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Hotel Monica - Florence

2 star Hotel Florence

Via Faenza 66 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 85 .00
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Hotel Monica is ideally situated in the heart of Florence, within walking distance of the Fortezza da Basso Exposition and Convention Centre, and just steps from the Santa Maria Novella railway station, offering a perfect base for both business or leisure travelers.

The hotel is located on the second floor of an elegant Florentine building (no elevator), featuring wonderful interiors and beautiful terracotta floor tiles. Warm and inviting common areas include a splendid courtyard terrace nestled within a lovely garden setting.

Hotel amenities include free wireless Internet and a bar. To ensure guests a pleasant and memorable stay, the friendly and knowledgeable staff is always on hand to arrange bookings for museums and exhibitions, and organize city guided tours or day trips in and around Tuscany.

 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.0 Very Good
Based on 62 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The break fast is ok. Don't expect much at cheap price. Staff is very polite....

Venere Guest, United Kingdom
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Breakfast at Hotel Monica

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Hotel Facilities at Monica

  • Bar
  • Pets accepted
  • Garden
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • 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.

Check-in: between 3 PM and midnight.

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 21 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per night

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 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 Monica is also known as

Hotel Monica
Monica Hotel Florence

8.2

Clean

7.7

Location

7.2

Quiet

7.8

Spacious

8.2

Service

Monica Hotel reviews

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

being a 2 star hotel this accomodation was excellent. the upkeep of the room was not as good as it should have been and the hall noise was loud when other guests came in or partied. our overall experience was positive.

5.1 Ordinary
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

We stayed at this hotel simply because of its location to the railway station. The rooms were old and outdated and the air conditioning was barely able to keep it "bareable" in July! It is is a bed and location to the station then this place is okay otherwise I would look elsewhere.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Latvia

I liked this hotel

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Hotel Monica accomodations were basic and what I expected for the price I paid. Leonardo, the front desk staff, however, went beyond expectations to make my visit easier. He contacted the Uffizi for me and saved me hours in line for reservations. He replied to email right away. The rooms are clean and pretty quiet considering they are near to a bus station. I would recommend this hotel to anyone on a budget and not needing luxury.

6.1 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

double beth room,cleaness and excenlent breakfeast....

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Florence is a lovely city. The beuty and things to do made the quality of the accomodation less important. The room was fairly poorly noisy and the bathroom and room itself pretty dated. The tv channels were italian only and there was no internet as far as I was aware. The breakfast was fine and the staff friendly. So the overall experience was positive.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

We (husband, wife, 9 yr old daughter and 7 year old son) found the hotel to be good for the price and we loved that we could walk everywhere from our hotel. At night (2 am) the noise on the street was LOUD. Not the fault of the hotel, still not sure why people walked by there (on the way to where??) and why they had to be so loud. This was the only disappointment once my son got over the shower being just a shower in the bathroom without a stall. The breakfast area was lovely, sunny and clean. The food was good with a nice selection to meet everyone's need.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Everything fine, nice hotel, well location, nice room, good breakfast, very friendly personnel, we had a nice stay here. The only weak point is it doesnt have elevator but the hotel is in fact located in a second floor,so maybe for some it is not really necessary. If we´d back to Firenze, we will stay at Monica´s again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Puerto Rico

Leonardo fue super atento con nosotros y nos explicó muy bien los sitios de interés con el mapa.El cuarto era muy cómodo .Todo muy cerca del hotel. El desayuno fue excelente.Florencia es un lugar al que debes volver.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Even though the hotel is rated two stars, the overall quality surpassed three stars. The staff was always friendly and ready to help in any capacity, whether it was making reservations for excursions or suggestions for restaurants. The rooms were spotless and quite spacious. I would definitely stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This was an excellent hotel to stay at. It was within 10 minutes walking distance of many of the major sites. The staff were very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. I would definitely stay here again!

7.1 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

Good location, near to the station. Free wi-fi. An unpleasant smell in number.

7.5 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hong Kong

Never imagine I can get such a good breakfast with this price. The courtyard is beautiful and very relaxing to have breakfast there. The staff are very nice and helpful. The room is very spacious, and the bathroom is very clean. However, it is located at the far end of the main road, so a bit quiet at night.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

Das Hotel in Altstadt-und Bahnhofssnähe ist für einen kurzen Aufenthalt in Florenz gut geeignet. Zimmer und Bad waren absolut sauber und auf neuem Standard, wenngleich sie auch leichte Gebrauchsspuren aufwiesen. Die in Italien oftmals übliche Dusche gegenüber der Toilette ohne Abtrennung ist gewöhnungsbedürftig. Zum Ausgleich war das Bad, das sogar ein Fenster aufwies, vergleichsweise geräumig und hell. In unserem Zimmer, welches zur Straße und nicht zum Innenhof ausgerichtet war, konnte ich nur schwer bei offenem Fenster schlafen. Also:"Ohrenstöpsel mitnehmen oder Fenster schließen und Klimaanlage einschalten!" Die Zimmereinrichtung war spartanisch, außer den 4 Betten gab es nur einen Schrank und einen kleinen Tisch mit TV, aber keine Sitzgelegenheit. Dafür konnten wir uns zu jeder Zeit auf die Terrasse im Innenhof setzen. Die begrünte Terrasse ist mit Plastikstühlen möbliert und leicht renovierungsbedürftig, bietet aber trotzdem ein schönes Ambiente für den abendlichen Ausklang. Der Frühstücksbereich ist eher klein und das Frühstück einfach aber reichlich. Das Personal war zuvorkommend und übernahm gern auch Kartenreservierungen und telefonische Nachfragen über Öffnungszeiten etc. Für einen 3-Tages-Aufenthalt ist diese einfache bodenständige Unterkunft durchaus geeignet und im Vergleich zu anderen 2-Sterne-Hotels in Florenz vergleichsweise günsting, vor allem, wenn man mit der Reservierung ein bischen wartet.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

we had a very nice surprise when getting in our room, we had our private terrace (the only room in the hotel that has one!) so we were very happy about it. We had a dinner there, it was quiet and fresh. employees are very nice, breakfast are great. I recommend this hotel any time.

