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Hotel Boccaccio
Ranked #218 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Reviewed 25 January 2012

It was an impromptu trip to Florence and by the time we reached the hotel it was already evening. We were offered a good deal for two triple rooms. From the outside we expected an outdated hotel. But to our suprise the room was well refurbished - clean and neat. The bathroom was clean and spotless. I love most the towels - hugh bath towels that were so soft even compared to same known chain hotels. Staffs was helpful. The location was good - walking distrance to main attractions and a stone throw from the Santa Maria Novella train station. A word of caution - if you are a light sleeper, avoid the front rooms as the sound of the traffic could be a nuisance at times.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

The hotel is a stone's throw away from the central station and (almost) all attractions of Florence are in walking distance. The rooms are small but nice and clean. Unfortunately the friendliness and helpfulness of the front desk staff is very variable and sometimes extremely unfriendly if not rude!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

Stayed here in September 2011 for a two day stay in Florence with my sister. The hotel is located very close to the railway/bus station which proved to be an ideal spot for all our traveling. The bus to The Mall shopping outlet is right opposite the hotel, in the Sita Stazione. The outlet is all designer with very high prices, we did not think it was worth the trip. The Hop On/Off tour bus stop is one block from the hotel opposite the train station and the tourist information office is in the same block. The train station has an underground shopping mall which is worth a look. The staff in the hotel were very friendly especially Ronnie the night porter.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Close to the train station. Great value. Nice, clean accomodation. Friendly staff. Everything is as advertised. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

I had a fantastic stay here. Everything was clean and welcoming. The concierge was incredibly helpful in pointing me to places around town. They reserved museum tickets for me. My room was very simple and just what I needed. The breakfast was excellent - more than what I was looking for. It is literally one block away from the train station and an easy walk to anything in town. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

We stayed for 6 nights and the staff were very welcoming at this lovely hotel. The airline had lost our luggage for 3 days and we really appreciated all the assistance of the staff in helping us with this problem. The hotel is steps from the train and bus stations and walking distance to all of the attractions we we visited in Florence. We visited seven cities in Europe and this hotel was our favourite. Thank you Frederico and other front desk staff for your sense of humour and professionalism.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

Florence, especially the historic center, is a very compact and walkable city. With so many of the best attractions and even local favorites in such close proximity, convenience and location are key when choosing your accommodations.

The Hotel Boccaccio is located only a few steps away from the main entrance to Santa Maria Novella Station, which is Florence's main transportation hub. This convenient location makes it possible to arrive by train & be luggage free, and ready to explore the city, in a matter of minutes. In addition to the rail station, nearly all of the major rental car companies are very close by to create a moderately stress free exit of the city when venturing out to see the Tuscan countryside.

The Boccaccio certainly does not specialize in luxury lodging, and at times the reception staff could stand to be a little more patient and polite, but overall is a great choice for a short stay in Florence. Rooms are well maintained and have adequate space. The breakfast buffet is sufficient and comfortable for guests.

If you are looking for affordability, good quality, and convenient location, Hotel Boccaccio is among the nicest lodging options in the area.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Boccaccio

Address: Via della Scala 59, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #218 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Price Range: $106 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Boccaccio 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Boccaccio is in the heart of the historic city centre, a stone's throw from the railway station, from Piazza Duomo and from the Church of Santa Maria Novella. The extremely recent and diligent re-structuring, valorized by the original Carrara marble, has made the presence of more modern comforts possible harmoniously combined with the authentic Florentine style. Elevator, internet point, garage. ... more   less 
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