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“Great value” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel San Marco
Ranked #345 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

Good location, about ten min walk from train station. This would prob be around 2 star hotel in England. Rooms look basic because the furniture is dated but but we found the room & bedding clean. Staff are very knowledgeable about the area and the breakfast was a good continental style.
You do get what you pay for & perhaps some reviewers where expecting more luxury for the price but thats unrealistic. It has a homely feel of a dated guest house.
On the minus side the hall and stairwell to the hotel is very off putting and there are some stairs to some rooms. And although the street is easy to find the hotel isn't - Look for the small hotel name plate next to the door on the street as there is no door number.
Overall great value though.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Georgia
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283 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

We stayed 4 nights and found this hotel to be quite basic overall. It was very shabby, but clean. The room was huge & had an extra single & two pullout beds, so could sleep 5. The bathroom was tiny and only a wet room, toilet, bidet, basin & shower out of wall. So once you use the shower everything is wet and a little slippery. Airconditioning was broken, so it was very hot in the room. We asked for a fan & put this under the open window for some relief. Quite a bit of noise from ground floor cafe cooking in the morning & constant clunking of dishes for the entire day & into the night - but we had to have window wide open for air! No fridge in room. Breakfast does not star until 8am, so when doing full day trips you miss out & finding something on the street is tough that early. I did request something be left for us, but this was just forgotten. Breakfast is basic, but adequate. As it was high season all hotels had inflated their prices & this was definitely over priced for what was on offer. But if looking for a good base in Florence just to sleep, this this place fits that requirement.

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Di222
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Argentina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

Hotel San Marco is near the train station, an is in the heart of the tourist places as Duomo, Accademia, etc.
Andre, the owner, and the staff are a very friendly.
The room was clean and comfortable, internet worked very fast all the time.
Breakfast included in the rate is complete and healthy.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Guillermo B
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Portland, Oregon
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93 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

This was probably the best hotel on our trip. The location was just awesome! 5 mins. walk to Duomo, 2 mins to the Accademia, 10-15 mins. from the train station. Rooms were clean, staff was nice (although the older gentleman doesn't speak much English). AC and WiFi worked well. We had a great room on the top floor (ask for room 16), that felt really tucked away and quiet, almost like a little cabin. Breakfast was good (by Italian standards), the people on here complaining about the breakfasts have obviously never been to Italy (Note: you will not get sausage and bacon unless you go to a specific English/American place). Had a sufficient lift to get our two bags up to the third floor hotel. All in all we had a wonderful time here and would certainly recommend it. I would probably avoid a room on the front street if you could though.

Room Tip: Room 16 (DOUBLE with attached bath) was oustanding for us. There was a snafu from the booking site...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank trimess
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

We really loved our stay at San Marco's: the brother and sister, who run the hotel, are really wonderfull people, giving us brilliant inside information, even booking tables at restaurants for us and giving wonderfull advice at any given time.
The rooms were simple and clean, the breakfast equally simple, yet perfect, and the hotel provided exactly what we were looking for: a place to stay in walking distance of the duomo.
We'll defenitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank ursula63
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UK
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2011

The hotel is on the 3rd floor but there is a small lift to get heavier bags upstairs. The stairwell doesn't make the best impression but we liked the hotel overall. The location is excellent, right in the centre of the main sights. We had a double room with en suite. The room was clean and had air con at no extra cost. The rooms are at the back of the building so you get a good night's sleep. The breakfast was good, there was fruit, cereals, melba toast, nuts and fruit juices laid out and the staff would offer croissants then warm them up for you. The staff also make tea and coffee for you. The staff were helpful. I'd go back.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank br1000
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New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2011

We booked six nights at another hotel, but since they didn't have room for us they sent us to Hotel San Marco. The location of the hotel is perfect - its in the middle of everything. This is a family business, the owners are always on site to resolve all the problems - unlike in other places where nobody cares. They gave us so many tips as where to go, what to do. The hotel has basic accomodations, but it was clean, safe and close to everything. I can recommend this hotel to people on budget.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank fp2005
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Property: Hotel San Marco
Address: Via Camillo Cavour 50, 50129, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Marco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
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Ranked #345 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel San Marco 1*
Number of rooms: 195
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