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Hotel Maxim - Florence

2 star Hotel Florence

Via Dei Calzaiuoli 11 - Florence

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The hotel Maxim is situated in the historical city center of Florence, just 165 feet (50 meters) from the Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower, close to all major attractions of the city and only 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) from the central railway station of Santa Maria Novella.

The hotel provides its guests with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and offers free WiFi Internet access and a luggage room.

From the hotel, guests can easily reach all the major attractions, restaurants, and shops of the city on foot.

 
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Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
Based on 350 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

This hotel is in tourist area,lot of restos around,walking distance to pretty much...

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Breakfast at Hotel Maxim

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

Hotel Facilities at Maxim

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Concierge
  • Lift/elevator
  • Internet/Email services
  • Valet service

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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 1 PM.

Check-out: before 10 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

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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

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

Hotel Maxim is also known as

Maxim
Hotel Maxim
Maxim Hotel Florence

8.2

Clean

9.3

Location

7.6

Quiet

7.8

Spacious

8.2

Service

Maxim Hotel reviews

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Turkey

Excellent location. Cheese at breakfast was a bonus. The lift goes up to the reception floor but our room was one story up so we had to carry our luggage up two sets of stairs. Unfortunately there is no one to help with the luggage. But the location makes up for everything. The lobby is pleasing and has intresting books. Axess to the internet is a great help.

5.6 Ordinary
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Central address in Florence . Rooms not cared

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Loved this hotel, found the staff very accomodating and friendly, would suggest to friends a great hotel. Thank you for everything. Loved the entrance like going into an apartment, great area straight into the center of town.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Excellent place to stay, very close to everything (Actually on a main street), very quiet, very close to the Duomo. And the staff was really helpful in getting restaurants and other.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

The Hotel location is perfect to visit Florence. I would suggest management to improve the breakfast, very very very poor choice and even worse quality.

6.0 Fair
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Thailand

My room had the most awful smell ever. I think the hotel staff tried to air out the room and spray it with deodorizer but the mustly smell just lingered. The hotel is in a great location, really near the Duomo. And the staff is nice. But this hotel badly needs to be refurbished, repainted and the bathrooms need to be changed.

5.1 Ordinary
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

When I arrived the air conditioning was not on and I was told that the entire building had not been turned on. This was a lie and after creating a fuss I was then given a remote for the air conditioner but then told I couldn't keep it and would have to come back to the front desk in the middle of the night if I wanted to change the temp in the room. Cheap price but I will definitely stay somewhere else next time. Rooms were institutional and not sure how clean.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

we had a wonderful time--

7.9 Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Hotel très bien placé. Prix correct. Réception fait l'effort de parler en français et donne toutes les explications. Chambre propre et correcte. Lit confortable.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

very nice,very cheap, in the historic center of florence

7.9 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Front desk assistance was very good and staff readily available to answer questions, draw maps, get whatever was needed soon as they could. Area of hotel is excellent! Would stay there again even though the breakfast menu could be expanded somewhat.

6.4 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We had two rooms, the one facing the courtyard was very quiet, but had a very small bathroom with no tub. The other room (street-side) was comfortable, but extremely loud. There was loud music until very late, then in the early morning (4-5 am) we had loud sounds of metal clanging, street vendors setting up, chatting and finally the many trash trucks going up the street. Location was great, however.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

More choices in the continental breakfast. New shower curtain in bathroom would be nice. Other than that it was good. Would stay there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Great location, between the Duomo and Uffizi. Do not miss Palazzo Pitti either. Friendly and helpful staff. Showerhead holder was broken and they had it fixed the next day, so that was great! Prices very reasonable. Great for a shopping expedition as close to the main shops in the town centre.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

This hotel is excellent if we consider location (Heart of Firenze),price, spaciousness of room, friendly and kind services of staff.

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We stayed in Florence for 4 days 3 nights (since we took a day trip to Chianti and San Gimignano). The location was exellent! Very close to the Duomo, right in the center of the city, walking distance to everywhere! Free internet for hotel guests, which is a great plus! a nice breakfast with a very helpfull staff! The room is adequate, clean, but a little older,so the bathroom could use some work, but generally a great value for the price - the location, great breakfast and internet make up for it! Not a fan of not being able to take the key with you, and it closes at 1am, so you don't have complete freedom, but they will give you a passcode if you are planning to return later.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

Very good hotel, professional staff, I stay here each time visiting Florence

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

3 nights

7.6 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • China

promotion price is good.

