Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.5 out of 5
50% of guests recommend
2.6 Room cleanliness
3.0 Service & staff
2.4 Room comfort
2.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from USA

Small and Friendly

Posted Aug 25, 2008 on Hotels.com
The room was nothing to write home about but it was fine for the price. It is centrally located to all sights in Florence and the staff is very hospitable
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Northern California

More like a hostel than a hotel

Posted Aug 20, 2008
Really hard to find. One person lift to the hotel check in on the fifth floor...then our room was down the street and around the corner. No phone in the room. No shower, just a drain that didn't drain so it soaked the bedroom. The shower handle fell off everytime you tried to move in the very small space. The full length window to the alley did not lock...it was a scary place. Obviously, we did survive our stay but I wouldn't suggest anyone else try.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Järfälla

Flärdfri vandrarhemsstandard

Posted Aug 6, 2008 on Hotels.com
Ett billigt budgetalternativ för boende i Florens med flärdfri vandrarhemsstandard och mycket trevlig personal
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Erfurt

für Kurzreisen zu empfehlen sehr zentral

Posted Jul 8, 2008 on Hotels.com
Kleines sauberes Hotel im Herzen von Florenz Kleine Zimmer mit Klimaanlage und sauberen und funktionellen Bad Auf einer etwas spärlich eingerichteten Dachterrasse kann man sein Frühstück einnehmen und über den Dächern von Florenz den Tag beginnen Personal war sehr nett und hilfsbereit Da keine Parkmöglichkeiten vom Hotel angeboten werden wurde uns ein Parkhaus ca ein km Hotel empfohlen Gutes Preis Leistungs Verhältnis
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from El Paso, TX

Don't stay there

Posted Mar 2, 2008
Hotel is barely a 1 star hotel. Wouldn't stay there again.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Essex


Posted Jan 17, 2008
When we booked the Hotel Derby we was fully aware that it was only two star hotel, but for the price of the hotel we expected more than what we actually got. Apart from the room being quite dingy, there were no curtains (the street was very brightly lit) and the double bed was made up of two single matresses, which were different sizes...neither of us sleep for two nights.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from East Grinstead, West Sussex

Fantastically positioned hotel

Posted Nov 2, 2007 on Hotels.com
The Hotel Derby was in a very good position with only a very short walk into the centre. It is a very basic older hotel, but has everything you need if you are literally just using it as a base for sleeping and washing. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful. There's a maids service everyday, and clean towels are provided daily too. We were in Florence to see and do everything there, and this hotel provided a great basic base to rest and refresh. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Florence on a budget, and are there to enjoy the city itself and not the luxury of a hotel.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from East Anglia

Donkey Derby

Posted Oct 12, 2007
Our first impression of the hotel from the outside was'nt good,and things did'nt really improve when inside.Staff were initially friendly,but seemed to take umbrage when asked resonable questions about the state of our tatty,smelly room.Location is good & the view from the terrace very nice but that is all it has going for it.
3 out of 5
by Atlanta Guy from Atlanta

Hotel Derby

Posted Oct 10, 2007
Run by very nice and helpful people and in good location. Nice rooftop terrace view. Big negative was that we were sent around the corner to their other location which meant we had to walk to breakfast and the terrace. This would have been more acceptable if they had stated in their profile that this may happen. Also the bedsheets did not seem so clean.
5 out of 5
by colette from Paris and Baltimore

Cheapest on Expedia and quite alright

Posted Aug 29, 2007
It was the cheapest offered near where I had to be and it was just fine; run by the nicest folk in the world; breakfasts were pathetic and espresso machine kept needoing repair but for the price-quality, it beat where my friends were staying. Plus the roof garden had a view of sunsets and Fiesole you cannot buy.