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Via Faenza 56, Florence Historic Center, 50123 Florence, Italy – Show map
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24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, Air Conditioning
1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged EUR 40 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
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A 5-minute drive from Florence Peretola Airport, close to the A1 and A11 highways, Hotel Franchi has air-conditioned rooms with a balcony. Parking plus Wi-Fi are both free.
Score from 701 reviews Good
Hotel Sole offers simply furnished rooms with air conditioning, LCD satellite TV and private bathroom.
Score from 403 reviews Very good
Set in a 15th-century building, Relais Il Campanile al Duomo is located 77 yards from Florence Cathedral and a 10-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Wi-Fi is free.
Score from 177 reviews Very good
Overlooking Florence Cathedral and Baptistery, Hotel Bigallo is right in the heart of Florence's historic center.
Score from 629 reviews Very good
Spacious, quiet room. Easy walk to train station, market and museums. Lots of restaurants nearby.
Our room was non-smoking but cigarette odor from the nearby staff room was overpowering in our room. Its up 4 lights of stairs/no elevator.
-Location -Breakfast (very good and included in price) -Price (good value for location, despite negatives) -Service level (owner carried heavy luggage up the stairs for us)
-No elevator (didn't know that going in... and located on 4th floor) -Dated -View of landmarks was more obstructed than expected -Hard to find (directions didn't specify black/red street numbers)
Located very close to train station. However it doesn't state that it's on the third floor of so building with no lift, so you have to lift your luggage up all flights of stairs. The signage isn't very good as its capital one building with six hotels occupying different floors, so we had a hard time finding it. Breakfast was good and the rooms were huge with a good shower and air condition.
No lift/ proper signage required
Pleasant decor. Excellent breakfast. Managed by agreeable helpful family.
The people who own the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was lovely and the hotel is in a perfect location for all of the main tourist attractions and also the train station.
No negative comments. I was very happy with my stay at this hotel
5 minute walk from S M Novella station, but far enough to ensure a peaceful stay. The hotel is on the 3rd floor without lift, but staff were very helpful with carrying our luggage. Room was spacious, beds comfortable, good shower. Breakfast consisted of cereal, cake or a selection of pastries, tea, coffee and juice. Good wi-fi connection.
nicely furnished handy for everything
the 3 flights of stairs
This hotel looks like a hospitable household with a good manager! There is a so hospitable atmoshpere! :)) And very-very tasty croissants and cappuccino!!! ;))
construction work out of the window and noise of it(((
staff attitude cleanliness comfort facilities
the area its located in is a little shady
Perfect location. Very nice room. Really nice restaurant down the street. The Train Station had the best Pizza. Walk to the Domo, Bus and Train station. Nice air conditioning. Very nice staff. Delicious Latte's for breakfast. The Dining room was really nice.
3 flights of stairs.
Central location, Kind staff, Cleanliness, Decoration
The hotel located at the fourth floor of the apartments ( incl nearly 10 room) the apartment consist of two or three other one or two star small hotels, but there isn’t any elevator, it is very difficult to carry bay strollers and luggage. Very small bathtub,
Especially liked the owner and the way he took care of the guests.
Quite a few stairs to climb.
The wi-fi was pretty good.
They don't tell you that this hotel is on the fourth floor, and the DON'T have an elevator! I couldn't do the stairs, and we had to move to another hotel.
Loved the atmosphere, loved the individuality of the hotel, it was not just your usual standard hotel room. It couldn't be bettered for location,shops, restaurants bars all on the door step. Owners very friendly and helpful. Would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone!
The family runs the hotel was very nice. The room was spacious, comfortable and the breakfast was great with fresh fruits and delicious croissants. The location is close to major attractions (cathedral within 10 min) and train station within 5 min. There are many restaurants and cafes across the street from the hotel, safe place and off the crowd.
It's on the 3rd floor so 4th level of the building without left but stairs. I wish you they get a left to serve this hotel and the other hotels in the same building!
Good location in relTion to the train station (5minute walk) Staff was very nice and helpful, though their English was not great Room was comfortable Breakfast was nice with fresh fruit, breads, and pastries. Wifi was free and had a good signal.
There is no lift, and the hotel is up three large flights of stairs(though the owner did carry one of our lRge bags upstairs). There was construction next to the building.
The family that runs this little hotel is wonderful! Always willing to help, friendly and great ambassadors for Florence. The location was very close to the mid-city sites -- it was a short trek to sites south of the Arno, but not undoable. The breakfast was very good and the breakfast room was bright and cheerful...a really positive way to start your day. As other reviewers have said...the coffee was amazing!
The three flight trek up the stairs was not something I looked forward to but I knew to expect it. I wished for a lift at the end of some days. I could tell that the family was trying to address the smoking issue mentioned in other reviews (with odor eliminators etc.) It was not very effective in the hallway but once in your room it was not an issue and not at all evident in the breakfast area. This also floor serves as the family's home, so eliminating smoking entirely is not really an option. If you can't be flexible on this issue, this place may not be for you but you will miss out on all the lovely things about this hotel.
The staff were very nice.
You have to ring the bell and have someone answer the door every time you want to come back into the hotel. This detoured us from staying out to late because we didn't want to have to wake someone. They were very nice and it didn't seem to be a bother to them but it was uncomfortable for us. Because of this we would not stay here again.
The building main entrance was spooky, like a homeless shelter. No elevator. We had to carry our luggage up to 3rd floor!
A lovely family run hotel very close to the railway station and or bus to the airport. True Italian feel, rooms brilliant and spotless. A wonderful stay. Service excellent
Had not realised 3 floors up. No problem to our party , and it did not spoil our stay.
The location is very good.
Close to trains and buses. Walking distance to attractions. Friendly staff. Good security as always had to ring doorbell for access to the property.
Climbing 88 steps while carrying a suitcase. Also climbing them again after a busy day sightseeing. No fridge in room. Also no safe in room.
Very inexpensive place in a great location in Florence. Nice building, safe area, friendly staff.
breakfast - good coffee, but the very old pastry and nothing else
Good internet conexion, good breakfast
They do not change towels
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