Hotel Cellai

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Via 27 Aprile N. 14, Florence, Tuscany, 50129, Italy

2 Reviews

Hotel Cellai
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Satisfaction Average
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 26% more and rated 13% lower than other 4 star hotels

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  • Families72
  • Couples69
  • Solo63
  • Business69
  • pilli75's Profile Photo

    As to be at home


    You fill how to be at home. The owner, an architect, buys unique furniture around the world to give the hotel a unique style completly different from all the ohter florence hotel I've been.
    Service is good, the honesty bar in the middle of a kind of biblioteque gives you the sensation of complete relax and of being in another age. The roof garden gives you a real taste of Florence. Breakfast is good enough. No restaurant inside but you have a couple of nice and famous restaurant walking distance as Da Mimmo, Trattoria del Garga and Florens.
    I will raccomand it at all if you like a particular hotel with all rooms different from each other.

    Unique Quality: Unique originale furniture

    Directions: close to Duomo

  • Jenelle7's Profile Photo

    Great Hotel in a Great City


    Florence is probably one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen.
    The hotel is close to all the action, while being far enough away from the noise to enjoy a quiet nights sleep.
    The rooms were of a good size and the bathrooms were also clean and decent sized.
    We were upgraded to a bigger room with two queen sized beds and a massive bathroom.
    The price of the room also includes a continental breakfast, which was very nice.
    Most of the hotel staff speak english and they are very helpful and friendly.
    This was a really nice 3 star hotel, and I would certainly recommend it.

    Unique Quality: The spaciousness of the rooms was great, as was it's proximity to all the sites of Florence.

    Directions: About 5 minutes walk from the train station

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Hotel Cellai nice location

by TripAdvisor Member tree

Hotel Cellai is in a good location for the price. The hotel is not in the center of all the tourist traffic. The hotel is only a five minute walk from the Duomo and a ten minute walk from the Uffizi. The San Lorenzo market is close by too. The rooms were small. The bathrooms could use a facelift. The shower was a little moldy. The rooms were also very warm no way of cooling off except opening the window and this was in December. It was nice having internet access in the lobby. The breakfast was good , nice variety. The staff was also helpful. I would stay at the Hotel Cellai again but bring flip flops for the shower!


by A TripAdvisor Member

My husband and I traveled to Florence in July and were hoping for a clean, air-conditioned room at the Hotel Cellai. What we found was a beautiful hotel, complete with cozy lounges, dark wood accents and a pleasant staff. The air conditioning actually worked, unlike our hotels in Rome and Venice. The room had a king-size bed, spacious bathroom and tuscan decor throughout. Breakfast was unimpressive. The staff at the hotel was more than happy to give us directions, suggestions and make reservations for us - never expecting a tip.
We couldn't have been happier to find such a lovely hotel for such an exceptional value.

A Very Inhospitable Stay.... but surroundings OK

by TripAdvisor Member EWWSanFrancisco

The Pluses:
Roof Garden was nice to read in between walks
The Lobby room was cozy, but fireplace not on
Accessible internet area which made it easy to check ones email...

The Negatives :
The horrible attitude of staff, except for 1 gentleman who manned the front desk in the evening.... otherwise, all of the staff were aloof, and seemingly not into wanting to answer any of your inquiries.... felt like I was imposing as a guest.....

Bfast was OK.... staff let all the dishes pile up and were rather nonchalant about it....

Rooms were small, not the cleanest, but to get rid of combination of cigarette smoke and musty smell, I kept the windows open a tad......

I can live with all the above but what stood out was the bad attitude of its staff, except this one gentleman who was very helpful.....

This will be my last stay at Hotel Cellai.... once is enough...

Wasn't so terrible.............................

by TripAdvisor Member 10isguy

After a so-so time in Venice, it was off to Florence and the Hotel Cellai. The hotel lobby was a little dark and dreary but at least we were welcomed with a hello (unlike in Venice). The room was small (expected) and definitely smelled of smoke even though the receptionist insisted it was a non-smoking room. The location of the hotel was great. Walking distance to everything. Very close to the train station which was very important for us because of day trips we planned. The hotel staff gave good suggestions for restaurants (must go to Il Latini). If you plan on going on a wine tour, book with Tuscan Trails. Todd is a great host and the 3 stops we made were amazing. Would I stay there again.........possibly!

Just OK

by A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed at Hotel Cellai in Florence for two nights. The location was great, not too far from the train station and in good walking distance from all the sites. The hotel lobby was very nice, and the staff was also very friendly. Breakfast was ok. There was a very nice rooftop garden to relax on.

The rooms were average (we stayed in the standard double), small of course, but they were clean. The room didn't look anything like the photos on the website, but I suppose they were only showing the more expensive rooms. The only real complaint we had is that the walls were thin and the noise from the hallway and surrounding rooms were very loud.

Overall, the hotel was average, about on par with a Super 8. For 150euro a night I would have expected a little more. During our trip to Italy, we stayed in 6 different hotels and this one was our least favorite

Could be so much better

by TripAdvisor Member SinBosun

Stayed in December 2004 and was disappointed with the Hotel. The information gives the impression that it is a friendly oasis of tranqillity in the city. It could have been, but the promised classical music turned out to be anything but restful trance/dance music which made using the public areas a trial.

Most of the hotel corridors are non-smoking but there was a member of staff who smoked wherever he went - again rendering the seating areas unusable at times.

The initial welcome we received was off-hand to rude. This did improve during the week, so perhaps we caught the receptionist on an off day. No excuse though.

The impression we got was that the owners were away and standards were not up to scratch. With a little effort it could have been really good. The roof garden is wonderful, the furnishings pleasant and the rooms fine, if small.

I hope this was just an off week.

You can't get more for 99 €

by A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed 3 nights at "Cellai" (14. - 17. Feb 2005) and payed 99 Euros a night for a so called "Classic Room" which is obviously a little bit larger than the average room, however the bathroom is very very tiny.
We made the reservation directly via the Hotel´s website about 4 weeks in advance.
Our room (#206) wasn´t really clean but very dark (no roof lights) and very noisy, the TV is indeed very tiny and not working properly and the A/C could not heat up the room.
Breakfast is fine.
Free bike rental and internet point available.
Location is great (only about 10 minutes walking distance from all main attractions).
Staff is unfriendly.

This was our 4th stay in Florence (Crocini Hotel, Baglioni, BW Capitol) and I guess one cannot expect more for 99 Euros.

Tip: pls. use the garage if travelling by car (25 Euros for 24hrs) - you will not find a parking place anywhere; if yes, your car will be towed away (100 Euros)

Distrustful! Please stay away

by A TripAdvisor Member

We booked the hotel two weeks in advance. They said that the day we wanted to book was full but there was room available on the next day so we agreed to change our plan to stay there. We called them the morning we will arrive to make sure that they did not mess up our reservation. They said everything is fine. So we drove from Genova to Florence and arrive in Florence about 3pm and found out that they did not have room for us. The reason they gave us was the previous guest did not move out and they can't ask them to leave so they tried to move us to another hotel near by. But we said no. We never believe the reason they gave us and we don't want to deal with distrustful person. So we decide to stay in another hotel outside florence which turned out that it is much better and cheaper. We will advice anyone to stay here to be very careful.

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Squash Clubs in Florence

by hsm

I am going to be in Florence from 20 to 28 August. I'll be staying at the Hotel Cellai. I would like to play squash. Are ther are any squash clubs/ fitness centres in downtown Florence? Thanks


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 Hotel Cellai

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Address: Via 27 Aprile N. 14, Florence, Tuscany, 50129, Italy