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Hotel Genesio - Florence

2 star Hotel Florence

Via XXVII Aprile 9 - Florence

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Price starting from 67 .00
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Within walking distance of the Santa Maria Novella railway station, the Genesio hotel is located in the historic center of Florence, only a few steps from the most important museums and the major sights, such as Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, the Medici Chapels, and the Accademia, where Michelangelo's celebrated David is displayed.

Conference facilities are also easily accessible, as the property is situated near the Palazzo dei Congressi Convention Centre and the Fortezza da Basso Exhibition Centre.

The hotel welcomes guests with a warm and friendly atmosphere, offering modern services and comforts such as complimentary wireless Internet access and laundry facilities. Its central position makes it an ideal destination for both business and leisure stays in Florence.

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Guest Rating 7.5 Good
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I loved the location but the entrance had an awful smell. The hotel is on the 2nd...

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Breakfast at Hotel Genesio

A free buffet breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

Hotel Facilities at Genesio

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted

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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.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in business center: EUR 4.50 (for 60 minutes, rates may vary)

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.

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Genesio Hotel reviews

5.5 Ordinary
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

Hotel is in a good location and easy to get to from the train station. Service, however, was not so good. We had paid for breakfast, but were told none would be available at the time we needed to leave - despite that the breakfast room was set up when we left, cereals on the counter etc, and staff on duty around the clock. No suggestions made as to anywhere else to find breakfast, or offer of any refund. There is also no lift for luggage to the Hotel (2nd floor); and the ensuite was so cramped there was barely room to get past the sink to the shower or to the toilet past the bidet (and we're small people!). We were only there one night and were glad to move on the next day.

7.4 Good
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • it

too noisy but confortable and chip and in a good position.

7.3 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The walls are paper thin, meaning the noise from other floors and rooms can be substantial. The bathroom in my unit was roughly 3' wide by 12' long, meaning that a large person would be very cramped. Still, the location is fantastic, the breakfast is adequate, the front desk staff was very helpful and good, and the price was great. An excellent value from my perspective, although a person in need of a larger room and more quiet would feel otherwise.

6.2 Fair
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Finland

Genesio is quite near to the S. M. Novella station. surrounding is nice. But the rooms are congested. Hotel is on second floor and donot have lift. :( If you are with young children or with heavy laugauge or with adult family members then you have climb the stairs. Its good hotel for the young couple with the the stay of 1 or 2 days,

7.0 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

While I am dissatisfied with the overall qualities of this hotel, I have rated it highly in terms of value for money. When I booked this room, I should have known that the hotel is merely asking for 60 euros for a double room. Just imagine it is 30 euros per person and nothing could have come for a cheaper in a central location. But this obviously comes with a catch. The rooms are small and the washroom is even smaller. there is no lift. But the hotel is not to be blamed for that. It is offering you really cheap accommodation and a good breakfast. So if you want a comfortable stay then you can simply spend 20 more euros per night. but if you simply want a roof on your head and a private room to your self than this really is the ideal place. So i would recommend it highly for young couples and those on a low travel budget.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Afternoon check...great guy at front desk....evening and early a.m. worker made you feel like you were imposing on his time. No lift, but at least on the second floor.

5.8 Ordinary
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hong Kong

The map indicating the direction is not very clear. We missed the hotel when finding it along the street. There are only 4 or 5 tables for breakfast. It is easily filled and we need to wait for another round. The facilitates are quite old e.g. bathroom, tables, chairs.

3.6
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

The price did not match the quality I expected. The toilet was in the shower and in the evenings it was quite loud because the walls are thin and your packed in there like sardines. The welcome we received was not warm, and when we stepped into our room the "fresh" towels were thrown on the floor- as if they hadn't cleaned up from the last person who stayed in the room. When I asked the lady for fresh towels and told her the problem, she looked at me as if I was crazy and was surprised at my concern. We were interested in taking a wine tour through Tuscany, the hotel had the brochures, but do not expect them to dish out any helpful information, or any information at all. Last but not least, the toilet was in the shower. The location was pretty good and overall this was a good stay if you aren't expecting all the extra little accomodations of a hotel.

5.6 Ordinary
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

The rooms were very nice, but the room we had for the first night was at the front of the property and was very loud, but the hotel were very good and moved us to a quieter, bigger room for an extra charge of only 10euro per night, the rest of the time spent there was much better.

