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“Fantastic, Couldn't Fault The Place!”
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Hotel Europa
Ranked #67 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Fantastic Hotel!!!

From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and at home. The staff were incredibly helpful, spoke fantastic English, and gave us the tips on the best to see and do in our short 3 night stay in Florence!

The room was fantastic, we paid slightly extra per night for the superior room with a view of the Duomo, which was a very wise investment. Clean, tidy, big, fantastic view of Duomo and courtyard (not the busy street out front), lovely size bathroom and shower. A safety deposit box was included in the wardrobe, which put our minds at ease during the day.

The location I cannot recommend highly enough, right in the centre of Florence, only a minutes walk from the Duomo square. I'd done my research before arriving using google maps and google street view, so knew roughly what I was looking for on arriving. I have to admit, I was slightly confused at first, as the entrance to the hotel is actually not on the ground floor. The ground floor has some flats/rooms which are not for guests, and this area is not as pretty or nice as the actual Hotel. Once realising my mistake I arrived on the second floor with my girlfriend to a lovely hotel entrance and reception. The breakfast area was laid out nicely, mostly with tables of two. (Breakfast was well worth the money and filled us up for the rest of the day, lots of choice and a good variety :) )

I liked everything about the hotel, and cannot fault it, or it's staff, especially as it was Easter Sunday the day we arrived, they were so polite!

Once we have saved (we're students so don't have a lot of money) I am certain that we shall be staying here again and hope to for longer!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

The Europa Hotel on Via Cavour was recommended to me by Chris and Sylvia who stayed there in September. It is on the second floor of an older building almost directly across the street from the Tourist Information Office and down the street from the Duomo. Entering the building, we climbing the stairs to the second floor (4 flights of stairs) and there was an unpleasant odor that almost caused me to turn around and look for another hotel elsewhere. There is an old tiny elevator which we worried might not be safe. The building seemed dank and dark. However, we could not have been more surprised or pleased once we reached the second floor and entered the doors to the hotel. The odor was gone, the space was well lit and cheerful. We did not have reservations but were able to get a nice double room for 69 euros a night. We stayed in Room 52 which had a view of the Duomo. The room was well maintained, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was spotless and looked new. The hotel staff and owners were friendly, very helpful, and spoke excellent English. There is a cold buffet breakfast included as well as WiFi access in the rooms. They will also keep your luggage for you after check out until you are ready to leave. This hotel only has a 3 star rating, perhaps because of the poor first impression the building makes, but the hotel itself deserves a higher rating. I would recommend Hotel Europa to anyone wanting to stay in the heart of the old city, close to all the attractions and shopping, at a very reasonable price.

Room Tip: dont be put off by the age of the building or the strange smell.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

I originally had planned to stay for four nights, but ended up staying for ten. I was traveling alone and Miriam & Robert (owners) went out of their way to make me feel so comfortable and welcomed. This hotel has been in their family for over 40 years and they really care a lot about their guests and it shows. The rooms are super clean and a welcomed refuge after a long day of sight seeing. The location couldn't have been any better. A two minute walk to the Duomo. In fact I could see it out my window! I will definitely stay there again and recommend anyone to do the same.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

We had a great time at Hotel Europa! The location was amazing! I could even see the Duomo Dome from my bedroom window! Easy walking distance all around the city.
The breakfast was included with the room and was always fresh and good, along with the service.
We had a great time getting to know Miriam and Robert. Both were very welcoming, polite, and willing to do anything we asked for! Robert even invited my boyfriend to watch the football game he was watching, which was my boyfriend's favorite team!
We all had great nights of sleep the four nights we were there. I would definitely stay at Hotel Europa again!
Great location
Great hotel
Great service

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

Very nice small hotel right in the heart of Florence. The location is easy walk to everything - museums, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, etc. The central market is very close and we loved going there for snacks and wines. Miriam and Robert that run the hotel are very friendly and helpful. It is also close to the train station if you do not have much luggage. We would certainly stay again when in Florence. Also, Miriam make the best coffee that we have had in all of our travels to Italy.

Room Tip: We had a room with a balcony. You could stand on it and see the dome of the Duomo.
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Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

Very conveniently located to Galleria dell'Accademia and the Duomo (just 5 min walk to either location), and not far off from other tourists sights like Plaza Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. The room and bathroom are sparkling clean, service is friendly and good, and the breakfast is pretty good too!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 December 2011

Hotel Europa is a small hotel located near the Accademia Museum and the central market. The hotel is run by a friendly, helpful family. The continental breakfast is quite good. I will recommend Hotel Europa to friends.

Room Tip: Choose the balcony. You can see the duomo.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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MRXXXX, Owner at Hotel Europa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2011

We thank these guests for their short and sweet comment.We are happy to hear that we wil be recommend to friends and hope to see them in the near future.

All the best

Miriam/Robert/Priscilla & staff

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Additional Information about Hotel Europa

Address: Via Camillo Cavour 14, 50129, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
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Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#17 Family Hotel in Florence
#47 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $118 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Europa 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel & Suites Europa located in the historical centre of Florence, is just a few steps away from the Cathedral of the Duomo, the railway station S.M. Novella and the Academy Gallery with the David of Michelangelo. Family managed, it has been recently renovated and offers its guests standard and suite rooms, most of them with a splendid view of Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower. ... more   less 
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