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Hotel Il Perseo - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Via Dei Cerretani 1 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 110 .30
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Il Perseo hotel is superbly located in the heart of Florence's historic center, offering easy and quick access to important museums, galleries, and shopping areas. It is only within short walking distance of the Duomo Cathedral and Santa Maria Novella railway station.

The owners along with the staff are always at hand to welcome you in the hotel friendly atmosphere combined with stylish décor, which make Il Perseo a perfect place to stay when visiting Florence. Moreover, the property offers a bar service in the breakfast room.

Completely renovated in 2006, Hotel Perseo offers large comfortable rooms full of natural light, many with spectacular views of classic Florentine landmarks.

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Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
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Breakfast at Hotel Il Perseo

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Hotel Facilities at Il Perseo

  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • 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.

Check-in: after 2:30 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 26 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Il Perseo is also known as

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9.2

Clean

9.2

Location

8.5

Quiet

8.4

Spacious

9.1

Service

Il Perseo Hotel reviews

7.9 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The greatest asset of this hotel is its location. The breakfast includes hot and cold items and the staff is friendly and helpful.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The rooms were very clean and modern. But the most spectacular part of this Hotel was the breakfast, which was outstanding! Parking our cars was not easy since there is not much parking space, but we always managed. It is a fairly short drive to San Vito Lo Capo, and it is a very nice hotel that we would recommend.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

It was near everything. Most of the staff were wonderful. The room were small but had everything we needed. We do not usually pay that much for a room but the location made it worth it. Loved it ! Maxine

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay. Our hostess was very helpful and provided recommendations to view the city outside the norm.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The room very nice and just as pictures showed, the location was great for eating, shopping and sight seeing. The reason for the low rating in service and facilities was due to the fact that the in-room safe was very light and not secured, just sitting loose in the closet, did not make me feel very safe about putting anything in it. Also whenever you left your room, you had to leave key with front desk and retrieve upon your return, very inconvenient. The breakfast was very nice.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Hotel Il Perseo was an ABSOLUTE GEM! We can't say enough about how lovely our stay here was. Warm staff, clean spacious rooms and a location that was unrivaled (literally 2 buildings from the Duomo and Baptistry). Our triple room had a nice king sized bed and a twin around the corner in a private alcove. The shower was 3x the size of the one in Rome and Venice. Breakfast was lovely with great Italian coffee, pastries, meats, cheeses and hard-boiled eggs. Breakfast set us up well for the day. Highlights of the trip for our family included: -Climbing the Duomo -Visiting the Galileo and DaVinci Museums (our 8 year old LOVED these) -Shopping for pastries and candied nuts in the open air market north of the Duomo If you visit, you must have dinner at Ciro&Sons near the Church of San Lorenzo (2 mins from hotel). So good that we went there 2 out of the 3 nights we were in Florence (and we only missed out on the third because they were closed on Sunday). The steaks, pizza and pasta are amazing and there are 16th cen. frescoes on the walls... Plus, they were very very nice to our son as well. You will love Il Perseo, our favorite hotel of our entire Italian vacation.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great staff, excellent location in city everything close by - Duomo, train station, resturants and museums all within walking distance. Staff helped book excursions and recommended resturants, sight- seeing, etc. Also, arranged cab to airport. Had different options for payment - would definetly recommend to others.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Best thing about the property was a warm and welcoming staff, great location and wonderful complimentary breakfast. Rooms and baths were clean and large but decor was a bit dated. Would recommend especially to someone who needed help and advice about Florence and it's charms.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The staff was wonderful. Thank you so much. The rooms were spare and drab but really more than adequate.

