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“Odd room, friendly staff, good location”
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Hotel Angelica
Ranked #198 of 422 Hotels in Florence
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Canberra, Australia
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“Odd room, friendly staff, good location”
Reviewed 3 June 2010

We mainly chose this hotel due to its proximity to Santa Maria Novella station - the rest of Florence is within walking distance anyway. It's on the third floor of a building, there are separate hotels on other floors so check the brass plaques before you go up. There is an awesome retro lift with the self-service closing doors that is like the one in the Matrix. If you're in a group or wheelchair it would be several trips.
Room is clean and tidy, spacious enough. We where offered a choice of two rooms and went with upstairs, I think it was previously an attic but had a skylight and good ventilation. There is a TV in the room with a range of satellite channels although it's tiny. Plenty of unpacking space and a good wardrobe for hanging up clothes. Separate bathroom was very clean and had plenty of amenities. Rooms are labelled 'private' (no numbers) so not sure how you'd find it drunk or something. You would need to check when/if reception closes as you need to be buzzed in to get through the security door.
I think it's a husband and wife team running it and they are quite friendly, very helpful with pointing out laundromats, restaurants etc. in the local area. They have wifi and a computer you can use but otherwise no services on site. For entertainment there is a roof terrace but it's pretty lame and the view is obstructed (see photo).
Breakfast was pretty basic: cereal, yoghurt, some pastries, juice, tea and coffee. All bundled in for 90 euro per night, I wouldn't pay separately for the breakfast. Not sure what that buys you in the area in early May.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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milwaukee
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Reviewed 26 March 2010

if you want a nice clean and inexpensive place to stay in florence this is it, within walking distance to everything, the breakfast is good enough to start the day, right near the train station, staff friendly, bathroom spacious and clean, couldnt ask for more

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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lancing
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

My wife and I have just visited Florence and we have to say the hotel we stayed in although 2 star gave a 4 star service. The Angelica hotel is superbly placed to visit all the main tourist venues and is just a 3 minute walk from the railway station. The hotel is family run and they could not have been more helpful. The room we had was of an adequate size and very clean with a really nice en suite bathroom.

The breakfast was of the continental style with proper english tea available. The hotel occupies the third floor of the building and is quite small. There is the inevitable noise you expect in cities with traffic and revellers but this did not affect our stay too much.

A very good experience and we will definetly stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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sao paulo
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Reviewed 19 February 2010

Great location, near the train station, restaurants and tourist attractions. Good Price for what it offers. Staff willing to provide information. Good breakfast. Comfortable and clean room. I recommend the stay.
The heater didn't work very well at night. They could provide the wi-fi signal inside the room. The curfew about midnight can be a problem for your plans.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lund
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Reviewed 30 August 2009

I know I typed a three on location and a four on rooms, but overall it is a five! Because the service was really a ten! They were so friendly and helpfull and you really get to know the hosts of the hotel. It's located just by the trainstation so you don't have to worry about carrying your suitecases for long, but it's quite a walk down to the city center.. The breakfast was really yummy! And the hosts spoke good English.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2009

This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the major tourist sites. It is also very close to the train and bus stations for those wishing to take day trips to nearby cities. We stayed here on a trip to Florence in 2008 and were so charmed by the delightful owners and their pride in the hotel that we ensured a stay again this year. We appreciated the owners' interest in their guests and their suggestions for visiting Italy. The rooms are clean and the area is quiet in the evening.

  • Stayed May 2009
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 July 2009

I stayed here with my parents and loved it! The family that runs this hotel is extremely nice and helpful. I would stay here again and again.

The hotel is located a stone throw away from S.M. Novella train station and can be easily reached by foot. It is on the third floor and the building does have an elevator - somewhat antiquated but it does the trick.

If you stay here you will be able to walk to the San Lorenzo market in 2 minutes.

We stayed in a triple room. The room had AC, TV with local stations, a small balcony and your standard European bathroom.

Breakfast is served from 7:30am to 9:30am so you will need to be an early riser to catch this one - fortunately we did. For breakfast there was coffee and tea, orange juice, milk, yogurt, typical Italian style pastries, nutella, jams, buns, meats and cheeses to make sandwiches. Wake up early to get the best of the pastries - everything is fresh daily. There are only 4 tables in the breakfast area which serves this hotel well.

The staff made excellent recommendations for places to eat and visit. The only change I would make is adding a mini-fridge to each room.

Thank you both for an excellent stay while in Florence.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Angelica
Address: Via Fiume 11, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#84 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Angelica 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Angelica is a small hotel directed by Fernando Siringo in a small cosy e professional atmosphere. The hotel is situated in a magnificent old classic Florentine style building in the historical center, very close to the central train station of Firenze S. Maria Novella (100 mt, only 3 minutes walk) nearby the Exhibition Center of Fortezza da Basso, and in forn of the Congress Center. The Hotel is very near the wonderful Church of S. Maria Novella, the Medice Chapels, the traditional Market of San Lorenzo (which is next to the marvellous Church of San Lorenzo) and the most important museums and monuments (for example Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Accademia Gallery, Duomo and Cupola of Brunelleschi, Giotto's Tower, Baptistery, S. Croce Church, Bargello museum, Dante Alighieri's house). ... more   less 
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