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Hotel Machiavelli Palace - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Via Nazionale 10 - Florence

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Located in the heart of Florence, the Machiavelli Palace Hotel is a 6-floor Beaux Arts convent built in 1450. Its 87 guestrooms were renovated in 2008 to include all the modern amenities a guest could need. The historical district surrounding the hotel offers a characteristic environment, typical of this charming city.

The front desk is available to guests' at all hours to arrange excursions, sightseeing tours, car and bike rental, transfer service, and money exchange. The hotel also features a pleasant bar and public wireless Internet access for a surcharge.
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Breakfast at Hotel Machiavelli Palace

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

Facilities at Hotel Machiavelli Palace

  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

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

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

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 6 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 6 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 33 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 Machiavelli Palace is also known as

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8.2

Clean

8.1

Location

7.3

Quiet

7.7

Spacious

8.0

Service

Hotel Machiavelli Palace reviews

7.2 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Very noisy in terms of water pipes, showers, flushes...I mean not our ones, but in the next romms and on the upstairs floor !

6.2 Fair
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Singapore

HOTEL LOCATION VERY CENTRE

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

excellent welcoming, very good place, near many attractions and restaurants, breakfast very well and very good comunication with the staff. The duoble room was clean. recomended for families and couples, but also for a single work travel.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

un seul point negatif d'apres moi: les chasses d'eau faisaient pas mal de bruit. Donc assez genant, surtout tot le matin!

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Very nice hotel, conveniently located close to the train station. Enjoyed the small balcony overlooking the city and the pleasant room. Staff were very helpful. We would certainly stay here again and recommend it to visitors to Florence.

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Taiwan

Room is classic and beautiful, Good location but some noise if room face street.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

I was in Florence for the first time and this city has subdued me. I as a whole am happy with hotel Machiavelli Palace, number pure, cozy, with a balcony from which the magnificent view to Florence opened. Breakfasts tasty.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Hong Kong

very near to main stations staff helpful on information

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Ireland

I have stayed here three times before and found it very satisfactory.Staff are friendly and helpful.Close to railway station and not far from all the landmarks.Great restaurant around the corner in Via Faenza(Trattoria Guido)!

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great location, nice knowledgeable staff, clean rooms, nice breakfast.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This hotel is the perfect location for anyone taking the train in. It is a 5 minute walk to the hotel and the area has great places to eat and shop. We had a triple room which was very spacious and looked just like the pictures posted on the website. The staff wasn't overly friendly but did answer our questions and helped us map out our destinations. Breakfast was very good. I'd stay at the Machiavelli again.

2.1
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our room was quite spacious and had several windows infact, in different directions that you could open wide but had no means of propping open so that they would allow in -what one hoped- was fresh outside air. The rooms across the alley way were visible from ours and you could hear everything all neighbors were shouting. But worse was the putrid smelling all pervasive odor in these rooms which was nothing short of disgusting. We used both the ac units but that seemed to make things worse. I sprayed a lavender organic something I had brought on our sheets hoping that would "kill" the odor. It didnt. Then, I pulled back the tatty orange bedspread in the evening and it reveals big brown stains on the underside. I would never rank this three star and cannot imagine how it got this status. A little gilt in the lobby when you walked in and some nice ornate touches? There are a plethora of adorable and immaculately clean if not luxurious three star hotels in Florence we later spied. Unfortunately, not in time for this trip.

5.8 Ordinary
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

Good breakfast, perfect location, walls need painting...

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Thailand

very good location..8minutes walking from train station,good breakfast,small room but functional...

7.9 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Stayed Machiavelli Palace in June 2010. Enjoyed our stay. The hotel is nice and close to the markets and maybe 15min. walk to the historic down town area. Would certainly stay there again. Thank you

7.9 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

excellent location and nice quiet room. Would have liked a little more variety for breakfast however overall good.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

This place is near Centro Train Station

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great location, wonderful staff, great value!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

great hotel. Great location - close to train station, but still quiet and easy to walk to all the main attractions. Our room was wonderful.