5.5 Ordinary
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Our room was very small and so was the bathroom. could not even sit straight on the toilet! It also overlooked the main street which was very noisy. Other rooms at the back of the hotel were much better for noise and space. The hotel was well situated for walking to the main tourist sites.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Well situated near the SMN station with most sites of interest within reasonable walking distance. We greatly enjoyed going via the Mercato Centrale and associated street market on most days of our stay. Breakfast was a little uninspired but plenty of it, and there were many suitable sandwich shops and trattorias near by. The bathroom was cramped but usable, and very clean. All in all an excellent place to stay, with very helpful staff.

3.9
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We endured our stay at this hotel. It was desperatley in need of a coat of paint and an update. The photos shown on website must be several years out of date the curtains, walls and ceiling in our room (14) were filthy. The only pluses were that the sheets were clean and the towels fluffy. Simon was very helpful and made our stay bearable. This is no reflection on Florence which we loved.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Singapore

We traveled with in family with kid. The room is very clean, and we got warm welcome from hotel staff, who also showed us how to go to the Mall. Breakfast is as described nice and rich selections. Overall we like this hotel and would recommend it to other travellers.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Service was very impressive, very attentive to our needs. We highly recommend this hotel for it's service, price & location to local attractions, laundry facilities, restaurants and train station.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The Hotelier Simione was the most helpful person we came into contact with in all of Italy. He was welcoming and accomodating. He gave us great tips for seeing the sights and he was such a pleasure to talk with, he made us feel at home. Simione MADE the stay for us at this hotel.

7.3 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Very friendly service. The staff offered many helpful suggestions for Florence and the surrounding area.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

it was really nice for 2 nights!

5.8 Ordinary
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

It's too expensive for this type hostel.poor breakfast.Can not use credit card to pay the accommodation.It's noisy but I still fall sleep because I was too tired.

7.9 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

Holidays Single room

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

A great place to call home for the 2 1/2 weeks I stayed there.

6.6 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

All the hostess we met during our stay were very nice and helpful.Especially the lady who comes in the morning (sorry I've forgotten her name).Breakfast was fantastic. While we were out they clean our room , did the beds nicely and changed the towels even on the first day. I was very impressed.Only bad thing was we had carry our bags upstairs because we coudn't use the lift.We went to see the Leanning Tower of Pisa , about one hour train ride from Florence. It was unbeleiveble. I would reccommond that to any body. A must see thing if you are in Florence area

7.8 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Estonia

I´ve never seen SO little bathroom as it was in Genesio, but - thank God for Florence and it´s people!

7.1 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Staff were very friendly and helpful. In general place is old and a bit shabby though clean - had nice thick new towels but holes in bedspread. Rooms small and stuffy-window nailed shut. Two flights up with no elevator. Help with luggage only if strong staff available. Breakfast limited- no fruit and prepackaged baked goods. Still a good place for someone on a tight budget. Good location for walking to sights.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I would have to say that i was impressed with this hotel. We had room #5 and it had a view of a garden which was very unexpected being your are in the middle of the city. The staff was very helpful.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

the hotel was very clean (firenze standard) the room was over the main road so abit noisy but the employees were really friendly and easy goeing

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

good location, friendly people. we enjoyed the stay very much.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I stayed there in low season, before all the Hotels, including Genesio, almost doubled their prices, so I got a good rate for the kind of place it was. Bear in mind if you are a single traveller they will put you into their tiniest room. The Staff are ok, hospitable enough just to keep you going don't expect any real friendliness, as such. When being smiled at, (naturally, I was genuinely happy to be in Florence!!) some of them just keep gazing back at you, in a rather indifferent and grumpy fashion..O))..It did not spoil my vacation but might leave one perplexed, as to whether your friendliness was perceived as a nuisance O))… Also, one rather grumpy gentlemen on the reception (oh, you will recognise him when you see him! O)) had a “wonderful” habit or serving breakfast tables in the breakfast room…wait for it! at 4 o’clock in the morning!! …Yes, I am sure! My room was just around the corner, and with walls being paper thin, I jumped out of bed thinking I didn’t hear my alarm, and it must had been breakfast time!!! but no-no, it’s alright, love, the man had simply decided to lay out the tables ready for breakfast ….he had to do it anyway, so why not as early as possible O)))) made me smile…again ! The maids were super friendly though. A Special note to an American tourist: beware! Their bathrooms are teeny-tiny! I am a British size 8 (US 4/6) and I had a trouble squeezing myself into the shower cabin, pass the basin – Yes it is THAT close to the opposite wall!! ...it made me smile, but I understand that anybody over the dress size of 12 would have to either jump over the hand-wash basin or, alternatively, crawl underneath it, in order to get into the shower! Once you negotiated your way in, plenty of hot water, toiletries, and white fluffy towels though! Florence is stunning, but seeing it after Rome, has some provincial feel to it, the two can not even be compared…well Rome IS THE winner – will always be!!

