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Hotel Giglio
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Cavour 85, 50129 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #52 of 461 hotels in Florence
San Diego, California
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5 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very friendly, well-located hotel.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I stayed at the hotel for 8 nights in October while I was a visiting scholar at the European University Institute. The hotel was lovely. My room was very cozy and had a nice view of the rooftop garden across the street. The staff was extraordinarily friendly and helpful, from providing me with ice packs for my sprained knee to helping me reschedule my travel to get around a train strike. Breakfast was lovely and I looked forward each morning to a great cup of cappuccino. I liked the fact that I was only a 10 minute walk from the Duomo for my sightseeing but at the same time was on a quiet street away from most of the tourist crowds.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely stay here for 3 nights. We were offered coffee during check-in, which was a nice touch! The room was comfortable with air con which actually works (coming from Scotland it was still pretty warm in October for us!!) An issue with our toilet flushing continuously was attended to immediately when reported. We were accompanied to the train station following check out to be shown the fastest route, which was above and beyond what I have experienced at any other hotel. When you leave the hotel, you only have to walk for about 8 minutes in a straight line to reach the duomo. Having stayed in other areas of Florence previously, I would say that Hotel Giglio offers the best value for money in terms of service and location in the city. I'd definitely stay again!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This hotel was great- you could not ask for better service. One morning the proprietor took us to the train station instead of us having to call a cab. Every morning Marco would ask where we were visiting and would offer suggestions, all of which turned out to be very helpful and spot on! He clued us in to a great neighborhood for local restaurants, and we had great meals every night. I would absolutely stay there again. Not to mention, a good location - close to the attactions, but just far enough way to not be crazy crowded.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in October. Rooms are nice although a little dark. Very friendly and helpful staff and fantastic location. Breakfast had a good choice of cereals, pastries etc and great coffee.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The hotel is nice enough but just a block or two too far from the sights. Given how expensive Florence tends to be, this hotel provides good value. The breakfast is good and the staff great. They gave some nice restaurant recommendations as well. Try to get a room with a terrace!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gibsons, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Loved this hotel. Staff was great! We came in wet and got settled in our room and went to the lobby to use our computers and relax there. We got tea offered and not expected! They could not be more helpful with anything we asked. It was close to restaurants and we found the night market near bye too! I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were a group of 5 ladies with a load of luggage, and on arrival had some concern about getting it up to the 2nd floor lobby. However staffers immediately came to our aid, and that was only the beginning. This performance was repeated the following week on our return visit, and additionally they provided translation, had the splendid breakfast out in advance for our early departure, and even brought us coffee hours before check in, while stowing our baggage during that time. Our rooms on both visits, (not the same ones), although not luxurious, were quiet, comfortable, and spotlessly clean. The baths were large, and functioned perfectly, with plenty of hot water. The location was convenient, and we had no difficulty in walking to good restaurants and shopping. This will always be my first choice when visiting Florence.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Additional Information about Hotel Giglio

Address: Via Cavour 85, 50129 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Florence
#49 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Giglio 3*
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