We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel San Giovanni

#164 of 460 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Via de Cerretani 2, 50123 Florence, Italy
Hotel amenities
Hotel San Giovanni
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Ranked #164 of 460 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leighton P Brisbane, Australia
Write a Review

157 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    61
    60
    25
    5
    6
See reviews for
18
81
6
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (157)
  • Mar-May only
    (55)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (38)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (50)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (14)
All months
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 4 nights here in April.The location in fantastic as once you exit the building you are in the middle of Florence. The room we had was huge and with an ensuite. The view out the window is also great. However the rooms, like the building itself, are about 400 years old so whilst adequate are not fancy. It... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This hotel was probably built when the Duomo was built. It's so old! For someone who's used to staying in modern places - I would love to see this hotel get a renovation because the location is unbeatable. The floors were creaky, the decoration was grandma-like, and everything was wooden. The double bed was also just two twin beds pushed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brandon, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This little gem of a hotel is right, and I mean right at the centre of Florence. It is a short walk from the train station, the vegetable market, the leather market, and good restaurants, We could see the Duomo from out window. In the morning, when we had the shutters and windows open, the bells from the cathedral filled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Travelled: September 2013 I LOVED staying here! I was super excited about our stay in Florence and Humberto did not disappoint one bit! We had a lovely balcony with the Duomo right on our doorstep. Being new to this travelling business, we were very nervous about approaching anyone for help but Humberto was incredibly welcoming and helpful. I am looking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Fantastic location, just a short and easy walk down from the train station. Especially when you arrive after dark. Staff member Umberto was so friendly and welcoming, always wishing us well when we were coming/going. The rooms open up to face the Duomo, couldn't ask for better! It was in the perfect location to head out sightseeing for the day... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aptos
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Hotel San Giovanni was our first stop in our Florence trip. I figured it would be easy to find from the train station and I was right. Staff member Umberto was helpful with all details and we slept like a rock. WiFi was accessible via the front gathering room. Bedroom was a large but bathroom a little bit scary. Great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hotel San Giovanni is located steps from the stunning Duomo. It is also very close to the train station! I booked a private room with my boyfriend and our view looked right out to the Cathedral. Our room was huge: full bed, table with chairs, and a dresser. We also had a separate, private bathroom. We did not have air... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Yeppoon, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Fantastic location next to the Duomo. Room was spacious and hade a great feel about it. The staff were very helpful with good English although not avaiilable 24hrs. We felt immediately immersed in Florence. Separate but individual bathroom.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel in late July 2014 for two nights. We'd only booked a couple of months in advance and there were still quite a few options left to choose. We chose the Deluxe Double Room which had a breathtaking view of the Piazza and the Duomo, as well as a Private Bathroom. It had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed here while backpacking through Italy while visiting family in Formia,Italy. The view from our room of the Duomo and Piazza were just breathtaking with easy access to museums,and bridge Ponte Vecchio. Easy to find and with easy access to the train station.There is no shortage of great food and pizza on the Piazza and Scuderi... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

59 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (59)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (13)
Viewed
View from room (12)
Viewed
Room/suite (24)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay