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Hotel Rosso 23

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Centrally located,shops,restaurants,tourist sights & transportation links are only few minutes away.All staff are ready to help & friendly.My room & bathroom surprisingly was very spacious & clean.Good breakfast, enough choice for healthy breakfast.For a 3 star it was much better than I expected. Highly recommended

While our room was very spacious however we couldn't believe there were no drawers for our clothes when we unpacked. On arrival we had only 6 hangers in the closet. There wasn't a facial tissue to be found in the room and this for a total of our 5 day stay. The shower stall is very small and while neither of us are big people I believe a bigger person would have a very difficult time showering. Other than the above inconveniences, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff are very efficient and helpful. The food for breakfast is first class. I can't imagine finding a better located hotel in Florence (minutes from the train station and from the Duomo).There are excellent restaurants nearby (the Hotel doesn't have a restaurant).

Staff helpful,very nice selection at breakfast but room smaller then pictures shown and walls very thin(earplugs suggested).Lobby and common areas tasteful decorated. Great location to walk to sights, wonderful restaurants on piazza and a block to train.

Hotel rosso 23 is literally a 5 minutes walk from the man railway station situated on a piazza is also called the garibaldiblu which confused us a bit to start off with but when found what a hotel very ornate five minutes from the Duomo and about 10 from the Uffizi everywhere is easily accessible by foot but book well in advance for the uffizi you have to have 2 dates available as it's so busy at jump the line ticket is really a must the walking tours are excellent and our guide was a school teacher and very good

Stayed here with my sister last April. Yes our room was small but that really didn’t matter because the location to walk to the train station and duomo etc was far more important to us. Also the free breakfast was amazing! The hotel itself is pretty nice and clean, especially for the price and the staff were always friendly. I would stay here again!

Although I took the trouble to book a superior room over a classic, I was given the smallest hotel room I have ever seen. On querying it I was told that all the rooms were superior rooms. This is not true as classic rooms, as well as superior rooms, are offered on booking sites. In the room itself there were no drawers. This means, you have to live out of your suitcase for anything you can't hang in the wardrobe. It also has a tiny shower with minimum toiletries. One economy size bottle does all! It was impossible for 2 people to be in the same area at the same time. Be ready to dance around each other to get dressed, use the bathroom etc. On the plus side, the bed was very comfortable, the water was hot, and the room has a safe. The breakfast staff were lovely and most of the staff were friendly. I'm sure for the money I overpaid I could have stayed in a much nicer hotel.

Only a stones throw away from the station we found this hotel to be a great Base. The rooms are a bit small but adequate for a three night stay and the place is very clean and stylish. Breakfast has a good variety and the staff were all very good. Recommended.

We had a lovely room breakfast was well made and plentiful, staff were polite warm and helpful there were plenty of options even for a gluten free The hotel is quite central with all attractions within easy reach

This place is in a great location near the station, duomo, shops and restaurants but the room we had was small, dark and dinghy - it looked like it was in the bowels of the hotel. The shower was tiny and my husbands shoulders touched all sides. You could not bend down to pick up anything (no shelving in shower) but had to squat. The staff seemed uninterested and barely looked up from their computer when you walked past. There are heaps of hotels in Florence so I would not stay here nor recommend it.

I stayed here with a friend for three nights in August. We had travelled for a friend's wedding and wanted somewhere comfortable and convenient to sleep without stretching the budget (I think we paid about £30pppn for a standard room inc. breakfast through a third party site) We arrived from the main train station (SMN) which is less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel, which we found easily enough. Once in the main square, look for the two restaurants with outside tables; the hotel is the doorway just to the left (with a clear sign for 'Garibaldi Blu & Ross 23') Service is fantastic! Before we arrived, I had asked for bathrobes to be provided in the room (they were on the bed on arrival) and a breakfast box when we left for an early train (provided at checkout with no further promoting) which was no hassle at all for the hotel. Desk staff always greeted us as we left/arrived, as did any staff we passed in the corridors. The room was on the smaller side, but by no means the smallest room I'd ever stayed in and was plenty big enough for us to both get ready in at the same time. The ceilings are high and the windows huge, so it doesn't feel cramped at all. Air con was sufficient to keep us cool (despite it being 37 degrees outside!) and the minibar was reasonable enough (2€ for a small bottle of water) and was restocked daily. Breakfast could be taken inside or in a small, shaded courtyard (our preference, as we wanted to escape the aircon & mood lighting indoors) and had plenty of selection: toast (gluten free available on request), croissants, jams, honey, Nutella, scrambled eggs, cold sliced meats & cheeses (inc. brie!), tomatoes, yoghurts, fruit salad, biscuit packets, granola, & cereals. Our breakfast box included a cheese & ham sandwich, croissant, fruit juice, water, apple & biscuits and was greatly appreciated! Everything we wanted to see was easily reached on foot (the main shopping street is about 6-7 minutes away) and the streets are lovely and narrow, which provides plenty of shade (very welcome in August!!) I can highly recommend this hotel for anyone travelling on a budget and would book it again in a heartbeat!

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 23 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Santa Maria Novella, Hotel Rosso 23 is adjacent to Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. This 42-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Florence, the hotel is also a short walk from Ponte Vecchio and Florence Baptistery.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Hotel Rosso 23's 42 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, phones, and desks. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers are also available.

Property features

At Hotel Rosso 23, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

Room options

Classic Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double or Twin Room, City View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 833 reviews