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“Excellent hotel, Fabulous breakfasts!” 5 of 5 stars
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Il Guelfo Bianco
Via Cavour 29, 50129 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #15 of 458 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Excellent hotel, Fabulous breakfasts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Everything about Il Guelfo Bianco was excellent. Our rooms were spacious and charming (my husband and I had a view of the surprising garden in back of the hotel). We got excellent advice about nearby restaurants. The location cannot be beat. And the breakfasts (those beautiful, perfectly ripe September tomatoes!) were absolutely splendid. I'd have forgone pasta and every other Florentine specialty if I could've had breakfast at Il Guelfo Bianco for every meal.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Pickup service and all in the hotel were brilliant! They were always ready to provide assistance/advice! The room was big enough for 5 of us and we had a wonderful stay! Walking distance to colosseum, restaurants and "mini-mart"

Room Tip: Room with balcony way to go!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This was my second visit to this small scale hotel, and it proved to be as wonderful as the first.

From arranging car service to and from airport(incredably same driver as 3 years ago) to the very familar faces among the staff.

The very delightful breakafast adds to the feel of coming home.

Spacious room which was nicely appointed and satisfied all our needs,was just as lovley as we remembered from 3 years ago.

this hotel has maintained its charm and quality and value over a three year period.

Quite an accomplishment in these days and times.

its old world charm and central location makes this hotel a winner

we will come back again

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We booked this hotel because of the reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the hotel is very close to the centre and our room on the first floor was clean, comfortable and looked great. This hotel is excellent value!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

My wife and i really enjoyed our stay here last week. The staff were very helpfull and friendly and the room was clean and very comfortable. It's close to all the major attractions and there are lots of great resteraunts withing walking distance.

Room Tip: Stayed in Room 111 it was really nice with a courtyard view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This was our first trip to Italy and was part business, part leisure. I did a lot of research on TripAdvisor and chose Il Guelfo Bianco for it's location, good reviews and description. It turned out to be an excellent choice for many reasons. We were late arriving as we had missed our flight from Manchester due to an accident on the motorway and had to get a later one. On arriving at Florence Airport we found that our luggage had been lost. This did not make for a good start to our trip. However, on arriving at the hotel we were looked after splendidly. We were upgraded to an amazing room which had art work and the most unusual features (look on website). I had stupidly left medication in my luggage which I needed urgently. When I explained to the lovely lady on reception she took me to the nearby pharmacy, explained the situation and they provided me with enough tablets. Brilliant! Breakfast was lovely, with fruit, cereals, boiled eggs, choice of cold cuts/cheeses, juices, cakes and naturally wonderful coffee. Nothing was too much trouble for all of the staff and everyone greeted us with a smile. We were offered a complimentary drink and snack on our last night by the best bar tender. He even took the trouble to explain to me where the gorgeous olives came from! Lastly, the location of this hotel is excellent - only a 5 minute walk to the main town and amazing cathedral but far enough away to be quiet. All in all we could not fault il Guelfo Bianco and would recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone visiting Florence. Thank you again to the staff!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with large windows
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Wow. Great location. Convenient walk from the train station.
The location just require some walking to the duomo and galleria academia to see the statue of David. The hotel staffs are super friendly and will make you feel warm and at ease. Julia is a gem as she really goes out of her way to arrange tours and transport. Thank you!
Rooms are nice and breakfast is good.

Room Tip: Get room 42 with a small view of the duomo
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Additional Information about Il Guelfo Bianco

Address: Via Cavour 29, 50129 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Florence
#14 Business Hotel in Florence
#15 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#35 Best Value Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is right in the city center, between Piazza Duomo and Piazza San Marco , few steps away from Accademia (the museum where you can see the famous DAVID by Michelangelo). It's house in two late 15th century building next each other. All rooms are different in size and position - executive rooms have a standard size - superior rooms are larger - de luxe and junior suite are very large with a sitting area. We have rooms overlooking the courtyard, gardens and several rooms overlooking Via Cavour which is the main street but 70% pedestrian and so it's not too noisy. All rooms have triple glasses and double windows. WI/FI available in all the rooms and the drawing rooms and it's free of charge if you have your own laptop or i-phone or i-pad. Bistrot restaurant next door "IL DESCO" open every day (11 till 8,30 pm) with good menu' all day long (many organic products directly by the owner's farm. ... more   less 
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