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Hotel Aurora

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in this hotel for two nights along with family in September 2018. All the major attractions are at a stone throwing distance from this hotel and plenty of nice Italian Cuisine restaurant are nearby. over all enjoyable experience. Break fast is good enough.

I will be staying here again as they have the most fantastic front desk staff 1who showed me such kindness and assistance considering I had two bad knees from an accident just before I came to Florence to visit. Not one time did I not have one of them come to help me up the stairs to the hotel as they knew I was in pain. The front desk gent even walked my suitcase to the train station when I left. Service here is fabulous. Location is great and near the train, bus and taxi stations. Also, walking distance to all of the sites in the city. Breakfast is good, also. Fresh and tasty. I loved this hotel, and will book again when I return in the not too distant future. Thanks so much for all your kindness towards me, Hotel Aurora. You are my favorite.

Hotel is super close to railway station, literally across, takes 2 min. Staff is very friendly, breakfast is ok with standard bread, fruits, yogurt, meat and cheese, Rooms and bathrooms are super clean. Beds are good. We did have a lovely experience staying here. Compared to it's price, it is a very good deal.

Aurora Hotel is located very close to Sta Maria Novela station.Just cross the street. Its is a also a nice location to start exploring Firenze It is a small hotel with comfortable large rooms, decorated in the italian style. Tv screen is a little small. Internet worked OK. Breakfast was not very complete but it was enough. The room rate was a great value (on December) I recommend !

The close proximity of the hotel from Firenze SM Novella train station is ACE! As you walk out from the train platform, exit on the right and you will see the tramline, cross the tram line, walk about 20-30m, your hotel is right there! So near and that's really convenient especially on a cold, wet December day! The hotel is also very near the Bus Station, Sita Autostazione Firenze, at Via Santa Caterina da Siena 15-17 (2 mins walk). We took a bus to Siena from here. There's also the bus to The Mall Shopping Outlet leaving from this station too. There's a Carrefour Express very near the bus station too. There is a great restaurant called Trattoria Dall'Oste a few doors from the hotel. The front desk will give you a 10% discount card. Go try the food, the food and the service is impeccable! We booked a room for 3 and the size is ok. The bathroom is clean and modern (refer photos). Our room comes with free breakfast. The spread is almost the same every morning but adequate. The shower gel/shampoo comes in 10ml sachets (refer photo) which is hardly enough especially if you have long hair and 'huge body" and you have to use 2-3 packets :( each time you shower. Would be nice to have more hooks to hang clothes and towels in the bathroom. The Wi-fi signal is weak on our Level 3 room (not sure about other rooms) Front desk is friendly. No issue with the staff. A pleasant stay, overall. Will stay in this hotel when we go back again :)

We chose this hotel for a one night stay because it was close to the train station, it had free wifi and it seemed nice from the website. They reception staff was friendly and let us check in early. From what I could tell, the hotel was quiet, seemed clean and well kept however I knocked off a few stars because of the following issues: We were put on the ground floor (I think it was Rm #101) and when we walked in there was an overwhelming odd smell. I'm not sure what it was but if I had to describe it, it would be air freshener covering up mildew smell. If you are looking to relax with the TV, there were no English channels. We were only there one night so we were willing to over look the smell and no English channels because we weren't there to watch TV. The bed was terribly lumpy and uncomfortable. The bathroom is updated with a roomy shower but there was a learning curve to working the "modern" shower. There was also bug repellent stashed away in one of the nightstands. Breakfast was nothing to write home about and it would have been nice for the server to ask us if we wanted coffee. Instead, we had to chase him down and ask for coffee. I was willing to over look all of that but I was not willing to look past the no wifi. For some reason, our specific room did not get wifi. (Odd, considering I was able to get the neighboring hotels wifi if I had the password). We complained to the front desk because we wanted to skype to our families and check emails. They didn't offer us another room or remedy the situation. Instead they said we could use their lobby or the hallway for wifi. This wasn't an ideal solution because their lobby isn't the most comfortable and I didn't want to disturb the other guests by skype-ing in the hallway. In conclusion, if it's a short stay, and you don't plan on actually being in the hotel long, it's just ok. If you are going to stay longer, don't stay on the ground floor. The top floors seem nicer....and probably get wifi.

If you are transiting by train and have large luggage, this is the hotel for you. Once in the building, you have to take a few steps to reach the reception. The staff is great, will show you outright the city map and the important sites to visit. The room is clean. There is a lift that can carry 2 persons and 2 large luggages. The breakfast and the breakfast area is good.

If you are arriving in Florence by train, the location of Hotel Aurora is perfect as you do not need to walk far. The elevator of the hotel is quite spacious compared with other small hotels. Breakfast was tasty enough (there were cheeses, ham, different breads and jams, as well as cheese omelette, which is a treat as it was newly cooked). Coffee was freshly brewed. The room was quite spacious. There was a safe but the key need to be borrowed from reception and was not the digital type so we decided not to use it anymore. There was a highly-rated restaurant a few meters from the hotel and the hotel gave a card with a 10% discount there but we were not able to try it was it was always full at night. Maybe we can try it the next time we are there. Overall, this hotel was a good choice for us.

I come to Florence twice a year from Japan and always stay at Aurora. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Great location. Spacious room. Keeps improving. I feel very at home here. Quiet at night. Coffee and croissant are tasty. I will come back in winter.

This hotel was one of the best ones I've been to so far. I've been to around 5 hotels on my trip and this one has been one of my favourites. The staff there are so friendly, and will help you with anything, the train station is so close, and the hotel has a beautiful garden. Although the rooms aren't that big, for the price I payed it was excellent. They take a 20 Euro deposit for the safe but once you return the key, they give it back to you. I loved staying at this hotel and will definitely go again.

Via Luigi Alamanni 5 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Santa Maria Novella, Hotel Aurora is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum and Fortezza da Basso. This 13-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Florence, the hotel is also a short walk from Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Florence Baptistery.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Hotel Aurora's 13 rooms are soundproofed and provide minibars, laptop-compatible safes, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and digital TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Hotel Aurora features free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. Valet parking is offered for EUR 25 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 411 reviews