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8.7
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9.5
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
Available
  • Showroom Fratelli Alinari40 m
  • City Sightseeing Firenze80 m
  • Centro Lorenzo de’ Medici90 m
  • Palazzo dei Cartelloni110 m
  • Terravision City Sightseeing120 m
  • CAF Tours120 m
  • Pelletteria Liliana & Alessandro140 m
  • Diva Shoes150 m
  • Florentia160 m
  • Modabella Leather Factory160 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hotel Ester

    Largo Alinari 15, Historical Center, Florence, Italy, 50123 - See map
    "Great location 2 minutes walking to the train station, good size room."
    Adolfo - May 1, 2017
    Exceptional comfort
    9.2 room quality and comfort
    Exceptional service
    9.1 rating for service
    • 220 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Located in heart of Florence

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 14 times

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    Value for money score
    8.6/10
    Location score
    9.5/10
    Service score
    9.1/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.6/10
    Better than
    99
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    of Florence properties
    Better than
    99
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    of Florence properties
    Better than
    99
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    of Florence properties
    Better than
    99
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    of Florence properties
    Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center0.1 Km
    Location rating9.5
    Nearest airportFlorence Airport (FLR)
    Distance to airport4.9 km

    Rooms available at Hotel Ester

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Double or Twin
    Double or Twin
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Triple
    Triple
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Triple Room with Balcony and City View
    Triple Room with Balcony and City View
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Double Room with City View and Balcony
    Double Room with City View and Balcony
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Quad
    Quad
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Single
    Single
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Guest Room
    Guest Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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    DOUBLE ROOM CITY VIEW WITH BALCONY
    DOUBLE ROOM CITY VIEW WITH BALCONY
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      Shared Room
      Shared Room
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        with Balcony
        with Balcony
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          What people love about Hotel Ester

          • 9.7
            Exceptional
            Location

            "Good location, quiet room, and nice manager."

            Kai S.

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            February 15, 2016

          • 8.4
            Excellent
            Staff 

            "The staff is friendly."

            Shaang H.

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            July 8, 2018

          • 10.0
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Very accommodating and heplful front desk."

            Jose

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            October 26, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional

          "Staff were amazing and even helped us book a train ticket to..."

          Barry

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          October 7, 2018

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          What they offer

          10.0
          Exceptional
          Spaciousness

          "Closed to everything, was upgraded to a bigger room which is..."

          Jose

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          October 26, 2018

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          Agoda Reviews (221)Booking.com Reviews (290)
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          Cleanliness8.6
          Facilities7.9
          Location9.5
          Room comfort and quality9.2
          Service9.1
          Value for money8.6
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (82)
          8-9 Excellent (26)
          7-8 Very Good (22)
          6-7 Good (10)
          <6 Below Expectation (8)
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          12345
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Alexander from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Quad
          Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

          Very pleasant stay at very homey hotel. ”

          - hotel with very homey feel. - free snacks and a free large bottle of water inside the refrigerator upon check-in. - very good location (a stone's throw away from Florence Train Station - Firenze SMN). . Across the street, there is a CONAD Supermarket, and a 24-hour McDonalds. - the hands-on Owners (Mr. Marco and Ms. Pardis) were very very pleasant, attentive and helpful. . Made us feel very welcome and comfortable. . Thank you very much Ms. Pardis for helping us with our restaurant reservations. We hope the success of your HOTEL ESTER will continue to prosper with this honest and very positive review.

          Reviewed July 16, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Chua from Singapore
          Couple
          Double Room with City View and Balcony
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

          Excellent View with Homely Theme”

