations for resturants!!
And then, when you say it was some of the best food you have had in Italy, you made me so happy & proud :)
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Cecilia
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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

We stayed in Resideza Millenium after finding it on hostelworld.com. It is perfectly located close to the train station and close to the main attractions. The rooms feature real frescoes from the 18th century and safe boxes. Although the owner might seem grumpy, he's a very honest person. I left all my documents/passport/money and went to Bologna. The next day I got a call from the owner letting me know and even offered to send a private courier to deliver the documents. I went back and everything was handed personally to me by him. A+ service.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Residenza M, Manager at Residenza Millenium, responded to this review, 14 December 2012
"Although the owner might seem grumpy, he's a very honest person".... i just loved this line, so true! Seems grumpy but heart of gold...
Thanks for the positive feedback!!

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Cecilia
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Property: Residenza Millenium
Address: Via Degli Orti Oricellari 31, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #248 of 305 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Residenza Millenium 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residenza Millennium is located in the center of Florence right next to the Santa Maria Novella square. Experience the warm and welcoming atmosphere in our Florentine palazzo. Inside our beautiful Italian 1800 century palazzo we offer bright, fresh and newly renovated rooms with five meters high fresco ed ceilings, all furnished in typical Tuscan style. Residenza Millennium offers double, twin, triple and family rooms, all equipped with private bathrooms. Air conditioning/heating system, satellite flat screen TV and safety box is standard in every room. ... more   less 
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