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Hotel Colomba - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Via Cavour, 21 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 95 .00
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Hotel Colomba, one of the best choices for hotels in Florence offers modern comforts and traditional Tuscan hospitality in the heart of the historic center. Situated in an elegant Tuscan building dating back the 17th century, the Hotel Colomba is perfect for visiting all the major attractions and artistic highlights of Florence, such as Piazza del Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio.

Hotel Colomba is well-known in the city for its spacious guestrooms, much larger than the European standard. To make your stay even more enjoyable, public areas are air-conditioned and provided with free wireless Internet access; a succulent dinner is served in the warm atmosphere of the onsite restaurant and there's a relaxing bar lounge open 24 hours a day. Breakfast is served in a characteristic breakfast room decorated fresh flowers, terracotta floor and wood furnishings. The buffet, always abundant and vast in selection, changes with the seasons and always offers different specialties. Every morning guests will enjoy sweet and salty dishes, Italian coffees and fruit juices.

Guests of the hotel can also use the library and reading room and take advantage of the many books about art and history, as well as magazines and guides about Florence.
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Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
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Breakfast at Hotel Colomba

A free buffet breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Colomba

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Valet service

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  • 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 noon.

Check-out: before 11 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.

  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30.00 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 Colomba is also known as

Hotel Colomba
Colomba Hotel Florence

9.3

Clean

8.7

Location

8.6

Quiet

8.9

Spacious

9.3

Service

Hotel Colomba reviews

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great hotel located close to everything. A little hard to find the entrance (same entrance as Leonardo Museum). Food was great and staff was helpful.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

We had a very pleasant stay in this small hotel. 5 min walk from Santa Maria del Fiore. The room was clean and quiet. The hotel is on the second floor. The dark entrance and staircase towards the hotel is not very inviting. There is also an oldfashioned elevator for max three persons. The hotel itself however is very pleasant, clean and cosy. Breakfast not too much choice, but tasty and good quality. Personel was very friendly and helpful.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

Near the most interesting places of Florence (Duomo, train station etc). A quiet place and a very kind reception.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Good location, nice staff, the breakfast was good too. Would stay here again

7.7 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

The room was very spacious. But the bathroom was tiny. I had to enter sideways, or else would bang against the door or the basin. The lift was really tiny and only fit 3 persons. On the good side, the staff offered some nice touches. When housekeeping, the staff noticed that I was drinking our of a bottle as I had left a half finished bottle of mineral water. She left some disposal cups for me.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

If you are looking for a reasonably priced, family run hotel look no further. The Colomba is ideally located for all of Florence's attractions, literally a couple of minutes from the Duomo. The rooms are quiet, spacious and spotlessly clean. The owners and staff go out of their way to be helpful and are so friendly. They also serve an excellent and healthy breakfast topped off with a fresh coffee of your choice. We will certainly stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Hotel Colomba was the perfect location for vacationing in Florence. It is an easy 15 minute walk to/from the train station and is a 5 minute walk from the Duomo. The room was very big, the A/C worked perfectly, the shower was small but the water pressure more than made up for it. The breakfast consisted of fruit, pastries, hard boiled eggs, breads and meats with several juices and cappuccino, if you wanted it. Finding the hotel was easy after reading some reviews. It's located at the entrance to the DaVinci Museum. It's on the second floor. You can't beat the price for this hotel when you take into account the location, breakfast and size of the room. I would definitely stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

We stayed 4 nights at this excellent family-run hotel. The loc was great, less than 5 mins walk to the tourist sights, and to the train station, S.M.Novella. I wished we had stayed longer at Florence, as we really had a great time at the hotel. Our room was huge and very clean. The staff is friendly and speaks great English. The next time we are in Florence, this is the only hotel we will stay in!

