Desiree - Florence

Via Fiume 20, Florence, Italy, 50123show map
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Overview

The cozy 3-star Desiree Hotel lies within a 15-minute walk of Ponte Vecchio. The property opened in 1400 and features traditional architecture.

Santa Maria Novella is located 500 meters from the hotel. The city center lies within 1 km from the venue.

This hotel is placed in Porta al Prato district, known for a cathedral and a palace.

Santa Maria Novella train station is 5 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. Due to its location 10 km from Peretola airport, it will take about 15 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

A magnificent view over the terrace welcomes guests to family flat, connecting double room and standard shared bathroom triple room with classic décor. Guests will also love a bathtub, a bidet and free toiletries bathrooms equipped with a bathtub, a bidet and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A buffet breakfast is offered at the café. Serving both food and drinks, Trattoria Nerone and Alinari are situated around 100 meters from the property.

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour front desk, housekeeping and porter service as well as a safe deposit box, a luggage storage and a lift.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 26 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   18.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 26 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Laundry
TV

Internet television

Elevator

Lift

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Park view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Santa Maria NovellaSanta Maria Novella1700 ft
Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -2000 ft
Basilica of San LorenzoBasilica of San Lorenzo2000 ft
Strozzi PalaceStrozzi Palace2300 ft
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria NovellaOfficina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella1400 ft
Santa Maria Novella Train StationSanta Maria Novella Train Station400 ft
Palazzo dei CongressiPalazzo dei Congressi1000 ft
Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)2300 ft
Accademia GalleryAccademia Gallery2300 ft
Via FaenzaVia Faenza800 ft FlorenceItaly
Santa Maria Maggiore Santa Maria Maggiore 1900 ftPiazza Santa Maria Maggiore
OgnissantiOgnissanti2300 ftPiazza Ognissanti
Piazza della SignoriaPiazza della Signoria3500 ftPiazza della Signoria, Florence
Palazzo Vecchio Palazzo Vecchio 3500 ftPiazza della Signoria
Ponte VecchioPonte Vecchio3700 ftVia Por Santa Maria Via Guicciardini
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Trattoria i Due GTrattoria i Due G200 ftVia Bernardo Cennini, 6/r
Trattoria NeroneTrattoria Nerone400 ftVia Faenza 95/R
AlinariAlinari200 ftVia Alinari
Burger KingBurger King300 ftPiazza della stazione
Bar DeannaBar Deanna300 ftPiazza Della Stazione, 52/R
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Santa CroceSanta Croce4600 ft
CHIESA SANTA CROCECHIESA SANTA CROCE4300 ft
Piazzale MiquelangeloPiazzale Miquelangelo1.2 mi
Campo di Marte StationCampo di Marte Station1.3 mi
Galleria degli UffiziGalleria degli Uffizi3700 ft
UffiziUffizi3700 ft
Pitti PalacePitti Palace4300 ft
Museum of Natural HistoryMuseum of Natural History4600 ft
Salvatore Ferragamo MuseumSalvatore Ferragamo Museum1.0 mi
Via Maggio Via Maggio 3700 ft FlorenceItaly
Boboli GardensBoboli Gardens1.1 miPiazza de' Pitti
Piazzale MichelangeloPiazzale Michelangelo1.3 miViale Michelangelo
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)3.2 mi
Lucca (LCV)33.6 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station700 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  231  reviews

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Rooms
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Service
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Dining
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    location..very close to train station..helpfull stuff

    very poor breakfast..you can hear everything and everyone through those walls..

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Location and breakfast was good.

    Center pieces on the breakfast table was covered with dust.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    good location, the room is tidy and quiet.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The staff gave me a very nice room with tha balcony and the view in front of the beautiful Duomo!!! Also the breakfast was very good with a lot of sweet and a part of salads. Very nice staff to reccomend me a good typic restaurant and a fantastic excursion ( wine tasting in Chianti ) ! I definitely will return!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Hotel staff very helpful, they made the museums reservations what saved us a lot of time on the line. Location is also very good and easy. The hotel is very close to the Central Station, what is the end point for the regular bus from airport.

    Indeed, as we've seen in other reviews, the shower box is very small.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great stuff - very helpful and pleasant. Will help you to find a good restaurant and will offer you several best routs for sightseeing.

    First room that was offered to us smelled unpleasantly and was on the nosiest spot of the hotel. However, at the first request we were offered a better one. Milk for the breakfast was not fresh, tea caps smelled as if they were used for fish...

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The hotel has a very good location just beside the main station of Florence (3 min walk) and just about 10 minutes walk from the main sights. The reception works 24 hours which is very convenient. Our room was very big and stylish, there was everything we needed. Next time when I'm in Florence I will not experiment with other hotels and stay here!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    nice staff & breakfast, value for money, large room

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The hotel has a very nice style, with a big room and two big windows and a balcony. And the location close to Santa Maria Novella is very good.

    the flushing in the restroom is too noisy. And it spends too much water.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Hotel has good location nearby central railway station. Staff was friendly.

    Breakfast for Italian standard very poor: The coffee came out of a machine and was really bad. Please improve! Room heater off during the day, so you freeze when you want to stay in the room during daytime. Toilet flush was so loud that everytime one of us went to the toilet the other one fall out of bed from the noise. The furniture in the room needs to be replaced. One of the two windows in our room was broken and diffcult to open and close. Please repair!

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Unclean floor in the room, leaking wc made noise whole nights, Asking for repair without response.Be avare of very small bathroom.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    It is in a very good position. In the center, near the train and bus stations. The room was very big and comfortable. The decoration is old but it was an old building and fits to the style of the town. The stuff was very friendly and helpful. We will go back again and we'll reccomment it to friends.

    I think they have to change the bathroom as the shower isn't seperate but has a part of the bathroom and you need to clean the floor from the water otherwise it will be always dirty. The matresses need replacement because some of them are not comfortable at all. Don't be disappointed from outside, it is an old building and every floor is another hotel but the rooms are nice. Check all the signs to find the name of the hotel because there are a lot of at the same building.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Excellent location! Great staff and big rooms. I love the panoramic breakfast room !!!!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Everything worked and the staff were great

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The location is so convient, it only takes 2 minutes to the Centre Train Station. the Staff are warm and helpful! I will recommend this hotel to my firends and also will stay here again if I have chance to Florence again.

    The credit card machine has a little problem when we checked out. Anyway, the staff solve the problem and it didn't bring any inconvience to us.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  231 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in Italy

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)3.2 mi
Lucca (LCV)33.6 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station700 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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