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7.5

Very good

126 reviews

126 reviews

Breakfast2
Housekeeping1
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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Chiesa di San Barnaba

30 m

Tabernacolo delle Fonticine

70 m

Valentina Calzature

120 m

Baroni Alimentari

130 m

Enoteca Marconcini

130 m

Popular landmarks
Galleria dell'Accademia

460 m

Piazza del Duomo

560 m

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

600 m

Piazza della Signoria

940 m

Palazzo Vecchio

970 m

Closest landmarks
Betty Boops Bar

120 m

Dischi la Fenice

170 m

Via dell'Ariento

170 m

Diva Shoes

180 m

The Fish Pub

190 m

Hotel Basilea

41 Guelfa Street, Historical Center, Florence, Italy, 50129 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Historical Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Gallerie Degli Uffizi. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Located in heart of Florence

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

500 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Temperature check for guests and staff
Body thermometer
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Safety deposit boxes

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Florence every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.4
Distance to city center0.5km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportFlorence Airport (FLR)
Distance to airport5.0 km

Rooms available at Hotel Basilea

Standard Double
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Triple
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Standard Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Superior Double
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed or 2 single bed...
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Single
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  • City view
  • Separate shower/bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Double Economy
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Standard Family Room for 5 People
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Superior Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Standard Family Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Economy Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Basilea?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Hotel Basilea?

Hotel Basilea is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 25 EUR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Basilea has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for a fee of 26.00 EUR per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Florence with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Basilea?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 7 EUR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Basilea?

Hotel Basilea does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Basilea?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Basilea is Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station, 490 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Basilea?

Restaurants including Trattoria Za Za, Paoli and La Menagere are popular in Hotel Basilea’s neighborhood which is known as Historical Center.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Basilea?

Shopping options in Hotel Basilea’s Historical Center neighborhood include Mercato Centrale - Central Market, Valentina Calzature and Enoteca Marconcini.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Basilea?

Hotel Basilea’s location in the Historical Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale Michelangelo and Galleria dell'Accademia.

What popular beaches are close to Hotel Basilea?

Hotel Basilea’s Historical Center neighborhood also includes Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Basilea?

Hotel Basilea’s nearby natural sights include Giardino Torrigiani located in the same Historical Center area.

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What people love about Hotel Basilea

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Very nice service and the location is easily accessible ."

    Priya

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    November 26, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 3,212 Florence properties
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Room comfort score
5.8/10
Location score
8.3/10
Value for money score
7.4/10
Service score
7.9/10
Better than
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Better than
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Overall rating:

7.5

Very good
126 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Facilities
6.9
Location
8.3
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More about Hotel Basilea

More about Hotel Basilea

Hotel Basilea

Get the most from an urban escape in Florence when you book a room at Hotel Basilea. Located right in the city center, Hotel Basilea saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood. Explore the genuine Florence that most travelers never see, with a stay at Hotel Basilea -- located only 1.1 km from Gallerie Degli Uffizi.
At Hotel Basilea, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Taxi services provided by Hotel Basilea makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Florence.
Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Hotel Basilea thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service keeping your clothes clean.
Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
All rooms at Hotel Basilea are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator and mini bar at your disposal.
Hotel Basilea also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Apart from amenities and services, Hotel Basilea goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Get social at the hotel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Experience Florence like a true local. Don't forget to stop by Piazzale Michelangelo located 1.9 km away, where everyone who visits Florence wants to have their photo taken. Never forget your time in Florence with a special gift or trinket from Mercato Centrale - Central Market just 160 m away.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 96% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 97% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Good
Facilities

6.9

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

5 mentions

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Cat-friendly
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Buffet

