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Hotel Domus Florentiae - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Via degli Avelli, 2 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 95 .00
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The Hotel Domus Florentiae boasts an excellent position in the heart of the Florence's historic center, just opposite the lovely church of Santa Maria Novella.

Only 110 yards (100 meters) away from the main railway station, the property is just a short walk from the Duomo, the major sights and museums, and the conference and exhibition center.

Housed in a prestigious 16th-century building, the hotel offers modern comforts in a refined setting and atmosphere. The outstanding service, together with the warm hospitality and the enviable location, make it an ideal destination for both business and leisure stays in the wonderful city of Florence.

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Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
Based on 327 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Breakfast could have been better. Very satisfied overall.

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Breakfast at Hotel Domus Florentiae

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Domus Florentiae

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room

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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 2 PM.

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.

  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

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.

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8.7

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8.5

Location

7.6

Quiet

8.1

Spacious

8.2

Service

Hotel Domus Florentiae reviews

6.8 Fair
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Singapore

Very good location. Nice building. Quite noisy at times.

7.9 Good
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

We chose this hotel mainly for its location, as we were only having one night in Florence before travelling into Tuscany. Hotel room and facilities very satisfactory, although breakfast a little lacking in choice.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Overall very good. Very difficult to get to by car. They should provide very detailed directions of how to get through the last few streets.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • South Korea

Everything was good, the distances from the train station and main city. And staffs were very kind. But we saw many ants in the bread box in the kitchen. Even one female staff sprayed an insecticied on the wall during breakfast. And at the last night, I got stung by some bugs and the skin began to swell. They were bed bugs. So I and my daughter kept them with an invisible cup which was offered for mouth-wash and told it at info-desk. (One of them has burst with my blood.) He called to the hotel manager and then the manager said "I know it's not because of mosquitoes, so it doesn't matter." seeing even the bugs. Actually, we thought he would say sorry. But he didn't say anything. How could he do so? He need to be taught responsibility as a manager.

7.9 Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The Hotel Domus Florentiae was well located in easy walking distance of all the main sites.The room was clean and comfortable, the breakfast was good and the coffee also,the staff were very helpful and welcoming. Our room faced onto the piazza in front of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella which was very noisy at night. I would suggest to them double glazing the windows on that side during any future renovations. other than that it was a very pleasant experience.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

Great location and easy to find. Room was excellent. Staff were very helpful too. Only downside is that because it is right next to the Santa Maria Novella dont expect a lie-in on a Sunday morning thanks to the church bells.

7.6 Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

very good position close to train station and town centrum. Breakfast offer only essential and in a too small room. Impossible to hang clothes in the bathroom,and to place in a handy position a sponge or the soap in the shower.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

staff very very gentle , very good thank you!!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Good position, easy walk from Firenze SMN rail station. Classic Florentine entrance, stylish reception and interior and fair size single room. Clean, everything works, plenty of hot water. Helpful staff. Good breakfast. Quite warm and stuffy in room so good to have door that opened onto a bare atrium for a bit of fresh air. Only complaints are my wish for a kettle in the room to make tea as and when I wished rather than having to go to the bar and sound of rushing water in pipes in the wall but didn't stop me sleeping. Can easily walk to all the sights. Felt safe and secure.

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

The room was not aired out, and it was quite noisy. The city tax had to be paid in cash.

7.6 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

Would be good if the hotel had a computer clients could use (even if chargeable) as person at the reception could not help us very precisely on train and bus times Other than that. Very clean hotel, large rooms, breakfast ok and great location, walking distance to all main sights.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

Nice machine capuccino on the breakfast, hotel staff were ok. Very good location for walking around, close to the attractions, restaurants, and next door on the train station, very handful . Poor internet signal on the mobile, but was possible to use on the laptop. The elevator was ok on arrival, was not working at departure, but was not a problem for us. Florence is outstanding at all.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great hotel. No real complaints except for the wifi. We had a very weak signal in our room and could only connect to wifi if we sat right near the door. Good breakfast, excellent location.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Singapore

Hotel is facing main church square, can be noisy till late at night and very early in morning as many travelers going to train station dragging thier luggages. Execellent breakfast area facing the scenic square.

