Croce di Malta Hotel

Address: Via della Scala 7, Florence, Tuscany, 50123, Italy | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Via della Scala 7, Florence, is near Church of Santa Maria Novella, Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella, and Palazzo Strozzi.
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          Reviewed by bairdygirl

          another good location.

          Reviewed Apr 17, 2010
          by (9 reviews) Newcastle , Australia Flag of Australia

          We loved this Hotel, only a 5 minute walk from the train station, close to the tour stop, and the town centre. The pool was closed when we were there, but the decor of the hotel was lovely, only downside was breakfast, not as good as some others and only mix up orange juice!

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          Historical Traveler Reviews Eurostars San Lazaro Santiago de Compostela

          This is NOT a four star hotel!


          We stayed here for part of our honeymoon. Initially booked in for 4 nights we actually left a night early because it was so awful even though we had paid for it!. The room was tiny and dark and the shower was cracked and covered in mildew. The pool was dirty and surrounded by grotty old lounge chairs and horrible concrete. The bar was never open and the so called 'roof top bar' was only open for two hours a day. I would classify it as a two star hotel and definitely NOT a four star. Do not stay here!!

          I enjoyed my stay...


          I stayed here in February 2004 and really enjoyed it. I was very happy with it's central location, along with it being close to the termini. I was traveling alone so being close to sites and services were important to me. The hotel staff and environment were great! The decor and atmosphere are very inviting and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and accomendating, they made my stay very enjoyable. The breakfast is ample, but the dinners I had were very good and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone going Florence and look forward to my return.

          Our best stop


          After staying in Atlante star in Rome we were impressed with the lobby and lounge area...very spacious. Small lifts although there is two of them. Room was more spacious although i agree with other reviewer that the room looked like it had been decorated by a bad d.i.y guy. Tiniest bathroom yet nearly killed myself getting out of the shower not helped by the fact that my boyfriend had left the room therefore shutting off the electricity. Keep your key in the wall slot at all times. Our room was high up looking down on the street below...very noisy and awaken many times throughout the night by scooters and street cleaners chinking bottles at 6am. Overall not a bad hotel very close to train station and attractions...AVOID cheesy piano bar with a guy who plays a keyboard ontop of a beautiful grand piano singing god awful songs.

          Staff very helpful and booked us a meal in Bucca Mario nearby...nice restaurant but a bit expensive.. HOTLY early for a meal in ACQUA AL DUE always fully booked for a reason!!!! meal is very reasonably priced and buzzing. Recommend the selection of salad or pasta starters that you can share and if you like steak you must try it done in balsamic vinegar...absolutely amazing...the main reason I go to Florence and no i am not being paid...I just love the restaurant.

          Extremely pleased!


          We just returned from a wonderful week in Italy, ending in three nights at this hotel. Our two traveling couples were delighted with our stay here.

          The physical structure is beautiful. Nice marlble floor lobby, large public reading room with tv, lovely pool with lots of greenery even in February, grand piano in a very open-style bar area adjacent to the pool.

          Our rooms were on the top floor. (They call it 4, but we'd call it 5 since the entry floors in Europe are numbered 0.) Although the rooms were small, they were really cute and well designed. Walls were done in the Malta motif, faux-finish to look like stone, with typical Maltese entry archs. TV with two English channels. Large built in closet. Twin beds arranged in king size style were quite firm as we had grown to expect in Europe, but comfortable. The digital air/heat system was not programmable to run the fan constantly as we like, but when we asked the maid about it, she quickly brought both rooms room fans. The rooms were very quiet; though they were adjacent, neither of us ever heard any noises from any room. The bathroom was adequately large, with a full tub/shower and bidet, and blue marble/tile for floor and walls.

          The included breafast is served in the hotel's full-service restaurant, and was quite ample, consisting of the traditional cold cereal, yogert, cold cuts, meat, and breads, with milk, coffee and juices.

          Finally, we were most pleased with the front desk service. They arrange a private car/driver for a full day photo-op, and sent us to three wonderful restaurants. All of their staff were extremely polite and spoke English quite well.

          If we get another opportunity to return to Florence, we would definitely return to Croce di Malta.

          Very nice 4 stars


          The hotel is locates in the city center walking distance to the duomo, the room was nice and just renovates facing the garden.

          A wonderful time - in the right room!


          These reviews are too harsh in my opinion. We spent a week here in July, and had a wonderful time. The crucial point is to contact the hotel in advance and book a de luxe room with a balcony, facing the pool. (Not a big price difference...).

          We had a very spacious, newly renovated room, with a nice balcony and a charming view. No noice whatsoever!!!

          The location is smack in the middle of things (sigths, shopping, restaurants), and above all: the hotel has a nice and sunny pool - which is a must if you plan to stay in Florence during the summer! Not many hotels in Florence can offer that.

          Also: the roof terrace gives you the best sight of the city you will get anywhere. Order breakfast the day before, and enjoy a fabulous scenery!

          Anyway: get the right room - and you will have a great time!

          Skip it!


          More like a two-star. Got this from AAA. Defintely won't go back to them! Traffic at all hours and noisy! If you want convenience to the train station, this is about all this hotel has going for it.

          Stay elsewhere!


          This hotel was booked by our travel agent and it may have been acceptable for a 2-Star budget. This is not a 4-Star hotel and we paid the most for this one. I was disappointed that our agent booked us here. The service at the front desk was wonderful. The breakfast wasn't great and on one day we couldn't even get a place to sit down. The hotel had a damp and molded smell and seemed to have been updated by a do-it-yourself hotel manager. It was very noisy and not cozy at all.

          The only saving grace is that it is almost across the street from the train station. I felt that I was ripped-off and would stay clear of this hotel.

          Ok But not the best for a 4 star hotel


          Food very nice but initail roomwe were offered was a let down - dark, dingy and noisy from a nearby bar and all the scooters parked in the street below! We asked to swap rooms and had a room with terrace on the back but still a little noisy at night. Needs refurbishment.

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