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Hotel Byron
Ranked #389 of 421 Hotels in Florence
middle america
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great stay”
Reviewed 28 October 2009

I stayed at this hotel as part of a Cosmos tour. What a fabulous location - right within walking distance of everything. Comfortable clean room. Continental breakfast was pretty run-of-the-mill but being right in the middle of Florence was a huge bonus.

  • Stayed October 2009
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2009

This hotel is located in a less than desirable part of town. My initial impression was that it was in a ghetto. In the daylight my impression was mitigated somewhat, during the day there were mostly tourists about. However the graffiti, trash strewn streets and strange characters hanging around after dark doesn't make for a pleasant setting.

My room was Awful. #211 avoid it at any cost. Small, threadbare, with a shower curtain only, no stall. Taking a shower meant the entire bathroom got wet. But that wasn't the half of it. The Stench was almost unbearable. After a shower for at least 4 hours it smelled as if the sewer system was backing up into the room.

Of course the hotel was full for there wasn't a room available for me to move to, and they were surly about my complaints!

Avoid this hotel!!!

  • Stayed September 2009
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Thank Carol S
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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2009

The hotel is very close to the train station and within a short walking distance of all the main sights. The staff was very helpful - they arranged our museum reservations for us, and even changed them several times at our request. They provided us with a map and explained where most of the sights were. The room was clean and spacious, although the furniture was old. The bathroom was spotless, no funny smells or anything. The breakfast was okay (pastries, some cold cuts and cereal), but the coffee from the machine was terrible. All in all, good value for the money we paid. We would stay there again.

Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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glasgow
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2009

single traveller gets put in a big cupboard- no shock there! It all felt a bit tired and drab, despite the charming and helpful staff. Breakfast- don't bother, coffee from a self service machine- goout and have a real Italian espresso.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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los angeles
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2009

Coming from someone who has traveled often, this has got to be the worst stay I've ever had, and this includes hostels and overnights on a rickety budget train in China.

The hotel was ancient, and smelled like mold. The bathrooms smelled like a sewer. Worst of all, the air conditioning did NOT work, which is not good for the hot muggy summer weather. It was actually cooler outside, believe it or not. We would call the front desk for assistance, but this hotel doesn't even provide phones.

To get the front desk, you have to walk downstairs to get assistance, but they only have one staff member working, and sometimes they aren't even there, so you have to wait forever just to get helped.

Basically you will be better off in the streets, where it is cooler and doesn't smell like sewage.

I guess you can argue that sleeping in the streets wouldn't be safe for your valuables, but guess what, Byron Hotel doesn't have safety deposit boxes either.

I would never come here unless you want to ruin your Florence experience.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Byron

Property: Hotel Byron
Address: Via della Scala 49, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #389 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Price range (per night): $67 - $203
Number of rooms: 45
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