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“Absoluty NOT a business hotel!”
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Hotel Cavaliere
Ranked #358 of 412 Hotels in Florence
Paris, France
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absoluty NOT a business hotel!”
Reviewed 19 September 2011

Not your place if you come to work in Milano.
Really lousy service. Technical problems are met with Aha. Air condition goes on like it is harvest time in a barn, no way to turn it off. No adapter to borrow and no advice where to buy one.
Internet is free - if you want to surf, but not if you need to send off a file,. Then it's 15 euros every 24 hours.
I would take off at least one star if not two. A place for tourists with good location but without atmosphere and decent staff.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2011

Stayed there for 15 days,was trying to find an apartment .I was so glad when i finally found one and leave here.The room was the smallest room i have ever stayed.The breakfast was no good at all.However the room was cleaned daily.You can find better hotels near duamo for better prices.Avoid.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Auckland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2010

Good if you travel by a car. Not recommend tourist without a car.
The guy is very grumpy and didnt feel very nice.

The room is ok, good decorated, size and facility.
I could find better one with the same price range.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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1 Thank Akl79
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2010

I only booked this hotel as opposed to others in this price range because it said online that it had WIFI in the rooms. It did not, which was very disappointing. The closest internet cafe was a 10 minute walk. The hotel itself is very basic. The single rooms are tiny, the size of a walk-in closet in the US. My room was facing a busy street that had traffic going throughout the whole night, making it very difficult to sleep. The breakfast was also very basic, as cheap as one could get, comprised of: croissants, bread, jam, orange juice, coffee, and more crackers/bread. The people were, like the hotel, basically nice, just the minimum.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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1 Thank traveler57110
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United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2007

Stayed at Hotel Cavaliere in October 2007. Charming little hotel in the traditional style. Accommodation is basic but adequate - after all, you don't go to Florence to laze by a pool!
It is situated very close to the River Arno so bring mosquito cream; it is a good 40 minutes walk from the historic centre [not what the hotel's web site says!] but a number 23 bus will take you right into the pedestrianised area around the famous Duomo. Bus stop is about 100m away by the pasticceria [not the first stop you come to, walking with your back to the river]; tickets from the bar nearby.
The bedroom and shower room were adequately sized and traditionally furnished, which meant a very tall wardrobe. Each room has its own laptop with cheap but slow internet access. The tiny breakfast room had only 4 tables and a mini-buffet serving the standard cold continental breakfast, but there were more tables available in the reception/coffee bar area.
For those coming by car there is public parking in the square in front of the hotel, except on the one night of the week when the street sweeper calls in the early hours - read the signs carefully!

  • Liked — Easy access to city centre
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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AUS
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2007

Don't believe the claims that this is a 3-star Hotel. It is barely a two star with a well appointed bathroom (although there are ceiling panels missing and soap scum on theshower glass). In a country renowned for its love of food there are very few restaurants within walking distance but there are plenty of motor cycle and car workshops if that's your thing!! The location is apalling for anyone relying on walking (and believe me, I have happily walked many kilometres in other lcations). Que sera - we can't always be lucky with sites booked off the net.

On a positive note the one and only staff member I encountered on checkin (and all evening) was very helpful.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Room inadequate, Terrible location
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled solo
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1 Thank SWFAus
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Sydney & Bangkok
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2006

I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights as a swf traveller and really enjoyed my stay. Money was ultimately the deciding factor during my trip and I found Cavaliere on a discount webite for about 35 euro a night including breakfast - during the holiday season!

Best bits: the hotel was clean, the furnishings were classy and old-style (not in a falling-apart way), my single room wasn't just a closet with a bed in it and I had my own private bathroom, I had a nice view out of my double door window, there was free wifi in my room (!), water was hot, and it was cosy and comfortable and there was aircon. The guy on reception was cute, too.

The not best bits: breakfast was rather notional - little bread rolls, coffee, cereal; there was an almost dormitory-like need to get me out of the room come 9.30am every morning so someone could clean (I like to sleep in); and it was at least a 30 minute walk to the centre of Florence.

The room was small, but as a single traveller you come to both expect and accept this, plus high ceilings lend the feeling of space, as did the light from the window. It was big enough for one person - I don't know how big the double rooms were.

The distance to town didn't bother me since I had hired a bicycle for 25 euro for 5 days (you can actually 'hire' bikes for free in Florence - they have this government initiative thing) and riding along the Arno every afternoon was one of the most enjoyable parts of my stay in Florence - definitely allowed me to see a side to the city I never would have seen on foot or on a bus. The cobblestones don't make for the smoothest ride, so park your beast somewhere and walk around until ready to move to the next place. Outside the old town are many paved bike tracks, however. The traffic is crazy, but this is good because if you're a novice rider like me you stand out less.

Also, the Cavaliere is 700 years old or something like that - true old-school architecture to withstand the floods!

  • Liked — cheap and wifi connection
  • Disliked — waking me up in the morning
  • Tips/Secrets — ask for a do not disturb sign
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled solo
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6 Thank Tristans_friend
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Property: Hotel Cavaliere
Address: Piazza Ravenna 16, 50126, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
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Ranked #358 of 412 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cavaliere 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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