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Hotel Globus - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Via Sant'Antonino 24 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 122 .87
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Globus Hotel offers an excellent location in the very heart of Florence's historical centre, only 20 metres from the church of San Lorenzo and a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella train station. The hotel's position makes it an ideal destination for a vacation dedicated to discovering Florence, one of the most precious jewels of Italy.

The Globus Hotel is a charming 3-storey building dating back to the 1800’s. Fully renovated in 2002, it has been designed to offer a sophisticated alternative to travellers looking for a contemporary environment: a charming hotel, where the modern and elegant interior design blends well with comfort and technology and the attentive, dedicated hospitality which is typical of a small hotel. Some of the many activities that guests can practice nearby include, biking, basketball, volleyball, bowling, hiking, tennis, swimming, fishing, rowing, canoeing, and golf.

The public areas of the hotel, located on the first floor, are characterized by stylish and modern design: furniture in mahogany and leather, warm, natural colours, modern artwork on the walls and great attention to detail.

Service animals are not accepted in the hotel.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
Based on 308 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The staff here are really helpful, and can't be praised enough. Good location...

Venere Guest, GB
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Breakfast at Hotel Globus

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Globus

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Personal newspapers
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services

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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.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning will not be available from 1 April to 15 October.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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

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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9.2

Clean

8.3

Location

8.0

Quiet

7.0

Spacious

9.1

Service

Hotel Globus reviews

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Taiwan

everything is good.

4.9 Ordinary
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

The room itself and the location were fine. The problem is this: this hotel has terrible acoustics. Doors shut loudly, you can hear a cell phone ring loudly in the reception even two floors up, drunk and loud people until 2 am in the hallways and rooms, loud sounds of neighbor vomiting, plus the fact I was very ill with a flu. Some of this is not the hotel's fault I realize, but they can take simple steps to improve their acoustics. Needless to say, I do not recommend this hotel to anyone and would never stay here again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Excellent in any point of view so much on the welcome(reception), the availability of the staff and the environment. I select this hotel for a next stay

6.2 Fair
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Singapore

Fantastic service from the reception. We were carrying 2 heavy luggages and the gentleman from the reception (sorry I couldn't remember your name) came all the way down to help us with the luggages. That was really sweet of him and management, keep this guy. He spoke fluent English and assisted us with the 10,000 enquiries we had and with the lift. A pity for the trip is that we expected to be provided the free SITA transport to The Mall as stated on website, but it is only applicable for those who booked on Globus website. We have missed that info out unfortunately... so just pay note though.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

Congratulations, your staff were very friendly especially Nicola who helped us so much.Dont ever let him go - he is a credit to the hotel! We travel a lot and he is one of the loveliest reception personal we've met. I also saw him dealing with a difficult customer in a very profesional manor. Well done Nicola

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Brazil

The hotel is great. Breakfast is nice. Everything is very clean. I recommend.

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Chile

staff really gentile, very good location, near to a laundry, supermarkets. Really clean, very good breakfast and a really good relation between price and quality. we are very satisfied.

7.8 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Great location but beds were very narrow.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We just came back from a trip in Italy, and an opportunity to stay at the Globus Hotel. The Hotel is nearby the train station. It is within a 5 minute walk at 24 Antonini. Be advised that after you find the number 24 you will come a store. You to walk another 200 meters to get to the hotel (no big deal). There is no lift/elevator from the entrance to the check-desk, therefore you must carry your own bags/luggage. There is lift at the lobby that will take to your final destination in the event your room is in the second or third floor. The room is spacious, clean, and spotless. There is refrigerator with goods for a price that you can purchase or you can buy your own stuff/junk food at the local supermarket/store and put it in the refrigerator. There is safety box to keep your valuables. The best amenity (in my opinion) is free wi-fi with a laptop in the room free of charge. The rooms are cleaned everyday, with clean towels being replace and beds are made everyday. As far as download time once your in the room there are only two channels: CNN and another Spanish Channel coming out of Spain, so it gets pretty boring if you are used to enjoying TV. My suggestions would be to take your own movies or go to the web and download programing from the major networks. You can also downloand movies to be streamed through Itunes ( there is charge between 3.99 to 4.99 per movie). As far in the morning there is free breakfast which is nice to get started in the morning nothing fancy. This breakfast is like a continental breakfast, bagels, toast, ham, coffee, chocolate, cornflakes, crossaints and orange juice. The staff are very professional and helpful. They gave a lot of information on places to go eat and visit during our stay at Florence. They went out their way to make sure that we had a great time. It is not a 5 star resort, but for the price that I paid for this hotel I would not mind staying again in the hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

15 min walk from train station and 10 from city center. Nice clean hotel with VERY good staff. They suggested us a few restaurants which were all very good.

