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Hotel Davanzati
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Porta Rossa no 5, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 460 Hotels in Florence
aberdeen, scotland
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Perfect city centre hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We have just returned from a superb trip 5 day trip to Florence, staying at the Hotel Davanzati. The manner in which the owner Fabrizio looks after his guests is second to none, and he ensures that every detail is taken care of, which allows you to make the most of your holiday. A plentiful continental breakfast is offered in the dining area, which also doubles as the setting for the delightful complimentary happy hour between 6.30 and 7.30, with Chianti, Prosecco and snacks offered to the guests, which is very welcoming after a day's sightseeing.
The airline lost our luggage, and Fabrizio continually called the airport until it was eventually delivered to the hotel, an example of going the extra mile.
He was always happy to recommend restaurants, when asked, and even called to make the reservations for us, which is essential, because there were times when customers without reservations were being turned away.
We used the airport transfer service offered and it was certainly a new experience when their stretch limo picked us up on arrival, with complimentary Prosecco and water.
The location of the hotel is perfect, and is central to everything, with the Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria all within a few minutes walk.
I certainly have no hesitation in recommending Hotel Davanzati when staying in Florence and would stay here again on any future visits.
Grazie Fabrizio

  • Stayed March 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I stayed at this Hotel last July and had one of my best experiences with a hotel. The owners are wonderful. I was able to arrange a couple of tours in advance through the hotel that turned out to be very good and they were extremely helpful with recommendations on what to do and where to go. Anytime we wanted something to eat, we would tell Fabricio what we were in the mood for and he would recommend 2-3 places within walking distance and then immediately call to make us a reservation. All of his selections were excellent. He also helped make train reservations when we were ready to leave. The rooms were a decent size for my wife and my 16 yr old son and it was very quiet at night. Breakfast buffet was filling and the free happy hour was a nice touch. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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potomac falls, va
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

From the moment we arrived, and for just one evening, the hotel was extremely helpful and accommodating. Our room for six was perfect...clean and all the amenities. I wish we could have stayed longer. The breakfast was delicious!! I look forward to another visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rockville Md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This was either our 3rd or 4th year at the Davanzati. This year my nephew came from Spain to spend the weekend with us. Although I mentioned this was a possibility when booking, we were unsure until last minute if it would happen because of Spanish airline strikes. Fabrizio decided our room - which would fit 3 - was a little too small and he (painstakenly, because they were so booked) rearranged everything by giving my nephew a separate single room for one night, then put all 3 of us in a much larger (and lovely!) room the next night. It meant moving, which we had no problem with, but they just couldn't be more accommodating to assure our comfort. We always recommend the hotel to friends and acquaintances with good reason. The location is perfect. The breakfast is terrific. The service and attention to our comfort is off-the-charts. We send our sincerest thanks to everyone - you are lovely, lovely people and we appreciate all of your kindness.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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londonderry, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This hotel is wonderful. The rooms and common area are clean and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The happy hour with free wine and snacks was a real treat and the breakfast was fantastic each morning. The hotel is near the train station and centrally located. The only potential downside to some, although not us, is that there are a number of stairs you must climb to access the hotel. When we return to Florence we will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This hotel is in a great central location for walking around Florence. Our room was a comfortable size and was very clean, as were the reception area and breakfast room. The breakfast selection was a little limited, but fresh and included the option of freshly made cappuccinos, espresso etc ... The only real negative or us was our room location, which meant it was very noisy, not from the street but from the hotel itself. It was the first room off reception and the breakfast area and became noisy from about 6.30am, so sleeping after that time was a little difficult .... But I guess someone has to get this room when a property is full. Great to have unlimited wifi for unlimited devices.

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  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Florence
#3 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#27 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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