5.7 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Nous avons eu 2 lits séparés alors que nous avions réservé pour un couple. Les photos ne correspondent pas à la réalité. Chambre très petite et vétuste. La climatisation ne fonctionnait pas. Le petit déjeuné est moyen, ainsi que l'hygiène. Nappes pas changées,nourriture non protégée(ce qui fait le bonheur des mouches)

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Tout était parfait. L'accueil charmant (et en français). la chambre spacieuse, propre, calme, donnant sur un petit jardin et la terrasse... ambiance toscane. Seules les viennoiseries du petit déjeuner pourraient être meilleures. Mes enfants : "c'était trop bien, la terrasse était super !"

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

What a charming little place. It was on the 1st floor(one flight up) and the receptionist who was there when we came spoke no English. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean. The terrace was wonderful and the location was an easy block from the train station and the Duomo. We picked up cars in Florence and even had no trouble finding a place to park the cars as we loaded them.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Staff ere excellent, served us breakfast even though we technically missed it. Location is not ideal but close to the train station.

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

We liked our room. The location was very convenient for travel by train and not a bad walk to the major attractions. The employees were friendly. The breakfast was very basic but alright. AC worked well and our room was quiet. The patio area is attractive. We would stay here again.

7.6 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The team at Hotel Monica always were ready to go the extra mile to make our stay pleasant and enjoyable. Hotel Monica is good value for money in an excellent location.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

Great location, central, close to railway station, very convenient. Friendly, helpful staff. Good value for money by comparison with other hotels (though Italy is very expensive for us). Breakfast was included, and it was satisfactory. Facilities are basic but fine, as we expected in a two-star hotel. There's no lift, but we knew that from website info. Reception is up one floor from the street, and some rooms are up a second floor. Staff helped us carry bags up and down.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We stayed at the Monica for 3 nights in a triple room. Booked this hotel because of its proximity to the train station and the price, and were totally pleased with the choice. It's less than a 5-minute walk to/from the train station, and close to the Market, the Duomo, and most other attractions in Florence. This would be my first hotel of choice on a return trip to Florence. Front desk staff spoke perfect English. No lift, so be prepared to carry baggage up at least one flight of stairs (reception is on floor 1, which to an American is "second floor").

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a fantastic and wonderful hotel!! The location was just a block from the train station and perhaps about three blocks from the city attractions. The rooms were very clean and nicely furnished, the bathroom and shower were great, the beakfast was delicious, great terrace area behind the hotel, and the most important and best part of the hotel was the staff. The owner, Leonardo, made us feel so at home with his wonderful smile and very friendly personality. He spoke very fluent English and one day he spent hours on the phone making reservations for us while we enjoyed our day in Florence. His smiling face when we returned at the end of the day was a very welcoming sight. The older man, Sergio, was the night manager on duty all night who also prepared the breakfast and was a sweet and kind man. This is a great hotel!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Denmark

It is located near the main railway station of Florence. It is convenient for travellers.

7.2 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

Excellent location, very close to the train station and Dumo. Breakfast is not very good but acceptable. Room is big and clear, however, not enought lighting... In general, it's good and worth for money.

7.6 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The staff was very helpful and gave us good direction information so we could enjoy Florence. They had good knowledge of english. I was impressed by the service provided and the only drawback was climbing a full flight of steps with luggage. otherwise it could be a 3*.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

We satyed one night. Cleanroom and pleasant staff. Location is very close to the heart of Florence. About a 5-8 minute walk. Close to market and restaurants.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Puerto Rico

Hotel Monica caters to everyone. We were a group of three young 50 year olds. We saw single people, young couples, and families with children at the hotel.

6.4 Fair
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

7.9 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Macao

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

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9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Venezuela

7.3 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

7.2 Good
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

6.8 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.8 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.0 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

7.3 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • France

2.2
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

6.8 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.1 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Switzerland

6.8 Fair
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Japan

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Monica, offering 14 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Santa Maria Novella area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as direct-dial phones. Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers.

Accommodation Services

  • TV
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Direct dial phone
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Monica Hotel

By car
From the motorway, follow directions to centro and Santa Maria Novella railway station. As you approach the Fortezza da Basso fortress, head onto Viale Spartaco Lavagnini and turn right at the first traffic light onto Via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Drive around Piazza Indipendenza until you reach the end of Via Nazionale, enter Piazza della Stazione and then turn right into Piazza Adua. Turn right again and proceed along Via Cennini until it crosses Via Faenza. The hotel is located at street number 66.

By train
As you exit the Santa Maria Novella railway station, head left and follow the railway line to Piazza Adua. From there turn right into Via Cennini until it crosses Via Faenza where the hotel is located at street number 66.

By airplane
From Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport either take a taxi or the shuttle bus to the Santa Maria Novella central railway station. From there, head left and follow the railway line to Piazza Adua. Turn right into Via Cennini and proceed until it crosses Via Faenza. The hotel is at street number 66.

Distances from Hotel Monica

Palazzo degli Affari - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Fortezza da Basso - 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 - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 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
The preferred airport for Monica 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.