Athenaeum Personal Hotel

Via Cavour, 88, 50129 Florence, Tuscany, Italy
+39 055 589 456

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Athenaeum Personal Hotel - Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Mon 8/2
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Tue 8/3
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Stayforlong $118
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Value for money

7.7

Distance to city center

0.8 mi

Location rating

8.6

Nearest Airport

Florence Peretola

Distance to airport

3.4 mi

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Tue 8/3
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  • Good
    Aug 2017
    6.5

    4-star hotels mean completely different in Florence, Italy, than USA

    Very nicely located in the heart of the central tourist district of Florence, walking distance from the major attractions, restaurants, and really walking distance from the train station (Santa Maria Novella) if your luggage is light. Taxis are about Euro 5-6 frp, SMN. Accademia gallery is closest (2.5 blocks) but the others are only a very reasonable walk away. In the heat of summer, the hotel is well air-conditioned, something that I found was a challenge in other Italian hotels that I had booked during this trip. The outside temperatures were above 40 degrees C some days. The hotel is clean, has a bar, and generally good looking lounge area w/seating. It is locked at the entrance at night and staff may be sleeping so, have patience to be buzzed in.

    First of all, we were early, having arrived from Rome at 8 am, but unlike some other hotels (4 stars or higher) that we had reservations at, this site did not give us a room until AFTER the listed check-in time of 3pm. So, we had to walk around town & then sit in the lounge until 10-15 mins after check in to be let in. The rooms are T-I-N-Y. You will trip over stuff, esp. if you have large luggage. There is a mini-fridge-bar but don't plan on keeping anything in there - there is no extra room because they have it filled with stuff to buy. The bed is comfortable. The toilet in the bathroom is wierdly placed if you are of large frame and is high. It is so close to the sink that the R leg will inevitably be under the sink area if you are on the toilet. We are around 5'6" and our feet barely touched the floor. There are NO bedside power outlets. So, if you have need for medical equipment hookup then, sorry, none exists. The power outlets provided were not at convenient location to charge a phone that could serve as a bedside alarm (no actual bedside clock either), so, you have to get up and walk to a table, to shut off the alarm, or use the phone, or whatever. For a 4-star hotel, we learned that few offer in-room coffee maker in Italy. Even the lowest rated Motel 6 in the US offers a coffee maker. A prior 4-star hotel in Rome had an espresso machine in the room. This one had none. The nearest coffee place is the breakfast room in the basement that does not open until 7:00 am. If you want coffee outside of breakfast hours, you have to walk about 2 city blocks to the Piazza San Marco for a cafe. Terrible for a coffee addict. While some employees are very nice, some were a little impatient & rude. I was lectured by one about how four-star hotels did not provide coffee makers in the room.

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About Athenaeum Personal Hotel

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Location This city hotel is wonderfully located in the centre of Florence. Public transport links, restaurants and bars are all within a short distance away and shopping venues and the city's nightclubs lie within 500 m of the hotel. Amerigo Vespucci Florence airport is located 7 km from the hotel; transfer takes about 25 minutes. Facilities 60 rooms, including suites, 4 single rooms and 55 double rooms, are located on 4 storeys and can be reached by lift. The reception desk is open round the clock. Amenities include a cloakroom, a baggage storage service and a safe. Wireless internet access (no extra charge) is provided in public areas. Additional facilities include a playroom. Guests arriving by car can park their vehicles in the garage (for a fee) or in the car park. Other services include a babysitting service (for a fee), a childcare service, room service and a laundry service. Cyclists can make use of the bicycle storage area and hire service. Rooms The rooms of the hotel include air conditioning, central heating and a fan. Guests are sure to get a good night's sleep in the king-size bed. Children's beds can be requested for younger guests. A safe and a minibar are also available. Equipped with a direct dial telephone, a television with satellite/cable channels and WiFi (no extra charge), the rooms provide many ways for guests to stay connected and entertained. Slippers are included. A hairdryer and bathrobes are available in the bathrooms, which are equipped with a shower. The hotel has non-smoking rooms. Sports/Entertainment Guests can enjoy a selection of sport and entertainment options. There are many ways to relax or stay active at the hotel, including a gym and billiards. Meals Various dining options are available, including a restaurant with air conditioning, a breakfast room, a café and a bar. Half board is offered as a catering option. A generous breakfast buffet and a dinner à la carte offer culinary delights every day. Payment The hotel accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard.

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Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
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Pet friendly
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based on 358 reviews

7.9

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.0

Facilities

6.5

Food

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

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Amenities at Athenaeum Personal Hotel

Safe
Room service
Babysitting or child care
Business center
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Internet
Express check-out
Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental
Hairdryer
Pool table
Cable or satellite TV
Laundry facilities
Elevator
Laundry service
Air-conditioned
Meeting/Banquet facilities
24hr front desk
Storage available

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  • Galleria dell'Accademia0.3 mi
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  • Mercato Centrale0.5 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo0.5 mi
  • Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore0.6 mi
  • Battistero di San Giovanni0.6 mi

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