Relais Il Cestello Florence

3 stars
Piazza di Cestello,9, Florence, 50124
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
5 reviews
Fantastic, affordable hotel in Florence

The staff was very attentive, and the room was clean. The location is also centrally located in... See full review

  • Alayne W.
  • Oct 14, 2013
Outstanding Small Hotel

Our experience at Hotel Il Relais Cestello was outstanding. The hotel only has about 10 room but... See full review

  • Wired Jesus
  • Oct 28, 2010
Hotel Relais il Cestello is an old structure, used in the past as a post office that functioned with horses and buggies. The Hotel looks on Piazza di Cestello and from the windows you can see the beautiful Cestello Church, the surrounding area of San Frediano, the Church of Ognissanti and the Arno River. San Frediano is a very characteristic old Florentine area where you may still find wood, leather, glass and jewelery shops. Close to the hotel are the Piazza del Carmine, Piazza Santo Spirito and the Pitti Palace. In fact Hotel Relais il Cestello is situated in the heart of Florence; in a few minutes you can walk to the central railway station, the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and of course the beautiful shopping streets (Via della Vigna Nuova, Via Tornabuoni, Via Strozzi and Piazza della Repubblica) where you will find both high-fashion and antique stores. The hotel provides facilities like Baby sitting service, Bar, Internet access-Wireless, Laundry service, Library, Children's facilities, Non-smoking rooms, Concierge, Parking facilities-at cost, Luggage storage, Pets allowed, Currency exchange, Disabled facilities, Reception, Doctor on call.

Relais Il Cestello Florence Rooms

Standard Single Room
Room with one Twin bed includes Air conditioning, Heating, Refrigerator, Alarm clock, Room service, Safe in room, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Laundry service, Telephone, Color TV, Mini bar, Valet service, Modem / data port connection, Disabled facilities, Non-smoking rooms, Ensuite / Private bathroom Hairdryer, Radio.
Standard Double Room
Room with one double bed includes Air conditioning, Heating, Refrigerator, Alarm clock, Room service, Safe in room, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Laundry service, Telephone, Color TV, Mini bar, Valet service, Modem / data port connection, Disabled facilities, Non-smoking rooms, Ensuite / Private bathroom Hairdryer, Radio.
Romantic Double Room With View
Room with one double bed includes Air conditioning, Heating, Refrigerator, Alarm clock, Room service, Safe in room, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Laundry service, Telephone, Color TV, Mini bar, Valet service, Modem / data port connection, Disabled facilities, Non-smoking rooms, Ensuite / Private bathroom Hairdryer, Radio.
Romantic Triple Room
Room with one double bed and one twin bed includes Air conditioning, Heating, Refrigerator, Alarm clock, Room service, Safe in room, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Laundry service, Telephone, Color TV, Mini bar, Valet service, Modem / data port connection, Disabled facilities, Non-smoking rooms, Ensuite / Private bathroom Hairdryer, Radio.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

43.7703 11.2439
Area served
Florence.
Nearby airports
Amerigo Vespucci International Airport-Florence.
Area description
Close to the hotel are the Piazza del Carmine, Piazza Santo Spirito and the Pitti Palace. In fact Hotel Relais il Cestello is situated in the heart of Florence; in a few minutes you can walk to the central railway station, the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and of course the beautiful shopping streets (Via della Vigna Nuova, Via Tornabuoni, Via Strozzi and Piazza della Repubblica) where you will find both high-fashion and antique stores.

Nearby points of interest

  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.4 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.4 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.4 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.5 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0.5 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.6 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.6 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.6 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.6 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.6 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.6 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.6 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.4 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.4 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.4 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.5 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0.5 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.6 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.6 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.6 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.6 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.6 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.6 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.6 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.6 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.6 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.7 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.7 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.7 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 0.7 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.7 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.7 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 0.8 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.9 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 1 mi
  • Piazza San Marco: 1 mi
  • Cimitero Delle Porte Sante: 1.1 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 1.1 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 1.1 mi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: 1.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: 1.4 mi
  • Giardino¬†Della¬†Gherardesca: 1.5 mi
  • Artemio Franchi Stadium: 1.9 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 1.9 mi
  • Fiesole: 3.6 mi
  • Baptistry (Battistero): 42.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (5)