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

The greatest staff I've ever found, Excellent situation. Perfect.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

location excellent,staff best,breakfast great,comfortable rooms excellent value

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The owners are very very warm

7.4 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Bueno: habitación muy grande, muy bien situado en el centro y todo cerca, limpio, buena atención del personal. Malo: la habitación que nos tocó (numero 2) estaba muy cerca de recepción y se escuchaban muchos ruidos. El baño es tan pequeño que agobia y las toallas parecen de papel. Olia a tabaco (no se de donde entraría el olor pero era asqueroso) y teniamos que abrir la ventana para ventilar. En general aceptable pero si tuviera que volver, buscaría algo mejor (no repetiria)

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

I really enjoyed my stay at the Colomba. It was close enough to my favourite sights in Florence but yet off the beaten path so it was quiet. The especially liked family like atmosphere including the staff's friendliness (most of whom were part of the family running the place and they spoke very good English), the breakfast area which encouraged the meeting with other guests, the computer available for internet. Overall a great experience

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Within our first visit of Italy, we spent four days in this Florence hotel where we enjoyed very much the warm welcoming of the owners,the spacioussness and cleanliness of the room, the fantastic service provided, excellent coffee and variety of fresh food for breakfast. Thank you Rosanna, your husband and your son for everything. You're the best !

7.3 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Excellent location near the heart of Florence. Close to the railway station and to the main attractions. Family run hotel with friendly staff.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The service was amazing. The entire staff was helpful and they went out of their way to help. The room was huge, the breakfast was adequate and plentiful. The elevator was a pain, only fits 2 people and the stairs were a pain, but I was expecting this. Location was amazing: 2 blocks to the Dumo and San Lorenzo Market, about a 10 minuite walk to the train station.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Rosanne was sooo helpful! In fact all the employees were incredible hospitable. The hotel is in a great location once you realize how close you are to the Duomo. The cappucinos/breakfast was amazing! Thanks so much!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

incredible hotel, close to everything. wonderfull family run hotel and accomodated all my needs. i felt totally safe and comfortable. for an american, the exterior was scary with only a sign on the wall showing it was on the 2nd floor. there was another hotel on the 3rd. ignore that, as i would go back again in a second.

7.3 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Denmark

Rooms are variable.... checked into a room where the noise from a restaurant below disturbed our sleep. We changed to a new one and were satisfied. One becomes more critical as the cost increases and for the high price we were charged in a fair period the quality of the room and wifi services should have been better. Nevertheless a well run little hotel.

7.9 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Hotel is very conveniently located to L'Accademia and Duomo. The couple running the hotel has a great attitude.

6.6 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Location was convenient, less than five minutes to the Duomo and reasonably close to the train station. Nothing special about the hotel or service, although it was certainly acceptable. Breakfast was better than most - decent quality and choice, and real cappuccino. We had a nice room which was easy to access.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

This hotel is in a fabulous location, very very close to the main city attractions. The room was clean and comfortable. Rosanna is the sweetest lady and super helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone! I will definitely be back!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We arrived earlier than official check-in time but were warmly greeted by staff and invited to have breakfast even after the hour for breakfast had passed. I had been sick from traveling and was offered tea for my stomach. Staff was very friendly, with a warm homey feeling. Our room was made ready early for us. Would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Florence, and we would surely stay there again if we visit Florence in the future.

7.5 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Rosanna was fantastic, very helpful and friendly. Rooms were understated and entrance of building was dreary but very clean, would definitely stay there again. Breakfast was good as far as the European breakfasts go. Cappuccino was excellent. The lift was extremely helpful since I was traveling with my Mother.

6.6 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Colomba was a fine hotel. Nice breakfast, good location (near duomo). Not particularly romantic or cushy or anything, but works well as a base for sight seeing.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

EXCEPTIONALLY FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE OWNER, ROOMS WERE VERY CLEAN AND BEDS COMFORTABLE. THIS IS A GREAT LOCATION FOR WALKING ANYWHERE IN FLORENCE AND FLORENCE IS CERTAINLY A CITY MADE FOR WALKING!