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • AP

Very good and comfortable hotel! Location is good, very close to main attraction and railway station in walking distance! Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

This is a great place to stay while visiting Florence. The staff are extremely helpful, expecially Laura who helped book tickets, provided directions and increased our Italian vocabulary. Our room had a view of a bell tower and the 4 bells chimed beautifully at various times. They provide an ample and tasty breakfast and we did not need to wait for seating. The location of the hotel is ideal, only a half block from the Duomo and walking distance to the Arno, train station, shopping and dining. We plan to return to Il Perseo.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Its location is superb. You can walk everywhere. Staff were friendly and helpful. Old lift actually worked very well.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

After the problem of reaching the location of the hotel by car (GPS does not work well)and having the car handed over for remote valet parking, the hotel is very welcoming, extremely friendly staff and is an excellent value. The location of the hotel cannot be beaten, very central!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

ALL the staff were extremely accommodating The hotel is just around the corner from the Duomo. My room faced the very busy main street but noise was not an issue at all. The lift is a little dated but this would be the only negative thing I have to say.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

The staff was very friendly and helpful. They have a nice breakfast buffet with several bread, juice and coffee, fresh fruits, cheese and ham, yoghurt... delicious. The loacation is really closed to the railway station and next to the dome. So you can get everywhere by foot. We really had a good time (3 nights) and would be lucky to come back an other time.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great location, comfortable walk to train station; friendly staff; wonderful breakfast. Room was large and comfortable.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This was my first time in Florence and first time at the Il Perseo. It was a great value and the location cannot be better. The hotel is very well run and the rooms are clean. The staff speaks perfect english and are very nice. It is a very quaint Italian experience. Only complaint if any was the room is very small. It was ok for one person, but two sets of luggage and clothing would be tight in the room I stayed in. I would stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Execellent stay. i will definitely stay there again and recommend it to my friends!!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

This is an excellent hotel, ideally located for exploring the "sights" of Florence. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and have all the facilities you need, including a good breakfast to get you going.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Turkey

You can not arrive to the hotel by car but the hotel has an agreement with a garage which really helped us a lot with kids. Make sure you contact before you arrive. They pick it up from you and bring back to the hotel before you leave. Great Service !

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Friendly and helpful staff, good recommendations for sightseeing. Nice breakfast, modern, clean, good-sized bathroom, quiet for rooms in the back. We will return!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel was excellent!!! Laura the Inn keeper was fantastic! She was informative and just a breath of fresh air. Breakfast was excellent, as we are now staying in a 4 star hotel in Venice and no where as good. The rooms where very clean. We stayed in Florence 4 days. The hotel could not be better located. It definitely rated as a 10 for a three star hotel. Equal to some of the 4 stars we have stayed. For the price, there is no better. We will definitely stay again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Malaysia

Very nice hotel and staff helpful, big room, good breakfast, location very convenient for shopping and sightseeing.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

A wonderful stay indeed. A perfect choice not only for the strategic location but also for the cleanliness of the rooms, the kindness of the staff and the quality of all the services privided.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Hotel Il Perseo is an excellent place to stay in Florence. Not only is it extremely well located but the experience at the hotel was top notch across all elements providing clean rooms, great service and a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend staying here and will use this hotel again if ever I get back to Florence.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

We booked a single and a double.They were clean quiet rooms, comfortable beds, variety of items for breakfast. It was in an excellent central location. On the 3rd and 4th floors but there was an elevator. Staff was friendly and helpful. The single room had very little space to move around in.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Bright, modern clean rooms in a fantastic location. Il Perseo is a fabulous place to stay in Florence. The whole vibe is very chic, friendly and super clean. I would not hesitate in recommending the hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Hotel Perseo, what a great place to stay, staff, beds, breakfast, location, all great. We will come back and bring the kids. We were a stones throw from all the main sites. The staff were too happy to book anything we needed. More than happy.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff and owners were very helpful. The location was great,easy walking to all areas. Breakfast was plentiful and presented well. Would stay there again.

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

Great Location! Great Breakfast! Great Room! I stayed here with 4 other girls, we are all kind of picky and all agreed for our budget during our 21 days stay all over Italy, our Florence Hotel Il Perseo was probably our favorite. I will def. recommended to friends headed to Florence and would stay there again if I ever go back to Florence. Only 10 min walk to SMN train station. SAFE neighborhood.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This place was FANTASTIC! Great prices for what we got. The staff was VERY helpful and accommodating- the rooms were clean and updated- everything was perfect! Right down the street from the Duomo with tons of restaurants nearby. Really, anything we needed they were more than happy to provide. I plan to return to Florence- and when I do I will definitely be staying here again. The ONLY thing that might seem like a problem is that you have to go up a few flights of stairs to get to the hotel at all. There is an elevator, but it is very small- it doesn't seem very accessible.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel, the owner is very professional and make you feel at home. Provide us with map, places to go, explained everything very clear. This hotel is a jewel in Florence. I'll stay in this Hotel again. Highly recommended!!!!!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff was the most friendly and helpful on the trip. Excellent location very good quality hotel for the money.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Qatar

