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8.4

Excellent

966 reviews

966 reviews

Breakfast6
Housekeeping4
View2
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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Palazzo dei Congressi

40 m

Via Faenza

110 m

Cenacolo of Fuligno

130 m

Terravision City Sightseeing

170 m

La Botteghina del Ceramista

170 m

Popular landmarks
Mercato Centrale - Central Market

300 m

Piazza del Duomo

700 m

Galleria dell'Accademia

760 m

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

780 m

Piazza della Signoria

1.0 km

Closest landmarks
Farmacia comunale n°13

160 m

Consorzio ITA

200 m

Parcheggio Stazione SMN

220 m

Diva Shoes

240 m

Michelangelo Florentine Leather

240 m

Hotel Desiree

Via Fiume 20, Historical Center, Florence, Italy, 50123 - 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 features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Located in heart of Florence

Check-in [24-hour]

210 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

300 meters to Mercato Centrale - Central Market

Hygiene Plus

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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
Body thermometer
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Restaurants

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Florence every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.9
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportFlorence Airport (FLR)
Distance to airport4.8 km

Rooms available at Hotel Desiree

Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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Double or Twin Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Family Room 5 people
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Family Room 4 Pax
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Economy Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Double Double with Balcony
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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QUADRUPLE Quadruple classic
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

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

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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Desiree?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Desiree has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for an additional charge. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Desiree?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Hotel Desiree. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 9 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 Desiree?

Hotel Desiree does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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

Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 200 m away from Hotel Desiree.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Desiree?

Hotel Desiree is located in Historical Center, famous for good restaurants such as Trattoria Za Za, Paoli and La Menagere.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Desiree?

Hotel Desiree is located in Historical Center area which features shopping places such as Mercato Centrale - Central Market, La Botteghina del Ceramista and Florentia.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Desiree?

Guests at Hotel Desiree can easily visit Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale Michelangelo and Galleria dell'Accademia located in the Historical Center area.

What popular beaches are close to Hotel Desiree?

Guests at Hotel Desiree can easily visit Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno in the Historical Center area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Desiree?

Hotel Desiree is located in the Historical Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Giardino Torrigiani.

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What people love about Hotel Desiree

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean, friendly staff & spacious rooms"

    Anas

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    October 7, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "Room was clean, comfortable beds, and AC worked very well."

    Sigalit

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    August 20, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Hotel Desiree is a charming vintage style hotel with a lot of character in close proximity to the train station and all the sights are at a walking distance."

    Nitin

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    January 5, 2023

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Location score
9/10
Service score
8.7/10
Value for money score
7.9/10
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Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
966 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.0
Location
9.0
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What travelers say they love:
Staff are accomodating and helpful.
Iris from United Arab Emirates
Couple
More about Hotel Desiree

More about Hotel Desiree

Hotel Desiree

See the best of Florence with a stay at Hotel Desiree, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Sampling the authentic culture of Florence is easy with a stay at Hotel Desiree, just 1.1 km from Gallerie Degli Uffizi.
Hotel Desiree provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage.
If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Hotel Desiree include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hotel also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Your mornings at Hotel Desiree begin with a complimentary breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of Florence during your stay at the hotel. Pose in front of Piazzale Michelangelo located 2.0 km away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Florence. Whatever you may be looking to buy on your trip to Florence, chances are you'll find it at Mercato Centrale - Central Market located 300 m away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 96% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel scores higher than 96% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

3 mentions

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • 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
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Italian
  • Buffet

Location

Via Fiume 20, Historical Center, Florence, Italy, 50123
Excellent
Location

9

Airports
  • Florence Airport (FLR)
    4.8 km 21 min drive
  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)
    83.7 km
Public transportation
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station
    200 m
  • Firenze Statuto Train Station
    1.1 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Farmacia comunale n°13
    160 m
Shopping
  • Mercato Centrale - Central Market
    300 m
Convenience store
  • Sisa Convenience Store
    250 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    60 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Mercato Centrale - Central Market
    300 m
  • Piazza del Duomo
    700 m
  • Galleria dell'Accademia
    760 m
  • Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
    780 m
  • Piazza della Signoria
    1.0 km
  • Palazzo Vecchio
    1.1 km
  • Ponte Vecchio
    1.1 km
  • Gallerie Degli Uffizi
    1.2 km
  • Basilica of Santa Croce
    1.4 km
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
    2.1 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Palazzo dei Congressi
    40 m
  • Via Faenza
    110 m
  • Cenacolo of Fuligno
    130 m
  • Farmacia comunale n°13
    160 m
  • Terravision City Sightseeing
    170 m
  • La Botteghina del Ceramista
    170 m
  • City Sightseeing Firenze
    190 m
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station
    200 m
  • Consorzio ITA
    200 m
  • Stazione di Firenze Santa Maria Novella
    210 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 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 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
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)9 EUR
The property
  • Number of rooms 18

Reviews of Hotel Desiree from real guests

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8.1
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Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.0
Location9.0
Service8.7
Value for money7.9
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8-9 Excellent (11)
7-8 Very Good (7)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
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10.0
Exceptional
Tina from United Arab Emirates
Family with teens
Family Room 4 Pax
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Firenze with famiglia”

We were all delighted with our stay. Mirka from the front desk was so helpful and just wonderful. The young man who was there at night was wonderful too. The location is perfect and we would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed August 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Harry from Czech Republic
Family with teens
Triple Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2022

Amazing ”

We had a lovely stay at Desirée. The staff there is kind and helpful. Room was great, always smelled nice, great view, had a mini fridge and kettle. Breakfast was perfect. Good location. Just perfect, especially for the price.