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very intelligent and helpful owner/operator. Wife absolutely fluent in English and husband marginally so. ONLY drawback was not located near Arno. Was within walking distance of railroad station with rolling luggage, however.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Staff were fantastically friendly, and the coffee in the mornings is superb. Room was very clean, had a nice view of the street, and was quite roomy. Water pressure in the shower is pretty weak though.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

There is not enough room to tell you how great this hotel and it's owner Rosanna are. The location was fantastic and so close to everything. Right in the heart of things and Rosanna is a complete dream of a hostess. She makes you feel at home and she seems to really care about her guests. She was a true joy to all of us. The hotel is on the 3rd floor of a building but that didn't bother us at all. I would definitely recommend you stay there anytime you are in Florence.

7.5 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hong Kong

The owner of the place was excellent and able to answer all our queries. She is very pleasant and helpful. The michaelangelo gallery in the entry downstairs.

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Difficult to find without a map from firenze, car park at 1 km and rather expensive ( 18€/ day).Despite that I will recommend.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I felt like a part of the family from the minute I arrived. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms are larger than any other I stayed in Italy, and much quieter. The location was an easy walk from the train station and all the major attractions in Florence. My husband and I rearranged our schedules to return for an extra night's stay before flying home. I look forward to returning in the future.

7.9 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel worked just fine for us.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The staff were welcoming and friendly. Room and facilities were excellent, simple and unfussy, but extremely comfortable. Hotel ideally located for sightseeing right in the centre of the city. All in all a fabulous stay and would certainly recommend to friends and family planning a visit to Florence.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Brazil

Excellent location; staff is very friendly and helpful. You have a feeling you're at home when you stay at this hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

Rosanna and Sabina were excellent and provided top notch service. They made us feel like we were in our own home. There were 6 of us travellng together and Rosanna/Sabina actually had a table for 6 set-up "outside" of the normal dining quarters that they allowed us to use each morning. The breakfasts were great and especially the homemade capuccino's that were always ready within one minute of our arrival. We had a very large bedroom and an adequate sized bathroom; both being very clean. The location was excellent to all of the main attractions and only a 10 minute walk to the main train and bus stations. There were many great restaurants; all within a short walking distance to the Hotel. You must try Za-Za's. Yes, I would definitely stay at the Columba upon our return to Florence. My only complaint was we had a very strong smoke odour in our room which was coming from around the corner (in the kitchen) from one of the staff. The only way to get rid of this continuous smell was to open the windows, however, this allowed in many mosquitos and the noise from the ductwork.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

great hotel. It's walkable to all the major tourist sites. Be sure to ask Rosanna for restaurant recommendations. The ones she provided were great. It's also just 1-2 blocks from the Accademia as well as the gelato bad - Carabe (better than Grom in my opinion)

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Japan

It was a small, family-run hotel. The room was rather spacious, clean and quiet although the shower corner was very, very small. The location of the hotel was so nice to visit various sight-seeing spots.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel staff was so nice and friendly, right after check in they knew our names for the rest of our stay. The rooms were very simple but very clean and we could not have asked for more. The location of this hotel was great it was literally a 5 minute walk from the Duomo, the david and the leather market. We loved it here and would definitely come back!

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This was a very nice hotel although we did not realize it was within a larger building and not directly on the street. Rosanna and her staff were excellent hosts and very helpful. The hotel was clean and safe.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location, near to the markets, Duomo, all the major attractions,also felt very safe in the area of the hotel.Staff spoke English very well, were allways available to help,very efficient and friendly.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Excellent location-close to everything. Our room was nicely sized; bathroom small, but there is too much to do in Florence to be in the room very much! Very nice to be in a small family owned & run establishment.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Room was big and comfortable. Bathroom was small in comparison. Breakfast was wonderful, eating room was set very nicely, and service was excellent. Staff were so helpful with sightseeing tips and helping us call for a cab and calling our car rental. We were very happy with our stay and would recommend for anyone wanting to stay in a pleasant environment but without all the fancy trimmings or price.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Cyprus

Small family-owned hotel. Good location within walking distance of everything. The staff of the hotel was very warm and polite. Breakfast was satisfactory. I would recommend it and if I ever go back to Florence I would certainly stay at Colomba again.

