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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.
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