Review of Hotel Europa, Florence



It was with a feeling of great relief that we looked at the signboard that glowed in the night. The signboard read HOTEL EUROPA. We had had a harrowing experience in the morning which bordered on the agony and later had some ecstatic moments in Florence. The sight of the Hotel was the welcoming sight of an oasis in a Desert.

Why we felt like this may be read in one of our earlier post:

Our agony and ecstasy in Florence

Our Experience in Hotel Europa

As soon as we entered the Hotel, the cheerful and helpful girl behind the Reception quickly checked us in and informed us that complimentary breakfast would be served in the restaurant in the morning from 7 AM.


We were very pleased to see our room which was quite spacious and had king size beds. The Bathroom too was big and well equipped. Our first night there, the adventures of the day had so tired us, that we immediately crashed into bed.


We stayed in Hotel Europa for 2 nights and 3 days and had a very pleasant experience. Though the hotel is not situated in Florence, it is conveniently located very near the Railway Station of Signa, just a 15-minute train ride from Florence. It is an ideal place to stay in and explore the treasures of Florence. Check out what to see in Florence if you have 48 hours in hand at your disposal.


We found that the picturesque town of Signa with a lovely backdrop of the Tuscan countryside is an ideal place to relax after spending a tiring day exploring the treasures of Florence.



The complimentary breakfast is quite fulfilling and the staff helpful. Being vegetarians, we had limited options, but were happy with what was on offer. It was a pleasure to have breakfast while admiring the wonderful view of the Tuscan countryside from the hotel’s restaurant.



About Hotel Europa

The hotel is a 4-star property and provides value for your money. It has a total of 116 rooms across two buildings which are opposite to each other. There is a choice of Standard and Superior rooms, however, both the types are elegantly done and have an ambiance that at once is soothing and relaxing.



The hotel has easy access to Florence and its renaissance treasures. Pisa, the home of the Leaning Tower is also a 2-hour train ride away from Signa. All rooms are equipped with Satellite Television and Refrigerators. The hotel also offers free WiFi.

How to get to Hotel Europa


It is very easy to get to and fro from Hotel Europa. If you reach Santa Maria Novella, the main station of Florence, you can catch a train to Signa and reach there within 15-20 minutes. The frequency of the trains is also good, so you would not need to wait long for catching a train to and from Signa. As soon as you alight at Signa, the hotel is visible from the station itself and is located right next to it.


So would we go back to Hotel Europa again?

We would love to go back to this hotel again and spend some relaxing time, probably explore the town of Signa and cycle around the countryside. We were not able to do so on our first visit as time was short and we focused on Florence.

To explore more options for accommodation in Florence, check out Hotels in Florence.

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Review of Hotel Europa, Florence

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Disclaimer: This article is the personal opinion of the authors based on their actual experience at Hotel Europa. The opinions are independent, we have not been commissioned by the Hotel to review their property.


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48 thoughts on “Review of Hotel Europa, Florence”

  1. This does look like a lovely hotel, I love the bathroom, it’s huge! Florence is a wonderful place to visit and the fact this is only a couple of hours away from Pisa makes it even more appealing! Thank you for this information, I have pinned this for future reference!

  2. Looks like a nice place to retreat after a long day exploring the sights. Hotel Europa looks spacious, clean and inviting. Have pinned to my Pinterest board.

  3. Hotel Europa looks like a comfortable country hotel but it seems a fair way from Florence. Did you choose to stay in Signa for a reason? It sounds like a place that might be worth exploring.

  4. This hotel looks really lovely. I will take a note of it for my Italian road-trip that I am planning for the next year. I have been to Florence already, so staying a bit outside might be a good option!

  5. So glad that the hotel turned your mood around! I read your previous post so I’m glad your day finally worked out!! The hotel looks beautiful – will definitely look to stay when we get to Italy next 🙂

  6. The assortment of food (cheese, croissants etc) at the complimentary breakfast really looks like great value here. I love complimentary! Also even though the hotel wasn’t exactly in the city center of Florence, I can appreciate the Tuscan countryside (I can appreciate all countrysides!). Looks like a peaceful retreat after a long day of exploring.

  7. This hotel looks absolutely lovely! Florence is quite near the top of my bucket list, so I’ll keep it in mind for when I go to book something! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I’ve always wanted to visit Florence, well, anywhere in Italy. This looks like a wonderful place to stay that’s not too far. When I first saw the outside photo, I wasn’t expecting the luxury on the inside. Lovely.

  9. Really enjoyed your previous post about the debacle with the trains but glad also you found this pleasant spot. A very enjoyable write-up and a very welcome reprieve from your previous exploits. That buffet looks particularly impressive!

  10. Wow, what a beautiful hotel to enhance your stay in such a stunning city like Florence. The bedroom really looks comfortable and stylish. I really want to make it to Florence on day, I’ve only ridden through it on a train.

  11. I didn’t have high hopes for the place from those first few shots of the facade…

    So glad the staff were wonderful and those views from the dining area certainly looked wonderful!

    Still, it looks a little dated and certainly not what I’d envision when thinking of 4 stars!

    Was it reasonably priced?

  12. We have found in our travels that sometimes its a little nicer to stay outside of the major cities. With only a 15 minute train ride to Florence it might be worth it to not have the crowds and noise. The hotel looks lovely too.

  13. Florence is one of those places where there may be a lot of options, but many are quite average. This hotel looks really nice and it’s good you can catch the train into the city.

  14. This looks like a lovely hotel. I loved the lobby and the reception area and how the wall ad an interesting artwork. The room looks spacious and with a nice view . And I must comment, the washroom is so spacious. Long time since I have seen big washrooms. 😛 . Hope you enjoyed the hotel and the city as well.

  15. We just had a day trip to Florence last year. That was a shame. We should have stayed for several days in a hotel like this!

  16. Looks lovely and a good alternative to the hustle and bustle of the city, I am sure you saved a lot by not being in Florence itself and also got to experience a smaller town. Love the reception area too!

  17. We are actually planning to stay here on our upcoming trip to florence. Thank you so much for sharing we know exactly what to expect from the hotel

  18. This looks like a lovely hotel and well located for exploring Florence and the Tuscan region. 15-20 minutes is no time at all for the value and everything looks nice and clean. It was also reassuring to read that you would book this hotel again if you went for another visit.

  19. Looks like you had a lovely stay at Hotel Europa! I love how it’s a little bit away from the bustle of the city center, it looks like a good place to relax after a day of exploring the city.

  20. I’ve never heard of this hotel before but it sure sounds amazing. It would be nice to stay here and explore the town of Signa. It’s quiet and peaceful.

  21. The outside doesn’t do justice to the inside! The inside is so gorgeous! It looks like such a great place to stay. That complimentary breakfast looks amazing too! Yum!

  22. Don’t laugh, but of everything in this post, all I want is the photo of what looked like a unicorn above the bed. I loved the colors of it, and it would just be so neat to have a piece of art like that in my apartment.

  23. that looks like a “feel like home” Hotel!! looks very comfortable to stay!! gonna check it out someday!

  24. Lucee Santini

    Overall, it was a fantastic experience, even though we spent only few hours per day inside the hotel, being Florence, you should be outside.

  25. It looks great hotel! What a wonderful place! Maybe someday I will visit there. Its really look exciting to visit!

  26. Our Family World

    Very nice hotel. The rooms are spacious enough and the beds look so comfy. I will have to remember the Hotel Europa when we get to visit Italy this year.

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