The hotel was fine, the features were as advertised. The breakfast offered was limited but OK. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The only issue we had was regarding the poor quality of the mattress which caused some back pain after a night of sleep.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Loved our stay, even though it was very brief. Louise was fantastic - Definitely would recommend to friends.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Wonderful welcome from very friendly and helpful owner. Good value and excellent location, steps from the Duomo. Clean, basic rooms perfect for travellers and group travel. Small shower rooms. A kettle in the room would be a welcome addition.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

We'd like to thank Louise for a super duper warm welcome. So nice to hear a familiar accent and have such a warm welcome and sit down for a chat. The room was big, clean and comfy. Thanks for making our stay so easy. The location was brilliant and we would def stay there again. Thanks again. Alana + Steve - Melbourne, Australia

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Amazing hotel with amazing views from Room 416. Romantic stunning views. Great room for two.

6.2 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Very central, on the main street about half way between the train station and the Duomo. It's on the 4th floor, but there is a lift as well as stairs. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Close to the major tourist spots, it was a good place to explore Florence from. No restaurants close to the hotel, but lots within a 10 minute walk. Free wireless internet was a nice touch, although it doesn't reach all of the rooms.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Great hotel close to train & Duomo. Very nice fellow at reception - I think his name is Tani.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The room was a little small but just right for a honeymoon. The staff was friendly, eager to serve and the breakfast was very good. The location was perfect- walking distance to train station (if you don't mind wheeling your bags through a main street) and in the middle of tourist area with shops, monuments, ect.. For the price it was GREAT and we would definetely would stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United States

Hotel II Perseo was very clean and well managed with very kind and helpful employees on site at all hours of the day. The breakfast was fine, happy hour was great and the location is convenient to everything in Florence. The employees were really great and they made the stay terrific. My only advice to other travelers would be to ask for a room in the back of the hotel as the street out front is busy and noisy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff made our vacation even better. They were helpful and couldn't have been nicer! We would definitely recommend this hotel. It was in a great location - within wallking distance to everywhere.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The location is great for visiting Florence. It is central to the major attractions, and most are within easy walking distance. The hotel is on the upper floors of a building and is served by an elevator. The common areas are on the third floor. There are two systems of building numbers in Florence and both are used on a particular street. One set is used for building entrances and the other for store fronts. The address of this hotel is Via de' Cerretani 1, for the entrance to the building. There is another Via de' Cerretani 1 in the same block which is a restaurant store front. The hotel is in the middle of the block amid some store fronts with non-sequential numbers. This information should be on the web site and not just in a review. Our room was on the fourth floor. We had a large room which had a bed for a third person. The room next door, which we saw when it was being made up, was much smaller. The bathroom was modern and clean. The air conditioning worked well. The windows kept the sound out, which is important because this hotel is in a busy area. Building corridors (outside of the hotel) are in need of refurbishing. The hotel itself is better but could still use some refreshing. Breakfast was OK but no more than that. There is someone at the front desk 24 hours. All were friendly and spoke English well.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United States

We just cannot say enough good things about this hotel. From the helpful and friendly staff to the large, clean, modern rooms to the great location, it could not have been better. Based on the hotel's location (very close to the Duomo, on a busy street), we were concerned that it might be noisy, but our room was very quiet and we never heard any sound at all from outside.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Denmark

It was the first time we stayed at this hotel in a double room. It was a very pleasant stay and we will definitely use this hotel again, and recommend it to others travelling to Florence.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Above all else the Staff at Hotel Perseo are friendly and welcoming. A very very good Hotel for the price and it has LOCATION,LOCATION,LOCATION. !! Staff are very helpful especially if you have English as your primary language. Louise, the owner, is an Aussie, so that's gotta be a big plus !! My stay was very enjoyable and highly recommend this Hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

