Hotel Casci

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Address: Via Camillo Cavour 13, Florence, 50129, Italy

Star rating:

4

A cheap-and-cheerful family hotel a hop from the Duomo.

The Casci’s perennial popularity lies in its combination of central location, keen prices and no-nonsense, family-run approach. Opened in 1926 when it was the first hotel in Florence to have hot and cold running water in all the rooms, it occupies two interconnecting 15th-century palazzi, complete with the odd fresco, and offers comfortable two-star accommodation along with a genuinely warm welcome from the enthusiastic Lombardi family. Several larger, multi-bedded rooms means that it’s a good choice for families.

Location
4.7
90%
Eating/drinking
3.8
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
3.8
90%
Public areas
3.5
90%

Location

The hotels lies a pigeon’s spit north of the Duomo on the busy shop- and café-lined main thoroughfare that links the Duomo and Piazza San Marco. It’s just round the corner from the cheap clothes stalls of the San Lorenzo market and a few doors up from the city’s main tourist office.

Bedrooms

The 24 pleasant rooms vary in shape and size but are all done out in a no-frills modern style (including flatscreen TVs and DVD players) and have spanking new bathrooms, some with tubs. Those at the back of the building overlook a lovely garden; the ones at the front overlooking the street are well sound-proofed. There are several quads and two family rooms sleeping five.

Public areas

There’s a large, bright breakfast room and adjoining bar and reception area, the latter well-supplied with travel guides and a library of DVDs.

Eating and drinking

Simple but fresh Italian-style breakfast, gluten-free on request. There’s also a bar which serves hot and cold drinks throughout the day and evening.

Leisure facilities

 


 

Service

The Lombardi family are super-friendly and very helpful with advice on where to go and what to do while in Florence.

Who stays there

A genuinely mixed bag of budget-concious tourists from all over the world and of all ages, plus families.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss

Pros & Cons

  • Central location
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • No outside space
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