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Hotel San Giovanni

Via de Cerretani 2, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #156 of 460 Hotels in Florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2004
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  • 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2006

You can readily hear conversation through the walls (which i guess is about the same for all places at this price range in Italy). This makes for a potentially loud nights sleep (if other guest are loud). The mural on ceiling was unique. Staff was friendly but did not speak much english. Good location, even better if the duomo wasnt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2005

We have stayed at this hotel for a total of 5 weeks over 3 different years 2001, 2003 and 2005, and it is still the best price for the extremely close location to all the sights. The people who run the hotel speak English and are very helpful and friendly. I had a problem with another hotel keeping my drivers... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2005

It's more like a hostel than a hotel. They charge a lot for a room with private shower. But it's really not worth it, because the shower is very old and small. The only good thing about San Giovanni is its location, next to the Duomo. If you can, try to avoid staying at this hotel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2004

Please do not be fooled by the pictures!! This hotel is pathetic and depressing in every way, except for its location. Our room had broken and damaged furniture, a clogged sink and broken lights. The bathrooms down the hall were ill equipped and often dirty with rusty exposed pipes. Breakfast across the street was nothing more than a roll and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2004

Had room 5 between 14-18 Feb. A great stay for people on a budget. This no frills place is great. I'd stay here again. Clean, bright, friendly staff. Surprisingly quiet for not very thick walls between rooms and right on the across from the Baptistry. Hot showers, plenty of water, in-room sink. Room as promised. Comfortable yet firm beds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2003

This hotel could not be in a better location - it really is right over the road from the duomo and baptistery. It certainly has atmosphere and is very secure, although the water pressure in our bathroom was poor and we ended up using the corridor shower. However, it is relatively cheap, especially when you consider that the feast of... More 

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