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Hotel Privilege

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New York City
Reviewed 9 September 2008

My partner and I stayed for 2 weeks in August 2008 at the Hotel Privilege, located along the Arno in Florence, Italy, having "discovered" the hotel (through comments on TripAdvisor.com) last year, when we stayed for a week. Somewhat east of the main tourist area (the Ponte Vecchio and the Piazza della Signoria), near Santa Croce, the hotel is effectively...

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gerrards cross u.k.
Reviewed 31 August 2008

As an ex- travel agent I am very aware of the importance of research. Trip advisor is a tool I used at my place of work and continue to access for my personal travel arrangements. The Hotel Privilege was one of two hotels i was considering - I know I made the correct choice! It's easy to ascertain the location...

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Reviewed 29 July 2008

This is the second time my wife and I have stayed at the hotel and we would live there if we could. The location is fabulous and the owners are extremely helpful, friendly and informative. Very reasonably priced when doing comparisons of many other hotels in this inspirational city. Chris & Faye-Louise

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Reviewed 27 July 2008

We stayed at the Hotel Privilege for 3 nights in the middle of July, based on the reviews we had read on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed and I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Florence. The room was the largest we had in Italy, and we chose the room with two twin beds. They were long and extremely...

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Greenville, Sc
Reviewed 30 June 2008

The hosts at the hotel, Barbara and Emmanuelle, made our visit like staying with family. They were extremely helpful with restaraunt suggestions. They also have a nice breakfast. It was a pleasure having an after dinner drink and talking with them each evening.

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Reviewed 26 June 2008

Picked because of site reveiws and not diappointed.Room tired but at the back and quiet so excellent for us as only passing through.Stayed 2 nights,good value. Owners very helpful.

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Boulder, CO
Reviewed 14 May 2008

Right on the Arno, a short hop to the Oltrarno, where a lot of the better dining and nightlife exists. They have a fine breakfast, large rooms, very comfortable. The real draw are the two wonderful proprietors, who make you feel like a member of their family. They can truly help with anything. For the price, this is a really...

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Fishers, IN
Reviewed 12 April 2008

Owners Emmanuele and Barbara are the consummate hosts. We felt like family, not merely another foreign couple in Florence for the first time. While the hotel amenities are luxurious, their personal attention is peerless, whether explaining directions, planning an itinerary or securing a restaurant reservation. Not to be missed! Mike and Audrey Borschel, Fishers, Indiana

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Reviewed 8 March 2008

Just back from 7 nights in this hotel. We selected the Privilege on TripAdviser scores. It lived up to its excellent reputation. Small (18 rooms, I think) but giving above average space to each room. It seems ideal for adult couples, being too small for large group bookings. Superb location on River Arno, it is out of the very busy...

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Wateford, MI
Reviewed 7 March 2008

Wonderful little hotel only 10 minutes from Ponte Vecchio, right on the river Arno. Location is near two bus stops. Hotel owners were always available and especially friendly (English speaking). Owners made great recommendations for sites and restaurants. Nice breakfast. Room was reasonable size, although decor was a little dated. Shower was a bit small. Excellent price and excellent value....

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Staying in Santa Croce

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning

Additional Information about Hotel Privilege

Address: Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia 26, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Croce
Price Range: $101 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Privilege 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Privilege Hotel Florence
Hotel Style:
#60 Business Hotel in Florence
#125 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#131 Family Hotel in Florence
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“Some rooms offer great view on the river, but may be a bit noisy, as they overlook a rather busy street.”
 of 5 bubbles ZIS49, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms that open onto the small centre courtyard are well worth asking for, these are very pleasant to enjoy and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 35bronwync, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose room with view od Arno River. It is worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles frankv906, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose an interior room. The street which is parallel to the Arno is busy and can get loud.”
 of 5 bubbles Dcohn26, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Give the desk a warning if you plan on leaving early in morning to do something. The door is locked.”
 of 5 bubbles jjbmgm, 17 May 2015 | Read review
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