Athenaeum Hotel - Florence

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 24 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The unique Athenaeum Hotel offers individual rooms in proximity to Laurentian Library, Church of San Lorenzo and Santa Croce. Occupying a 4-story art deco building, the hotel was remodeled in 2004.

Athenaeum Hotel is 20 minutes' walk from the center of Florence. Monuments, a church and a palace lie a short distance away.

Fairgrounds and a market are within meters of the property.

Salvestrina bus stop is just 100 meters away from the hotel and a 15-minute walk is enough to get to Santa Maria Novella train station. Fast access to Peretola airport within 10 km is provided.

Rooms

Rooms of Athenaeum Hotel are appointed with individual climate control, a mini bar, a balcony, LCD TV and a private safe. Some rooms have the garden view. They are furnished with a classic décor.

Eat & Drink

The Riflessi restaurant serves a variety of Italian dishes. Guests can relax in the snack bar serving finest drinks. Antica Trattoria \ and MaVa offer an assortment of dishes within 100 meters of the property.

Services

There are bicycle and car rentals available on site.

Relax

Athenaeum Hotel also has cribs, babysitting and a game room for guests travelling with children. On-site amenities for fitness include fitness classes and a gym.

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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • A la carte 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

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Mirror
  • 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
  • Paid movies/Video
  • 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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Via Cavour 88, Florence, Italy, 50129

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City Center
  • Florence
    3700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Antica Trattoria \ (cuisine: Italian)
    500 ft
  • Ristorante Riflessi (cuisine: Italian, Contemporary)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Botanical Gardens
    600 ft
  • Giardino dei Semplici
    700 ft
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 Exterior Hotel information
Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Mirror
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Twin Room - With Breakfast. Classic-Bed & Breakfast-Standard

Athenaeum photos Exterior Hotel information
Classic Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed and 1 Single bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Triple

Superior Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Athenaeum Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Basilica of San Lorenzo1700 ft
  • San Lorenzo Basilica2300 ft

Popular areas

  • Via Faenza2700 ft

Places of interest

  • Via Cavour Firenze700 ft
  • Campanille di Giotto2700 ft
  • Baptisterio3000 ft
  • Catedral de Santa María del Fiore3000 ft

Convention centers

  • Palazzo dei Congressi2300 ft
  • Fortezza da Basso3000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Convent of San Marco700 ft
  • Hospital of Innocents1400 ft
  • Hospital of Innocents1400 ft
  • Rucellai Palace1700 ft
  • Medici Riccardi Palace2300 ft
  • Piazza del Duomo2700 ft

Museums

  • Galería de la Academia1000 ft
  • San Marco Museum1000 ft
  • San Marco Museum1000 ft
  • Accademia Gallery1400 ft
  • Galleria dell'Accademia1400 ft

Local attractions

  • Ognissanti5000 ft
    Piazza Ognissanti, Florence
  • Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze5100 ft
    Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 1a,, Florence
  • Santa Felicita1.0 mi
    Piazza Santa Felicita, Florence
  • Chiesa di Ognissanti5000 ft
    Borgo Ognissanti, 42, Florence
  • Bandini Museum 1.0 mi
    Via Dupre 1, Fiesole

Near the hotel

  • Chiostro dello Scalzo600 ft
    Via Cavour 69, Florence
  • Giardino dei Semplici700 ft
    Via Micheli 12, Florence
  • Museo di San Marco1100 ft
    Piazza San Marco 1, Florence
  • Galleria dell'Accademia1600 ft
    Via Ricasoli 58 - 60, Florence
  • Botanical Gardens 600 ft
    Via Pier Antonio Micheli, 3, Florence
  • University of Florence Natural History Museum900 ft
    Via Giorgio La Pira, 4, Florence
  • Via Cavour Firenze1000 ft
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Restaurants nearby

  • Antica Trattoria \500 ft

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

    77% likes this, based on 2106 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 15 - USD 40

  • MaVa300 ft

    Address: via La Marmora 27

    91% likes this, based on 12 reviews

  • La Capanna500 ft

    Address: Via Cavour,
    Phone: 055210095

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

  • Ristorante Riflessi100 ft

    Address: Cavour 86
    Phone: +390555522688

    74% likes this, based on 184 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary
    Price Range: USD 35 - USD 58

  • Dolce Vegan400 ft

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

    71% likes this, based on 172 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 29

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
    3700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Antica Trattoria \ (cuisine: Italian)
    500 ft
  • Ristorante Riflessi (cuisine: Italian, Contemporary)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Botanical Gardens
    600 ft
  • Giardino dei Semplici
    700 ft
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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