100% recommended, the best sleep I had in Italy! We had a quadruple room which was a king size bed and 2 single for our 2 children - this still left us with a lot of room. Very comfortable and fresh beds, nice bedlinen, extremely clean overall, good shower, nice TV, nothing at all shabby about this lovely room. We overlooked the street but had no street noise at all. GREAT breakfast, really good selection of items. Absolutely lovely hotel owners who couldn't do enough to help, very friendly. Florence was super hot so the air con in the rooms was perfect. I was worried we might not find the hotel since I had seen reviews saying it was hard to find....we found it immediately and yes, it is walking distance from the train station without a doubt - the lift up to the 3rd floor is quick and easy, no problem. We used the hotel car parking which was very convenient, they parked the car for us. In a fabulous location, 1 min from the Duomo, we will definitely stay here again. We used the hop-on hop-off tour bus and bought tickets from the hotel reception. Wish our stay here had been longer!

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Location was great for our one-night stay. Very close to all the attractions. Triple was spacious. Staff was helpful. Breakfast was OK.

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

We are a family of 4 who stayed very comfortably in a quadruple room. The rooms were clean and beautifully furnished and nice sized. The air conditioning was great as we were there in July during the heat. Loved how friendly and helpful the staff were. Would recommend without hesitation and would stay here again. Great location just down the street from the Duomo.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

We had a great stay in Florence. The location we thought was the best! We were close enough to walk to and from the train station and avoid paying for a taxi! Jacinto and Tony were very friendly and gracious! Giving us good advice as to good restaurants all within walking distances. We had a great experience at Hotel Perseo and would recommend it to our friends traveling to Florence.

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

Excellent location, basic and clean hotel.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Outstanding location only a minute walk from the Duomo. Staff were incredibly friendly and little breakfast bar with good coffee! Rooms were well finished with good aircon and v tidy. Great place to explore Florence from and would stay here if I went back.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Location was very good. Easy walk to Domo, train station and river. Management extremely helpful. They went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Spoke fluent English. Included breakfast better than average.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I recommend the Il Perseo. The managers were outstanding! All our questions were answered and they assisted us with museum reservations. The staff were also welcoming, friendly and professional. The breakfasts were delicious (I loved the coffee,) happy hour was a bonus (wine was tasty) and we really appreciated the ability to use a complimentary laptop. The rooms were spotless and the bathroom was well-appointed. Treat yourself when you are in Florence and stay at the Il Perseo.

7.2 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Staff was nice & very helpful. Room was large. Great stay.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

The room was perfect and the price was very reasonable for the location ( about 90 euros a night) this was in November. I go to Florence every year, sometime twice a year. I was there in November and before that in August but did not stay there in August because the rates were too high(around 160 euros a night) but other than that I would recommend the place anytime and will always be my 1st choice in Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

IN the middle of the historical city center, Il Perseo is a very nice and comfortable hotel, colorfully decorated, quiet and small.

7.2 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This hotel was clean and conveniently located. The breakfast could have been a little better.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

Wonderful accomodations. Excellent location and very attentive, helpful staff. Wonderful breakfast. Would recommend this hotel to others.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This was a great room in a great location! We didn't take a single taxi and easily found our way to all of the Florence sites. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and there was free wine and snacks each evening. The only problem was that the elevator was very small and could only hold two people (or one person and two bags). But I would strongly recommend this hotel!

6.7 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

The hotel is located at the 3rd floor of a building, which was a bad surprise for us (no lobby at the ground floor) Public areas are very narrow. Moreover, the rooms were not sufficiently heated (we were there in December). Some pros however: the rooms are spacious, quiet and well decorated.

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

Travelling with my partner, who is coeliac, the hotel were brilliant and recommended a pizzeria where he could get a gluten free pizza...fantastic. Also they have a GF breakfast. the room was lovely, clean and quiet. The shower room was newly refurbished. we will deffinately be staying again and recommending to our friends.

