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Hotel Centro - Florence

2 star Hotel Florence

Via Ginori 17 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 35.00
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Hotel Centro enjoys an easy-to-navigate location in the heart of Florence, in one of the city's most famous neighbourhoods, San Lorenzo, near the splendid Basilica, important museums and monuments, elegant shopping streets, and authentic Italian bistros.

Housed in a 15th-century building, this 2-star Florence hotel lies only 500 metres from the Santa Maria Novella station and less than a 5-minute stroll from the major sights of the city: the church of San Lorenzo with the Cappelle Medicee, the Duomo Cathedral, and the Galleria dell'Accademia.

This smoke-free hotel has been recently refurbished; the newly decorated rooms, together with a welcoming, multilingual staff, which includes a concierge, technology helpdesk, and room service, will ensure guests a pleasant stay in Florence.  
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Guest Rating 7.8 Good
Based on 116 hotel reviews © 2015 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Centro

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Centro

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Minimarket
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Valet service

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.

Check-in: between 2:30 PM and 11 PM.

Check-out: before 10 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 24 per day
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 25
  • Air conditioning fee: EUR 5 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 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 Centro is also known as

Hotel Centro
Centro Hotel Florence
Best Western Florence

8.3

Clean

8.5

Location

5.9

Quiet

6.5

Spacious

8.0

Service

Hotel Centro reviews

6.0 Fair
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

The best thing about the hotel was its location which is, as the name suggests, central. Furthermore, there is a convenience store next door, which was very useful. The room looked over the street and was quite noisy, one night I was even awoken by a group of inebriated Americans chanting in the street. Apart from this, the background noise of the street added to the atmosphere. The website claims the room has private external bathrooms, but ours was actually being used by other people, too. Incidentally, this worked in my favour one morning when I managed to blame a fearful odour on somebody else and to this day my wife knows none the better! The hotel breakfast is not very appetizing but does encourage one to try the other local eateries. The staff are friendly and helpful and there is a parking service for €24 for 24 hours - the hotel is not best accessed by car, although it can be managed.

7.9 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The hotel staff was excpetional. We stayed an extra two nights in Florence and they were very accomodating! The only minus is that it was in a pretty noisy area.

1.1
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Beware. This hotel advertises private bathrooms in the room. No! There is only a sink! The bath is down the hall! False avertising!! Staff was fairly friendly, but not very accomodating to a variety of requests. No extra towels. Towels are to used for 2 days - no exceptions.

2.6
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

I stayed 2 nights at Hotel Centro and it was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. It is not a hotel. It's very similar to a crappy hostel. The breakfast is very small and horrible. The shower does not have a tub. The shower head shoots water onto the ground of the bathroom floor near a drain in the middle of the bathroom. I've never seen something like this before. The bathroom is soaked after showering. There was no A/C and we could not open the windows, because the sewage smell from the streets made us want to puke. In the morning, the construction and the people going to work was so loud that we could not sleep. We paid 180euro per night, which was a huge rip off. Stay at Hotel Corona about 4 blocks away. It has A/C, the rooms are much larger, the bathroom is nice, and they have an awesome breakfast. Plus, the price was 160euro per night. Go figure.

7.0 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Sweden

The external Private bathroom wasn't private. Located within walking distance from SMN train station and also walking distance from anything else in central Firenze. The hotel is located one block from the dome were all sightseeing begins.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Japan

Room is slightly cold because Window can't be closed tightly but you can get blanket and can avoid the cold anyway. Breakast is good and we are really pleased to stay here. Nice hotel for price and location and service!

7.8 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Everything is European standard... meaning small. The room's clean and the reception is nice. Very close to all major attractions, walking distance.

7.5 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

as we get this room with a very low price it was good to stay in this place, except the quietness of the room because we were on street side,but for few days it 's ok.The hotel is very near of the whole main places to visit, it was very nice.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

There was a problem with our room the first night and we ended up with an extra bed in a single room which was cramped and had lot of street noise. However, as promised, we were moved to a double room with double glazing. This was spacious and modern. We were very happy. The location is also excellent - very central.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Hotel Centro was a fantastic place to stay. The staff were very accommodating as we were staying 3 nights and then going on to Pisa. However Pisa did not have our booking and Centro had our room available for the next 2 nights. The staff were very helpful, one lady in particular. The were many front desk staff, all were nice bar one old man who was a very very grumpy person. Overall though, the place is a fantastic hotel and close to everything.

6.9 Fair
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Overall, it was OK. The location is great. Not far from anything. My only problem was that I booked a double with a "private, external bathroom". But it turned out to be a shared, external bathroom. It was fine but not what I was expecting. Also, one of the employees was always "very busy" when we tried to ask a question.