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

Good distance to our congress-center and walking distance from down-town for cheap money. Nice people working there, nice pub in the same area. A lot of small nice restaurants nearby. Be careful in the night, do not walk the dark streets alone!

5.4 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

The directions to the Hotel from the station were excellent however I believe that the 400 metres indicated were far from reality. Also, as a traveller with heavy suitcases and no lift access this was a major disappointment - carrying luggage up two flights of stairs.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

The staffs are kindness and profession. Also, I had borrowed the adapter convertor and hair dryer without any deposits.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Staff were very friendly, professional, and helpful. Good value for the price. European hotels generally do not have the size bathrooms we are accustomed to in the USA, so keep that in mind. Also, be sure to request a private bath when traveling in Europe as most hotels nowadays have a mix of private and shared baths. Hotel was clean and welcoming, in a safe area, and within walking distance of main attractions, shopping, and restaurants. Breakfast was a bit meager but was enough to get us going. Hotel is on the 3rd floor of its building and, for some reason, we were asked not to use the elevator, so there is a bit of walking involved with the luggage. Overall, we would stay here again.

5.8 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

very small bathroom, the room was not ready with 2 beds that we reqwested... the lift to the hotel is very small as well only one person can get inside.

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

My wife and I found these accommodations to be very well maintained. Breakfast was better than what is offered at other B and B places. Outside noise was a bit intrusive but the price and location outweighed that aspect.

6.6 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This hotel is a 10m walk from the station and fairly easy to find. Its up 2 flights of stairs and one of the reception staff was friendly and the other older fellow a bit grumpy. Breakfast was good but the rolls didn't arrive till one of the staff arrived for work 15m after breakfast started each day but it was charming and there was good coffee and other things to eat eg fruit tart. The room was small but clean and the bathroom funny.. very small with a basin, toilet and bidet with a shower over the three.. really it worked fairly well as they gave us about 16 clean fluffy white towels of various sizes so the room could be wiped over after the shower was used. The bed had a dip in the middle so my husband used some the towels under the mattress to pad it up to level. We loved being in Florance and although the bathroom was v v small and strange and the hotel up lots of stairs we forgave it all. There are small food shops around so you can by something to eat and have it in the local park. There are local markets and you can walk to most of the sights and catch a local bus when worn out. Loved the whole experience but a new bed would have helped.

7.7 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This was a great place to stay in Florence. The breakfast was good, the area was great, and the bed was comfortable. The only thing was that the shower head was directly above the toilet and there was a drain in the floor, so the whole bathroom got wet. It actually wasn't that bad though. The bathroom didn't smell great, but the room was awesome. One of the guys working there was pretty rude when we arrived, but another one was so nice and helpful that we forgot about the first guy.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very friendly and helpfull personal. Special thanks to Leonardo and Simone.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Great hotel! We had a family room (4 beds) and it was great. Very spacious and clean. Employees were helpful. The hotel had internet, which we used a lot. We could walk anywhere in the city and it's very close to the train station, which was nice. The breakfast was pretty typical European fare - breads, cheese, crackers, orange juice, coffee cake - much better than our hotel in Rome. We would definitely stay there again!

