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Hotel Giardino

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   G. Magnolfi Street, 2/4/6, 59100 Prato, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 17 hotels in Prato
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Brilliant location, especially if you are attending meetings at the Monash University Centre. Only a few minutes away. Hotel staff were friendly and very helpful. Charming and warm. Giardino is right next the the lovley duomo and there are many other beautiful churches and museums. While Prato is a small city, the old town is very compact. The hotel is... More

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Warsaw - Poland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, close to the station and in the center of Prato. Clean and comfortable room. Good breakfast and friendly staff. When we arrived they could not find our reservation because they misspelled our name but then they carefully checked and found the hotel reservation, they are very nice. I highly recommend it

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Spent 4 nights or so here - hotel seemed a little bit tired, but then again, Prato is probably a bit overshadowed by Florence in terms of tourism. The price wasn't exorbitant for what you got, and the room was actually quite spacious, with a window that opened fully to overlook the street and town square. Location is great for... More

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Melbourne
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I have repeatedly either stayed at Hotel Giardino or had groups of university students stay here. The location is second to none with Prato Porta al Serraglio train station a 2 minute walk from the doorstop offering a 20 minute train trip to Florence. Prato is a sane alternative to the tourist trodden capital of Tuscany. Hotel Giardino is right... More

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Vancouver
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36 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This hotel has seen better days. The dated decor did not bother me as much as the "mineral" smell that came from the bathroom. In addition, I asked to change rooms because my room smelled like stale cigarettes, and this change was a big deal for the desk staff who require a note expressly requiring so if you are booking... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stayed in this delightful family hotel for 5 nights in mid October. It was very clean, rooms basic but comfortable. The hotel's location was one of the best things about it. Very conveniently situated. The station only a few minutes walk, and its right in the middle of Prato. The very impressive Prato Cathedral is a stone's throw. A... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a lovely friendly family-run hotel in the quiet historic centre of Prato, more with the personal feel of a guesthouse. I was impressed even before leaving Australia - they dealt promptly with my email queries in English and gave helpful advice. I arrived early and got into my room within 15mins. My room was clean, spacious, warm, with... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Hotel Giardino is a family run hotel in the centre of Prato. It is a 5 minute walk from a smaller train station "Prato Porta al Serraglio" (trains to Florence also stop at this station). The owners themselves work in the Hotel Giardino, they are all very helpful and very nice people and they all have good command in English.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
34 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The joy of travelling is enhanced by independent family run hotels such as these. The rooms are not large, but they are adequate............(the shower is not suggested for very overweight visitors:-). It is clean, fluffy towels, service with a smile. Breakfast is bounteous with very good coffees made to order. The Hotel is in the middle of the old town... More

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Morgantown, WV
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Charming little hotel in a great location at the edge of the pedestrian zone in Prato. The room was small but clean. Breakfast was excellent – lots of choices in a beautiful room. The people at the desk were helpful. They directed us to the free street-side parking rather than the pay parking lot. Some street noise that bothered my... More

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Also Known As:
Giardino Hotel Prato
Address: G. Magnolfi Street, 2/4/6, 59100 Prato, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Prato > Prato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 17 hotels in Prato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Giardino 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Giardino is a small, comfortable Bouquet Budget Hotel located in the historical center of Prato, next to the Cathedral in the central square of Prato and offers 28 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms feature city views. 28-Inch flat-screen televisions come with 100 digital channels and free movie channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs with deep soaking bathtubs, or showers (handheld shower heads, and rainfall shower heads). Bathrooms are also outfitted with makeup/shaving mirrors, bidets, and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge - 6 euro / day (can also be used in public areas of the hotel). Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and windows that open. Irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily. The Hotel offers room service, elevator, express check-in/out, soundproof no-smoking rooms, luggage storage, safe, and a meeting room. Pets are welcome. During your stay, staff is pleased to give you restaurant recommendations and information about places/museums to visit, or trains/buses. The hotel reception is open 24 hours and the lobby features a wine bar with a flat-screen TV and sofas where customers can sit down to talk. Breakfast buffet is served from 7am to 10am. The Hotel is a no smoking place. The 'Prato Porta al Serraglio' Train Station, along the line that goes, in one direction to Florence (20 minutes) and in the other to Lucca (40 minutes), - Viareggio and Cinque Terre, is less than 5 minutes walking distance. Parking is available nearby (the hotel staff will provide you with a parking permit at no cost). If you need indoor parking, fee (to be paid directly to the garage staff) is Eur 10,00 until 10am, Eur 15,00 until 12am, Eur 20,00 for the day. Founded toward the end of 1800, Hotel Giardino welcomes you with its genuinely cozy atmosphere, its warm hospitality and its friendly and helpful staff. A Customer review: 'Hotel Giardino is the center's most modern hotel, with good sized rooms for the price and location, quality built-in furniture and large, firm beds. Another plus is the Risaliti family who run it: an extremely friendly bunch who have kept their little hotel in great shape since the 1930s'. Wonderful location, as the Hotel is placed at the corner of Duomo Square (with 12th century Dome - St.Stephen Cathedral with frescoes of Filippo and Filippino Lippi), in the historical center of Prato (with medieval walls and buildings), full of art, museums, historical buildings, shops, as well as fine/traditional Tuscan restaurants. Moreover, it is 5 minutes walk from the Monash Centre and about 3km from the business area of Macrolotto. The city and its surrounding area offer interesting and prestigious artistic itineraries, nature and gastronomy. An ideal base for exploring the Tuscany region. ... more   less 
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