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Mexico

Solo estuve 2 noches y creo que el precio que se encuentra en esta pagina es mucho mas barato que el precio real del hotel, por otro lado esta super bien ubicado.... Yo regreso.

6.9 Fair
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This place is good if you want to travel inexpensively, but the noise level was pretty bad in the early morning hours. The other thing was that if you decide stay there during the cold months, be aware that they turn off the heat in the ealy morning. It can get a little uncomfortable to sleep in the cold. The people that run the place are nice and try to make you feel at home. It was good if you don't mind noise or being cold.

7.6 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

THe hotel is very near to the Duomo and within walking distance of most sites and the station. The location is as per the map, however it is quite easy to miss it as the sign is not obvious. The room we stayed in was small, but it was one of the rooms with an outside bathroom. This was not a problem, as we were the only ones who used it. Overall it was a good experience and I would recommend the hotel for someone on a budget.

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

The hotel is in a central aerea of Rome, perfect for all sightseeing activities. I booked a single room which was really small, but ok. The good thing was that the room was quiet, as it was not on the street-side of the hotel. I should have said that I wanted a non-smoking room, because the smell in my room was really bad.

7.2 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Except the initial check-in process things were okay. The staff at the time of check-in didn't mention anything about the private bathroom. Due to this we used the bathroom through our stay constantly with the thought that somebody else might/want to use the bathroom.

6.6 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Our room was on the street and it was very noisy. I had to use earplugs in order to mute the moped races and other traffic. Smoking was allowed in the hallways, which made it quite unpleasant when others smoked outside of our room. We did enjoy the location of the hotel in relation to San Lorenzo Market and the Trattoria Guelfa was excellent for modestly-priced, tasty dinners.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The location of Hotel Centro is excellent, within easy walking distance of many major attractions. The rooms and facilities are acceptable, clean and well maintained. However, the proprietors are not particularly friendly, and often seemed a little put-out with having to help.

4.5 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

Overall, Hotel Centro is true to its name. Centrally located in the heart of Florence... so much so, that you may as well just set your bed up on the sidewalk and save your money. It's very loud and I slept only because I was truly exhausted. The service is not exactly gracious. The blond woman at the front yells on the phone all day without taking into consideration that guests are in the vicinity. Asking her for help is like asking for permission to pull out one of her teeth. The brunette woman has more awareness of service and kindness as does the waiter at the breakfast room... Not the most relaxing place... Stressful people in a stressful city... However, thankfully, I didn't pay much. 37.50 euros a night.

4.4 Ordinary
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Rooms were way too loud, and it was almost impossible to drive to the hotel with the map and directions provided. There are plenty of hotels in the center of Florence that are inexpensive and much better apportioned and located. I wouldn't stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Absolutely fantastic. Best place we stayed in Italy. Very very close to the centre, 5 minutes from the Cathedral (Duomo) and within walking distance of *everything*. The hotel was lovely, we had a balcony overlooking the courtroom garden. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast a good start to the day. Very professional and amazing value for money - by far the best value. Will definitely recommend to friends and family and when we come back to Florence stay here! Thanks so much.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

hotel muy céntrico justo al lado del mercado central y la basilica de San Lorenzo. Puedes ir caminando a casi todos puntos de interés de la ciudad, también tienes muchos autobuses proximos y el centro de información turistica la tienes en la calle de al lado del hotel. Las habitaciones son aceptables, y el servicio de recepción esta las 24h. buena calidad-precio.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The hotel is in a perfect location. You can walk to many attractions. There is also a very cheap mexican bar across the street from the hotel. It has great happy hour prices.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Mexico

This hotel is sensationally located next to the Duomo of Florence. The room is not quite spacious, but it is nice, clean and decent. We asked for a private bathroom which was ours but outside of our room, in the corridor (we had a key for the bathroom).

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The hotel was vey clean, Great location, and a great value for your money, not all the rooms have airconditiong, but the celing fan in my room worked great. I would definetly recommend this hotel, I had a great visit in Florence.

