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Residence Hilda

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This is an amazing find in the heart of Florence! Incredible staff - thank you Marzanna! Turn left and you're at the Academia and Duomo within minutes. Turn right and explore residential neighborhoods. Walk everywhere. Full kitchen in large apartment, convenient grocery and laundromat across the street. It didn't feel touristy and was quiet to sleep at night. I didn't travel solo, but if I had, I would be comfortable staying here. Both the property and neighborhood felt very safe. Absolutely perfect!

This is an amazing find, if you want the independence of a small apartment and same/similar service to a hotel via an efficient set of reception and housekeeping staff (although not 24 hours). Once you find the building and gain entry through the secured doorway, you are greeted with a spotless, classic yet modern entrance and lobby. (Our taxi from the railway station definitely took a long way round to get her full 15 euros worth - it should have been about 8-10!) Our apartment was huge (Apt 21) and whilst there were only the two of us, this would fit 4 people easily enough, however we loved the space, and it's pretty reasonable price for Florence, cheaper than most 4*hotels. Huge bedroom with more than enough closet space, comfortable bed, a separate area with a kitchenette, small dining table and chairs, a small hallway and then a really good size bathroom, with great shower/bath - all with wood/lino/tiles. Take a hairdryer unless you're happy with one of those box-things in the bathroom! The reception staff helped with restaurant reservations, museum entrances and were generally really knowledgeable with suggestions for places to go, or eat. Its fabulously located just a few minutes from the main hub of the spectacular Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Piazza del Duomo), the Academia gallery is about three streets away and all the other main sites are within walking distance. The San Lorenzo market is a must for lunch! Amazing fresh food. There is a laundrette immediately opposite the apartment building which was very helpful during our tour. Highly recommended place to stay!

It is truly wonderful! All of these reviews are accurate...Deluxe suite, with kitchenette, huge elegant bathroom, gleaming hardwood floors... but wait... there's more! The very helpful and kind frontdesk staff made the experience all the more pleasant. From what we experienced in lack of customer service in some similarly priced hotels in Italy during our month long tour; Residence Hilda completely merits a rave review. It's a central location, and yet just slightly off the beaten path of heavy pedestrian or vehicular traffic for peaceful nights of sleep. Step out and to the left every morning and it's like you're walking into a new & different painting with the back drop of the cathedral & Il Duomo every time! We'll be back & so will you!

What a wonderful hotel! We stayed there with our two teenage daughters and they stayed in a Junior Suite while we asked for a Deluxe Suite. The rooms were very spacious and beautiful. We had a kitchenette and large bathroom. The water pressure was great and the rooms themselves were very comfortable. We were also not bothered by street noise. The location is also very good. When you walk out and turn to your left, you see the Duomo, which is only a 5-minute walk away. If instead, you turn to your right, you will see the Fontane dei Mostri Marini. On our last weekend, they set up a chocolate fair around the fountain. The fountain itself is in a courtyard and you go through the courtyard to get to the Museo degli Innocenti. Not only were the facilities great, but the staff was warm and helpful. I highly recommend this hotel.

We enjoyed our stay in suite #22 on the second floor. It was huge which is nice for an EU hotel. The bathroom was amazing - large and great water pressure in the shower. I left a note for the maid requesting a softer pillow and she did so which I appreciated. The street has a number of restaurants/shops and is a five minute walk to the Duomo which you can see from the hotel. We would stay here again.

We had a deluxe suite on the second floor: big sleeping room, kitchen/diner (which we didn't use, but a big fridge is a bonus). Good bathroom. The Duomo is close (less than 5 minutes). The street from the suits to the Duomo has some restaurants, bakery, supermarket and even the Davinci museum, which was nice. Neighbourhood was quiet at night and felt really safe . Lots of possibilities for breakfast nearby.

Residence Hilda was a perfect accommodation in terms of value, comfort, staff support and location. The room I had (#32) was large and the bed was very comfortable. The kitchen was very well stocked (had plenty of cooking utensils, a nice size refrigerator, and I think a microwave and stove, although I didn't cook. The bathroom was similarly large. The apartment was spotless. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. Unless you need a gym or a restaurant, this is a perfect place to stay. The only thing that could be improved is the wifi could be a little faster.

Upon arriving at Residence Hilda we were treated with a smile and warm, friendly greeting. The staff was knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The location was spot on and close to all attractions. Your also located near a grocery store which is also another added benefit. In regards to the rooms... clean, clean and very homely. I felt right at home with the suite. I slept in a comfortable bed and was treated daily to a nice, fresh, clean room. I highly recommend Residence Hilda. You wont be disappointed. This is a true gem in Florence. I stayed in many hotels in Italy and this by far is a 5 star!

We had booked a Junior Suite for 2 nights and we had an excellent stay! Here you are at the city center, near to all sightseeings and the room was extremly spacious and very beautiful. Value for money exceeded and should we come back to Florence, I will book the Residence Hilda for sure again.

We pulled our bags from SMN station over cobbled footpaths. Not so far but in retrospect, they were heavy and we are not so young! Advice, get a cab. We stayed for five nights. We were upgraded to a most spacious apartment overlooking the street. Double glazing obviates most of the noise except for that of the front door which we overlooked. I can not speak highly enough of the staff who were mostly young and whose English was more than equal to our needs. Restaurant bookings were made for us as was a hairdresser's appointment and a taxi on leaving. Incidentally, the hairdresser was prevailed upon to open up on his day off just for one of us! Good advice on places to eat and on accessing attractions was given. The apartment was spotless, the kitchenette useful and well equiped, and the wifi worked well, even across the road in the local cafe! There is nothing that I can fault except the banging front door which is something that can easily be fixed. RH is conveniently situated close to all the big Florentine attractions and provided us with a place of peace and refuge from the frantic crowded streets and piazzas.

Via dei Servi 40 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Accademia Gallery and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Santissima Annunziata, Residence Hilda is next to popular attractions like Opificio delle Pietre Dure and Santissima Annunziata Square. This 12-room residence has in-room conveniences like kitchens, living rooms, and dining areas. Accademia Gallery is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from this centrally located Florence residence.


Dining

Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8:00 AM to 11 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

The 12 soundproofed accommodations feature kitchens and space to spread out with separate bedrooms, living rooms, and dining areas. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Select Comfort beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1800, Residence Hilda offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-in. Valet parking is EUR 31 per day if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 50 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom, Executive Level

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

99% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 535 reviews