Room Mate Isabella

Address: 13 Via De Tornabuoni, Florence, Tuscany, 50123, Italy | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Historic District/City Center area of Florence, is near Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Church of Santa Trinita, Elio Ferraro, and Elio Ferraro Gallery Store.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Room Mate Isabella Florence

      Lovely staff, wonderful stay

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      My secretary booked Albergotto for my three-day work stay in Florence. I owe her a raise for that. The well located little hotel -that's exactly what albergotto means in Italian: little hotel- has the best location in town. My huge room was silent and confortable, with a terrific bathroom and shower. The staff however made the difference: they really care about your comfort, and if you at least try to say some Italian simple words like "buon giorno" and "grazie" they will show you how kind Italians can be. My work stay became a pleasant "soggiorno" in Florence, thanks to the restaurant hints they gave me. Albergotto will always be "my" hotel in Florence as it was composer Verdi's in the XIX century.

      Eduardo Pereira, Brazil

      Really enjoyed our stay at centrally-located Hotel Albergotto

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      Hi folks - I am writing this review because I depended heavily on tripadvisor to make our Hotel determinations for our trip to Italy. I especially depended on the reviews linked to this Hotel. We only had a chance to stay one night at the Hotel Albergotto and we are sorry for that. We are grateful to the users of this website for recommending such a lovely Hotel in Florence. We paid $230 Euro, breakfast was included.

      First, Florence was absolutely PACKED at the end of September. When, we arrived by train, it was about a twelve minute walk through very busy streets to Hotel Albergotto. We found the Hotel to be centrally located to everthing. We saw all the standard attractions of Florence and not once felt like the walk was too much (the Uffizi, the Accademia, the Duomo, walked up and down the streets near the Arno). In fact, I don't remember walking more than fifteen minutes to anything. Florence is a very walkable city.

      When we arrived at the Hotel, we started to walk up a flight of stairs when the front desk person told us to wait - a porter would be down soon to collect our bags. He was and we were whisked to our beautiful room on the third (? it was the floor above the front desk and breakfast room) floor. The room was spacious and had a very lovely bathroom with a shower (not too cramped at all - even my husband thought so and he is 6'3''). We requested a double or queen sized bed and received it. The room was sparkling clean and we had a view over a pretty busy street/alley. Nonetheless, we heard very little noise (not an issue at all).

      The breakfast was good (not great). The spread was meats, cheese, cereal, pastries, yogurt, eggs and bacon. The cappuccino was excellent.

      The staff were polite and helpful. They recommended a lovely restaurant for us to eat at that night that was reasonably priced (about 50 Euro - which included wine, an appetizer, and meat and veges which were easily shared). It was probably the best meal we had on the entire trip.

      I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again. We had a wonderful time and a wonderful experience with Hotel Albergatto. Thanks tripadvisor!

      Very Nice and comfortable

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      Small hotel with very attentive staff. Hotel is clean and in an excellent location. No frills but very accomodating. Some of the rooms are small and would request larger room on next stay. All in all, a very pleasurable experience.

      Albergotto was great

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      Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in July 2003. It was one of 4 hotels we stayed in during 18 days (and 4 cities) in Italy. The room was spotless, the bathroom clean and modern (despite having the typical Italian shower, which wasn't totally enclosed, allowing water to leak out and onto the floor.) The air wasn't very cold at night---luckily we were there right before the big heat wave, but it was still hot at night. Our room faced the back street and with the window closed it was quiet; noisy from the vespas if we opened the window. The breakfast was decent and the hotel staff very friendly, spoke English well and I'd stay there again. It seems that in order to get decent air in Italy, you'll need to shell out more than you thought; but a good night's sleep was worth it to me.

      Don't forget your earplugs

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      The hotel is not so bad in general, but the only one thread which connects it to 4* category is location, but one may consider it as a kind of disadvantage, as well as "Gucci" shop on the ground floor - you have to climb up to the elevator. Hotel "Albergotto" is really situated on a busy road, so don't forget to buy earplugs. The windows are absolutely not soundproof, although new. Breakfast is quite lousy, but it can be even worse in Italy. Bathroom facilities were not as nice as I expected, a little worn out and out fashioned, but clean. There were no hangers in our closet. The staff was friendly; I had to remind them about these circumstances twice only. The cleaning maid was also doing her best. Every evening I tried to get rid of the disgusting dirty mat by pushing it under the bed, every morning she pulled it out again.

      I would recommend "Albergotto" is a nice 3* hotel, nothing more.

      Albergotto is lovely

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      The Hotel Albergotto is a lovely stay. We stayed there in late August 2003 - right at the end of the infamous heat wave. (We transfered to the Albergotto after an apalling night at the Brunelleschi.) The staff was extremely friendly, the rooms were clean, modern, and (best of all) well air-conditioned. (The only trick was that the AC cut off at 1am every night by govt. mandate - no fault of the hotel's.) Breakfast is standard but fine - plus you're within 3 minutes' walking distance of some truly superb cappucinos in the main square. All in all, this hotel is wonderful and well worth the money.

      Go to go to Albergotto !

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      Hotel Albergotto is situated on the chic Via dei Tornabuoni, above a Gucci shop. The "deliciously hideous" Mary Ann Evans aka author George Elliot is listed an an esteemed guest in 1861.

      Thankfully the hotel has been renovated since then and is now a very comfortable modern hotel. (Perhaps the elevator though is a touch old!)

      The staff were friendly and very helpful.

      Breakfast is nothing to get excited about, but I've yet to get a good hotel breakfast in Italy.

      The hotel is located on a busy road, so request a room that is not located at the front. Having said that all windows are double glazed offering reasonable soundproofing.

      Florence is a small city, and so you're not far from any of the main attractions.

      Hotel Albergotto is a lovely welcoming hotel.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Room Mate Isabella Florence

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
       

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