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Hotel Relais Il Cestello - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Piazza Di Cestello 9 - Florence

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Price starting from 81 .00
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Hotel Relais il Cestello is located in Florence's historical San Frediano district, one of the most characteristic areas of the city renowned for its wood and leather handicrafts.

The property, which was originally used to as a resting place for weary horse and carriage travelers, lies next to the Cestello Church and in close proximity to the city's major attractions; the railway station, most museums, churches, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo della Signoria and the city's main shopping streets are all within walking distance.

Guests will enjoy lovely views of the Arno River, Borgo Ognissanti and Brunelleschi's cupola from the hotel. A bar is at guests’ disposal. Free wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. 
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Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
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Breakfast at Hotel Relais Il Cestello

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

Hotel Facilities at Relais Il Cestello

  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Private parking
  • Garage
  • TV Lounge
  • 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.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

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

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

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

  • Self parking fee: EUR 26 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20-30 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 3 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 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 Relais Il Cestello is also known as

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8.5

Clean

8.3

Location

7.8

Quiet

8.2

Spacious

8.3

Service

Relais Il Cestello Hotel reviews

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

For an older hotel, it was really well maintained and clean. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was good. It was close to the center, but far enough away to provide a little peace from the crowds in the town center. It was a good location to explore the various areas of the city. Parking in front, but expensive.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

no wifi

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Marco is the kindest of hosts and welcomes you "home" with a smile. It being a few more steps away from the fray, makes all of the difference as one wakes to the bells of the Cestello rather than the hum of traffic. The cannelloni at Mamma Gina's is the world's best...absolutely.

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

das hotel ist ruhig gelegen und nur einige Schritte entfernt vom historischen zentrum der stadt.

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

Hotel Relais il Cestello was perfect. Marco was so welcoming, so nice, so accomodating. The room was a good size for two people. Breakfast was perfect and Marco personally serves you. The location was great, right across the Arno, a very easy walk to all the sights. I loved being away from all the tourist noise. We will absolutely stay in this hotel again when we are back in Florence.

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

Hotel Relais il Cestello is a clean, decent place to stay in an un-touristy neighborhood of Florence, away from the crowds yet near enough to walk to the main attractions. You get what you pay for, and this place is totally fine for someone who wants a clean room and comfortable bed and who doesn't want to pay for amenities, spaciousness, etc. The lobby is a little frumpy, if that matters to you. A good deal for the money in an expensive city.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Looking for a quiet, reasonably priced hotel in Florence that was away from the normal tourist areas, we were very pleased with the relais. Whilst fulfilling these needs, it was still close enough for easy pedestrian access to all the places we wished to visit whichever side of the river they were on. We were kindly received, being offered a choice of rooms on arrival even though this was several hours ahead of the published time for rooms to be available. The history of the building added to its charm. We would stay here again. It should, however, be noted that despite a stair lift, access for the disabled is not ideal.

6.8 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

only disadvantge is the set up = rooms are along a corridor off the lobby where breakfast is served. Consequently I was woken at 7 every morning by the noise from breakfast. The single room is small and noise travels from bathroom of room next door........... Great location. L'unico svantaggio e' che si sente facilemente il rumore dalla sala collazione (alle 7 di matt). Camera singola piccola e si sente il rumore dal bagno della camera accanto. Ben ubicato l'albergo.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I think this hotel is a great deal for anyone who's looking to stay in a less touristy part of Florence. It's not more than a 15-20 minute walk to the train station/Central Market area or to Santo Spirito, and 20-25 minutes to the Uffizi. I lived for a year in this neighborhood-- it's one of the last in the city center that still feels residential!

