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“Don´t expect too much, except from great location”
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Hotel Aldobrandini
Ranked #237 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Montevideo, Uruguay
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“Don´t expect too much, except from great location”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

The hotel is very basic. Rooms are small and old, but clean. At night you can not only hear street noise, but also water running from other apartments, which was annoying. Breakfast also very basic. Personnel was nice though. We didn´t had a bad stay, but I would look for somewhere else to stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Let me say that I didn't like at all this hotel and I would never recommend it to anyone. Is very expensive for what they are offering. The only good think is the central location. The room is very small and tired. You can hear what you neighbors’ are talking about and all the noise from the corridors. The women at the reception desk look very unfriendly and angry.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Halifax, NS Canada
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Great location and friendly staff contributed to an overall good experience. I did have a bit of trouble finding it, but once I got oriented to Florence's house numbering, I found it easily. Having a large door to look for helped immensely!

I stayed in a room with a shared bath, but had a sink and shower in the room. It was modest, but comfortable. My room also had a view of the Duomo's bell tower, which was a pleasant surprise for budget-friendly accommodations! A lovely light breakfast was included, enough to get you started on the day.

The neighbourhood was pretty noisy, owing to the street markets, but it seemed to quiet down pretty quickly at night. Very close to everything you'll want to see in Florence, and a very short walk to the train station for onward connections.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

For the price this place was fantastic and I will come back again. The accommodation is centrally located and fhe hosts bent over backwards to make our stay enjoyable. After following the suggestions relating to finding it, and using gps we found it easily. The breakfast was also really delicious and the bathrooms were nice and clean.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Sure it's quirky. That's what makes it so special! Who needs more? Clean, well managed, with a SPECTACULAR location and an AMAZING history in one of the world's most interesting cities. You need to read the history of Florence and the Aldobrandini family to know how special this hotel is. Then -- if you don't mind my being coarse -- look out the window (from my bathroom's toilet) and appreciate Giotto's bell tower and the Duomo!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

First, let me say that I liked this place more than my wife. I thought it was clean and safe and I loved the fact that it was in the middle of everything you want to see in Florence. Walls were thick so you did not hear your neighbors conversations. By no means is this the Ritz... Technically it is a one star hotel in the European sense of the word and the owner is proud of his rating. He works hard keeping his hotel running and making everyone happy. My only con was that often we smelled cigarette smoking even though it was a non- smoking hotel. Like everyone - do take a picture of the front door or you will miss it.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Querétaro, Queretaro de Arteaga, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Perhaps our perception was biased because of how much we loved Florence, but we liked this hotel.

ADVICE:
To get to the hotel: Get a map in advance (or at the tourist office in fron of the Santa Maria Novella train station) and mark Piazza Aldobrandini, just next to the Museum of the Medici Chapel.
The building is reviewed here: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palazzo_Aldobrandini
In florence:
1. Always ASK the price before even touching anything, nodding or sitting in a restaurant.
2. Make reservations in advance for places such as the Gallery of the uffici.
3. Omit most museums except for the gallery of the uffici, palazzo vecchio; save your euros/energy for other places like ponte vecchio Il Duomo.

Hotel Aldobrandini provides a good, budget-friendly option to travelers planning a short stay in Florence. It is housed in the third floor of a building in front of piazza aldobrandini, which creates a great atmosphere, it is halfway between the SMN train station and Il Duomo which is very convenient. The place is somewhat old and crowded (our room evidently did not have a bathroom originally and you could notice the very small bathroom had been recently built) Staff are most of the time friendly, but look tired and unwilling to do much. You can get maps and tourist advice at the front desk.

The breakfast is made by the front desk staff and coffee is not that good.

For Florence, price-quality wise, we were satisfied.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Aldobrandini
Address: Piazza di Madonna Degli Aldobrandini 8, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
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#22 Best Value Hotel in Florence
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Aldobrandini 1*
Number of rooms: 15
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