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“Good base, more a business hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Athenaeum Hotel
Ranked #205 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Melbourne, Australia
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172 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good base, more a business hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

We booked this through lastminute.com as a 'secret hotel'. The price was very reasonable, it is literally around the corner from the Galleria dell'Accademia. It's about a 15 minute brisk walk downtown. It reminded us of a business hotel.
Clean rooms, nice breakfast, friendly staff.
Would have liked something with more character, but that is personal preference.
No complaints. A great hotel for business travellers or 'grey nomads'

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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South Africa
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37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Lovely hotel, friendly staff, clean. Only part lacking is english TV channels, would have been nice to relax watching a movie after a hard day of sight-seeing.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Our favorite hotel in Florence is the beautiful Athenaeum Hotel on Via Cavour. It is sleek and modern and spotlessly clean. The rooms are very comfortable. And, the hotel staff is wonderful.Helpful in every way, they will provide train schedules,make restaurant reservations, give directions, and so on.
The location is ideal for us too. A few blocks from the city center, it's close, but not too close, to the most important sights.
We love this hotel and stay there every year when we visit Florence.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auvergne, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

This well situated and very comfortable hotel will not remind you of Florence's medieval architecture but it will leave you with the souvenir of very friendly and helpful personnel. The whole hotel is modern in it's design and decoration and not particularly original but it is extemely well appointed, spotlessly clean and very pleasant in general.
Where the Athenaeum scores over the others is it's extremely friendly and efficient staff. From the reception, to the bar and down to the breakfast room fluent English and smiles are the order of the day. Didn't eat in their restaurant but the recommendation they gave me for a restaurant was spot on - see 'Tito's, also on Trip Advisor.
Just a few small remarks, 2 single bed matresses pushed together never made a kingsize double....something hot at breakfast would be a nice addition to the very good buffet and a little note explaining how to find the international channels on the TV wouldn't go amiss. The multi-charger in the room is very useful and was much appreciated, allowing to connect and recharge almost any kind of electronic communications device.
At 120 Euro per night, including breakfast, for a two-night stay, I found this hotel excellent value for money. For business or pleasure, would I go back ? Without hesitation.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

This is a modern hotel in the historic district of Florence, I believe the San Lorenzo district/San Marco district. The hotel is a straight shot to the Duomo, about a 10-15 min walk. Add another 5-10 to Santa Maria Novella if you're going on to the train station. It is pretty easy to find and the staff for the most part was friendly. If you're looking for an italian experience, you're not at the right hotel. We stayed here for 3 nights and booked a junior suite, which was very large. It could have easily fit 5 people and had two bathrooms and a door in between for privacy.

The breakfast was good, offered a decent amount of options to eat and juice/coffee to drink. The room was quiet, the room I was in was set back a little so I didn't have any issues with noise and the room overlooked the courtyard. There was free wifi and the bed was comfortable. The only thing that would be a drawback could be the walk to everything, which isn't bad in the morning but after a long day of walking it can be a little daunting. For the price though I would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Athenaeum Hotel
Address: Via Camillo Cavour 88, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Marco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#102 Luxury Hotel in Florence
Price range (per night): $146 - $358
Hotel Class:4 star — Athenaeum Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Design, art and business in a 4-star Hotel in Florence. The Academy of Fine Art and the David statue are just round the corner! The ideal location for business or leisure visitors, Hotel Athenaeum in Florence is where contemporary design, modern style and classic materials skillfully combine with art and culture. Hotel Athenaeum’ strategic location in the heart of Florence is the perfect starting point for visitors willing to discover the town or business people alike. The Hotel offers a top international service and a warm welcome.Hotel Athenaeum has 60 rooms, a conference room, a restaurant, a bar and a capacious private garage. ... more   less 
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