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

Hotel staff was especially welcoming and courteous. Nick was a great guy. Breakfast was more than adequate.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Great location. Large, clean rooms with complimentary laptop and wi-fi. Good buffet breakfast. Very friendly staff. Great place!

6.6 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

It is good hotel. The room is modern and goodlooking. Service is friendly and very kind. Sometime Airconditioner and electlonic safety box did not work. The elevator is very old type and dangerous, but using upstair is not bad. San Lorenzo is not good place for first time vacation in Florence.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

very good location. friendly staff. clean room and shower. cooked breakfast would have been a good option but we knew that before we went there was none on offer so that wasnt really a problem. would recommend this hotel to anyone (apart from disabled persons)who wants to see the city of florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

The best is the Restaurant and the lovely gentlemen who served us. They served the best chocolate in Italy, better than Venice or Milano, even better than Paris. Top location and excellent service from Reception too

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

Thanks Mr Michele and everyone else for the wonderful stay and help with our luggages up and down the stairs, and also help with directions/ bus schedules to San Gimignano. Breakfast wasn't huge, but more than enough to start the day. Excellent freshly brewed Italian coffee, fresh juice, fruits and bread. Spacious rooms and toilet. Free unlimited internet access. Only problem is noise from disco somewhere - but no problem if you are a sound sleeper who doesn't wake up in the middle of the night.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is excellent value for money. Only a short walk to the train station, and very near to all the main tourist attractions. The room was spacious, comfortable, and clean, and we were surprised to find we had free use of a laptop in our room. The continental breakfast was perfectly adequate. There are loads of cheap, good quality restaurants nearby. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. The only bad thing I can say is that we stayed a Friday night and there was some heavy bass music from a nightclub nearby until quite late.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Brazil

Good Choice!!!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

WE STAYED AT 9 DIFFERENT HOTELS AND BB'S THROUGH OUT OUR 3 WEEKS TRIP TO SPAIN AND ITALY AND THIS IS THE BEST VALUE FOR THE MONEY. THE HOTEL IS 7 MINUTES WALK FROM THE MAIN TRAIN STATION AND VERY EASY TO FIND. THE STAFF WAS WONDERFUL. MOST HELPFUL OUT OF ALL THE PLACES WE STAYED. THEY WERE COURTEOUS, POLITE AND VERY HELPFUL. WE DIDN'T HAVE RESERVATION TO THE UFUZI AND ACADEMIA MUSEUM WHEN WE ARRIVED. WITHIN 20 MINUTES, THE RECEPTIONIST WAS ABLE TO SECURE RESERVATIONS FOR US FOR NEXT DAY VISIT. RESERVATIONS TURNED OUT TO BE EXTREMELY HELPFUL TO AVOID LONG LINES AT THE MUSEUMS. STAFF WAS ALSO VERY GOOD IN RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS. WE TRIED ALL THE RESTAURANT THEY RECOMMENDED AND THEY WERE BETTER THAN THE ONE RECOMMENDED IN THE TRAVEL GUIDE BOOK. THE ROOM WAS CLEAN AND SPACIOUS. FLAT SCREEN TV WITH SKY SATTELITE AND IN-ROOM LAPTOP WITH FREE INTERNET IS A HUGE PLUS. BATHROOM WAS CLEAN AND DAILY CLEANING SERVICE WAS GOOD. DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS REALLY DID A GOOD JOB KEEPING THE NOISES OUT. BREAKFAST WAS GREAT WITH ENOUGH SELECTIONS TO GET YOU GOING IN THE MORNING. IT WAS CENTRALLY LOCATED, CLOSE TO THE DUOMO AND ACADEMIA. VERY GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The hotel was very modern and in a good area near the train station. The only thing is that the rooms are not too quiet. But other than that everything was good.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We were there in Aug 08. This was a great stay! We upgraded the room (there was a deal on Venere to pay up front) which made the difference. They gave us a computer in our room with internet access and free access to the mini-bar (no alcohol). These were some unique upgrades that we really liked. The room was spacious and beautiful. The hotel is located right near the train station, markets and good restuarants. We walked everywhere and had no problems. The hotel also helped us book passes for the Uffizi. You can do this directly but it was easier this way. The breakfast (espcially the coffee) was excellent. We would come back. Some advice for the hotel: provide a map of Florence and make some suggestions for restaurants. That would make the experience even better! Some advice for travellers: Download the Rick Steves audio tours for the Uffizi, Accademia and Florence walking tours. Older people may not like this hotel as there are stairs to get to the hotel and no one came to help us (this didn't bother me).