7.2 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

OTTIMA POSIZIONE DELL'HOTEL, CORTESIA E DISPONIBILITA' DEL PERSONALE, DISCRETA PULIZIA IN NEGATIVO BAGNO CON VENTOLA E SCARICHI TROPPO RUMOROSI

7.6 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Guatemala

Esta ubicado en el centro de Florencia, aproximadamente a 10/15 minutos de la estacion de tren, el desayuno es similar al que ofrecen en los demas hoteles

7.5 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent location, very good breakfast, with the exception of the first receptionist, the staff was very helpful. Beware of taking a shower in the tub--very slippery and unsafe. Overall a good place to stay for the price.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Nice place, good people.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Hotel Maxim has an incredible location: right in the heart of Florence. You can easily walk to almost anyplace you'd like to visit. Although the room was not large, it was certainly large enough for us with our sprawlingly large bags. Who goes to Florence to hang out in the hotel room anyhow? Take a left going out the door, take a left at the street and go to Robiglio's--my favorite coffee place in Florence. The Maxim has two computers for guests to use. I think that computer use has become so pervasive in Italy that there are fewer public internet "points" so this is another reason to recommend The Maxim.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Brazil

The hotel is located in one the most busy streets of Florence with good shops, restaurants , famous monuments ( Duomo ) and squares.If you arrive by train the hotel is ten minutes of walking.Our room number 23 was very closely the lift and passage to other rooms and there was many young people arriving late night and make noisy.Breakfast was good.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

Ubicación inmejorable, buen precio, buenas habitaciones, un hotel excelente para el precio que tiene.

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

buena ubicacion del hotel para hacer turismo. desayuno pobre...

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Excellent location for the price!!!!

7.1 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

For us coming from the north of Europe we could wish a breakfast with more of the local spesialities e.g. salami, ham and cheese.

4.4 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Exactamente no está situado a 300m de la estación es un poco más pero sólo lo digo com apunte. Su localización es perfecta para llegar a todos sitios caminando.LA limpieza es correcta pero las habitaciones son un poco deprimentes con lo que esperas encontrar por ese precio aunque no hay que olvidar que es Florencia y el alojamiento se dispara, sobretodo si como ésta habitación tiene baño privado. Ojo a la altura de la bañera que es bastante. Desayuno correcto. Personal amable. Recomiendo éste hotel por lo céntrico que está pero poco más.

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

Excellent hotel for the price. Staff was friendly and spoke English well if that is important to you. Breakfast was fair but certainly was sufficient. Incredible location just 2 blocks from the Duomo and 7 blocks from the Santa Maria Novella train station. Could easily walk anywhere from Maxim. Would have no problem staying there again

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Ask for a room not on the side of the street. Room was spaciousness. 100 m from the Douomo, really central!

3.2
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Puerto Rico

Employees were helpful but I'm sorry to say that this was a horrible experience, appart from that. To start, we were give room #4, which turned out to be with a handicapped accessible bath. The toilet was fit for a horse...I had nightmares about it, and was constantly scared to fall into it- that's how big it was. The shower was just a corner of the bathroom with sloped floor. The curtain and the grout were black with mold. The room was decently clean but in need of painting the walls.We complained the next morning and they gave us a room in front of the luggage closet. A much nicer room. The shower area still had mildew, but a bearable quantity. And no matter which of the rooms, the noise from upstairs started early and very loud. I know it's economic, but beware; there are much nicer hotels for that price.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Wir besuchten Florenz für drei Tage im Mai 2008. Im Maxim haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt.Es besticht durch seine Lage in der Fußgängerzone direkt um die Ecke zum Dom. Wir hatten das Doppelzimmer direkt an der Rezeption zur Straße, wahrscheinlich eins der unruhigsten. Aber durch gute Fenster war es trotzdem angenehm ruhig. Sehr nettes Personal, ordentliches Frühstück, saubere Zimmer und Bäder. Es ist erstaunlich,dass man in einem 2 m² kleinen Bad Waschbecken, Bidet,Dusche, WC und Hocker unterbringen kann- aber es funktioniert gut. Auch das Einzelzimmer,in dem unser Freund wohnte war sehr schön, ruhig und geräumig.

1.7
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

It was my first time in Florence, I stayed just one night at the "hotel", but I wouldn't return again to this place... the bed smelled bad and there wasn't towels (they were sheets), the shower didn't work correctly...

5.4 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Rooms were adequate, hotel old as one would expect in center of the city. Corridors like a rabbit warren in need of some TLC.

