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Hotel Athenaeum

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife and I just stayed here for four nights and were very happy with the value, location and overall stay. The staff were fantastic and extremely welcoming and helpful, the hotel is fairly standard, modern, and clean. It is a little bit of a walk into the main centre (15 minutes) but we knew that upon booking and felt that the price was comparatively very good. The breakfast that was included was substantial and an added bonus. Would recommend this location to travelers.

Stayed here with a tour group. Proximity to most of the popular attractions in Florence. Not that we spent a tonne of time in the hotel but the rooms are pretty basic. Rooms were a good size and most of the pictures here are pretty accurate. We did have a tour dinner one night at the hotel, the food was great! There is an in room safe.

We stayed here as part of an Insight Tour, so I can't really comment on value for money (as we didn't actually see the per night rate). This hotel was nice. It wasn't "spectacular" so if you're looking for "upmarket" this isn't it, but the rooms were a good size, it was clean, and had everything we needed (including air con and free Wi-Fi). Photos on Tripadvisor are accurate of room type (although the photos always look more spacious than in reality!) There wasn't a spectacular view (but there was a balcony to sit on if you need fresh air) but the rooms were quiet (so it was a peaceful night!) As a family of four we needed 2 rooms, as each room only had 2 single beds in it. Breakfast was included which was a nice buffet - fruit, breads, bacon & eggs.. Simple - but enough to give you some fuel for the day. There was a pharmacy, cafes, and a laundromat nearby. It is really close to Piazza San Marco (where there is an AMAZING gelato shop) and not far from Accademia Gallery where Michaelangelo's Statue of David is housed. Florence is an amazing city, so to be honest, we didn't spend much time in the rooms (we were always out exploring). One night we did order room service from the restaurant (Riflessi) and the food was really good. Staff at Reception were also helpful.

There is nothing wrong with this hotel - It is clean, modern, relatively inexpensive and efficient and in another setting it would be a good place to stay. The problem is that Florence is not another setting - it is without doubt one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world and you simply do not get that special atmosphere when staying in this hotel. If you are looking to visit this wonderful city, look for a hotel that provides some of the history, character and beauty of the place. It will enhance your visit more.

Great location and value for money, short walk from duomo, clean place, but staff are fantastic - very friendly, gave good advice on eating out and returned our valuables we had lost in the room. Would recommend

In a great spot not too far from all the sights and has a bus stop just over the road for lots of local bus services and only a short walk to pick up the City sightseeing tour bus. Breakfast was easy with a nice selection which should appeal to most people's requirements. Staff were friendly and very helpful with our enquiries about local facilities/sights . provided a map and lots of useful info. My only critisism would be the bedroom furnishings were a little tired and the room was a little cramped. The "bathroom" was very small ..... in fact if I hadn't lost a few pounds prior to going I may have struggled to get in and out of the shower as the door barely opened 😅!!

We liked this hotel - walking distance to David, Mercato Centrale, the Uffuzi, and the train station (a bit complicated upon arrival - taxi was about €17, but no problem walking back to the train station for our return). Nice breakfast. Would definitely stay there again.

This hotel was only a few minutes walk to all the main attractions in Florence. The hotel is modern and well maintained. Pleasant rooms that ever quite and roomy enough. Breakfast was adequate but nothing to write home about. Wifi was free and fast. I would stay here again.

We stayed here for five nights whilst visiting Florence. The hotel was easy to find using google app & was a 20minute walk from the station. The hotels location was excellent only a 5-10 minute walk to city centre & attractions. The room was quite large & to a good standard but as other reviewers have stated the bed & pillows let the room down & because of this we did not enjoy a comfortable nights sleep during our stay. The breakfasts were extremely good & most enjoyable. Plenty of choice with breakfast buffet could not fault it at all Friendly staff in restaurant & manning front desk. We enjoyed our stay & would've rated the hotel higher had it not been for the most uncomfortable beds/pillows we have ever encountered

Great hotel ! Located near city center (10-15 minutes walk from all major attractions) Staff is very friendly and English speaking. Nice rooms. Best part of the hotel is PIetro!! He will definitely take care of you... Whether you want to stay in and eat at the hotel or if you want to step out and try the local restaurants Pietro will either cook you up a delicious meal or suggest restaurants that will meet your needs. Thanks again for the wonderful service, will definitely return!

Via Cavour, 88 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Accademia Gallery
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Historic Center - Downtown, Hotel Athenaeum is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Accademia Gallery. This 61-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. San Lorenzo Church and Florence Baptistery are also a short walk from this Florence hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Hotel Athenaeum's 61 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also standard.

Property features

At Hotel Athenaeum, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Self parking is offered for EUR 24 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 687 reviews