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Quadra Key Residence
Ranked #104 of 656 Florence B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

After reading the mostly positive reviews, I thought I would give this a try. It was clear that the location was a bit out of the way, and it is. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the heart of the city by bus (and usually a very cramped bus). The room itself was adequate at best. It was quite noisy, due to the traffic on the main road and the noise from the people in the next room (while I can't blame the hotel for the people next door, it is obvious that the walls are very thin--something to keep in mind). In addition, the quality of the bed was poor. If I am staying in a 4-start hotel, I expect to have a decent bed. On a positive note, it was nice to have the kitchenette in the room, and there was also a sink and a clothes rack on the balcony in case you have laundry to do during your stay. All in all, I would not stay in this hotel again and would not recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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QKRStaff, Public Relations Manager at Quadra Key Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Thanks to to share your experience at Quadra key Residence; we are really sorry for what happened probably we could have been glad to find the best solution about your discomfort.
Quadra Key falls into the category of Residence and therefore classified as "keys" and not through "Stars" as a classic hotel.
The Four keys that Quadra Key Residence has does not match the characteristics of a 4-star hotel; explain only the requirements possessed as kitchen, living-room, phon, tv, air condition etc..
Thanks Regards

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Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Hotel was ok. Bus stop right in front but it's a 20 min ride from the central station and there is nothing around there. Also, the towels and fridge smelled bad. Room was outdated but other than that everything else pretty clean. Would not stay there again.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Maria Alessandr... M, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Quadra Key Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

We are really sorry for what happened. Did you ask to the Reception ? We would have been glad to find the best solution to your problem. We will hope to welcome you again. Regards Giulia

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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Clean, big and comfortable apartment. Few bus stops from historical centre of Florence. 20 meters from aparthouse is supermarket. A lot of caffe's and restaurants close to it. Very good ratio quality to the price. Reception works 24 h. I Van advice this hotel without hesitation for everybody.

Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

I needed to be on this side of town and the hotel I normally use was booked up. This place was cheaper than the Golden Tulip Mirage and is just down the road from it.
I loved having my own kitchen, fridge and comfortable bed. The studio was on a main road, not too noisy. Be sure to lock your door as soon as you come in though as the door is directly onto the balcony entrance with no concierge.
Close by are 2 supermarkets. I icecream parlour, an indian takeaway and downstairs a really nice pizza place. I ordered a steak, it was fab as was the squid soup which was really a mountain of squid in some sauce. Delicious.
All in all a good place to stay, clean, comfortable, free wifi and hopefully I will book with them again. Oh yeah, you have to get the bus into town but it passes by the door. If you drive the petrol station is just on the next block.

Room Tip: Mosquitoes. Be prepared. You can buy mosquito plugs from reception if it is that season.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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5  Thank HarissaIsHot
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We arrived at the hotel by car from Milan . No difficulties to find the hotel (always using GPS ) , also just a few kilometers from the highway .
All reception staff are polite and very helpful. The hotel consists of 2 buildings diagonally which have between them the hotel parking, which can easily walk from one building to another .
Our rooms were on the second hotel building (not the main building with reception) which was perfectly safe because all the doors open with security card.
Our rooms were clean and comfortable (classic double room) and just what we needed for our short stay. They had a little road noise but we were so tired we did not mind the noise.
The bus station (bus number 22 to Florence center ) is about 50-100 meters from the entrance of the second building (very positive) .
Also just opposite the entrance of the second building (Via Di Novoli) there was a café (italians call it "pasticcheria") where you can have breakfast. Everything we tried was very tasty ... The staff did not speak good English but are very polite and willing to serve you.

Room Tip: The double rooms (probably classic double rooms) are located in the 2nd building of hotels and apart...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Lena H
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The hotel offers large and spacious apartments with kitchen and dining table and sofa. There was something wrong with the door of the kitchen which could not be opened, but since I won't use it so I did not ask the staff to come and fix it. The reception staff speaks good english and is very kind and helpful. She even offered to help me print my boarding passes for free. One bad thing is the reception is very difficult to find. The direction signs are not clear enough and I used 15 minutes to find out where it is.

This hotel is a good choice for you if you don't mind staying out of the city centre. But don't worry there is a bus outside the hotel that can bring you to the historic city centre in less than 30 minutes.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I was looking for something with two separate sleeping areas and a kitchen and found the Quadra Key. The location is 30 minutes by bus to the city center and walking distance to a super market. The rooms were spacious and the kitchenette was functional. There was a large balcony which I enjoyed.

There is a large closet and apparently the previous guest stored some marijuana in it because my clothes REEKED of pot when I packed up.

There are no real public areas to lounge in except for one strange room off the front lobby. I found a coffee machine there that was adequate, but there is a better cafe just out the front door.

This place suited our needs, but I would not recommend it to tourists. It is just too far from the sights.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Via Bardazzi, 49, 50127, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #104 of 656 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: £52 - £182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Quadra Key Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quadra Key Residence in Florence represents the perfect union between apartment comfort and hotel service, perfect for anybody seeking the freedom of an independent solution whilst enjoying pleasurable moments of relaxation and comfort. Sophisticated decor, combined with resources such as multilingual staff to assist in organising visits to museums and private degustation tours, ensuring your holiday is truly unforgettable. ... more   less 
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