Hotel Ungherese2.0 out of 5.0
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Hotel Ungherese is delightful! I was worried when I booked because it is classified as only 2-star, and it is described sometimes as a hostel rather than a hotel. But, judging from other comments posted here earlier in the year about building works, I think the hotel has undergone extensive refurbishment in recent months, and the result is a very clean establishment in excellent decorative order. In terms of quality of experience, I’m not sure that its 2-star rating is significant. True the hotel is some 3km from the city centre, but that means it is quiet and the nearby streets are not thronged with tourists. We still encountered the occasional beggar, but they accepted a polite rebuttal. We travelled from Pisa Airport to Florence by transfer bus, which (in late 2017) deposits passengers at the side of Stazione Santa Maria Novella (railway station), not the front (because of tram works outside the station.) Be prepared to walk the entire length of platform 16 to get to the plaza at the front where the taxi rank is. It cost 20 Euros by taxi to get at snail’s pace to the hotel (in rush hour). We later learned there is a bus which does the journey for 1.20 Euros per person. I wouldn’t take the bus to get to the hotel at the end of a long flight, but the return journey by bus was a no-brainer. The guy on Reception weekdays is a charming, young Italian - the young female guests seemed keen to have their photo taken with him, and he cheerfully complied! He was well versed in briefing guests on how to get in and out of Florence: he produces a map, marks the key venues and then advises you in excellent English to catch the 11 or 17A/B/C bus from literally just round the corner from the hotel: that bus takes you to Piazza San Marco (the bus transport hub, convenient for the Duomo etc.) or on to Santa Maria Novella railway station. He then hands you an information sheet in very good English, which summarises what he has just told you, and gives details of which bus stops to look out for when you make your return journey. If you are not up to walking to the city sights some 400 metres away, the C1 electric bus from San Marco will get you closer: it’s a free transfer from the incoming bus. There is also a bus (7) which will take you up the hill to the charming village of Fiezole; that bus stop is only a couple of blocks away from the hotel. The guy on Reception will mark the stop on your map. If you have ever read “A Room with a View” by E M Forster, or watched the Merchant Ivory video (Helena Bonham Carter and Maggie Smith), you will understand that a trip to Fiesole is a must! Breakfast is served in the hotel basement from 0800 to 1000. The breakfast menu is typical of continental hotels, and the breads and pastries on offer are very good indeed. There are only 7 tables, and there are 15 rooms. Which wasn’t a problem, except on our last day when 8 couples wished to eat at the same time, prior to check-out. The breakfast attendant could not cope with that pressure, clearly he was irritated by our multiple presence and kept uttering inappropriate colloquial phrases in English (not his first language) such as “First come, first served”. He didn’t understand he wasn’t helping the situation, but it was a salutary lesson to me - when you are under pressure, keep what you say in a foreign language to the safe and the literal!! The room we occupied (Camera 9) was really nice, with its own ensuite and a pleasant view over a large inner courtyard. I think Room 6 (street view) was the only one with a bathroom across the corridor from the room. However, another report on here refers to “bugs”: it’s not clear what kind of bugs these were. They may have been mosquitoes which are all-pervasive in Florence in the summer. My fear, though, is that they may have been bed bugs: my wife and I found bite marks on our legs and arms after sleeping in the bed. Something to look out for, and if a pattern of complaints emerges, the hotel management needs to take action. There are very few restaurants in the area of the hotel that open in the evening: the one that has been referred to by other hotel visitors was closed for refurbishment throughout our stay! There are really nice bars and caffes that are open for lunch, but they don’t do food in the evening. There is a Carrefour nearby, and a few pizzerias. But you are better served by eating at one of the off-street restaurants in the city centre. The hotel boasts a beautiful courtyard garden, on two levels, which is pleasantly cool on the hottest of evenings. On occasion, we bought food from the local supermarket and plenty of cheap but good Italian wine, and dined in style al fresco at the hotel. I plundered the breakfast room for glasses, plates and cutlery: no one seemed to object. The short journey up the stairs to our room at the end of the evening was welcome! All in all, Hotel Ungherese is a real “find”, and I cannot recommend it too highly. Just look out for bugs.