6.0 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The location of this hotel is fantastic, it is only a 50 meters from the Duomo. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Internet access is good. The breakfast was very limited. The hotel occupies the third and fourth floor of a building where the lower floors are taken up by a hostel. That is somewhat off putting. All in all it was a pleasant stay but next time we might try one of the other similarly priced hotels.

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

This is an excellent choice in Florence. The owners of the hotel are present every day and are invested in making sure the guests have an excellent stay. The location is fantastic: walkable from the train station and in the middle of all the sites. Thanks to the entire staff at Il Perseo for a wonderful stay. See you next time.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel and the rooms met my expectations based on the reviews and pictures I had seen. The room was clean, sizeable, bed was comfortable, water hot, the air con worked and the breakfast was reasonable. Nothing fancy but it's what you would expect for a 3 star hotel. For me though, the best thing about the hotel was its location - just a minutes walk to Duomo Sq and 5 minutes walk to the train station. My wife in particular loved the location as you're surrounded by shops as soon as you set foot outside of the hotel. One thing to watch out for when you first arrive at the hotel is the entrance - it's on a busy small road and it is difficult to get close to in a taxi / car. It's easier to stop in Duomo Sq but that means carting luggage for about 100 metres. If there's no traffic and you can lift your luggage over a 3 ft guard rail then you can stop outside the door and make a quick dash for it. Other than that I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Perseo.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

I went to Italy with a friend. We went to 4 different regions of the country in 2 weeks. We booked all of our hotels through Venere and all were great choices! The Il Perseo was such a nice place to stay during our one and only night in Florence. It’s location was great. I couldn’t believe how close we were to the Duomo. It was perfect location to walk anywhere in the city! The ladies at the desk were extremely helpful. They recommended one of the best restaurants we ate at during our whole trip & even helped us with driving directions out of Florence. Great location, great price & convenient to everything!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

location, location, location! duomo, train station, galleries, shopping, food just around the corner. owner/staff very friendly and helpful.

7.1 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Upon arrival, the desk clerk remembered that I had asked for a room with a view and was told that none were available. When we arrived, she said that there had been a cancellation for a view room and she had put us into that room. I was very impressed with that and we were given a large room with a view of the Duomo. It almost looked as if you could reach out and touch it. That was great. The room was large and clean as was the bath. The room was also quiet. The hotel is extremely well located to all sites. We were able to walk everywhere. Good restaurants were recommended to us as well. The only drawback for us was the small slow elevator which only goes to the 4th floor. As it turned out, our room was on the 5th floor. This would not be an issue if you travel lightly without much luggage. All considered, this was a minor thing compared to all the positives. Overall, we would highly recommend this hotel and would stay there again. The location cannot be beat! Oh yes, expect a traditional Italian breakfast resembling a US continental breakfast (no bacon and eggs). We had a wonderful time there and felt that the staff was professional and friendly.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Canada

We only stayed one night but the room was perfect - excellent location, reasonalbe price, upgraded bathroom - only issue is the signage is poor off the main street - best to just look for the address and not look for hotel sign.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hong Kong

Location is perfect and the room is spacious and clean. Would be better if the public area can be more nicely decorated.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This hotel was fantastic. Our room was very clean and spacious. The staff were great and the free drink at happy hour was fun. The hotel is in a perfect location - near the train station and near the city centre.

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

Nice hotel, centrally located. Very close to the Duomo. Within walking distance to all sites. Even though it was located in busy downtown district, the room was very quiet!

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Wonderful hotel is an excellent location. Highly recommended!

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Great location right next to Piazza del Duomo. Staff was friendly and helpful, and room was fairly large by European standards, and had free Internet. The biggest drawback was that the hotel is on the third floor of the building, and the elevator was small and slow so it might take a few trips if you have lots of luggage. Also, and this was the case with other hotels I stayed in during this trip, in Europe, a double room indicates only a bed big enough for two, not that you want two separate beds, this must be stated separately if desired. So, my friend and I had to share for our time here as the hotel was out of other rooms. It was big enough not to be a problem, however.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

A wonderful setting amongst the church bells.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

