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Piazza di Cestello 9, 50124, Florence Italy
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#179 of 433 hotels in Florence
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Hotel Relais il Cestello overlooks the banks of the Arno a few steps from the Ponte Vecchio and the historic center (Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio ...), it offers an intimate location that is comfortable and far away from the onslaught of tourists. Despite this, all the museums and tourist attractions are very close and allow you to reach them on foot quickly. The San Frediano neighborhood, where the Hotel Relais il Cestello is located, has been defined by Lonely Planet as the coolest in the world. Adjacent is the Santo Spirtito district of which restaurants, crafts and aperitifs are recommended. These areas are frequented by the Florentines and almost unknown to tourist routes. On the other hand, there are many foreigners who, after studying, moved to Florence and all this gives a certain bohemian spirit to these neighborhoods. Hotel Relais il Cestello structure was in the past a post office that worked with horses and carrozze. The hotel looks on piazza di Cestello and from the windows you can see the beautiful church Cestello, the San frediano surroundings, Ognissanti church and the river Arno.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Children's television networks
Car hire
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shops
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Quaint
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian

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Nancy H wrote a review Jun 2022
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I cannot say enough about this place! The room was great: cold, clean, comfortable, and spacious. They also restocked your towels and made your bed. The receptionist was beyond awesome! She was very accommodating with checking me in. The best part was the location. I loved how it was so close to everything but very little outside noise came in! I will stay here again. The hotel feels very safe especially if you are traveling alone.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Mike R wrote a review Sep 2020
Colchester, UK164 contributions122 helpful votes
You won't get a view of the Arno, but it is only a stone's through away from this basic, but very friendly hotel and a fantastic sight at night. Entrance to this hotel is through a single door at the side of a bar/restaurant (though noise is not a problem), then up a twisty staircase to Reception. We stayed just as Covid restrictions had been lifted and the hotel had only recently re-opened with a skeleton staff, though they could not have been more helpful. Location is perfect for the station and the historic centre and though the hotel has no restaurant, there are some excellent ones on the nearby Borgo San Frediano.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Mariam T wrote a review Dec 2019
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Amazing and helpfull stuff. Clean rooms. Perfect direction. The ideal place to stay in florence, with famili, single or friends. Every places are very close to the hotel. Thank you for everything. And everything was perfect.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Batty_Anne wrote a review Oct 2019
Bath, United Kingdom50 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed here on the first leg of our very special three stop holiday in Italy. It did not disappoint!! The staff were really friendly and spoke good English which was helpful because although we tried to learn some of the basics before we travelled we weren't very good! The room was so lovely and really beautiful with an antique feel that was so suitable to the olde world feel of bella Firenze!! The location was perfect! They listened to and kindly honoured my request for a bathtub. Breakfast was a continental buffet and was absolutely great. We lived this hotel and really hope to return some day.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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katieel31 wrote a review Sep 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom100 contributions70 helpful votes
This is a really lovely hotel. It doesn't feel like a corporate hotel, but more like a family run B&B. The rooms and the breakfast are very basic, but you can't fault them really for the great price. The staff are friendly too. Watch out for any events on in the square outside, as there was one night we struggled to sleep due to a loud event taking place. Other than that, the centre of Florence is certainly walkable from the hotel so you don't really need to get a taxi anywhere. Probably the best thing about the hotel was the coffee they served in the morning! Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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James K wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom47 contributions18 helpful votes
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All of the staff there were really friendly, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was nice and the location is perfect. A word of note for those with heavy luggage, there are no lifts
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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SpirosK photography wrote a review Jul 2019
Athens, Greece1388 contributions131 helpful votes
The hotel is in a walking-distance of Ponte Vecchio at the edge of the Tourist Florence part. It's a bit difficult to find at first (mostly because GPS maps don't understand that you can get through the parking lot) but then it's easy to get to, The rooms were nice and clean and the staff polite and helpful!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rach_Marc_O wrote a review May 2019
Perth, Western Australia, Australia37 contributions28 helpful votes
The hotel is very quaint, with basic rooms and bathrooms. Very much what we signed up for when booking via booking.com but we did hope for a little more. For example, the advertisements say high speed wifi, this wasn’t the case at all. Super slow and very irritating. Breakfast was nice with fresh coffee and a variety of continental items but it was the same every morning. Some variety might have been nice. The room we had was clean and basic but could have done with a lick of paint. Location wise it’s a good 15 minute walk from the central rail station so be prepared to walk quite far if you have suitcases etc. as taxis are a joke. Paid 16Euro for 8min trip which was from the station to the hotel. A total rip off. The hotel staff were lovely and very helpful with giving a map and pointing out where to go etc. they made our stay great. They offered to print our tickets for the bus to Bologna for no charge so a nice touch there. There is no lift so we enjoyed (not so much) carrying our cases up and down and staff not around to help with this so be prepared to do it yourself. All in all, a nice stay for a few days touring Florence but a few touches could make the difference from a nice hotel to a really nice hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laura wrote a review Mar 2019
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I stayed in this hotel for 7 nights. Overall it was a pleasant stay. The staff was friendly but kept to themselves. Location was great. It was out of the way enough from busy attractions that noise was not a problem at night but was still in a 10 minute walking distance to all the main sights. The room was clean and comfortable. The only negative thing I would have to say would be that the bathroom needed updating. The shower was very small and also looked like it had not been cleaned properly and everything was pretty dated. Very affordable and would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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matthew b wrote a review Jan 2019
Malta41 contributions27 helpful votes
First of all, the hotel is not so far from the train station, but then again, Florence is not so big, so everywhere is walking distance. it took me like 10 minutes to get to the hotel from the train station. First impressions when i arrived, I had to take my luggage up the stairs, which was a little of a turn off. At check-in, the owner of the hotel (or at least I think he was), was very polite and friendly, and we talked about many subjects. I was led to my room, room 24, and as I got into the room, it felt very welcoming. The room I had was very spacious, had a double bed, with a minibar (which was not so expensive), a wardrobe, and a tv. Although the room, I felt it a bit cold, especially at night. Also, at night or early morning I use to hear the noise of the tables being moved. The bathroom was also spacious and warm, and the shower was big enough (although the handle bar of the shower tap was way too big). The bathroom was provided with a hand soap, shower gel and some other things. The breakfast is located in the some room as the lobby. But in my opinion, breakfast was good. it contained cereal, bread, cold cuts, cakes, and pastries. All in all it was a good experience staying in this hotel. I would come again.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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US$102 - US$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ItalyTuscanyProvince of FlorenceFlorenceFlorence Historic Center / Santo Spirito / San Frediano / Oltrarno / San Frediano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Relais Il Cestello
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Relais Il Cestello?
Nearby attractions include Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti (0.3 km), Cappella Brancacci (0.2 km), and Trip per Tre (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Relais Il Cestello?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Relais Il Cestello?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Relais Il Cestello?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Relais Il Cestello?
Yes, paid public parking nearby, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Relais Il Cestello?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braceria All'11, Buonamici Pasticceria Artigianale, and Culinaria de Gustibus Bistro.
Is Hotel Relais Il Cestello located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Florence.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Relais Il Cestello?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Relais Il Cestello?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (1.1 km), Florence American Cemetery (7.3 km), and Basilica San Miniato al Monte (2.0 km).