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Lima, Peru
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I was surprised when I got there since the hotel was sort of in an apartment building. Actually, the reception was on the 2nd floor. The room was ok but the TV was just too small. Breakfast was very simple but ok. It is 2 blocks from SMN station which was perfect since we had tour meeting points just there...

Thank limatraveller1966
AlexGenty, Direttore at Hotel Arcadia, responded to this review

Good morning, thank you for your comments. Sure that there are better hotel in this area, it depends how much you would spend. Our hotel offer a good relationship between price and quality. It is a good 3 stars... but there are 4 stars, 5 stars. Naturally. Regards

Lagos, Portugal
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Agree with most other reviewers, this is a nice and convenient property, but difficult to navigate. It is located through a vestibule, ringing the security buzzer and proceeding up to the second floor in an elevator barely large enough for two people plus their luggage. But once you get there, this is a clean, quiet good-sized room with good sleep...

Thank Chipol
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This isn't a bad hotel. Staff is really nice and helpful, and of course the room is clean. It's really close to the Santa Maria Novella train station (roughly a 5 minute walk) however there is no outside signage to show you where it's at. Had to stop a couple of times to ask other shop owners where it was...

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Nothing out of the ordinary room. The room initially did have a mild water stink which the staff tried to remove. The advantage is its less than 10 minutes walk from the rail station (SMN). Staff was very helpful and the breakfast though a modest spread was adequate.

Thank Mitali P
Cape Town
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We stayed at the Arcadia for 3 nights and found it to be very comfortable. The hotel is situated close to the Santa Maria Novella train station, but the station sounds are not heard within the hotel and are not a disturbance at all. The staff members are very friendly, offering advice on walking routes and places of interest. The...

Thank RocheBCapeTown
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Biggest advantage is being close to train station, but otherwise it is an average place. Nothing great about the rooms. Select this if you don't get other options. Front desk staff was quite helpful. Breakfast buffet was included in the price and spread was average

Thank Peeyush Agarwal
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 13 September 2015

1) Rooms - The Hotel owns one floor in the Bldg, Rooms are very Nice & Clean, very comfortable, Sound proof, Kettle available at the Reception and a fridge in the Room 2) Location - Very close to the Main Train station (SMN) which is perfect for Day trips to Pisa/Venice/Chianti/Siena, Walking distance from all the city attractions (not exactly...

Thank Suneet M
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Hotel is about a 5/10 min walk from the station, just look for a few flags on the side of a building and a plaque with the name on and press the bell, go through the gate, turn right and up the stairs or lift to the second floor. We had no problems finding it. Room was nice, not amazing...

Thank MS1804
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We chose this Hotel as it was walking distance from the Firenze SMN train station, it is a little challenging to find - just keep an eye out for the Hotel sign on the third floor and half a dozen international flags. Walk down the driveway and in to the lobby with Hotel Reception on the second floor. Room was...

Thank Craig F
Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Very nice hotel with big rooms, nice private bathroom, greeting staff, location is good near Santa Maria Novella station. Not very difficult to locate as it is very near to station in the main road only. Couple of Indian restaurants at walking distance. Not very expensive hotel. In short is it was much better than our expectation and I can...

1Thank JaySethia

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just 325 ft from Santa Maria Novella Station, Hotel Arcadia is a 10-minute walk from Fortezza da Basso Convention Center. The hotel has a range of rooms that were completely renovated in 2013. With remote-control air conditioning and heating, rooms at the Arcadia Hotel also feature an LCD TV, a well-stocked minibar and a Carrara marble bathroom. The hotel is on the 2nd floor of a modern building with an elevator and features a 24-hour front desk and bar. Florence Cathedral is a 15-minute walk away and there are lots of buses that run from the station into the historic center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Arcadia

Address: Via Luigi Alamanni 35 | Second Floor, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: $91 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Arcadia 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Get a room with the balcony facing the dome.”
 of 5 bubbles 743gabriellec, 29 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Take the address with you if you are walking to the hotel or taking a taxi. No need from the train stations it's only a block away. Rooms in the back are off the street and quiet but all have AC so it's pretty quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles DerindaT, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a room away from the station; no real view on that side, but some noise.”
 of 5 bubbles mcgdas01, 24 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The wifi really didn't work due to the maze like layout of the hotel. If wifi is a must, look someplace else.”
 of 5 bubbles edea205, 18 Jul 2014 | Read review
“It's a bit difficult to notice the hotel from the street as the entrance is behind a gate.”
  • View from the balcony to the train station
  • The bedroom, clean and good in size
  • Spotless bathroom
 of 5 bubbles TravelWithKristiina, 7 Jul 2014 | Read review
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