7.1 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The Centro Hotel is centrally located, which is great. The staff is (by in large) quite nice and helpful, and the breakfast was very good, with excellent espresso/etc. provided gratis. (Very nice touch). There were, however, a couple hiccups.... We chose this place because they accepted VISA for payment, however they tried lying to us (one manager said the credit card machine was broken, which turned out not to be the case AT ALL) to get us to pay cash. The result was that I had to argue with the night manager for 20' to put the room charges (and phone) on the VISA. They even wanted to take my last bit of cash to pay for phone calls (again, instead of adding $6.75 to the room charges!). This was beyond frustrating, and was completely ridiculous. This one incident ruined the stay at this hotel. I would recommend nailing down in your correspondence if you intend to pay via credit card.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Very nice staff, very clean rooms and bathrooms, and extremely convenient when traveling to Florence via train; it's prob a 5 -- 10 minute walk from the train station. Two probs: the rooms are right on top of the noisy street, so be prepared to experience some noise at night if you get a room facing the street. But, for the price, you can deal with it. Also, be prepared for the song and dance they give when you're trying to pay with a credit card...the proprietor was bouncing around with this story like one of snow white's seven dwarves. They want cash and cash only...for some reason every single place i dealt with in italy only wants cash, so be prepared. but overall, when comparing what i paid and how nice the staff were and clean the rooms (and especially the bathrooms) were, i would highly recommend this place. i would certainly stay there again.

7.5 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Having stayed at the Centro before i was pleased to return. The room was clean and of good size. there were a couple of negative points - the mangement kept turning the air conditioning off during the day (guessing that no one would be in their rooms) and at night 'because its not needed'!! Secondly we were told the day before we checked out that we would need to pay cash as the credit card validation machines line was down and wouldn't be repaired until after the weekend (we were checking out on a Sunday). After a anxious night we went to checkout and to explain we hadn't got the cash, only to be told that we could pay by credit card anyway! Made us wonder what was going on. Otherwise a good hotel in a good location, and i'd be prepared to stay there again.

7.7 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Everything is ok except it's a little bit noisy outside at night.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The staff was really helpful and pleasant. Breakfast was very good. The room in front was a little noisy, but that's Italy in high season! The shower was the best I had in Italy.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Really good value for central Florence, especially as a single traveller, and with a decent breakfast included. Very convenient for all the sights. Slight problem that the street outside was fairly noisy at night - and there wasn't the promised hairdryer in the room! On checkout I paid cash, but wasn't given a receipt, which always worries me when I've given my credit card number to guarantee a booking - in case I get charged on that, too.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

We enjoyed our stay in Hotel Centro in Florence very much and we'll come back for sure.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

I had been at Centro a few years ago and have tried to book it every time I have been to Florence since. The location is great, the rooms & bathrooms are always clean and the environment has plenty of character. The area is noisy at night (people returning from a late night out and nearby market starting before dawn), but not much they can do about it.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

I recommend Hotel Centro for every traveller, it was clean and in a perfect location. close to the main street but still in a quiet area. It was very clean and the staff was helpful and courteous. Breakfast was great as well and the size of the room was better than expected. I don't recommend staying in a room with no air in the summer though. We didn't realize that the air they meant was a ceiling fan and at times it was a bit warm. Other than that it was nice and cozy. Great for the price as well....

6.9 Fair
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

My boyfriend and I stayed in room 107 for a single night in a double room with ensuite bathroom. It was a cozy room but the ceilings were very high so it was very comfortable. The room, sheets, towels, and bathroom were very clean which was the most important to us. The pillows were nice and fluffy too! The breakfast was really good. We had yoghurt, croissants, toast, juice, coffee/tea, cheese, and even fruit(which is hard to come by in Europe). The location was perfect, just 5 minutes to the Duomo (city center). The room is right on the stree so it can be noisy with the cars and people, but we were able to sleep fine at night. Just to warn you about the bathroom, don't be shocked that the shower is on the same level as the rest of the bathroom and you pretty much just pull a curtain around the corner. The water amazingly stayed inside the space since I guess the floor is slanted downwards and the shower head is right above the drain. But the water pressure was good so it was all together not a bad set up. Apparently showers are commonly designed this way in Europe. One more thing was that they had told us check in was noon but when we got there, they told us the room wouldnt' be ready until 1pm. It was ok though since we just left our bags with the hotel and started sightseeing. Overall, we were happy with our stay and would stay again with Hotel Centro.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Clean room (with balcony) and (remodeled) bathroom; friendly staff; good cafe` and breakfast; walking distance from train station; no curfew.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

I would book this hotel every time again. The hotel is next to the public areas and the price is o.k.