0.9
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

this is not a 3 stars hotel

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We had a spacious, clean room with a powerful air conditioner. The room was remarkably quiet for a hotel on a well-traveled street. The location is terrific. Breakfast was spartan but adequate. Overall, I would definitely stay here again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel was in a convenient location. The staff spoke English and were kind as well as helpful with directions and places to eat. Breakfast selection of foods was good. The room was huge and we appreciated a king size bed.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This was a great experience and a hotel that met our every need. Roseanne and her husband were welcoming hosts; Sabina, the "day" host was wonderful. The location was incredible -- Medici Palace at the end of the block; Academia just two blocks away; central market arround the corner. The majority of Florence was within walking distance. And we always had a nice, clean, large room to come home to at night. This is a perfect hotel in which to stay; there is no entertainment, room service or robes -- but Florence is at your doorstep; and that's what we were there to see. Will recommend it to all of our friends; and will return on our next visit! Thank you, Hotel Colomba!

7.2 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hong Kong

The hotel is just few blocks down the train station and 5 mins walk from the chruch. I chose Hotel Colomba because of the well-known hospitality of the owner Rosanna. She was kind enough to recommend some nice restaurants around the neighbourhood but when I asked for more adapters, (hotel has got only 2 I borrowed 1 and the other one was lent out) she said she didnt own an electrical appliance store. Apart from that, everything seemed fine. Breakfast wasnt surprising but adequate.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

This was such an enjoyable stay. Once we had got used to the small bathroom, all else compensated for it. My wife was exhibiting at the Biennale and the location of the hotel was excellent for both that and sightseeing, when we had time! The owners and staff were so friendly and helpful, we felt quite at home very quickly.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I just would like to thank Rosanna for her WONDERFUL hospitality! She was FANTASTIC! Florence was our favorite city and that is LARGLY in part to Rosanna. The Hotel could not have been MORE perfect, and the location was AWESOME! I WILL staty there again without a doubt! Thanks again! Wendy and Brian Gilbert

6.9 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a basic European hotel room, mattress was good, facility clean but pretty bare bones. The location was great and the owners were very helpful. However, I thought for the price, it would have been a little more upgraded.

7.5 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very helpful owners --great for English Speakers---best coffee in town to drink with a great breakfast---hotel really convenient for Duomo . Galleria and San Lorenzo food market which is a must!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This hotel is a gem for the price and location.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The service and quality of rooms at the Colomba was excellent. It was a little difficult to find the entrance at first but well worth finding. Rosana and her family and staff could not do enough for us. We only had to ask for something and it appeared. It was in an ideal position for visiting the sites and many are close enough to visit on foot. You do not need Tourist Information, just ask Rosana. We shall stay there again when we return to Firenze. A word of warning;do not have too much lunch if you have Tuscan food at dinner time!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Columba. It's in a great location near the Duomo and the Accademia museum. Also, the staff is really friendly and helpful. We will stay here again if we return to Florence.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Rosanna, the owner is an absolute delight. We got there on a sunday and there was some problem with our room. So she arranged for us to stay at a neighbor hotel for the night. She walked us there helping with the suitcases and transferred our suitcases the next day. The breakfast was delicious, her coffee to die for (very strong though) and she was very welcoming. She even arranged a booking to see the Academia. Overall, we absolutely loved the experience. The location is very central, maybe a 7 mins walk to the Duomo.

6.0 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

If we didn't feel that we were sleeping in the middle of a freeway, it would have been a wonderful hotel! The staff were very helpful, location was great, room was large, but couldn't sleep due to the noise level from traffic outside. There was also a lot of noise from other guests due to tile flooring in the common areas (suitcases with wheels rolling across tiles really echo).

