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Hotel Berna - Florence

2 star Hotel Florence

Largo Fratelli Alinari, 11 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 75 .65
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Situated in the district of Santa Maria Novella, in Florence historical center, Berna Hotel offers elegant rooms for a comfortable stay in this outstanding town, rich with history and artistic beauties.

Thanks to a privileged location, the hotel is the perfect choice for tourists that want to visit Florence: Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria Square, the Cathedral, and Pitti Palace are only some of the fabulous tourist sites that you can easily visit on foot.

The hotel's facilities include a welcoming breakfast room and a friendly staff at your disposal for useful information and advice on Florence and its surroundings. Free wireless internet access is also available.

 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.0 Wonderful!
Based on 57 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Bit of trouble finding the place but once there had a very warm welcome. Francesca...

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Breakfast at Hotel Berna

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Berna

  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Personal newspapers
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services

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.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 2 PM and 11 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.


The front desk will be closed daily from 8 PM - 8 AM.
Special Instructions: Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 8 PM.

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.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

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 24 per day

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 2 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 Berna is also known as

Hotel Berna
Berna Hotel Florence

9.2

Clean

8.5

Location

8.5

Quiet

8.4

Spacious

9.2

Service

Hotel Berna reviews

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

Hotel Berna is very near to the SMN Station, within 2 mins walk. Owner is welcoming. Rooms were nice. The first night we encounter problem with the water heater, so we had to bath in cold water. However the next day, this was fixed. Overall, we enjoyed our stay in Florence with Hotel Berna.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Location is very close to the train station; easy walk. Most all sights are also within walking distance of the hotel. The hotel is a small, quaint place with nice, basic rooms. They provided an excellent breakfast, and the staff was friendly and accomodating. No language barriers.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

We specially would thank miss. Francesca, for her simpaty and professionality.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

It was our first time at Hotel Berna and we appreciated. Well located (5 minutes on foot from train station, close to Duomo) with a good cost-benefit issue, great helpful staff. Breakfast just enough, but the coffe was terrific, as well as fruit salad. Wi-fi could be better, though. The bathroom is clean, and the room with air-conditioner. Finally, Berna is recommendable.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Argentina

You MUST go there. This is the best hotel ever. It's only 1 block from the Station. Francesca at the reception is so sweet and will help you with whatever you need. I don't know how she does it, but she speaks like a thousand languages! The rooms (and hotel in general) are very clean, breakfast is sooo bigggggg, you will even have a nice surprise when you go back at your room after a looooong day in Florence: some fruit or sweets left in your room so you can take a break while having the gorgeous capuccino, also for free in your room. WIFI is free too. I can only have GREAT comments about this hotel. I would definitely go back. Francesca we miss you! :)

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

I have been to Florence many times, but it was my first stay at the Berna. The hotel location is convenient although the neighborhood is somewhat deteriorated. The elevator is miniscule, but it works. The hotel and building were undergoing renovation hence it was a bit disorderly. The room was spacious, and the bathroom was new/nice. Shower was a bit slow at times as water pressure fluctuated. The staff was delightful and the breakfast was simple, continental, but nice, fresh fruit and juices, good cappuccino. I'd stay ther again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were very happy at the Berna Hotel. We would love to return. We want to thank Francesca for all of her assistance in getting us to the location by auto. She was awesome! She got our reservations for the Uffizi Gallery and the Academia which proved to be the only way we could have seen those sites. The owner Paul was very helpful as well. We had a good breakfast there. Our 3 day stay in Florence is now a beautiful memory!

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Much help in finding commucations. Good breakfast. Charming room.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

A little more expensive than I wanted to pay, but overall, a great price and location for the lateness of the reservation. Paolo was great and showed us the area's to visit while in Florence. Overall, it was an excellent experience.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Absolutely lovely hotel, staff, location; all of it. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who enjoys Florence and who values a warm, friendly staff to make you feel right at home.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

It was perfect for us: conveniently located for trains, bus, and thus airplane connections; the staff extremely helpful and accommodating for all our requests; and reasonably priced. A gem to which we shall return.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

this was an amazing hotel! the rooms are a good size and they are beautifully decorated. the staff was very helpful and really make you feel at home. ask for francesca! she is fantastic.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Francesca was very welcoming and made me feel that nothing was too much trouble. I had a room at the back and it was spacious, quiet and clean. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the bus-stop for the airport shuttle but also very close to Santa Maria Novella and very convenient for the Duomo and the centre generally. This is not just a young back packer's hotel but a comfortable good value hotel for anyone visiting Florence who does not want to pay four or five star hotel rates.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Rooms were clean and nice. Fresh linens and nice decor

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Hotel Berna is a great little find, just a few meters away from the train station and in easy walking distance to most everything. Paolo and Francesca are great hosts and make you feel right at home, going out of their way to be helpful. This was my first trip to Florence so I have nothing to compare with but I would definitely stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

Francesca makes the Berna the reason to come to Florence and stay here! She is magnificent! She welcomes you, gives great directions, made sure we had wake up calls early and made a wonderful breakfast. We felt at home the minute we arrived and were sad when we had to leave. The rooms were gorgeous and the breakfast and breakfast room were worth the stay.If you can go to Florence this is the only place I would stay! It is one block from the train station yet we did not notice much noise and we were able to walk to all the sights in Florence in 10 minutes.

7.9 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

This is a nice hotel, spacious rooms, good location, welcoming people. The only real problem is the elevator. Because it is at a top floor, walking to it is not a pleasure, but some people don't understand that interior Italian elevatordoors also have to be closed...