1.3
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

It worth 60euro.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

The location of the hotel is really perfect for who wants visit the day as go out the night. Staff is kind and room are spacious and well-decorated. Breakfast could be better but it's enough cause there's both salt and sweet food.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The hotel was in a great location(on Santa Maria Novela square)and very close to city attrection(walking distance).The room was very cwas close to hotelomfortable and clean with great marble inside the bathroom.The only problem we had was a very bad ventilation odor from the bathroom(we faced it with a room-deodorant which the receptionist brought us).The staff was very friendly and helpful.Breakfast was good enough for an italian hotel with a great cappuccino!Parking was close to hotel and costs 26e daily,but with a great service,since they pick up your car and they bring it back in front of the hotel's door.Great renaissance designs in the interior hotel.Definitely,I would recommend it!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Overall an excellent stay. Great continental breakfast in the morning and very helpful staff. If I were to give any constructive criticism, it would be to get new mirrors for the main room and newer beds.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

We loved the hotel and we loved our stay - we thought breakfast was fantastic and the terrace a real bonus. The size of the room was larger than expected and the staff were wonderful and welcoming. We loved the hotel!! Maybe just the bed covers were lookinga little dowdy but otherise FAB!! Location brilliant!!

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

Great location, good rooms, friendly helpful staff.

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

bad surprise of course we've got a mail about a tax to be paid -in cash - Window gives over a very dark and tiny yard impossible to get the window full openned so little light in the bedroom. but a good point the breakfast is very hearty

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

great hotel. The rooms were huge and very comfortable and free computer access. The absolutely BEST location. The breakfast on the terrasse was really nice!! I would recommend this hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

Very nice hotel. 100 m from the railway and bus station. The view from our window was magnificent: Santa Maria Novella church and a quiet green square. Rather good breakfast, very nice people at the reception. Only one thing was not comfortable: in March it is rather cold in Florence and there is no central heating in the hotel, but condition works well, so you can make the temperature acceptable.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

It was my first trip to Florence, I really had a great experience on our staying at Dumas Florentine. The staffs are friendly. It's clean and a great value of stay. Location is great. It's close to everything within walking distance. I would stay here again. Thanks.

6.7 Fair
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

The hotel is conveniently located close to the railway station, beside the Church of Santa Maria Novella. You have to walk up a flight of steps to reach the reception, which may be a problem for some travellers. My room was large and clean, but it was pretty cold at night. Also the water from the shower was not very hot.

7.4 Good
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

The hotel is in a great location which makes it easy to walk to all the tourist sites. It is also really good value for money. The breakfast that is provided by the hotel is basic but good enough to start your day.

7.9 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Thailand

The hotel is very close to the train station, but not noisy at night. The surrounding area is nice. Breakfast is just fine but they serve since at 7.30 am, that's good thing for tourists who don't have much time.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malta

Very spacious rooms, very friendly staff, especially a female receptionist. Breakfast is not so wow, but its acceptable. Internet worked fine, very very central. It's my default choice if I ever return to Florence.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Denmark

Nice hotel...we came back again less than a week. Which mean nice hotel

7.2 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

Domus Florentiae is very well situated for the Santa Maria Novella train station, on the side of the very pleasant Piazza S.M Novella. However, it should be noted that there are two train stations serving Florence, and the through trains - e.g. Eurostar - use Stazione di Rifredi - which is much further out - a 10 minute taxi drive from the hotel. The hotel itself was very pleasant, with friendly staff, and our double room was good, reasonably spacious. But the room that our daughter and grandson shared was very small, and rather cold, with end to end single beds - not very good. Overall though, quite good, quiet situation, and reasonable price - for Florence !

