Ariele  3 stars

Via Magenta 11, Florence, Italy, 50123  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Area is quiet - Easy to find - Poor service - Tiny elevator - A/c didn't work
  • Wifi works in parts of the hotel - Staff spoke good eglish - Secure parking
  • Large room - Bathroom is extremly small - Bed was comfortable - Breakfast was ok
  • Nice hotel - Not too close to center - Lovely courtyard - Would stay here again
  • 15 minutes from station - Room clean - Bar and outside area - Very good value


The Hotel Ariele Florence enjoys desirable setting in the quite residential area, a roaring distance from the historical center of Florence. Its close proximity to the true culture of the city and the key local attractions, cultural and commercial destinations makes the hotel an ideal base for business and leisure travelers alike.
Set in a historical building dating back to the 18 century, this three-star property retains its Renaissance Firenze charm and provides contemporary conveniences like free high speed internet access and meeting facilities.
With only 39 air-conditioned rooms, guests are ensured of personal touch in a cozy atmosphere. Each room is equipped with private bathrooms and satellite television.
The Hotel Ariele Florence welcomes guests to unwind with a drinks in the bar and hide away from the bustle and hustle of the city in the private garden.
Santa Maria Novella Train Station is located approximately 800m from the hotel.

Number of rooms   39.

Distance to:

  • City Center Florence - 3700 ft
  • Airport: Peretola (FLR) - 3.0 mi, Galileo Galilei (PSA) - 42.8 mi
  • Train Station: Santa Maria Novella Train Station - 3000 ft, Campo di Marte Station - 1.9 mi
  • Bus stop - 700 ft
  • Restaurants: Ruggini (Food: Italian) - 500 ft, Tijuana 2 (Food: Mexican) - 700 ft
  • Parks Le Cascine - 900 ft


All rooms are thoughtfully-designed with an eye for detail and comfort. Each room is complete with en-suite bathroom with shower or bathtub, hairdryer, shaving points and a bathroom courtesy kit. Other in-room standard fittings include air conditioning, satellite TV service with a range of channels in various languages, direct dialling telephones and wireless high speed internet access.
The range of rooms includes Single, Double, Triple and Quad rooms.

Dining options

Complimentary cold breakfast buffet is served between 7.30am to 10am every day in the breakfast room.
The bar offers a variety of drinks in the in-house bar with an access to a private garden.

The hotel Ariele provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 


Business-related facilities include a meeting room, fax and photocopying facilities.
Free high speed wireless internet access is provided in the entire property.

Additional features

The hotel is friendly to guests with disabilities.

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from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 8 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

Pets are allowed on request


  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 15 per day.

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room view
  • Garden view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area

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All rooms are thoughtfully-designed with an eye for detail and comfort. Each room is complete with en-suite bathroom with shower or bathtub, hairdryer, shaving points and a bathroom courtesy kit. Other in-room standard fittings include air conditioning, satellite TV service with a range of channels in various languages, direct dialling telephones and wireless high speed internet access.
The range of rooms includes Single, Double, Triple and Quad rooms.

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        Ariele LocationWhat's nearby

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        • Underground stations
        • Train stations
        • Parks
        • Tourist attractions
        • Museums
        • Convention centers
        • Stadiums
        • Food and meals
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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        City center is bout 1km from the hotel.
        Teatro Comunale di Firenze is 1km from the hotel.
        Chiesa di Ognissanti is within 600m.
        Church of Santa Maria Novella is about 800m from the hotel.
        Museo di Santa Maria Novella is approximately 800m from the hotel.
        Santa Maria della Carmine is about 800m away.
        Palazzo dei Congressi is 800m from the hotel.
        Palazzo degli Affari is 900m away.
        Brancacci Chapel is 900m away.
        Museo Marino Marini is within 900m from the hotel.
        Palazzo Rucellai is 1km from the hotel.
        Fortezza da Basso is within 1.1km.
        Medici Chapels is within 1.1km away.
        Chiesa di Santa Trínita is 1.1km away.
        Palazzo Strozzi is within 1.1km.
        Salvatore Ferragamo Museum is about 1.1km from the hotel.

