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“Hotel Is No Where Near City Center in Florence”
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Hotel Albatros
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Calenzano
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I booked my vacation through Virgin Vacations and While in Rome everything went fine. I get to the train terminal in Florence and take a taxi to this hotel. Little did I know that it was situated in the middle of no-where. I am not kidding but it was a good 30 min taxi ride from the city center. I call Virgin Vacations and they offered to help me in 3 hours. Luckily, there was a room available at another hotel affiliated to this one and the clerk was very nice and accommodating. We ended up staying right in the heart of the city center and close to everything.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Very basic hotel. To be fair they moved us out of a room into a different one when we complained about the heat of our room. It is basic though with a terrible breakfast. Loads of cakes and sugary things. No fruit or anything decent for breakfast. Wouldn't stay again.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Low budget, very friendly staff. They speak good English. Hotel need minor renovation. Bus stop is right off the street. Breakfast area is clean. Rooms are clean. Reading some reviews, I was expecting a bad hotel. All the contrary. I would recommend this hotel if you travel as a group. We paid €250 for a family of 10. Breakfast included. You can not beat that. Bathroom is small, but clean. This is a very good 2 star hotel for €25 per night.

Stayed: July 2016
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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This hotel was freezing in the lobby were we had to sit to get wifi because it doesn't work anywhere else, the wifi barley worked in the lobby, the room smelled like mold and the TV didn't work. Very out dated and run down.. Sad example of 3 stars. If you are used to a hotel with some customer service e in mind this is not the place.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

A little hotel near the Florence. Good as center point for exploring Tuscany, since it has ample of free parking spots and is situated near the highway.

Good breakfast in terms of quantity, not as much in terms of variety.

Spacious rooms, but in the need of renovation.

Very good staff, especially in the dinning area.

Poor wi-fi is the biggest drawback.

Would stay again, but not sure if I would recommend it. Still, good for the money.

Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
2  Thank Aleksandar S
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

I have never seen a more disgusting hotel. We had the unfortunate experience of staying here for three nights. We were with a tour with my daughter's soccer team and were promised 4-star hotels. I realize that 4 stars in the US is very different from 4 starts in Europe, so I wasn't expecting large rooms or even the same quality standards, but this was the bottom of the barrel.

The lobby and dining room look very nice and inviting, but that's where it ends. The rooms are filthy. We had to keep our shoes on because the carpet was so disgustingly dirty. The room smelled abominably. The shower was just a shower head on the wall, with a curtain and a drain - nothing to keep the water in the shower, so the bathroom floor got flooded whenever we took a shower and we had to use all of our towels to mop up the mess.

The food here was inedible. We had a dinner and two breakfast. All we could stomach was the baked goods.

Worst hotel I have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

The hotel is well located in Calenzano , about 400 m from train station and there is a bus stop 50 m from the hotel .There is a shopping center and a Carrefour supermarket nearby at 300 m. Bus no. 2 goes to Santa Maria Novela train station in Florence . The room was small , with basic and old furniture ,old and small Tv screen , need some renovations. Breakfast was basic consisting in sweets , croisant , ham , cereals , milk , juice , and was the same every morning .

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via di Prato 62, 50041, Calenzano, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Calenzano
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Calenzano
Price Range: $51 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Albatros 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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