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Great location. Good sized bedroom and bathroom. Request for non-smoking room was met however because night shift reception staff chain-smoked, we had to put a towel under our door to prevent the smoke entering our bedroom. Foyer always stunk of smoke each morning. Breakfast was relatively basic.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Africa

Excellent value for money. Great location. Easy access to all the attractions. World class service. I really enjoyed my stay.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

This hotel was perfect for a two night stay, great value, friendly staff, nothing was a problem, very easy to find from the SMN train station. We would definitely stay here again

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

Very nice hotel. My husband and I like it very much!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Perfect hotel in relation price/quality

7.6 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Fantastic location, close to the bus and train station and within walking distance of everything you would want to see in Florence. The room was fairly basic, but quiet and clean, although I had problems with the toilet. Breakfast was fairly modest, but it was nice to sit out on the terrace and eat in the sunshine. All in all an adequate hotel, but not one to rave about.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

A quaint hotel in a very convenient location only several minutes walk from the train station. Our bedroom window overlooked the square. It was quiet and handy for all attractions and there were bars and restaurants nearby. Lovely lounge area. Continental breakfast was plentiful. First time to Florence - would definitely stay again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This was the 1st time we have visited Florence and this hotel. Very nice hotel with the old world charm you expect when you visit old cities. Very close to everything walking distance from the hotel and the golden bridge is only 20min stroll away. we recomend a beautiful restaurant over the golden bridge called Golden View Open Bar for a very fine dineing experience. Take a trip out to "The Mall" an Hour's bus ride.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Bathroom is rather clean and spacious. Air-conditioning is somewhat lacking.

4.9 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We spent just one night in August (hot day). The welcoming was not very friendly. The air conditioning was not working and I opened the window but the room was still incredibly hot. Toilette was not flushing and shower has several problems. Only good thing was a good breakfast with nice view of surrondings.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Posizione ottima, a tre minuti a piedi dalla stazione e 5 minuti dal Duomo. Camere pulite e spaziose con ampia finestra. Migliorabile la colazione, magari con frutta fresca di stagione e con caffè espresso e non alla macchinetta tipo industriale.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This hotel made for a lovely stay in Florence. We stayed in a beautifully presented room, with lovely, high ceilings and hardwood floorboards and the bathroom was spotless Manuela at reception was always so pleasant and smiling. She helped us book tours and was always so helpful. We would definitely stay at Domus Florientae again and recommend it to family and friends.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Very centrally located and easy to find close to the Santa Maria Novella station, and the beautiful church is your closest neighbour. Nice, relativaly spatious single room with a large bathroom; charming old style which fits so well with the impression of Florence. You can have your breakfast on an outdoor terrace, which I liked. Overall an excellent choice for a stay in Florence; it is great value for money. In general I would recommend this hotel to anybody.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Clean and quiet room, excellent position (5 minutes by food from Main station, 3 minutes to the center). Breakfast is so so. Quality vs. Price is excellent!

6.1 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

A lot of mosquitoes, and the air-con was not working on that day. They did give us a 5Euro discount off our 80Euro price. The male reception staff in the evening shift was not helpful at lot; he should learn from his other much friendlier colleagues/ family members (this is a family run hotel i guess) to improve his communication and service skills. Location was great, truly within close walking distance from the Train station if you have heavy luggages.

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

Located very close to train station, extremely convenient. Our room was over the front walkway and there was pedestrian noise, but not a problem. Staff was very helpful with tour info, restaurants, etc. Lots of good restaurants located off of Santa Novella Plaza - check Rick Steve's book. Definitely would return and recommend to others.

5.2 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

Our first time to Italy. Florence is the second stop. The location of the hotel is good (actually, Florence is very small and within walking distance; i believe most hotels got good location). Compare to the one we have in Rome, Hotel Domus Florentiae is not as value for money. It priced 3-star but with 2-star quality. We were given a room levelled with the public area. When we opened the window in the bathroom, you will see immediately the public area right in front. Besides, the windows were broken. You couldn't close it properly. We told the receptionist; he said he couldn't do anything ('cos it was late - that was not around 8:00p- SIGH). Nothing happened for the following days. We gave up finally. Room was quiet as it faced the inside of the hotel - you won't bother to open your window 'cos one side faced directly into the hotel's public area (you can literally jump out and walk 2 steps over to the TV area!) and the other side opened to the window sill of another room - which you can also walk over within 2 steps. Bathroom ammenities is so-so, though it was spacious (unneccessarily). there isn't a hook in the bathroom for hanging towels/ clothes. The room itself is so-so. definitely not spacious. Our one large and one small suitcases have filled the entire room already. The only thing i consider ok is that the are wi-fi connected. free. but i'm sure you'll get it from most hotels. one other thing - it has elevator - which is convenient if you are travelling with heavy luggage. Breakfast also so-so. The "lobby" of the hotel is always dark - no light. You need to be careful if you got back at night. You will find yourself looking for the elevator in the dark...