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Israel

You couldn't ask for more for such a price. Excellant service. Staff was very curtious. Breakfast was surprisingly good. Great location - manged to walk easily from the central train station to the hotel. 10 minutes! And the location is perfect also in terms of vicinity to main attractions. Really I was so pleasantly so price to get such a good deal for such a low price.

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

We had a wonderful stay with our teenagers. Room 105 is the best! bathroom is very large and modern. Some rooms are small, but a superior deluxe is roomy. The staff was very friendly and accomodating, allowing us to stay an extra night with short notice. The location is supurb, we stepped out of the hotel to a cobblestone road and across the lane to have gelato everyday! Hotel is also very close to the outdoor market. Having a laptop with free web access was a bonus for us. The complimentary mini bar was great too. The hotel is centrally located and for the price, we were extrememly satisfied. We walked to all sites, and felt safe all hours of day and night.The staff also assisted with info for the train schedules, speaking with the airlines to help with lost luggage retreival, and had complimentary umbrellas for guests to use for the day it rained. The continental breakfast was just enough as we enjoyed eating at the neighborhood trattorias for lunch and dinner. I would recommend this property and stay again on future travels.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

This is a clean, central hotel that is value-for-money. It is not more than 500 metres to the station and close to a great many number of monuments in Florence, Santa Maria del Fiore being the closest. The breakfast room is very small, though, and the breakfast is not that satisfactory. But this is like a standard in many of the same-category hotels in Florence. It may be recommendable to single and couple leisure travellers and maybe small families. We had a pleasant stay.

7.6 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Poland

Hotel Globus in Firenze GOOD POINTS: - perfect localization, in the heart of Firenze, on the street with shops, restaurants. - rooms are very clean, equipped with fridge, air con and free wireless internet - staff was wery helpful and friendly BAD POINTS: - rooms are very small so it was hard to make a single move inside one - also very small breakfast area, very often you have to wait outside to seat down till other finish - poor choice of breakfast meals, no greenies (like frsh tomatoes, cucumber, salad), no hot meals - price 125 Euro per room per night!

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL! The staff is super nice, the service excellent, everything is super clean, the hotel is nicely furnished and the WiFi works without a problem in the rooms. I had also ordered a reservation for the Uffizi beforehand which I was provided with by the hotel upon arrival (no queuing at the gallery). The only thing that could be bothering for e.g. elderly people or families with very small children is that the first floor to the reception doesn't have a lift. For the other floors there is a (though slow) lift.

7.9 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

While most hotels in Firenze are classic-styled, this one is nicely minimalist-modern but very cozy at the same time. A little gem, even if the spaces are tiny.

7.7 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Mi marido y yo nos alojamos en este hotel a mediados de mayo. Buscábamos un hotel céntrico, agradable y que, vistos los precios de Florencia, no nos arruinara. Con esta premisas quedamos satifechos con el hotel. El personal del hotel fue muy amable sin excepción. El desayuno bufet muy correcto. Escogimos la habitación pequeña, que es realmente es muy pequeña, aunque eso ya lo habíamos visto en las fotos, supongo que las habitaciones más caras son más amplias. El hotel está en un edificio antiguo completamente rehabilitado, con decoración de diseño y lleno de detalles por todas partes (jarrones, cuadros, espejos,...). Como partes no tan positivas 2: 1.-Los espacios del hotel no son muy amplios: pasillos estrechos, escaleras, comedor pequeñito. 2.-Aunque tiene ascensor, no es muy práctico, porque está en el primer piso, con lo que hay que subir un piso de escaleras, y además es muy pequeño. Cuando vuelva a Florencia, volveré a alojarme aquí.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

We had a very nice stay in the hotel dring four days.Competence of employees and kindness.Well situated and rooms small but design and good interior design.A good place to recommand.

