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Reviews of Hotel Pensione Ottaviani

1 star Hotel | Piazza Ottaviani 1, Florence, Tuscany, Italy 50123

71.1% Overall Rating

78 out of 97 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/06/2014)

Sophie Mackay thinks…

"Really convinient location close to train station and main sites. Basically offers what it says - good value private accomodation in central location, clean and comfortable, no frills."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Elevator / lift(s)

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 2.69
  • Breakfast USD 4.03
  • Towel USD 2.69

What's Included

  • Linen

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71.1%

Overall Rating

78 out of 97 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hotel Pensione Ottaviani'

Atmosphere
62.4%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
60.0%
Cleanliness
69.6%
Staff
71.2%
Value
72.8%
Safety
68.8%
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54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Ruby Farmer

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2014

Liked: The location was great. Very close to Santa Maria Novell station. Cheap.

Disliked: The staff were unhelpful, offered no information about the hostel. We weren't even shown the bathrooms. We were given a private twin room but it was extremely cramped. There were not enough bathrooms for guests. On the first day the shower only ran cold, on the second it switched between freezing cold and very hot in quick succession. There was also no decent ventilation which obviously in Tuscany in July is not ideal. Also not the hostels fault but travellers should be aware that there is a lot of noise throughout the night coming from the street.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Sophie Mackay

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 June 2014 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: Really convinient location close to train station and main sites. Basically offers what it says - good value private accomodation in central location, clean and comfortable, no frills.

Disliked: Quite noisy at night.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Shing Sun LEUNG

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 April 2014

Liked: the location

Disliked: unpleasant smell in the bathroom

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: in brief it was okay. good room, nice location

Disliked: nothing in particular.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2014

Liked: if you are out of money and need a place to pass the night then its okay. wifi is good.

Disliked: there is no paper towel in the toilets. the shower in the shared room does not have a private space. it has a transparent surrounding. beds are not comfortable. noises of the street comes from the window. no voice isolation.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Daisuke Chiba

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2014 Daisuke would recommend this property

Liked: Near from station

Disliked: Using wifi costs me €3&in the room the connection is not so good

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location: next to the train station and the city centre. Price per night is very cheap. Clean room and comfortable beds.

Disliked: They charged 3€ for WI-FI. Only one bathroom for 5 rooms. Mosquitos in the room.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

protskikh natalia

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 February 2014 protskikh would recommend this property

Liked: good location not far from station, friendly responsive staff, own cookery with nice prices

Disliked: protskikh left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Ching Yue Chow

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

10 January 2014 Ching Yue would recommend this property

Liked: Good price, nice location

Disliked: No kitchen

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2014

Liked: Its location was good

Disliked: WiFi barely worked.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location Nice looks

Disliked: Some members of the staff Ventilation in the toilets The weird shower in the bedroom

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Veslava Matuleviciute

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 November 2013 Veslava would recommend this property

Liked: Location; Friendly stuff; Cleanlininess

Disliked: Breakfast Shower inside the room with broken door :)

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Venkata Ravikiran Sastry Pamarty

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 November 2013 Venkata Ravikiran Sastry would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, very helpful staff, good price!

Disliked: No free wi-fi

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Peilu MA

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2013

Liked: Poor organisation because they have like 3 properties and the day i was there at the reception of Ottaviani, they sent me to another place to do check in and the hostel was again situated in another building.

Disliked: Poor organisation because they have like 3 properties and the day i was there at the reception of Ottaviani, they sent me to another place to do check in and the hostel was again situated in another building.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location, the 3bed - 2 windows -corner room, at the last level

Disliked: they fee internet - 3euro/24h they fee your laguage if you want to leave it after checkout

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

lyudmila bercheva

With my spouse / partner

City break

20 October 2013 lyudmila would recommend this property

Liked: cleanliness,location and the girl on reception-Marina

Disliked: lyudmila left no negative feedback.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Jessica Constable

With my spouse / partner

City break

17 October 2013

Liked: nothing

Disliked: the room was dirty, noisy and the showers didnt work, there was no light in on of the toilets

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cool apartment. Free wifi though it wasn't described on the website. Fantastic location - a few min walk from Santa Maria basilica and 10min from the Duomo. Good value. As we were leaving at midday, the guy at Hotel Toscana let us store luggage for free, though he usually charges (the guy at Hotel Toscana gave great service). Can pay by credit card.

Disliked: Lack of security - we couldn't lock our room from the inside, so we had to sleep with it ope. We only had one key between two of us and no secure lockers. Staff could have been friendlier/more helpful. Wifi was pretty bad, though they let us use it for free at the reception. There were bedbugs when we were there, but the guy at Hotel Toscana was going to shut it down for two days and blitz the place as we were leaving which was great to hear.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gareth Rodda

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2013 Gareth would recommend this property

Liked: Beds are comfy and everything appears to be clean and tidy. Staff were really friendly and always happy to help and provide directions and advice. Location was perfect. Really close to the train station and pretty much in the middle of the action.

Disliked: The street below can be quite noisy but thats not the hostels fault just advice if you are a lighter sleeper. The Wifi could be troublesome to connect for some reason but once connected the speed and reception was excellent.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pension Albergue para back packers a muy buen precio y excelente localizacxion

Disliked: Un poco ruidoso en la mañana , ya que esta en el centro de la ciudad y se escuchan los automoviles que comienzan a circular, pero no imposibilitan el sueño.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, friendly staff, authentic Italian atmosphere, cozy & quaint, very clean.

Disliked: Quite loud at night but this it's just central Florence, though I'd suggest ear plugs for light sleepers like myself. Also wish there were more restroom facilities as having just one toilet/shower for all the rooms in our wing made things quite slow.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2013

Liked: The location was great - easy to walk to all the sights in Florence. We also liked that they had a machine that supplied chilled water (however at times it was unplugged). Reception staff were really friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The heat in the room we stayed in was unbearable so sleep was impossible. There was a ceiling fan but but all it did was circulate the hot air and we often found that it was much cooler on the street. There was also a lot of noise coming from the street outside our room which was annoying.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

YAGUANG HUANG

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2013 YAGUANG would recommend this property

Liked: The hotel is very near from Firenze SMN railway station, little city of Florence, the hotel is not far from the main attractions by walking, no problem. Small elevator is convenient for luggage upstairs. Staff were very friendly and helpful, It went well to borrow some kitchen utensils, employees English is not very good, city map is out of and not be filled in a timely manner. It had marble floors in an old building, there is an obvious Hotel sign was been found easy, facilities clean, It Is good to keep our luggage free for after the check. facilities were a little stale,WIFI is charged fee.

Disliked: YAGUANG left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Yong Siew Teo

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

27 June 2013 Yong Siew would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Very close to station and bus stop in front of hotel

Disliked: charge for luggage deposit after check out. Charge for towel

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Kwun Hang Ng

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 June 2013 Kwun Hang would recommend this property

Liked: poor organization !!!!

Disliked: Kwun Hang left no negative feedback.