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our room at Hotel Columba was closest to being at home/away from home. Great built-in storage areas and shelving. Modern bathroom. Wonderful, free internet access. Fabulous help from owners, specifically Rosanna, for directions/suggestions. Literally 2 blocks from major sites--fabulous location!! Very clean and best bed of our whole trip! Highly recommend!!

6.0 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I was disppointed that the room was off a common area where people were allowed to smoke. Having booked the room awhile ago, I would have liked one that was more easily accessible to the main lobby.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We stayed here for 3 nights, and were extremely impressed by the service, location and quality of the room. It was a terrific value at a time when the dollar was hitting record lows against the euro. Breakfast was quite delicious and the espresso was outstanding. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. As others have commented, they will make museum reservations for you, which is really a necessity to avoid long lines. Our room was right near the front desk, but it was very quiet. The AC worked very well, and the bathroom was bright and clean. Our room had two beds and was quite large. The location, within about a block and a half from the duomo, was superb. We would absolutely stay here again.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The Hotel Operator - Rosanna - was by far the most pleasant and helpful for all of our stays in Venice , Rome and Florence. The accomodation was good and clean , and the breakfasts were again the best we had in Italy. The other staff at Colomba were also very friendly and helpful. Hotel was well situated for all the places we planned to vist. If I planned to visit Florence again, I would happily choose to stay at Hotel Colomba . One very big bonus for us was that Rosanna had lived in Australia , so was helpful in our needs for finding our way around . She made our stay a real pleasure.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Excellent location close to major sites in Florence. Roseanna and family were wonderful and breakfasts were very good.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Good hotel in the centre of Florence. Clean and quiet. The only reservation is the size of the elevator, but this didn't really matter. Would definitely stay again

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

We were given a very warm welcome & somewhere to get changed as we'd arrived early in the day. When we did get into our rooms we were pleasantly suprised at how spacious the bedrooms were & though the en suites were on the small side they were lovely & clean & fine for us. Breakfast was great - selection of cereal, warm pastries, rolls, cold meats, cheese & boiled eggs with coffees made to individual order - didn't need lunch! We only had 2 nights & wished we'd stayed longer. Location was handy for all the main sights & within easy walking distance of the central market (San Lorenzo) area where we ate. What a great city!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Roseanne and her staff were most accomodating. Breakfast was fabulous with good selection and quality. Internet provided for free. Made many recommendations for places to visit and dine. Overall a joy to have stayed there

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Rossana the manager and owner is wonderful. The location is great very close to the Duomo.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

A great small hotel near all the major sights in Florence.We stayed six nights and didn't want to leave. Rosanna and her family were helpful and friendly. Be sure to ask for a room away from the main street (Via Cavour), ours was quiet as a tomb.

7.9 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Directly between the Duomo and the Accademia. Good location. Hotel staff was very friendly. Continental breakfast was nice. Free internet access !!! Lift to the Hotel (1st floor) was convenient. The bathrooms were a little on the small side, but who wants to spend their vacation in the bathrooms anyway.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Our group of 5 couples were all very happy with the cleanliness of the hotel and the helpfulness of the staff, particularly Roseanna who speaks excellent English. She kindly provided extra chairs and glasses for our pre-dinner drinks meeting on the terrace leading from the room of our silver wedding couple. The breakfast was excellent, with plenty of choice: cereals, fresh fruit, ham, cheeses, yoghurts, pastries, bread, jam, fruit juices and freshly served individual coffee and tea. Don't be put off by the entrance, which is a bit dark and up several flights of stairs, but well worth the exercise! The lift is small and the door would be too narrow for wheelchair access. The hotel is well situated, on a busy road about 5 minutes stroll from the cathedral and the central city attractions. The road noise is not too bad in view of the new double glazed windows and shutters which block the sound and the bedrooms are air conditioned which means the windows can be closed for a good night's sleep. All in all a very pleasant stay. Thanks to previous guests for accurate reviews, allowing us to book with some confidence. ACME FRIENDS

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

This is the first time we have stayed here and hopefully we will come back again. Our plans changed and we had to change our booking from a triple room to 2 double rooms at the last minute and when I rang this was not a problem, in fact nothing was a problem. We were close to everything in Florence - in fact everything is just a walk away in Florence and then to come back to the hotel where the people were so helpful was a delight.

