$55 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 24, 2014

Rex Hotel Florence

3 stars
Via Faenza, 6, Florence, 50123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
16 reviews
good location

Staffs were very friendly. They helped us making reservations for tickets to a few museums which... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 15, 2009
Perfect location

Great location and very lovely and helpful staff! Breakfast is small but good, and there is a great... See full review

  • First time Florence
  • May 19, 2012
Family-run, superb value accommodations in Florence city center
Clean, comfortable and convenient are the buzzwords at the Rex Hotel Florence, a family-run 3-star property close to all of the city's major attractions. Rooms are spacious and tidy with private facilities, as well as soundproofed walls that ensure privacy. Internet access is complimentary in the lounge and lobby, and the friendly staff will gladly help with organizing any sightseeing expeditions.
Highlights
  • Complimentary Internet access from the lounge and lobby
  • Nearby parking available (fees apply)
  • Expert customer service and attention
Rooms
Rooms at the Rex Hotel Florence are comfortable and functional, and all include private facilities. Additions include air conditioning, central heating, soundproofed walls, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, mini-bar and satellite TV. A full buffet breakfast is included for all guests.
Features
The Rex Hotel Florence is a privately-owned, family-run property offers clean and comfortable accommodations with first-rate customer service. Everything about the hotel is first class, with a friendly staff that dotes on its guests, many of whom are repeat, loyal visitors. With its city center location, the hotel is close to everything, making it the perfect base from which to explore the city's highlights as well as those in the nearby Tuscan countryside. Rooms are comfortable and functional with private facilities and include nice touches such as soundproofed walls, air conditioning and a mini-bar. A lounge and rest area are convenient meeting points, while the hotel's free Internet access (in the lounge and lobby) makes catching up with correspondence a breeze.
Transportation
  • Florence Airport (6.1 mi/9.8 km)
  • Santa Maria Novella train station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
Attractions
  • Duomo and Baptistery (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Michelangelo's David (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Ponte Vecchio (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Uffizi Gallery (0.2 mi/0.4 km)

Hotel Map

43.775 11.2527
Area served
Florence.
Nearby airports
Amerigo Vespucci International Airport.
Area description
The Hotel Rex Florence is located in the historical centre of Florence, only a stone's throw from the all of Florence's most famous attractions, which are within easy walking distance due to the Hotel Rex's superb central location!!! Only minutes walk from the San Lorenzo Street Market and Train Station of Santa Maria Novella (the main railway station of Florence) means our hotel is the ideal choice for those seeking a hotel in the historical centre of Florence near the Train Station. Visit the Florence Cathedral i.e. Duomo and admire Brunelleschi's Dome, alternatively why not enjoy an ice cream whilst gazing out from the Ponte Vecchio... See the Florence Virtual Tour for more information on these wonderful attractions.

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Rex Hotel Florence Rooms

Standard Double Room
This room offers one double bed or two twin beds with air conditioning, alarm clock, cable/satellite TV, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, laundry service, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, room service and telephone.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.1 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.1 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.2 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.2 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.2 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.2 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.2 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.2 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.3 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.3 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.3 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.4 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.4 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.1 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.1 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.2 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.2 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.2 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.2 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.2 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.2 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.3 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.3 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.3 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.4 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.4 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.4 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.4 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.4 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.4 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0.4 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.5 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.5 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Piazza San Marco: 0.5 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 0.5 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 0.5 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 0.6 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.7 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 0.7 mi
  • Giardino Della Gherardesca: 0.9 mi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: 1 mi
  • Cimitero Delle Porte Sante: 1.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: 1.3 mi
  • Artemio Franchi Stadium: 1.4 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 1.5 mi
  • Fiesole: 3.1 mi
  • Baptistry (Battistero): 42.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0200
Check-out:
1100

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.

