Athenaeum Hotel - Florence

Via Cavour 88, Florence, Italy, 50129  show map
 4 stars
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Athenaeum Hotel - Florence

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

EUR 24 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Athenaeum is a 4-story hotel in a historic area of Florence at a close proximity to Chiesa di Ognissanti, Santa Felicita and Basilica di San Miniato al Monte offering individual rooms along with a library and a golf course. The hotel opened its doors in 1960 and was remodeled in 2004.

The city center is about 20 minutes on foot. This traditional property is located in the heart of Florence.

Nearby points of interest include monuments, a church and a palace.

The hotel's major location offers to get to Peretola airport in 10 minutes by car.

Rooms

This property comprises 61 rooms featuring classic triple room, economy room and classic double room with individual climate control, satellite TV, a lounge area, a private safe and complimentary wireless internet. The rooms look on to the garden. Offering a classic interior, the rooms are fitted with fine furnishings and a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The Riflessi restaurant presents light dishes of Italian cuisine. The snack bar has billiards and a terrace to offer and also serves wines and cocktails. Guests can share a meal in Antica Trattoria \ and MaVa, located about 100 meters away.

Services

Offering bicycle and car rental services, Athenaeum Hotel induces guests to explore the area.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with cribs, babysitting and a game room. The property offers fitness classes and a gym to keep shape.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at EUR 24 per day.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   61.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Bicycle storage
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Athenaeum Hotel - Florence Florence location
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Hotel Address:

Via Cavour 88, Florence, Italy, 50129

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City Center
  • Florence
    1.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    1.1 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Antica Trattoria \ (cuisine: Italian)
    140 m
  • Ristorante Riflessi (cuisine: Italian, Contemporary)
    20 m
Parks
  • Botanical Gardens
    170 m
  • Giardino dei Semplici
    200 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    61

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Rooms and availability

Athenaeum photos Room
Standard Single Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
Size: 19 m²
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Classic Room
Bed type: King-size bed and Single bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
Size: 22 m²
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Athenaeum photos Room Superior
Superior Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 25 m²
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How to reach hotel

hotel Athenaeum Hotel - Florence Florence location
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Hotel Address:

Via Cavour 88, Florence, Italy, 50129

Get directions
City Center
  • Florence
    1.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    1.1 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Antica Trattoria \ (cuisine: Italian)
    140 m
  • Ristorante Riflessi (cuisine: Italian, Contemporary)
    20 m
Parks
  • Botanical Gardens
    170 m
  • Giardino dei Semplici
    200 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    61

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Athenaeum Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Basilica of San Lorenzo - 500 m
  • San Lorenzo Basilica - 700 m

Popular areas

  • Via Faenza - 800 m

Places of interest

  • Via Cavour Firenze - 200 m
  • Campanille di Giotto - 800 m
  • Baptisterio - 900 m
  • Catedral de Santa María del Fiore - 900 m

Convention centers

  • Palazzo dei Congressi - 700 m
  • Fortezza da Basso - 900 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Convent of San Marco - 200 m
  • Hospital of Innocents - 400 m
  • Hospital of Innocents - 400 m
  • Rucellai Palace - 500 m
  • Medici Riccardi Palace - 700 m
  • Piazza del Duomo - 800 m

Museums

  • San Marco Museum - 300 m
  • San Marco Museum - 300 m
  • Accademia Gallery - 400 m
  • Galería de la Academia - 400 m
  • Galleria dell'Accademia - 400 m

Local attractions

  • Ognissanti - 1.5 km
    Piazza Ognissanti, Florence
  • Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze - 1.6 km
    Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 1a,, Florence
  • Santa Felicita - 1.7 km
    Piazza Santa Felicita, Florence
  • Chiesa di Ognissanti - 1.5 km
    Borgo Ognissanti, 42, Florence
  • Bandini Museum - 1.6 km
    Via Dupre 1, Fiesole

Near the hotel

  • Chiostro dello Scalzo - 160 m
    Via Cavour 69, Florence
  • Giardino dei Semplici - 200 m
    Via Micheli 12, Florence
  • Museo di San Marco - 330 m
    Piazza San Marco 1, Florence
  • Galleria dell'Accademia - 470 m
    Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, Florence
  • Botanical Gardens - 170 m
    Via Pier Antonio Micheli, 3, Florence
  • University of Florence Natural History Museum - 280 m
    Via Giorgio La Pira, 4, Florence
  • Via Cavour Firenze - 300 m
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Restaurants nearby

