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Hotel Cimabue

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here 3 nights. The first night our room was right by the lobby and very loud in the morning. We asked to move rooms the next night and it was very quiet. So would recommend requesting a room away from lobby. Breakfast was simple but more than enough and tasty. Bathroom small but was clean. This is a good hotel for the price. 10 min walk or so from main piazza. Staff always helpful and welcoming.

Our room was clean, spacious, quiet, and had high ceilings with art on the ceiling. Most of the staff spoke English and were very nice. The continental breakfast was really good. The location is perfect and close to the historic part of Florence. We were able to walk to all of the sites. There are restaurants and shops close by. There is a gelato shop just down the street that had the best gelato that I had my entire 10 days in Italy. I highly recommend Cimabue Hotel Florence.

Customer Support was terrible. Did not explain how door locked. Old fashion bolt lock. I thought self locking like any modern hotel. As a result we slept with the door open on the first night. My confirm stated a 2PM check in. The front desk guy said it was 3 oclock and the rooms weren't ready.When I showed him the confirm, they were suddenly ready. Had an arrogant attitude. Stated that this is not his problem , but my problem. We were assigned a room under very old wooden stairs. People were tramping up and down these stairs which made a loud banging sound 24/7. We needed a maintence man at 3PM in the afternoon to change a reading bulb. The maintence man was not available until the following morning. The Building lobby area is a shared space between the hotel and business offices. Oh by the way, did I mention the food was terrible

Pros: *Location- in a more residential area so it has great low-cost options for meals. It is also very quiet. *Price- one of the mid range options I could find during busy time of late spring. *Free Breakfast- It was a decent selection of pastries, cereal, juice and fantastic made to order espresso drinks. *Front desk staff- Spoke english well and were very nice to us. They made reservations and recommendations for dinners. Cons- *Dated amenities- I understand and appreciate this hotel is in a very old building. However, the matress had a large sag in the middle and the padded, cloth headboard was very dingy looking- along with the drapes and bedspread. The bathroom tiles were cracked and had mildew in some of the cauking. *Location- for some this might be an issue, but it was not for us. For walking, it was about 20 minutes away from the central train/bus station and 20 minutes from all other major sites.

Via Bonifacio Lupi 7 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
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Historic Center - Downtown, Hotel Cimabue is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Accademia Gallery. This 21-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 San Lorenzo Church and Fortezza da Basso.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


The 21 rooms are air-conditioned and have safes. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Hotel Cimabue features free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-in. Valet parking is available for EUR 25 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Classic Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room (Liberty)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Classic Triple Room

Twin 3 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 483 reviews