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Hotel Ariele - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Via Magenta 11 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 61.76
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The Ariele Hotel, renovated in early 2012, is housed in a prestigious 18th-century building located in a quiet residential area of Florence, opposite the Teatro Comunale theater, just steps away from the Arno river, and around 800 meters from the Santa Maria Novella railway station.

The property lies within short distance of the city's most important historical and artistic sights, including Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Cathedral, and Piazza della Signoria, just to name a few.

Conference facilities are also easily accessible from the hotel, making it an ideal accommodation for both business and leisure stays in Florence.

This family-run property offers modern comforts and welcomes guests with a warm, friendly atmosphere. On-site features include a cozy bar, free WiFi in public areas, an Internet Point, express check-out, luggage storage, air-conditioned public areas, a lobby with a fireplace, and a delightful garden. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 81 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

We visited Florence for a cultural break for 3 adults and 2 teenagers . The staff ...

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Breakfast at Hotel Ariele

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Ariele

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Garden
  • Internet/Email services
  • Private parking

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 1:30 PM.

Check-out: before 11:30 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 15 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 25 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Ariele is also known as

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Ariele Hotel Florence

8.0

Clean

7.7

Location

7.9

Quiet

8.4

Spacious

7.8

Service

Hotel Ariele reviews

6.2 Fair
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Greece

The hotel was good but not value for money, (generaly the price of the hotels in florence is high). Breakfast was poor. The coffe was nice. I'd like the yard outside. The stuff was friendly and helpfull.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

Very Recommendable..10 -15 mins walk to the center 20 mins walk to main train station connecting to Pisa and Siena..not far from reaturants and groceries...quiet surroundings and has an ample private parking

7.1 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

The hotel is far from the main station like 30-40 mins walk.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Great place to stay. Easy walk into town. Very large room and clean.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Reception staff were very welcoming and helpful. Breakfast selection was good, but the drinks machines broke on the final day. Very quiet part of Firenze, easy reach of river and pleasant walk to centre. Public seating area and garden very comfortable.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

Clean room. The shower out of which warm water comes perfectly. The breakfast with delicious Bread which standing bakes. It is near from SMN and convenient to travel. It is recommendation.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

The bathroom was a bit small, and the shower difficult to get in and out of, but apart from this, it was all excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful, with good English. The breakfast was a bit better than the average Italian breakfast, making eggs and bacon to order, if you wanted it. We did have a couple of large party of teenage school children during our stay and inevitably they were a bit noisy, especially when arriving. You need to take a C2 or C3 into town, but they are reasonably frequent, and cheap, although they stop running at about 8.20pm.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Very nice, good location w restaurants near, close to river. Room & bathroon were large, had a nice view of back garden. The breakfast was very good, room large & nice, as was the sitting room, nicely decorated. Good value, I would highly recommend it. Caution in Italy, when they give directions, they are facing the building! Has an elevator.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The personnel was very friendly, our stay was excellent. The breakfast was excellent offered a great variety. Overall the hotel was excellent! Would definitely recommend and stay at Ariele again!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Finland

the warmer is too cold and no way to adjust, the toilet is too small and the shower nozzle is too small

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was the best hotel I have stayed in when I have been to Italy. The value for money was excellent.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The property was in a nice area of town 1 block from the Arno. It was an easy walk to the heart of Florence and from the train station. Common areas and the garden outside made a nice reprieve from all the sightseeing. The kids liked keeping up with friends via internet access. Staff not very friendly.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

My 4th visit to this hotel & I have never been disappointed

7.5 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

very difficult to get there by car due to oneway systems and construction, bus connection to center rather poor

7.1 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Somewhat oldfashioned hotel, nicely situated close to center (10 min walking)and close to river Arno. Spacy room, but not much place were to put things in bathroom. Heating-possibility and hot shower o.k.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Bulgaria

We stayed for four days in Florence and were very lucky to have found and booked Ariele through venere, because it proved to be an exceptional little hotel and excellence in all possible directions. We did not know Florence and its bus routes, so we walked from Ariele to the center back and forth several times during the day, but this is perfectly ok for relatively young and fit people who are crazy about history and culture. We considered ourselves lucky with Ariele also becuase of the noise in the center where the rest of our group was staying. They were complaining about it all the time, while we had the best night-sleeps ever in Ariele.

2.8
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

The staff, especially the young lady at the reception, was rude and not at all polite. When I can yould not find my room at first, I was yelled at! The room size was ok for the rate, and the advertised amenities were there, but the place was VERY dusty (I have a house dust allergy, so I notice this kind of thing). I looked for a new hotel immediately and, altough your (Venere) cancellation policy says that the cancellation fee is 1 night, the hotel demanded two nights (first, they wanted all four paid) whiyh I finally paid just to get away from there. I can cannot recommend this place. The Hotel Roma, where I stayed after, is very nice, however and recommendable.

