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Hotel Por Santa Maria
Ranked #212 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic Position and Value”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

This hotel was a little challenging to find even after entering the beautiful front door but once found proved to be a gem in the middle of Florence. It is on the 4th floor and you need to use the small lift at the end of the corridor. The position is amazing right in the middle of Florence less than 5 minutes walk to Ponte Vecchio. The room was basic but clean; the bed was comfortable, the showers worked well and there was even a portable air conditioner that, although noisy, was effective. The free wifi worked excellently the first day but did not work at all on the second and on check out we were unable to pay with credit card because of this- just as well we had enough Euros on us at the time. This really was not a big issue. This was a very pleasant stay and would highly recommend this hotel- great value for money right in the middle of Florence.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Beirut, Lebanon
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We had a hard time finding the hotel as we were expecting to see a big sign on the street with a hotel building. The location is excellent, in the middle of all the action in Florence, close to all the attractions and museums, and a walking distance from the bridge and the nice restaurants, cafes and gelaterias. Only the room is too small, but clean though. the lady at the reception was very nice and friendly.

Room Tip: the room with a view on the street is better than the "quiet room" with no view at all.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Location- very heart of centre. Minutes walking distance to everything in centre.
Room- Basic but satisfying for a short stay. No breakfast.
Management- Friendly and available.
Property- Clean and welcoming.
Sure to be seriously considered

Room Tip: Room no4 offers nice view of a busy road. Very quiet once the shops close and tourists retire.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

You cannot be more in a heart of Florence than this.
Price is excellent, our room and bathroom were spotless. We don't own TV, so we didn't miss it ;) You have all the landmarks on your doorstep, and as Florence is amazing, you will always be out and about. There is a great gellato place just behind the corner, super short walk to Ponte Vecchio, location is not too noisy, we would definitely come back :)

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Room was only €40 so you cannot expect much. The location is perfect; right in the heart of Florence. The rooms are clean and the staff is incredibly helpful. The building is a bit strange as it is on the 4th floor of a residential building but for one night this is a great hotel.

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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UK
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

There is a very common theme for reviews of this hotel. It really is all about the location. We could lean out of our window 4 floors up and see Ponte Vecchio. Turn right out of the front door and in 20 steps you're looking at Palazzio Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery. For that, the price is incredible.

I think some but not all of the rooms have there own bathroom. But visitors must keep in mind it is the location you are paying. For the cheap price, don't be surprised that there is no kettle, TV, fridge or safe. The bed is comfortable & clean and that really is all you can ask for.

Being so central, it is a little loud later at night, particularly at the weekend. A really light sleeper may have been a disturbed by this.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

The location here is amazing. You are in the heart of Florence. One minutes walk to the Duomo and Giotto's tower. One minute walk to the bridge with the houses on it, one minute walk to the markets and many gelaterias!

The rooms are good. No tv, but it's not needed as your always out and about! They are clean and comfortable. The bathroom is good, but the shower is very small and kind of awkward to have a shower in.

The only downfall of this room is the noise. The big clock rings every hour on the hour, which can wake you in the night if you're a light sleeper.

Other than that, staff are very friendly and we really enjoyed our stay here.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Por Santa Maria
Address: Via Calimaruzza 3, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
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#25 Best Value Hotel in Florence
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Por Santa Maria 1*
Number of rooms: 8
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