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

The room is lare with a balcony. bath room facility is well equiped. Specially the hotel receptionist can speak English well, warm and very helpful to guests.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Hotel Berna was one of our favorite hotels - we truly enjoyed our stay! The staff is incredibly friendly, the rooms are decorated nicely, the location is perfect for seeing the sites of Florence and the price was surprisingly low compared to other hotels we stayed in during our trip through Italy.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

A very well welcome from the owner who facilitate the parking of the car and the best welcome we had afther many hotels in Italy, on our two weeks holiday, thanks to Francesca with her nice smile and good humour and her special way to make you at ease especialy afther a two hour turning around in Florence to find the place but once we find it everything was ok thanks to Francesca. Her explications and help to find us around was very helpful. First time in Florenc and if we go back will certainly stay ther. Our best wishes for the Holiday to Francesca . Lyse Marius and Eric

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Poland

Thank You for the Mini - bar for free! This is marvellous:)

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

We had a vibrant, happy stay at Hotel Berna. The bubbly personality of Francesca contributed significantly to that - she went out of her way to assist guests. There was some street noise but this is only to be expected when your main priorities are a location handy to both transport and main tourist attractions. We would very happily return to this hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Turkey

Hotel is very close the train, bus stations, sightseeing stop and historical center. Absolutely You have to get all information from Francesca. Francesca is unbelievable. You don’t need to search another hotel in Firenze. Francesca's very hospitalable.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

y husband and I requested a "quiet" room because i lived in firenze before and i know how noisy it can be. we had a VERY quiet room, not overly large, but this is the case with rooms in firenze. the location for us was excelllent because we had a number of suitcases and wanted somehing very close to the station WITH a lift. Plaolo and Francesca were both very warm and welcoming. for the money, a great place to stay. would stay there again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Kuwait

I really enjoyed my stay in Florence. Hotel Berna is very close to all tourist spots in Florence and you can roam around the said city with ease of acccessibility and comfort. The hotel staffs are very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Hotel Berna for others who would like to stay in Florence.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Slovenia

We had great time in Florence, stayed only three nights. Berna hotel is very nice, stuff very friendly and helpful.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel's location is quick and easy walk from Santa Maria Novella train station, with easy access to historic sites of Florence. We were warmly welcomed by Paolo who helped set us up for free Internet access in our room. Francesca was our breakfast host and most helpful and friendly regarding other matters. A good choice and value, especially if you're not necessarily looking for a hotel with lots of spacious public areas.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were met at Hotel Berna by Francesca. She was so very helpful and pleasant our whole stay and bent over backwards to accomodate us. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and I would stay there again. It was close to train station. Not the greatest area but still felt safe. Everything was within walking distance.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel is really good,the service that we got was excellent the person who we check us in was excellente on her customer we were please with everything and we will recomend to other.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

This hotel was a fantastic value! As a single traveler in offseason (Feb), I paid only 40 euros per night for a large, charmingly decorated room. Franchesca and Paulo were both warm and welcoming - they made my stay very pleasant. The hotel is just across from the train station and is very convenient for visiting all the sites. The street is busy and is not charming, but charming sights are very nearby. You will be at the duomo in about 5-7 minutes walking. The rooms were lovely and I stayed in 3 different ones, each very nicely decorated. One room was very loud with noise coming from the B&B upstairs, so I moved. The other rooms were very quiet. In general, noise insulation is not good in hotels in italy. The only thing that I found slightly disappointing about the hotel was that it is located on the third floor of a modern building (circa 1960s), so you don't enter from the ground floor into the lobby. You have to take a lift to the third floor and from there enter the lobby, which is just a small hallway. I did not take the breakfast, preferring to head to a local pastry shop. I really do recommend this hotel as it was an unbeatable value.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Breakfast was a little bit basic and disappointing considering that it was not included in the price.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Francesca and Paolo made our stay for four nights very, very enjoyable. Their personality, friendliness, and helpfulness are stellar! Convenient location - very near the street market and about a 10 minute walk from the Duomo. The lift is small, but sufficient - which was great for my wife who has had ankle replacement surgery.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

We stayed four days in Firenze. People at berna's Hotel were very friendly.I was with my two daughters and we have the red room. It was great,very nice and clean. Berna's hotel has a very good situation.Good place not very expensive.Breakfast a bit light but exellent coffee.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Chile

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • South Africa

7.4 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

7.9 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • China

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mexico

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

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8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

7.9 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.7 Good
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

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Room Details

Hotel Berna has 9 guest rooms, all with climate control and free local calls. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 24-inch TVs with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary weekday newspapers and phones during their Santa Maria Novella visit.

A good night's sleep in supportive Select Comfort mattresses with down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, slippers, bidets and hair dryers. Minibars and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and safes.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Berna

By car
From the A1 Autostrada del Sole Highway exit at Firenze Signa and follow the signs to Firenze Centro-Fortezza da Basso. Once passed Fortezza da Basso, located on your left, turn right at the first traffic lights. Via Nazionale Street is situated on your right and Hotel Berna is located at the end of it where the street change its name to Largo Alinari.

By train
From S. Maria Novella railway station take the exit on the left side, croos the street and proceed on the right. Largo Alinari is the first street on the left and the Hotel Berna is located at only 2 minutes walking distance.

By airplane
From Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport take a taxi or the Volainbus shuttle service.

Distances from Hotel Berna

Palazzo degli Affari - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Museo Marino Marini - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Florence Design Academy - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Berna is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.9 km / 3.1 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.