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Via Faenza 56, Fortezza da Basso, 50123 Florence, Italy – Show map
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5:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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All children are welcome.
One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged EUR 40 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
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Located 6 minutes on foot from Florence’s Santa Maria Novella Station, Il Giglio Rosso is a small modern B&B. It offers free Wi-Fi and soundproofed rooms with parquet flooring.
Score from 220 reviews Very good
Featuring a heated indoor pool and a rooftop bar with 360° views out over Florence, this ultra-modern hostel is a 10-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella Train Station.
Score from 4839 reviews Very good
Hotel Delle Tele is in the heart of Florence, just 325 ft from Florence Cathedral. Santa Maria Novella Train Station is a 5-minute walk away.
Score from 454 reviews Good
Featuring a spacious communal terrace with a view of Florence Cathedral, Hotel Balcony offers a central location and friendly service. Its simply furnished rooms are in a typical Florentine building.
Score from 734 reviews Very good
April 24, 2015
we were given room number 11 which had an excellent view. South was always friendly and trying to meet our needs. would recommend and stay there again. Only drawback would be that you need to go up 3 flights of stairs and there is no elevator. But once there the view is worth it.
April 13, 2015
5 minutes to central station nice staff
April 6, 2015
The hotel is on the 4th level (which really means five floors) no lift, helped me get in shape. Breakfast was an extra charge of 5 euros.
Hotel Merlini is a short walk from the SMN, no public transportation needed. Staff helped with printing a boarding pass to the next journey. It seems a family run Hotel, grandmother may greet you at the door. Secure building.
April 5, 2015
The bed is lit bit small and need 20 mins to center. But it is not a big problem
Near the train station,kind staff, simple but clean room. Suitable for people who just need easy and tiny space
March 29, 2015
very strange hairdryer
Everything was really great, warm welcome, cute italian room, light breakfast with awesome coffee and croissants. fantastic view, very good location near duomo, railwaystation and etc.
March 12, 2015
Bathroom: tub and shower box. Machine noise (heating?) at night
Big room with appropriate furnishing.
November 26, 2014
Our room was non-smoking but cigarette odor from the nearby staff room was overpowering in our room. Its up 4 lights of stairs/no elevator.
Spacious, quiet room. Easy walk to train station, market and museums. Lots of restaurants nearby.
November 12, 2014
-No elevator (didn't know that going in... and located on 4th floor) -Dated -View of landmarks was more obstructed than expected -Hard to find (directions didn't specify black/red street numbers)
-Location -Breakfast (very good and included in price) -Price (good value for location, despite negatives) -Service level (owner carried heavy luggage up the stairs for us)
October 14, 2014
No lift/ proper signage required
Located very close to train station. However it doesn't state that it's on the third floor of so building with no lift, so you have to lift your luggage up all flights of stairs. The signage isn't very good as its capital one building with six hotels occupying different floors, so we had a hard time finding it. Breakfast was good and the rooms were huge with a good shower and air condition.
September 30, 2014
Pleasant decor. Excellent breakfast. Managed by agreeable helpful family.
September 27, 2014
No negative comments. I was very happy with my stay at this hotel
The people who own the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was lovely and the hotel is in a perfect location for all of the main tourist attractions and also the train station.
September 25, 2014
5 minute walk from S M Novella station, but far enough to ensure a peaceful stay. The hotel is on the 3rd floor without lift, but staff were very helpful with carrying our luggage. Room was spacious, beds comfortable, good shower. Breakfast consisted of cereal, cake or a selection of pastries, tea, coffee and juice. Good wi-fi connection.
September 22, 2014
the 3 flights of stairs
nicely furnished handy for everything
September 14, 2014
construction work out of the window and noise of it(((
This hotel looks like a hospitable household with a good manager! There is a so hospitable atmoshpere! :)) And very-very tasty croissants and cappuccino!!! ;))
August 20, 2014
the area its located in is a little shady
staff attitude cleanliness comfort facilities
July 13, 2014
3 flights of stairs.
Perfect location. Very nice room. Really nice restaurant down the street. The Train Station had the best Pizza. Walk to the Domo, Bus and Train station. Nice air conditioning. Very nice staff. Delicious Latte's for breakfast. The Dining room was really nice.
July 11, 2014
The hotel located at the fourth floor of the apartments ( incl nearly 10 room) the apartment consist of two or three other one or two star small hotels, but there isn’t any elevator, it is very difficult to carry bay strollers and luggage. Very small bathtub,
Central location, Kind staff, Cleanliness, Decoration
June 29, 2014
Quite a few stairs to climb.
Especially liked the owner and the way he took care of the guests.
June 21, 2014
They don't tell you that this hotel is on the fourth floor, and the DON'T have an elevator! I couldn't do the stairs, and we had to move to another hotel.
The wi-fi was pretty good.
June 5, 2014
Loved the atmosphere, loved the individuality of the hotel, it was not just your usual standard hotel room. It couldn't be bettered for location,shops, restaurants bars all on the door step. Owners very friendly and helpful. Would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone!
June 3, 2014
It's on the 3rd floor so 4th level of the building without left but stairs. I wish you they get a left to serve this hotel and the other hotels in the same building!
The family runs the hotel was very nice. The room was spacious, comfortable and the breakfast was great with fresh fruits and delicious croissants. The location is close to major attractions (cathedral within 10 min) and train station within 5 min. There are many restaurants and cafes across the street from the hotel, safe place and off the crowd.
June 2, 2014
There is no lift, and the hotel is up three large flights of stairs(though the owner did carry one of our lRge bags upstairs). There was construction next to the building.
Good location in relTion to the train station (5minute walk) Staff was very nice and helpful, though their English was not great Room was comfortable Breakfast was nice with fresh fruit, breads, and pastries. Wifi was free and had a good signal.
May 31, 2014
The three flight trek up the stairs was not something I looked forward to but I knew to expect it. I wished for a lift at the end of some days. I could tell that the family was trying to address the smoking issue mentioned in other reviews (with odor eliminators etc.) It was not very effective in the hallway but once in your room it was not an issue and not at all evident in the breakfast area. This also floor serves as the family's home, so eliminating smoking entirely is not really an option. If you can't be flexible on this issue, this place may not be for you but you will miss out on all the lovely things about this hotel.
The family that runs this little hotel is wonderful! Always willing to help, friendly and great ambassadors for Florence. The location was very close to the mid-city sites -- it was a short trek to sites south of the Arno, but not undoable. The breakfast was very good and the breakfast room was bright and cheerful...a really positive way to start your day. As other reviewers have said...the coffee was amazing!
May 31, 2014
You have to ring the bell and have someone answer the door every time you want to come back into the hotel. This detoured us from staying out to late because we didn't want to have to wake someone. They were very nice and it didn't seem to be a bother to them but it was uncomfortable for us. Because of this we would not stay here again.
The staff were very nice.
May 17, 2014
The building main entrance was spooky, like a homeless shelter. No elevator. We had to carry our luggage up to 3rd floor!
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