Ratings and reviews for Relais Il Cestello Florence

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tourist from Newcastle
Toronto, ont
Sep 14, 2014

3 nights at Relais II Cestello

We stayed 3 nights here, we found the staff friendly and spoke english well, be prepared to do a lot of walking, this hotel is across the riiver from the main shopping tourist area, most of the famous attractions are there as well. We had no problem with pick pockets or people harrassing you to buy something. If I were to return I would find a place closer to main shopping area. Do not go by the pictures they display on their website for the rooms, are room did not look anything like it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alayne W.
New York
Oct 14, 2013

Fantastic, affordable hotel in Florence

The staff was very attentive, and the room was clean. The location is also centrally located in Florence. I highly recommend staying here!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Review of Relais Il Cestello Florence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
fairykitty23
Boston, MA
Apr 27, 2012

5 Nights in Firenze

It wasn't difficult to find the hotel due to its proximity to the arno. The staff was helpful in making museum reservations. The breakfast was nothing out of the ordinary, but enough to get you through the day. The room was dusty and the linen/comforter could have used another cleaning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Make reservations to the Uffizis (academia and galleria), you are paying 4 euros for additional fees, but it is well-worth it! The hotel will be able to make it for you.

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Review of Relais Il Cestello Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wired Jesus
Findlay, OH
Oct 28, 2010

Outstanding Small Hotel

Our experience at Hotel Il Relais Cestello was outstanding. The hotel only has about 10 room but was located near our son's apartment (he is studying in Florence), so that influenced our choice initially. The neighborhood is a quiet, more residential area that is not touristy but very friendly. [...] and his staff are wonderful and very helpful. You are within easy walking distance of the train station, all the museums, and right on the Arno. The free breakfast is simple, our room was large and very clean, and other than one night when there was an outdoor concert on the river, very quiet. The hotel does not have a restaurant (there is one of the first floor that we did not try). However, our son took us to several neighborhood restaurants that were outstanding and very friendly to us as tourists: Gusta Pizza, Dante's, and Mama Gina's. Every evening ends with the ringing of the bells of the Cestello Church next door. I suggest stepping out front and listen along the river - quite romantic. We would most definitely stay here again and highly recommend it for anyone wanting not only value, but more of a feel of the real Florence. You could stay downtown or to the north for more money but you won't find a better host or a more relaxed location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get a family pass at the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery if you are staying more than a few days. It gets you into all the state run museums for a year, as many times as you want, and allows you to go through an express line. If you go to the Uffizi, Academia, and Pitti Palace a single time each, you break even. More, you come out ahead and the time savings alone is worth it.

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Review of Relais Il Cestello Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Antonio, TX
Oct 14, 2009

My new favorite hotel in Florence

Florence has always been my favorite city in Italy. This trip I was thrilled to find a wonderful hotel on the Oltrarno for a twelve-day stay. It was in a quiet piazza with good restaurants and pizzerias nearby. The walk from Ponte Vecchio and the heart of the old city was maybe ten minutes. The walk was always interesting because you have a view of at least two bridges coming and going. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a visit in Florence.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Just around the corner from the hotel is the All'Antico Ristoro Di' Cambi. We enjoyed dining al fresco and the food was delicious. One more block takes you to Pizzeria Il Tiratoio. We never had to wait for tables at either spot which is sometimes rare in Florence.

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Review of Relais Il Cestello Florence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gamedayben
Knoxville, TN
Jun 6, 2009

Great location.. Big room

We were in Florence for 2 days and 2 nights. We were very pleased with the size of our double room as it was by far the largest hotel room we had in our Europe trip. We had a great view of the river from our window and were located very close to the center of the city. Everything about our room was comfortable. We had 3 issues. One was upon arrival, you do have to carry all of your luggage up several stairs. The staff met us halfway to carry up a piece which was nice, but an elevator would be a huge help. The second issue is that our room was located right by the front desk, so we heard a lot of noise when there was any conversation outside our door. Third was we could never connect in our room to the wireless internet network they provided. We had to always go the lobby and even then it was still a really slow connection. Other than those 3, the stay was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a pizzeria about a block from the hotel that was outstanding. Walk out the hotel, take a left, once you come to a street intersection, take another left. The pizzeria is on the corner on your left. We ate there for 2 meals and loved both.

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