          The hotel has no ground floor lobby. We were frantically looking for the hotel lobby, only to realise that there isn’t one. Hence, please don’t look for lobby when you arrive. Look for the signboard and a really ancient looking lift. It reminds us of the movies we watched. We could see the inside of the lift and when it reached us, we had to open the metal gate! Very interesting experience I must say. We enjoyed this! The hotel reception is only available from 7.30am to 11.30pm. There wasn’t a phone in our room, which is quite interesting too. We were given a really beautiful room when we checked in. The entire duomo was in front of us we we could lie in the bed and watch it from our room. Perfecto! When we enter the room, we were greeted by a flight of wooden stairs and a lovely bathroom. The bathroom only has the rain shower, which made it hard for me to shower when I didn’t want to wash my hair. The hotel has a kettle and we love that. They provided coffee and tea, which not all hotels do! They even gave us bread when we arrive and also, on the second day after Housekeeping. Definitely love these small gestures. The air-conditioner is new, we believe so! It’s so powerful. Appreciate it as the weather was quite hot in the afternoon during this period of time. Therefore, we appreciated this lovely hotel. We didn’t want to leave after the 2 nights stay. They even have the anti-mosquitoes thingy which we could use. There wasn’t any mozzie though. If we were to go back to Florence again, we will definitely pick this hotel, with the lovely view again (though there isn’t a ground floor lobby).

          Reviewed June 14, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ingrid from Spain
          Family with teens
          Triple
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

          Excellent location - will stay there again!”

          The location is excellent - very close to Firenze SMN station. Most of the places of interests are within walking distance from the hotel. There was supermarket and laundromat close by - the hotel also provide laundry service. Staff was very friendly - she showed me all the places to see in Florence and recommended nice restaurant nearby. The room was quite spacious with refrigerator, table and chairs, kettle, cups, teabags, water and small snacks. I would definitely want to stay there again the next time I come back to Florence!!

          Reviewed May 17, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Marsella from Indonesia
          Family with teens
          Triple
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

          Impressive”

          I enjoy the stay very much. The hotel is comfy, clean, and most important, it’s close to the train station and the attractive spots.

          Reviewed July 19, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Murni from United States
          Family with young children
          Quad
          Stayed 1 night in July 2019

          Exceptional”

          Super helpful staff. Good amenities.

          Reviewed July 14, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Patrick from Netherlands
          Couple
          Double or Twin
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

          Perfect location, great staff”

          Nice clean hotel in the middle of town. Parking at property is available, which is a nice premium for Florence. Short walk to the Central Market. The staff is super helpful and relaxed. Breakfast is served as room service.

          Reviewed April 10, 2019
          3.6
          Taro from United States
          Family with teens
          Triple
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

          Hellish Hotel”

          We rented this Hotel for its proximity to the SMN train station. Finding the hotel was a little challenge as it is in a building where every floor is a different hotel. Good thing here is that they have an elevator/lift. This is a very small hotel with very few number of rooms. Check-in part went fine. We were placed in room number 6. Once in the room, soon, we started noticing awful smell of sewer. I contacted the front desk who suggested to keep the bathroom door closed. I requested if we can be moved to another room. Unfortunately, according to the front desk, there were no other rooms available for that night. They didn't even have room freshener. We had no option other than spending night with this awful awful smell. Next day morning I requested front desk staff for another room and explained how tired we were for lack of sleep at night because of this smell. A lady was kind enough to move us in another room, room number 5, but because there was still a tenant in there we were t

          Reviewed July 16, 2019
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Kyungho from South Korea
          Family with young children
          Triple Room with Balcony and City View
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

          Superior location and excellent view”

          Consider corner room with a view which we liked very much. Very close to the Station and within walking distance from most highlights of Firenze

          Reviewed July 04, 2019
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Zheng from Singapore
          Group
          Double Room with City View and Balcony
          Stayed 1 night in June 2019

          Exceptional”

          The staffs were really helpful with us even though it was only 1 night. The room was in a great location and they provided us with free drinks and biscuits.

          Reviewed June 29, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          CHAN from Hong Kong
          Couple
          Double or Twin
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

          Highly recommended hotel”

          The hotel hosts provide excellent service to us. They are very helpful and nice. The hotel is very clear and connivence. Only 3- 5mins walk from Florence station. You can find everything you need in the hotel room and the room is big. We will stay in this hotel if i visit florence again Thank you marco and his wife!