6.3 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

The hotel is right in the middle of all the key places which is great. One really bad thing: the wall(s) between my room and the other rooms is almost paper thin, I basically heard the guy next door snore all night which was pretty annoying. Breakfast was good, service was acceptable, elevator is a plus since the hotel is located in a 4th floor. Two free internet connections aailable 24/7 was very good. The drywalls between rooms is horrible, I couldn't sleep one of the two nights I was there due to noise/snoring coming from other room.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Fantastic Location! Close to everything you want to do. Free internet was also nice.

4.5 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great location. Rooms not as clean as I expected, especially bathroom. Front desk personnel was hot and cold. 2 people were excellent and 2 were not.

4.6 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The owner and the staff were so pleasant that I almost feel bad writing a horrible review, but my experience was so bad that I am compelled to warn others. I read mixed reviews about this place but gave it the benefit of the doubt. On arrival, my room was made up but not cleaned (hair on toilet seat & in drain, very dirty bed sheets, cups and bottles on desk). When I complained I was given a room in their sister hotel downstairs for 1 of my 2 nights(not much improvement - another story). When I returned to my original room, it appeared clean and was reasonably comfortable (but very thin walls). In the morning when I showered (by closing a curtain over the bathroom door - no proper cabinet) the curtain was black with wet mold, the floor drain did not work and the entire room flooded. I raced to get out. When I complained at check out, I was given a discount and a warm appology. I'd like to give this place the benefit of the doubt... but be forewarned.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was our second stay at the Maxim. Great location. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Good selection for breakfast. Room was starting to show a little wear but a great value for the money. Will stay again in the future

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

perfect location. cant get any better. small, but free breakfast. good value. a/c took a little time to cool down, but overall the location cant be beat for the money.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

An excellent choice for the price right in the middle of Florence. Great location near the Duomo, friendly staff, nothing too fancy but perfectly sufficient. I'd definitely recommend it!

2.3
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

There was a bidet in the shower and the sheets were so strong of bleach it made me sick. The rooms are so small with really stagent air. Great location in the city.

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

My room was at the Axial, a different floor of the same building (3rd, as I recall). Narrow room towards the back side of the building. Had everything I needed, incl small fridge, free internet in the room. Staff was very freindly, I would stay there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

excellent! me and my sister-in-law were very much satisfied with all the services extended to us by the employees. food were all delicious, well organized, orderly, clean and on time. location was very accessible to train station, to tourist spots esp. basilica church,just few steps away from the hotel, academia, uffizzi, ponte vecho. hotel employees were very helpful, pleasant and considerate. hotel rooms were also spacious, always clean, well lighted, quiet..comfortable and change often bedsheet, towels and pillow cases. no problem for the eateries..restaurant were just around the corner, fruits stand and department stores were all close to the hotel. we felt our stay at the hotel was very short because we really enjoyed our stay. am now recommending to my friends this hotel ,MAXIM and if i will have the chance to go back again in florence, definitely i'll choose MAXIM hotel again.

7.8 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Close to almost everything. Lots of places to eat nearby. Staff quite friendly. Walkable to termini if you don't have too much stuff (about 10-15mins).

7.8 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Hotel parfaitement situé, dans le centre de Florence.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The location was excellent , room was nice but bathroom a bit dated and small overall excellent spot and good value for money

5.5 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We have booked hotels previously through Venere and always cosidered the reviews by guests to be one of the main factors alongside location in making our descision. This time, however, we were disappointed. We read comments about this being two star but should be three, not what we found. The facilities were adequate, the breakfast selection meagre, the towels provided very poor, cleanliness of room doubtful. Having said this the hotel could not have been in a better position in Florence central to all you would wish to see and near enough to the station as you would want to be, as we spent all day and evening out of the hotel it was OK. I suppose you get what you pay for is the lesson learned!

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

The location is very convenient. They served an excellent breakfast with a large selection of food and beverages.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The location on the main street was excellent, but a little loud, but they installed soundproofing in the window so it was virtually silent when closed. We stayed in room 20 right off the lobby and you could hear people walking by in the hotel. Bathroom was VERY small and awkward; you basically had to shower on the toilet (really). Staff was VERY nice and friendly and helpful. Towels were wafer thin, and there was an accordian-style door on the bathroom which did not aid in privacy and was loud to open/close at night. Two free internet/computers was very nice. Property is on the 3rd floor of the building and the entrance is very commercial-looking.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

Hotel Maxim was perfect for us. The location was incredible. Literally a ne minute walk to the Duomo and very close to other sights and museums. The staff was very helpful and friendly when we had questions. They referred us to a great restaurant with decent prices. We had a quad room which was clean and quiet. Would definitely stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Perfect location, between Duomo and Signoria. It is an old & charming palace. Aisles are narrow and intrincated, but it's part of the atmosphere. Everything ok, we'll spend there three nights and we'd surely repeat the experience.