7.7 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The hotel public areas are very nice. The staff did not however offer help in tourist spot locations, where to go and where to eat. The breakfast was good with a lot of choices. I am not sure if it was language barrier that they did not offer to help when I asked for train schedules.Reception told us to look at the internet, when the train schdeules are in French. Other than that, the hotel is rated as it should be- 3 stars. It is also a long walk from the train station. Taxi costs 10 Euros

3.8
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Don't expect aircondioning until after june first, the hotel does not have individual in room A/C. God knows when they turn it off/ Be aware that the hotel is a long way form anything. 15 minute walk from the termini, 15 minute walk to any museums and worst of all no bus lines are near by. Florence is full of good hotels with good location, this is not one of them.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Portugal

W've stayed in a good and spacious double room, very comfortable and clean. The hotel is in a residential area, a 10min walk from the city centre, and the same from Sta Maria Novella Station. We arrived almost at midnight, and it was safe to walk to the hotel. I would stay again in Ariele, and recomend it.

7.4 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

I was positively impressed about this hotel. The room was huge (about 5 meters room height) with a large bathroom and very clean, compared to many other 3 star hotels in Italy. It is situated in a very quiet area near the center (15 minutes walk along the Arno river to Ponte Veccia). The hotel looks a bit old-fashioned but is well equipped with a nice breakfast room, a beautiful little garden and a drinks selling machines. The only disturbing thing is that you can very easily hear noisy people in adjacent rooms. The staff is friendly but not really well english speaking.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

About a 10-15 minute walk from the train station; nice area close to laudromat and river; friendly, helpful staff. My family would stay again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Mexico

The hotel as a property is a little bit old fashion with no luxuries; they have a really helpfull staff and some great features as free internet access and a good healthy breakfast included, an excelent location (within walking distance of all the important places) and good price/quality relationtip.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

We took a taxi from the train station to the hotel when we arrived as we were not able to figure out where the hotel was with the maps we had. Turned out that it was too far for us to walk comfortably with loaded backpacks. Walking into town for sightseeing was fine though. Breakfast was good, public spaces nice.

6.0 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a snobby little place and to be honest you can do better for the money. We stayed in August 2006. Like everywhere it has pros and cons The cons: - It's next to a building site and the builders start at 8am - It's a 15-20min walk from the train station through windy narrow streets that didn't feel safe after dark. Taxi 7-10 euro depending on time of day. - It's close enough to the river that the Tiger Mosquitos bite you in the garden - The staff have variable levels of competence with English and none are friendly or helpful! Watch out for the passport forms on arrival - if you don't tick to say they can't pass on your details, they will pass them on. This is not explained to you as at other hotels. The Pros: -Aircon works from 2pm to 9am at 20C. -Rooms are ok in size and you get clean towels daily etc. but they are more old than antique. The room we had was nothing like the picture! They have twin rooms available. -The internet point is free, but colonised by bored american teenagers. -Breakfast is good, truely self service, right down to the hot drinks from a machine, reasonable selection of cold stuffs and cereal. -Free map available on request and can book tours from reception. -Lift to both floors. -We paid cash, but you can use card during day - receipt provided.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Nice hotel. Spacious room, good value. Great breakfast, pretty courtyard with hydrangeas. Free internet available. Within walking distance to most attractions. Parking is a little inconvenient, but that's Florence. Had to park a block away in a pay lot. If leaving early in the morning can just park on the street next to hotel. Recommended.

5.3 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

staff not friendly, rather grumpy. Location very far from city center ( at last 20 min walk by foot ), not as indicated on map.

7.5 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Overall very nice but the air conditioning didn't work on a very hot day.

7.7 Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Good 3-star hotel located inquiet area near the Arno. Breakfast was good and the elevator came in handy for our bags.

7.4 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Sweden

The employees were good English-speaking, very friendly and obliging to us. A remark: the bedside rugs were dangerously slippery on the floor.

7.4 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Sweden

The employees were good English-speaking, very friendly and obliging to us. A remark: the bedside rugs were dangerously slippery on the floor.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Uruguay

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

7.8 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

7.6 Good
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

5.9 Ordinary
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Switzerland

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Denmark

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

7.6 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

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9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Mexico

7.6 Good
  • December 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • November 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

2.6
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

4.7 Ordinary
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.8 Fair
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

6.3 Fair
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

6.7 Fair
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

6.6 Fair
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

6.6 Fair
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

6.3 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.6 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

7.6 Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Argentina

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

3.6
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Canada

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Ariele, offering 42 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Santa Maria Novella visit. Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Ariele

By car
From the south: take the Firenze Certosa exit of the A1 highway and follow the indications to Firenze centro-Stazione. Then follow the signs to Lungarno and turn right onto via Magenta.
From the north: take the Firenze Nord exit of the A1 highway. Follow the indications to Firenze centro-Stazione and then follow the signs to Lungarno.

By train
The Santa Maria Novella railway station is only 800 metres away from the hotel. You can reach the property either by taxi or on foot in around 10 minutes: exit the station on the left-hand side and take via degli Orti Oricellari. Walk down the street and turn right onto via Montebello. Go three blocks and then turn left onto via Magenta.

By airplane
The Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport is approximately 8 km away. You can reach the hotel by taxi or with the Airport Shuttle bus which connects the airport with Santa Maria Novella railway station. From the station follow the above-said indications.

Distances from Hotel Ariele

Teatro Comunale di Firenze - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
The New Florence Opera House - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Leopolda Station Exhibition Center - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Cascine Park - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Chiesa di Ognissanti - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Santa Maria della Carmine - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza del Carmine - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Brancacci Chapel - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Museo Marino Marini - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Ariele is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Ariele

  • Private parking