7.8 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Hotel: In a good location as a base for sightseeing. In the center but quiet. The bathroom could be bigger. Venere: A further detailed map of the hotel requested on the Venere web site.

3.6
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

I'm not sure if it was written in the web pages on the property, but to get to the reception you have to go up a flight of stairs... which was difficult for us with a stroller! No elevator is available. The rooms were small and nothing special for the price charged. Our travel companions were staying in another 3-star, paying 40€ less than us and their room was much larger and more characteristic. We didn't even have a view outside our window, just a terrace with the boilers on it!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

My girlfriend and I travelled from France to Italy and tried many different hotels. This was probably our best stay, because the hotel rooms are new, clean, quiet and comfortable. We rested very well and recharged for the next few days. The staff is friendly and willing to help. The hotel location is great, close to the station and to the touristic spots. I would definitely come back here. Recommended.

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

hotel and staff was excellant, main problem was the stairs to the room because hotel had no lift.this was ok for a short break with small suitcases, would not like to stay longer than a couple of days, which is a pity because it's a great hotel in a great location with very nice staff

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Good value. Great location: right in the centre. Public area and breakfast room a little small perhaps. Nevertheless I would certainly stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Staff was terrific and friendly. I have stayed in Florence many times over the years in different areas of the city. The location is terrific- the street has alot of little shops and there is a wonderful trattoria right across the street! Comfortable rooms with modern baths. I will definitely stay here again!

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

Great, clean and welcoming hotel with WiFi Internet access. Location is terrific - just next to the Medici cathedral in central Florence. And there is even an affordable parking lot nearby, just 200m from the hotel in the same street.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

Very good location , easy to find

6.4 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Confused street numbering cause some minor difficulty on arrival,however, distance from railway station quite short and no taxis or buses required. Small room, looking into rear service courtyard, but well appointed and good shower room, however, noise from vent system to restaurant at ground level, likely to disturb children or the early-to-bed. Breakfast: very wide range of options, although room small and some queuing required. Internet access a bonus. Good access to local cultural landmarks, good cheep restaurant adjacent entrance.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great location. Small room, but modern and very clean. Staff were overall very personable and helpful. Would stay there again.

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

Very clean, small, location is 1st calss (close to central train, the market is in the same block, the DUOMO is 5min walking) The only "problem" is that you have to know in advanced that the hotel loby is in the 2nd floor and enterence is almost invisable (I've lerned it form VENERA site rem'). There is no lift from ground floor (problem with bags) but the guy noticed us by the CCTV and came to help us.Free use (1 station) in internet at the lobby (11:00-23:00).

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Mexico

Excellent location,couple of blocks from train station. Excellent employees, very competent and friendly. Very clean, all services including free wi/fi internet. I would definitely stay there again.

7.9 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

If you stay in Florence, choose an hotel in the historic center and put your car in a parking during your stay. Globus Hotel is a nice choice, except that the elevator does not go to the first floor. So forget it if you have heavy luggage, else you will enjoy this hotel.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

A pleasant hotel which certainly fulfilled the need of us (couple, mid-20s). We used it as a base to explore Florence and it suited our needs (Florence centre is fairly small so easy to walk around). Arrived by train and left by bus so the location was perfect - we could walk easily with our suitcases. We arrived early (about 11am) 3 hours before check-in - the staff were very helpful and let us leave our bags in reception; when we returned the bags had already been taken to our room. The breakfast buffet was good; a wide selection on offer and as much as you like (seems to be standard in my experience of Italy). One slight down-point is there isn't much space in the breakfast room, although this only affected us on one morning. If you want somewhere clean and friendly, this is a great place. Nothing unusual or quirky about it but if you want a good location, a bed and a nice breakfast, this is great!

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Saudi Arabia

It was a nice stay.. staff were welcoming and cooperative... I was surprised that the hotel was located on the 1st floor .. and you have to go there by stairs.. but the rece[tion staff came down to help with the luggage... Breakfast was nice.. room is clean...Location is great .. 7 min walking from the train station ..

