Read several reviews before booking this hotel for our 2-night stay in Florence for our honeymoon. The front desk staff was pretty friendly. The first woman that greeted us didn't speak much English, but she helped us get situated for our short stay. The room itself was kind of tiny. Had to push 2 double beds together to make a full size. The bathroom was a bit tight on space and the shower leaked. Very strange shower door and shower head arrangement. Not a big deal, just more of a nuisance. Breakfast was included. Pretty basic selection, but served it's purpose. Overall, I would recommend this hotel if you're looking for a short stay (3 days or less) and one that's close to the train station, but in somewhat close proximity to the main attractions (i.e. The Duomo).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Porta Faenza is situated in Via Faenza - one of the earliest medieval streets in Florence - near Porta Faenza, a gate in the fifteenth-century city walls. It was created in 1997 through the restoration and conversion of Palazzo Pegna, the old residence of a family of merchants, whose original structure has been kept intact. Porta Faenza was part of the city walls and was situated at the end of what is up till now called Via Faenza. It has been so called not for being placed towards the town in Emilia, but from the name of the Nuns from Faenza, who had their convent in the neighbourhood once. Between 1534 and 1537 Porta Faenza was joined to the Fortezza da Basso without being demolished: by watching attentively you can still distinguish its squared profile in the central bastion towards the city or its arch from the inside of the fortress. The Hotel will make you savour the warm atmosphere of the old-time Florentine houses: the tile floor, the exposed beams, the old tools scattered everywhere, together with all the comforts will make it your ideal home in the old Florence. The Hotel Porta Faenza is centrally located, very close to the main railway station (Santa Maria Novella), to Palazzo dei Congressi (the Conference Centre) and to the Fortezza da Basso. The most interesting monuments and museums in Florence are within easy walking distance. For being situated in a pedestrian precinct, the Hotel is a quiet and pleasant place, the ideal point of departure for you to discover Florence and its artistic and cultural life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Porta Faenza Florence
- Porta Faenza Hotel Florence