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

Very good value. The location is excellent. We were moved to the newer hotel on the 2nd floor. The staff worked hard to make our stay enjoyable.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Brazil

Nice hotel, perfect location

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel. The room was large and the bathroom was very clean. Perfect location right next to the Duomo. The employees were more then willing to help me find a bar where I could watch the football game.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I really loved how this hotel is a between the Duomo and Piazza Replubica and it's just a 2 minute walk to go to each place. Located right in the middle of everything. Room was very clean and spacious although the decor did not strike me as anything fancy. Very 80s, cold war, socialist decor. Again, no elevators to the room, receptionist and lobby is on the 3rd floor. They provide free interet in the lobby which is nice. Staff was very friend and helpful in terms of providing assistance and information. Plus, they must have ran out of rooms, we got a room with an extra single bed, which probably made the room larger. Overall, nice and pleasant stay. Excellent location. Definitely worth a recommendation.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • South Korea

Everything was excellent. Kind and welcoming employees. Speak good English. Clean and spacious room. And above all the location of the hotel is fantastic. Very close to Duomo and the main street. Enjoyed my stay and will stay here if I have a chance to come back to Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Taiwan

located in Duomo,the best one when I stay in Italy. Very helphuf staff. breakfast is good.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

If you are in Florence for a couple of days and want to be close to everything, location wouldn't get much better than this. Despite the room overlooking Via dei Calzaiuoli, it was very well soundproofed, and with an excellent air conditioning unit it provided a very quiet and comfortable stay. Room was quiet small though had a double bed, the bathroom even smaller, but overall the hotel represents excellent value for money and I wouldn't hesitate to book here again next time I am in Florence.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Maxim was a great hotel to stay at in Florence. If I was to go back to visit I will stay at Maxim again. The location is great, the rooms are in good condition, the air conditioning worked and the staff was very welcoming. The only negative side is that the air conditioning was linking and hence wet the floor and we had to put towels on the damped area.

0.4
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

Il peggiore albergo mai visto!Sporchissimoo,mal tenuto,mal arredato.Da spaventarsi!Odore di muffa dapertutto.Copriletti,tende e finestre sporchi da non crederci.Persino l'aria condizionata appena accesa lasciava un odore insoportabile.Il bagno poi faceva piu schifo di tutto il resto!Niente vasca da bagno,ne box doccia,semplicemente una(sporca)tenda di plastica che divideva water e lavandino dalla zona,diciamo,doccia.A parte il pericolo di amazzarsi scivolando sulle piastrelle,perche bisognava girarsi di continuo,visto che la doccia era fissa al muro!E tutto questo a prezzo di 83 euro a notte!VERGOGNA!Brutto e deprimente.L'unico lato positivo di questo albergo e posizione centrale e personale gentile,ma neanche questo lo salva.Da evitare assolutamente!Certo che siamo scappati via dopo la prima notte e ci siamo trasferiti in un hotel bellissimo,10 minuti a piedi dal Duomo,pagando lo stesso prezzo.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

I was very impressed with this hotel. Location was superb, breakfast was delicious and there was free Internet access as well. Would definitely come back again.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Don't be fooled by the exterior of the building -- it looks very seedy. But once you get up the stairs and into the room, it is quite nice. The shower curtain was VERY moldy, but otherwise the room appeared to be clean. The AC worked great, the staff was helpful, and FREE INTERNET! Only down side was hotel keeping our passports for hours - made us very uncomfortable. They should photocopy instead.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

You can't get much more central if you tried! The free internet access is great too. Reccommend it to anyone.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Venezuela

EXCELLENT SERVICES.... THE GIRL IN THE RECEPTION >>> NICE AND PROFESSIONAL THE BEST LOCATION ....

7.0 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

We stayed for 3 nights. We were only in our room at night but the hotel was ideally situated to use a base throughout the day, to drop off shopping or change outfits etc. The staff were very helpful.