7.1 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

The shower is very small.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Room was quiet when there was nobody speaking in the adjacent rooms and when nobody was using the flush in the toilets. Hotel is wonderfully located and the personnel is very competent and nice. Except the noise problem, it is an address to be recommended

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Greece

We stayed for business and the location suited us. We were late making reservations and could not have the Jr.suite. We got a very spacious triple room instead. A place we will visit again on our next trip for sure.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • New Zealand

An excellent Hotel with beautiful surroundings. The staff were polite and helpful - a request for extra pillows was met with great speed. The breakfasts were plentiful and extremely edible :o) A dog friendly hotel - there was at least one dog staying with its owner. In walking distance from the Railway Station - be careful to get off at Firenza Santa Maria N and not before. Hotel is very central for all sights, and Pisa is just an hours train ride away.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

It's a very nice hotel.Convenient location, clean room and good breakfast.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Had double room with large balcony with view of Florence. Central location, short walk to Maria Novella Station, Also bus stop opposite hotel. Ample breakfast served. I can definitely recommend.

6.7 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

The only thing we're not satisfied is the shower room. I'm not a fat women. As I'm taking show, the body always touch the curtain. The shower room is too small.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Very nice hotel, centrally located. I appreciated the car park service, which was excellent!

6.7 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong

The location of the hotel is excellent. We had our meals around the hotel with great food and good prices. The staff were friendly and very helpful.

7.4 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

The breakfast room is a bit small and a juice not good. Rooms are very nice and even if the maximum price is 220 Euros, you can find one for 80-90 Euros. Next to an excellent restaurant ZAZA and Public Market. Parking is onerous but there is a VOITURIER. Reception clearks are willing to help you with any ticket reservation.

3.7
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

THE HOTEL PROVIDED A CLEAN ROOM.NOT AT ALL WHAT WE EXPECTED THROUGH THE PHOTOS ON THE WEB SITE.BREAKFAST WAS SERVED IN A VERY ANXIOUS WAY AS IF NOONE WOULD HAVE THE TIME TO CATCH THE BRIOCHES THAT WERE COMING ON A HOT PLATE AND THE SERVICE LADY WAS SCREAMING "PERMESSO" ALL THE TIME.THE SERVICE WAS NOT READY FOR THE CUSTOMERS THAT WERE STAYING AT THE HOTEL.

7.3 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Bon rapport qualité/prix. Chambre assez agréable, belle vue au 5e. Bien placé, même si l'environnement de la gare n'est pas génial. Petit déjeuner assez moyen mais correct. Le point le plus négatif : le bruit de la clim et de l'ascenseur, vraiment bruyants !

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Quality hotel for the cost. We had a 4th floor double room overlooking the road in front of the hotel, so unfortunately no view of the historic centre, but the balcony terrace was a welcome place to relax in the cooler evening air. The bedroom was well appointed and spacious, the bathroom rather small but clean with cubicle shower rather than a bath. The location is ideal for the main Santa Maria Novella train station, just about 300m away, and close enough to the main centre to walk to most of the main sights - ideal for culture vultures & shopaholics alike. Our only concern was on check-out, as it appears the hotel had run a pre-authorisation on the card used for the booking, something worth taking into account as this effectively 'froze' part of my available balance prior to paying the bill. (Mercifully, the matter was soon resolved thanks largely to the professionalism of the staff.) I would have no qualms about returning to this hotel or recommending it to others.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I was a single travelor. The room was clean and comfortable. The shower is adaequate for an average person, if you are very tall or wide, I would suggest you get a larger bath. Personnel was kind and helpful with suggestions for restaurants, etc. I would recommend and/or stay there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We had a great room for 4; two sets of twin beds. The room was large. Bathroom was big/clean. Hotel staff was delightful, helpful and professional. We would love to be back with them right this minute. The hotel is perfectly located; within walking distances to everything in Florence. Near the train station, but we never heard the train. On a main shopping street but at night there wasn't any noise (places close early). Great bargain shopping around the corner and at the main market a block away. Superb restaurants nearby and hotel recommendations were always good and exactly as stated. El porcospino is a fabulous restaurant nearby, with charming English speaking staff.

