Hotel Maxim

Address: Via Dei Calzaiuoli, 11, Florence, Tuscany, 50123, Italy | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Historic District/City Center area of Florence, is near Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Garden of St. Michael (Orsanmichele), I Bike Florence, and COIN Department Stores.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Maxim Florence

      Excellent Location


      Terrific location near everything. Pleasant, accommodating staff. A bit rough around the edges, but overall excellent value for the price.

      Great location, value for money hotel


      The Hotel Maxim is a block from the Duomo, two minutes from the Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi gallery and just round the corner from the Plaza Republica - you couldn't get a better location in Florence. It's on the third floor of an old building and has a typical four person max. elevator. The staff were welcoming and always friendly. Our room had a wooden beamed ceiling, wooden floor and very comfortable bed. Like the rest of the hotel, our room was very clean. Plenty of hot water and the heating was excellent (it was snowing when we arrived). For the price, the hotel was a real bargain and we're already making plans to return. If you want a clean, inexpensive "no frills" hotel in central Florence, you should consider the Hotel Maxim.

      The location cannot be beat!


      We will never stay anywhere else when we visit Florence again! Though the hotel itself is not the best, the location cannot be beat. We found our room and bathroom very clean. The towels are very thin and the shower is strange because it's not separated from the rest of the restroom. However, the staff is friendly and the breakfast was OK. We really did not spend very much time in our room at all. Why would you? You are in the most beautiful and romantic city in the world! The location of this hotel makes up for all its drawbacks. I would definitely recommend it!



      This hotel is not only dirty, it smells like it is over the city sewer line, sheets have holes in them, dust is an inch thick on the furniture, blankets contain more hairs (of other people) than most have on their heads, walls are in need of a paint job, etc... None of this makes up for its location!!

      Full Access to Florence


      Besides the obvious prime location; next to the Duomo, on the busy Via Dei Calzaiuoli and minutes from the Accademia, Uffizi and the train station, this hotel was welcoming and comfortable. Our room was air conditioned, the breakfast was okay, and the lack of a television in the rooms brought guests to the hotel lobby to sit around the coffee table and talk about restaurants they loved and sights they have seen. For those on a day trip from Siena and are looking to spend the night, this hotel is 10 minutes away from the SITA bus station, where it only takes 30 minutes to get from city to city. Personal suggestions for eating nearby; Osteria Vini e Vecchi Sapori north of Palazzo Vecchio for dinner and the Gelateria Carrozze for the best gelato in town. Enjoy!

      Good hotel for budget needs


      I ended up at Hotel Maxim after reading reviews on The first room I was given had a bathroom with a shower (ensuite). However, the shower was the entire bathroom - like a cruise ship. The drain was in the center of the bathroom and the toilet, sink, etc. would have gotten wet had I used it. I was terribly disappointed by this because no reviews had mentioned this messy shower situation. After my first night I inquired if all the room's shower situations were like this and was quickly moved to another, much more comfortable room with bathroom that had a separate shower with shower curtain.

      Besides this inconvenience, for a budget-priced room in the middle of Florence I had a good experience. The rooms were clean. The staff very friendly. The breakfast was very standard (cereal, breads), but what do you expect for this price? The location can't be beat. In the heart of Florence within walking distance to almost every site. Overall, I would recommend Hotel Maxim if you need a budget accommodation. Just be sure to request a good bathroom/shower arrangement.

      Maxim, great find


      Hotel Maxim, this is in a fabulous location and great value,would stay there again, also the staff are very helpful and friendly, rooms are very clean & have a separate bathroom, there is a new and old section we stayed in the older section and this was great, but we have been told that the newer section is even better, cheers

      Great location with just average quality


      The location of the hotel is superb, it is close to everything you want to see in Florence. Our room was facing via del Calzaiuoli, a very busy street during the day and night, but the room (with the window and shutter closed) was reasonably quiet at night. The quality of the facility inside the room was not that great but sufficient to meet minimum needs for a hotel stay. The lobby of the building and the elevator look a bit scary (kind of shabby). The location of this hotel is the best thing I found. (I went to Florence last year staying in a nice hotel but way too far from everyting.) Most of the sights are within walking distance, except for Piazzale Michelangelo. I found that very helpful for my visit, I just walked to all major sights I wanted to visit. The Uffizi, Accademia, Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Bargello, San Lorenzo street market, and even the train station are all within 5 - 15 minutes walking distance. The price is reasonable, a double room costed 103 euro per night when I visited in May.

      Good and bad


      The room was cramped and only moderately clean. The promised view did not exist. The price was too much. The saving grace of hotel maxim is location, location, location. After 3 days, we were glad to leave.

      Great Value, Awesome Location!


      Great clean hotel steps from the Duomo! It should definitely have more than a 1 star rating. I stayed at the Hotel Medici right across the street on the first night and inquired into prices at Maxim when walking by the next morning. The price was almost 1/2 of that I was paying and the room was even nicer. Looks like they did a lot of recent renovations because the bathrooms, furniture, etc. all look pretty new. Definitely a bargain and a perfect location...minutes from the Uffizi, seconds from the Duomo, a couple of blocks from the Piazza Republica. Strongly recommend. I would definitely go back.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Maxim Florence

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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