7.8 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

the hotel was fine. close to the train station (ten minutes). not right in the middle of everything but close enough. i walked everywhere. they weren't particularly friendly (i actually got the feeling i was bothering the dude who checked me in while i waited for my room to be ready) but coming from new york i don't expect much customer service and the guy did make reservations at the uffizi for me. the computer was out of service and supposedly had been for weeks but there was an internet cafe around the corner. breakfast was very good. cereal, juice, coffee (w/ cocoa!), croissants. met a couple of cool people (a french mother & daughter, a cute welsh opera singer). do not try to bring anyone back to your room though. i met a friend who wanted to come and hang out for a bit one night and the woman at the desk proceeded to bang on my door and call the room over and over after five minutes demanding he leave. chill out lady. i had no intention of letting him spend the night. jeez. bathroom is fine. open shower which is kind of annoying but hey it's italy and at least there was hot water. hmmm, what else? oh there are red address numbers and black ones so if they suddenly go from nine to 4ty three don't freak out like i did (luckily a friendly passerby noticed my confusion and explained florence's tricky system). all in all, i was happy. also, there's a cute little panini place across the street! :)

7.6 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

Very friendly and helpful staff, the room (nr 1) was fine, but with a tiny bathroom. I didn't care because I was staying only 1 night, but it must become annoying quite quickly...So, I would recommand this hotel, just avoid Nr 1!! :o))

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Very good value for us as a school party. Breakfast room could not accommodate all guests and breakfast did not satrt till 8am but the hosts were able to be flexible about this and offered us earlier breakfasts without fuss.

6.0 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

It was an okay place to stay. Neither the best or the worst I've stayed in. Don't forget that the second floor is two flights up (not one as in North America), so pack light since there isn't an elevator!

7.7 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Nice hotel, good location and our room was spacious and nice. Only problem was the noise, for some reason every door closing and every movement on the floor was clearly audible from early in the morning. Thin walls I guess. I would bring earplugs (or avoid entirely) if you plan on sleeping late.

6.0 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

We staid one night in room number 10 that faces the street. It was quite noisy. After that we moved to room number 4 that faces the inner yard. This room was more spacious. There is no separate shower cabin, so you shower in the same corner where the toilet is (all rooms have similar bathrooms). So use the toilet first and then shower since the floor and toilet will be completely wet after showering. Breakfast was very basic, nothing special but enough to fill your stomach. There is no elevator but the hotel is on the 2nd floor so that is not a big problem. Nice helpful personnel that speaks english, credit card is accepted.

7.4 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

It was a pleasant stay, for a fair price. Peter, at the front desk, is very friendly and helpful (as was the other gentleman the next day). The breakfast was great and the staff were all wonderful! Please be aware of these other things: Our room was on the street and pretty noisy, request a room with a garden view, if possible. There is an internet-connected computer you can use, for a fee, but no wifi. There are a few places nearby with computer use for only 1€/hour. Our room had a bathroom with a shower, but the shower was just a showerhead on the wall, with a drain in the floor. The bathroom had an extremely strong bleach smell, whenever the water was running. The room was clean enough, but the walls were a little shoddy. The hotel is on the third or fourth floor, and there is no elevator (for guests to use). The description says it's only a few steps from the sights, but it's more like a 20-minute walk. The area looks a little sketchy, but we were safe the whole time. It was a good place, but we found a comparable place, closeby, for half the price, so we only stayed one night.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

I like to congratulate Simone services. I hope to visit you again. Sincerelly, María Eugenia

9.2 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

I was in Florence the first time for a week for a turizm. The hotel is wonderful, I think, for this category of the hotels (not expensive hotels). Little, nice hotel. The staff is highly friendly. The room was very nice, very very comfortable, warm (I was in the winter), cosy, clean. The service was perfect. The location is realy rather good, not far from the historical centre and railway station and not difficult to find. All facilities and information proposed on the web page were perfectly satisfied. The room only was just a bit noicy at the early morning from the street. But if you had a realy good day in the Florence, it must not be a big trouble. Also the second floor without elevator can make some problems for older people or for people with the big luggage. That are the only disadvantages of the place. In whole the hotel left very warm feelings. The correspondence between the price and the service is the best that I can wait. For tourists it's the ideal choice.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