  • Antica Trattoria \ - 140 m

    Address: Via S.Gallo 112/r
    Phone: +39 055 472 475

    77% likes this, based on 2106 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: CAD 18 - CAD 50

  • MaVa - 70 m

    Address: via La Marmora 27

    91% likes this, based on 12 reviews

  • La Capanna - 140 m

    Address: Via Cavour,
    Phone: 055210095

    78% likes this, based on 23 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Ristorante Riflessi - 20 m

    Address: Cavour 86
    Phone: +390555522688

    74% likes this, based on 184 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary
    Price Range: CAD 44 - CAD 72

  • Dolce Vegan - 120 m

    Address: Via San Gallo, 92/R
    Phone: 055 0195437

    71% likes this, based on 172 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: CAD 12 - CAD 36

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    61

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Athenaeum Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Athenaeum

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 62 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
8.4
Rooms
9.2
Service
9.5
Value
8.8
Dining
9.5

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Hotel is good situated and near to the hart of the old part of Florence. It is easy to reach the center by foot. Also the garage for the car is very good situated. Food and breakfast ambient is very good

    Hotel umbrellas is very old and broken (we have a very heavy rain during our stay)

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    Hotel is Cosy. Rooms are standard. Hotel looks better in pictures.

    Horrible breakfast spread. location is quite far from the attractions. Staff sucks big time. They have a problem if you ask the same question twice.

  • Family with children
    9.6

    Good rooms & breakfast. Outstanding staff.. Close enough to activities we wanted to do.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Location is good and hotel is clean and nice !

    Room are very small !

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Lovely staff on the front desk (let us check in a little bit early) and the restaruant was amazing. Great food and the wait staff made you feel special and got to know you personally. We went back twice just because they were all so lovely and attentive. Rooms small (which is to be expected in Italy), and a little too far out of the main centre (but still walking distance)

    The wait staff at breakfast were shocking. Was difficult to get coffee as they tend to stay in the kitchen and not come out.

  • Family with children
    3.8

    Out of the city but you can go by bus. Size of the room and bed is okay.

    We arrived around 6pm and the receptionist was confused, she gave us room that was already been occupied. Good that the guest was not around when we opened the room. So better not to leave your key in the reception. No slippers in the room. Our room was hot even the aircon was on high. We checked another room on the second floor but opted to stay In our room cos the corridors in that floor were so dirty. First time to encounter bed and breakfast where you need to pay extra for the egg. The juice were not fresh but at least must be served cold not hot.

  • Family with children
    5.0

    Modern room. Free wifi.

    No tea/ coffee in room although we stayed 4 nights in triple room during winter. As I have a child with me, we pleaded with reception a few times, but they said it's only for Superior Room. Only 1 key per room and if you need to enter room separately, they will get someone to open the door. No soap dish, so place your soap on sink top. No free shuttle service. Don't expect warm, 'Personal' service at Athenaeum Personal Hotel.

  • Single
    7.0

    Friendly staff. The room was very quiet although the hotel is located on a busy street. Within a reasonable walking distance (10-15 min.) from the historic centre.

  • Single
    9.6

    The free breakfast had quite a variety of food to choose from. Hard boiled eggs, fruit, meats, cheese, croissants, etc. and individually served fresh brewed coffee or cappuccino as well as fresh juice choices. Staff was very helpful on many occasions and spoke very good English. Taxis always arrived within 3 minutes! Clean, comfortable room but small like many European hotels. I would stay again!

    We did not have a very good dinner at the restaurant. The food was overpriced and both dishes were very disappointing. I would definitely eat at any other restaurant in Florence.

  • Couple
    9.6

  • Single
    9.6

  • 7.0

  • Couple
    8.2

  • Couple
    9.0

  • Couple
    9.4

How to reach hotel

hotel Athenaeum Hotel - Florence Florence location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Via Cavour 88, Florence, Italy, 50129

Get directions
City Center
  • Florence
    1.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    1.1 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Antica Trattoria \ (cuisine: Italian)
    140 m
  • Ristorante Riflessi (cuisine: Italian, Contemporary)
    20 m
Parks
  • Botanical Gardens
    170 m
  • Giardino dei Semplici
    200 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    61

Hotel Awards

ItalianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedFlorenceAthenaeum

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Italy

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