7.9 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Netherlands

We were very pleased with the hotel and the surroundings. I like a small hotel and well furnished.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

beautiful hotel and gracious staff. a little noisy overlooking the street, but that was to be expected. we had a wonderful stay

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Very near train station; Adequate, filling breakfast.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

I came to Florence on a short visit to hear a pupil of mine sing at the Teatro Communale. We found the hotel to be everything that previous enthusiasts had reported - comfortable, staff very polite and helpful, breakfast quite enough - and the siting couldn't have been better. I will certainly return to this hotel on another visit.

6.7 Fair
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This would have been a great stay if the wifi had worked for me but it did not and I had to go to an Internet Cafe where the wifi worked perfectly.

7.2 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Didn't meet anyone. The area was noisy with buskers outside and pedestrian traffic going to the nearby train station at all hours - high heel shoes & suitcases being wheeled across cobblestone areas. Also delivery vans early in the morning.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

We chose this hotel for its closeness to the train station. It is central to all major attractions and we consider everything was in easy walking distance. Though we travelled in winter, we had the window open and the noise from the street was a bit loud during the night. Have no hesitation in recommending this hotel, especially if you want one near the station

6.5 Fair
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Singapore

The map and directions provided were not very helpful so I suggest you google map it beforehand. It's in a small street next to SMN, kinda dark with steps leading up the hotel so be prepared. A big old mirror in the room was kinda dirty but the cupboard and safe was really cool! Hotel staff were semi-friendly and only speak when spoken to. Place is conveniently located and they have a terrace where you can have breakfast which is pretty sweet.

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

We stayed very well

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Excellent location. Friendly staff. Would definitely stay here again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

I chose the hotel for its location and price, within walking distance from the train station and everything else. But once there Wow beautiful spacious rooms, friendly staff, great breakfast. Loved it this a 5 star in American standards

7.5 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

The young lady at the reception is certainly very helpful.

7.0 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

This is a reasonably price, for Florece, hotel that is clean and friendly. The location is excellent - opposite St Maria Novella Cathedral and a short walk to the Duomo. It is a few minutes walk to both the bus station and railway station which is extremely handy. It is in a no-car street so if you have a lot of luggage you may struggle, though it is not far to go. Lots of cafes in the street alongside the hotel. I would use it again but the room I had was very small though it had all I needed and suited me OK. Good value for Florence. Don't miss the opportunity to go into the St. Maria Novella Cathedral.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malta

This was our first time in Florence and the city is beautiful and I would recommend it to anyone. The position of the hotel is very good as it is just around 5 minutes walk from the Cathedral and the historical centre of Florence. The Hotel is vry convenient being just few minutes walk from the train station and exactly in Piazza Sta Maria Novella. Restaurants are very easy to come about and the food offered is very good in the ones we had been too. Prices tend to vary very much and one must be on the look out for a service charge that is not always specified on the menu. The hotel was very clean and breakfast was good although not abundant. At times, there is noise heard from the outside of the hotel. WSe enjoyed our stay at the Domus Florentiae and would recommend it as value for money and return any time.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Florence museum(statue of David ),leonardo da vinci museum , ponte vecchio bridge all within easy walking distance of the hotel.Loved the stay in Florence , Will happily return to florence and use this hotel again.