Estuve en Florencia varias veces. La conozco bastante bien. Esta vez, la diferencia a favor la hizo el personal de Il Perseo. Son muy cordiales y serviciales. Ofrecieron reservar tickets para los museos y cumplieron con exactitud todo lo pedido. En el salón ofrecen PC e Internet sin cargo. Para lo habitual en Florencia, en hoteles 3*, la habitación era muy cómodo y especiosa. Baño bien equipado y limpio. Buen desayuno. Hotel bien ubicado y de fácil acceso en auto.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Wonderful location just a few blocks from the train station one direction and the Duomo in the other. Very good English speaking staff. Afternoon happy hour was a plus since we had a chance to mingle with other guests. Room was quiet since it was on the side of the building. We overlooked a church and its bell tower but only heard the bells twice while we were there. Room was comfortable but not big. Good storage and updated bath. Shower was tiny. Continental breakfast was adequate. Can't beat the location.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

Excelente atención, muy buena ubicación y los alimentos aceptables.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Very impressed by this hotel. On a busy main road, but right in the heart of Florence, easily walkable or short taxi ride from the station. We had a triple room overlooking a courtyard at the back, so no traffic noise at all. Very close to the dome, so you will hear the bells. The bedroom and ensuite were immaculate, lots of towels and toiletries. Very helpful and friendly staff who spoke English, and when caught out in the middle of a storm, lent us umbrellas. Plenty of choice at breakfast, and happy hour with nibbles early evening. Hotel is on the third floor, access by lift or stairs. You might miss the entrance, so look out for hotel sign. We have been to Florence many times, but this is the hotel that I would return to and recommend to others.

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

Great location, great staff and breakfast, had a great vacation and recommend this hotel to all.

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

We loved this hotel. It was a bit of a shock when we arrived because it doesn't look like much on the outside (hotel is on floors 3-5 of a residential looking building), but is a wonderful hotel overall. The rooms are modern, very clean and spacious. The staff is very nice and breakfast is good. The location is superb. We highly recommend this hotel.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The location is wonderful. Walking distance from the train station is not a "short walk" with luggage. Count on taxis to rip you off for the 4 minute ride! The owner is a wonderful lady from Australia. Staff could not do enough to please their guests. Breakfast was basic continental with no frills. Great value for money. The only negative thing was the beds - mattresses were lumpy and hard. Not what you look forward to after a day of walking.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

I had a great stay at this hotel. The staff were welcoming, friendly and always willing to help. They had a good map of the city and were very helpful to me as a first time visitor in Florence. The hotel has an elevator which was great! The room was lovely - very clean, spacious and comfortable. I arrived by train and found the hotel easily from the map provided and it wasn't too far to walk with luggage. I would definitely stay there again.

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

I travelled alone, so all lodging seemed expensive. That said, this was the best price and I got a great room in a great location with really friendly staff. It would have been a steal if I went with a companion. It was safe, clean, and had A/C! There were families and couples staying there. Unfortunately I didn't make the happy hour (1 free glass of wine) so I didn't get to meet any of the people staying there. Overall thumbs up!

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Staff was friendly. Hotel was spare but adequate. Location was extremely congested with tourists. Breakfast and Happy Hour was good.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

We stayed for 3 nights from the 18 march to the 21 March. It was a place I would be confident to return to. The ONLY reservation is that we could hear what sounded like running water all night. We were in room 303. This would probably be an issue to people who were light sleepers. We would probably ask for another room the next opportunity we have to be at Florence.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Address is actually 23 and not number 1. Must keep your eye out for hotel name or you will miss it. However, once inside the Hotel is wonderful. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Central location.

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

It was like staying with old friends that would do anything to make your stay comfortable. All of the staff are engish-speaking, friendly, well-informed, ready to please, and customer focused. The rooms were quiet, clean, roomy enough, easy to stay in, good heating and cooling you control, and well maintained. The staffs suggestions for restaurants and things to do were right on target. It is a comfortable hotel to stay in. They set up reservations for us but would not accept a tip for any of their help. The room had an electrical outlet for our phone for charging that did not require an adapter. It was a very quiet hotel that is located perfectly to get to all of the cultural sights easily. In the middle of it all but quiet - unbelievable. I will recommend this hotel to my friends. It is a very good deal.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

