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Hotel Tourist House
Ranked #245 of 420 Hotels in Florence
Brisbane
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Value, value, value and a great location”
Reviewed 11 April 2010

The best value for money of our whole trip. Great location, shops, restaurants, markets and train station all really close by. The only criticism would be the breakfast, which was merely adequate, but no question at that value level. The room was huge, but the shower was tiny.
Steps, steps, and more steps, but still okay. Staff very friendly and very helpful, only working half days though.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2009

This hostel was okay. It's very centrally located and within walking distance to the train station, restaurants and other hot spots. The staff is very friendly and the room was quite large. The cleanliness was average -- the shower drain was plugged up so we found ourselves standing in water while showering. Our room was located on the main floor so we heard a lot of opening and closing of doors and voices throughout the night. It's a good place to hang and perhaps party with friends but not good if you want some peace and quiet.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — noise
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2008

The Tourist House was just what we ordered. My husband and I stayed there recently and had a good time. Rooms were clean and neat. The ensuite bathroom was the largest we had seen in all of Europe and was also clean. Breakfast left a little to be desired, Fruit Punch isn't juice...hmm. But all in all, a good place to stay. They called a taxi for us the night before, to get to the airport, and it was on time at 5:30am. The front desk girls were great, good suggestions for dinner. Well done.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2007

My sister and I stayed at this hotel on a recommendation from fellow travellers. For the price we paid I thought it was good value for Florence, 75 euros for the room and that included breakfast. Breakfast was basic but ok. It was close to the railway station, the sita bus station and the local orange buses. Also with in easy walking distance to all the sights Florence has to offer. It was in a quite location however there were a variety of bars and restaurants at the doorstep. We could also access wireless Internet. It was clean and the beds comfortable. I would recommend this hotel

  • Liked — close to transport
  • Disliked — the stairs
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2005

Our stay was "sufficient". It was a clean large room with breakfast included. Nothing fancy but adequate. It is not in the greatest location in Florence since the piazza area is quite run down. But it is a convenient walk to the train station if you plan on taking day trips from Florence and also a convenient location to get around florence.
I would go back but don't expect anything fancy.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Property: Hotel Tourist House
Address: Via della Scala 1, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #245 of 420 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Tourist House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Tourist House*** Florence Set right in Santa Maria Novella square, overlooking one of Florence's most important churches, the HOTEL TOURIST HOUSE*** offers spacious rooms housed in a historic building. All rooms are equipped with: Private Bathroom, WC, Toilet,Shower, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Air Conditioning, Desk, Fan, Heating, Flat-screen TV, Refrigerator. Florence's churches, galleries, markets and shops are all just a short stroll from Tourist House. Santa Maria Novella train station is just a 5-minute walk away. ... more   less 
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