I was hesitant about staying here as the second most mentioned fact is the stairs and having knee problems it was certainly good to know about this. But my major consideration was a central location and there being free WIFI available in the rooms. This is what swayed me to eventually opt to stay here. I had already stayed in another hotel in the city where wifi was only available in the lounge and there were always problems getting connected - and staying connected was another issue.
What an excellent decision it was to stay at Hoptel Davanzati. The stairs are not as bad as they are made out to be. I coped quite easily with them, but then I am not on crutches or using a stick to get along! This as a gem of a place and its location makes up for any shortcomings you may read about in other reviews. The hotel is perfectly situated in the historical area of Florence and is a short walk to all the main attractions one should see on a visit to the most beautiful city in all of Italy. The main shopping street is a two minute stroll away and the area has numerous excellent restaurants in close proximity.
The "happy hour" tradition is a great idea, especially for solo travellers. I met a lovely family from the US over drinks and we enjoyed meeting up each evening to share our stories of the day's activities.
Would I return? Most definitely!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Davanzati Hotel Florence