As an artist invited to exhibit at the Firenze Biennale, staying in Florence for 11 days, the hotel had to be reasonable, with walking access to the exhibition hall.Genesio provided that and so much more. One of the owners, Simone,was present each day and quickly became my brother. He was most helpful; providing bus maps, information, directions to everything,acquired museum ticket reservation for me, and provided stimulating conversation. The internet was always available and the hotel very quiet, although , quiet is not an importance for me. I appreciate the street sounds of life. The rest of the staff , Piero, Filippo, Angelica, were also hospitable, greeting with smiles and helpful with any request. Returning to the hotel at night felt like coming home. My new international artist friends complained about their cold hotels. My room was lovely and warm despite the chilly rainy season.The exposed shower in the bath,provided an extra benefit. After bathing, the lingering steam keeps the space warm while you slip into night clothes. Charming old world furniture; a high narrow chest which served as a head board , was filled with extra blankets. The level top space was great for clock, books, etc. A writing desk with storage drawer , perfect if you bring your laptop, and Italian television, with which to practice the language, or watch late night movies. Elizabeth Taylor and Warren Beatty in Italian !! My room contained a sizeable armoire which locks, with a small safe inside for valuables. The beds are refreshed each day with crisp white sheets and cases, the bath supplied with fluffy white towels, bath cloths, and mat. Shower gel, soap, and shower caps provided each day as well. A bright, cheery Mediterranean café greets you with breakfast, Which is included in the rate.Cereal , milk, fresh bread,croissants,a variety of toasts, assorted cheese, honey, orange juice, and delicious rich coffee; a wonderful way to begin the day and enough to keep you moving for hours. For the rest of your sustenance needs, look for the BAR sign, across the street, open early morning until late night , where you can choose from a menu of delicious inexpensive fresh dishes; pizza, soup, pasta while you drink wine or beer, as light jazz plays in the background A perfect meeting place at the end of the day . If you are alone you will meet others, and a great place to suggest to new friends. Proprietors are friendly , and truly enjoy their patrons. Genesio is located between Piazza San Marco and Piazza Indipendenza. You will find a drugstore and pharmacist (farmacia ) one block away,and Trattorias in both directions featuring fast food take out or sit down. A convenience grocery is directly next door with selections of fresh fruit, bottled water, wine, beer, snacks ,sandwiches, and sundries. It is open late at night . ATM access is steps from the Genesio, as well as many interesting shops in either direction. The neighborhood is safe at night , as a solo female traveler, I was most comfortable. The Genesio is walking distance to the Mercato Centrale, and San Lorenzo Market, two places mandatory to visit. I cabbed to the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi to save time but the Accadamia, the home of David, is right off Piazza San Marco , a few blocks away. Since I had to travel to the airport very early, the front desk provided me with computer wake up call and an alarm clock. The walk up flight keeps one limber, adding extra daily energy. I suggest if you have heavy bags, schedule your arrival and departure time for the mid day hours so someone can assist you. Thank you, Simone. I will definitely call Genesio home when returning to Firenze. I am very pleased with Venere and would use you again. Genesio was perfect in every way.

7.1 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This hotel provided a clean safe room close to the train station in Florence. The facilities themselves weren't great (a very cramped and small bathroom in room 1) but the staff were extremely helpful helping me arrange my trip to the Uffizi and making sure that I knew how to get to the correct bus terminals and other locations. Its a good choice for a budget traveller, but not a luxury stay by any means. However, be warned that the directions on the site from the train station aren't quite correct. I'd recommend looking at a different map before you go off to find the hotel.

6.6 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

small hotel, 2nd floor without elevator. The room is ok, but the street very noisy. The breakfast room is really small, and the breakfast is not great but ok. The good point is that you have the shower in the room, wich is not commun for Firenze for that price. It's not a luxury at all, it's just cheap....

7.8 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

It's all right,worst part 3th floor and no lift,the good part close to station and city center.The air conditioning was very good.

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

an O.K. accommadation in a busy crowded city. directions to the hotel were confusing, but did get us there. Neighborhood safe, and fairly close to the train station.