6.7 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

Good location, small rooms but clean and modern. A small manual lift only begins from the 2nd floor, where the reception is. N.B driving around Florence city for 1st-timers is a real challenge because 1. the streetnames are difficult to see, 2. there are many one-way and pedestrianised streets that are not reflected on the maps.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

A great location to roam around Florence, close to all major attractions; Duomo, Ufizzi museum, etc... Shopping is great just outside the hotel. Restaurants are many near by. I recommend "Il Porcospino", great staff, great food and great atmosphere, we went twice. Staff at this restaurant will NOT disappoint you, I assure you. Hotel rooms were huge. Only negative it thht you have to walk up a floor to get to front desk, but the staff helped us w luggage, without even asking. Breakfast is also great and included with price of room. Would go back to Globus Hotel in a heart beat.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Greate location: my window was looking right at the top of Capelle Medicee accross the courtyard. Not quite easy to find because of the confusing street numbers. If you go from the train station, skip the first number 24: it will appear again in the next block, right under the sign "Hotel Globus". No elevator to the second floor where the reception area is located. The stay was real pleasant. Excelent breakfasts are served by very polite and friendly Roberto. Seams, he had a training in a good restaurant. For dinners, there is a good chinese restaurant that has a wide selection of enterees: the closest match to american type menus (Via Chiara, 6, where it starts from Piazza Mercato Centrale). Definitely will stay there again!

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Hotel Globus was above my expectations. The staff was just super.The only additional item we could have needed, to make our stay at Globus perfect, was an iron and an iron-board. During part of my stay, I was staying there with a colleage( in a different room). His opinion about Globus is as good as mine. He immedeatly advised his parents to stay there, when visiting Florence the next time.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

brilliant location although I wouldn walk by myself at night..little bit of a dodgy area. hotel staff were very helpful. my room was very very small. photos on website show larger rooms. Id stay again..

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location and helpful staff. Warm, clean & dry room if a little small. Excellent value.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Overall very friendly staff, extremely spacious triple room, free internet a bonus and kid friendly. If you are a light sleeper the nightclub close by might keep you awake and the breakfast room was very small where you might have to wait for a table, but the location was great, close to the station and market area.

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

Attractive modern style. Quite small lobby and other accommodations (the elevator, lobby, and of course the room) were VERY small -- which was fine, just be mentally prepared! Service was very good. The location was great -- near the train stations and other attractions. The "value" was excellent. A comment on Florence: Stay longer here than in Venice. Venice is becoming a tourist trap and the prices are not reasonable. Florence, on the other hand, had better food, friendlier, easier to get around and much cheaper than Venice. 1 day and 2 nights was enough in Venice. 1 day and one night in Florence was NOT enough! Globus is recommended. Grab it at a good price!

6.9 Fair
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

very central

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

Excellent location. The best service we have in all of Italy. The staff and owner are more than accomidating. Also the only hotel that provided in room internet plug free of charge. This location is right next to the open market. Can't get better.

5.7 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Australia

A nightclub has recently opened up near this hotel and loud music and people screaming was heard until 4am every night making it extremely difficult to sleep. While the rooms are large they are looking tired and in need of a touch up. The hotel is trying to resolve the issue with the nightclub, so perhaps quiet will return soon.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The staff here was so helpful and it was close to walk everywhere. They helped us find great resteraunts and activities, we would absolutley go back!

6.4 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • China

Good for mid-class traveller

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Clean hotel with modern interior and friendly staff. If your looking for a great place to stay thats close to all the bars, restaraunts and attractions then look no further, you have found it.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

First visit to Globus Hotel (and to Firenze). This hotel was excellent: the staff was extremely friendly/helpful and the location is outstanding--just a few minutes walk to many of the city's most famous attractions. The renovated rooms were very pleasant to return to after a long day. We would gladly stay here again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Our room looked out on the back of a beautiful church. It was quite idealic and charming! The staff was so very helpful and attentive to our needs. I will be staying at Globus again next time we are in Florence!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Petit hôtel de charme, un vrai bijou, absolument à conseiller. L'emplacement est idéal dans une petite rue commercante et calme au centre et à seulement quelques pas de la gare et des navettes qui servent les aéroports. L'hôtel a été renové avec goût et finesse il y a seulement quelques années et il est très bien entretenu: propreté des lieux et de la literie parfaite. Toute l'équipe est accueillante, souriante, avenante... Un vrai plaisir! Merci! Nous avons passé un excellent séjour!

7.6 Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Good hotel in ideal location. Staff were very polite and helpful. A great base to explore Florence only a 2 minute walk from the railway station.