6.2 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

L'hôtel est facilement localisable. Il y a un ascenseur au rez-de-chaussée que nous n'avons découvert qu'en fin de séjour, sinon il y a une volée d'escaliers plutôt décourageante pour les moins valides. L'accueil multilingue n'est pas à la hauteur; les renseignements exploitables sont très limités. Nous avons connu des problèmes de chasse d'eau ainsi que de flexible de douche et de baignoire. L'air conditionné dans notre chambre fut bruyant et tout à fait inefficace. Le bruit sur la terrasse est insupportable. Il est impossible de dormir fenêtre ouverte. Le petit-déjeuner ( croissants, le beurre et le café) est fade, à la limite de l'acceptable. Y rester pour un très court séjour pourquoi pas mais avec une chambre qui donne exclusivement sur la piazza de Santa Novella. Le cadre de l'hôtel est cependant agréable... Nous y avons été dans le cadre de notre lune de miel, l'hôtel nous réservant en délicate attention une bouteille de vin à notre accueil. Merci.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Portugal

Nice hotel by the railway station, 5 min walking to the center. Well preserved old building and interior decoration.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malta

We stayed in the Double standard, the room was OK, we arrived late at night and the receptionist was very friendly and gave us a map and marked the sightseeing places were we could go. The only thing we were disappointed was that there was no hot water, so basically we couldn't shower. I don't know if it was our room or all the rooms as we didn't ask the receptionist as we were there for just one night. Ah yes also, for anyone who doesn't find the hotel (we searched for it and it was just in front of us...), the entrance is a normal door and inside there is the real entrance to the hotel. The number is a bit hidden (2), yet after sometime we found the hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

4 days very very good!!!!!

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Great value for money. Really good location - close to station and easy walking distance of everything. Staff really helpful and friendly. Breakfast a bit bland but can't fault anything else. Would recommend it to anyone and would certainly stay there again.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Wonderful quality considering price we paid for room, very close to train station and not at all difficult to find, as was indicated in some comments. Would definitely stay there again should i travel to Florence in future. A bit noisy during night as a baby was staying next door but no noise from the street, atleast in room we stayed in. We stayed 1 night. thumbs up!

6.4 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Latvia

The hotel is located at the pedestrian part of the city, so be careful about where to leave your car. The large parking places near the hotel have "hourly rate only" and are quite expensive. If you arrive by train, no problem, since the train station is quite near. The breakfast is OK and one can enjoy it outside, on a terrace. Even though we asked for a double room, got a twin one.

7.1 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I had a tiny single room which would have been fine for one night except for the pigeons that were very nearby and seemed to be noisily active most of the night. The shower was broken but not unusably so. Very convenient for the station and friendly staff.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Philippines

Very good location especially since we we're taking the train to Venice. However, it would have been nice to know that there was an on-going construction just a few meters from the hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

No in room WFI, directions given by Vebere sgould be written as follows..."coming out of Railway Station..follow left side of SMN wall, hotel is directly opposite wall, approximately half way down"

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

great location close to the train station. only complaint is the breakfast was so-so with no fresh coffee - only a machine - we love our italian coffee in the morning!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Perfect!

4.3 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very near the railway station. Double room facing the piazza and above a cafe, extremely noisy all the time including through the night. Avoid a room at the front at all costs. Adequate furniture, very modest breakfast. Over-priced for what it provides.

7.8 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Chile

It needs some work in the painting. Nice bed and good bathroom. well placed to visit the center

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Thailand

easy to findout and very good location that you can walk to the interesting point.this hotel is very quiet especialy at night some time i feel scared of being lonely.the terrace of coffee rome should be more decorate that we can use for breakfast.

7.3 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Good location within 5 minutes of railway station and excellent base for seeing all the sights on foot. First problem was that the lift wasn't working so we had to carry cases up the stairs then Venere booking quoted my christian name rather than surname so we nearly didn't get a room. Room was ok but quite cool and we couldn't get heating to work. Most heat came from the heated towel rail in the bathroom but this only came on in the evening. Walls of room quite thin and we could hear people in adjoining room, whereas there was little noise from pedestrian area outside. The room was very clean but quite dark. Breakfast was very good and (in the summer) you could take this onto the balcony adjoining the breakfast room.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Really lovely hotel - great location (2 mins from station and about 5 mins from main sights) and very friendly and obliging staff. Room was quite noisy at night if window was left open, but once closed could hardly hear anything from outside. Would definitely come back and stay again!

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Wonderful hotel, best for price, very nice people working there and so close to the train station!!! within walking distance of all attractions, I would recommend this hotel to all

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

very near to Train station(5 mins walk)we had heavy luggage so we tght it was accessable. some site seeing places are at walking diatance, so can save lotsa time.very ideal if have very short time to see many places or commuting to any other city...

