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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Malaspina Florence
This hotel is in a brilliant location. I was just out of the city centre which was prefect to get away from the hustle and bustle. The hotel was clean from top to bottom. Our rooms were spacious and the bathroom was brilliant. We even had our own mini bar. Our view wasn't the best. It was overlooking a small court yard, we didn't mind that much because we were always out and about. The breakfast was pretty good. The staff were really helpful with booking our tour to Pisa and Lucca. Would recommend this place.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Malaspina Florence
Perfect for the business traveller, otherwise lacking charm
The Malaspina is a lovely clean hotel - facing a somewhat bland park in a quiet business/residential area, three blocks from the train station. If I was in Florence on business and wanted a safe haven - I would chose this hotel. However - it was completely lacking in either charm or sophistication - hovering somewhere between the two. And therefore not my recommendation for a vacation in FLorence. I would have been much happer to be closer to the Duomo, the restaurants, cafe's, shopping, etc and would have sacrificed the large sterile room in favour of something more quaint. The front desk staff was merely adequate for directions and info - not particulary friendly. The bathroom was cramped but our large bed room was quite spacious, although lacking in decoration. With a few well placed pictures or mirrors, nicer amenities, this hotel could have been luxurious, but instead it left us cold. While it is true that all the sites are merely a few large city blocks away, you do so much walking in FLorence - it would have been much nicer to be in the middle of the action - rather than out of the way. The breakfast buffet was ok - rolls, eggs, cheese, cold meats etc.
Best hotel where I have stayed in Europe
Location great because not in center of tourist area and noise but close enough to get there in 5 minutes. Staff spoke perfect English and gave great assistance.
Breakfast very good and included meat and cheese.
Hotel room large with nice bathroom, two twin beds, large closet, and quiet. 10 minute walk to train station. Price at 70 euros per night was bargain. Will definitely stay there when I return to Florence.
First the positives...great breakfast. Well, that's about it. The rest was bland and disappointing. The front desk staff couldn't crack a smile if their lives depended on it...
The rooms are dark and cramped.
The location isn't bad, but the park on which it sits is most dreary in the winter months.
Enhance your Florence experience by searching out another hotel.
Vry nice hotel
September 2003: Very nice hotel close to the center in a very old building. Hotel is renewed and has spacious rooms. Bigger then any hotel we have stayed in Italy. Nice helpfull people, good breakfast, elevator and parking around the corner. If back in Florance we will stay again.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Malaspina Florence
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8th - 11th August
We arrived in Florence mid afternoon and once again we had the task of trying to find our hotel. We already checked out where about our hotel was on our phones so we knew it wasn't too far away. We crossed over the road to McDonalds to use their free wifi get double check which direction to go in. My phone didn't pick up …
... 8211; THE ENTIRE TEXT! So cool! Print was rather SMALL (tiny to be exact). We realize it is a "school" night and it is getting LATE….they tell us it is no big deal, but we are BOTH done in…and it is late. So, at 11:30 pm we call it a night. SUCH an amazing evening….I use that a lot, don’t I?? Sorry – but this trip has been about discovery and I’ve not been disappointed at any one time!
... of your **** and your ******* *****ing go walk next to someone else" I yell as delicately as possible.
To this she started to almost sob, she went on to apologise over and over, before revealing stories about a guy she knew and how she felt bad because she'd slept with the bus driver of her last tour and blah blah....it went on for a while. I played minesweeper in my head. In the end, without even listening properly I estimated her to be guilty of twenty crimes ...
... that he'd been looking for, he got a good deal and was pleased with his bartering. Lynda & I ummmd and ahhhd a lot and didn't really make any decisions.
We had a good look around the area and wore ourselves out totally, discussed the plans for the next day and then went for dinner... seemed like a good idea to go back to La Lampana & try the things we didn't eat for lunch... it was close to the hotel & we were all exhausted. Another great meal so we ...
... world. If you ever make it to Florence make sure to pay that extra 10 euro to climb to the top. The view is breathtaking.
Next we went to the Accademia to check out our boy David. Luckily I'm sneaky enough and sniped a picture for you all. Surprisingly he was a much larger statue than expected. His hands and feet were disproportioned to take your eyes away from his nudity and focus on the power of his stance and effect on others.
After the museums we ...