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

It's location is convenient to all sights in town.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Ireland

the only bad thing was carrying suitcases up 2 flights of stairs as you can only use the lift to the 3rd and 4th floors

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

We absolutely loved staying here. The hotel is very well located and the staff really go out of their way to welcome and help you. Simone will even make phone reservations for the galleries, give you tips where to buy leather articles or recommend places to eat- he is just fantastic and so is Angelica. We couldn't ask for more. If we have the chance we will definetely stay again.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

The Hotel was Nice and the staff were very kind and helpfull, and the sight out of the room is good.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This was a great little hotel - a very nice 'find.' There is no elevator, so be prepared to lug your bags up the stairs (it's really not that big of a deal - you always lug your bags in Europe anyway). The hotel has a very helpful, warm, welcoming staff. They really made our stay enjoyable. The continental breakfast was adequate - enough to fill up until mid-afternoon. The rooms were clean and there was plenty of hot water. The hotel is close to the train station and, for the price, was a great value. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

7.0 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • India

The Hotel was Good and the staff was very kind and helpfull. I was travelling first time to florence. My overall experience was Good.

6.5 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Purtroppo mi sono fermato in questo albergo la notte del lavaggio strade, e con la camera che dava sulla strada principale non sono riuscito a chiudere occhio tutta la notte. Il personale è estremamente cortese e mi ha dato un sacco di indicazioni per godere al meglio della città (a partire dai ristoranti più tradizionali e convenienti)

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We had a wonderful experience at this hotel. Simon was fantastic - he made museum reservations for us, offered suggestions for restaurants and was always willing to help us. Air conditioning is included in the price of the room - a big bonus! The location was great; we were able to walk everywhere. Our room faced the street so it could be a bit loud at times, but nothing that kept us up all night. The only drawback was the lack of elevator - but the only time that was really an issue was when we were arriving with luggage. I would definitely stay here again.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Romania

The hotel is nice, near railway station and near centre town. We spent wonderful time there and I hope we will come back. I recommend this location to anyone who visit Florence! Thank you for all!!!

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

The photos on the site are much better then in reality - the rooms are shabby and need repair. The surrounding is great, very close to the train station and to the major sites. The woman at reception desk seemed not to understand any English, but she was then replaced by a guy who was very nice. The breakfast is rathe poor - much bread of all types, and jams.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

The Hotel Genesio is a jewel of a hotel that offers so much more than you would expect from a low cost hotel! Close to all major amenities and attractions, this hotel still offers a calm, cool oasis from the overcrowded tourist areas. The rooms are clean and safe, each with its own special decorative touch that reflects the attention to detail and the welcoming atmosphere that is prevalent throughout the entire hotel. The Hotel Genesio's best attribute, however, is its FABULOUS staff! Welcoming, helpful, and caring! I can't say enough good about them! Truly this hotel is "the best kept secret in Florence"! I will definately stay here whenever return and will refer all of my friends! Thanks for a great stay!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We stayed in Florence for two nights and enjoyed the stay at Hotel Genesio, everyone there was extremely friendly and helpful, especially in regards to helping us find our way around the city and suggesting top eating spots and attractions. The Hotel itself was in a perfect location in that it was a few minuets walk from the city centre, which meant that whilst we felt in the heart of the city, it was also peaceful at nights, and the beds were comfortable.

7.4 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

No elevator to hotel on 2nd floor. Placed close to attrations and main railway station.

1.5
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This hotel was our most disappointing in Italy. It is on the third floor of a warehouse looking building. The elevator won't work for that floor so you have to carry your luggage up 3 flights of stairs. The hotel smelled very strong like smoke. The rooms were very old and it was overall very scary to stay in. The shower is right with the toilets so it would be impossible to not hit the toilet while you are showering. We did not feel safe in this hotel so we moved to a different one down the street. There are not many places to eat near this hotel and directions to the hotel from the train station would be impossible to use unless you ask people.

7.8 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We wanted to keep some food in the hotel fridge to supplement our breakfast (which if you can have dairy is fantatstic!) and to help with planning some lunches and they were more than happy to oblige! Were also great to get us on our way to the sights we wanted to see and were happy to help us book reservations (do it...it's a life saver) for all the museums. On a nice quiet street close to action but far enough away not to hear it first hand! Would definitely stay again if and when we go back to Firenze!