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Ours was a quickie 3 day break. We flew Ryanair from Liverpool to Pisa. Terravision (what a confidence building name) coach to the rail station (70mins- 16 euros return), where the coach parks at the top of the ramp immediately in front of the station on the left looking at the station. Go down the walkway ramp towards the church. Cross the dual carriage way and turn right alongside the left of the church and you will see the hotel on the left. It had a HOTEL sign with flags below it and an illuminated “Domus Florentiae” neon sign. Reception is up a floor. We found the staff were great. Very helpful and extremely friendly. It took us about 3 minutes to walk the 150 metres to the bus. Our room was brilliant once we had mastered the toilet flush which appeared to have a mind of its own (or maybe it was us). The only thing we could find wrong was that a previous guest had broken one of the knobs on the multijet shower. However a quick word with the ever helpful reception and we were shown if we pushed the remaining spindle upwards we got a great hot shower. Breakfast was excellent with the usual cereals muesli orange juices and coffee/tea. There were also hot croissants, filled buns, yogurts and fruit. It was help yourself with a member of staff there to help if necessary. Excellent. Our room was at the front of the hotel behind the flags. Unfortunately the Italians have not yet mastered the art of talking at below 2000 decibels when wandering home at two o clock in the morning fortified by a few bottles of vino (just like the English). So if you are a very light sleeper like myself you may get disturbed a few times although double glazing is fitted. My wife snored away happily all night. The Dumo and the Bridges are no more than 5 minutes walk. The Academia is about 15 minutes dawdle along the river bank. There are lots of little restaurants where for about 25 euros you will get a half litre of house red, two pasta/pizza, sweats and coffee. A Great Hotel!

6.4 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

First time in this hotel.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

good location, close to the train station but at the same time in a quiet street

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

We find this hotel to be good value for money. It is near to Florence train station. Walking distance to the main sights, shops & tourist attractions. Best of all, it has a lift/elevator - even though it is small & slow - going to the 1st floor where they are located. Our superior-size room was pretty, clean & spacious, facing the alley next to the Church. We got twin beds joined as double bed & one single bed. The room can easily fit 3 people. The bathroom was clean and good size too. The simple continental breakfast was good, especially the yummy cafe latte in the mornings. The staffs were friendly and helpful.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

We highly recommend this hotel to other travelers! The price, room description, and location were all as advertised. The hotel is literally across the street from the train station which made it convenient for travel. It is also within a five minute's walk of the town center. We traveled with a 15 month-old. The hotel provided us with a cot in the room (plenty of floor space). We never heard a sound when the windows were closed even though the hotel is located along a busy road. The breakfast was more than adequate and they provided milk for our little one. One warning...we had a rental car and elected to park it in the train station underground lot. Do not do this for a long period of time (24 hrs) and expect it to be cheap. Our ticket was 115 euro! Coordinate with the hotel to park in their lot across the street. Other perks: there is an internet cafe next to the hotel's front entrance. They are very cheap (1 euro for 15 minutes). There is also a small restaraunt with take-away food - great for taking back to the room.

7.9 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

I stayed in a Single room, which was actually quite spacious. I had a king-single bed (3 quarters of a double bed). My room opened onto the very small central courtyard. I arrived very late on Sat night, so I was looking forward to a sleep in, but the bells from the Santa Maria church rang continuously for Sunday Mass. That was lovely for atmosphere, but not so great for sleep. The bathroom was very well appointed and again, spacious for a single room. The shower was great. The lift didn't work when I arrived, but the receptionist came down to meet me and carried up my large suitcase for me. The lift was working when I left the next day. Great location for the train station. Closer than it appeared on the map. All in all, the only thing I could fault was the price - I paid about 114Euros for the single room for the night.

7.6 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Excellent and serviceminded staff. Coffee in breakfast room was AWFUL. Made on instant coffee and hot water from the tap !!

7.7 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This is a lovely, well appointed hotel.The breakfastroom was charming and the breakfast was very good. the staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Our only criticism is that when we changed our plans and decided to stay two extra days,we had to change rooms to a smaller, less well appointed room.We wouldn't have minded except that we were charged the same amount for the smaller room. Two less important points: there are no bath mats and there is only one luggage rack in the double rooms.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

We stayed in a triple room for two nights in September. We were very happy with the room and the service we received. I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This hotel is great value. Very close to the main train station, and pretty easy to find. The staff was very nice, and the breakfast was decent. I will definitely consider staying here again.