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

Great place, we loved it, great location, room was very spacious, clean, and quiet. Air worked just fine. Breakfast was good. Staff knew very good english and was very helpful. One staff memeber even offered to take us on a personal tour of Florence, but we couldn't due to a wine tour we set up. BTW, make sure you do a Tuscany wine tour, we did it for about $50 and it was well worth it. Make sure you bring a hair dryer, the one they supply is not that good. My girlfriend told me to put that comment, but everything else was great for the price!!!! I would stay there again.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This is a great little hotel. The location is first rate and the rooms are simple, clean and quiet. I would stay here again. Decent breakfast.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

The staff was very helpfull, speaking in my own language and giving me directions & advices. The location is perfect.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel in very good location - close to all attractions and in ideal location to experience Florence at nighttime as well. Room was very spacious and clean and enjoyed waking up to the sound of the ringing of the Duomo's bells in the morning. Staff was very helpfull - would definitely recommend this hotel to others.

7.6 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

This is a reasonably priced hotel and is very centrally located. It is not particularly special but, unless you are planning to spend your time in the hotel instead of out exploring Florence, it is a great choice.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The location was great. Easy access to the Duomo, Uffizi and other attractions. It does have street noise. We were there on New Years Eve and it was loud and smokey from all the firecrackers.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Finland

This was the third time I was in Maxim and in Florence I have been five times. Maxim has good situation and reasonable prices. Persons working there are very polite and helpful.

6.1 Fair
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel Maxim has acquired the hotel Axial located on the 1st & 2nd floors of the same bldg. Street noise until 2PM & trash, street-sweeper, and const. at 6AM make sleep hard to come by. Shower to small to get away from alternate scalding and freezing water. Orange juice at breakfast watered-down and not drinkable. Worst hotel out of 9 this trip. Great location but it ends there.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

It is a great location. The heart of Florence. The rooms and breakfest where very nice. Since our room faced the street it could be a bit noisy. The only issue I had was once we checked in there was not anyone available to give wake up calls. But being an independent traveller is was ok. I would difinetly stay here again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Chile

Las habitaciones del hotel son espaciosas y los baños son limpios. Tiene acceso a Internet gratis. El desayuno podría mejorar. Se encuentra muy bien ubicado, a pasos de la catedral y de los lugares de principal interés. De todos modos es un hotel recomendable

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

I would highly recommend the Maxim if location, cleanliness and friendly helpful staff are high on your priority list when looking for a hotel. We arrived in Florence after spending time in some of the bigger European cities and the Maxim provided a refreshing change to previous accomidation as the room was large, we had internet access and were right in the heart of the town and close to the main attractions.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Excellent location; very good service; very good breakfast facility and service. The hotel helped us made reservations on Uffuzi, and Academia, which avoid waiting long queue. Front desk people are very helpful. We are very glad to choose this hotel during our stay at Florence.

7.9 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

we were beset from mosquitoes! ...no elevator to our room upstairs ...quite noisy at night because of street noise

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

property wanted at least one night stay in cash... did not know this in advance...

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We really enjoyed our stay here. The location was awesome! The room was clean and the breakfast area was very nice and we liked the self-serve style rather than having someone wait on us. It was great having free internet access as well! We have NO complaints and would totally stay here again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Stayed at Maxim three days, great location, loved the breakfasts in roomy dining room, and loved internet room. Kinda non-descript entrance on busy pedestrian street, but one block from duomo!

4.9 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I was very disappointed in this place. The double bed was 2 fold up cots pushed together, and the bathroom was tiny, even by European standards - by far the worst room and hotel of our entire stay in Italy - I would most definitely not recommend staying here, unless you don't care about the bed or bath and only care about location

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Nice hotel. Great location. A little difficult to drive to but once there it is a perfect location. Breakfast was great. Water pressure was quite low in the mornings. The location and price made up for the low water pressure.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Given the excellent location, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of rooms. We would definitely go there again, despite of some loud music from outside one of the nights (probably a singular incident from one of the adjacent hotels.)

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff was wonderful, the location could not have been more convenient. The only complaints we might have would be that the door to the hotel was left open in the late evening so anyone could walk in, and no employee was at the desk. Breakfast, while adequate, was one that would not tempt one to eat much.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This hotel is in an ideal location. You walk out the door and you are there in the heart of everything! However it's not noisy either. It is a basic hotel but for a 2 star is better then I expected and better then some 3 star places I stayed. There is no mini bar or phone (probably why it's only 2 star). They do provide free internet access which is very handy.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Great location. Our room (N 16) was very spacious and quiet (court side). The morning reception lady was very nice and helpful. The breakfast was quite ok. But the most impoertant is that all main attractions are in walking distance. The icecream shop next door is not the best you can find in this best icecream country in the world, try others.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Netherlands

We stayed in Firenze for several times, this is the third time in Maxim. It has a really nice location, its right in the center. You can get everywhere within a heartbeat. We like the price of Venere, if you book on Maxims site its far more expensive. The rooms are very big, the only thing we did not like was that we had a invalid bathroom. Everything was wet when we showered.