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for Rex Hotel Florence

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.6

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Toronto
Jul 26, 2014

Pretty Good

Hotel Rex is in a great location! Easy to walk anywhere in Florence from the hotel. The street it's on is noisy if you have a room facing it. The staff were nice. There is wi-fi only in the breakfast nook/sitting area on the ground floor. Breakfast wasn't anything special, but it was OK.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sid Mexico City trip
Business
Dallas, Texas
Jul 12, 2014

Misleading star rating

The hotel does not deserve 3 or 4 stars. Upon early arrival obviously we were unable to checkin since the hotel was full. So I had to use the common bathroom. It was dirty, clogged and out of order. I had to inform the receptionist about its condition upon which she gave me access to the bathroom in the caretakers room. The carpet in that room was dirty and the chair cushion had turned black. Later, upon checkin into my room I saw that the carpet and chair condition was the same as in the other room. Furthermore, the bathroom was very small and had broken tiles. The wooden exterior windows were also not close able. The location is the only positive thing. Minutes walk from the train station and the Duomo. Overall, things need to improve before I can recommend this place to others.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
International visitor
Business
Florence, IT
Mar 9, 2013

Don't waist your time. Find something better in the area

I just checked into the hotel and the staff was not friendly. We complained about the room smelling like throw up and the guy at the front desk said he would tell his relief in the morning and did nothing about changing rooms for us (they were not fully booked). The double bed is two twins pushed together and they pull apart easily. The mattress cover wasn't even a cover. It was a regular sheet that was folded under the mattress. There is no carpet in our room and my wife and I were scared to walk around barefooted in the room. The bathroom is very small and the curtain kept touching me the entire time I was in the shower. Not to mention grit in between the tile in both the bathroom and bedroom. Breakfast is bad, it mostly consist of a very cheap continental blast which I thought was really bad for a hotel in Italy. This place shouldnt be called a hotel, it should be called a hostel. Since i got in last night all I could think of was checking into nother hotel The only good thing so far about this hotel is the location. I recommend looking around for something way nicer when your here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First time Florence
Business
Chicago il
May 19, 2012

Perfect location

Great location and very lovely and helpful staff! Breakfast is small but good, and there is a great cafe around the corner if you aren't satisfied with the hotels selection. The rooms are small if you're spending a lot of time in the hotel, but fine for sleeping. Looks a little drab in the rooms but for the price, location, and staff it's a great place to stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Houston, Tx
Jun 4, 2011

Very Nice Place to Stay

The hotel was nice and was close to everything. I have lived in Europe so I know what to expect from a hotel and this outshines the others that I have had in the area.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Gibraltar
Jun 3, 2011

Great Hotel, centrally located.

The Hotel rex is centrally located in the San Lorenzo district on the doorstep of a fabulous market. The hotel is comfortable, clean and value for money. It is not a modern hotel and the tv didn't work very well but the breakfast was great and with 2 young children it was the perfect place to stay.

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

Business

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Review of Rex Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles
May 15, 2011

Well located, economical

Just around the corner from the Medici Chapel at San Lorenzo, a 5 minute walk to the Duomo. Quiet, clean, comfortable, with friendly staff.

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

Business

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Review of Rex Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sallypt
Business
northern california
Dec 4, 2010

well run, comfortable

hotel is well run, accommodating. [...] at front desk was very helpful. Hotel is old and a bit worn, but is quiet and has a comfortable feel to it. Well located; walk to everything in Florence. Buffet breakfast is good.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

easy walk to many restaurants. train station is easy walk from hotel

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Georgia
Oct 30, 2010

Good location - Poor hotel

Hotel Rex is in a great location - very close to the train station and town center. That said - (1) bathroom maintained a terrible odor (2) our room had no outside view (3) carpet was stained (4) wondered if the sheets had been washed (5) tub / shower was unclean (6) breakfast was substandard. This has nothing to do with being an European hotel & differences with U S Hotels. It was not up to par

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ciro and Sons Ristorante is a close walk - excellent cuisine and atmosphere. Family run - 4 sons work there in various capacities. Not inexpensive, but worth an enjoyable evening.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sennebueb
Business
Boston, MA
May 10, 2010

Bare Necessities

Booked to attend a conference at the Fortezza Conference Center. Outstanding location - 5 minute walk to the Conference Center, the main railroad station and the Duomo. On a pedestrian street, but noisy Irish bar across the street. Tiny bathrooms - need to climb over the toilet to get into the shower. The bathroom was very clean and fresh towels every day, but the bedroom was a little worn down.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Turn left and left again and you will find yourself in the middle of the San Lorenzo leather market. Make sure you bargain hard!

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