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Washington DC
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188 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Positives: + Very clean + Great water pressure and hot water + Good location + Air conditioning + Friendly staff Not positive or negative, just information: •3 floors worth of stairs to get to the hotel from the street level (this worked out well for me because after eating so much I needed the extra excercise) • The walls between... More 

Thank J J A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights. Right in the centre of Florence. Very easy to reach from train and bus station just 5 mins walk. We had a lovely room (5) which overlooked a courtyard. The staff are on hand 24/7 and are very friendly & helpful.

Thank sux66
Nice, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stayed just one night and I wouldn't recomend more, especialy if you have a room with shared toilet. The staff is friendly, but speaks only italian. The hotel is located on the 3rd floor in a building of 6 or 7 hotels. The more you go up, less stars you have. relatively close to city center and train station.

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Thank Irina D
Athens, Greece
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This family-run hotel will make your stay in Florence like you are at home. Beautiful view from the windows, clean rooms and good breakfast. The stuff do not speak English so be patient, and also the hotel is located on the 3rd floor without elevator. We totally recommend it :)

Thank evanpierrot
Athens, Greece
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stayed in this small hotel with my husband for 3 nights.Its lockated on the third floor of an old building with no lift ,only a few minutes from the station Santa Maria Novella.The rooms were beautifull renovated.Ours was at the corner of the building ,you can the wood and ceramic roof from inside and the sun came in from... More 

Thank ArtMary2014
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Hallways smell thickly of smoke because the staff smokes. Dark dark rooms with no view. Old furniture. Moldy smell in the bathroom. The location was fine but it's a real struggle to walk all those stairs when you're tired. Cheap but not recommended.

Thank Julia W
Tallinn, Estonia
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

The hotel is located close to the sightseeings, but it is on the third floor (no elevator), so it was a long and heavy way upstairs with our suitcases. The hallway was smelling of smoke, which wasn`t nice at all. The room was old-fashioned. We didn`t like the shower, because there were no shower curtains or walls, so the water... More 

Thank Kadi R
Novi Sad, Serbia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This hotel is in an old building, on the third floor, furnished in classic tuscany style, with renovated bathroom. Location is very good, since it is very close to Florence attractions, and also very close to the central station. We came with a car, so had to leave it in the nearby garage for a fee of 26 euros per... More 

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Urbanna, Virginia
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182 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

What a joy to return to Firenze and find Merlini just as clean, efficient, friendly and charming as when I first visited 20 years ago. This family owned Albergo is a gem! They've done improved the facilities with televisions and WiFi. It is a joy to know some things are just as they should be.

Thank MPNC1123
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. Location ideal, just far enough away from the busy central streets, but only a 5 minute walk into the centre. Getting from the Santa Maria train station also an easy 5 minute walk. Could not fault the staff at the hotel - nothing was too much, extremely friendly... The extremely chirpy gentleman owner even... More 

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historical Barbera Palace dates from 1700. Inside this lovely building one can find the Hotel Merlini which has been there since the end of W.W.II. The Hotel is located in the heart of the old city of Florence, a short distance from the Central Station Santa Maria Novella. It is also very close to Piazza del Duomo and the Palace of Congress. This favorable position will permit one to visit the old city on foot. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Merlini

Address: Via Faenza 56, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: ₹ 3,351 - ₹ 8,523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Merlini 1*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Albergo Merlini Hotel
Albergo Merlini Florence
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“Ask for a room overlooking the duomo”
 of 5 bubbles 520benitag, 10 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in room 3 and it was very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles johnnC2436CS, 24 May 2015 | Read review
“We had room number eight. We saw other rooms as they were being cleaned and they seemed nicer than number eight.”
 of 5 bubbles 482amyg, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
“if you are at the SMN train station and are looking across the street at McDonald's and Burger king, cross the street and go left take a right as you pass burger king and go down that street until you reach Via Faenza (about 2 blocks)take a left and go about 1/2 a block and the hotel is on your left. This is an easier way to get there, especially if you are walking!”
  • Night view of Florence seen from our room
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  • You can see this court yard from one of our windows
  • The Duomo and The Baptistery can be seen from one of the windows
  • The ceiling in our room was beautiful
  • Big open windows with vies in 2 directions
 of 5 bubbles Kimberly1313, 5 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Choose number 11; it is a spacious one with fresco”
 of 5 bubbles marsot, 11 Jul 2013 | Read review
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