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Hotel Cimabue

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were on main floor, at end of hallway. Bed took up 3/4 of room. If someone sat at desk, the other person couldn't walk past. Nor could we really unpack as there was almost nowhere to put anything. First night was really noisy - young men in rooms next to ours kept us awake. Breakfast was OK. Staffers were nice enough. Breakfast doesn't open till 730 - not great if you need to be somewhere. The young woman was kind enough to open for us 15 minutes early on our last day so we could quickly gobble something down before leaving.

This was our second stop on our Italy trip. The hotel was okay with room for improvement. Spacious rooms but the door was like a paper-thin wall. If someone came home or someone talked a bit loud you could here it. The AC was working well. The WiFi only worked in one corner of the room and we were right next to the WiFi area/lounge. The bathrooms were clean and modern but quite small. When we arrived a used shower gel was still there( to be fair the next morning it was replaced by a new one). Now the breakfast. It was good for an Italian breakfast. A lot of people complained about it here saying it was sparse. But you have to keep in mind you are in a different country with different customs. In Italy the Italian breakfast usually contains only a croissant and a coffee. If you want a different kind of breakfast, you have to stay at big hotel chains where the Italian charme is completely lost. So all in all it was enough for an Italian breakfast and the staff was nice. The hotel was aprox. 20min away from Santa Maria Novella and approx. 15min away from the cathedral and approx. 10min from the Galleria dell' Accademia. The staff was really helpful e.g. they booked us the tickets for the Galleria. So all in all a good hotel with minor flaws.

Should be called a bed and breakfast. To call this a hotel is a joke. Old, dated and the rooms have weird old furniture in them. I'm cool with a hotel not being "modern" but this is beyond that. Plus they cannot clean thoroughly as old clothes were found in an armoire by someone in our group. The lady in charge or reception was rude and unpleasant. The breakfast was not good. Mostly bread. No meat or eggs at all. The extra star is because they have an actual espresso machine rather than the push button ones I found in other hotels. For that reason I gave more because I enjoyed the fresh cappuccino.

We (a family of three people with a child of 9 years) came to this hotel at 7pm. I will tell you that there is 40 degrees of heat on the street. The girl at the reception took us to a room that looked like a terrible old grandmother's room. It smelled of dampness, the size of the room corresponded to the claimed photos (it was about three times less). It was impossible to move three people in it. And the worst thing is that the air conditioner did not work in the room. More precisely, he blew, but did not cool the room at all! We went out into the corridor, went to another room - it was cool everywhere except our room !!!! And this girl blatantly lied to us that the room is cooled !!!! We live in Israel, we know how the air conditioner works at 16 degrees. Such a disgusting attitude I have not seen anywhere !!!! People, I want to warn you against the order of this hotel !!!

Very helpful and friendly staff. Great location for walking or taking the bus to sites. Good free breakfast. Kinda small rooms and minimal air conditioning, but that was true for every hotel we stayed in in four cities.

We had a pleasant stay at a nice hotel. The air conditioning worked very well, and the rooms were big and clean. However the bathroom was small. The breakfast was OK, but nothing fancy with a lot of variety in the coffee. The staff was helpful. The hotel lies between the train station and the cathedral which makes it quite central.

Avoid this hotel if at all possible. Not at all what was advertised. When we arrived had a very rude and unhelpful receptionist. First room we were given the door didn't close properly, the plug sockets didn't work. Moved to a bigger room, however this was 2 single beds pushed together to make a queen and came apart during the night. Wifi is terrible keeps cutting out. The stench from the drains in the bathroom is just awful. The shower, air con and fridge are decent. It's not as central as described and not the easiest to get to from SMN station.

While we thoroughly enjoyed Florence, it's a good thing we didn't have to spend too much of our time at this hotel. Room was cramped, cold, and noisy. No extra pillows or blankets either even when I asked. Front desk staff were snooty. Wouldn't recommend staying here unless you upgrade to a nicer room and speak Italian.

We loved Hotel Cimabue. The receptionists were all very kind and helpful. They spoke English pretty well and they were so sweet. We were able to leave our luggage in a closet because we arrived before check-in time. We were happy with our room and we thought the mattress was pretty comfortable. The bathroom was very clean and decently sized. The breakfast was indeed included and pretty good. Breads, cereals, meats and cheeses, and hot drinks. We were pleasantly surprised.The location was pretty nice too. We felt like we were tucked away enough but close enough to everything. We got around Italy by train and the walk from the station wasn't more than a 10-15 min walk. Unlike some of our other hotels we actually did have free wifi in our room. I would stay here again.

Normal hotel close to the center. 15 minutes walking from the dome. Nice place, normal rooms and good bathroom. We got also breakfast but not so special. It was nice stay there with comfortable rooms and very good price!

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 San Lorenzo, 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.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

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

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 498 reviews