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Torre Guelfa Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Borgo SS Apostoli 8, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #65 of 459 hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all be sure to understand that this hotel is in a very old building. Staying true to the old style of the building is fine which can somewhat justify the decor in the rooms but this should not mean compromising cleanliness. The room we were allocated first was very dim but the most disturbing thing was the smell.... More

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't stay at the hotel but just turned up and asked politely if we could buy some drinks in the bar. They were more than happy for us to enjoy their spectacular view and, though the gin and tonic wasn't the best, the sights were everything you'd want from a trip to Florence. We got there just before sunset... More

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Stratford, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel hearing of fabulous reviews--especially because of the rooftop bar. When we checked in, our room was an average European hotel. This was our "splurge" hotel and paid almost $500 more than any other hotel we stayed in while in Italy; however, we got a room that wasn't worth the price. The room itself was small, the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do not stay in this hotel. It was absolutely disgusting. Blood on a pillow, sewage smell in the bath room, noisy and cramped. We couldn't get out of this hotel fast enough. We had to stay one night because we checked in very late. We didn't sleep all night because we felt the room was so gross. Our room faced... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found this hotel through Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The location is perfect to walk to all Florence sights. We travelled as a couple with our friend and brother-in-law. Our room was (301) and had a canopied bed and large sitting area. The only complaint I have is the bathroom. It was quite large with 2 sinks... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A step in Florence and your heart understands that life is a gift. There is nothing as being in Florence and if you stay in a place that goes in the same flow, as the city does, it is a treat. This hotel is a jewel and has all the potential to be the best of all. Nevertheless, they just... More

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Munich, Germany
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26 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The location of Hotel Torre Guelfa is perfect. All historical places are walking distance and the view from the tower is amazing. The building is fascinating, the staff friendly and helpful. We arrived by car and had some problems to find the place. The GPS insisted saying that we had reached our destination but no trace of the hotel. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed at Torre Guelfa hotel for 2 nights at January, and were very pleased. The hotel is located in a central location, near all fashion stores, great location for those who love shopping. The staff were gracious! They were always available, kind fully helped us and answered all our questions. We were able to print our train tickets and... More

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Tumwater WA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The best thing about this property is the tower bar. Service there was friendly and appropriate. Good meeting place for guests of the hotel. Rooms were nicely furnished, comfortable and the location was terrific. Walked everywhere! Saw some more attractive hotels but not one with such a great view as the tower provided.

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Naples, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Great charm in rooms. Good shower. Excellent view from tower. Great location. Standard but plentiful Italian breakfast. (3 hr window 0730-1040) But found bed to be very hard (even compared to typical Italian hotels) Room temperature varied greatly - would become uncomfortably warm then heat would shut off to cool down. We opened the window to get fresh air from... More

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TorreGuelfaHotel, Direttore at Torre Guelfa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Samastarr1, Thank you for submitting your review about your stay. We appreciate you enjoyed the charm of the building and the view from the tower. We regret you did not sleep as comfortably as you expected, maybe because Italian mattresses are usually a little bit harder(?!) . The heating is centralized and we did not have any complaint about... More

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Additional Information about Torre Guelfa Hotel

Also Known As:
Torre Guelfa Florence
Torre Guelfa
Address: Borgo SS Apostoli 8, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#55 Family Hotel in Florence
#67 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#81 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Torre Guelfa Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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