7.9 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

Nice hotel. Staff could have been more friendly. Breakfast was good and the room was spacious. Bathroom was quite spacious.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Chile

las instalaciones son muy espaciosas, limpias y el hotel esta muy cerca de las principales atracciones de la ciudad. la atencion fue muy buena.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

This is a great clean little hotel a few minutes walk from the Duomo. Access to all the sites is great and the staff is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. It is by no means luxury, but it is clean and in a prime location with good solid rooms. Parking nearby is terrible, but they have an arrangement with a garage a few blocks away (which is rather expensive). I have no problem recommending staying here!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Hong Kong

The people who run this hotel are just great and really make you feel at home. The hotel, which is situated on the 2F (above an interesting museum about Leonardo de Vinci's inventions), is spacious and clean and offers free Internet connections. It is within a few minutes' walk of the Duomo and about ten minutes' walk from the Santa Maria Novella railway station.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Almost perfect quality/price. One owner speaks perfect (australian) English; her husband with an italian accent. Bed is very comfortable. Breakfast has OJ and PROTEIN, not just the 'cornetto'. Owners are very helpful. Only negative: hotel ONLY exists on the 3rd floor of a building, small elevator; a problem for handicapped people, or those with a ton of luggage. We would return in a snap.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

My husband had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Colomba during our very first visit to Florence. The hotel was very centrally located and very close to Duomo and The Accademia Gallery. We went on this wonderful Artviva One Day Tour of Florence and it was excellent! My husband and I fell in love with Florence. The owner of the hotel, Rosanna, was very helpful even willing to book in advance for us tickets for the Uffizi and the Accademia. Breakfast at the hotel, was by far the best. They have a wonderful spread to choose from. I really felt like we were living with a family for a short while, they were very attentive and warm. We will have lovely memories of Florence for years to come, and can't wait to go back!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel Columba is run by a very nice couple. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. The location can not be beat (5 minute walk from Duomo, museums and restaurants ). In the morning we would go see some sites, have some lunch and in 5 minutes be back at the hotel for a rest. The only draw back is that there is only one very small and slow elevator so if you can't climb stairs you might be inconvenienced. If you drive into Florence the hotel can arrange for a parking garage to come to the hotel and pickup/deliver your car for 23 Euro per day. In Florence this is a wonderful option because streets are one way, narrow and parking spaces tight.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The owner/manager was SO helpful. She always had a smile and was willing to help with just about anything to make your stay more comfortable. We were only there from about 8:30 PM to noon the next day but we felt like we were family. It was a nice refreshing change coming from France.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

bathroom could have been slightly bigger, but a really excellent breakfast

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The owners were delightful people - we really enjoyed meeting them

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very helpful and welcoming at reception and during our stay. Very nice breakfast and great cappuccinos. Rooms are very nice and clean with good beds. Close to the Duomo and central market. Would defiantly return for another visit.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Extremely nice staff working there. The Junior suite was large and very clean. We were very close to the central market and most sites -- we walked everywhere with no problems. We had 2 kids and they both commented that they really like the place.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Fantastic location; friendly host; great breakfast (included with room), and spacious room (small bathroom) especially when compared with the closet we stayed in in Rome. this is a definite "come-backer".

