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Hotel Merlini - Florence

1 star Hotel Florence

Via Faenza 56 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 95 .00
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Hotel Merlini is a budget hotel in the center of Florence, close to Santa Maria Novella train station and Piazza del Duomo. Housed in a 18th-century building, this cozy hotel in Tuscany represents an ideal base for tourists who wish to visit the beautiful historic and tourist sites Florence has to offer, such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio and many more. The hotel is within walking distance to many local restaurants.

This great-value-for-money hotel in Tuscany offers comfortable accommodation together with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. In addition, its helpful staff will make all guests feel right at home.

Amenities at the Hotel Merlini include a nice TV room, where guests can relax after a day of sightseeing. The hotel also offers complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. If you are planning a visit to Florence but you don't want to spend a fortune, the Hotel Merlini is a perfect choice for your stay. 
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Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
Based on 26 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Merlini

A buffet breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Merlini

  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Dogs allowed
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service
  • Snack bar

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.

Check-in: between 2:00 PM and 12:30 AM.

Check-out: before 10:30 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.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 6 for adults and EUR 6 for children (approximately)

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 1 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 Merlini is also known as

Hotel Merlini
Albergo Merlini Hotel
Albergo Merlini Florence

8.5

Clean

8.3

Location

8.5

Quiet

8.7

Spacious

8.5

Service

Hotel Merlini reviews

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

close to metro, staff very nice, no elevator

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hong Kong

very good....highly recommend :)

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

The hotel is centrally located near the station. The room was immaculate, with a simple but very good bathroom with hot shower. The hotel manager and family were very welcoming. Could not expect anything more for this price. In fact it is a real bargain.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

During our stay, everything had been beyond our expectation since the prices quoted is lower than the others with respect to the good location. It's just 5 minutes' walk to the Duomo and 10 min to Uffizi. Also very close to the central market so that we enjoyed fresh food/friuts every day. The receptionists are extremly kind and friendly. Rooms are very clean and tidy, air-conditioned. There are no elevators but luckily we didn't have much luggage. The place is easy to find as well if you know the "rule": in via Faenze, follow the dark-blue numbers instead of the pink ones till you see No. 56. It's right there.

7.6 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The entrance of the building is a bit tricky to find as there is just a small sign at ground level and the accommodation is on the third floor of the building. There is no lift but the owner was very obliging in helping with luggage. The location is very convenient to the congress centre. It is quiet. Breakfast was very good and there is a beautiful view of the rooftops from the breakfast room.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

We stayed in a two bed room, it had a balcony with an amazing view. The room was spotless and the owners really friendly. It is within distance of the town's main attractions. The only "bad" thing is on the 5th floor and no elevator. Its good for your legs though! I will definetely return to this place.

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

From the moment we go there, we were very welcomed. Very friendly service. We traveled all day long so didn't stay in the room a lot but it was a good size for a couple.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Arab Emirates

We got 2 twin rooms for 4 nights at the Merlini and we were very happy with both of them. The bathrooms were updated and the room furnishings are really useful. We love the fact that the rooms are airconditioned and very clean. The hotel is located on the third floor which makes it difficult when carrying luggages but its alright because the view from the room makes up for it. We love the breakfast area. For an additional of Euro 6, its worth it. The owners are really nice and helpful. They made us feel so welcome. Location wise, it is just perfect specially if you are arriving via Florence Central Station or Piazza Addua bus station. Everything is walking distance from it. In the evenings there are lots of good restaurants along the street. There are several internet cafes and shops nearby as well. The Duomo and the Mercato Centrale is just a few blocks away. They have a lot of brochures and maps in the hotel so it was also very helpful. We booked the San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti Grand Tour and we had a great time. Cost is Euro54/person for that full day tour and meeting place is just a block away from the hotel. Next time we visit Florence, we will definetely stay at the Merlini again.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Pros: 5 minute walk from the train station, cheap, large clean rooms, quiet, on main through street with easy access to cafes, markets, and city center. Cons: Main hallway dingy and smelled like smoke, owners don't speak much English so you are pretty much on your own, beds very hard and uncomfortable, no t.v. or phone, breakfast not included.

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

This is a very warm and welcoming place. Very spacious rooms with a view of the Duomo, night time the view from the window is beautiful. Very close to the railway station and all the sites in Florence. CONS:There are no elevators and its on the 3rd floor so one has to lug up the luggage, we had only two small carry on bags so it was easy for us.

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

We stayed in a twin room, adjusted from a double. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The proprietor was very friendly and helpful and my daughter and I enjoyed the stay here. The breakfast was good with a good view to the Duomo. access via a vehicle was not great, but this hotel would ideally suit a train traveller due to its location. We experienced a great deal of noise from the youth hostel next door- this is not the hotel's fault but the lack of consideration of the youth hostel patrons late at night. This noise was not every night and probably depended on the people staying next door from time to time.

6.3 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

Hotel's staff is friendiy and kindly very much. But staff'life detail is too ciose. It is not a good feeling.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel Merlini has a great location--just a couple blocks from the train station and within walking distance from most of the sites in Florence. The family--especially "Nona" (means "grandmother" in Italian)--that manages the hotel was very sweet and accommodating. They let us use their internet when we needed to and they showed us how to use the air conditioning. The bathroom was small but that is expected in Europe. The shower is not the typical American shower (just warning the Americans)--there is a curtain that you pull across the bathroom and some of the water got to the other side of the bathroom... but nothing you can't handle. :) The room was spacious. Plenty of storage (we didn't really need any). No TV. Don't be expecting a Holiday Inn but all in all, a very nice place to stay for the money and location. Very hospitable. I would stay there again.

7.7 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Posizione centrale in un antico palazzo di Firenze,camere ampie e pulite, propietario davvero gentile che si è fatto carico del misunderstanding creato dal call center di Venere. L'ho già raccomandato ad amici e parenti...

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Simple, clean, and good location. There were no frills to this property, but it's exactly what you need after a long day of exploring Florence. The bathroom was very nice and the room were spacious and comfortable. Great value for the price!

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

Hotel Merlini is an excellent small hotel. It was charming, clean and the bathroom was updated. The owners were friendly and helpful. The only drawback was the hotel is located on the 3rd floor and there is no elevator, but that was not a big problem for my husband and me.

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

7.6 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Slovenia

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8.7 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

5.9 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Merlini, offering 11 guest rooms with climate control. Digital TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Santa Maria Novella area will have access to free (wired) high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • TV
  • High speed Internet access

Distances from Hotel Merlini

Palazzo degli Affari - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Fortezza da Basso - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Merlini is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.9 km / 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.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Merlini

  • Shuttle service