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

This is an excellant hotel,clean/modern room but a bit small,ALL the staff were friendly & helpful beyond duty.Very central location and easy to find.What more can we say,we will definately stay there again and again and again!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

The staff was very pleasant and always helpful. The location was perfect, within walking distance of all the major sites. I would stay there again.

5.7 Ordinary
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

There was a funny smell the first night and no matter how many times we checked the bottom of our shoes there was nothing there, we checked the bedside draws, under the bed.. everywhere. After turning off the air con the smell went away. The beds were very uncomfortable being two singles pushed together. the staff were fantastic though and lovely breakfasts

5.3 Ordinary
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Das Zimmer war winzig und relativ dunkel, jedoch sehr ruhig zum Hof hin gelegen. Der Preis scheint zu hoch, aber in Florenz ist ALLES unglaublich teuer... Insgesamt ein nettes Hotel, freundliche Mitarbeiter. Das Frühstück war sehr reichhaltig, jedoch ist der Frühstücksraum sehr klein - gut, wenn nicht alle Gäste auf einmal frühstücken wollen...

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Excellent tourist hotel close to all of the tourist sites.

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

It is as described. If you are not too fussy, this is a good place in Florence for the money. Breakfasts are okay, employees are friendly. Neighbourhood a bit ruff, not because of safety but because of crowd. Generally we had a good stay.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great central location if you're arriving by bus or train ! A little complicated to find from the map given.. Concierge very helpful in recommending restaurants and activities.. We'd definately stay here again..

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • India

The hotel has an excellent location, less than half a km from the train station and in the heart of the city. The only nuisance was wheeling our suitcases along the narrow uneven pavement that led to the hotel. The staff was very pleasant and welcoming. They gave us a hand with our bags. Breakfast was adequate and served with a flourish by a very agreeable gentleman. My compliments to him. I would definitely go there again.

6.7 Fair
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Centrally located with very clean rooms and common areas. Most staff is very accommodating. Go for higher priced, larger rooms since regular twin is very tight.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

This was my third stay at Globus and I'll be going back again, I'm sure. The staff are very welcoming, and accommodating, rooms are a bit small but well-appointed, and the location is excellent, 5 minutes from the station or the duomo. The fornaio on the corner does lovely pizza slices.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Hong Kong

We were pleased with the decor, comfort and service. The continental breakfast surpassed others with its individually brewed coffee and freshly baked filled coffee cake/pastry. We appreciated Nicholas' tip on how to see 'David' at a time when the line would be short and it would be free. This was an excellent stay for us.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This was second visit to this hotel. This time our room and bath were considerably smaller than our first stay. We were disappointd but that was our only disappointment. The staff is superb. Wish they could be cloned and placed in all the Italian hotels.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Pakistan

This is without a doubt the finest 3 star hotel in Florence. Plasma tv screens with free internet in your room! Modern and super comfortable with the most helpful staff.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The staff at Globus were wonderful. They had a great sense of humor and were very helpful with any questions we had. The location was prefect. I would definitely stay at this hotel again!

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

This is a great little hotel. Staff are very friendly and the hotel is in general excellent. Breakfast is included and is pretty reasonable and a good start to the day. In general for the price i would definetly recomment this little hotel. Its location is also ideal being close by to some of the main sights and also the near by train and bus stations. I spent 4 weeks travelling thru italy staying in various budget hotels and this was by far the best hotel i stayed in. Rooms are small but very clean and kept clean by daily maids. Rooms come with a small TV and bar.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This was a wonderful hotel. The staff was very friendly, pleasant and helpful. We had two rooms (2 adults with 3 teenagers) and both were very nice--not real big, but certainly adequate. The breakfast was good. We appreciated the easy access to the internet to check our emails. The staff was very helpful in arranging reservations for us to the Academia, and in securing a driver to take us to Maranello on the day that we left. Our stay in Florence was a great experience all the way around. The only thing (which didn't bother us, but might be perceived as an inconvenience to some) was having to climb a flight of stairs to reach the hotel lobby.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Australia

Location easy to find near the station. reception staff friendly and helpful with good advice for tourists. Availability of Tea/Coffee in reception are a plus. Well situated to visit all interests on foot.Breakfsat service excellent.