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Yet another business trip to Florence, but the first time on this side of the river. So much more peaceful here Florence is small enough that you can walk everywhere so staying on the "residential" side of the river is better than the full on tourist side. Thankyou to the hotel and staff

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

Take the short walk to the old city wall, and visit Trattoria Il Sabatino [just beyond the wall through the gate and to the right, tucked into a corner] for a luscious and well-served meal in a very comfortable and fun atmosphere. Be prepared to walk for at least ten minutes to get to restaurants and other points of interest, but the location and its quiet are worth it. Off the beaten path, but close enough to it to access all the usual spots.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Stayed three nights at Relais Il Cestello in July 2007 with my grown daughter and her college roommate. The triple room was a little cramped with one queen sized bed and one roll-away, which was pushed up against the armoire, but it was nothing we couldn't deal with. The hotel is located in the Oltarno neighborhood, across the river from the major tourist areas and about 3 to 4 blocks along the river from the Ponte Vecchio. As a result, it was quiet and uncrowded, but still within easy walking distance of all the important sights in Florence. The hot chocolate served at breakfast was the definite hit of all the breakfasts we had in Italy! One caution: the directions given for traveling from the train station are incomplete. When exiting the train station, be sure turn right and go past the church of Santa Maria Novella to find via dei Fossi. It takes about 20 minutes to walk it, not 10; we took a cab to the train station when we left.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I have stayed in many hotels, B&Bs and hostels in Italy. This is one of the best for the price. We were 2 couples in our 50's. Great location on the river, close to the Uffizzi. Walking to everything but not in the very tourist"y" noisy part of the city. The owners are helpful and pleasant. The rooms are large (for Italy). The price 100 euros per night with an excellent breakfast. We would absolutely stay again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The Relais il Cestello is more like a bed and breakfast. It is small and the breakfast room is intimate. It was a nice respite to be on the Oltrarno, away from the tourist crowds, but still be able to look directly across the river. The Santo Spirito area is very pleasant. The staff of the Cestello is very pleasant and helpful. I will stay there again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great value and a very convenient location especially if not your first trip to Florence. Our bathroom was very small and could have used a little more light but it was certainly clean and servicable. We would not hesitate to return and have recommended it to friends and clients.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

this is wonderful small hotel with kind staff. my only problem was that i could not get the internet to work.

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

We really liked Relais il Cestello. I had been on business the week before in 4 and 5 star hotels in other European countries, and I did not see the advantage of the 'extra stars' for the other hotels. I think the owner at Relais il Cestello was absolutely delightful and the hotel was charming. The location could hardly be any better- the view was directly onto the river from our room and everything was within walking distance. Overall, it was our favorite hotel and we really want to go back.

5.3 Ordinary
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

It is not fair to advertise that you offer internet connection without saying it costs 3 E. / 30 min (that price might be the better solution only if you are in the middle of a desert). It is not fair to advertise you offer parking when it is a public one (expensive and maybe full). It is not fair to advertise you offer 24h hour reception, when nobody is there at night (moreover leaving the keys of all rooms unattended and available to everybody).

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

It's a three star hotel, with private feeling. Close to the teatro comunale, which was great for me.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A hotel with real character, will definitely stay there again!

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Extremely friendly & helpful staff. Room & bathroom good value for money.Good location,20 mins walk to main attractions,great little local deli,laundromat,cafes close by.Above a restaurant, but surprisingly quiet. We would recommend this hotel to friends & family & would happily use it again if in Florence

7.5 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This hotel was nice. Small, clean and family owned. The only disadvantages are the lack of an elevator and the breakfast left much to be desired. During our trip we stayed in 9 hotels all over Europe and this one had the worst breakfast.

7.5 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Quiet room from lovers, very large bed useful for love. Hotel close to city center. The parking in front of the hotel isn't free, you need to park the car on the first bridge near the hotel.

6.6 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • France

Nice hotel but this hotel don't have its own parking. We had to pay .....

