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“Not a 4 star hotel”
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Hotel First
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Calenzano
Reviewed 3 November 2012

The room was clean,had a small fridge, had english sky channels which was great, although the aircon was not on due to local laws regarding this. We opened the window for fresh air and the room was full of mosquitoes within minutes. The first night was awful, we couldnt sleep due to the heat & mosquitoes, plus the noise of the guests next door, the walls are so thin that if we understood italian, we could have repeated what they were saying. Staff are not up to date with local knowledge; we were told we could buy bus tickets on the bus when we could not. The next night, we had to buy mosquito coils from the store across the road. Being that the hotel is aware of local laws regarding aircon & that there are mosquitoes, they should have mosquito coils in stock, having to buy them ourselves is unacceptable.WIFI was patchy at best. Overall, its ok and location in proximity to Florence is good. But dont expect 4 star service..

Room Tip: Not near the pool when its out of season, its a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

I don't have time to write about how bad the experience was, I just want their rating to go down (to reality), so others don't make the mistake I made and go there.
The walls are all dirty, rooms small, the worst part are the paper thin walls that you can have full conversations with your neighbour through.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Stayed there with friends. Free internet, clean rooms, nice breakfast and good service. Everything was good except - audibility!! I even heard how snoring my best friend in next room, like they were in the same room with us. Unbelievable. I came down and ask if they can give us rooms with better walls, they said that all rooms are the same. Because it was our friends in the next room we had no problems (we were laughing) , but better ask them about that before you book. I can even recommend this hotel if they changed walls.

Room Tip: Ask for quiet rooms (if available)
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

The air conditioning was terrible, the vents were so mucked up with crud I won't be surprised to hear that this hotel catches on fire one day and the breakfast staff was ignorant and rude. Save your money and sleep in a dump, it'd be cleaner and safer.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Wayne W
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Very good value for money. We paid 57Euro for 2 adults and children . It is recommended for travelers with car, parking is free and can go to the city center by bus number 2. Bus stops across the street, comes to 20-25 minutes and go to the center in 45 minutes. We bought "Firenze card" that offers museums and free transportation throughout the city for an adult and a child for three days. Near the hotel there are several supermarkets, including Carrefour. It is a hotel which accommodated many groups with coach.Camera is good, quiet, clean but small for 3 people. Breakfast is sufficient as 4-star hotel more expensive.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel First

Address: Via Dino Ciolli 5, 50041, Calenzano, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Calenzano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Calenzano
Price Range: $69 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel First 4*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel First is an elegant and comfortable 4 stars hotel in Calenzano with 127 rooms, internal parking, swimming pool, a great convention center and a restaurant. Hotel First is situated in Dino Ciolli street, 5 in Calenzano, next to motorway exit Calenzano/Sesto Fiorentino and only 1.5 km Firenze Nord exit away. The location allows to reach easily the highway, Designer Outlet of Barberino del Mugello, Florence and Prato city. Hotel First represents the ideal solution for business trip and also leisure travel. Important meeting rooms can seat up to 420 guests, is just 1.5 km from Highway A1 and A11 and 4 km from Firenze-Peretola Airport. The proximity of Designer Outlet of Barberino del Mugello (15 minutes by car) and Old Town of Florence(20 minutes by car) makes it an ideal choice for leisure travel dedicated to shopping or sightseeing. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel 1st
First Hotel Calenzano
Hotel First Province Of Florence/Calenzano

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