The room was fine and clean but we had a problem with bugs. The breakfast was excellent. You can find a bus stop just one block away. The neighborhood is quiet and nice. The hotel has a really nice garden
Stayed three nights. Room was spacious and clean. We were on the ground floor and seemed to have a courtyard all to ourselves. Breakfast okay, with pastries and yogurt. Bus stop is right around the corner. Easy to get downtown and back again. Downside was construction starting at 7:00 am on adjacent building. Jack hammers, etc. We needed to be downtown anyways, so not too annoying, except on Saturday morning when we actually did want to sleep.
It's a very cute and modern hotel with a historical touch. It has a very nice terrace for breakfast too and we liked its breakfast. The rooms are exactly like on the photos on its website. Our room was on the ground floor, so it was a bit noisy between 7am-9am in the morning, but earplugs did a good job. The bathroom was private, clean and modern. It's 15 mins to the city centre by bus and the bus stop is just around the corner and one ticket costs only 1,20 eur. The buses between the city centre and hotel are number 11 (Marconi 5) and number 17 (San Gervaiso). The staff were very helpful. I recommend it.
The hotel appealed to begin with as it was out of the city, the surroundings were very beautiful and there is a mini market just round the corner. The room we had was separated to the hotel which was perfect because we had our own personal space and garden area, room was simple but all we needed, breakfast was fantastic and the staff were very friendly despite some of their lack of English. For the cost this place as fab. Only downsides were load banging noises at8am in the morning from construction work going on in the hotel. Apart from this is was great and would definitely reccomend.
Nice little and friendly location, from where the citycentre can be reached in 15 min by bus.Very clean hotel with price/quality excellent.friendly persons in service, giving every information I needed.
We chose this hotel as it is out of the zero traffic zone and is served by good bus service to be able to enjoy the sights of Florence without the hassle of a car. Our Italian rental car's GPS had difficulty in getting us to the hotel but once there we enjoyed the welcome. TYjids is a small hotel, less than 20 rooms, but charming. The street is quiet but there are many restaurants within. Walking distance. Also within walking distance is the soccer stadium but even on a night with a match we didn't hear any noise in the hotel. We had dinner in a fan restaurant--fun.
I adore this hotel. I'm here now—my third visit. The building, rooms, and back garden are all lovely and well kept; the staff is kind and helpful; and the buffet breakfast is generous. The hotel is situated in a residential neighborhood, away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. If you like to walk, you can stroll uphill to Fiesole; it is easy to walk or take a quick bus ride to central Florence as well (in fact, the 11 and 17 will take you from the Santa Maria Novella station to within half a block of the hotel). The hotel is close to the soccer stadium. There are also excellent restaurants—Osteria Godo is my favorite—within two blocks. I can't imagine why anyone would pay hundreds of dollars per night to stay in the mad center when there is such peace and great value to be had at Hotel Ungherese. For a sense of Florence as it is lived by Florentines, stay here!
Rooms are cozy, clean and the garden is really beautiful. Right next to the bus stop, at nearly 15 minutes from the historic center. The staff is very nice and helps with whatever you need as a guest. I recommend it, thank you for everything :)
I stayed in Florence for two nights at this hotel. I was a little concerned because it is not in the city center but that turned out to be not a problem as three different buses run nearby and for 1.2 Euro you are at Piazza San Marco in ten minutes. I stayed in Camera 12 and seemed to have an immense private garden all to myself both days. The room was very large and comfortable. The staff were all very friendly and spoke English well enough to complement my Italian when it failed.
- Walking distance to Stadio Artemio Franchi
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
Located in Campo di Marte within a short walk of Stadio Artemio Franchi, Hotel Ungherese is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. This 15-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Florence and also close to Ponte Vecchio and Accademia Gallery.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
Hotel Ungherese's 15 individually decorated rooms provide private yards, phones, and ironing boards. 32-inch LED TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also available.
Renovated in 2016, Hotel Ungherese offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-in. Valet parking is offered for EUR 20.00 per day. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-out, a terrace, and a porter/bellhop.
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70% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 261 reviews