7.5 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This is an excellent location, walking distance from the train station and to everything else in Florence. For such a small price you get all of the essentials, we had a fantastic view from our balcony which was unexpected. Beds are not very comfortable but for one or two nights doable.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic hotel. Great service, clean and quiet. In a great location for acessing sights in Florence. I had a room on the 5th floor and the views were fantastic out over the roof tops. The staff were incredably helpful and friendly which was very reasuring being a loan traveller. I would recomend this hotel to anyone.

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

The hotel is very nice, but not as much as pics showed on the website. Rooms are big and cleaned, the only problem was with the toilet, which was really small and stinky! The location is great (very close to the station and the centre), also because Firenze is pretty small so it's easy to move around. Although I think that rates could be lower, my final rating is GOOD.

7.8 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

As travelers on foot, it was really convenient that this hotel was located just 200 m from the main station, where we were delivered by bus from the airport. It's on what seemed like "hotel avenue" -- since the entire street was lined with hotels, which made finding the sign challenging among all the others. The front desk staff was courteous and helpful, and was very nice to get reservations for museums for us -- even at practically the last minute. Because we arrived late, we were so grateful that restaurants are open later in Italy (than in some other countries), and we can highly recommend the Trattoria Anitchi Cancelli down a couple of small streets and around the corner. There are street markets close by during the day. From our balcony (we were on the top floor) we could look around the corner and see the Duomo -- which was marvelous, and it was a pleasant way to spend a night resting. There were 2 things that were less than ideal for us: 1. TINY shower - it was about 1/2 size of a standard single shower in the US. When you close the according curtain, you can barely turn around -- and there is no chance of bending to wash your legs. Although we are both over 6 feet tall - this would be true even for smaller people. So we made due by showering with the curtain open. Good thing there was a drain in the floor. 2. Inadequate A/C: Even in May you will want A/C. But even turned up all the way, it was 3 days until the room was finally cooled enough to be comfortable. We would sleep with the door open, which was tolerable -- except that because we were on "hotel avenue" it was rather noisy into some of the later hours. While most of the tourist sites are within relative walking distance, if you want to be near those, I would choose a different area of town for accommodations. We liked the proximity to main station.

7.2 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

The location is good,near train station. But the room we stay is far away from the lift, many stairs to walk up and down.Staff are helpful, the shower facilities also ok.

6.3 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Noise from an engine or something similar at the rooms of the top floor

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Il soggiorno al Machiavelli è stato molto tranquillo, vicino alla stazione ferroviaria e circondato da tanti bar e ristoranti e soprattutto a pochi passi da tutti i monumenti. Ci ritornerò sicuramente!

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

nice clean big room. great breakfast with plenty of chose.central location made it great for taking in the sight.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I'VE BEEN MANY TIMES IN FLORENCE. WHEN I HAVE TO SLEEP IN A HOTEL, I CHOOSE MICHELANGELO PALACE. GOOD SERVICE, GOOD PRICE. THE BEST LOCATION IN FLORENCE ARRIVING BY TRAIN. ALSO COMING BY CAR, BECAUSE YOU CAN FIND A BIG GARAGE NEARBY.

7.3 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

First time in Florence for myself, but only stayed one night.

5.4 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Location good for site seeing. Room small for a Superior. Shower tiny and not really acceptable for a so-called 'superior room'. No lounge so not really any place to sit comfortably and talk with other people. Breakfast basic. Not sure why one machine used to make all hot drinks in a hotel. Staff friendly and helpful.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Pleasant hotel situated on very busy road 5 or so minutes from railway station. Our bedroom on 4th floor had a balcony with a view of the Duomo ( I think only the 4th and 5th floor rooms have balconies ). The shower cubicle was very cramped but overall the room was pretty good. Breakfast was no better than ok but having stayed in a number of hotels in Italy it was no worse than most. Very friendly, helpful reception staff.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

Room was small, esp. the bathroom. Still good enough for a single traveler. All basic amenities were there. Great price/performance ratio. Fastest check-in I've ever had. Would stay again.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Colombia

El hotel se encuentra en todo el centro histórico de la ciudad, con facilidad para llegar a todos los sitios importantes para visitar. Cerca se encuentran todo tipo de restaurantes y locales para compras. Exceolente ubicación

7.1 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Nice place, friendly staff and very good breakfast but I wouldn't recommend the room: it was too small (single), a bit noisy and bathroom was uncomfortable.