7.4 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Although the hotel was located right in the middle of Florence, we had a quiet room and slept well. All the sights are in walking distance, which was very comfortable. The only problem, when coming by car is finding a suitable parking space as you are not allowed to enter Florence city centre by car, which meant we had to walk quite a bit to get there. The breakfast was rather poor even for italian conditions. However price/quality ratio was good, so if you're looking for a stay in city center the Maxim should be a good choice.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel Maxim is in a great location. 2 minute walk to the Duomo and 5 min stroll to the Uffizi Gallery/Ponte Vechio. We had a room in the newly renovated Hotel Axial,a sort of hotel within a hotel. Breakfast was sumptuous. Best part: There are 4 computers that guests can use to access the internet for free. Only gripe and its a minor one....shower stall did not have a caddy to hold soaps and shampoos. Also, can be a little noisy. One night a local band was playing at the nearby Piazza Republica until 1am...and in the morning delivery trucks rumbled through.Might be a problem if you are a light sleeper.

6.0 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

A FAVOR: El hotel es muy centrico; la limpieza bien; aire acondicionado; la atención es buena; se puede entender perfectamente en castellano. EN CONTRA: La entrada al hotel es muy triste, es un portal viejo y descuidado con la recepción en el 3er. piso; el acceso desde las habitaciones a las zonas comunes, recepcion con puntos de internet y comedor para desayunos, es laberintico; la habitación que me toco a mí daba a patio interior. CONCLUSION: LO MEJOR LA UBICACION Y EL TRATO FUE BASTANTE AGRADABLE.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

great location in the center of Florence. the hotel is nevetheless a little bit noisy due to the bells of the Duomo ringing... anyway, I would recommend this hotel as it has a very good quality/price ratio.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel location is just perfect. Just few steps from the Duomo, so you can plan your days perfectly to visit almost everything from early morning. The breakfast was just ok, nothing special. I did not like that they use plastic glasses... But anyway. The rooms are very good size. The towels are very very thin, but it is ok. For the price, I don't know, because we payed the same amount for a hotel 4* in Bologna, but it must be because Florence is more turistic. Anyway, I would recommend this hotel. Thanks.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Ausgezeichnete Unterkunft im Herzen von Florenz. Hervorragend für die Besichtigung aller interessanter Orte und der Teilnahme am Nachtleben. Das Frühstück ist ein bisschen spärlich, allerdings üblich so in Italien. Sehr zu empfehlen.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Maxim has a great location, only about two blocks from il Duomo. The greeting area of the hotel has a cozy sitting area, and has a computer for guests to use, which is a nice touch. My only complaint with Maxim is that my room had poor sound insulation between the hall and the room. Whenever somebody walked down the corridor on the hardwood floor, I could hear them.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Nice hotel in great location. The only complaint we had was that we had asked for a quiet room, but we ended up close to the dining area and were woken up early in the morning as they were preparing for breakfast. The water temperature in the bathroom fluctuated a lot from cold to really hot (but maybe that's just life in an ancient city). Otherwise, it was a really nice stay. Good amenities, including free internet and good breakfast. We booked 8 hotels thru venere.com and all of them turned out as were advertised.

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Room Details

Maxim offers 26 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.

Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom.

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

Accommodation Services

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

How to reach Maxim Hotel

By car The hotel is easily reachable from the highway A1. Take the first exit to Firenze and follow the indications to centro-piazza della Repubblica. By train The Florence railway station Santa Maria Novella is about 300 meters from the hotel. By airplane The Florence airport is about 7 km from the hotel and is connected to the Santa Maria Novella railway station by a bus leaving every 30 minutes.

Distances from Hotel Maxim

Giotto's Campanile - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Duomo Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza di San Giovanni - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Orsanmichele - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Dante's House - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Florence Design Academy - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Loggia del Mercato Nuovo - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Bargello Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza del Duomo - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza della Signoria - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Maxim is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.5 km / 3.4 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.

Transportation services Hotel Maxim

  • Valet service