Excellent hotel. Close to railway and attractions. Have to take a small lift from a dull ground floor lobby to the 3rd floor. Clean and comfortable rooms. Good breakfast. Happy hour wines. Enjoyed ourselves

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

My girlfriend and I stayed for 4 nights, and had a very enjoyable stay. The location is superb, just a 1 minute walk to the Duomo and less than 10 minutes to the train station. There are lots of decent restaurants around too. Our room was a nice double room at the back of the hotel, with a sofa/single bed in the room too. It was very spacious, with a modern decor. The air con unit was a bit on the noisy side, but this didn't really detract from the quality of the room. The breakfasts were probaly the best on our trip around Italy, with warm pastries, some good meats and very good capuccino's and hot chocolate. We also liked the idea of a free glass of wine in the evening, which was a very nice touch. All the staff we met, from the people who run the hotel to the cleaners, were very pleasant too. All in all, a great place to stay in Florence at a decent price.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great Hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were very large - we were surprised! The room was extremely quiet, which was also a surprise being a block from the Duomo. Short walk to the places we liked to have dinner (over the river and to the right - away from the tourist mess - ask the folks at the front desk to point out a few places!). My husband and I were in Florence for the first time, and I was 6 months pregnant as well - we were very happy with our stay and would recommend this place to anyone. Il Perseo is a little tough to find - the front desk is on the 3rd floor - hop on the elevator and the button is marked. It is a quick walk from the train station - we even walked there in the pouring rain w/o umbrellas and it wasn't too bad :)

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Wonderful! This hotel is embedded on the upper floors in an old building. A short walk from the station and next to the Duomo. We had a triple room (416)and although not spacious, the third bed was in an alcove givining our 15 year old a bit of privacy. Hot water, clean and modern and restful. I recommend it.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

We came to attend our son's dissertation in Fiesole outside Florence. Other family members also stayed in the same hotel. The hotel is very well located. The rooms are modest but very clean. The breakfast was good. The service altogether was very kind, good and professional.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Very clean, great staff and a few blocks to the train or historic sites. Very central and easy to find. Like many euro hotels you enter at street level (don't judge by that) and take a small lift to the hotel level.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Estuvimos tres noches en el hotel. La atención del personal fue muy buena, nos reservaron las entradas a los museos y no tuvimos que hacer las enormes colas que se forman y nos informaron de todo (horarios de trenes,de museos,etc).El desayuno está bien. Lo único que nos sorprendió un poco es que el hotel está en un tercer y cuarto piso (hay ascensor) y no lo sabíamos, por lo que nos costó un poco encontrarlo (el cartel del hotel es pequeño y al estar en obras había puesto un andamio).La situación es inmejorable,en pleno centro, desde la puerta se ve el Duomo. Recomendaríamos es hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

You never know what you're going to get when you book a hotel, but we were pleasantly surprised by Il Perseo. The accomodations were clean, modern, basic and exactly what we needed. The hotel's location couldn't be better, just a short block from the Duomo. The staff was very kind and welcoming. Breakfast was not extensive, but just what we needed in the morning. The free internet computer in the common area helped us in a pinch and the fact that the bar is always open means you can stop down for a bottle of water or glass of wine whenever. I would definitely stay at Il Perseo again.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is on the third floor of the building marked Pension Perseo. The rooms were great, the hotel offered free internet access and did happy drinks 6-8pm. Free glass of wine and snack. Great location, easy to find all the major sites of FLorence. Friendly staff.

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

I would commend the cleanliness and the service. Our luggage did not arrive with us and the staff made sure it was at the airport the next morning as indicated and reported to us the time of expected arrival at the hotel. This was very reassuring. The bed was comfortable and the room very quiet. I loved the location.

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Room Details

Il Perseo offers 20 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Duomo area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes. Bathrooms are outfitted with showers and hair dryers. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Il Perseo

Casa Martelli Museum - 0 km / 0 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Piazza di San Giovanni - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Florence Design Academy - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Giotto's Campanile - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Duomo Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Strozzi Palace - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza del Duomo - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Il Perseo is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.3 km / 3.3 mi.

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

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