Reviewed March 09, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Peter from United States
Solo traveler
Economy Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Exceptional”

The entrance and the staircase and elevator up to the Hotel Desiree are a little dark and intimidating but that is the only negative and from the time you set foot in the hotel itself you will be pleased and charmed. The staff was excellent and the breakfast room is just beautiful.

Reviewed August 30, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Jennifer from United States
Couple
Economy Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Inexpensive + Ideal Location”

We originally booked a room from iH Hotels Firenze Business and spent our first night in Florence there, but one-way taxi trips (12 mins.) to the city center came up to 30€ so we decided to book Hotel Desiree last minute and we were so glad we did. The staff was super friendly, the night was only 48€, the location was unbeatable, only 2 min. walk from the train station & about 8 min. from the city center. The only downside is the hotel itself is quite old and outdated, but unless you're planning to spend the whole day in your hotel room, it shouldn't really matter :)

Reviewed May 02, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Takeuchi from Japan
Solo traveler
Economy Double or Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

best location hotel”

The hotel located the next to the central station. The staffs are very kind. The base break fast time is not so early, but they can open the breakfast in earlier time if you request them. One difficulty is to find the location. The hotel is located in the second floor (third floor in Japanese) at a building. The building has different hotels in every each stair. The tourist have to look for the number of the building "20" in the street. The hotel sign plate exists with the other hotel names at the front door.

Reviewed August 03, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Yaşar from Turkey
Business traveler
Economy Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Good and friendly”

Very friendly, close to the station and the center. Best with a good price.

Reviewed May 03, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Jaqueline
Group
Economy Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Exceptional”

Very helpful and friendly service!! The location is in the centre!!

Reviewed March 03, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Anne-Marie from United Kingdom
Couple
Economy Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Quaint traditional hotel, friendly and welcoming”

We stayed for 2 nights and booked last minute. Great location just around the corner from station. Friendly staff who were very helpful. Lovely breakfast. We liked it’s antiquated decor; it has charm. The bathroom seem recently renovated and all very clean. Good value for money

Reviewed July 10, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Anas from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Economy Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Clean & friendly staff”

Clean, friendly staff & spacious rooms

Reviewed October 07, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Sigalit from Israel
Family with young children
Family Room 5 people
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Pleasant experience! Nice and helpful staff! Great location, clean room. Breakfast is recommended!”

Very good location, even the city bus tour station located right on the side walk on your left! staff was very nice and helpful. we arrived two hours earlier, and the room was ready for us. Room was clean, comfortable beds, and AC worked very well. WiFi also worked perfectly, there is an elevator to take you upstairs (2nd floor). Vale parking also available ( inform them ahead of time for your arrival, otherwise you’ll need to wait ,not sure if service works after 4pm) . After checking out, you can leave your luggage at the reception to watch it for you, so you can still travel around (same with the value parking, but check hours service before)

Reviewed August 20, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Iris from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Economy Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Exceptional”

The hotel is close to the train station. Staff are accomodating and helpful.

Reviewed November 06, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Tomas from Slovakia
Couple
Economy Double or Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2021

Excellent”

great location, nice staff, good italian breakfast (only sweet though). a bit old-fashioned hotel, like from the Belle epoque era, but they’re trying to make the best of it for sure. very few sockets for charging phone. but again, really great location. very good value for this low price

Reviewed September 30, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
Sahat
Family with young children
Family Room 5 people
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Excellent”

The hotel is very close to train station and restaurants and shops. It is on the second floor of the building but there is a lift. The staff are nice and helpful. Wifi is great. Breakfast is okay for travelers. Recommended.

Reviewed June 16, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
muhamad from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Very good staff”

Reservation staff so kind. Allow us to check in 2 hours earlier. He suggest for good location to visit in florence. Allow to breakfast 1 hour earlier from schedule bfast.

Reviewed November 12, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Piero from Switzerland
Family with teens
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2020

Good for the price, well located near main train station,”

5-10 minutes walk to all hotspot of the city, we have one of the few room with view on the dome. Rooms have good dimensions, staff is helpful. Located on the second floor of the bulding, also with 3 others hotels, breakfast is good but basic

Reviewed September 12, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Pussanee from Thailand
Couple
Economy Double or Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Good”

Nice to be here

Reviewed June 03, 2019

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6.4
Good
Helen from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

Good”

They need to tell people you have to walk up 15 stairs without a hand rail just to get to the elevator. Not good for people with mobility problems The bed was very hard and the room cramped. Breakfast was marginal. The noise from the other apartments was terrible. The last day the room smelled like the sewer had backed up. It is close to the train and the staff were very good.

Reviewed September 26, 2019

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6.4
Good
PRANAV from India
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

Good”

We were given a good room but AC was faulty and staff couldn't got it repaired during our stay so we had horrible two nights.

Reviewed January 24, 2019

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Dear Guest, AC in Winter with -5° is not available, we are sorry. ( Only heater is working in Winter ) Regards, Management.

Responded April 20, 2019
Hotel Desiree
6.0
lynda from Greece
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

Above average”

Two flights of stairs or ancient lift to reach hotel entrance, drab inside, single room had hardly any daylight, breakfasts minimal. Staff and location are the two best features of this hotel.

Reviewed June 19, 2022

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6.0
kah from Malaysia
Group
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

good”

clean

Reviewed March 31, 2019

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