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Hotel Palazzo Guadagni
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Santo Spirito 9, 50125 Florence, Italy   |  
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“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Hotel Palazzo Guadagni is a must if you visit Florence. All staff are very friendly and helpful, nothing was too hard or an issue for any staff member. The terrace is absolutely wonderful, we had drinks & snacks in this area every afternoon of our visit - very peaceful and relaxing. Rooms are large and very clean. Location was great - able to walk. Food & restaurants in the area are first class. Will be back to stay again on our next visit to Florence

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ferdinando2, Responsabile reception at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for writing your thoughts and opinions. Every review is greatly appreciated.
We hope to meet your request again in the future.
Best regards
Martina
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Freienbach
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We've had the most wonderful stay in Hotel Palazzo Guadagni. The room was great, very big and spaceous, nice and quiet, just perfect. The terrace is most wonderful if you are a smoker or just wanting to have some relaxing hours with the nice view over the roofs of Florence.
The receptionists were always very helpful and friendly with making reservations for restaurants, taxi booking and so on. The breakfast was good too. We loved the atmospere of this beautiful old palazzo, especially on the terrace.
The location of the holtel is most fantastic and could not be better. by foot ervything of interest is reachable within a couple of minutes, great restaurants are around the hotel, and it is great for having some drinks in the evening in the bars arround, but also not too loud as not too much is arround and the windows are good. could not be better!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ferdinando2, Responsabile reception at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you very much for taking your time to write such a detailed review.
It is always wonderful to hear that a guest has found the service so warm and accommodations exceptional.
Thank you very much for sharing with me and my staff these beautiful words.
We look forward to your next visit.
Kind Regards
Martina
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had such a great time in Florence and in the Palazzo Guadagni. The location is perfect, the service is so welcoming, the rooms are very comfortable, and the loggia... just magnificent. We will certainly come back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ferdinando2, Responsabile reception at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are very pleased to welcome your review
We thank you for your visit and we look forward to seeing you again when in Florence.
Best Regards
Martina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Why not experience a 14th centure Florentine palace when visiting Florence?
This is our third visit to this recently renovated hotel. Beautiful and comfortable rooms. You will enjoy a unique environvent with splendid views of the city, especially from the spacios loggia. Very nice and helpful staff.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ferdinando2, Responsabile reception at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about our hotel.
The whole staff is glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope to welcome you back very soon to our hotel,
Kind regards,
Martina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The Hotel Palazzo Guadagni is the best.. We stayed in the apartment on the bottom floor with a view of the Santo Spirito square and every morning there was a growers market with different vendor each day. A great way to awake each morning before going up stairs to the excellent breakfast provided by the hotel. Service is A+++++++++++++, I can not say enough how WONDERFUL everyone is at the Hotel Palazzo Guadagni. You would not regret staying at the Hotel Palazzo Guadagni.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ferdinando2, Responsabile reception at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your choice and for sending your evaluation
We are glad that you enjoyed our hospitality and services.
We always try the best for our clients and its very rewarding to receive your lovely comments.
Hoping to see you next time in Florence
All the best
Martina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We stayed at the Palazzo Guadagni for the first two nights of a recent stay in Florence. It took a little more effort to find the hotel than expected - after taking a train into the city, then catching a bus to a nearby stop, the hotel's directions (and Google's mapping) only got us into the vague neighborhood of the hotel - we had to wander around for a couple of blocks before finding the piazza in which the hotel sits.

Our room was very large, clean, and reasonably comfortable. The bathroom was a little awkward, but fairly functional. The only wifi available was near the hotel's lobby, which was ok, but not as nice as some other places. The included breakfast was fine.

The hotel was in a relatively quiet part of the city, which was nice in some ways, but it wasn't as close to some places we wanted to go as another hotel we stayed at. Our room had an ok view of nearby rooftops - but nothing terribly exciting.

Since the hotel shares its building with other establishments, we were handed in a keychain at check-in, with one key for the outer building door, one key for the hotel's main door, one key for the room, and a card to activate the lights in the room. Though this ended up just being more comical than an actual hassle in any way.

Overall, not much to complain about, but we might stay somewhere else if we found ourselves in Florence again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I'm writing this review in bed at the Hotel Palazzo Guadagni and am still delighted, after four days, to be in this magnificent place.

The process of choosing a hotel is always such a pleasure. I'd decided I wanted to be in Oltrarno, away from the buzz of the Centro Storico, and in a 'real' neighborhood, and the descriptions of this old palazzo really appealed to me. I am so glad, now, to be away from the tourist center and to have booked four or five months ahead to get just the right room.

As you will see on their website and from other reviews, there are several kinds of rooms on different floors of the building, each different and with a special view. I chose Room One, the Silver Room, on the first floor of the building and with ceilings easily measuring 30 feet overlooking the Piazza Santo Spirito.

The room is quite old-fashioned, and that's what I love about it. It's grand in a plain way, if that makes sense, with a domed tromp l'oeil ceiling and huge glass doors opening to the balcony and piazza below. This scale, and the view, makes the room feel very special, indeed.

Mind you, the room (and the rest of the hotel) is quite old-fashioned, and that's the beauty of it. You feel as if you're living in a past era, in a bit of faded luxury, a rare opportunity, in my view. Furniture is in keeping with the surroundings and is perfectly maintained and comfortable. The bathroom's fittings were spotless and well-maintained, if a bit old-fashioned in their ensemble.

I found the breakfast offerings to be more than satisfactory with fresh fruits, fruit salad, yogurts, breads, pastry, cakes, juices,cappuccino, jams and honey, etc. It is served in a lovely dining room on the top floor of the building by two lovely people who could not be more helpful.

And yes, the views from the loggia up on that same floor are quite stunning, especially on a sunny day.

I must add that yes, there is quite some noise coming from the piazza: the market setting up in the morning, cleaning trucks, and then young people drinking and carousing at the local bars until 3 AM. While this was frustrating, it comes with the territory and, well, what can you do? If noise is a concern, you may not want to face the piazza.

Communication with the hotel before my arrival, as well as with the very charming Lara upon arrival, has been a pleasure. Rita and her colleague at the desk/breakfast room were also very helpful in making all dinner reservations (essential) for the week. There are lots of wonderful places to eat within a five minute walk of the hotel.

As you can see, I couldn't really be happier with this wonderful hotel or my stay here. It has been a real highlight of my stay in Florence and, I would add, is one of my favorite hotels ever. I would very gladly stay here again to experience it all again.

Thank you so much, Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, and best very best luck!

Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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ferdinando2, Responsabile reception at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Dear Guests,
We take this opportunity to thank you once again for your choice and for sending your evaluation, describing so well the hotel .
The staff will be glad to welcome you again in Florence.
Kind Regards
Martina
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Address: Piazza Santo Spirito 9, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 461 hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Palazzo Guadagni 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Palazzo Guadagni is located in the Oltrarno district, in a characteristic piazza in the historical centre of Florance, a nighbourhood full of antique shops andold artisans' workshop, just a few minutes walk from the Pitti palace and the Boboli Gardens.The rooms are spacious and rich in atmosphere, found in Palazza Guadagni designed by Simone del Pollaiolo in 1505,have ceilings with frescos, fire places and a wonderful views that looks out onto Florence and the most important buildings. ... more   less 
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