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“Good hotel good location good service” 5 of 5 stars
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Il Guelfo Bianco
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Cavour 29, 50129 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #17 of 458 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
lausanne, switzerland
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8 hotel reviews
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“Good hotel good location good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The hotel is very conveniently located, close to the the duomo and to most of the attractions. It is built in and old palace, the rooms are spacious and tidy. The furniture is a little old style but who cares. From the window we had a view on a courtyard which avoided any noise from the street.
The breakfast is excellent with fresh local products and the staff is very helpful. I would turn back any time.
The wifii was a little slow and you had to reconnect frequently but it was free. There was a charging station for many types of phones in the room.

Room Tip: The rooms orientend on the courtyard were very calm but a little darker. I did not use rooms facing...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The staff went out of their way to be helpful. They complied with all requests couldn't fault them. They washed baby feeing equipment in the dishwasher. The wifi was the only issue it was slow, but this was not a real problem for us but maybe for business users. The room we had was a junior suite it was huge and accommodated 4 adults and a baby.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We arrived in Florence on the train after a day of travel from America and Europe. The welcome from the staff and the accommodations made the day long travels a memory. Loved our stay, location,staff. The only downside was lack of a shower curtain, but the tub/shower combo was large enough to not get floor too wet

Room Tip: Room 116 was great. Could use a shower curtain
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The location of this hotel is very good, near to meeting areas of tours. It is about 15 minutes walk max to the train station which is about 5 minutes taxi ride. Down the street of the hotel there is a mart which sells whatever you need. There is also a nice restaurant one or two shops away from the mart which makes delicious italian food.

The hotel rooms are vintage styled so some may find it "old" but it is ok and rather spacious. The toilet is clean. Do remember to close the windows if not the air conditioning won't work. If your aircon has any problem just call the helpdesk they are very helpful. However the internet is not good always get disconnected. You may need other means if u need wifi access all the time. The breakfast spread is not bad.

Some rooms does not have lift landing but the hotel staff can help with the luggages so it is ok. It is also quiet at night so manage to get peaceful sleep which is good.

I received a welcome email from the hotel staff before i flew to italy which is sweet. Although there is some hiccups during the stay, the receptionist was quick to settle the issues and are helpful. So all in all pretty ok. Best part is its location as it is less than 5 mins walk to the duomo and the academia gallery which is awesome.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed in the apartment for a week in July. Very spacious two bedroom, two bath (and I believe a sleeper sofa in the den but we didn't need it) with a large den/dinning area and kitchen. A/C worked great as did the washer/dryer combo. Hotel is located very close to everything but on a quite street. Grocery store a few doors down for any staples you might need. Staff was very courteous and helpful, rooms clean, breakfast delicious. A lot of European charm which we enjoy when we travel. Bar is delightful with a fabulous house wine! Look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Il Guelfo Bianco is a delightful old world hotel with all modern amenities and excellent customer service. My daughter and I stayed in a huge room with an ornately carved open beam ceiling, which also had a large, clean, fully modern, beautifully tiled bathroom with walk-in shower and hairdryer. What was essentially a fifteenth century room was fully equipped with a multi-outlet charging station, very well stocked mini fridge, room safe, and wifi (which was admittedly a bit slow at times).

Although it was in the heart of Florence, it was extraordinarily quiet. Our room overlooked a courtyard and, even with our window open, the only sounds were when other guests were talking outside on their balcony. Be warned, we could hear every word in the otherwise silent evening.

Breakfast was included and, as others have mentioned, it was very high quality with excellent coffee, pastries, fresh fruit, bruschetta, cheeses, cold meats, granola, yogurt, etc. all served with the most delightful attitude by the nicest kitchen and wait staff. This must be a wonderful place to work because I have never seen such a happy and friendly group of hotel employees. Almost without exception, they were welcoming and charming and nothing was too much trouble for them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place and would love to come back one day.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My son and I stayed at this hotel in mid June and would highly recommend it. First off, the location is outstanding - at walking distance to most main attractions. Second the room was great - it was large, had a very good bath tub (a boon after the long walks during sight-seeing), was very quiet and was comfortable in every way . The multi-prong charger in the room was a great touch and very useful. Breakfast was simple but very good, with excellent coffee and hot chocolate. The best was our experience with Francesco who was super helpful every time we interacted with on advice on sightseeing, bookings at museums, restaurant recommendations and bookings, travel bookings etc. The only issue we had was with the night person at the front desk who was quite rude and not very helpful. But that was an aberration. We would easily rate Il Guelfo as the best accommodation we had in our Italy trip out of 4 places, all of which were highly rated by tripadvsior and other sites.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#7 Family Hotel in Florence
#14 Business Hotel in Florence
#18 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Guelfo Bianco 3*
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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