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Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They gave us free wifi, just ask. Breakfast was ok other wise it was a 4 star hotel for Europe. They cut the AC off as of the 15th of Nov like they do in this part of Europe so it was a little warm. Roof top view was ok if you liked looking at the top of the Duomo....

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Was very disapointed with this hotel, booked through the internet pictures looked nice but reality did is different - the room was very small for the price that we paid, needed dyi (walls, sealing damaged, etc), very dark, tv very old and not working - it was imposible to stay so we raised this to reseption and have been moved...

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Thank Daiva U
Reviewed 22 September 2016

BUT, not a good hotel really. Choose a back room. Front rooms on road and noisy. I changed to a back room and it was quiet with a lovely bath. Pay extra for WiFi. Quite a large hotel (many rooms)0which is not obvious from the front. Staff okay. Few mins walk to Galleries Academia (David), and the magnificent Duomo.

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Thank Janette M
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Frustrating hotel... everything is extra. The a/c is controlled from the front desk, the WiFi is 10€ a day, the breakfast was awful. I don't expect much in the summer but a cool room and free WiFi (an essential service) for $150/night is a no brainer.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The location is excellent and literally only 3 minutes walk from the Duomo. It's convenience and value has lifted the rating as the hotel has minimal facilities although what they had was more than satisfactory for a couple of nights. Highly recommended!!

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Thank Carol E
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

So many things wrong with this hotel I don't know where to start. First of all, in today's modern age to have to pay for wifi on top of the price of the room is ridiculous. After spending all day traveling, we went up to our room in the afternoon to relax, we couldn't believe how much construction was going...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Rooms are clean and fairly comfortable. Breakfast is mediocre, so go elsewhere for something delicious. If your prime desire is to be close to the Duomo, restaurants and shopping, then this hotel is for you. Don't expect luxury, but who goes to Florence to spend much time in their hotel room?

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Wichita Falls, Texas
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We could step out of the hotel and see the Duomo!!! The rooms were clean and lovely. Fantastic breakfast!!! Great location as we could walk to everything, including the Ponte Vechio, Duomo and train station.

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Texas
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I don't think I've ever given a "5" rating to a hotel unless it's a totally posh hotel, so I guess this is a first. I don't typically "gush" about hotels. We have a group of 13, and the hotel we had originally planned to stay strangely "lost our reservation". Or whatever. That place will remain unnamed, but this hotel...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Great location but pretty funky as a hotel. The food provided for breakfast was marginal, rooms old and clean but not updated what so ever. Some of the front desk workers were very good but some were less than attentive

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Staying in Duomo

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hotel California Florence

Address: Via Ricasoli 30, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Price Range: $111 - $555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel California Florence 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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#108 Luxury Hotel in Florence
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“Room at the back not the front.”
 of 5 bubbles 332janettem, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were near the kitchen I think. We did have some noise when they were preparing for breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles italprof, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You can ask for a room with a view and they will try to accommodate you.”
 of 5 bubbles DarylW923, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the Dome of the Cathederal”
 of 5 bubbles 707hilaryh, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a large room away from elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles colleenk519, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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