7.5 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

when we arrived we had a disabled room but we never asked for that. We asked to swicth and he did the next day.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

A nice and especially quiet little hotel in noisy Florence. Our rooms were spacious and tidy, just one of them obviously was not a non-smoking room, so there was a bit of an unpleasant smell (room no 23). Unfortunately we could not change rooms as the hotel was fully booked. Apart from that we were completely satisfied with everything. I would recommend this hotel anytime.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

My favorite hotel in Italy!!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A delightful small hotel with a lot of charm. Simple breakfast served round a family style table in reception area. Close to all the main sights within easy walking distance of everywhere. On local bus route (route D) from Railway and bus station. Slight disturbance ocassionally due to sirens from ambulances leaving nearby depot. Happy to recomend this hotel to all our friends.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

It's a very quite. familiar and confortable hotel in the very centre.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Belgium

everyting was fine. just a pitty that breakfast have no salty food (ham or cheese or eggs...). excellent location.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

- Excellent Hotel in the Oltrarno section of Florence. Quick walking distance to city center, parking lot right outside for car convenience (if touring Tuscany), great room overlooking the river in the distance with high ceilings and spacious king sized bed. I would definitely stay here again. Wonderful staff. This was our honeymoon and we loved it.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

excellent staff. immediately over the Arno just two bridges down from the Ponte Vecchio. The restaurant downstairs was superb, the food and wine was easily the best I had eaten in Italy with the added advantage of being able to stagger up to our rooms afterwards

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This hotel would be an excellent value at twice the price. The facilities are in outstanding condition, the breakfast is generous, the staff is most helpful, and the Oltrarno location on the Lungarno is not Piazza Duomo or Piazza della Signoria, but is by no means "suburban" as some reviewers said. It is within the old Roman walls, a 5-10 minute walk to the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, or the Duomo, depending on which direction you go.

7.5 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This hotels accommodation and price were well within keeping of what we expected, clean and comfortable which is all we want - how long do you spend in a hotel room. We would definately stay again. It is in the quieter area of Florence which is what we had hoped for. Breakfast was continental which was no problem to us it is what we expect when on the continent. With satelite TV you can keep up with the news

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Quiet. Very central location with easy parking.

6.0 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

It was a bit surprising to see the hotel as we pulled up. I was expecting a bit more of a grand appearance and the parking area in the front of the hotel was quite congested. Antonio the manager was a bit unpleasant at first but then he warmed up.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

6.7 Fair
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Russia

7.9 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

5.5 Ordinary
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Portugal

7.5 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

4.8 Ordinary
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Denmark

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Denmark

4.7 Ordinary
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

6.8 Fair
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Kenya

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  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Colombia

6.4 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
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6.4 Fair
  • October 2007
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9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2012
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10 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
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  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
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  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

6.4 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

5.5 Ordinary
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

7.1 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
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  • France

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Relais Il Cestello, offering 10 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Oltrarno visit. Guest rooms are individually furnished, making each stay a unique experience.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with superior features such as showers, rainfall showerheads, slippers and bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning. Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Direct dial phone
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Relais Il Cestello Hotel

By car
The hotel is 3 km from the highway. Exit at Firenze Certosa and continue in the centro direction. Follow Porta Romana and viale Petrarca. Then via Pisana and Porta San Frediano until you reach piazza di Cestello.

By train
The Santa Maria Novella railway station is 10 minutes, on foot, from the hotel. Follow via dei Fossi then piazza Goldoni and ponte Carraia. Take lungarno Soderni until you reach piazza Cestello.

By airplane
Florence airport is a 15 minute ride from the hotel. Take the Firenze Nord exit from the highway, or a shuttle bus to the central station.

Distances from Hotel Relais Il Cestello

Santa Maria della Carmine - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza del Carmine - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Brancacci Chapel - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Chiesa di Ognissanti - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Rucellai - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santo Spirito - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza Santo Spirito - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Museo Marino Marini - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Saint Mark's English Church - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Trinita Church - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Pitti Vintage - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Relais Il Cestello 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 kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Relais Il Cestello

  • Private parking
  • Garage