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#222 of 433 hotels in Florence
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See why so many travellers make Hotel Abaco their hotel of choice when visiting Florence. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a quaint setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

While staying at Hotel Abaco, visitors can check out Campanile di Giotto (0.2 mi) and Cupola del Brunelleschi (0.2 mi), some of Florence's top attractions.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, and Hotel Abaco makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Florence's popular shrimp restaurants such as Trattoria Zà Zà, L'Osteria di Giovanni, and La Giostra, all a short distance from Hotel Abaco.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Uffizi Galleries (0.4 mi), Mercato Centrale (0.3 mi), and Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (0.2 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

At Hotel Abaco, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Florence.

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Rhiannon T wrote a review May 2022
Cardiff, United Kingdom14 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed here with my two daughters. The room was very clean, a good size, perfect location and the owners were lovely and kind. Only small niggle was the size of the bathroom but everything else was great for a short stay. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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KissaAgentti wrote a review Aug 2019
Espoo, Finland91 contributions56 helpful votes
We spent 4 nights in this centrally located renaissance themed little hotel. The location of the hotel is great but the actual room a letdown and drops a point from the review. The room (in this case Botticelli) was ok sized with one double and one single bed and a private bathroom. Maybe because of the rather quirky decoration (both a negative and a positive, can’t really decide) the room at first felt bit dirty and run down but after the first night we were handling it. The main problem is the bathroom which is tiny. I do not understand the obsession to install a bidet to already too small bathroom, it would make more sense to make the shower bigger. Any larger person would find entering the shower stall impossible, let alone showering. Also, the towels were of the thinnest possible material, quite useless for drying your hair. The sink is miniature sized and bathroom shelf wonky and just barely attached to the wall. There is a large wardrobe in the room, three side tables, a desk and a TV but no fridge, which for the room price should be included (although this is a 1-star establishment). AC is hard to adjust to a desired level, it is either too cold or not cold enough. There is no elevator in the hotel building and you need to climb steep stairs to reach the reception. The reception is unmanned after maybe 20:00 in the evening so if you are planning to check-in after hours it is better to contact the management beforehand for arrangements. As mentioned the hotel is superbly located: About 7 minutes walk to SMN train station, 5 to Duomo (you can actually see Duomo from the window if you really try butbe careful not to fall), maybe 10 to Ponte Vecchio. The location is basically bordering the old town with lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. We did not have breakfast in the hotel but opposite the entrance (across the street and bit to the right) is “Snack Bar Caffé” which is open early until late in the night.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Kseniia R. wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions13 helpful votes
We booked a night at this hotel beforehand but our trip to Florence almost spoilt with difficulties with our transportation .But when we arrived to this amazing hotel,owned by such hospital and friendly people we cheered up.Every room is unique and has its own style and name , for instance "Bottichelli", "Michelandgelo", "Caravadgo".It was a memorable experience, we immersed in the atmosphere of 16th century and felt like native Florentinians.Our room overlooked noisy main street, bathroom was very small but these little inconviniences were covered by wonderful location and authentic atmosphere.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Filip R wrote a review Sep 2018
Geelong, Australia17 contributions11 helpful votes
Pros: Location - close to train station and attractions, friendly staff and good price Cons: Need to go up 2 flights of stairs - no elevator, small bathroom, bed wasn't very comfortable. Also breakfast was basic just warm bread/croissants with jam, juice, coffee
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Vicente8 wrote a review Jun 2018
218 contributions99 helpful votes
A great location at walking distance from the train station and downtown attractions. The hotel is located on a elevated floor of a historic fifteenth-century building. So they are not allowed to install an elevator. If you look for the kind of international modern comfort and accessibility of a modern chain hotel, you knock at the wrong door, and need bigger budget if you want to stay downtown. So yes we had to use the stairs and our bathroom was small, but that is the way it is in historic buildings! And it was largely compensated by the charm of the place steeped in history, beauty and arts at the image of the city. We had a romantic Italy renaissance / baroque style bedroom, very cosy and silent. Breakfast was good and staff helpful. They have a convenient car park and informed us how to navigate in Florence Limited Traffic Zone.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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ivoi1708 wrote a review Apr 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria17 contributions26 helpful votes