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The room was very clean and the staff for the most part did not speak much English, but went out of there way to be helpful. Maps were provided and breakfast was very good. The coffee was especially tasty and even though we didn't require the service, they will make various coffee drinks and provide wine if requested. There are lifts to the room which was nice as well. Over all very good value for the reduced price we paid (80eu/night). Only real down fall was the noise from the streets and people out and about. Closing the window helps and I'm sure this is a common situation in any establishment so close to all the major sites. We were also allowed to check out and keep our bags at the hotel for the remainder of the day.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

It was a good hotel and very central in florence. The room was nice as was the bathroom and the staff very friendly. For the price that we paid by booking through venere.com, which was less than half the normal price for the room it was great value for money and well worth the 59e a night. The normal price for the room that we booked was 140e and probably a bit pricey for what you actually get.

7.8 Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Australia

Great location close to all sites. Consequently, very noisy with people travelling to and from the city centre at all times. Would recommend silocone ear plugs which, I purchased from a nearby pharmacy for about 4 Euro. Good Breakfast - great coffee. Some staff members spoke good English, whilst others did not. Overall would recommend this hotel.

7.8 Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

Centered location. Very welcoming atmosphere, nice breakfast (besides the coffee :) Clean rooms and price as quoted.

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

We were relieved to find the twin beds that we requested in the double room that we booked. We are budget travellers but realised that paying a little bit more got us a whole lot more. No complaints about rooms and location was great - there were lovely little shops on the short walk down to the duomo. Breakfast was served by smiling, friendly hosts and would definitely stay here again.

6.8 Fair
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

Florenz is a beautiful city and the hotel is good situated.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

Our stay at Centro was great. If you are visiting from the US and never stayed in a European hotel, dont expect a US size hotel room. The room was more than enough for our needs and very clean. In addition, the staff was great. My friend was sick on our day of check out and they let her stay well after the checkout out time and were extremely helpful. As for location, all of the site seeing was in walking distance from the Centro. Without reservation, I highly recommend this place if your plans are siteseeing in Florence.

7.4 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

Good relationship between price/quality. The room was on street noisy. That's the only convenient.

7.8 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Canada

The staff were terrific and the little "Breakfast" Room was a wonderful surprise. Best Breaksfast I have ever had in this price category. The location is great for seeing Firenze on foot.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Very nice hotel in the middle of Florence. Walking distance to all of the sights. Consider saving a few dollars and get the external private bath. You're the only one that has a key to it and the room and bathroom are modern.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Breakfast is included in price, which was not described in your website. A good surprise

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

Nice Hotel. Very good price/quality. Pretty close to the center of firenze. Only problem i had, was that i booked 3 nights with venere.com, but when i came to the hotel they told me i could only stay for 2 nights.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

This was a very nice, clean hotel located near the outdoor markets. There was a lift and a hairdryer which were two important factors for me. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was decent with croissant, peaches, cereal, and yogurt. It was the nicest 2 star that I have stayed at. I would definitely stay here again as it was in a good location-not too far from the train station and near the duomo.

6.7 Fair
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

Although I booked a double-room we got a single room with a king-size-bed. This was the only this which disturbs us. Staff was really friendly and helpfully - gave us a road map for finding the garage. I missed the remark that it is bearly possible to find a free parking place within the centre. We had to pay for the garage 22 Euro/day (an this was one of the cheapest in the surrounding!). This was really a bad surprise! Otherwise, if we come again we will go there by train. The small street is loud in the morning because the market (mercato san lorenzo which is nearest) opens very early and the people are passing with their handcarts. Breakfast was okay.

7.6 Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

I enjoyed my time spent here. The room was very small and we did not have a bathroom, but for the price we paid it was nice. We were facing the street so it was kinda loud, but they went out of their way to make our stay nice.

6.7 Fair
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

My boyfriend and i chose a room with an external bathroom to save on some money. The bathroom was just a few steps away from our room and we could always get in there whenever we needed to, and importantly it was clean. I was a bit disappointed with the size of our actual room though. It looked like it was perhaps once a bathroom or something and converted into a room. But it was always clean - very practical and functional as opposed to cosy. The breakfast was fine - cereal and bread or croissant (not so good if you have a hangover). Good mexican bar nearly opposite the hotel that has a good happy hour 5.30 - 7.30 with half price beer and cocktails. Have the mojito !

6.7 Fair
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The rooms were very noisy, the tile hallways did nothing to mute the noise in the morning. There was no hot water - only lukewarm - at anytime of day or night. Breakfast was very nice.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This little hotel is in a great location, just a few blocks from the duomo. Our room was small, but clean and perfectly nice. For 90 euro a night, we thought the place was a good value. However, they wouldn't accept credit cards (I don't know if it was a temporary problem, or if they never do. This site says they take cards).