7.3 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Excellent location, only metres from central market area. Lots of places to eat nearby. Good location to walk to all the main sights. Parking is at a different location, so is best to park out front of hotel, and they arrange for it to be parked, it's not far away, but somewhat expensive. Room was not very big, and the shower was extremely tiny and awkward. OK to put up with for a short time, but it was pretty irritating.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Sri Lanka

It was pleasent stay on our family holiday, but little overcrowded with some school children group. rooms and service was good. close to railway station. ample food and shopping around the hotel. easy to find halal food. room and facilities worth for money.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

A nice hotel with a balcony view of the Duomo as promised. Located in the hotel zone near the railway station. Higher standard hotels are found near the river. Lots of cafes and restaurants around.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was exactly as described. The only thing that spoiled it slightly was the early morning noise from market traders hauling their stalls to the market on the cobbled streets around the hotel. Ideally placed for easy access to all attractions. Excellent fish restaurant around the corner too. We had a wonderful time celebrating and important birthday.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Netherlands

airco, fridge and toilets very noisy. In winter it's ok but I think in the summer (with windows open) you need earcovers to have a good night sleep. Service is excellent: having trouble with bankpass they were very helpfull.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Portugal

A place to go again.

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

Loved the room, just wished the bathroom had been bigger. Great central location, have stayed before and would stay again.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

An excellent hotel. With an 8 month old baby they upgraded us to a larger room with a terrace - very happy. Breakfast was great. Location really close to the train station and a short walk to all the main sights.

5.5 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

petit déjeuner pas a la hauteur d'un 3 étoiles; café en poudre servi!!!chambre bruyante dû aux écoulements d'eau des canalisations. Bon emplacement pour visiter Florence et proche de la gare se sont les 2 points positifs.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Perfect. I just noticed a noise probleme beetween neighbours rooms.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Excellent trip over all

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Close to train station and short walk to other attractions. Room was attractive but small and clean. Nice breakfast. Staff was helpful. Would stay there again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

As a single woman I felt completely safe even though some comments had stated that the location was less desirable - it's an ancient city! The room was not big, but the bed was very comfortable and I had a nice balcony. I will return on my next stay.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Staff at the front desk were efficient but not particularly warm or welcoming.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Staff was friendly. Food was good. Spacious room and hotel was in great location.

6.2 Fair
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

la stanza assegnataci era polverosa e triste.ma a seguito delle nostre lamentele il personale, molto gentile e disponibile, ci ha sistemato in una stanza molto carina e con un poanorama suggestivo.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

great location for the sights, lovely staff, big rooms, right next to the railway station.

7.8 Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was ideally located for both the sights (10 minute amble to the Duomo) and the station as we were travelling around by train this was useful. But this area of town is a bit 'grubby' and not quite as well kept as others, though several main sights and tourist info within 5 mins walk and essentials shops and restaurants on your doorstep. The hotel had good amenities i.e. internet, safes in room, museum booking service and staff always on hand to help, all very clean. I would recommend to anyone for 4-5 days but if you are going for longer and want something a bit more florentine I would go south of the river or east

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

My husband, daughter and myself enjoyed our stay -- breakfast accommodations and food were particularly good. I do wish that better instructions for finding the hotel were available. My only real complaint was the lack of AC at night; our room (very attractive) was right under the roof and it got really warm and stuffy at night.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations & location. Looking forward to a return. grazie

6.9 Fair
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Good 3 star hotel , close to all sights. what made it particularly useful was its proximity to the main railway station.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This is an excellent hotel! The only thing that needs some help is the shower curtain in our guest room. After one shower, the bathroom floor was flooded, because the shower curtain was 4 inches short from meeting the floor. Water everywhere. Other than that, bravo! Nice place, good location, and very personable staff. Will stay in this hotel again!

