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“A room with a view” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Palazzo Guadagni
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Santo Spirito 9, 50125 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #33 of 460 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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7 hotel reviews
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“A room with a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Slick boutique hotels wouldn't fit with Florence for me. I found this hotel by chance and we just stayed two nights, but it ticked all the boxes. Authentic Renaissance palazzo in an unspoilt area but ten minutes from Ponte Vecchio or Pitti Palazzo on foot. Many inexpensive places to eat out, lots of young people around. Hotel staff/ambiance very friendly. Room perfect shabby chic with a view to make you gasp. Quiet. Easy to reach by car (pay garage nearby; no need for cars in Florence).

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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Biel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I booked only one week ahead, admittedly in January. This wonderful hotel with a gorgeous loggia, on the top floors of a palazzo, has rooms with beautiful painted ceilings. Due to our tardiness in booking, these were all occupied, but the hotel assigned us a charming very high ceilinged appartment on the ground floor, which was fully outfitted, even to a a full-size washing machie. Despite its closeness to the daily markets just outside the window, the room is very quiet.
The delicious breakfats is served in the lovely old dining room of the palazzo!
We will definitley return!!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Ferdinando B, Responsabile reception at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind words following your recent stay with us at Palazzo Guadagni.
I was so glad to read that you enjoyed the service and features of the hotel.
The staff will be glad to welcome you again in Florence
My best wishes,
Martina
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I would highly recommend this hotel if you are visiting Florence!

First of all, our room (one of the "family rooms" - two connected double rooms that share a single bathroom) was lovely and very comfortable. The floor was a little cold on bare feet, so I would recommend bringing slippers if you are coming in the winter and don't like to wear shoes indoors.

The service was wonderful, both before we arrived (over email) and during our stay. We were visiting over Christmas and anxious about restaurants for Christmas Day, and the staff called around and made some lovely suggestions. Also, over the entire 4 days of our stay, everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful, but unobtrusive.

Lastly, it was kind of a personal dream come true for me to stay in a Renaissance palace that was over 500 years old :)

Room Tip: The Family Room was a great choice for a group of 4 travelling together!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Ferdinando B, Responsabile reception at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear Guest,
we are glad to read your feedback following your recent stay with us at Palazzo Guadagni.
We're really pleased that you enjoyed, all the facilities and service we are so proud to deliver.
I have passed on your kind words to my team.
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
My best regards,
Martina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We enjoyed a delightful stay at the Hotel Palazzo Guadagni in the Santo Spirito piazza in Florence. The hotel is situated on the top floor of a wonderful old building in a quieter sector of the city but still just a few minutes walk from the Ponte Vecchio and the myriad delights of Florence only some of which we managed to discover and explore in our five day stay. The room itself was a treat, with ornate old world furnishings, a painted fresco on the ceiling and double glazed and shuttered windows that overlooked the square below. The bathroom was luxurious with a full length bath and all amenities. The hotel had a lovely lounge area along one corner with an open balcony where guests could sit and enjoy the views of Florence. Free WiFi in the rooms was excellent. The daily included buffet breakfasts were a treat, every imaginable pastry, scrambled and boiled eggs, cereals, yogurt, coffee, tea, fruit juices, stewed fruit, freshly baked bread and little pots of jam and honey gave us a good start each morning. We would certainly return for another stay and recommend the establishment highly for a genteel, old world experience of one of the most wonderful cities in the world.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were stuck in a bad rental on Santo Spirito and were in desperate search of a place near by on short notice. I actually just wandered in to the hotel and they were able to take me. We felt so relieved. They were able to give us a fairly modest room with an absolutely stunning view for a fantastic price.
We also found it great that they provided breakfast. This is a meal that typically isn't eaten in Italy, so to find somewhere that provided it was really a plus.
And everyone in the hotel was tremendously helpful and pleasant.

All in all, I couldn't imagine a better place for its value in Firenze...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ferdinando B, Responsabile reception at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear Client,
It's a pleasure for us to welcome your review about Palazzo Guadagni . We are very glad that you positively got impressed of our Hotel, its facilities and staff .
We really look forward to welcoming you again.

Warmest Regards
Martina
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Palazzo Guadagni in January. The weather wasn't great, but we always felt welcomed back to a friendly 'home base' after excursions. The hotel is spotlessly clean, quiet, charming, a little old fashioned and the better for that. Our room was spacious with wonderful views over tiled rooftops to the hills and there are plenty of sofas and chairs and a feeling of enough space for everyone in this small hotel. All the staff are charming and helpful and we will definitely stay again at Palazzo Guadagni if in Florence. South of the river was the perfect location for us, and Piazza S. Spirito is charming, with it's beautiful church and a small, daily market in the square. Restaurants and cafes are on the doorstep and there are interesting side streets to explore. Taxis and buses are a step away and everything is within walking distance - churches, museums, palazzos, shops, markets and the Boboli Gardens. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ferdinando B, Responsabile reception at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear Client,
Thank you very much indeed to write this beautiful review about our Hotel . We are so glad that you had a very pleasant and enjoyable stay. I'll share your kind and nice words with the whole hotel's staff .
We look forward to welcoming you again to our Palazzo Guadagni .

Our Warmest Regards
Martina
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our stay was simply great. Friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable room, cozy interior... Everything was spot on.

Our stay started off with a very warm welcome after we found the hotel with no problem (we were able to walk from the central train station in less than 20 minutes, and through great scenery along the way). Right when we checked in we were shown around and taken to our room. Really great welcome.

We stayed in room 1 on the first level and had a great fresco ceiling and a balcony that overlooked the square. The square was quite lively at night with a few bars and cafés. I was a little concerned about the noise since there were ear plugs provided in the room. However, when we closed the shutters we closed out the world and the room, despite the activity outside, was silent. And I mean SILENT. Combined with a comfortable bed and easy-to-control climate control we had the perfect night's sleep on each of the three nights we were there, no ear plugs needed.

At one point during our stay the shower handle broke (hey, it's a lovely old building so things might come undone every now and then). We weren't too fussed as it really was a small matter but mentioned it to reception on our way out. By the time we returned later in the day, everything had been completely repaired. I really appreciated how quickly the staff jumped on even a little problem like that to make sure everything was enjoyable for us.

The view from the terrace was a real treat, and a highlight of our stay. Breakfast was simple but good and provided a great start to each of our days. Everyone was super friendly, and our bill at the end was exactly what we expected with no surprises.

Thanks to everyone for a truly great experience. I recommend totally.

  • Stayed December 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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Ferdinando B, Responsabile reception at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear Guest,
I would like to thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor: your nice comments on the style and decoration of our property, on the service we do offer to our clients. I will not fail to communicate your comment to the whole team.
Thank you again for sharing your experience, and for recommending the hotel, we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again at Palazzo Guadagni
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 #33 of 460 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Palazzo Guadagni 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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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