My wife and I returned to this hotel 30 years after we stayed here during our Honeymoon trip to Italy. Florence is as wonderful as ever, and the Porta Rossa even better. Today it is part of the NH Hotel group and has been beautifully restored bringing out some of the historic features of this 12th century building.
We had a superior room on the first floor at the back of the hotel which was very large and spotless. It looked over the narrow street behind which was very quiet. We arrived by train and decided to walk to the hotel which only took 10 minutes.The location of this hotel is excellent. It's a short walk to Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio.
If you are looking for a full service hotel with restaurant then this might not for you. But with so many places to enjoy Italian food nearby that should hardly be a problem to most people. The breakfast buffet is good and the staff always ready to welcome you and take an order for a cappuccino or an espresso. The front desk staff are friendly and helpful too and recommended restaurants and made dinner reservations for us.