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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Ester

3-star3 stars
Largo Fratelli Alinari 15, Florence, FI, 50123, Italy

Shopping hotel with bar/lounge, connected to the convention centre, near Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
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  • Lift was a great plus. Perfect location within stone's throw from station. Helpful staff. Jun 24, 2018
  • This place is really good to stay.Jun 30, 2019

Hotel Ester

from £47
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Single Room

What’s around Hotel Ester


  • In Santa Maria Novella
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 9-minute walk
  • Piazza del Duomo - 10-minute walk
  • Piazza della Signoria - 13-minute walk
  • Palazzo Vecchio - 14-minute walk
  • Ponte Vecchio - 14-minute walk
  • Uffizi Gallery - 15-minute walk
  • Pitti Palace - 18-minute walk

Getting around

  • Florence (FLR-Peretola) 22-min drive
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Station 4-min walk
  • Stazione Porta al Prado, Florence, Italy 16-min walk
  • Florence Statuto Station 18-min walk
  • Florence-Cascine Station 24-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 19 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time noon-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Children (6 years old and younger) are not allowed


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Extended parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • In-room computer
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hotel Ester’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Ester Florence
  • Hotel Ester
  • Ester Florence
  • Ester Hotel Florence
  • Hotel Ester Hotel
  • Hotel Ester Florence
  • Hotel Ester Hotel Florence
  • Hotel Ester Hotel Florence


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

The property affirms that it follows sanitisation practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) guidelines.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitisation guidelines.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.50 per person, per night, up to 8 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

Extended parking costs EUR 20 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 3 for adults and EUR 3 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Ester

  • Does Hotel Ester offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Ester does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Hotel Ester?
    Yes. Extended parking costs EUR 20 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Ester?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Ester?
    You can check in from noon to 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Ester?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Trattoria Enzo e Piero (3-min walk), Da Nerbone (3-min walk) and Trattoria Il Porcospino (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 31 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Nice place in the middle of everything! Aldo... We love you.
Rosa Ana, us2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Hotel Ester in Florence
Florence is gorgeous at Christmas but very cold. The lights are spectacular and the FLIGHT exhibition makes it even better. Motel Ester had paid parking which is a huge plus but it isn't in an ideal area. The area is congested and run down but is only 10 minutes walk to the centre. The hotel staff were excellent, friendly and welcoming - unlike most Florentine people who are not.
Roger, au2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay - Can't beat the price for location, comfort, security. Marco was very accommodating with regard to adjusting rooms, providing info, offering a.m. food. He stored our luggage on the last day until we were ready to take the train out. The hotel is within walking distance of the train station, bus station, Central Market, ATMs, and countless restaurants. The place was quiet too, although bear in mind that we were there in mid-Nov, so starting to go off-season.
Alison, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
You can’t judge a book by its cover
The hotel occupies one floor of a four or five storey building. The building exterior is shabby so the very nice, obviously recently renovated room was a relief. Hotel is clean. All the staff we encountered were helpful and spoke English.
Angela, ca3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Very close to the train station. Grocery store almost in front. Downstairs lobby as inviting as a jail in 1930. But hotel reception is okay. I had a very small room that smelled musty. Had to buy an air freshner. No view. Could not reach the hangers in the wardrobe and I am 5'4". Wardrobe felt like it would come apart if I was touching it. There was a safe and a small fridge in the room. Staff was helpful. Coffee not too bad for a vending machine.
Diane, ca4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Old but good location
The hotel is just 5mins walking distance from the Firenze Santa Maria station. The sign is on the wall outside a building which houses a few hotels. Just look out for the sign on the wall. The building is old and the room is dated although they have renovated the bathroom. Good size for 3 persons in a triple room and the beds are comfortable. Room is clean. They have a mini cafeteria if you want to have snacks and breakfast can be sent to the room with prior notice. They also have washing machine although we didn’t make use of it. However, for almost €130 (including city tax) per night I would look for a newer hotel
Lai San, myFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
booked the room with balcony ( amazing view of the city) .. location perfect near the main train station and all the scenic tourist attractions are walking distance from the hotel.
Ban Hin, us5 night romance trip

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