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Lovely accomodation, good for a base to explore Florence, very central.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

The facilities, especially the en suite bathroom, were better than we expected. The bed was comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. The only thing wrong (which wasn't within the control of the hotel staff) was the very noisy little street right outside our window. We would stay here again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We only spent one night at this hotel and the accommodations were very comfortable. The showerstall was small, the continental breakfast adequate. A complementary bottle of wine was in the room as was promised for internet registration. The only negative item was the attitude of the staff person on our arrival. She appeared to be more concerned with her work than giving us full attention. After we stood there for return of our passports, she said they would be returned in an hour. We had a difficult time finding the elevator. We had mistaken it for a linen closet as there were bundles of towels on the floor of the elevator. We went back to her for help. She came over and showed us, never offering any explanation or making any remarks to make us feel comfortable. We felt like we "should have known" this was the elevator. This same staff person, however, did give us a city map and directions on how to get to the train station. We do not consider this staff person's attitude to speak for the entire hotel as we did encounter a very accommodating housekeeper who answered our questions. We would stay at this hotel again.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

I really recommend this hotel. The location is perfect. The staff is really helpfull. I was looking for a restaurant recommended by a friend. Unfortunatelly, the street AND the name were not correct. The porter did his best to find the restaurant, which he finally found !! Unfortunatelly the room was not air conditionned.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • France

very good price/quality and very well localised

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Friendly, clean central hotel. Tricky to access by car and sometimes noisy from outside (not the fault of the hotel)

4.5 Ordinary
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Although well aware this was only two star and without airconditioning, getting stuck in the lift on arrival and spending the entire night without sleep did not assist our enjoyment of ou stay in florence.The roomwas ver spaciouus but if the windows were open there was 24 hr road and building works, and if they were closed you suffocated!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

EXCELLLLLLENT !!!!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This is a two star hotel, which seemed like a nice three star hotel to us. The rooms were spacious, and the bathroom nice. The location is perfect, only a couple blocks from the duomo! It is enough off the main tourist paths that it's quiet and there are reasonably priced restaurants in the area. Contrary to the map on the site, we would recommend not driving here, there is no place to park, or to stop and unload bags, as it is a mostly pedestrian street. Overall, very good value!

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Belgium

Nice little hotel. Well situated in the city of Florence. There is the air conditionning in the rooms !!! Recommended.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We have nothing but good things to say about our stay at Centro. Our room was newly renovated, not just clean but nice. The hotel had the feeling of a bed and breakfast run by people who really care about their property and your stay.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Warm, friendly welcome. English spoken. Lovely clean bedroom and bathroom. Good breakfast.

7.8 Good
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Hong Kong SAR, PRC

Very Good hotel. if I go to there again, I book it.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

An extremely well located hotel, and reasonaly priced by comparison to others of the same standard in Florence. Our decision to forego an en-suite bathroom made a significant difference in price with little inconvenience, as the bathroom was directly opposite the room, and for our use exclusively. Breakfast was more than adequate, and the hotel was quiet and nicely decorated. Our room was quite small, but that too was reflected in the price. All in all we felt very lucky to have found this hotel, as it was of a very good standard considering our low budget by Florence's standards.

7.0 Good
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The room was clean and spacious and the staff were friendly. I would have considered a longer stay if there was a reduced rate for this.

7.7 Good
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Poland

3.9
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

7.3 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

7.8 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Spain

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Romania

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Czech Republic

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8.7 Excellent
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Venezuela

7.5 Good
  • December 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • December 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.2 Fair
  • November 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

0.9
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

5.0 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.8 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 16-room Hotel Centro. LCD televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the San Lorenzo area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes. Bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and hair dryers.

Accommodation Services

  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Hotel Centro

By car
The hotel is easily reachable from the A1 highway: take the first exit to Firenze centro and then follow the indications to viali di Circonvallazione. Drive along the tree-lined avenues of the city centre until you reach piazza della Libertà. Turn on via Cavour and drive for three blocks to reach piazza San Marco. Turn right on via degli Arazzieri. Then turn left on the first street, in via San Gallo, which then becomes via de'Ginori: the hotel is on the right.

By train
You can reach the property either by taxi or on foot in a 15 minutes' walk: from piazza della Stazione take via de'Panzani. Walk down until the end of the street and then take via de'Cerretani. Turn left on Borgo San Lorenzo which then becomes via de'Ginori.

By airplane
You can reach the hotel by taxi or by the Airport Shuttle bus, which connects to Santa Maria Novella railway station, and then follow the above-said directions.

Distances from Hotel Centro

Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Academy of Fine Arts - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Academy Gallery - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Opificio delle Pietre Dure - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Marco Convent and Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Florence Design Academy - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
University of Florence - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Centro is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.2 km / 3.3 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 Centro

  • Valet service