3.7
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

A very disappointing hotel. Only a few rooms all on one floor of a converted building with no public space. Poor plumbing, tiny shower and a below average breakfast. Staff were very glum and not friendly or helpful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We had a wonderful stay here! The location was fabulous! Just steps away from the train station and walking distance to anywhere! It was perfect!!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Beautiful room with excellent architecture, furniture, bath. Only downside was that the A/C took forever to work, and it was warm outside, so we were very toasty. This was the only drawback, but a major one, and I would check it first thing if you were to stay here, and if it doesn't work request another room pronto. Location was excellent, close to tourist stops, shopping, and good food. Overall, would recommend, but would definitely recommend if the A/C situation was fixed.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

We've had a very nice stay and enjoyed the services quality and welcoming. The superior rooms are a little bit noisy except for n°101. Standard room are nice and quiet though.

7.5 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

At the beginning of the week, the breakfast was substantial, but dwindled through-out our stay, as if if they ran out of food from the first day, they just didn't replace that item. All else was fine.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

This is a very nice boutique style hotel which is very convenient to railway station and bus station for airport buses. Convenient also for San Lorenzo market and adjacent to S M Novella Church. Easy walking to all attractions. I would stay at this hotel again should I return to Florence. Staff very helpful.

7.4 Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Personal de atención al publico muy atentos y simpaticos. Excelente situación por tranquilidad de la zona y proximidad a todo el centro historico y comunicaciones (tren y buses)

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The Domus Florentiae is a nice and quiet hotel in a central location. It is within easy walking distance of all the main tourist sites and the railway station. It is clean and tastefully decorated and offers an efficient service.

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Domus Florentiae, offering 14 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 22-inch TVs with satellite channels. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes and direct-dial phones during their Santa Maria Novella visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and hair dryers. Rooms also include minibars and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Domus Florentiae

By car
From the south: take the Firenze Sud exit of the A1 highway and follow the indications to Firenze centro. Once you arrive at the traffic light at the end of Lungarno del Tempio, you will have to turn right. Drive towards piazza Beccaria, then along viale Antonio Gramsci and viale Giacomo Matteotti, until you reach piazza della Libertà. Turn into via Lorenzo il Magnifico, and at the first traffic light turn left into via Poliziano. Go straight down via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, which then becomes via Nazionale, until you reach largo Alinari. Turn left and drive until you reach piazza dell'Unità Italiana. The hotel is located only a few metres from piazza di Santa Maria Novella, on the left-hand side of via degli Avelli.
From the north: take the Firenze Nord exit of the A1 highway and follow the indications to Firenze centro. Once you reach the end of viale Francesco Redi, turn right and then left into via Guido Monaco. Drive to the end of via Guido Monaco, and turn left into via Fratelli Rosselli. After the tunnel going under the railway, follow the viali di Circonvallazione ringroad going around the Fortezza da Basso. Continue down viale Lavagnini. When you come to the first traffic light, turn right into via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and via Nazionale, and continue driving until you reach largo Alinari. Turn left and drive until you reach piazza dell'Unità Italiana. The hotel is located a few metres from piazza di Santa Maria Novella, on the left-hand side of the street.

By train
The Santa Maria Novella railway station is only 100 metres away. You can easily reach the hotel in a 5 minutes' walk: from piazza della Stazione square reach piazza dell'Unità Italiana. Take via degli Avelli, walking along the left side of Santa Maria Novella. The hotel is located on the left-hand side of the street.

By airplane
The Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport is approximately 8 km away. You can reach the hotel by taxi or by the Airport Shuttle bus which connects the airport with Santa Maria Novella railway station. The hotel is located only 100 metres away from piazza della Stazione square.

Distances from Hotel Domus Florentiae

Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Museo Marino Marini - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Rucellai - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Strozzi Palace - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Chiesa di Ognissanti - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Domus Florentiae is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5 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 kilometre.