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“Spacious, Clean and Good Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Caravaggio
Ranked #115 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Spacious, Clean and Good Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

First time here in Florence, it was easy to find this hotel since short walking distance to the train station. No problem at all for late check-in since the front-desk can converse well in English. Complete with elevator, recommended for heavy luggage as well. The room is cozy, clean and complete with all environmental friendly toiletries.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Amelia81
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

I stayed here as part of my honeymoon in Italy during the summer of 2011. I picked this hotel due to the reviews and price point, both were fairly ok in my books and I expected an ok experience... and I suppose that's what I got.

We arrived mid afternoon on the train and opt'ed to walk to the hotel. It was pretty hot out and you don't realize how far it is until you start walking in the italian sun! It's doable, but I might suggest grabbing a cab if you have luggage. The neighborhood isn't terrible, I felt safe enough on the streets during the day, I wouldn't go walking alone at night. There is a pretty park across the street and lots to eat in the surrounding streets. We frequented the small grocery just down the block a few times for cheaper water/supplies then the hotel offered.

Upon arrival the one thing that sticks out about this hotel is the wonderful staff. The front desk clerk was just great. Very helpful, outgoing and kind to the guests. He gave us a few perks since we were honeymooners such as a view of the dome from our room (it was just a peak a boo view, but was still nice).

The room was average. I didn't feel like it was spotlessly clean, but there was nothing bad about it either. The fabric headboard had clearly not been cleaned since it was hung and showed signs of dirt from past guests heads... ew. I tossed a towel over it and ignored the problem! The bathroom was an ok size and overall the room was ok. The AC worked great and the TV was tiny! (that's ok we weren't there to watch tv).

The hotel was a bit of a walk to the main sights, but nothing terrible. We walked the entire time we were in italy so we were use to the trek. I'd hazard a guess that it was about 10 minutes to the main church and 15 to the main shopping district. Perhaps 10minutes from the train station.

I suppose I expected a bit more glam in Florence, but oh well! It served it's purpose, the staff was great, it was safe and clean and the price was right!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Skigirl25
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Ireland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

I've been to Florence several times now, always on a holiday or break. And I always stay here. Short walking distance to everything, very good value, always clean, helpful staff, a lovely wee back garden for a summer drink...everything's good about this place.

I'm reviewing this very late - it's been about a year since my last visit here - but I think it would be remiss of me not to recommend this wee gem to other travellers.

There's a little park out front in which you can sit with some watermelon and watch a little part of the world go by. The street is always fairly busy with locals and visitors alike, and while it is on a thoroughfare, a good day's walking in Florence will mean you'll be too tired to care.

A great place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Daytripper1972
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Dallas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

We stayed at the Caravaggio during our stay in Florence (three nights)...and were duely impressed. As soon as we pulled up to the entrance and walked in we were greeted by the front desk attendant who was able to provide answers to the numerous questions we bombarded him with; Where is a good restaurant? Is an ATM nearby? Do you have the number for a tourguide for Florence? Taxi service info etc... We found our room to be a pleasant surprise as well, located on the third floor (elevator access is provided) it was spotless. The queen sized bed was comfortable with numerous pillows and a thick comfortor to keep you warm during the late autumn nights of Tuscany. The bathroom was large enough to accomodate my 6' frame and the shower was immaculate. There was a small fridge in the room to allow for storing drinks or small sundry groceries. The courtyard was extremely nice and was a great place to sit with company and talk about the days activities over a nice drink. The Caravaggio also has a breakfast area and was stocked with a variety of deli meats, cheeses, juices, pastries and espresso machines. The location is fantastic as it's within walking distance from the train station and is about a 15-20 minute walk to the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Galleria Dell'Accademia and the Bronze Boar in the Mercato Nuovo. There is also a park in front of the Caravaggio that is a relaxing place to sit and just take in the evening atmosphere that is Firenze. If you need to access the web to print out reservations, there is a business room with desktops and printers available next to the front desk. Overall this was an enjoyable stay for under 90 Euro a night and I can't wait to return.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lobo1DallasTX
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

I stayed here for 3 nights in November as part of my honeymoon. The front desk staff were extremely helpful and upgraded our room when they heard we were on our honeymoon. The hotel is less than a 10 minute walk from the train station and about a 10 minute walk to the Duomo. Because the streets in Florence don't seem to make much sense it took us a few times trying to find our way back to the hotel from the city center but by the third day we got it. Our room had an excellent view of the Duomo and the hotel had a nice courtyard. The room was big for European standards although our bed was much shorter than the other beds we had in Italy. I am 6'2 and my feet probably hung off the bed by a good foot.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Russell1013
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Boca Raton
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

Piazza Indipendenza is tranquil park approximately af ten minute
walk from the railroad station, but far enough away to avoid
the congestion and noise.
The staff is helpful, the breakfasts hearty, the rooms spacious,
and the price (Euro 92/night) a good value. Overall, the hotel
is a solid three star, maybe three and a half star quality.
The Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio are within 15-20 minutes
walk depending on how much sightseeing one does en route.
Side trips within one hour of Florence are to Pisa, Lucca, Siena, and
San Gimignano, and remember the railroad station is a short walk.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank William T
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Boca Raton, Florida
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

My wife and I stayed here during the Florence portion of our honeymoon.

PROS:
-Very friendly staff.
-An easy walk to Florence’s points of interest.
-An easy ten minute walk to the train station.
-This room had tissues!
-Soft bed.
-Cold air conditioning that doesn’t require the room key to stay on.
-This hotel had two desk top computers setup and cheap internet usage rates.

CONS:
-The room’s floor was this weird textured rectangular tiles. It was like something you’d have on your outdoor patio.
-You have to turn in your key to the front desk every time you leave the hotel.
-Our room (#106) overlooked the Piazza, but it was noisy and bright, even in the middle of the night.
-The piazza across the street housed a nice park. Unfortunately, this park would fill up with all of these Indians at night, and they would be out there (entire families) playing, singing, and carrying on until the wee hours of the morning. No joke, you’d open your curtains at 3am, and Indian kids are playing tag in the park like it was noon time.
-The bathroom always had a strange sewer odor.
-The water pressure was very weak.
-The hotel is a bit dated.
-The breakfast was okay, but nowhere near as good at the hotels we stayed at in Rome & Venice.
-The bathroom had weird towels that were cloth, which didn’t absorb water.
-The bathroom was long, narrow, and became cramped very easily.
-We found all many foreign strands of human hair in our bed linens.

If you have to stay here, it isn’t terrible, but I imagine that one could find better accommodations, elsewhere. If we ever do return, we will look for a hotel on the other side of the Arno River.

Room Tip: Do not get a room that overlooks the Piazza.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Todd M
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Property: Hotel Caravaggio
Address: Piazza Dell'Indipendenza 5, 50129, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#104 Family Hotel in Florence
#141 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Caravaggio 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
500 meters from the central train station of Florence and very close to the Polo Fieristico Fortezza da Basso, Palazzo dei Congressi, Stazione Leopolda, where the main displays and fairs take place. ... more   less 
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