4.1 Ordinary
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The Machiavelli was a disappointment, due in large part to the neighborhood and age of the renovation. The room and bathroom were clean and and roomy, so that was not the problem. For the price we paid, we expected the facility to be a bit more charming and the neighborhood to be not so rundown. Of our ten nights in Europe, the two spent here were the least value for the money spent.

6.7 Fair
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

well situated hotel, cosy surroundings, our stay was only marred by a dog barking at all hours inthe next room that had been left by it's owners.

6.2 Fair
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Public rooms were not very good , no where to sit and read the paper.etc

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Hotel was centrally located near San Lorenzo and the Mercato Centrale (Central Market). Great for starting your day with delicious panini and roaming the market area. Rooms facing the side streets were quiet with little noise at night and in the morning.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Room, service and breakdast were excellent.

7.4 Good
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

In case of double room, it's good to stay. But single room is quite poor. Room is too small with bed smell. The wardrobe in the single room is also too small and short to use. If you are a single traveler, I don't recommand this hotel but it's good to stay who use twin or double rooms.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

This hotel is located close to the railway terminal which is what we required. The room we had was large and attractive overlooking an internal courtyard, but the plumbing in the surrounding rooms was extremely noisy and needs to be rectified if possible. The staff were pleasant and helpful with booking tours for us etc., The hotel is in a fairly central position within walking distance of most attractions.

7.3 Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Switzerland

Very conveniant location, superior rooms very spacious, very clean, breakfast buffet ok, breakfast room cafeteria style without any charm. All in all good value for money and good location If you arrive with own car and want to use the parking provided by the Hotel be prepared to pay hefty price of 28 € for 24h and long waiting time to get car back on departure day

7.6 Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A good hotel in an excellent location close to the station and just a few minutes walk from the Duomo. Comfortable, clean room, well furnished and with a certain amount of Florentine character. Very similar to many hotels in this category. We would happily stay there again.

7.5 Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Overall, the hotel lived up. This was the best looking hotel in our stay in Italy and the room was clean and the A/C worked well. The big problem was that the tub had no shower curtains, which made baths challenging. The breakfast was better than in most hotels of comparable prices in Italy. Would stay there again. Location was optimal to the train station as well as to the sights.

7.9 Good
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Nice hotel but small room and tiny shower

7.8 Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Rooms were good - Lots of space & plenty of towels. Location was good, easy walking distance to railway & city centre. Only down side was the fairly ordinary breakfast.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

It is good as for location, cleanliness of room, breakfast. It is only dissapointed that bathroom has small space in single room. Prepared bigger bathroom, I stay again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Substantial difference in room sizes- we initially started out in a very small one, requested a larger one and were promptly moved to a more spacious room.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Good quality hotel. Well situated - close to transport.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong SAR, PRC

The air-conditioning in the rooms are poor. It can get rather hot even at night.

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9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

7.9 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Argentina

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Chile

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Guatemala

6.5 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

6.9 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

5.5 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

7.6 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

7.2 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Machiavelli Palace, offering 87 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 21-inch LCD televisions. Business travelers visiting the San Lorenzo area will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks and safes. Guest rooms are individually furnished, making each stay a unique experience.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Machiavelli Palace

By car
From highway A1, take exit Firenze sud or Firenze nord. Follow the indications the Firenze centro and then to Santa Maria Novella railway station. Follow the ring road and drive around Fortezza da Basso. Turn into viale Spartaco Lavagnini and turn right at via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, at the first traffic light. Continue along via Nazionale until reaching the hotel.

By train
Santa Maria Novella railway station is only 200 metres from the hotel and thus easy to reach on foot.

By airplane
Florence airport is 6 km from the hotel. Follow the driving directions above, or take an airport shuttle to the central station and walk, from there.

Distances from Hotel Machiavelli Palace

San Lorenzo Market - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Fortezza da Basso - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Machiavelli Palace is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.9 km / 3.1 mi.

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

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.