Honestly, I'm afraid that if I praise this too high, people will start choosing it much more and I won't be able to get back there again. Just kidding. You don't have to expect any luxury here, or you'll end up disappointed. Our room had a wardrobe, a huge bed, nightstand and a toilet/washroom in the corner. Rooms are furnished in a baroque/renaissance manner, which some may find odd or cheesy, but to me it was lovely and charming in the most peculiar way. All the are named after famous painters and sculptors (ours was Leonardo) and have painting reproductions of the respective artists. Of course, it's main advantage is it's location. It's just 2-3 minutes slow walking to Santa Maria del Fiore and 6-7 minutes to the train station Firenze S. M. Novella. Our room had WiFi with a pretty fast connection and also a TV, which I had turned on only once. The owner Bruno is very nice and friendly man - we asked him to recommend us a place where to eat and he gave us a visiting card of a restaurant called Mattacena (you can also look at my review of it here in the site) where we had a great time and we got a discount, because he sent us there. The only drawback of this hotel, as other have previously stated, is that it's located in an old building on the 2nd floor, with no elevator and you have to carry your luggage over the stairs, but to me this was not a big deal at all. After all, you're not doing this every time you get out of the hotel, and you're doing it twice - when you're checking in and checking out. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel if you're looking for a budget place to stay with a peculiar atmosphere and in close proximity to almost everything interesting in Florence!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Katarzyna K wrote a review Dec 2017
26 contributions39 helpful votes
The hotel is a bit old and requires some refreshment as located in historical buidling and definitely not exclusive, but just next to the Cathedral and all major attractions. Rich breakfast. You need to climb steep stairs with all your luggage so definitely not recommended to people with health problems. What is also important to remember it's located in pedestrian area, resticted for cars. But definitely great value for money!
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All rooms are similar, but some don't have bathroom
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RichardHalifax wrote a review Oct 2017
Halifax, United Kingdom191 contributions76 helpful votes
This is an old property but charming with it. Our room was just a room with a shower room and toilet in the corner. It was perfect for our stay. Very close to the Cathedral (2 mins walk), firm bed, hot shower, and not a huge place so as to generate noise from other guests. Wifi was great, shower was hot and the breakfast was a typical continental with the nicest croissants I've ever had. Ideal. Thanks
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Date of stay: October 2017
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koji6915 wrote a review Jun 2017
Farmington, Maine33 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a great walk-up hotel in a charming old building in an a fantastic location down the street from the Duomo. Both ensuite rooms and good, clean separate facilities. Very helpful and friendly staff!
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Date of stay: May 2017
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traveller123456277 wrote a review May 2017
Portsmouth, United Kingdom288 contributions128 helpful votes
This is a tradional style hotel which I think is typical of this grade of hotel in Florence. The first thing to say the hotel is only claiming 1 star and the 2nd thing is that its up 2 flights of stairs - no lift. Our room was pretty big and had everything we needed and the room was clean and tidy and done in a renaisance style. However the maintainance of the bathroom in particular was quite poor with a less than average shower and some old style electrics. The windows on the room also did not shut properly but despite that the main street is remekably quite overnight so sleep not too much of an issue. Breakfast is a simple bu adequate and served in the lobby area - which can get a bit busy at times. However, it is a great location for Florence - it took us 10-15 minutes with cases to walk from the train station to here - made slower by the current roadworks and then it takes about 10 mins to walk up to the Dumo complex in the centre of town, so great location. Just nearby there are plenty of eateries so no need to go too far at night. So in summary, good location (if you dont mind stairs), but needs some work on the building.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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US$76 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of FlorenceFlorenceFlorence Historic Center / Santa Maria Novella
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Abaco
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Abaco?
Nearby attractions include Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (0.4 km), Mercato Centrale (0.4 km), and Jimmy's Leather Collection (0.3 km).
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Abaco?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Abaco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gustarium, I' Girone De' Ghiotti, and Bottega Di Fattoria-Trattoria Toscana.
Is Hotel Abaco located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Florence.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Abaco?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (0.4 km), Florence American Cemetery (7.8 km), and Basilica San Miniato al Monte (1.8 km).