        Tourist attractions
        • Prato Business Area
          700 ft
        • Santa Maria Novella
          2700 ft
        • Strozzi Palace
          3300 ft
        • Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -
          4000 ft
        • San Lorenzo Basilica
          4000 ft
        • Uffizi/Ponte Vecchio
          4300 ft
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          3300 ft
        Places of interest
        • Parco delle Cascine
          1700 ft
        • Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella
          2300 ft
        • Die verzwickteste Wegeskreuzung der Welt
          3300 ft
        • Via Dè Tornabuoni
          3300 ft
        • Piazza Santo Spirito
          3700 ft
        • Baptisterio
          4000 ft
        Train stations
        • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
          2700 ft
        Convention centers
        • Leopolda Station
          700 ft
        • Fortezza da Basso
          3000 ft
        • Palazzo dei Congressi
          3700 ft
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Florence Baptistry
          4000 ft
        • Belltower by Giotto
          4000 ft
        Historical sites
        • Palazzo Vecchio
          2700 ft
        • Pallazzo Pitti
          3000 ft
        • Il Ponte Vecchio
          4300 ft
        • Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)
          4300 ft
        • Palazzo strozzi
          3700 ft
        • Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
          3700 ft
        • Botanischer Garten Giardino di Boboli
          4300 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Statue of David
          5100 ft
          Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
        • Uffizi Gallery
          1.0 mi
          Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence
        • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo)
          5000 ft
          Piazza del Duomo 9, Florence
        • Loggia dei Lanzi
          5000 ft
          Piazza della Signoria, Florence
        • Casa di Dante
          5000 ft
          Via Santa Margherita 1, Florence

        Near the hotel

        • Teatro Comunale
          400 ft
          Corso Italia 16, Florence
        • Il Fiaschetto
          500 ft
          via Garibaldi 4-6, Montespertoli
        • Museo Geopaleontologico
          800 ft
          Piazza Vittorio Veneto 1, Scandicci
        • Le Cascine
          900 ft
          Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Florence
        • Piazza Santo Spirito
          1200 ft
          Oltrarno, Florence
        • Chiesa di Ognissanti
          2000 ft
          Borgo Ognissanti, 42, Florence
        • Ognissanti
          2200 ft
          Piazza Ognissanti, Florence

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Ruggini

          72% likes this, based on 37 reviews
          Food: Italian

          500 ft
          Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 11/R

          Phone: +39 055 836 8043

        • Tijuana 2

          65% likes this, based on 215 reviews
          Food: Mexican

          700 ft
          Via il Prato 57-59

          Phone: +39 055 287247

        • Papero Rosso Ristorante

          76% likes this, based on 152 reviews
          Food: Italian
          Price Range: USD 1 - USD 52

          600 ft
          via Montebello, 86 R

          Phone: +39 055 218891

        • Ristorante L'antica Porta di Levante

          74% likes this, based on 114 reviews
          Food: Italian
          Price Range: USD 2 - USD 36

          600 ft
          Piazza Vittorio Veneto n. 5

          Phone: 055844050

        • Il Bisonte

          85% likes this, based on 46 reviews
          Food: American, Italian

          600 ft
          Corso Italia, 35

          Phone: 055 2776336

        Getting there.

        Peretola Airport is within 4.7km from the hotel.
        From the airport, take a taxi or a bus shuttle service to Santa Maria Novella railway station which is within five- minute walk from the hotel.
        The Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport is within 8km from the property.

        Getting around.

        Bus stop is within 100m from the property.
        Car park with a capacity of 11 cars is available on site.
        Alternatively, the hotel provides access to a parking nearby at the discounted rates (reservation is needed).