4.2 Ordinary
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This was a low priced hotel and you get what you pay for. Its location is near the center of Florence but it is on a second floor with no lift. The beds were spartan and very hard. A group of young people ran around noisily till after midnight and no hotel employee did anything. It got better after we complained. Bathrooms were very small and you showered in the toilet area. Main entrance had a very bad smell when the doors were closed for a period of time.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Great breakfast, nice people at the desk, great location (a few blocks away from train station). Overall, very happy with the services here, but lots of STAIRS to get there

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Right near the Accademia and the Convento di San Marco. Close to the train station and all points of tourist attraction in Florence. Excellent hotel. Excellent price. What you get is worth much more than what you pay!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Genesio was a great place to stay. A hotel with stone floors and shuttered windows - very much a hotel with character. The airconditioning unit in the rooms was excellent and the service was very good. The lift does not go to the floor Genesio is on (2nd floor) so not a hotel for people who find stairs difficult. As a gay couple we felt welcome which was important to us. We would definitely stay there again when returning to Florence.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Situé à 7 min au nord de la Piazza San Lorenzo, dans un quartier populaire et plus abordable que le centre névralgique de la ville. Hôtel agréable sans être exceptionnel (situation, état/tranquilité de la chambre, propreté, climatisation, accueil) Quelques points négatifs: la douche à côté des WC sans séparation, le petit déjeuner médiocre et l'impossibilité d'utiliser l'ascenseur. En général une adresse à recommander.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • France

Very well situated, very near centers of interest and yet very quiet. The rooms overlooking the garden are very quiet. The hotel is very clean. The breakfast could be improved and served earlier.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

This was the first time that I have been to Florence. I found the hotel very conveniently located. The price was very inexpensive. For what I paid (50 euro single), I rate the hotel very highly. The rooms were clean; the linen was changed regularly; the towels everyday. Breakfast was provided. The hotel was secure and a safe was in the room. My room faced an internal garden and was very quiet. Antonio was very friendly, as were most of the staff (some of the overnight staff were a bit grumpy, but I probably would be as well). The only criticism would be outside signage and instructions on how to get in after hours. Overall, I had an excellent stay. For the price, I can't fault the Genesio. Thanks to Antonio and everyone. Grazie mille.

7.2 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

great breakfast provided, room is clean and spacious!! but better not choose there if you are with heavy luggage and from the train station. the location is a bit far from station as i expected and there is no lift.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Ireland

Nice hotel, clean and friendly. The street outside though can be noisy. I would recommend it as a place to stay.

2.5
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Philippines

POSITIVES: (1) 10 minutes waliking distance from the train station. (2) 10-15 minutes walking distance to most of the tourist spots. NEGATIVES: (1) No elevator. So travel light if you wish to survive the four flights of stairs to the "hotel". (2) All the windows are covered by working material. Construction all around. All you can see out the windows are scaffoldings. (3) Bathroom is literally 2x2 square feet in size. Imagine doing everything in a cabinet. (4) Filthy sheets and towels. (5) Day old bread for breakfast. (6) Internet is not free - only 1 terminal. (7) Too expensive for its facilities. BOTTOMLINE: Stay away from this "2-star hotel".

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Israel

The staff was very warm and hospitable. Our room was comfortable, looking to a nice and quiet garden. Cleanness and comfortable bathroom made our stay at the hotel very pleasant. The breakfast was wonderful, copious and diverse. We recommend all who looks for a modest but comfortable and pleasant place to stay in Florence to reserve a room at Genesio.

7.4 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Netherlands

A rather small hotel, with a personal and friendly atmosphere. Personel knows you within a day. Facilities are basic but OK. Entrance is somewhat hidden: the main entrance is shared with some appartments and other facilities, so you won't immediately recognise the hotel.

7.8 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • France

Good hotel, comfortable room, the breakfast could have been better though, but we, French people, are often fussy about the breakfast :-)

5.3 Ordinary
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Staff were mostly very friendly but the lobby smelled heavily of urine I'm afraid and was not a very welcoming experience on arrival at all!

7.4 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Solo l'ingresso del palazzo è alquanto infelice e purtroppo spinge lì per lì a farsi una cattiva idea della struttura. Quando si entra al secondo piano ovviamente tutto va meglio.

4.8 Ordinary
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

basic accomodation breakfast room a bit cramped. fresh towels. Building did smell a bit, However we got what we paid for.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Good value: a clean and quiet room only 10 minutes walk from the cathedral. It's not luxury, but you get what you pay for and I would happily recommend this hotel and stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Friendly staff, great location. I would go there again.