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We were very satisfied with our stay and would stay there again. This hotel is probably most appropriate for a traveler who is not intending to spend a lot of time at the hotel itself.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

We had an excellent stay. The rooms are modern, clean and spacious. The staff are friendly and warm. Breakfast exceeded my expectations. The location is very near the city highlights. Would definitely stay here on our next visit to Florence.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Highly recommended. I don't usually give "10s" when rating anything. But, my stay at this hotel was most enjoyable. It was perfect for a small group of friends travelling. The staff is friendly, most helpful when recommending eateries, and available. I will stay here again on my next trip to Florence.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Staff is great. THey try to help in any way possible. EXCELLENT VALUE. Centrally located. The hotel is not easy to find because it is tucked away on the 3rd floor of a generic building that is NOT (to U.S. eyes) obviously a hotel building.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Accogliente e con personale davvero disponibile. Consigliato. A 2 passi dal duomo e da san lorenzo.

6.2 Fair
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel staff smokes.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Aside from having a hard time finding the hotel (outside COLOMBA sign is very small) we found the hotel to be very good. Rooms were very clean and spacious, breakfast was very good, Rosanna the owner extremely helpful,free internet very convenient (although closing it at 10;30 WAS TOO EARLY)Conveniently located to get everywhere. Parking was a downside. Because of our car we had to pay 30 euros per night to get a nearby parking. But over all a very good hotel, would definitely stay again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

This was a flying visit so Rosanna who runs this hotel was an absolute godsend. She is bilingual in English and Italian and the map she gives you is invaluable. The location of the hotel is brilliant - just far enough back to be quiet enough but five minutes stroll from the main attractions. Having said that a Medici Palace on the corner of the street does add a certain something! We found the room to be pleasantly adequate, clean and the beds were comfortable. What do you want on a quick trip? Breakfast was more than adequate and Rosanna could recommend good eating places for evening meals around and about. I would go back here and intend to do so in the near future.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel offers a great location, reasonable rates and basic accommodations (impeccably clean) that included a nice breakfast. Staff were very helpful! A bit on the noisy side, but only because the cleaning staff were up early!

7.7 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Location is good. Breakfast is good. Free internet is good. A bit pricey for very plain accomodations, but very clean. Owner, Rosanna, is not Italian (NZ?) and so speaks English, though we just didn't find her too overall friendly, though not in our business.

6.4 Fair
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

it is a good located hotel right in the center and are very warm to darte the welcome. and they serve a good and homemade breakfast to you

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The staff was very helpful with all of our requests. The small size of the hotel lends itself to great personalized service. The location is very convenient to everything we wanted to do and see.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The hotel's location was perfect. Close to the Duomo, Academia, and Central Market. Also, the hotel staff (runs by a family) were very nice and helpful. We loved their cappccino at the breakfast. Just for your info, we had troubles withdrawing cash from ATM in Florence since our ATM card did not have "Cirrus". Then, we ended up getting cash at Exchange place (there are a lot in town), we had to pay too much of fee there.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Excellent price for the location (2 blocks to the Duomo). Amentities and quality of room were basic (as depicted in photos). Room was very clean and newly available wireless access was a bonus. Staff very friendly and helpful. Definitely would stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Owner was wonderfully helpful, friendly and was a plus that she spoke English. She was very familiar with area, suggested good places to eat. Overall, a very good place to stay.

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Colomba, offering 14 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy satellite TV channels, first-run movies and pay movies. Business travelers visiting the San Lorenzo area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, rainfall showerheads and hair dryers. Minibars and complimentary bottled water are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Colomba

By car
The hotel is easily accessible by car. Coming from the highway, follow the signs to Firenze centro. From Piazza della Libertà, take via Cavour, where the hotel lies.

By train
From Santa Maria Novella railway station, walk, take a taxi, or take any bus in the Piazza San Marco direction.

By airplane
Florence airport is about 4 km from the hotel and easily reached by car, bus, or taxi.

Distances from Hotel Colomba

Academy of Fine Arts - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Academy Gallery - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Opificio delle Pietre Dure - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Marco Convent and Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santissima Annunziata Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
University of Florence - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Hospital of Innocents - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Florence Design Academy - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza del Duomo - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Colomba is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.3 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 kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Colomba

  • Valet service