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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The one-star Hotel Cristina offers hotel-style rooms—at hostel-style rates—in a convenient location bretween the Uffizi and Duomo.
Pros: Super central locaton. Low rates.
Cons: Lacks charm. Hostel-vibe.
A steep set of stairs leads to the Hotel Cristina’s nine simple and spacious rooms. Furnishings mostly consist of antiques, though we noticed a few modern pieces thrown in. Some rooms have distinct Renaissance style—we even saw some showers with frescoes!—while others seem randomly assembled. It sounds romantic, but it's really just kind of old. All rooms have a mini-fridge and fan and some have TV (ask ahead).
The bathrooms, some private and some shared, are clean but basic, with Italian-style showers, sans water barrier. Some bathrooms have vaulted ceilings.
Under new management since our last visit, the Cristina has a young, hostel-esque vibe, but maintains hotel-style services and décor. Common areas include a television lounge and free Internet stations. The real selling point, though, is a (free!) guest washing machine and clothesline.
Breakfast is available for an additional fee. In addition to the Internet stations in the lounge, Wi-Fi is free in the common areas and some guest rooms (ask ahead). The hotel is pet friendly.
» Laura Mongillo, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
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About the Hotel Cristina neighborhood
You can't miss Brunelleschi's magnificent dome atop the rosy marble Cathedral. It's the obvious central meeting point in Florence and the tourist hub of the city. Here, you're in the vicinity of practically everything: the Uffizi Museums, Palazzo della Signoria, the San Lorenzo Market and the Accademia. The big guns in Italian fashion are located along Via Tornabuoni and there are plenty of cafes and dining options.