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“Fantastico!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Davanzati
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Porta Rossa no 5, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 459 hotels in Florence
Stockton, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastico!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The staff of the Hotel Davanzati excel at service. Not only for visitors's needs at the hotel, but also for traveling in Florence and other parts of Italy. Fabrizio, his son Tommaso, and the rest of the family and staff at the hotel make you feel as frequent visitors. This was our first visit and we spent 7 wonderful nights at the hotel. Our room faced Via da Rossa and it was quiet. We are not city dwellers and were concerned that street noise would be an issue; it was not an issue. Restaurants recommended in writing or verbally by the staff were wonderful. We were especially please with La Bussalo just down the street. This hotel is great for families, young couples, and seniors (we are 62 traveling on our own). We highly recommended this hotel and the sister company ijustdrive.com.

Room Tip: This was our first stay and our room, 201, was spacious and quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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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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13 helpful votes 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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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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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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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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16 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Hotel Davanzati

Also Known As:
Davanzati Hotel Florence
Davanzati Hotel
Address: Via Porta Rossa no 5, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Florence
#20 Business Hotel in Florence
#30 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Davanzati 3*
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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