5.1 Ordinary
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

rooms were miniscule and dark even with the window open. our room faced onto a courtyard shared by a bar and we heard music and lound noise until late hours.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Indonesia

Everything was excellent except that we can't sleep well on the first night.Both of us have the same eerie feelings.Rumors has it that it only happen to Asian people. Second night we requested to move room and we sort of ask permission to the spirit before we enter the room and the night was fine.Great hotel, nice people too, except for the unwelcomming spirit. :)

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

This was a great value. The rooms are very nice - modern design. The location is excellent right in the middle of the historic area. I can't imagine why anyone would spend more money on a hotel in this area. This was perfect. The location on a narrow street wedged between shops and cafes adds to its ambiance.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We were very happy with the staff(especially Nicholas),the room, location,and our experience at the Globus.

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Japan

Localita e molto vicino a duomo e mercato. Li staff sono simpatici e la colazione e` molto buono.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The location of Hotel Globus was great. It was right in the center of Florence and walking distance to shopping areas, restaurants and transportation. The website describes hotel as being 200 meters from the train station, which is not true. It is a bit farther. It would have been nice to know that before I carried heavy luggage to the hotel and up the stairs. You have to walk up two flights of stairs to get into the hotel. The staff was more than willing to help with the bags so this really wasn't an issue. The hotel and the common areas are very nice. There is a nice lounge area with a flat screen TV and high speed internet access. The staff is very professional and very helpful. The owner/manager, Micheal, is very good about dining suggestions, location of sights and Italian culture. The hotel was very accommodating for families with children and the rooms are very nice and newly decorated. The room temperatures were comfortable and the bathrooms were spacious and clean. The breakfast that was included was pretty good as well.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

un particolare ringraziamento a tutto lo staff per la loro gentilezza e disponibilità

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We absolutely loved staying here. It was very central. Walking distance from everything. Great Market downstairs. Staff were fantastic and breakfast was great. Lovely Modern Hotel. Stairs were a bummer but there is a lift. Only down fall was the shower. It was tiny. Highly recommended.

6.3 Fair
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

The staff was very nice and extremely helpful, service fine, breakfast great, but the room (economy twin) was very very small! But the location (basically next to san lorenzo) made it up a little bit. I would stay here again, but only with a bigger budget for a bigger room :)!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

This is an excellent hotel. It is well located, you can walk to all the sights. The market is a 2 minute walk away. The staff are extremely helpful and can speak english well. Although the rooms are on the small side, it is very modern and clean. If not for the size of the room, this would most likely be a four star hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The staff at Globus are the best!!! Alessandro and Nicholas were very helpful, especially when it came to giving recommendations as to where to go for great meals and places to party. I hope to be back in Florence again soon. A presto!

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Nice hotel, conveniently situated (everything within easy walking distance -train station, cathedral, shopping etc.); room very clean and quiet but on the small-ish side (not a problem as we were out all the time anyway). Would recommend/stay again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Very small and pleasant hotel in the center of Florence, very close to san Lorenzo. The design is very nice. The quality of service provided and the welcoming were excellent.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The hotel was great. We traveled in a large group. For some, Globus was the most favorite hotel and others were not as charmed. It came down to the individual rooms and the luck of the draw. The staff was helpful about all requests except problems within rooms (ie: a TV not working was not a priority and would be gotten to when time permitted). I was happy with the hotel, location and staff and would stay there again.

7.2 Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong SAR, PRC

The staff are very helpful. This was difficult how to locate their hotel by driving and carpark was difficult to be located. The staff are very patience to help us to find out the locations. The breakfast time for me is too late since I needed to take the 7:40am train to Rome but the breakfast started from 7:00am. I did not have time to take my breakfast. It would be perfect if the breakfast time shifts to 6:30am.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We had a wonderful stay at the Hoteel Globus,dont be put off by the street if yu are approaching from the train staion-the end where the hotel is is very quiet and totally safe.The decor and design of rooms are very good but even superior room is small-would not have liked to stay in standard rooms!The staff go out of their way to make your stay very pleasant,at breakfast it is pretty common to have to come back because there are only 6 tables for two and about 20 rooms.Ask for the superior rrom with bbalcony-no table or chairs but an enchanting view of the cupolas of both san lorenzo basilica and medici chapel-drag the room seats out to watch the sun sink below the russet domes of Firenze and ask for a bucket of ice for a bottle of champagne-its a sight and setting you will never forget!Would recommend online prior booking of Uffizi-even in late October 4 hour queues were unbearable,also try the tiny wine shop across the narrow street Zanobinis for a little tumbler of chianti or equally local Vina Real around the corner-we were the only tourists there but we were made very welcome!Dont miss local eateries Zsa-Zsa and fish deluxe at Lobs.A must is a visit to Baldovino in Santa Croce-a wine bar and restaurant side by side-unforgettable crostini creme de tartufo and wonderful woodsmoked pizza ,fresh salads and pasta.The one hour 30 min train ride to Sienna is also a great day out .

