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“Excellent choice for small hotel in heart of Florence” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Davanzati
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Porta Rossa no 5, 50123 Florence, Italy (Duomo)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 463 Hotels in Florence
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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“Excellent choice for small hotel in heart of Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

A wonderful hotel at a perfect location, the Davanzati is ideal for anyone exploring Florence. The manager of this family operated hotel is Fabrizio who is incredibly efficient in responding to any questions or requests by phone or email and in person. He will set up great tours, arrange for tickets to popular attractions, make restaurant reservations and offer a wide array of suggested excursions through their sister company ijustdrive. The hotel incorporates the historical building with updated facilities. The full breakfast is delicious and the evening wine is most enjoyable. You have plenty of opportunities to share experiences with fellow quests. Being small in this case is an advantage because of the outstanding personal service and willingness to assist in any way possible. No doubt deserves its high ratings.

Room Tip: if regular rooms not available,even the smaller are well equiped and offer great value
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clio, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This place was great. There is the father; a totally charming and lovely older gentleman who clearly loves his hotel and customers. Then there is the son who is attentive, funny, efficient, highly professional, very bright and knows how to manage his hotel from top to bottom, AND who provides excellent customer service.

Then there is the grandson. He is way too familiar and casual toward customers, is sloppy in appearance, and is a poor representative of this otherwise lovely hotel. His customer service is mostly comprised of a big, bright smile and a "how you doing." Really? When I'm paying €200/night and dress nicely for breakfast and evening happy hour, I don't want to be greeted at the front desk by a dude in jeans and T-shirt. This is the only reason I have rated service anything but excellent.

Hotel Davanzati deserves 5 dots, except for this flaw.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Really enjoyed my stay. Friendly staff, nice room, GREAT location. Will be staying there again when I return to Florence. I didn't eat there, but the breakfast looked good. The stairs are not an issue. Walking distance to everything in the heart of the city. They recommended 2 great restaurants (and made the reservations).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Charming family run hotel right in the heart of Florence. I wholeheartedly second the comments regarding the quaintness of the family-run hotel. Lovely breakfast and happy hour, as well as spacious room are a delight.
All questions and requests were received with a huge smilie and efficiently provided.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Loved the rooms and the quaintness of this hotel. The evening happy hour was fun. Got to meet other travelers and share their experiences. The family who run this hotel are three generations. Each one of them delightful, helpful, and most of all welcoming. Would most definitely stay again, so that mean would highly recommend them. Fabulous stay. Loved it

  • 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 October 29, 2012

Decided to book this hotel after reading so many good reviews. It did not disappoint, we had a very comfortable clean room with lovely comfy beds. A very adequate breakfast and a generous happy hour. Staff were so very friendly and helpful wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone, great location as well.

Room Tip: We chose a large standard double which gave plenty of space
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, WA
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Loved this place. My husband and I and our two teenage sons stayed here recently for 4 nights. Well worth it for the location, so close to everything. Had two sunny days, and two rainy days. Perfect for both. Room was big enough for us to lounge around watching one of the 100s of movies (all our favorites) with regular forays out for gelato and pizza. Our walking tour started next door at the Palazzo Davanzati (very convenient). And best of all Fabrizio gave the best restaurant reccomendations !! My husband and I had soom fantastic meals. Breakfast was lovely, nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 Davanzati

Address: Via Porta Rossa no 5, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Florence
#5 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#37 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Davanzati 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is situated in an ancient (1400) typical Florentine building, right next to the Museo of Palazzo Davanzati, in Florence historical center. After very accurate restoration, Davanzati Hotel opens its rooms once again: with original Tuscan furnishing and with all the comforts. The hotel counts 21 rooms: 14 doubles, 4 single rooms, 3 suites equipped with: Air conditioning, Minibar, Sat - TV, Built-in safe, Telephone, High speed Internet connection. Also in the lobby/reception and the breakfast room (which are hot spots with free wireless internet access), there are 2 computers for free use always connected to the web. ... more   less 
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