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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 October 2010

One night stay with our 20 yr old daughter. Easy to find, a 5 minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station. Basic room, clean & quiet. No one scheduled at front desk overnight in this small hotel, & no breakfast served. There are some noticeable odors at times from the bathroom as mentioned in previous reviews. Just kept the...

Thank Marty H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2010

We stayed for 4 nights at the Hotel Elite in early September 2010. We found it to be a great place to stay as it was cheap, clean and based in a really central location - extremely close to the train station and in easy walking distance for everything else we wanted to see and explore in Florence. Highly recommended.

Thank devine7
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 21 September 2010

We were in Florence for 3 nights and wanted an affordable place to stay near the train station (arrival and departure to/from Florence was by train, plus a day tour picked up at train station). We found the Hotel Elite on Venere.com. The reviews were good, and so was the price, so we gave it a shot. We arrived at...

1Thank wseatraveler
York, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2010

Room: The room was spacious, had a lounge chair, Tv and aircon. Huge bathroom, and disabled access. It was however on the 1st floor (upstairs with no lift) not sure how a disabled person would have gained access to the room. Location: Great location near the railway station and walking distance to RED Tour Bus, The Duomo, Santa Croche and...

Thank SaraPaton
Reviewed 6 September 2010

The bathroom smell was the worst I have ever experienced. It was horrible and I am not a picky traveler and I have stayed over 100 nights in budget hotels. Other than the smell this is a reasonable hotel in a good location with good prices.

1Thank jgmUsa
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 3 July 2010

Do not stay in room number 10. We left the bathroom door open, and there was a suffocating smell from the pipes. Luckily, we moved to room 6, which was better, and we closed the bathroom door. Nadia is extremely charming and helpful. Hotel Elite is a great value, but close your bathroom door. We also had to wear earplugs....

1Thank meg_lynne
Lincolnshire, England
Reviewed 4 June 2010

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Elite in May 2010 and used it as a base for exploring Florence. The hotel is situated about five minutes walk away from the main train station and is on Via Della Scala. The entrance to the hotel is on street level but be aware that you have to climb a flight...

1Thank MattfromLincolnshire
Reviewed 28 September 2009

The room is spacious and very clean. The receptionist was nice and cheerful. Although no lift in the hotel, she helped me to move my big bag to my room. The breakfast was basic but more than adequate. Great value!

Thank leisi
Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 31 August 2009

This hotel met all of our criteria: close to the train station, clean room, and cheap. Our room was actually only 40 euro/night. Bathroom was in the hallway, which was fine because there didn't seem to be anyone else on our hall. Check in was a few blocks away at Hotel Montreal, breakfast was there as well. It felt a...

Thank lindsayBrooklyn
Reviewed 1 August 2009

We stayed in the Hotel Elite for only one night. Nadia, the proprietor, was very welcoming and helpful. Her rooms were spotless and very comfortable. Great value for money. We highly recommend this accommodation.

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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Additional Information about Hotel Elite

Address: Via della Scala 12, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: ₹ 2,882 - ₹ 10,088 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Elite 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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#19 Best Value Hotel in Florence
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“There's hidden treasure in one of the rooms, good luck!”
 of 5 bubbles Cookie_milo, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“its only 2 star, you get what you pay for”
 of 5 bubbles Saracen12, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't opt for this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles AmitKakali, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one away from the street if you like it quiet. We had room #4 and it was great.”
 of 5 bubbles TS573, 31 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Avoid rooms 2 through 5, if possible.These rooms face the busy street.”
 of 5 bubbles CasaLaPace, 15 Apr 2013 | Read review
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