          Reviewed May 19, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Samuel
          Couple
          Triple
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

          Excellent hotel in Florence with friendly staff”

          Near the main train station. A small hotel that has only 9 rooms so you need to book early. Excellent value for the money as the room was big and clean. Location was great as there are many restaurants within a block as well as a grocery store. Staff was awesome. Super friendly and knows all the places in Florence. Ask them to recommend a restaurant. You will not go wrong.

          Reviewed May 14, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          Hui from Singapore
          Couple
          Double or Twin
          Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

          Perfect location!”

          The hotel is not only near to the train station but within walking distance to so many of the attractions. Save all the travelling time and the day tours' starting point is also from the train station which makes it so easy to find.

          Reviewed October 28, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Barry from Australia
          Couple
          Double or Twin
          Stayed 1 night in September 2018

          Staff were amazing”

          Ester hotel is a convent location – just across from the train station and within walking distance to many of the city’s main attractions. Although nothing flash, the room was clean, spacious and very quiet considering the central location. Staff were amazing and even helped us book a train ticket to Venice.

          Reviewed October 07, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kevin from United States
          Solo traveler
          Single
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

          Exceptional”

          Nice hotel , good location , very clean . Friendly staff . Will def stay there again next time I’m in Florence. Thank you . Quyen

          Reviewed July 14, 2019
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Michael from United States
          Solo traveler
          Double Room with City View and Balcony
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

          Exceptional”

          Great location! My room had an incredible view of the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio, San Lorenzo, and much of central Florence. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I will definitely stay there again.

          Reviewed February 12, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Trinette from Australia
          Couple
          Triple Room with Balcony and City View
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

          Exceptional”

          The room had the best views and is very close to a lot of attractions.

          Reviewed June 17, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          STYLIANI from Norway
          Solo traveler
          Single
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          A great stay. ”

          A very nice room. The Lady at the reception desk was wonderful.

          Reviewed April 28, 2019
          8.0
          Excellent
          Melisa from Indonesia
          Group
          Double or Twin
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

          Good Location, Clean Room”

          Same as most budget property in Italy, you need to find the name written in small plate instead of big name board. We were given room in the new property called Maison de Charm, I believe, which is across the street, so not in the same building as the reception. Room is clean and the location is perfect for quick stay. But we found out that Florence is quite small, unless you carry big suitcase and need to walk to station, the location itself is not really important. We had kitchen that we can use, buy the groceries etc in the mart next door. We bought various chocolate and snacks from this mart to bring home as souvenirs also. Very convenient. The staff were all appear nice and seems ready to help with anything. But we had experience that they don't really do it unless you were there and witness it yourself. This creates a bad second night experience for us. Overall, if you're looking for just a place to stay, you don't bring extra large luggage and you are quite independent in anything, this place is perfect. One tip for the property staff: it is way better to suggest your guest to do stuff themselves than saying you will do it for them only to forget later and therefore cause even bigger problem for your guests.

          Reviewed October 17, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          elisa from Indonesia
          Group
          Quad
          Stayed 1 night in May 2017

          Very large and great room, great location”

          From the station, go outside, and move to McDonalds OUTSIDE the station (theres another McD inside), then turn to left. Just a few meters, u will find Hotel Ester at the right side, inside F'alinari. There some small-cheap-delicious take away cafe nearby. Just about 3-4 euro. Everything was so clean. Room was soooo big !! We book one room for double and one room for quadruple. The bathroom for quadruple was so big n luxury n even u can put another matress there. Very complete ammenities. Good wifi. Helpful staff. But dont ever try to open the windows. Theres a lot of mosquitos to play with. Del Duomo just few minutes walk (go to the right from Ester, then i forget the next direction).

          Reviewed June 03, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Dharmalingam from Malaysia
          Group
          Triple
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

          Excellent location and helpful staff. Nice rooms with excellent bathroom. Cosy, family like atmosphere. Real value for money. ”

          Located right at the doorstep of the train station and in the historic centre of Florence.. Good for solo travelers , couples and families. Breakfast was basic but more than enough. Good host, very helpful.

          Reviewed September 19, 2016
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