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Stayed at Hotel Globus 10/8/04 - 10/16/04, single room. Even with double glazing and interior wooden shutters, the afterhours noise from the street kept me awake the first night (I had a single facing Via San Antonia). I telephoned reception at 2:30 a.m. asking for a room change; when I went down to breakfast Michele (I hope I have your name correct!) had me moved to a room facing the back - very peaceful, though I would be suspicious of the air handling unit there whenever it cranks up... As you can tell, quiet is much more important to me than a view (though rising above the back wall was the Medici chapel dome), and the staff at Globus really seemed to understand this. They are all wonderful people, with a superb command of English, and run a very pleasant hotel. Rooms were not large but there was space for a desk and chair, and the bathroom was nice; the bed was very comfortable. I also liked the quarry tile on the floor; everything combined to give an overall degree of modern style you don't necessarily find in a similarly-rated hotel. Breakfast was certainly better then I'm used to, with bowls of dried apricots, ham, delicious cakes, croissants, juices, etc. Convenient laundromat around the corner, and while I might have liked to be two or three blocks closer to the center of town we nevertheless had the Medici Chapel and central market on our doorstep. Anyway, walking from one end of town to the other is easy and enjoyable. Will certainly consider staying again at Globus whenever I go back to Florence; for variety's sake I'd probably look at other hotels, but with Hotel Globus as the standard. The Italian hotel star rating system doesn't always give you the best idea of what you'll be staying in; my friend and I had come from Rome where we stayed in another 3 star hotel that was certainly OK, but Globus we decided was just that much better. Hope you make it to London, Alessandro.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Spot on. Very friendly staff. Breakfast was nice and sufficient (need to save room for those fiorentinas!) In the centre of Florence, but close enough to the outskirts not to make it a big deal driving in. Car park suggested was reasonable and with friendly staff.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

Overall, we were impressed with the hotel. Very close to the bus/train station and only a short walk to most sites in Florence. I would recommend this hotel to those that are looking for a clean, quiet, conveninent, and accomodating staff members. I would stay again.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Well located quite close to the Duomo. Kind receptionists, welcoming. Good buffet breakfast. Room small but well equipped. Rather noisy when on the street.

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Room Details

Offering the right accommodation for your romantic vacation, Hotel Globus offers 23 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels and pay movies. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as complimentary newspapers, safes and direct-dial phones during their San Lorenzo visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include minibars, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

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

How to reach Hotel Globus

By car
The hotel is easily reachable from the A1 highway: take the first exit to Firenze centro and then follow indications to Santa Maria Novella railway station. Once you reach piazza della Stazione, the square where the station is located, go around the traffic circle leading to piazza dell'Unità, where we advise you to park at the Majestic Hotel's garage or at the S. Antonino garage (offering special rates for Globus Hotel's guests). The hotel is located 50 metres from the square, in Via S. Antonino. Please pay attention to the double street numbers, the hotel is at number 24 Nero (black).

By train
The Santa Maria Novella railway station is approximately 500 metres away from the hotel. From the station, take the exit on the left (near the pharmacy) and then turn right. Continue straight for about 200 metres until you reach piazza dell'Unità, where via S. Antonino begins. Please pay attention to the double street numbers, the hotel is at number 24 Nero (black).

By airplane
The Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport is approximately 8 km away. You can reach the hotel by booking the shuttle service, by taxi or by the Airport Shuttle bus which connects the airport to Santa Maria Novella railway station. Once you get to the station, head towards piazza dell'Unità Italiana and then turn left into via S. Antonino. Please pay attention to the double street numbers, the hotel is at number 24 Nero (black).

Distances from Hotel Globus

Medici Chapels - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Florence Design Academy - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza di San Giovanni - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Globus is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.1 km / 3.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Globus

  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service