        Ariele Reviews

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

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 433 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple

          Very good location (close to center) though quiet. Rooms and halls nicely decorated with antique staff. Very nice gentlemen on the desk. Has parking but could require prior reservation.

          Nothing - close to perfect.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          A quiet hotel with a nice garden, in 15 minutes walking distance from SMN train station and in 15-20 minutes from Ponte Vecchio and other places in the historic centre of Florence

          the coffee from hotel coffee machines could have been better

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Calm, quite tranquil, yet in the middle of historic city centre. Good atmosphere, nice architecture, tasteful decoration.

          The breakfast is monotone and repeats day after day.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Close to the river side and with great choice of food within 5 -8 minutes walk.

          Very limited choice for breakfast . The TV set is too old not able to function properly . Also only one English channel is available in the TV but nfortunately the only one English channel is not connected well .

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          We liked the brown bread at breakfast and also the computer with broadband access. The proximity to the train station was also positive. We chose the hotel because of the garden but unfortunately the weather was not enough to allow us to sit outside.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          nice building. convenient to railway ,sights river,shops--ideal for me. polite and helpful staff with a warm welcome. in short a very positive experience.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Good premises of hotel, good room, nice staff and good breakfest

          a little bit far from historic centre

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Close to the centre of Florence, 15 minute walk to the centre. Plumbing was very loud in the room above and frequently woke my freind during the night. Room was reached up a 'private' concrete staircase - could not have been used by disabled guests or those with a young child as the entrance to the room and the bathroom where between a steep set of stairs (sounds odd as it was)

          Not sure if it is the culture in Italy, but the staff could not manage even the vaguest of smiles or greetings. I think they may have preferred not having guests getting in the way of running the hotel. I would recommend it for its location, and it was nice and clean - if the price is not expensive.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Generally a nice hotel, location is about 10-15min frm the smn railway station but very close to the river, if u hv enough time to visit Florence, it's a good place to stay due it's nice to walk along the riverside. Nice guy in reception, a free internet room although the pc looks like a pc existing a decade ago,but it helped me out to find info I need, very helpful and i'm grateful to it. living room is beautiful, room is very big, bathroom is clean, breakfast also good, the only thing not so good was that the room was a little bit smelly...but still recommend as the rate is reasonable

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          They had a quadruple room which we were looking for. Further, it turned out to be a quite place, away from usual crowded/noisy touristic spots.

          The staff can be, and should be, much more guest-friendly and tourist-friendly than what they seem to be at present.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The hotel is OK but it is old and the furniture needs update. The rooms are big and it is clean. The breakfast is very good.

          The front desk doesnt speak English and it is hard to comunicate. They did not help us and made our stay not very pleasant.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Restaurants in the area of the hotel were good for us at the end of each long day. Friendly staff. Not far to walk to attractions and shopping.

          We could not close the windows and were terribly bothered by mosquitoes every night.Bathroom floor is the shower floor.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          The only decent thing about Hotel Ariele was the location in relation to the center. You could easily walk, or catch cab for like €8 to €10; maybe even €15. Just depends if you get one of the scandolous cab drivers in Florence or not, so be careful.

          I booked a "quadruple" room, but it was simply a "double" room withe two more beds thrown in there. Actually the beds weren't even in there upon arrival. When I asked about bigger rooms, the guy at the front said "that is just a formality, this is how we do it here. Yet the next morning leaving breakfast I saw the housekeepers cleaning a "triple" room (3 "normal" beds). Also, parking is a joke at this hotel. The guy told me they have to park the cars, guest can't; again it's a "formaility" as he explained it. I just wasn't comftorable with that. Overall value for the money was very poor.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Yes was very confortable , clean and good in all

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          The location and the buffet breakfast.

          No fridge and no easy availability of cold water during hot summer weather. Also didn't appreciate the visitor tax although it has nothing to do with individual hotel.

          • Average rating
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