Location

41 Guelfa Street, Historical Center, Florence, Italy, 50129
Excellent
Location

8.3

Airports
  • Florence Airport (FLR)
    5.0 km 26 min drive
  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)
    83.7 km
Public transportation
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station
    500 m
  • Firenze Statuto Train Station
    1.1 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Centro Italiano Fertilita E Sessualita
    230 m
Shopping
  • Mercato Centrale - Central Market
    160 m
Convenience store
  • Sisa Convenience Store
    70 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Mercato Centrale - Central Market
    160 m
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
    460 m
  • Piazza del Duomo
    560 m
  • Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    600 m
  • Piazza della Signoria
    940 m
  • Palazzo Vecchio
    970 m
  • Ponte Vecchio
    1.1 km
  • Gallerie Degli Uffizi
    1.1 km
  • Basilica of Santa Croce
    1.2 km
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
    1.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Chiesa di San Barnaba
    30 m
  • Tabernacolo delle Fonticine
    70 m
  • Betty Boops Bar
    120 m
  • Valentina Calzature
    120 m
  • Baroni Alimentari
    130 m
  • Enoteca Marconcini
    130 m
  • Perini Historical Deli & Specialty Shop
    130 m
  • Poggio al Sole
    160 m
  • Mercato Centrale - Central Market
    160 m
  • Florentia
    160 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee25 EUR
  • Distance from city center0.5km
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)7 EUR
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 EUR
The property
  • Local Tax ID/ Rental License4,00 EUR
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 40
  • Room voltage220
Parking
  • Daily parking fee26.00 EUR

Reviews of Hotel Basilea from real guests

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7.5
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Cleanliness7.4
Facilities6.9
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality5.8
Service7.9
Value for money7.4
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9+ Exceptional (22)
8-9 Excellent (6)
7-8 Very Good (8)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (20)
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Mar - May (5)
Jun - Aug (23)
Sep - Nov (18)
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10.0
Exceptional
Priya from Belgium
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2021

Exceptional”

Very nice service and the location is easily accessible .

Reviewed November 27, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Setthavaut from Thailand
Group
Double Economy
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Good location, walk from Firence SMN within 15 mins and not far from Duomo.”

Hotel has only double bed, not has two single bed as requested.

Reviewed May 29, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Kohle from United States
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Very good”

Pros - Nice and polite staff - Air conditioning - Mini fridge - Luggage stand - Full length mirror - Elevator - Housekeeping comes daily - Free WiFi - Good location Cons - Hair and body soap as one. But only says hair on bottle - Room is old with old scents - Single is tiny but doable if alone - The safe is not bolted down - Old furniture - Mattress firm. But is indented by people sleeping on it - Room needs updated Bathroom door is busted at bottom. Paint job would help. - Room has old fashion key, lock is hard to open. Key is annoying to carry around - No iron or ironing board - No black out curtains. You’re up when the suns up - TV is smaller than a computer monitor - Drawer to desk doesn’t open - One light in center of room that is florescent - Breakfast was all carbs and some fruit (not a lot of choices) - Toilet backed up multiple times - No wash clothes - Hair, short and long on everything “You get what you pay for”

Reviewed September 03, 2019

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5.2
Olivia
Couple
Double Economy
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

average”

you get what you pay for. very basic.

Reviewed February 05, 2019

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Dear Olivia, let me thank you for taking time to share your feedback. I respect your opinion but I do not agree with it. Just for clarification and information to the future guest that will read this review: You booked an economy room and we gave at you a standard room without any extra cost! I am more than sure here you get more than you pay! We are a standard three star hotel & we do not sell our hotel for something that is not. We work on improving our hotel on a daily basis! I take this opportunity to offer you our best regards. Albert

Responded February 05, 2019
Hotel Basilea
3.2
Zeliha from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Economy
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Disgusting/ filthy /unhygienic ”

The hotel was located well, however the room was smelly, disgusting old furniture, the bed linen was full of hairs (short and long). When we told the receptionist, we were told there’s no other rooms and the cleaner wasn’t there. The floors were equally dirty with hairs, we couldn’t take our shoes off, in the end we slept with our jackets on and used our clothes to keep warm overnight. If you have some standards of hygiene avoid this hotel.

Reviewed January 12, 2019

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Dear Zeliha, let me thank you for taking the time to share your feedback after your stay in our Hotel. I am glad you enjoyed the central location of our property. The heating system is central and it starts working from 05:00am -10:00am and then from 14:00pm to 01:00am! There is a law of Florence town about the central heating system that says the maximum daily service life of the heating systems is 12 hours to be distributed in different time slots throughout the day from 05:00 to 23:00. I am deeply sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations , and please accept our most sincere apologies! Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent near future occurrence. Best Regards, Albert

Responded January 12, 2019
Hotel Basilea
8.0
Excellent
chiuhua from Taiwan
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

I like there's a big window can see outside”

Kind of a old hotel but clean , and the room is big breakfast was okay, stuff are kind.