7.1 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Personnel super-friendly and helpful. Room cute/lobby pleasant. Laundry on stairs prevented initial access to hotel; clock could not be set; hair dryer barely hot enough; iron not steam iron and burnt-on stuff on sole plate. TV did not work, but Antonio fixed it (only Italian programs). It's 2-star, but charming and centrally located. Be ready to climb stairs to 2nd floor.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

I'll come back soon

6.5 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The place is good if you are on a budget. You get what you pay for, basic amenities and a decent distance from the center. The upside is that you are in the local's shopping center, so you can grab some good shopping deals and decently priced restaurants if you stay in the area. Internet access is right in the lobby which is really great.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

good!

7.9 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Spain

Me and my friends like the hotel, price and service. The only thing that we do not like, it was the hotel was very far of the center and the comunnication is complicate and close soon. If you preffer, you can catch a taxi, but it´s very expensive.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Spain

SOMOS TRES PERSONAS Y ESTE HOTEL NOS HA PARECIDO MUY BIEN, CON RESPECTO A LA LOCALIZACIÓN, LA HABITACIÓN, LA ATENCIÓN, EL SERVICIO Y ADEMÁS EL DESAYUNO MUY COMPLETO. SI VOLVIERAMOS A IR A FLORENCIA IRIAMOS AL MISMO HOTEL UN 9 SOBRE 10, POR NO DAR UN 10

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Flat out, this was the best hotel experience I had in two summers traveling in Italy. The folks working behind the desk are absolutely the most helpful people I have encountered in all my travels. We received excellent service, great restaurant recommendations and reservations, and help replacing a bag that self-destructed during our travels. The location is a bit farther North than I've stayed before, but the walk is easy, and well worth the drop in price to move away from the Duomo. The air conditioner was quiet and powerful, and we had an extremely pleasant stay.

4.0 Ordinary
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Terrible place. Second floor, no lift, paint peeling on walls and furniture. Stayed only because I would forfeit first night rent and employee helped carry luggage up stairs. Good breakfast. Left after one day.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

Hotel is nice, staff is friendly, breakfast was o.k. Not very cheap for **star hotel but is no worse than many ***star hotels I have been to. Rooms have air-conditioning which is particularly good in humid and hot Florence's climate.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I trusted the reviews I read about Genesio and everything was exactly as everyone described. The only downside is the lack of elevator, so if you can get your bags up to the second floor, it is well worth the money. The man at the desk called a cab for me and helped carry my bags down to the street for me when I left. I would definitely stay there again.

6.6 Fair
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

a bit noisy room made me a little upset, but overall is a cheap central hotel

7.9 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Shower arrangement was ... interesting. Bathroom was a bit small, but everything worked well enough and was clean.

6.2 Fair
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

Il bagno è veramente piccolo. La stanza che si affaccia sulla strada è rumorosa.

3.1
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

The room was not very clean. The bathroom was really really tiny. Ans as for the moise, we could hear everything going on in the street

3.9
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

Very noisy hotel, would not recommend staying here

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Genesio, offering 15 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy televisions with digital channels. 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.

Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Genesio Hotel

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 until you reach piazza Indipendenza square. Go past the square towards the Santa Maria Novella railway station, and turn left in via Guelfa. Go two blocks and then turn left (via Santa Reparata). Finally take the first street on the left, via XXVII Aprile, for 100 metres. The hotel is at number 9 (black), on the left-side of the road.
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 ring-road 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 continue driving until you reach piazza Indipendenza square. Go past the square towards the railway station and turn left in via Guelfa. Go two blocks and then turn left (via Santa Reparata). Finally take the street on the left, via XXVII Aprile, for 100 metres. The hotel is at number 9 (black), on the left-side of the road.

By train
The Santa Maria Novella railway station is approximately 400 metres away from the hotel. On foot its a 10 minutes' walk: upon leaving the station, take the first right exit. Reach the Mc Donald's fast food in front of you and turn left onto via Nazionale. After 300 metres you will reach piazza Indipendenza square: turn right in via XXVII Aprile. By taxi it takes around 5 minutes.

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. Once you get to the station follow the above-said directions.

Distances from Hotel Genesio

Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Marco Convent and Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
University of Florence - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Academy Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Academy of Fine Arts - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Florence Botanical Gardens - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Opificio delle Pietre Dure - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Fortezza da Basso - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santissima Annunziata Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Genesio 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 kilometer.