Hotel Kursaal Ausonia
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Srabs683 stayed here on Apr 4, 2012 during their trip titled: Srabs683's Great Adventure.
I am currently sat at the top of the Duomo, Firenze's answer to St Paul's; it actually predates St Paul's by a few hundred years, and it's architect, Brunelleschi, was a genius, ahead of his time. The view of the city is fantastic, but apparently, not as good as the view from the tower attached to the same cathedral, which, although lower, includes …
Breakfast in the refrectory style dining room of The Ausonia means sitting in comfortable silence, listening to the many different languages being exchanged quietly in couples around me. The hotel is basic, almost hostel like, but the room serves it's purpose and I now sit on my bed with the shutters of my room flung wide. The sounds of the city; …
After a sleepless night hearing about Michael Jackson (the tv doesn't have a sleep function and I'm in a catch 22 because I need the tv to sleep but then get woken up by it), I then had a rather late rise and saw it was pouring with rain.
I used the internet to find out that there were no tickets that I could book at either the Accademia …
Although I woke up early enough I didn't want to get out of bed so it was 10am before I checked out and walked to the station. I took one look at the length of the ticket queue before deciding that I was perfectly capable of using the automatic machines. I had to wait 30 mins for the next train and the journey would take about 1 hour 45 mins.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
The best part of the hotel was the nice and helpful staff. The rooms were ok even for Italy standards, the breakfast was also ok. We also had a problem with the door locking, the staff help us with the problem right away. Thankfully we didn't spend much time in the hotel.
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I find it hard to believe that the people who wrote the reviews on here stayed at the same hotel!! We are not complainers and this is the first time i have felt compelled to leave a review but it was so bad. we stayed in the part of the hotel with the shared bathroom.
Courtesy and quality in Firenze
Very convenient relationship between quality and price, this hotel is located 5 min walk from the S. Maria del Fiore duomo. The staff is kind and available, and eventually will supply to reserve tickets for the visit at the Galleria degli Uffizi and to provide any information about the city.
Rooms are simple but wide and with personality. Ancient "cotto toscano" floors, big and comfortable beds, clean bathroom and sheets give you the needed tranquillty to sleep tight, along with the double glasses windows.
If you want to find something that could be improved this could be breakfast, but I am italian and very sensitive to the subject.
Initially we were booked at the Ascot Hotel further down the street, but I then read the comments on Trip Advisor and decided I could not stay there. The booking was changed to the Kursaal Ausonia and this turned out to be a good decision.
My girlfriend and I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. The hotel is simple but very well organized, clean and welcoming. Although the entrance doesn't look that nice, the hotel staff was wonderful. They helped us in everything we asked for and made our stay enjoyable. Our room was nice and clean. Most of the furniture is from wood, and the bathroom is new and well-equiped.
Wonderful place to stay!
I took my wife and parents to Florence and we stayed in Hotel Kursaal. It is a simple place, but clean, comfortable, and with very friendly and helpful staff. We loved the continental breakfast in the morning (especially the cappucinoes!), and it was easy to come and go as we wanted. The fact that we did not have bathrooms in our rooms was not a problem. The two bathrooms which were close to our rooms were clean, had showers, and we never saw other guest even in them! Enjoy!
Wonderful hotel in Florence
It's an excellent hotel near the main railway station. The place is quiet and nice, close to the main monuments and tourist attractions. The the staff is very kind and solicitous.
Kursaal is the place
We are a group of 30 Irish art lovers. We stayed in the Hotel Kursaal, via Nazionale, in Florence, two weeks ago. We really fell on our feet. Paola, who along with her husband, owns and runs the hotel, is a qualified guide. She brought us on a 3-hour walking tour that was the best guided city tour I have ever had. She also guided us through the Uffizi, and everybody was impressed.
The hotel is simple, spotless, absolutely central, five minutes on foot from the Duomo, which you can see out of some of the bedroom windows.
The price, off season, was excellent, and the atmosphere and service in the hotel super. Go and have fun!
Great place with good rates
The place is very nice. The location is good. It is close to the train station and also close to the old city. The rooms are very clean and the staff is great.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in October 2005. We had a really tough time finding it because we soon learned that in Florence, there can be a few different streets with the exact same name (as in this case). We had to end up going into a local store to give them the name of our hotel in order to get directions. That is the great thing about Florence..the locals can point you the exact direction of how to get somewhere based on the name of the place you are looking for.