Reviewed August 13, 2016

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6.4
Good
Abena from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Close to Central Florence Train Statiin”

Hotel is very close to the central station and walking distance to all the tourist attractions. I got given a free tourist map by the hotel and managed to see all the sites. Great places to eat nearby as well. Breakfast in the morning was quite good. They were able to keep my luggage until check-in time. Only comment is-although the bathroom was neat the shower head had mould in the spouts where the water comes out from. The shower head needs to be changed. Also, note tourist/hotel tax is €4 per night.

Reviewed June 12, 2018

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6.4
Good
krystyna from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Standard Quadruple Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

Good”

The staff was very helpful . The place is very rundown . The room had hardly any daylight so the light had to be on all the time. The position of the hotel is good as is close to the hotel and all main places.

Reviewed August 08, 2017

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5.6
Zoe from Australia
Couple
Double Economy
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Good location, smelly room”

Short walk from the station (but a bit tricky with luggage), and short walk to the rest of the city. The hotel room was simple. There was a pretty bad smell coming from the bathroom, maybe drain issue. Toilet seat was broken and the shower screen was broken and taped with sticky tape. Very noisy hotel, could hear next room and everyone in the hallway.

Reviewed September 28, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Jean from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Great location, nice room, great free breakfast.”

Easy walking distance to the Accademia and train station. Close to shopping and sights. Staff was super nice and helpful.

Reviewed July 24, 2018

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4.4
Avery from United States
Group
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

Good location, but poor staff and bedbugs”

My friend and I checked in and didn't even receive a greeting from the man behind the desk. He ask for the city tax and gave us the key to our room. When we arrived in the room the first night we noticed a bug on the wall and didn't think much of it. Two nights later we both had 7-8 large red swollen bumps on our backs and faces. On the last night before we left we found a bedbug crawling at the bottom of the sheets. Also every time we left the hotel someone at the desk was yelling at someone checking in. The day we left the man that checked us in was yelling so loud we could hear it from the 2nd floor stairs. I would never stay here again or recommend it to anyone. Great city, extremely disappointing hotel.

Reviewed August 05, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Ansharah from Pakistan
Couple
Double Economy
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Very good”

They charge 26€ a day for a parking garage nearby which was a bummer. Room was small.

Reviewed September 03, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Milad from Netherlands
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Exceptional”

strongly recommended. nice breakfast .

Reviewed August 10, 2018

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5.3
Hnin from Myanmar
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

More like budget hotel ”

location

10 min walk from central railway station. Standard breakfast. The heating system is always having an issue. The first night, we caught bed bug. Next morning, saw the blood stain (might be from another bed bugs which was unknowingly stepped by me during sleep). Complain to receptionist, he said he will investigate. (Expected that they will change room but none. :(. ) Stayed there 2 nights only. Will not recommend

Reviewed March 03, 2015

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3.6
Petra from Czech Republic
Family with young children
Standard Quadruple Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Never again!!!”

The worst hotel we have ever been. Old, damaged furnishing, unclean ... Please read reviews before booking it. Big disappointment - absolutely no 3 stars!!!

Reviewed July 15, 2017

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6.0
moira from Malta
Family with teens
Triple
Stayed 5 nights in January 2012

Great location”

Central location

Room was comfortable but very small. Staff were mostly ok and friendly. Breakfast was not that great.

Reviewed January 10, 2012

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4.0
Wan from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in April 2014

Old and dirty hotel, wifi not working at all”

Close to SMN train stationNear market placeNear Accademia and Uffizi

The hotel is old and lack of cleanliness. Located at Little India. Wifi was not working during our stay there for 2 days. Other than its strategic location, there's nothing good about this hotel to be mentioned.

Reviewed May 07, 2014

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3.6
Patrik from Czech Republic
Family with young children
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Never ever!”

Dirty room! Only cold water! Staff in the recepcion was very angry! No wifi only in lobby! Location was good breakfast was normal. For 50eur u van choose much better hotel!!!!

Reviewed July 11, 2017

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5.0
Bryan from United States
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 1 night in May 2014

horrible small room with ni in-suite barhroom, dir”

breakfast

very dirty and beat-up

Reviewed May 19, 2014

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2.0
Yafei from Italy
Business traveler
Double Economy
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

too dirty room”

too dirty room

Reviewed January 30, 2018

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