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Hotel Davanzati
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Porta Rossa no 5, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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“Perfect hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Hotel Davanzati is a gem. Nice free breakfast, free evening prosecco and snacks and a
location that can't be beat. The best thing about this hotel, though, is the staff. It's a family run place and they are very friendly and passionate about the quality of their establishment. It almost feels like you're a guest in their home. I heartily recommend this hotel.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed at Davanzati in 2005 and loved it, we had never stayed at a hotel before that felt so personal and welcoming, we fondly remembered the happy hour's delicious complimentary house wines and nibbles with the family owners.
We returned to Florence for the first time recently and booked to stay with the Davanzati.
A few days before we were due to arrive we emailed them to ask them to arrange dinner reservations and to book some museums and they replied immediately with concern that they could not find our booking.
It turned out they had a technical glitch, our room had been reallocated and they were now fully booked.
This would be reason for a negative review were it not for the way they handled this. They immediately emailed to say the mistake was theirs, not to worry in the least and that they would solve the issue. On arrival the owner Fabrizio apologised profusely and sincerely and explained what had happened. He then walked us around the corner to another hotel which he had booked for us to stay in and made sure we were checked in before leaving us there. It turned out that he had booked a hotel with a higher star rating, which had a view of the river and the bridges and it was obvious that it was not a freebie. Fabrizio also insisted we join them for the happy hour and had booked everything for us. While it was disappointing not to stay at Davanzati - it may not have had as high a star rating but it would be my preferred stay - this was a masterclass in putting a mistake right and genuinely caring about your customers.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed for three nights at the Davanzati in late September. It's absolutely beautiful! Fabrizio makes every guest feel welcomed and valued. The room was huge & elegantly decorated. Fabrizio recommended Girandi's restaurant - it was very good. Do try Giovanni's right down the street - we loved it so much we went two out of our three nights. Next time we go to Italy, I want to spend more time in Florence. It's so much cleaner and prettier than Rome! Of all the places we went, Florence & Venice were my favorites - also Orvieto - a quaint little village on top of a hill. The evening happy hour & breakfast at the Davanzati were top notch. Anyone who stays here will love it. The location is perfect - you can walk everywhere from this hotel. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary during our vacation. One evening we came back to our room & Fabrizo had given us a lovely bottle of wine with a nice card. This hotel was our favorite in our two week vacation in Italy. What a gem!!!

Room Tip: We traveled with a friend and both of our rooms were beautiful. I doubt there is a bad room.
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  • 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 November 16, 2012

I cannot say enough good things about Hotel Davanzati. I have stayed in many hotels around the world and the Davanzati is my favorite. My wife and I truly had the best vacation experience of our life when we stayed here.

The hotel is family owned, the location is perfect, and the rooms are very comfortable and modern. The breakfast is great, and the happy hour that they throw for the hotel guests every night is a wonderful way to relax after a long day of walking the city. But what makes a stay at the Davanzati so memorable and enjoyable is the hospitality of Fabrizio and Tommaso. The level of service they provide is better than we have ever experienced at any other hotel. They make you feel like family, and will help with any reservations or recommendations that you need during your stay. We would never have been able to enjoy Florence the way we did without their help.

If you are looking for a hotel to stay at in Florence, there is no reason to look any further. Hotel Davanzati really is as amazing as everyone says. This is the best hotel in Florence - I would never stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is the second time we've stayed at this lovely hotel, and I recommend it whole-heartedly. The location is great, but even more importantly, the staff is friendly and very helpful. Fabrizio made museum reservations for us, gave us recommendations for things to do, and quite nicely put up with our efforts to speak Italian. The breakfast is quite nice (especially the cappucino!) and they even have a happy hour for the guests. Great place!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

This was my favorite place to stay in our three city tour of Italy. The owner is so charming and helpful, and the same with the rest of the staff. We had a great room with a nice view and everything was very clean. They had great food in a complimentary breakfast and a complimentary happy hour as well. There was free wifi and even a laptop you could use in the room. I loved the part about the quest book that you could leave a note to fellow visitors!

It's only a five minute cab ride from the train station and a quick walk to the duomo. The David was only about a 15-20 minute walk.

There's a great restaurant across the street that the owner of Davanzati recommended. He also recommended another great restaurant across the bridge.

I will definitely stay here again the next time I'm in Florence.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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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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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:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#2 Family Hotel in Florence
#26 Business 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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